The Hawaii Five-O Home Page Discussion Forum -- August 1998


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My brother (whose name is also Jack) never missed an episode. He and I were steadfast fans of Jack Lord. A few years ago my brother died young and each time I watch an episode I'm remined of the less complicated times when we used to watch it. I miss them both. FYI The series is now available from Colombia House video. My episodes are arriving!
J.White
Traverse City, MI USA - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 19:34:31 (PDT)
I really injoyed the movies with Jack Lord in them he was a very talented actor and he will be missed greatly form this house.
Rosie Lentz
Almena, KS USA - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 16:01:45 (PDT)
thanks for a very informative page.you have awakened an interest in a show i used to love and will get A chance to see when i get some episodes .thanks for the info on wgn,now i may have to order a new cable pgg as that station is not carried on the regular viewing pkg.again thanks especially for the program guides .louise
louise
missisauga, on canada - Friday, August 28, 1998 at 21:00:18 (PDT)
I'm glad to hear WGN is picking up the show. I remember watching as a youngster never dreaming that I'd someday be moving to Hawaii (which I am in about 3 weeks)! I hope that someone does a good remake of the show. The Hawaiian economy deserves that & the original cast and creators of the show does as well. Thanks for a site worthy of a bookmark in my browser! Aloha, Jane
Jane Tate
Novi, MMI US - Friday, August 28, 1998 at 19:13:56 (PDT)
Aloha! I just want to say that Jack Lord will be missed, but that as long as Hawaii Five-O is around, his memory still lives. I'm disappointed at the Family Channel taking Hawaii Five-O off the air. But at least in my area, we still have it on the Kong Channel. I wished that they were further along in their seasons. Mahalo!
Patricia Engel
Tacoma, WA USA - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 18:29:23 (PDT)
Hawaii 5-0 was unique in that it overcame obvious poor production techniques- the grainy film, the shaky camera, Jack Lord's melodramatic acting, the sometimes-incoherent plots- and became a landmark TV series.
David Woerner
Kingwood, Tex USA - Wednesday, August 26, 1998 at 06:48:08 (PDT)
I've been a life long fan of the show actually growing up with it. it came on when i was in 2nd grade on thru graduation. i caught it on various local stations afterwards & recently on the family channel. luckily its televised locally twice a day. i was really hoping for a reunion before Jack Lords health would make it impossible. i also collect the columbia house tapes. I also hope their are some 30th year celebrations planned this fall! Just being a new internet user i'm just becoming aquainted with all the knowledge of the show & i'm very impressed! keep up the good work & i'll keep checking in !
Arley Scott <bookemhfive-o@aol.com>
Westminster, Maryland United States - Monday, August 24, 1998 at 09:03:53 (PDT)
Great Website! Thanks for doing such a comprehensive job. I come back to this site often. Hawaii 5-O can be seen on KHIZ channel 64 in the Antelope Valley and the Barstow/Victorville area Monday thru Friday at 3:00 pm.
Melanie
Juniper Hills, CA USA - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 17:57:10 (PDT)
Well, the station here went from "A Lion In The Streets" to "Woe To Wo Fat" -- a quick twelfth season!! The next day they went back to the first season with "Full Fathom Five" (all right, where's that pilot??) Woe To Wo Fat was quite a shock for me. My first time seeing it. Thought it seemed more like the Twilight Zone! I agree that Wo Fat should have caught on a lot sooner, guess he was slipping in his older age. Never dreamed McGarrett would dress up like an old man. Thought he was always trying to look young (Dano let himself go gray while McGarrett's hair pigment remained). I remember another episode where McGarrett donned a wig and moustache and wore this hideous white suit with a black shirt and white tie. At least he KNEW he looked ridiculous -- Steve told Dano when he saw Steve, "you could at least have the decency to laugh" -- or something to that effect. I think I prefer the earlier episodes, but I will review them all as they air.
