Now this is dedication.

It took me about a month and a half, but I finally managed to get all the episodes of American Gladiators that I taped off of “The New TNN” either burned to DVD or encoded to my external drive.

All 58 of them.

For those of you scoring at home, no, I don’t have a life.


10 thoughts on “Now this is dedication.

  1. vtown

    I love AG! Good going, 58 episodes!

    Don’t worry… I have all 42 episodes of “Strange Days at Blake Holsey High” on tape, and I’m sure I’ll get around to putting those on DVD soon…


  2. loogaroo

    I love AG!

    They show reruns of it on ESPN Classic… you lucky bastard.

    I would love to get my hands on some of the really old episodes from the Theismann-Adamle era. The last I’d seen of those shows was in about 1995, and I never had the foresight to tape them.

  3. loogaroo

    I would actually suggest an external hard drive over a DVD burner. It’s much cheaper and faster in the long run. Midway through my AG orgy, I went from burning to DVD to storing on the HD, and I got the fourth season episodes done in about half the time as the third season.

  4. thebossjustin

    That’s so awesome.

    In 10 years someone will be on their deathbed, and their last wish will be to see an episode of american gladiators. And you’ll give them a whole library, and their ghost will rest peacefully.

    Yes I’m being slightly fececious. I do think that’s badass and you should see if you can sell copies on eBay.

  5. loogaroo

    Well, that’s what I used to do too. The thing is, when you’re done editing down the episodes, the program needs to render them, and depending on the codec you use, it can take just as long to render the file as it would take to just play it in realtime.

    With a hard drive, that’s not such a big deal – just render the file, then throw it onto the hard drive when it’s done. But to put it on a DVD, the program will need extra time to format the file into a DVD image file, then it needs to actually burn the disc. And remember – if you were to insert the DVD into your computer, it’s going to look at the disc as a video DVD, not a data DVD. That means that if you wanted to pull an episode off a particular disc (for trading, perhaps), you’d pretty much have to patch in another DVD player and re-record it. Not only would that be a waste of time, but I’m not sure you wouldn’t lose some of the quality going through an analog connection like that.

  6. mmxfan

    American Gladiators

    Sadly, the Canadian counterpart of ESPN Classic is rerunning American Gladiators and not the American counterpart.

    Anyways, Good for you Tim. I hope you enjoy those eps of Gladiators.

  7. loogaroo

    Re: American Gladiators

    Sadly, the Canadian counterpart of ESPN Classic is rerunning American Gladiators and not the American counterpart.

    Yeah, I forgot to put the word “Canada” in front of ESPN Classic in the above comment. Believe me, if it were on some channel here in the states, I’d be all over it like white on rice.


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