I Am a Scary Robot Who Talks Funny

Shout! Factory’s cover art for Small Wonder is… well, it’s kind of frightening, actually. I think it’s the fact that Vicki is smiling. If there’s one way to make her more creepy than she already was, it’s to put a smile on her plastic face.

I’m actually kind of curious as to how well this will sell. It’s a show that is so bad by any objective standard that it’s almost a test case for the question of whether nostalgia trumps quality, and to what extent. If the show sells well enough to bring on the other seasons, we’ll know for certain that any ’80s show can sell on DVD as long as enough people remember it.