The Hawaii Five-O Home Page Discussion Forum -- July 2009


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I personally think the cover is not fabulous. Modern day software afford us great creativity. This is something a school kid could do. There is no creativity..sorry, but if you don't believe me just take a cursory browse of the DVD covers when next you are out shopping...
KD MCGarrett
Hawaii, 5 0000hhhh kimos back - Friday, July 31, 2009 at 19:01:08 (PDT)
Ah, the "Kimo" is back...just like Wo-Fat-he has escaped and is now among the Five-O flock. Don't worry, i, too am here..good or bad..welcome to the morality play...
KD MCGarrett
Hawaii, Five O - Friday, July 31, 2009 at 18:57:43 (PDT)
Ringfire....Man, that S1 box photo of JL for sure is not really from S1...not only the sideburns, but the hair is combed back and around his ear, when I believe in the S1 eps his hair is actually cut short and above the ear. I truly think that they (whomever produces these box covers) have soooo many stocks shots of JL from various seasons that they don't know what year they came from. As far as the glitsy-ness of the S7 cover, just walk down the dvd ailse of a Best Buy or Wally's and you'll see why they (the marketers) did that...it's to catch the "eye" and complete with all the other 1000 dvd series being sold. (Not that I would buy my dvds at a retail joint)
Big H
Rainy Raleigh, NC USA - Friday, July 31, 2009 at 10:13:31 (PDT)
Here's the remainder of my mana'o on this, then I consider the subject as having jumped the shark... "the box art is changed to better entice younger viewers into the Five-O world" ok; many of these selfsame younger viewers are into the retro nostalgic shows beCAUSE of its retro production values, and retro scenery. Thus, it behooves the mass marketers popping out in a mindless fashion, these dvds... to package H50 in very cool old retro-spective graphics, making them all the more collectable, and all the more inline with the feel of the show. I don't give a rat's ass "how things are done" I only care how they SHOULD be done! There is an overly large contingency of the buying public across America that sways to the rat pack retro slanted kine merchandise. And of course, H50 DVD producers are missing a bet when they DO NOT angle their product in this direction. Also the cartoon tiki culture that has been sweeping the mainland the past decade plus, love H50. As well as all the fringe groups that do the mainland luau parties, people who have been to Hawaii through the years and miss the Old Hawaii they new... And they are most ALL into the retro look. Fake bamboo, fake tiki, thatch.. etc. etc... These multitudes put on Hawaiian theme parties and play things like these H50 dvds as foreground and background. Jeez. I don't see HOW the modern packaging is EVER justified. Create a retail presentation exemplifying the contents and the era depicted, with imagery from the show... Create a product that looks as if it last sat on a Woolworth's shelf in 1972. As if the package were shot through the time machine to the consumer's hands. This DVD then becomes even more of a collector's item. Something fun to look at. Rather than something resembling a modern Tourist guide book to Honolulu. Just one of many cheap modern lookalike pieces of dvd junk vying for the thickheaded consumer's interest and their hard earned bucks. --- Especially with a 60's/70's product such as this, it's so apropos. Instead the producers seem to not care any more than, "let's get this thing with all our other Tv shows like a cheap mass market one of many kinda thing since that's the way we think about it and present it...". As if they care not who their target audience is or how to get it to them, or have any degree of interest in creating a product that has perennial staying power... something also that stands head and shoulders above all the other cop shows of the seventies and maybe, just maybe they can create unique packaging for a product that just a few (unfortunately) feel is a unique detective drama above all the rest... Further, they are somnambulistically tossing this cheapened dreck at us as if they employ only designers and marketers who (gawd forbid) consider box art as a "minor thing". Hey Zeus Kristo! Fire that sumbeyatch. Now.
