I recently started to re-watch an old favorite, Daria, late at night on “the N.” I’m glad that I can see the shows again, because I always loved that series, but the episodes are often noticably chopped up, apparently edited for content that is considered too challenging for “the N’s” normal audience of prepubescents. OK, fine. Since I’d like to see the shows in their original form, I thought I’d look into seeing if the series is available on DVD. A brief web search showed that it’s not (except for one or both of the “movies”–really just extended episodes). I found a site dedicated to a mostly incoherent rant about this state of affairs, as well as a link to an online petition asking for the DVD release. I signed the petition, but I’m still a little hazy about what’s going on here.
In other words, does anyone know why MTV has not released this show on DVD? I was amazed that it had not already been released, because I thought pretty much everything gets shipped on DVD these days. What’s the big deal here? Any enlightening information will be welcome.