The fans won, and the Series finally got released onto DVD for our pleasure! Special thanks to WB and Mike Carlin for making all of this possible. What has been written below is simply archived so that we can remember that we CAN do it...and we did!! Ilya Salkind stated to me that the series would never get released on Blu-ray and should not, because the image won't hold up well on Blu-ray. It would if we had a transfer straight from 35mm, the original format. But we got DVD, and we are good with that. Unless ... you never know....
To sign the Official Superboy Theater DVD Campaign Petition simply go to ipetitions.com. Or visit: http://ipetitions.com/petition/superboytvseries . Sign the petition and let your voice be heard so that we can bring season 2, 3 and 4 of Superboy to DVD. There is also another online petition that you can fill out below.
You can sign more than one petition. Doug Chambers of DMWC started the first online petition and it has accumulated over 2,150 petitions!
ONLINE PETITION TO WB TO GET THE SUPERBOY SERIES RELEASED TO DVD
CLICK HERE AND SUPPORT THE DVD CAMPAIGN FOR SUPERBOY THE TV SERIES
Warner Brothers has released only season one of Superboy the TV Series on DVD which starred John Haymes Newton as Superboy (the first Superboy). In order for fans and future generations of Superman fans to enjoy the series the campaign needs petitioners. With any luck, the remaining three seasons with complete extras (like audio commentaries and docu-interviews) will be released. View the Official Superboy Theater campaign ad here.
Like season 1 had been, seasons 2, 3 and 4 master tapes are high-end VHS quality. The original footage of the series that was shot on video and 35mm was, unfortunately, completely destroyed by Paramount which had owned Viacom. However, the VHS footage was enhanced by modern day color correction techniques and digital repair. That is actually what we see on the season 1 DVD release of Superboy the TV Series. So season 2, 3 and 4 will also need color correction and digital repair where necessary, something that Warner Brothers will need to be convinced to do.
To quote Perry White from Superman, the Superboy series should be preserved like a natural resource. It is a part of Superman television history. Gerard Christopher owns the master tapes to the following three seasons, and DVD transfers of the master tapes as well, so it is ready to go whenever Warner Brothers gives the ok.