Kimo
heah. why you like know!?, Hawai'i Oceania - Friday, July 31, 2009 at 01:34:47 (PDT)
Definitely NOT an S1 picture. Good catch! I never noticed that before.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 15:50:02 (PDT)
Hey, Big H! It's not just the sideburns. It's the hair. It's everything. It's basically a picture of Jack Lord circa 1977 or 1978. Definitely not 1968. Check out the link: http://www.amazon.com/Hawaii-Five-O-Complete-First-Season/dp/B000LE16VC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1248991320&sr=8-3
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 15:05:22 (PDT)
"Too often, if something came from their parents' or grandparents' generation, then young people don't even give it a chance. They would look at the old cars and clothes and Che's 1970s laboratory and change channels. But, no. They are as caught up in all of this as we are. "....man, and I thought all along it was McG's translucent map of Oahu and his McG-ism "Let's let it out, Danno.." that mesmerized everyone. Ringfire...I'll recheck McG's sideburn length on the S1 box cover tonight....
Big H
Raleigh, NC USA - Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 14:45:53 (PDT)
I'm 44, and remember watching Hawaii Five-O in primetime. I'd rather have the DVD box covers more true to the time period, but I guess some one 20 years old would rather have the more modern pictures on the covers.
Brad
Lake Wales, FL USA - Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 14:09:33 (PDT)
The more I think about it, the more it bugs me. Shouldn't it be pretty easy (and common sense, really!) to take a screen capture from an episode that you're already packaging for release and stick that screen capture on the DVD cover? That's just common sense! I understand it might be easier to go to Google Images and google for some Waikiki scenery but... COME ON!!!! That's just lame! But that's only half the problem. What really gets me is when they have screen captures that are from the WRONG SEASON!!! I mean here we have the DVDs ready for release. All we have to do is stick one into the DVD-ROM drive and take a screenshot! DUH! But no, that's just too easy. Instead we're gonna pull out a DVD from a different season (or better yet grab a screenshot of some 12th season episode whose DVD hasn't even been released) and put that on the box cover. Pure genius! Sorry, but that just pisses me off. That's not even a marketing ploy. That's just plain stupidity! There's NOOO WAY that headshot of McGarrett on the front cover of the season 1 DVD is from the first season! Neither are the screen captures on the back of that DVD! WHY?! OH WHY?!
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 10:07:41 (PDT)
I don't have a problem with the season 7 artwork. Fine it's not true to the time period but is it really worth harping on? I'm more bummed that McGarrett changed his car in season 7. I love the Park Lane.
drogers
Somerville , Massachusetts U.S.A. - Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 08:02:08 (PDT)
When I first saw this cover art, my reaction was "this is not right." First of all, it should be a shot taken on Hotel Street. Second, the quality of night time photography on Five-O, unlike the stunning daytime work, is not particularly well lit and often grimy looking (perhaps connected with the locales). I wouldn't expect anyone to make an adjustment with the artwork soon, though.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 06:46:18 (PDT)
Re: Steven's comments ("Five-O is not the only show to be marketed with this modern angle. "Mission: Impossible" had box art featuring the *movie series* version of the logo. But if something as minor as the box art is changed to better entice younger viewers into the Five-O world, then fine.")... It could be because young people are designing the box art and, for them, "Movie series" and "modern angles" are all they know. Still, I agree with all of you that it would be better if they would be true to the show and the time in which it was set and use screen captures to reflect that time. I'm surprised - and delighted - by how many young people like Five-0. Too often, if something came from their parents' or grandparents' generation, then young people don't even give it a chance. They would look at the old cars and clothes and Che's 1970s laboratory and change channels. But, no. They are as caught up in all of this as we are. Bravo! to Leonard Freeman, Jack Lord, and all the others who gave Five-0 the quality and characteristics that make this happen.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 03:35:09 (PDT)
"Fifth Beatle" ...damn spellcheck
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 20:16:33 (PDT)
Unfortunately for Doug Mossman, he always had kind of a "Fifth Beetle" status. He was around from the beginning of Five-0 almost until the end but always seemed to be on the perimeter. They just never let him in the club. I don't see a DVD cover in his future.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 18:27:17 (PDT)
Kimo: With all the talk about that Five-O remake with "Chris McGarrett" taking up tons of space on this guestbook, I had no idea anyone even cared about the *real* show anymore! ;) I happen to agree with the overall sentiment of your post, and Five-O is not the only show to be marketed with this modern angle. "Mission: Impossible" had box art featuring the *movie series* version of the logo. But if something as minor as the box art is changed to better entice younger viewers into the Five-O world, then fine. I don't care for the (modern) anachronistic aspects either, but I realized long ago that's how things are. The corporations don't let the viewers come to the show on the program's own terms, and everything is made to seem more contemporary than it is. Just another part of the "dumbing down" that goes on in society.
