September 8, 1966 was a pretty big night of television for fans of the fantastic. NBC ran a sneak peek of several new shows a week prior to the formal premiere of the prime time season. At 7:30, Ron Ely
first swung on a vine across trees as Tarzan
while an hour later, Captain James T. Kirk confronted the Salt Vampire on the first airing of Star Trek
. While the latter has gone on to great international fame, the former series has always been somewhat eclipsed.
Warner Archive, bless their souls, has rectified that by releasing the complete first season of the two season series. You can find the first fifteen episodes on four discs comprising Tarzan
Season One, Volume One while the remaining sixteen episodes are available in the second volume. Warner has done a nice job cleaning the prints and the show looks pretty darn good.
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