Time-Life is releasing on November 15 all 138 episodes of the original Get Smart series on a 25 DVD set. The set also features nine hours of bonus features, including bloopers, interviews, and commentaries.
The five seasons of the 1965-1970 series will later be sold separately, which is the reverse of the normal trend. The marketing move is apparently a concession to fan complaints about buying a television series season by season only to find out at the end that a special boxed set of all seasons will then be available with extras.
Initially, the set will only be available through Time-Life’s site or ordering by phone through television commercials. The set will hit retail stores Fall 2007.
Get Smart starred Don Adams as Agent 86 (Maxwell Smart) and Barbara Feldon as Agent 99.