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Another Annotated Episode on YouTube

This time it’s 1001- SOULTAKER.

Again, if they missed something, tell THEM in the comments on YouTube, not us.

5 Replies to “Another Annotated Episode on YouTube”

  1. Pete says:

    Freakin’ awesome! My night is set! :-)


  2. goalieboy82 says:

    would love them to do some the sandy frank “films”


  3. MattK says:

    YES! YES YES YES!!! I’ve a feeling they will eventually cover all episodes, but I hope the season 8 trifecta of Space Mutiny, Time Chasers, and Overdrawn at the Memory Bank comes sooner than later; I’m always looking for an excuse to rewatch those episodes.


  4. Herandar says:

    All of the episodes on YouTube? All of the public domain episodes maybe.

    Also worth noting that this video was uploaded in 1080p HD. Previous films were only 480.
    What would be neat was if they could include annotations as captions on future releases.


  5. Thad says:

    All of the episodes on YouTube? All of the public domain episodes maybe.

    Of the three episodes they’ve done so far, only one has been public domain (Manos).

    Just like releases on DVD, Vimeo, Hulu, etc., a movie doesn’t have to be public domain for them to release it — but if it’s not, they have to pay for the rights.

    I don’t have any inside knowledge about BBI and Shout’s agreements with the rightsholders, but I’m willing to bet it’s a flat annual fee and doesn’t have any kind of royalty or profit-sharing clause. If they’ve paid for the rights, they can do whatever they want with the episode without any additional pay to the rightsholder.

    At least, that would explain how they can put annotated versions of Mitchell and Soultaker up without charging anybody to watch them.

    I DO find it unlikely that every episode will get this treatment, because it’s time-consuming and there’s no profit. But public domain has nothing to do with it.


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