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.
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.
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."
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.
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. :)
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.)
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. ;)
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.