Carla
Plant City, FL U.S. - Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 12:26:15 (PDT)
New mate on board the Lord surf-n-turf of H-5-0.Thanks for the info, gotta go. Will be in touch. I like the travel photos from the hotel and especially the balcony shot! I'll have to visit H-O and take a shot. Gotta go "book em Dano".
Christopher cordova
Redlands, ca usa - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 18:40:57 (PDT)
Hi, MQ. I just wanted to say hello. I'm a regular visitor to your website, which is one of the best around. I can't wait for new additions, as I've read and re-read everything so far....thanks!
Joe O.
Guilford, CT USA - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 12:41:52 (PDT)
Great site. Who were the muscians that played the great theme? (Hollywood studio musicians, as far as I am aware -- MQ) I once heard that Billy Cobham, the pioneering drummer for the early fusion group, "Mahavishnu Orchestra", played the killer drum entro. Is this true? (I may have the opportunity to interview Don Ray, who was music supervisor for the series, in the near future. I'll see if I can find out.) Thanks again for the great site.
Krist
Charlotte, NC USA - Friday, August 21, 1998 at 08:23:36 (PDT)
Jack Lord will live forever !!!! If you live in the Boston area and you want to see Hawaii five-0 ch. 68 airs it weekdays at 2PM. There will never be another McGarret
Jeff Stevens
Gloucester, ma USA - Thursday, August 20, 1998 at 19:18:49 (PDT)
Most impressive! Whoever took the time to put this page -- and all the relevant information together -- deserves our kudos. I did not discover Five-O until its last season, but then, I was only 12, and a rabid fan ever since. As a fan, at 19, my parents and I stayed at the Kahala and I was determined to track Jack Lord down upon hearing a rumor that he lived next door. The rumor I heard was that he was on the top floor because he would yell at the volleyball player below on the beach to keep the noise down as he tried to catch a few Zs between takes. Hopping a fence, I knocked on the dorr to simply ask for his autograph. He graciously provided it and for 5 minutes we chatted it up and his hopes for a reunion show. That was 1987. When I returned two years later, security had improved!! RIP...
William Weber
Sacramento, CA USA - Thursday, August 20, 1998 at 08:09:55 (PDT)
Thanks for the info on the tape, Mike! I am one of the lucky ones who can still get a Five-O fix every day at noon (or when I come home and play it back). Great news for Tampa Bay (how 'bout them Bucs!) viewers, these are from the last season. I missed these before. Too bad, though, no more Dano, no more Chin, no more Ben. I may have missed the transition episodes. I just started taping them this Monday (A Lion in the Streets). The ending theme is better though, and I see the governor wanted his own screen for his name (after all, he IS Steve's boss). (Richard Denning as Governor usually, if not always, had his own screen credit. -- MQ) I hope I enjoy the rest, even though, this two-part episode is reported to be one of the last good ones. Yikes, if they're showing the last season already, I wonder where it goes after that? (IF it goes in order from here -- haven't yet been able to find a home page and schedule for the station that's showing them -- may be too low-budget to have one). Still, they're refreshing -- I was afraid I was going to come home the first day and find "The Reunion" or "R & R & R"!
