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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Happy Aviation Day 2015

Dean Fredericks about to take his first flight in a jet…for REAL! In a TF-102A two seat version of the F-102 All Weather Fighter. 1959.


Volume 3 + Slipcovers Pre-Orders & 
Disc 1 Replacements

I'm slowly but surely mailing out the pre-orders of Volume 3 and the slipcases...AND the Disc #1 replacements...please be patient.


From The Mailbag!

Here's some of the email and messages that have been coming in concerning V3:

July 29th: Woohoo! Shipping notice already! :-) THAT's worth a dollar.

Got it Saturday (August 1st)! Gonna start watching tonight...

Dan Ross

Picture sent by Dan Ross

Thanks John,

The slipcover makes a very nice presentation to the complete series.
Don't know how you got all three here in less than 2 days!! Good luck with your sales on this volume.


Hi John,

Thank you for your really rapid turnaround, I didn't even have a chance to anticipate it's arrival in the old Carly Simon tradition! The disc is swell, better than expected, with crisp, clean playback and excellent sound with dead-on EQ. I finished watching it yesterday and saw something in the episode "Room 313" that like the Loch Ness monster, I had long read about but never really expected to see: a 49-star US flag.

I also saw in "The Korea Story" an uncredited appearance by MiG ace "Jabby" Jabara! Even the commercials were entertaining, SCARY but entertaining.

The 3-disc DVD box looks terrific all filled up and looks great on the bookshelf in my clubhouse! Seriously though, I don't have the word to thank you for all of your incredibly fine, arduous work over many years; my "Steve Canyon Special Edition" dvd has a copyright date of 2007, so you have been at this forever and a day, I don't know what I'll do without you!

Thank you so, so MUCH, I wish you continued success and hope you'll find some more Milton Caniff-iana to tempt us with, you are the keeper of the flame!

All the BEST,

John Dacey 


Received Vol 3 a few days ago. Watched it yesterday (a marathon!). You did a fantastic job! Excellent quality and editing. Worth the wait.

Bill Dye


Just finished the first disc of Vol 3, which I got earlier in the week. THANK YOU so very much for hanging in there and delivering what I can only call a "gift" to all of us middle aged aviation nuts!

You've done a beautiful job. It really looks good and I think your efforts were very well spent.

Very best regards,

Chet Zaba

Dear John,

I received today the Steve Canyon Vol. 3 and Slipcase nicely packed and in mint conditions!!

I would like to express you my gratitude for doing so wonderful job restoring the Series and giving me the opportunity I waited for a half century to watch again the episode "Operation Intercept" the one I most remember from my childhood!

Congratulations for all your efforts in doing the task and surely the results are beyond all expectations!!

Thanks a lot!

I wish you all the best!

Your brazilian friend,

Flavio Azevedo Estrella

Hi John,

I received Vol.3 in the mail today. Boy,was I glad to see it. The airmen of America salutes you. You are to be commended  for resurrecting this lost film from the scrap heap of cinema history. 

Long may it live for future generations to cherish this film. Again thank you for having the patience and perseverance to see it through.

What an accomplishment this was.

Marion Ellard


What a great experience again.  It really brings back great memories growing up.

Enjoy the picture,
Photo snt by A.G. McCullough, Jr.

A.G. McCulloch, Jr.


I received my volume 3 DVD today and I want to personally thank you and everyone else who may have helped bring this project to fruition. I know it took longer than most people anticipated but I want you to know that the wait was worth it. My eldest son (who's going to be 32 this year) and I sat down and watched every episode of volume 1 & 2 together and enjoyed every one of them. I called him at work today to tell him volume 3 finally arrived and we're planning to watch them together on his next day off. He's as excited as I am and I know we'll share another father-son moment. Thank you for making that happen and thank you for all the sacrifices you've made personally to get these final episodes into our hands.

Cristopher Rottiers

Sorry about slow response.  Yes, my disc 1 has the flaw - 

If you need help with shipping cost for replacement disc, please let me know how to compensate. 

Thank you mucho! 


P.S. That Paypal mail thing for a buck was easy! 

Hi John,

Just received Steve Canyon volume three plus slipcase. No problems with the discs.
It’s nice to have them displayed in the slipcase.
Thanks again for your amazing effort in bringing this series to life in such pristine condition.
I commend you, as do all Steve Canyon fans!



