Here is the
Ninth episode of Twenty-Two
for the classic TV series

ΓÇ£StarmanΓÇ¥
(1986-7)

<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090527/>
<http://www.tv.com/shows/starman/>


Synopsis of this episode from TV.com:

Episode 09 ΓÇö ΓÇ£SocietyΓÇÖs PetΓÇ¥

*** ¡¡¡SPOILERS!!! ***

Paul takes Scott to see his fosterΓÇôfatherΓÇÖs sister, a wealthy widow who has a $10,000 inheritance for the boy.  But she wants to gain custody of Scott for herself, even if this requires betraying Paul to his pursuers.

(Written by unknown with minor modification by me-ΓÇ£*ΓÇ¥)

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Source:	official NTSC DVD9
Ripper:	MakeMKV v1.7.4 (100% pass-thru mode; see below for specs)
Device:	Pioneer BDR-203 v1.13 via usb2
 and/or internal Matshita UJ-85J vFCQA (with region-free patch available at <http://rpc1.org/>)

Splitter:	GNU CoreUtils v8.16+ ΓÇÿsplitΓÇÖ <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
PAR2 generator:	par2 command line v0.5.4 <http://github.com/BlackIkeEagle/par2cmdline/> <http://parchive.sourceforge.net/>


The DVD seemingly has no captions available, nor chapter marks, nor much else.

Playback has been checked with VLC v2.1-git <http://nightly.videolan.org/>, MPlayer <http://www.mplayerhq.hu> (with many requisite projects), QuickTime and Streamclip-v1.9.3b7 <http://www.squared5.com/> (with Perian-v1.2.3 plugin <http://perian.org/>), etc.
(I do not have a standalone player that supports matroska, sorry; suggestions welcome.)

Posted to GN using a muchΓÇôimproved updated custom version of ΓÇÿyenceeΓÇÖ v0.17 <http://sourceforge.net/projects/yencee/>.
Driven with ActivePerl v5.12.2 provided by <http://www.ActiveState.com/>.

I use bash shell scripts & math formulae I wrote myself.
Most openΓÇôsource code were lovingly compiled myself.

Use your favorite PAR2 utility to check & join all parts.
Around 5% par2 recovery blocks are provided; more can be generated & posted if needed.

This nfo doc is painstakingly handΓÇôcrafted with care, using TextWrangler v4.0.1 (build 3152) from <http://www.barebones.com/>.

[hope I have not forgotten anything <lol>]


Personal note:

This series has finally been officially released recently thru ΓÇ£On DemandΓÇ¥ ordering at <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007G8SEF2/> which is my source.

This is one of my favorite series.
The quintessential Alien FatherΓÇôSon family.  <w>

I will try uploading one episode per planetary rotation.
Maybe more, maybe less, we will see…
Please be patient ΓÇö we do not have very fast pipes here.


Technical issues:

In 2009 and 2010 in other postings (see the sci-fi series ΓÇ£ThunderstoneΓÇ¥), I have explained why we do not post the whole DVD image nor as VOBs, and do not convert to inferior divx/xvid/avi or x264/mp4 formats, so I wonΓÇÖt waste time rehashing the reasons.  A lossless ripper is used here.


And finally:

Please find my ΓÇ£dvdΓÇôlistΓÇ¥ posted in a.f.t.i and elsewhere in recent months for other titles I have in possession.

To continue posting what I have, I need feedback from you leechers, please!  ;)


Enjoy
but
Remember to
BUY THE OFFICIAL DVD KITs!


Thank you.


:)


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Specs (from mediainfo-0.7.56):

General
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Format                                   : Matroska
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Duration                                 : 48mn 3s
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Encoded date                             : UTC 2012-05-22 12:05:44
Writing application                      : MakeMKV v1.7.4 darwin(x86-release)
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Video
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Audio
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Menu
00:00:00.000                             : en:Chapter 01

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