Carla
Plant City, FL U.S. - Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at 16:26:12 (PDT)
i went to hawaii on a brady bunch type family trip in 1974 and saw them shoot a scene on the street. I was 11 y/o and got to meet steve, dano, and chin ho. Is it my imagination or the monopoly card episode comes on once every 10 years? bkronemer@yahoo.com
b kronemer
west hart ford, ct usa - Monday, August 17, 1998 at 17:59:42 (PDT)
DAN-O DAN-O DAN-O DAN-O DAN-O DAN-O DAN-O DAN-O DAN-O DAN-O DAN-O DAN-O DAN-O DAN-O hey, am i actually the youngest five-o fan (16)? does anyone happen to know, whether someones airing five-o in germany???????????? im totally addicted, and i think jack lord speaking german would be a scream. love, peace, and five-o forever
jess
binghamton, ny usa/germany - Monday, August 17, 1998 at 09:06:30 (PDT)
I have been watching the 5th and 6th seasons and Ive noticed that the character Al Herrington plays Ben never has his suit coat buttoned. Steve, Danny, and Chin are always buttoned but Ben is never buttoned or he has his suit off. Has anyone else noticed this and do you think MQ it was to have him look like a more relaxed person of the group? (Sorry, I have no idea. -- MQ) I enjoy his character and I'm sorry he was only on for two seasons. Does anyone know when it will be back on WGN? (It hasn't been on WGN yet. I would suggest you contact WGN via their Web site which is http://www.wgntv.com. - MQ) Always enjoy this page thanks Sandy
sandy Wells
west texas, Tx USA - Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 18:00:50 (PDT)
Well, fans in the Tampa Bay area don't have to go through withdrawals like I thought. Hawaii Five-O used to also be broadcast at 5 pm on WTTA. One day I found out by unknowingly taping an hour of the Dating Game and The Newlywed Game that Hawaii Five-O was no longer being shown at that time. I didn't realize that they had MOVED it to weekdays at noon. I hope I didn't miss the pilot episode. I don't believe The Family Channel showed the pilot right off when they began airing the episodes on Memorial Day 1997. I missed taping the Family Channel's airing of the pilot. I ran across the new listing accidentally while skimming the TV Guide the other day. I guess I wasn't watching WTTA frequently enough to get the word they were moving the show. I DID catch it when the station announced they were moving it from 6 pm to 5 pm, so I don't get it. Can anyone tell me whether the first tape Columbia House sends IS the pilot?? (Yes, it is. -- MQ) I can't tell exactly what they send first unless they follow the list in the order they're listed.
Carla
Plant City, FL U.S. - Saturday, August 15, 1998 at 13:32:24 (PDT)
I've enjoyed visiting this web site. You know, I've been a Five O fan since the very first episode aired so many years ago. I still enjoy watching the episodes that I have on video tape, and look for them on TV. It's sad that so many people feel they have the right to cut up these eepisodes to allow more time for commercials. This missing footage can never be replaced. (I have analyzed several episodes to determine what was chopped out by the Family Channel. I don't think the missing footage has been destroyed as you suggest; master copies of all these episodes exist somewhere, and more-or-less-complete episodes are shown in several areas, for example KONG in Seattle and KICU in San Jose. -- MQ)
Gloria Puel
Carnegie, PA USA - Friday, August 14, 1998 at 13:41:43 (PDT)
I decided I should share some information. My local station WDAF 4 in Kansas City is airing Hawaii 50 on Saturdays and Sundays. Here is the choppy part. It is on after baseball, sometimes pre-empted, and sometimes not on at all. One Sat. had two episodes, and the next Sat had a half episode. No attempt was made to show what they pre-empted. Here is the good part. They showed an episode not on Family Channel, it was part II of the one with McGarrett's baby nephew and sister. Another episode I caught had parts edited out on the Family Channel. When I get some full episodes taped and I can check how much of the episode they air, I will let you know. I wrote WDAF and the station mangager replied saying they had puchased them for four years and they were remastered. They look good, but it is irritating the way they are sporadically running them. Susan Theel
Susan Theel
Lansing, KS USA - Thursday, August 13, 1998 at 20:10:11 (PDT)
Pearl, I couldn't agree with you more!! My sentiments exactly. I will get by on my taped episodes until the fall. Lately, I have been trying to tape the episodes, cutting out all those lovely commercials -- more effort required, though -- can't wander too far from the set for too long. The shows run about 42 minutes without the commercials. I know they'll be the same episodes the Family Channel ran, but maybe they'll be a little different. I noticed something with at least two episodes. One was Time and Memories. The first time I taped it, I thought there must be another episode with Steve and Cathy because I remembered one part where Cathy was asking Steve for directions to the Arizona, and she was so captivated by him, she wasn't getting any of the directions he was giving. Well, the second time I taped Time and Memories, bang! there was the missing scene I remembered. Same with Goodnight Baby, Time To Die. The second time I taped it, McGarrett's telling the blonde how and when he got assigned to Five-O and how he got tired of the job and went to Switzerland for a vacation. The first time I taped that episode, that part was missing. I didn't tape it the second time around, so I missed preserving that tidbit. So it seems like they can chop one time and add back (or chop something else out to balance it out) another time. The moral of this story is Always Tape It Again, It Might Be Different and /or Better. Then you can decide which version you want to tape over. So I guess with WGN airing it, we'll have to remember the time difference now. Sunday night at midnight O:=, better late than never.