Steven
Miami, FL USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 14:34:12 (PDT)
Mossman would have been good....actually, I am in favor of showing some of the dang villians in the cover, with of course, JL in the foreground, with perhaps a collage of the villians in the back.
Big H
What again???, Shut up Dude.... - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 14:28:57 (PDT)
Right on, Kimo! You said it, bruddah!
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 13:40:59 (PDT)
" I'm just a purist." Whatever that means" -- Well, of course in this instance someone who doesn't support anachronisms. And even before this "spoiled, internet age." I have been one of those people who will complain about anachronisms. Which, as a film, movie & TV show afficionado, I feel should never play a part in movies, films, VHS products and now, DVD's (before, during or after the advent of the internet) And neither should anyone else who loves H50, for it is misleading to the general public. As stated, the box art should have had a few screen shots, and something that conveys what is IN the box. Mossman, as was mentioned. A collage maybe. Something to convey the major elements from the show... all the things that spelled Hawaii Five Oh. (A show that although not obvious to some, was of a wholly different era, a quite different Hawai'i.) Kalakaua Ave. Waiks traffic with its sparse two way traffic of old cars. The cool older building we got glimpses of that are long gone now. The action scenes. (Humorous tho' they were) (Hey! We never have major shootouts with guys dressed in suits in Ala Moana!) So many other choices, rather than a misleading overbright digital photo of a modern tourist concrete jungle... So many other artistic NON stock shots they could have chosen to put up on the cover of the DVD other than an obviously new, modern digital shot of an overly lit Waikiki beach. And yes, of course Waiks had electricity then but it had a totally different look and feel, (one NOT conveyed in this picture). And more beach. And it was a lot less lit than what is depicted. I lived near the Waikiki Biltmore Hotel, knew it well, saw it imploded, was a graveyard shift security guard at the site before the Hyatt Regency Waikiki was built there... But in the end, purist or no purist... That is irrelevant, this one voice in the wilderness, for no matter who says it or doesn't say it; it is not pono to convey a modern Waikiki hirise cityscape on the cover of a TV show shot and set in the early seventies. From a marketing standpoint. From a documentarian standpoint. From a kama'aina standpoint. From a TV-show-phile standpoint. Simply does not make sense.
Kimo
Hawaii Kai, Hawaiki Polynesia - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 13:11:26 (PDT)
I think that the box cover for season 7 should have had Doug Mossman in it also since he was in half the shows playing Detective Frank Kamana. Does anyone agree with me?
Stephen R. Dunn
Burt , NY USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 11:49:16 (PDT)
Kimo WELCOME BACK! Missed your LIVELY, Authentic, keepin it real posts!
Kit Leahy
Seattle, WA USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 10:32:46 (PDT)
Why didn't they use a really great screen capture from each season? They could still superimpose the giant McG head on it. Was that just too obvious?
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 10:23:51 (PDT)
On second thought, perhaps CBS has nothing to do with the layout of the cover art and it's totally outsourced? I have to agree w/ Kimo in that it looks too Miami-Vice-ish. Just give me a surfer riding a huge wave and JL in the foreground. But in the final analysis, it's what's inside the box that counts.
Big H
What??, You AGAIN?!?! - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 09:53:04 (PDT)
Hey, at least JL's sideburns are getting proportionately longer (on the S7 cover) as we advance into the seasons. It would be really funny to see a season 1 JL photo on the cover of the S7 box.....but, hey, this is CBS we're talking about...anything's possible with them.
