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This was an incredible show that I've long treasured. I first saw it back in the summer of 1995 when it was airing on the Family Channel (as it was known then. It later became Fox Family and then ABC Family) on weekday afternoons. In addition to warmly felt episode plots with humane meaning, and superb acting by each of the stars the opening introduction theme to (which remained the same throughout the show's one season) series was perhaps the most touching of any TV theme I've had the experience of observing or learning of to date! Hopefully the show will be released on DVD sometime and then you'll see exactly what I mean (or you could go to the website Youtube right now and search for it). I don't know if I saw the entire series that summer but since it only lasted for 1 season I can be sure I think that I saw MOST of the episodes which had been made 6 years prior. I guess if it ever airs again on television or it gets released on DVD or VHS then I will then have the chance to see any episodes I happened to miss. In regard to the storyline of the series I don't want to spoil anything for you but I remember at least 1 episode that was surreal enough that it transcended the limits of reality as we (or at least those of us grown-up) have come to know it!The following fall was apparently to be the time of the tragic death of Christopher Stone; one of the stars of The New Lassie. So anyway that is my fond memory of The New Lassie and let's try not to keep this phenomenal show away much longer from this moment forward!
I remember watching this version when it came on in syndication. At least it was in color, so you could see how beautiful the collie was. If my memory serves me correctly, I seem to recall Leonardo (he had to have been 12 or 13) guest starring as one of Will Nipper's friends.
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