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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I get video tapes of Night Flight?
Q: Will Night Flight be released on video or DVD?
Q: I am trying to find information on something I saw on Night Flight?
Q: Which came first Night Flight or MTV?
Q: What happened to the show?
Q: How do I get USA to put Night Flight back on the air?
Q: Who was the girl with the sultry voice?
Q: Who created the show?
Q: When was the show on?
Q: When did the show first air?
Q: How long was it on the air?
Q: Was it in syndication?


Q: Where can I get video tapes of Night Flight?
A: The only way I know of is to trade videotapes with other people over the Internet. Here are some helpful links.
* Check the video trading page for available episodes.
* Browse the message board for users trading tapes.
* Search the web for trading pages with Night Flight episodes.
* Search Usenet for people trading Night Flight tapes.

Q: Will Night Flight be released on video or DVD?
A: Who knows but Dorian Shapiro, son of Night Flight creator Stuart Shapiro, has mentioned releasing a Best of Night Flight on DVD. You can contact him at sssstuart2000@aol.com. You could also try contacting Rhino Home Video to see if they would put out a series of Night Flight episodes. They have a toll free comment line as well as Dr. Rhino who answers questions about Rhino products.

Rhino Entertainment Company
10635 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025-4900
Phone: (310) 474-4778
Toll free comment line: 1-800-546-3670
Dr. Rhino: drrhino@rhino.com
www.rhino.com

People in charge of new releases:
Gary Stewart, Senior VP/A&R
James Austin, Senior Director of A&R/Special Projects
David McLees, A&R VP

It may be worth contacting places that archive old television shows and movies. Here are a few places that have major archives.

Museum of Television & Radio
465 N Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 786-1000

University California Los Angeles
Film and Television Archive
1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone: (310) 206 - 5388

University of Southern California
Cinema/Television Library
3550 University Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Phone: (213) 740 - 8906

And here's an interesting tidbit that may prove useful. Unapix International, a division of Unapix Entertainment a company that distributes TV shows to the home video market and broadcast stations, had a listing for a show called "Night Flight" in their Fall 1999 / Winter 2000 newsletter. It had 104 episodes, 1 hour long and listed Night Flight Productions, Inc. at the bottom. The web page is long gone but it was saved by the Internet Archive. You can see it here. Here's their contact information.

Unapix Entertainment, Inc.
200 Madison Avenue
24th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 252-7600
Fax: (212) 252-7630
Email: info@unapixent.com
www.unapixent.com

Q: I am trying to find information on something I saw on Night Flight?
A: You can try searching this site, or browse through the various pages, or you can ask a question on the message board.

Q: Which came first Night Flight or MTV?
A: Night Flight was first. Night Flight started airing in June of 1981 and MTV came 2 months later in August of 1981.

Q: What happened to the show?
A: USA's Up All Night starring Gilbert Gotfried replaced it in 1988.

Q: How do I get USA to put Night Flight back on the air?
A: Contact the network and ask them put the show on the air again.

USANetwork.com is operated by Universal Television Networks, part of the Universal Television Group (www.universalstudios.com), a division of Vivendi Universal Entertainment (VUE).

USA Networks Inc.
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Phone: (212) 413-5000

Email for TV specials: specials@usanetwork.com
Universal Studios feedback form

Q: Who was the girl with the sultry voice?
A: That was the Narrator, Pat Prescott. You can find more details as well as pictures on the Pat Prescott page.

Q: Who created the show?
A: Stuart Shapiro was the creator, director, and producer of Night Flight.

Q: When was the show on?
A: Well in my area it was on from 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM and then it repeated from 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM.

Q: When did the show first air?
A: The show first aired in June 1981.

Q: How long was it on the air?
A: The last airing of the original show was in late 1988.

Q: Was it in syndication?
A: Yes, the show was in syndication for about 5 years. Different states had either a 1 hour or 2 hour show on different days, some during the evening and some during the morning. In 1990 and 1991 new shows were being created with Pat Prescott as the narrator. From late 1991 to 1995 old shows were chopped up and a new host, Tom Juarez, was added. In 1995, distributor MG/Perin replaced the show with "Weird TV".

Q: Are we not men?
A: We are Devo.


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