The Hawaii Five-O Home Page Guestbook -- August 2001



The following are archived comments from August, 2001. After looking around, please add your own comments!

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Actually, I never saw that much of Hawai 5-0 but the music is just great...I guess I saw the series, but I can't remember a single episode. German TV is re-running it at present, though... greetings http://melaniesands.itgo.com
Melanie Sands
Luzern, Switzerland - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 14:35:27 (PDT)
This is a real cool website, just like HAWAII FIVE 0 is a really awesome show. Now I can see my favorite show, and find out all I need to know about it when I'm not watching it on cable, just by surfing this website. I'm really happy I found this website.
BECKY
HAMILTON, BDA - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 12:14:35 (PDT)
I agree with the sentiment that NO ONE could ever replace the original Five-O cast, as much as I'd love a movie about it, I think I would be very dissapointed in the end. If there are un-aired episodes, I'd love to see that get more attention! I thought Jack Lord was so handsome (I was a lovestruck teenager) and I still do. He was a great role model and I hope my late father and he have had a chance to meet in the great hereafter. Maybe someday, I'll get to Hawaii to pay my respects.
Phyllis
Dallas, TX USA - Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 16:33:32 (PDT)
if you are interested, I found a new site called RewardTV (http://wwww.rewardtv.com) where you can enter to win autographed TV memorabilia! :)
Patrick
- Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 15:09:23 (PDT)
Re "The Bells Toll at Noon" (January 6, 1977): James Brieg, who wrote the original story about a killer using impersonations of film characters to psych himself up, spoke of the same idea being used for a theatrical film whose title he couldn't remember. The title was "Fade to Black," and it was released in summer 1980. I never saw it and I don't think many did; it certainly marked a downhill slide into playing psychos for actor Dennis C
Peter Harris
Lubbock, TX USA - Friday, August 24, 2001 at 23:19:06 (PDT)
Cool site.
Manny Lopez
Jacksonville, FL USA - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 15:45:48 (PDT)
I've been thinking about a Hawaii 5-0 film for years. I think they should set it about the time Hawaii became a state (approx 1960). I feel they should use alot of surf music and flashy cars of the time (corvettes, thunderbirds, bel-airs). I think a good plot would run something along the lines of a small disgruntled group of Japanese-Hawaiian locals trying to overthrow the new American state government by terrorist means, not only to keep the islands from being commercialized and overpopulated but also for payback in the war. I don't know really...almost anything would be fun and exciting. I think you want to capture Hawaii as the paradise it was then. Chase scenes, surf scenes, tropical sunsets, etc. And use Charlie Sheen as McGarrett. Trust me on this. He'll be perfect. laters....
John F.
Austin, TX USA - Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 13:51:17 (PDT)
Wish re-runs would start again. They should be great on my new satellite dish system.
Jim Bowman
Picayune, MS USA - Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 07:01:12 (PDT)
I finally figured out why some major players are listed in the "supporting cast" at the end of each episode. If they are local, they are supporting cast. The show hired its guest stars from Los Angeles and paid good money to fly them out to Hawaii, pay them, and book them into the Ilkai Hotel. (Ever wonder why there are never more than five guest stars on a show? There's your answer.) Hiring local was much cheaper; they weren't in a position to argue guest-star billing (today, anyone with more than six lines gets a guest-star credit), and could be paid union scale per day. Besides, they would all have had day jobs. I noticed much the same thing on Walker, Texas Ranger, which did all its filming in Texas. The only way a local (Dallas-area) actor got guest-star billing was if he had just done some fairly important role elsewhere in Texas.
Peter Harris
Lubbock, TX USA - Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 21:10:56 (PDT)
Re the Jack Lord pilot: It was called "M Station: Hawaii." Lord served as executive producer and directed the two-hour film, which was made in summer 1979. Frequent Five-O guest star Andrew Duggan played the head of a counter-espionage group. I can't remember the names of the supporting cast except for Jo Ann Harris, a babe who sometimes does voiceover work for cartoons. Lord himself appeared briefly as "Admiral Henderson," and the promos for the show made much of his guest shot. Obviously the show didn't impress the network; it was "burned off" on May 29, 1980 (I believe), after sitting on the shelf for a year. Robert Janes, who wrote some of the "better" scripts for Five-O during its twelfth season (which was filmed afterwards) wrote the teleplay. In terms of air dates, this constitutes Jack Lord's last performance.