Big H
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 09:30:40 (PDT)
The twin towers of the Hyatt Regency featured on this box would have been under construction in '74-'75... the hotel opened in 1976. But Waikiki did have electricity.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 09:26:25 (PDT)
Ha-ha-ha. Funny, Kimo. True, the box art looks nice but I had to laugh when I saw it. As I'm looking at the art I'm looking straight at the Aqua Waikiki Beachside hotel (where I stayed last year). That screen shot looks EXACTLY (down to a tee!) how I remember it from last year! No way this is what it looked like back in 1974. Still I'm great that Season 7 is coming out, featuring 2 timeless classics like "The Young Assassins" and "I'll Kill 'Em Again"!
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 08:49:47 (PDT)
Thank you, Rick, for the link. Really impressive box art, don't you think, and reassurance from CBS that it really is coming out. Yay!!! Re: reel-to-reel tapes, Stephen, someone is selling them on Ebay. For Five-0 and for many other old TV shows. Maybe someone out there has the projector for viewing them???
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 04:05:02 (PDT)
"I dunno, kids. I'm just a purist." Whatever that means. There's no such thing as a "purist"! When does this "purity" begin and end? With Kono's departure? With Chin's? Danny's? Just before Jack Lord's sideburns turn gray? Do you watch your Five-O on DVD or do you prefer the reel-to-reel projector? Come on, "Kimo" in this day and age be thankful that a mere DVD box is all you have to roll your eyes at be glad that Five-O has largely escaped the editor's blade or a "one season and done" purgatory. My God, what people will complain about in this spoiled, internet age.
Steven
Miami, Fl USA - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 03:54:50 (PDT)
No, Kimo,no. I guess nobody's going to shoot you here. And you're right at last.
Nadja
Berlin, - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 00:45:21 (PDT)
(I could not resist. So shoot me.)(Sorry, Nadja) "The season seven cover art is up at tvshowsondvd.com--really nice!" yea. an overlit, overdeveloped Waikiki Beach conveying a view of a city unknown back then... showing Waiks a full thirty years after Hawaii Five O. Yah. Very appropriate. Conveys the feel quite well. "really nice!" I dunno, kids. I'm just a purist.
Kimo
Hawaii Kai, Hawaii Sovereign State of Hawaii - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 23:51:14 (PDT)
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Hawaii-Five-O-Season-7-Box-Art/12383
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 18:49:26 (PDT)
The season seven cover art is up at tvshowsondvd.com--really nice!
Steven
Miami, Fl USA - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 16:52:14 (PDT)
Stephen R. Dunn reported that Season 7 is due out on October 20th, yet when I searched the DVDs on TV site, I could not find it. Could someone please check on this and clarify the report. Thanks!
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 16:11:13 (PDT)
They really are dragging things out. Season 7 includes at least six, sort of 'lost' eps, that are not part of the 209 digital package shown in syndication here. Including A Woman's Work... and Hit Gun... both excellent. Season 7 includes one of my favorites, Bones of Contention. The scene where McG has dismissed Professor Burke's pleading and walks away... The Professor picks up the phone, calls the State Department, Washington DC and demands to speak with Jonathan Kaye. As the curtains part, the camera zooms in to the look of "What the..." on McG's face. The best.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 12:36:14 (PDT)
Its now official from tv shows on dvd web site the season 7 will be out oct 20.
Stephen R. Dunn
Burt , NY USA - Monday, July 27, 2009 at 11:30:20 (PDT)
If anyone wants to download the LP of Hawaii Five-0 - go to google and type "hawaii five-0 soundtrack rapidshare" - i'd put the link on here, but not sure if thats allowed! Just thought I'd mention this as the thread was to do with soundtracks earlier..
Steve
UK - Monday, July 27, 2009 at 05:05:07 (PDT)
Yes, Al Harrington's Ben could have been developed better as season five and six went on - also, I had the pleasure of meeting Al at his dinner shows a couple of times during my visits to Hawaii - I always thought that he was a very friendly and pleasant fellow. I remember a funny line he said during his 1982 dinner show which I attended: "The reason I left Hawaii Five-0 was because Jack Lord kept raising the fence!", referring to his credit during the opening theme for seasons five and six - anyway, that was pretty funny and definitly a jab at Jack Lord!