Hello John,

I just tried my DVD and it has the problem.
If you could send me the replacement disc that would be great.
Please don’t rush, I understand what you are  doing and how you are doing it.

You are doing a great job!!!!!!!!!

All the very best

Glenn Cheney

I know this has been a long, difficult effort on your part. Thanks for
sticking with it, and for being proactive in taking care of a problem
with the final product.

Rich Hicks

Thanks for watching out for us! Now I am really ready to sit back and enjoy what I've waited so long for! Truly excited about watching the complete full season without interruption! By the way, kudos on the slip case.

Kindest Regards,

Chuck Wellman

Hi, John -

Wow, good timing there!  I finished disc one of volume 3 last night, and yes, "The Muller Story" freezes in mid-end credits (right after Dean Fredericks' name, sometimes at the Milt Caniff created box).  I ran it three times, tried fast forwarding but couldn't skip past it.  Never saw the rest of the credits nor the Chesterfield commercial.  Does this qualify me for a replacement disc, or should I try buffing the disc first?

FWIW the three volumes fit very neatly into that boxed set container, thanks!

Hope to view the other disc tonight or tomorrow depending upon family plans....

Glad To Be Of Service!

Greg Kelley

P.S. --  "Room 313" -- Roy Thinnes as a police marksman, toting a vintage Winchester (?!?) -- wow, man, way cool.  But why didn't Amanda Blake get any end credit notice?)

(John Ellis commenting: We don't know why Amanda Blake was not credited...I mentioned that she wasn't listed to Steve Canyon series Casting Director Gene Reynolds, his reply, "That's TERRIBLE!". Either he didn't recall or didn't want to say.


I have really been looking forward to receiving the DVDs. Even though I have been civil and not obnoxious, I have been anxious to get Volume 3. Watching Steve Canyon as a kid led me to join the Air Force. I enlisted in 1969 and retired in 1997 with 28 years active and reserve, including 2 tours in Vietnam. Thanks for all of your effort and suffering the slings and arrows of the uncivil. 

CMS Steve Pennington, USAF, (ret)

You must have broken into some Egyptian tomb to get the original film elements for this project. Even when you think you're finished a new curse is released to bring new despair your way.

My disk is fine and want to say thank you. 


Hang in there, find moments of happiness, and maybe that on easier projects :) 

Volume 3 looks great. The episodes I've watched are gorgeous. We've saving each episode as a special treat from John, trying to savor them one at a time.

James E. Biesterfeld


Received #3 last week on vacation and just a reviewed Disc 1 this evening. Muller story froze at 26/29 minutes but still watched the complete episode. Long road for you with your efforts to accomplish this tremendous task but "You the Man!!"

Alan Yacas

Hello Mr. Ellis,

An awesome Thank You goes out to you for your
understanding and efforts in bringing Grandpa some happiness. He has
completed season one and we will start season 2 probably tomorrow. If you
could have seen is expression when he opened the package you would have
shed a tear for sure... I really can't express the joy he displayed and the
energy he has shown while watching them. He even remembered certain parts
of a few before the scene showed... quite funny ! ... Hope he will make it
through all episodes as he now continues in the hospital.

Thank you thank you !! for all you have done in this situation.

I owe ya one !

Larry Adams

Thank you also for your working through this to it’s completion. It is really great to have all 3 volumes together and in their slipcase too. Every bit of your effort on this is greatly appreciated.

With the best to you always,

Bob Woodside

Hi John,

I checked Vol. 3, Disc 1 this morning as instructed and sure enough mine has the defect.
Disc freezes while credits are rolling and manufacturing flaw is visible on disc.

Thanks for all your effort in keeping Steve Canyon alive!!


Fred Eaton


Hi, John!

Wow!!!  The Vol 3 Steve Canyon is terrific!

And no problem with the end of disc 1.

And I saw my name in the ‘thank you’ section.  I am so proud.

Take care,

Jim Gaudet

Hi John,

 I almost hate to send you this, kind of like poking you in the eye after your fantastic efforts, but my disc 1 does indeed skip and freeze during the Chesterfield commercial. Closer inspection does show a small mark on the disc where your picture indicates.

 I’ve been watching these and savoring each like a fine wine. The quality is outstanding! I dare anyone to put a late 1950’s show on  DVD that comes anywhere close to the outstanding quality of your restoration. Thank you for such stellar detail and the ability to see these priceless gems again.
 On a different note, if the Steve Canyon hats are ever produced again, Please keep my name on a list, as I somehow missed the first run and would love to have one.

