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Vegas The First Season Volume Two (1979/CBS DVD)

 

Picture: C+ Sound: C+ Extras: C Episodes: B-

 

 

Continuing it big debut, Vega$ continued the winning streaks of ABC and Aaron Spelling. We covered the first half of this debut season and discussed the series at this link:

 

http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/9226/Vega$+%E2%80%93+The+First+Seas

 

 

Stars who were not showing up in cameos as themselves include Lynda Day George, Christopher George, Red Buttons, Pamelyn Ferdin, Randolph Mantooth, Mamie Van Doren, Dawn Wells, Pamela Hensley, John Larch, Murray Matheson, George Takei, Michael Conrad, Clifton Davis, Jill Haworth, Robert Loggia, Don Gordon, Julie Harris, Ken Curtis, Keye Luke, Joan Van Ark, Ned Glass, John Rubenstein, R.G. Armstrong, John Fiedler, William Smith, Vivian Blame, Jo Ann Harris, Adam West, Heather Menzies, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Jeffreys, Woodrow Parfrey, Louise Sorel, Paul Mantee, Alan Oppenheimer, John Randolph, Norman Alden, Wlifrid Hyde-White, Jason Wingreen, Kenneth Tobey, Michael Ansara, Victor Campos, Kim Cattrall and Tom Urich.

 

Tony Curtis could still be see in the opening credits, but did not appear in all of the remaining shows for whatever reason. I also wanted to acknowledge how good the great character actress Naomi Stevens was in the show, often underrated in her work here when she showed up. The show was just fine and at least as good as the Las Vegas series with James Caan. We still recommend you start with the first set.

 

The 1.33 x 1 full frame image and Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono are just as good as the previous set, looking and sounding about as good as the show is going to until it comes out on Blu-ray a little while or so down the line. Promos for each episode are the only extras, but the next upcoming DVD sets ought to offer more.

 

 

- Nicholas Sheffo


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