Glenn
Orlando, Fl USA - Monday, July 27, 2009 at 04:45:07 (PDT)
It seems that Al Harrington's character, Ben, had more of a consistent, open rapport with many of the other characters in the episodes -- there just seemed to be more of a "wall" between him and McGarrett. I agree that he portrayed Ben's character well, and I don't think he was given enough room to develop Ben as the series went on. The same, in my opinion, can be said for the character of Duke Lukela -- Herman Wedemeyer never seemed to get the chance to "flesh him out" either.
Kathy Johnson
Madisonville, TN USA - Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 19:51:47 (PDT)
I hope that Paramount will release Hawaii Five-O on Blu-ray DVDs. The remastered DVDs look great, but they would look awesome on High Definition Blu-ray disc.
Brad
Lake Wales, FL USA - Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 19:36:44 (PDT)
Also, in "Death is a Company Policy," Ben goes to question Runny Gross' girlfriend. They communicate well and give the impression that Ben has been quite actively involved in maintaining informants. I do think that, after Al Harrington's first two or three episodes, he seems to be less active. A real shame, for he played the role well.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 18:58:47 (PDT)
You Don't Have To Kill To Get Rich ...when Ben goes undercover as the hit-man. Shatner's' character comes to a hotel room or apartment and hires him, that's the most dialogue I can recall for Ben.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 10:04:26 (PDT)
One episode I can think of where Ben actually "conversed" with McGarrett was in "Death is a Company Policy", There are a couple of scenes I'm thinking of. The first one is when Ben stops by to sign one of the "consent" forms, and tells McGarrett about rumors of Ronny Gross being hit. The second one is the conference room scene where he exchanges greetings with Chris Lahani. After translating for Danno, with McGarrett obviously listening -- McGarett and he talk about Chris Lahani's background. Otherwise, I can't think of too many instances where he did any more than "yes Sir/No Sir" either.
Kathy Johnson
Madisonville, TN USA - Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 09:33:42 (PDT)
Can anyone think of a single episode where Ben did anything other than the "Yes sir/No sir" kind of response to McGarrett's commands? The only one I can think of is at the end of the Family Crook show where he flashes his badge at the crooked family, which is hilarious ... but it only lasts for a few seconds! If you want an example of a "thankless task," Al Harrington's portrayal of Ben should get the prize for sure.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 07:35:21 (PDT)
WHY are they so slow to release these???? why can't they just get them all out at once so i can indulge myself in my "old age"? i bought the first six & watched them all, at least one episode a day, sometimes two...at this point i'm doubting that i'll LIVE long enough to watch them all! should be able to get the 7th season in....but i'm chomping at the bit here!
susan
westminster, MD USA - Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 21:42:10 (PDT)
Richard DeBenedictus interview: http://blofeldscat.livejournal.com/75247.html You did occasional episodes of other scores as well, such as Hawaii 5-0. What was it like to step in for an estabilished show? Well, it was scary. Hawaii 5-0 -- Mort Stevens had written a theme which of course became a big hit and famous. John Cacavas was writing the show and so they had wonderful composers on there and I just tried the best I could to do what I do and yet keep it in the style of the show they had established. But it was a little scary to have to deal with that. They were wonderful writers and I didn't want to destroy any legacy of the show, so I was trying to be careful as I could and I guess I never had any problems.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 10:28:47 (PDT)
LOL, you are right it is Martin Denny. And I had the record right on the shelf, the whole time. It is "The Best of Martin Denny" and includes a selection from each of his previous 12 records. His first record "Exotica" is credited with touching off the Polynesian craze that swept America in the late 50's. The picture of the band on the back was taken at Don the Beachcomber's which my Pops is glad to talk about anytime of the day, as he recalls it fondly from his days in the Navy. The most unique song is "My Funny Valentine" with a Japanese guitar ( I do not know what it is called, I know it is a stringed instrument) replacing the vocals. Anyway, thanks for the correction, lol.
