Posted by Lorren on September 24, 2010
CBS is finally releasing some of its old seasons of Survivor. I got an email in my inbox that CBS was going to release Survivor Africa and Survivor Marquesas. It’s been a long wait: Survivor Africa came out nine years ago. Marquesas was eight years ago.
I never saw Survivor Africa when it originally came out. Eventually, I downloaded a copy of all the episodes on IRC and saw them on my computer, but I never saw them on a full-size television set. I didn’t know why… I had seen Survivor Australia and really liked it. When I wrote my review of the show, I realized that it came out right after September 11, 2001. That fall, I remember going to work before the sun rose, and coming back home after it got dark. No wonder watching my favorite television show just slipped my mind.
Now you can see both Africa and Marquesas on DVD… or at least you can on October 5th, when it comes out. You can pre-order it now though. I’m short of money, so this will definitely be going on my Christmas list.
I’m not sure why CBS hasn’t done this earlier… or why they aren’t releasing Amazon or Thailand. These videos are print-on-demand, so they’re not costing CBS much to sell if nobody wants them… and I know that there are people out there that want them. I know that I would rather have a legitimate copy of the show than some .mp4 version that someone taped off the television and shared through IRC.