Prolific B-movie producer Charles Band was one of the first movie moguls to focus on the straight-to-video marketplace for feature films back in the 1970s, and so deserves some consolation credit for at least trying to do something different with the field in his JOSH KIRBY...TIME WARRIOR!
series. Six interlinked direct-to-tape movies, aimed at youngsters, released from 1995-96, JOSH KIRBY was supposed to revise the cliffhanger serials of yesteryear. The series ends up being a clunky reinvention of the TV show (the medium which, after all, made film serials obsolete), complete with
highlights-from-today's-episode teasers that give away most of the plot in advance.<...