DeliWaiter
Palm Springs, C USA - Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 10:25:34 (PDT)
I watched the episode of The Invaders called "Storm" last night ... it stars Barbara Luna, who was guest star on a couple of Five-O episodes. Of course, she is totally hot ... BUT ... she is also one of the evil aliens!! ":-( One thing that is interesting about The Invaders is that it had an interesting score by Dominic Frontiere (same guy as scored much of The Outer Limits) ... unfortunately, they used stock music cues to the point where the repetition gets a bit annoying (almost like seeing some of those Five-O actors in episode after episode playing different parts). When you see The Invaders show "Quantity: Unknown" which has a score by Richard Markowitz (who did one Five-O show and only this one Invaders show), it is like a breath of fresh air.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 09:41:51 (PDT)
I don't want to be a smart-ass here but I think his name is Martin Denny not Denny Martin: http://en.wikipedia.org wiki/Martin_Denny
Nadja
Berlin, - Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 05:04:01 (PDT)
Speaking of soundtracks, The Five-O soundtrack is available on LP format from Juno records online. I have had my copy for over a year and need to get a new one, I play it so much. Being the avid record collector I am, I usually bookend the Five-O soundtrack with either Arthur Lyman and Denny Martin, respectively. Lyman's music was recorded at that Geodisic Dome in the park in downtown Honolulu. The recordings were so crisp, that when they were transferred to Digital, the engineer had to do nothing but convert the master track. No extra mixing required. Now Denny Martin has a Five-O tie in. The Actor Frank Kim the smooth talking and good looking Asian who appeared on the show as either a good or bad guy was in Denny's band. He on the back cover, plain as day. Same guy. I think his name different. The albums are "Lounge" music with exotic sounds mixed in like animal and bird calls, water-taxi bells, etc. Puts me right in the mood for Five-O or a Pork Roast on the grill.
DeliWaiter
Palm Springs, CA USA - Friday, July 24, 2009 at 20:16:23 (PDT)
Yeah, Harry Guardino did a great acting job in "A Thousand Pardons" and I also loved the Emmy nominated musical score for that episode by the great Morton Stevens - I wish some soundtrack label would release these classic scores on cd...:-)
Glenn
Orlando, Fl USA - Friday, July 24, 2009 at 17:14:13 (PDT)
Sorry I made a mistake I AM NOT THE NEPHEW of Harry Guardino the cursor was stuck up there and by the time I realized it, it was too late. Sorry once again for the mistake.
DeliWaiter
Palm Springs, CA USA - Friday, July 24, 2009 at 14:42:01 (PDT)
A Nephew of Harry Guardino came into the Deli the other day and we chatted about Harry's performances over the years in Five-0. Of particular interest was the episode where he played the corrupt psychotic army Sargent setting up the floozies with the GI's then murdering them. He said that was Harry's fave performance of 5-0 and one of the best of his career. He mentioned the pool-shooting scene where McG and he butt heads like Rams. That scene and the one when he tosses the pills and says "a thousand pardons" to the corrupt file clerk are scenes I wont soon forget. Powerhouse acting.
DeliWaiter
Palm Springs, CA USAA nephew of Harry Guardino - Friday, July 24, 2009 at 14:39:05 (PDT)
We (husband and me) are enjoying Hawaii Five-O once again, through DVD's now. We were fans when it aired in 1968 to this day. Jack Lord (loved him in it, and in Stoney Burke) was a classy guy, and all the cast in that series were too. The writers, producers, and directors as well. It was wonderful that local residents, some who were in law enforcement, some in acting, and the music business, starred in the series too. God Bless The Memory of Jack Lord, and All Other Cast Members, and Those Diretors, Producers, and Writers, for bringing the Hawaiian Islands, and good, solid entertainment to our homes. Mahalo Nui Loa. E Malama Pono
Sandra (Sandy) Mosley
Sparta, TN USA - Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 18:35:17 (PDT)
Speaking of literary references, I've been reading references to a book that Jack Lord was working on before he died. It was to be called "Jack Lord's Hawaii." Anyone know what happened to it--wonder if the unfinished manuscript still exists? What a shame it never seems to have been published.
