The Waltons - Season 8

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Overview

Despite rumors that The Waltons would be canceled at the end of its seventh season, the series was back on the CBS docket for season eight in the fall of 1979. Although Richard Thomas had long since exited the role of John-Boy Walton, the character was revived during this season ever so gradually and carefully reported missing in action in WW2, John-Boy is rescued in a comatose state, remaining largely incommunicado throughout most of the year, the better to unveil a new actor, Robert Wightman, in the role. Also ...
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Overview

Despite rumors that The Waltons would be canceled at the end of its seventh season, the series was back on the CBS docket for season eight in the fall of 1979. Although Richard Thomas had long since exited the role of John-Boy Walton, the character was revived during this season ever so gradually and carefully reported missing in action in WW2, John-Boy is rescued in a comatose state, remaining largely incommunicado throughout most of the year, the better to unveil a new actor, Robert Wightman, in the role. Also returning after declaring her independence from the series is Michael Learned as John-Boy's mother Olivia, though only as a recurring rather than a regular character. Having contacted TB at the end of season seven, Olivia recovers sufficiently to return home, but only long enough to take a job as an army nurse, leaving her household responsibilities in the hands of her cousin Rose Burton Peggy Rea, who arrives at Walton Mountain with grandchildren Serena Martha Nix and Jeffrey Keith Mitchell in tow. Another cast addition takes place when Walton son Ben Eric Scott and his wife Cindy Leslie Winston have a baby daughter named Virginia. By season's end, the population in the Walton home continues to fluctuate, with all four of the Walton sons in one branch or other of the military. But with things moving so rapidly, the war should be over any minute now!
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Special Features

A Waltons Retrospective Special
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/6/2009
  • UPC: 883929051816
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 19:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,698

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- The Waltons
1. The Home Front, Part 1 [2:25]
1. The Home Front, Part 2 [14:02]
1. The Kinfolk [14:15]
1. The Diploma [17:05]
1. The Innocents [:44]
Disc #1, Side B -- The Waltons
1. The Starlet [2:15]
1. The Journal [14:15]
1. The Lost Sheep [10:46]
1. The Violated [7:06]
1. The Waiting [13:37]
Disc #2, Side A -- The Waltons
1. The Silver Wings [2:30]
1. The Wager [10:55]
1. The Spirit [8:11]
1. The Fastidious Wife [14:26]
1. The Unthinkable [11:59]
Disc #2, Side B -- The Waltons
1. The Idol [2:07]
1. The Prodigals [12:57]
1. The Remembrance [6:55]
1. The Inspiration [11:57]
1. The Last Straw [14:01]
Disc #3, Side A -- The Waltons
1. The Traveling Man [2:13]
1. The Furlough [13:59]
1. The Medal [7:12]
1. The Valediction [10:39]
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   A Decade of the Waltons
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ho Hum

    The earlier seasons are much, much better. Trying to make the Waltons work without Grandma, Grandpa, Olivia and John-Boy not to mention John, just dosen't cut it. The story lines are kinda boring too.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Love the Waltons

    This is just like the other 7 seasons, wonderful. We love The Waltons and really enjoyed this season as well as the other seasons. Some people come and others go, but the storys are still as touching and heart warming as ever.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I love the show.

    i love the show.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The Waltons was a favorite program on tv many years ago. I remember as a kid growing up like John Boy. Brings back many wonderful memories of my own child hood.

    This if you have the full collection is a must DVD to have in your collection. A wonderful story of early America in the wonderful old south.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you liked the early Waltons you'll like this one too

    The series and characters continue to change and evolve in a natural and believable manner. The series continues to be driven by the interactions of its characters. The series presents a view of family life and going through the depression and WWII that is not tinged by cynicism. Instead it is informed by the affection the characters have for one another, and the way they cope with life-both the sweet and the bitter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Waltons Season 8

    Good Family Viewing just like all the Walton Series.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Waltons

    Good family series showing the good and bad times of a now familiar family.

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    Posted March 9, 2009

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