From 1995: The VHS cover for the fan-produced tape AN AUDIENCE WITH THE COMMANDER, signed by its late star MICHAEL O'HARE.
The Movie Palace was a coffee shop/ geek shop/ venue space located just off Tottenham Court Road in Central London. I attended several events there in the mid-nineties, including the launch event for this tape.
The interview tape was shot sometime earlier (I'm not sure if the original location was The Movie Palace or a convention) but the tape was launched with a signing by O'Hare and a screening in TMP's upstairs screening room.
The video itself is standard bloke-on-stage stuff and probably shot on VHS to begin with. By the time it had been edited and duplicated, the production standards weren't looking great. I've long since dumped the tape but I did dub it onto DVD first.
I found O'Hare himself to be polite and friendly but somehow detatched. Much like his performance on the show to be honest. It was no great surprise that Warner Brothers opted to replace him with a more established (and bankable) TV star like Bruce Boxleiter. Although it has subsequently transpired there was more to his replacement than just Hollywood business.
He died in September 2012 after suffering a heart attack at the age of sixty.