Old Nova tape with coasters

Friday, January 23, 2004 1:39 PM
I heard of an old Nova tape back from the early 90s that featured the construction and oppening of Drachen fire and a bunch of other coasters. Does anyone know the name of this series or the date? Im trying to find it at libraries, but there are hundreds of nova tapes.
Friday, January 23, 2004 1:54 PM
Is this episode the right one?

Friday, January 23, 2004 1:56 PM
Yes, I think it is. Its says it was originally broadcasted in 93, which seems right for the openning of Drachen Fire. Thanks.
Friday, January 23, 2004 2:00 PM
Im going to bedford minuteman library!
Friday, January 23, 2004 2:02 PM
Just for the record I went to google and searched for:

nova roller coaster pbs

It was the very first site on the results list.

Now you have me wanting to see it. It'd be interesting - especially being 10 years old.

Friday, January 23, 2004 2:06 PM
lol. Ya, some of the coasters on it should be good, but Im OBSESSED with drachen fire, so its a must have for me.
Friday, January 23, 2004 2:12 PM
I taped this show off of my local PBS station way back in 1993 and it's definitely a great tape. I hadn't seen it in years and this thread made me pull it back out and watch. There's great Drachen Fire footage from concept to build to opening.
Friday, January 23, 2004 2:14 PM
All these great memories and all for all of you great folks just because I had a simply question. Its so great to see.
Friday, January 23, 2004 2:16 PM
So true. You'll surely want to get this tape, especially for the DF footage!
Friday, January 23, 2004 2:23 PM
Im sitting here right now figuring out a time to go pick it up from the library and copy the VHS. That way I can get the VHS converted to DVD at my school.

Friday, January 23, 2004 3:02 PM
Was this the episode that had Dana Carvey hosting the grand opening?
Friday, January 23, 2004 3:07 PM
Yes, the video shows him at the opening of Drachen Fire.
Friday, January 23, 2004 3:16 PM
Yep... doing his Hans and Franz impression.

It's a good episode with great footage of Drachen Fire. Although, as shows from the early 90's invariably did, they focus a little too much on motion simulator/virtual reality rides as "the future of thrill rides."

Friday, January 23, 2004 3:24 PM
You know it's always fun from time to time (especially this time of year) to go back and look at your video library and pull out stuff you filmed or taped from years ago. It definitely gives you a perspective of how quickly things change and/or become dated.

Wood - anything else is an imitation

Friday, January 23, 2004 3:57 PM
Man, am I grateful for Al Gore and that thing called the 'internet.' One minute, I'm minding my own business, the next minute I've ordered a video that I never knew existed that features one of my favorite coasters. :)

-Vater, who isn't really grateful for Al Gore.

Friday, January 23, 2004 4:05 PM
PBS is going to wonder why they're getting all these orders for this video all of a sudden. :)

Too bad this isn't available on DVD - I don't even have a VCR anywhere but the bedroom anymore.

Friday, January 23, 2004 4:29 PM
Ahh, but what better place to watch video about roller coasters? :)
Friday, January 23, 2004 4:31 PM
...and that one's just for "home movies"...

Anywho, the only reason I could see for that is that they're simply selling off the stock that they have and not producing any more. There's probably not a whole lot of demand for a 10 year old Nova episode.

(I actually just clicked on this link to see what the hell a cassette out of an old Chevy Nova had to do with anything.)

Friday, January 23, 2004 6:01 PM

Ahh, but what better place to watch video about roller coasters?

Very true! Well I guess that depends! I know that when I'm watching a coaster video in my room I jump up & down on my bed to try to get the feeling of airtime! It dosen't work but I do black out alot but that probably has something to do with my hitting my head on the ceiling. ;)

Friday, January 23, 2004 10:34 PM
Im probably gonna order it. I was thinking about getting it from my library and copying it, but why not just buy it. Are some you of you guys really buying this also. Thats just so funny. If it wasn't for the internet, life would be so dull.

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