‘Tales of the Gold Monkey’ coming to DVD in June!

Aviation! Romance! Adventure! Leather jackets! Alcoholism as an adorable character flaw! Fun for all!

It lasted only one season on ABC in 1982-3, but Tales of the Gold Monkey has stuck in my brain as one of the predominant inspirations of the television of my childhood. Because it was a cash-in of the box office megahit of the previous year, Raiders of the Lost Ark, which looms even larger among my formative influences. And now the complete series will finally be released on Region 1 DVD by Shout! Factory on June 8. (Some used joint Region 2/Region 4 copies are available from third-party sellers on Amazon U.K. It was apparently released in this format last November, but it’s odd that no new copies are available.)

Now someone needs to release Bring ’Em Back Alive, and I can die happy.

This has been your OMG Thought for the Day.

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