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  1. GalacticaActual

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    wasnt blue thunder crushed by a train?
     
  3. GalacticaActual

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    in the movie with roy schinder yes, but there was a short lived tv series on at the same time as airwolf as well.
     
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    Enjoyed both TV shows in my youth....and thought that the Blue Thunder movie was actually rather decent.

    Loved the Airwolf theme...Sylvester Levay i seems to recall....i can remember holding my crappy little cassette deck I used to use for my Spectrum to the TV speaker trying to records the theme tune.:smashin:

    Technically, the best bit about Blue Thunder is despite how extra ordinary it was....the producers only used technology that readily available at the time...unlike Airwolf of course which was all sci-fi really.


    Blimey all this chat has got me thinking...........hmmm £7.99 from Play.com...5.1 mix too :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi,

    I enjoyed both shows and the BT movie when I was younger. However, "Airwolf" was my favourite of the two vehicles, and the also the better of the two TV shows (with the exception of the execrable Airwolf Season 4, which was made in Canada, and had almost none of the original cast/crew in it)!

    Although I have almost every single episode of "Airwolf" on video (from when it aired on Bravo a few years back), I do wish that the first three seasons were released uncut and uncensored on DVD. The "Airwolf: The Movie" DVD (certificate 18) is not the full version. I'm sure I saw an old ITV showing of it many years ago, that was a) longer, and b) more violent! However, I could be wrong on this.

    How the 80's gave us some of the best cult TV shows ever made! Ahh... them were the days. :rotfl: :( :eek:


    Pooch
     
  6. John

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    Dick van Dyke Jnr as Slim Gin Hawke iirc :D wish they'd never bloody found him :D
    John
     
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    Hi John,

    The character was called "Saint John Hawke", although the way his forenames were pronounced, was Sin-jin Hawke. (All very weird, if you ask me!) He was supposedly Stringfellow Hawke's lost-in-Vietnam brother.


    Pooch
     
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    Yep , I know .I was being phi ...fi .. sarcastic :smashin: cant help it , sorry .
    Its an american thing I think , Sin Jin . Why they just can't say Saint John , I don't know .
    Still stand by wish they never found him comment :smashin:
     
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    As far as releasing Airwolf on DVD, it's happening, the first season is out on Region 1 DVD later this month.

    As far as your memory of the pilot shown on both ITV and Bravo is concerned, you're right, there were around 10 minutes cut from the film, there were several minutes cut where Hawke and Santini take a Santini Air chopper out to scout the location of the Lair, and in the film the last scene was where Airwolf was flying off out to sea, but in the actual pilot there was a sequence where Hawke and Archangel have a meeting at Hawkes cabin when Archangel is told he will not be getting Airwolf back until Stringfellow gets some hard facts about his missing brother, and Archangel asks Hawke to fly Airwolf on missions of national importance. I also seem to feel that the longer pilot was more violent with greater levels of destruction.

    Like you I think the 80's produced some great escapism TV, way better than reality TV and soap garbage we're fed today. Outside of a few exceptional productions such as 24, Nip/Tuck, Stargate SG-1 and even BBC's outstanding 'Hustle', there is very little truly exciting, interesting TV. In terms of sheer escapism, where are programmes like 'Moonlighting', 'Miami Vice', 'Street Hawk', 'Airwolf', even 'Automan'? Thankfully many of the series from this list have made their way onto DVD, I'm now really waiting for 'VR5' as the next on my wish list.

    Best wishes,

    Dave
     
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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :thumbsup: not forgetting Hardcastle and McCormack of course!

    I'm looking forward to the Miami Vice film directed by Michael Mann :smashin:
     
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    iirc the "18" version had a bit of nudity and a few added swears, wish i still had it on vhs! along with the "15" rated buck rogers movie where he also swears and was also cut from the dvd release
    love the airwolf movie, the bit in the desert with david hemmings where he runs out of all ammo but is still pulling the trigger is a classic!
     