 Thanks again and sorry for the trouble.

 All my best,

 Keith Osteen

Steve Canyon now COMPLETE!! Thank you John Ellis!

Christian Bryan

Photo sent by Christian Bryan



 Egads! The forces of the universe must be against Steve Canyon on DVD!!!!  YES, I HAVE ONE OF THE DREADED FLAWED DISCS !  Yes, I need a replacement disc as soon as you can get to it.  Good thing the flaw was not on "INTERCEPT", or i'd be visiting you in person about this !

This must be the icing on the cake for you after all the efforts to get us a perfect product...and it is as near to perfect as a human can get!  Trust the technology to screw with us, every time!  Seriously, what I have seen is great...takes me right back to watching the episodes as a child! 

Again, my sincere thanks for doing this for all of us!  And congrats on such an EXCELLENT PRODUCT...even with the fickle finger(print) of Fate on that disc !!
I hope you have a calm and restful Autumn. I'd say "Fall" but why tempt fate ???

Bob Taylor

Most impressed with the image/sound quality of the episodes I've watched so far and would just like to say thankyou for all your work and to wish you well.

Kind Regards,

Chris Cunneen

Dear John!

My DVD is OK! The flaw is there, but not in the reflexive area of the disc. It is on the edge of the transparent area, next to the center hole-so, it plays normally! I tested it in 4 players(2 Blu-Ray’s).
Thank you for your attention and THANK YOU to bring me back so good memories of my youth! I watched the series in the early 60’s- I’m 58 now…
Forgive my poor English.
Best regards!

Jose Magri Junior

Volume 3 has arrived and is very well done. I went right to Operation Intercept which was the first television show I have a completely conscious memory of watching. The part when the camera zooms in on the frozen pilots has been a vivid memory from my childhood at age 6 years. 

I have been very skeptical after so many years, but am glad my cynicism has been proven wrong. I hope Mr. Ellis can soon rest and recover his health and sanity. Not the way I would run an airline, but it's moot now and the results are great. Thank you, Mr Ellis.

Allen Ditto

Love the new Volume 3, even with the minor glitch from the factory! Fwiw, you made the right decision to release Vol 3 now, even without the documentaries and other materials. Was better in my opinion to get Vol 3 out the door once and for all, than to never get it finished. If you are able one day to put another volume together containing the omitted documentaries and other materials, I'll gladly buy it from you. (Suggestion: don't advertise the new volume for sale until AFTER it's ready to go to the factory. That way, no appearance of broken promises, no undue pressure on you, no wise guys insulting you on the Internet, etc.) 

You are welcome to keep the extra buck I paid for the Speedy Ship. You've more than earned it! Thanks for everything you've done for us!

Jeff Schoen


Mr. Ellis (or John, if I may be so informal) I have never been so happy in my life, as I was when I received my copy of Volume 3, of the Steve Canyon series. My only complaint is that the episodes are too short! This series should have been a Sixty (60) Minute series. I guess its just that I can't get enough of this series. Why was NBC and ABC so stupid as to not renew this series for 5 or 6 more seasons!!!!????  To see my name on the credits as a contributor to bring Steve Canyon back to life on DVD has been more rewarding (to me) than any of the Roger Corman epics I ever worked on.

There will never, ever be anyone who could/can play Steve Canyon, better that Mr. Dean Fredricks.

Well, I just wanted you to know that you have done a thing that has brought so much pleasure to so many "Steve Canyon" fans. Now to put on the second disc of Volume 3 and relive my childhood. You know, when it was too cold, or snowy to play outside, my friends and cousin's played make-believe of last weeks episode of "Steve Canyon". Ahaaaa, what a wonderful era.  

God Bless you and your family,



Monday, August 17, 2015

SC V3 Is OUT!!! (and other news)...

(on July 28th 2015)!!! ...

…not all copies have been shipped yet. If you haven't received your pre-order yet, PLEASE BE PATIENT!  I've been going through the pre-orders and figuring out who got sent theirs and who is left (which is a lot of work) and also checking what is the most current address to ship to (which is also a lot of work). Our air conditioning quit the other day and since we've had a string of 104 degree days here and this is also slowing me down.