Carla
Plant City, FL U.S. - Wednesday, August 12, 1998 at 15:44:07 (PDT)
Thanks so much for this website!!! I thought Jack Lord was the most handsome man I had ever seen when I first saw him. Still do. I also admired his integrity and intelligence. I try to watch each episode. Are videotapes available for sale? (Some episodes are now available through Columbia House -- MQ).
Pearl
Washingto, DC USA - Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 11:40:18 (PDT)
Excellent page! Light years above other older-series web sites. Keep up the good work! And thanks for the info on the new broadcast on WGN. My wife thinks I am crazy when I tell her I am going through withdrawals until it's picked up by WGN. After reading the other guestbook entries, I'm glad to see I'm not alone! I have been reading your comments on each episode for quite some time now (following along with the episodes on the Family Channel). Your review system is very good. However, I have one question, Mr. Quigley? What is behind your chronicling of numbers (Phone numbers, addresses, etc.)? RHH (Aside from general trivia, to determine if there are any "connections" as in the case of one license number which was used on Bronco trucks in several episodes.)
Rob Holman
South Jordan, UT USA - Monday, August 10, 1998 at 05:59:38 (PDT)
Question about the episode "Murder is a Taxing Affair." How does the IRS agent recognize the young couple who are running off with the loot as they a hailing down a cab? To my knowledge, he only knew their names - but had no idea what they looked like. Perhaps something got edited by the Family Channel?
Nick Palaio
Berkeley, CACA USA - Wednesday, August 05, 1998 at 12:19:09 (PDT)
I too checked the Family Channel listings and see that the "season finale" will be on the 12th of this month. At least I had some warning. Thank God I have been taping them. I heard an announcement at the end of Dr. Sloan last night that he wouldn't be continuing either. I was expecting to hear something after the Hawaii Five-O episode as well. There was an 800 number for questions, but I got my answer today. Now I'm wondering how long it will take WGN to pick it up and whether they'll do any better with it. Not to be ungrateful to the Family Channel, though. A chopped up Hawaii Five-O episode is better than none at all. And I thought the other day that the only reason I couldn't find out about episodes from the 14th on was that the calendar hadn't been updated that far yet. I'm sure we'll all be keeping an eye out for where the Hawaii Five-O episodes will surface next. Let's hope it's not too long a wait.
Carla
Plant City, FL U.S. - Tuesday, August 04, 1998 at 16:15:14 (PDT)
Thanks for putting up and maintaining such a great web-site! I grew up watching Hawaii Five-O in the 70's, and believe it's still to this day, one of the finest dramatic series of all-time, and certainly one of my top 5! These pages bring back many happy memories. Thanks again!
Danny "Dano" Abesdris
Toronto, ON Canada - Monday, August 03, 1998 at 23:45:26 (PDT)
I found this page just surfing the net. I loved Hawaii 5-0, I never missed a show. I didnt know I could still see reruns Ill definatly have to watch for them and bring back some wonderful memories. Great Page.
Sonia Tuck
Cambridge, Ont Canada - Monday, August 03, 1998 at 15:58:56 (PDT)
If anyone is interested, I think the last episode of Hawaii Five-O will be on August 12, 1998. I checked the listings on the Family Channel and there's nothing listed after August 12th. Does anyone know when it will start on WGN? I dont think we can stand withdrawal symptoms for too long!! There was a letter on the Family Channel requesting that we all write to them and complain, I dont know if it would do any good. Probably not!! Thanks, Enis
Enis Dudley
San Antonio, Tx U.S.A. - Sunday, August 02, 1998 at 14:46:13 (PDT)

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