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    Anyone remember "The Highwayman"
     
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    That was the guy out of Flash Gordon. I liked that better than the above and the stories where out of the ordinary and more in to Sci-Fi.
     
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    Hi,

    Thanks, I'd forgotten about this one. I still have a few episodes of this on VHS, very good series which was screwed up by ITV moving it's time slot around, it used to be on after the 10.00 News. If you're talking about 'The Highwayman' (which incidentally also featured the Jane Badler who played Diane in 'V') then you must also remember 'Max Headroom' with Matt Frewer and Amanda Pays? I've been amazed that neither 'Highwayman' or 'Max Headroom' have been repeated on anything like Sci Fi or Bravo recently.

    Best wishes,

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  15. GalacticaActual

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    Yes were are all the saturady evening action shows. (new doctor who does not count) :D

    lets have upto date versions of.


    The A team.
    Nightrider.
    Street hawk.
    Automan.
    Manimal.
    Airwolf.
    Bluethunder.
    TJ Hooker.
    Hardcastle and mcormick.
    Hunter.
    Miami Vice.
    V.
    The tripods.

    I would rather watch reruns of these shows than some of the reality show rubbish that seems to be taking over our screens at the moment. Oh, and dont get me started on bloody soaps either.The Mrs loves em.
    I get home from work and we have..........
    Neighbours.
    Home and away.
    Hollyoaks.
    Emerdale.
    Coronation street.
    Eastenders.

    I mean so help me, its enough to drive you mad!!
     
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    Airwolf is better than Blue Thunder.
    Manimal was awesome!
    I also prefered Street Hawk to Knight Rider, but just... as both are great.

    You forgot one from the list;
    The Dukes of Hazard !!
     
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    Manimal was the best - I wish I could see an episode of this again just to reminisce!
     
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    Here is the original series theme music for blue thunder.

    click here
     
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    and some pics for good measure.
     

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    There used to be some quite good programmes on, I also remember one with what I think was a Catalina and some tropical islands
     
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    I remember that one to , thought I'd imagined it to be honest :D
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    I think it was called tales of the golden monkey :)



    here you go.
     
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    Awesome stuff chaps!!

    This really takes me back.

    Airwolf, the A Team, and Knight Rider were the best from when I was young, but certainly Streethawk, Blue Thunder and Manimal were good too!
     
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    Did every program in the 80's have a theme by Mike Post? I clicked on the link to the TFTGM and the music instantly sounded like one of his.
     
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    some more 80s shows





    The A-Team

    Airwolf (1984)
    Battlestar Galactica (1980)
    Cagney and Lacey (1984)
    'CHiP's '78-'82
    Crazy Like a Fox (1984)
    Dallas
    Days of Our Lives
    The Equalizer (1985)
    Falcon Crest (1981)
    The Fall Guy
    The Greatest American Hero
    Hardcastle & McCormick (1983)
    L.A. Law 1986
    Leg Work (1987)
    Macgyver 1985
    Magnum, P.I. (1980)
    Moonlighting
    The New Mike Hammer (1986)
    St. Elsewhere (1983, Video)
    Scarecrow and Mrs. King (Video, 1983)
    Simon & Simon (1983)
    Sledge Hammer
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Tales of the Golden Monkey (1982)
    T.J. Hooker (1982)
    William Shatner is TJ Hooker. While you're at it, visit the site devoted to Hollywood's most versatile actor: www.shatner.com. Or visit his official, personal page: www.williamshatner.com.
    Trapper John, M.D. (1982)
    The Twilight Zone (1985)
    Wiseguy (1986)​
     
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    they were fine when i was ten but now you can see them for the badly formated rubbish they always were.

    sorry to spoil the rose tinted discussion but someone had to say it.



    gary
     
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    Airwolf was one of my fave programmes when I was young, can still remember the theme music now. Except the last series of it when they changed the cast which sucked big time.

    Also another one of my faves was Streethawk, but saw that recently and it was complete crap.

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    oh and no ones mentioned the steaming turd that was BJ and the Bear :rotfl:


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    Tales of the Golden Monkey - thats the one!
     

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