Operation Intercept

If you want to make sure you get it RIGHT AWAY (AND SENT TO THE CORRECT ADDRESS) PLEASE click the "Speedy Ship" for $1.00 in our "Caniff/Canyon Shoppe" on our blog…then I am CERTAIN the address for you is correct and can pay for that shipping label with just a couple of clicks! (Although two people didn't update their address on Paypal after moving and sent me frantic messages to change it before shipping. And OH YES we ARE getting RICH on the 66¢ of that buck that we end up with ;) that IS a joke…actually that 66¢ all goes into shipping all the pre-orders (and each domestic V3 w/slipcase costs $2.53 to send via USPS 1st Class Mail…each INTERNATIONAL package of same content costs $8.22 to ship!).

Please Note - This "SPEEDY-SHIP" button is ONLY for those that Pre-Ordered Volume 3 between 2009 and 2014!

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(click the above button to order SCV3+Slipcase Pre-Order Speedy Ship)

(And if you are broke or against giving me any more money, or don't trust Paypal or WHATEVER reason, just email me. be nice and tell me your tale of woe, and I'll refund the buck (at your request and AFTER SHIPPING) or we'll figure something else out. Again, it's NOT about the MONEY, it's the ease of getting your CORRECT SHIPPING INFO INTO THE SYSTEM (and saving my crippled hands from more typing)…it takes about 10 minutes to input each address manually for me, and I can really only manage about 16 or so packages that way per day. I've actually done about 120 in one DAY to speedy ship participants. Big difference there! :)

Replacement disc #1's from factory in paper sleeves…and sturdy disc shipping containers we are using. If you have reported a faulty disc #1, you WILL get one of these replacements in the regular mail within the next 3 weeks.


I need to hear from you soon as possible if your disc is faulty, you can easily email me by clicking here to let me know to send you a replacement. If that fails try this email link:

I started shipping out the replacement disc #1's today, am going to ship out 5 to 10 copies a day…I still am having stragglers report their faulty discs…so far about 75-ish bad discs to mail out…I have 200 from the factory in paper sleeves for that purpose…ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE REPORTED FAULTY DISC #1's  WILL GET A REPLACEMENT…just be patient, it may take a week or 3. The shipping schedule for these all depends on having money on hand from sales…and more painful typing in of addresses. Getting it done.



I have TEMPORARILY dropped the prices back to what they were for all our DVDs…this is all an experiment and I SUGGEST you order BEFORE I RAISE THE PRICES PERMANENTLY.


That's it for now...

I love hearing from those that got theirs and really appreciate the pictures many are sending of the slipcases, box sets and V3 in their homes…it really PEPS my day!

Friday, August 07, 2015


Those of you that have received Volume 3 at this point, could you please take a look at the end of disc 1, the last episode on the disc, THE MULLER STORY, and let it play past the end of the episode to the end of the disc, which ends with the rare-though-poor-quality Chesterfield commercial with Dean Fredericks, and report to me if it has any difficulty playing (freezing or skipping).

I'm aware of about a dozen discs with a visible flaw in the manufacturing, that freeze while playing near the end of the disc. The factory is making new copies for me to send out to replace flawed copies which I should receive today, along with guaranteed copies of the full Volume 3. From here on all copies I ship out should be flawless.

I need to know right away if YOURS needs to be replaced. Best way to determine is to watch and see if the last episode freezes. Here is what the defect looks like on the surface of two different copies:

Manufacturing flaws (dimples) on two different copies of disc 3
Something tiny, a foreign object got into the "stamper" (glass master) at some point when they were pressing the discs, and damaged some small amount of discs. 

I need to hear from you soon as possible if your disc is faulty, you can easily email me by clicking here to let me know to send you a replacement.

If you want to let me know yours is OK, because…well just because, you can easily email me by clicking here to let me know you are good to go!

I'll mail out the replacements soon after I get them from the factory, likely starting early this coming week. You'll hear from me.

Next bit of business...


OK, If you want your V3 as FAST as possible, do this:

SCV3 + Slipcase Pre-Order Speedy Ship

I've sent out about 1/3 of all the V3 pre-orders since July 28th (about 240 copies out of approximately 800 pre-orders purchased from Nov 2009 to January 2014)…over 200 of those went out SUPER-FAST because they used this to import their CORRECT shipping data into aypal so I could generate the paid shipping labels INSTANTLY…so far MANY happy recipients! So read on, and just DO IT!

