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Sun, Aug 18, 2019 6:34 AM

What category do these images belong to

These, and several others, are categorized as still images and they obviously are not.  But I'm not sure what category they belong to. They aren't dvd covers, or at least I don't think they are. They look like some type of art work done by the studio, but I honestly am too ignorant of what's what to know. Help plz.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1466074/mediaviewer/rm2718589440
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1466074/mediaviewer/rm2064278016
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1466074/mediaviewer/rm2114609664

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a year ago

All 3 look like Posters to me.
Didn't know tv episodes got posters.
Publicity is my 2nd choice.
Wow, followed the arrows on one of them - looks like a lot of episodes have their own poster!

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I didn't either till tonite. I remember watching Columbo as a kid with my Mom who loved it, but beyond a few tv guide covers don't remember ever paying attn to stuff like that for any show.

It's also possible Peter Falk might have had something to do with them as well. He was a prolific artist. I remember going on a cruise many years ago where they had a self-portrait of him displayed (figured unlike a towel they'd care if I took it). He was a great actor.  If you've never seen Murder by Death it is worth a laugh with great actors.

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a year ago

can't find that, is it from wiki?
But also note its inconsistent wording:  "After the series ended, ABC kept Columbo in production and Falk starred in an additional 14 films before the network discontinued the series in 2003."
Terms mean a lot, and I guess time travel as well. So the series ended and then was discontinued again in 2003.  They also use the term "film" vs tv movie.
I looked for what imdb had for guidance and found only what I posted above.
As I said, I think until about 94 it was pretty consistent and this would include part of the time you're talking about.  I might agree on the post 94 because then there were few and sporadic, but is there more imdb guidance that I'm not seeing?

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If you look at earlier seasons of Columbo you'll see that there were 16 two-hour ep's mixed in.  I remember this fairly well, but for that show block they had varied the length from 90 to 120 minutes although I don't recall the specifics (just recall it impacted taking our dog outside and there weren't dvrs). That's why McMillan&Wife had 2 hr eps as well (don't recall any 2hr McCloud's though).
All Col's from 1989 to the end were 2 hours. But with 16 of the "original" ep's being 2 hrs kinda of makes it hard to use length alone as it would be misleading.
(In Mason's case I think all its ep's were 1 hour then there were all 2 hour movies, but have to say I wasn't a perry fan.)
Funny how life's data never securely fits into a database. But this does take me back. Remember when popcorn was popped on the stove-top vs the microwave, then we got the hot air thing. Memories.

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From that mystery page:
"Although the Mystery Movie series was cancelled at the end of the 1976–1977 season, NBC kept Columbo in production and a seventh season consisting of five films premiered on November 21, 1977. After the fifth film aired in May 1978, NBC cancelled Columbo as well."

Again they say films, but they were a mix of 90&120 minutes shows that I think safely can be considered part of the original series seasons.

I'm going to start a poll on whatever that website is to make sure all future tv shows fit imdb's database perfectly. lol