That's really how you would expect them to do it.
It's really weird that the British and French versions felt the need to re-invent the characters.
"A tinkering old man puttering around his shed? No. British kids won't understand that. Make it more relatable. Put it in a lighthouse!"
HBO sure has changed since they made Fraggle Rock.
If they made it today, it would have a lot more on-screen fucking.
Yeah, it's a bit unfair to single out Doctor Who. There's a lot of American shows from that era that are lost, too. And there was no reason to believe Doctor Who would be anything other than a completely forgettable sci-fi program with cardboard sets.
Fraggle Rock came out in the 80s, though! Home video was already a thing!
@Taweret According to the Muppet Wiki, the French and German ones have complete releases on DVD.
(Although they skipped a few episodes.)
It's just the brits who made episodes, and then lost them.
@Taweret I wonder if the French TV stations remembered to keep their tapes?
The tragic thing is that many of the UK episodes have been lost.
Most of them survive on fan-made VHS, but the broadcast quality masters were thrown out.
Between this an early-season Doctor Who, it seems like the Brits have a real problem with TV preservation.
@CobaltVelvet True democracy is only possible with ranked choice voting.
@Taweret Old school web forums have the best emoticons.
Here's the selection from the MuppetCentral.com forums :
The Statler and Waldorf ones would be the most valuable for me.
Really, it's their own fault for buying a house with a door-bell installed at toddler-height.
What did they THINK would happen?
@Taweret I love all Fraggles equally.
Just like Jim Henson taught us.
@Taweret There'd be more teeth.
@Taweret I don't see YOU holding the Sacred Chalice of Rixx!
@Taweret If I'd known we were going to have Wikipedia, I would have told my brain to prioritize differently.
@Taweret I dunno. That was ages ago.
My brain's entire storage capacity is taken up with pointless details of books and TV shows.
@Taweret I always assume that as a theater-goer I have a sacred duty to not make noise.
I feel attacked.
@Taweret You'd better not be being sarcastic! This is a great film and it's full of magic and whimsy.
And also podlings having their souls sucked out.
You can have both!