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Info & Help: looking for... W/O/C Prequel Trilogy TV Broadcasts Preservations
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2-Apr-2021, 8:23 AM

Good idea for a thread, an area not investigated. By this time the movies were premiering on pay tv so the WOC versions were not recorded and shared as often. This tread can be used to create a list of the general rebroadcast years/channel and with some research the premieres and other special broadcasts might come to light which might lead to someone saying, hey i’ve got that.

The FOX Premieres of two of the PT movies would start this off. Think i’ve got a poor VHS of TPM and AOTC which i’ve not digitized yet.

TPM Fox Premiere : Nov 25 : w/ R2-D2: Under the Dome
http://ncamftp.wgbh.org/ncam-old-site/about/news/pr_11202001.html

AOTC Fox Premiere Intro : ~2005 : w/ SW Connections (if i’m recalling right)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXlfOmb5CPE

https://www.tvobscurities.com/articles/starwars_tv/
Quote: "Over a decade later–on Sunday, November 25th, 2001–Fox premiered Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. The film ranked 17th for the week with a 9.8 rating and was seen by almost 18 million viewers [20], [21]. On Sunday, May 22nd, 2005, Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones was only able to draw roughly 8.5 million viewers [22].

Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith never aired on network TV. It made its basic cable premiere on Spike TV on Sunday, April 6th, 2008 on Spike."

Don’t recall finding any recordings of the Spike broadcasts as they aired. The basic cable channels did some themed bumpers at times so hopefully someone’s got a full recording somewhere.

Another possible WOC recording might have taken place when TNT/TBS did marathons. For example:
https://deadline.com/video/star-wars-jimy-kimmel-live-special-abc-marathon-tnt-ahead-of-the-rise-of-skywalker-bow/

Some OT.com threads:
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Spike-TV-buys-Saga-tv-rights/id/3483 (2005)
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Spike-TV-ROTJ-Summary/id/9231 (2008)
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/TV-Guide-info-about-OT-movies-on-Spike/id/12975 (2011)
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/TNT-Network-20-September-6-Star-Wars-Movies/id/51458 (2016)
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Any-Star-Wars-TV-stuff-coming-up/id/1977/page/1 (2005-2015)

I think going through video hosting sites like youtube might provide the best leads, beside WOC forums.