Peter Harris
Lubbock, TX USA - Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 21:00:08 (PDT)
The only way to do a Hawaii 5 0 movie would be from a historical perspective. I would do the following: 1. The time frame would be the early 70's; 2. The plot would involve the Cold War, Communist China, and Wo Fat: 3. Whomever plays McGarret should be someone who is believeable as a no nonsense military type. Please, not George Clooney (the screw up type), Harrison Ford (the brooding type), or Dylan McDermott (not the regimented military type). 4. Rick Shroeder would make a good Danno.
Ron K.
Barrington, NJ US - Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 16:55:04 (PDT)
Nice site...
Wallpapers
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 13:58:26 (PDT)
Just found this GREAT site. Back in 1973, through friends of ours, I was introduced to the makeup artist, Keester Sweeney, and through him, visited the Five-0 set many times in the ensuing years while on vacation in Hawaii. Believe it or not, I was even asked by Lord himself to photograph stills from the cemetary scenes in 1974's, "Mothers Deadly Helper" as a 'gift' to then 1st time director, Douglas Green from Lord. Up to that time, I was the only one permitted to photograph on the set other than the offical photographer from CBS and an ocassional visit from the press of the Honolulu Star Bulletin. Jack Lord ADORED Kesster Sweeney and because of this relationship, honest to God, I had Carte Blanche on the set of Five-0 whenever I visited. To this day, I still have my copies of the photos I took for Lord/Green and a thank you note from "the Lord" himself. Mr. Sweeney was a sweetheart of a man, whose own career included doing the makeup for Tracy and Hepburn in the heydays of MGM. Keester also gave me many scripts from the show as souvenirs. It was an experience I'll never forget. May they both rest in peace.
T B GREEN
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 13:39:52 (PDT)
Does anyone know what happened to the Pilot for JL's show after Five-O, M1 I believe it was called? Has it ever been aired? Is it available on Tape? What was it about? Was it ever picked up by a Network? Also, wouldn't it be groovy if TVLAND had a 24-hour Channel devoted to nothing but Cop shows? I've been watching Mannix at 6am lately and I can't get the theme out of my head. There has to be plenty of Cop shows to fill up 24 hours of programming. Mahalo in advance, Biz
Biz Idaho
St pete, FL USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 10:29:38 (PDT)
just read an old bit speculating on Jack Lord's Health, written at about the time he died. specifically referring to the way he always wiggled his fingers...my thought, not being an actor, is he was counting down to his cue or whatever...but then again he could have had arthritis or perhaps carpal tunnel syndrom
kate symonds
catharpin, va usa - Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 17:56:00 (PDT)
just read an old bit speculating on Jack Lord's Health, written at about the time he died. specifically referring to the way he always wiggled his fingers...my thought, not being an actor, is he was counting down to his cue or whatever...but then again he could have had arthritis or perhaps carpal tunnel syndrom
kate symonds
catharpin, va usa - Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 17:55:45 (PDT)
Here is an idea I would write. Do a Five-O/Magnum crossover episode beginning with the last scene of the Magnum third-season opener, where Magnum, who's been promised by an old enemy that "he'll never see the next sunrise," captures said enemy, asks if he saw the sunrise that morning -- and whirls around and shoots him. Well, finally somebody finds the enemy's buddy and Magnum is in deep dog doo. Then bring in William Smith as James Carew (yes, I know, I know, but those were the scripts' faults; he can be a good actor when he wants to), having him explain that he took over Five-O when McGarrett retired. Carew has a multi-ethnic staff working for him (even B.D. Wong if he wants so damn much to make sure Asians play Asian parts), is married to Lori Wilson (thus explaining Sharon Farrell's abrupt departure from the series), and mentioned that Wo Fat used that (blank) file in the last shot of "Woe to Wo Fat" to CUT HIS OWN THROAT, which riled McGarrett so much that he quit police work. Before Kimo retires, he wants to crack one more case and who better than to get Mr. Handsome on a murder-one charge? And, because he deserves it, have George "Sulu" Takei as the next Governor. (After all, Japanese Americans are the largest ethnic group in Hawaii.) I love this site.
Peter Harris
Lubbock, TX USA - Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 19:20:56 (PDT)

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