NOTE if you type "REFUND ME" (in the Paypal order form "Instructions to merchant" ), then right after I generate your shipping label I'll gladly send your buck back!
(it's just NOT ABOUT THE BUCK, it's about the
ease and speed to get 

Sure, we CAN use the buck, but I realize some of you don't want to pay any more or…whatever...

Okay, SO you already pre-ordered Volume 3 (with the slipcase included) years ago, BUT you are worried it's going to take WEEKS to get it in the mail (because I have to laboriously type in all the details for each pre-order from long ago), BUT you don't want to order a 2nd copy just to get it fast…


You can click on the button below and for $1.00 send me an order that will automatically fill in your shipping instructions so I can ship with just a couple of clicks…this helps me, helps you, solves a problem for both of us. 

BE WARNED, your order will be checked against our MASTER LIST of who ACTUALLY pre-ordered, and if you aren't on that list, your $1.00 will be unceremoniously refunded. So this is again  ONLY for those that pre-ordered. hope this helps. (This has already come up several times today where people ordered just to get it fast, and I ended up refunding their money...this is a better solution).

Please Note - This button is ONLY for those that Pre-Ordered Volume 3 between 2009 and 2014!

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(click the above button to order SCV3+Slipcase Pre-Order Speedy Ship)


Sunday, August 02, 2015

V3 Shipping Update


Friday, July 21st, 167 packages + me ready to crawl into the car and head for the regional Post Office. 
Wednesday (7/29) I shipped out about 30 Vol. 3's with slipcases and I was horrified at how long it took to type/copy-paste the info in each order, and asked for help (on our blog, link below) with SCV3 + Slipcase Pre-Order Speedy Ship; Thursday about 40 V3's/slipcases went out as I was beginning to implement the speedy-ship plan; yesterday I shipped out 167 PACKAGES!!!! IT WORKS! (see pic!). (So exhausted I slept 9 hours following, haven't slept more than 4 hours per night in a LONG time!

At the Post Office…first load...they should have given me a bigger cart!
It pre-loads your shipping address and prints the shipping label with just a couple of clicks, in seconds!

Second load. Then home to collapse in a heap.
If you want your pre-orders in a timely manner, this works and I really appreciate it! It's a KINDNESS you can do that helps both you and me, as co-creators in getting these shipped. We only actually get 66¢ of the $1.00 paid. AND those that order Volume 3 NOW, anew (via ebay or our blog) are helping to fund the pre-order's shipping, NEW sales are the engine driving the shipping of the pre-orders…please help spread the word!! Amazon orders do help, but they only pay out every two weeks, not instant like Paypal does from orders here on our blog or Ebay.

I've added the link just below here, but you can also scroll down in this post where I've added the button for Speedy-ship for convenience.


Here's the VERY FIRST online review from fan Dennis Buchman on Facebook:
Got V3 this afternoon. Have not viewed all of the content yet. Did watch Operation Intercept, which brought back a lot...
Posted by Dennis Buchman on Saturday, August 1, 2015
TV Shows On DVD had this to say the other day:

Whoa! There's yet another TVSHOWSONDVD's update post today…thank you David Lambert!!!!
Posted by Steve Canyon on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

(click the above button to order SCV3+Slipcase Pre-Order Speedy Ship)

(NOTE: that if you are viewing this in an email you'll have to visit our website at for this button to work properly)

SCV3 + Slipcase Pre-Order Speedy Ship

Okay, SO you already pre-ordered Volume 3 (with the slipcase included) years ago, BUT you are worried it's going to take WEEKS to get it in the mail (because I have to laboriously type in all the details for each pre-order from long ago), BUT you don't want to order a 2nd copy just to get it fast…


You can click on the button above and for $1.00 send me an order that will automatically fill in your shipping instructions so I can ship with just a couple of clicks…this helps me, helps you, solves a problem for both of us. BE WARNED, your order will be checked against our MASTER LIST of who ACTUALLY pre-ordered, and if you aren't on that list, your $1.00 will be unceremoniously refunded. So this is again  ONLY for those that pre-ordered. hope this helps. (This has already come up several times today where people ordered just to get it fast, and I ended up refunding their money...this is a better solution).

NOTE ALSO that those that want to help out more (after clicking the above button) can change the number from 1 to however many dollars they wish to send…several people have done this already, so every bit helps get the packages out now and we are so appreciative!

No pressure, just saying.


Thanks everyone for all your kind, supportive and enthusiastic emails!
Watch for more updates here very soon!