L Ann
Seattle, WA - Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 17:54:08 (PDT)
Yeah, season 3's "To Kill or Be Killed" (one of my least favorite episodes of that season) is the only episode featuring a hippie farm.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 14:09:35 (PDT)
Hippies living on a farm - - There was one (I forget the name of it) where Michael Anderson, Jr.'s older brother, a Vietnam veteran, leaped to his death. Anderson had been drafted and didn't want to serve. Their father was a high-ranking officer in the Army, so "just say no" wasn't an option. For a sum of money, he went to a hippie farm from which he was to be shipped to the Mainland. Danno went undercover in that episode and was at the hippie farm, too.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 13:59:30 (PDT)
I think Henry is referring to "UpTight" as the hippie episode that someone earlier had asked about. But I don't remember hippies living on a farm in that one.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 13:23:49 (PDT)
Aha, but that would mean Chris didn't watch much more than season 1 wouldn't it ;-) So it most likely isn't "Uptight".
Nadja
Berlin, - Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 09:10:54 (PDT)
Season 1 "Uptight"
Hnery Tercyak
North Haven, CT USA - Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 08:55:49 (PDT)
Thanks, Ringfire.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 04:21:14 (PDT)
Phew! Reading the juicy tidbits about upcoming episodes, both here and in the episode descriptions, I'm getting impatient to receive more seasons to watch. "Invitation to Murder" does, indeed, sound like an Agatha Christie mystery, and, of course, there's no surpassing those! Come on, CBS/Paramount! Bring 'em on!
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 16:09:57 (PDT)
Hmmmm... poisonous knitting needles. That actually may have been the episode in question - "Invitation to Murder". People died in various interesting ways in this episode. After all, the "killer" planned everyone's murder in advance. The killer's own death (a suicide) came first. Then all the other deaths that he pre-planned came after his. Maybe that's the episode that made you quit watching the show.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 11:46:53 (PDT)
Speaking of unidentified episodes, I seem to recall that the episode that made me quit watching this show was some lame Murder She Wrote type thing wherein a character was killed via poisonous knitting needles, or something like that. Any ideas?
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 08:44:28 (PDT)
Yes, definitely "Invitation to Murder" from Season 10. I remember that episode well. One of the better episodes of that season. A nice "whodunit".
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 08:22:53 (PDT)
Thanks, Mr. Mike. I knew that someone died in the end!
Barbara
Chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 07:16:00 (PDT)
I think the episode in question is #234, Invitation to Murder. In The Big Kahuna, the old man doesn't end up dead -- John Marley's character is alive and well at the end of the show. Sally Kellerman ends up dead when she falls off a cliff.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 01:43:49 (PDT)
Barry.....This is probably not the episode you are thinking of but it is the first one that comes to mind for me. Sally Kellerman played a family member named Eleanore in "The Big Kahun" in 1969. She was married to the old man's son or nephew and they were trying to get him committed but he ends up dead. They wanted his money or real estate or something. That's all I can remember about it.
Barbara
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 21:55:52 (PDT)
Hello everyone. Iv'e been wracking my brain for years trying to recall a certain "Five O" episode and am hoping someone on this site might be able to help. This episode,I'm pretty sure, was from around 1978-1980. The "plot" involved a very wealthy old man who mysteriously dies and Steve believes all his family members are legitimate suspects. The old man didn't much care for his children and the feeling was pretty much mutual. If I'm remembering correctly Steve(after finding no hard evidence) has all but given up on who killed the old man, but suddenly(as if a light went off in his head) surmises that the old man had such disdain for his family that he murdered himself to "get back at them all from beyond the grave"-I do remember Steve saying words to this effect to the family. I apreciate ANY help- Thanks!
Barry
Pensacola, Fl USA - Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 20:31:18 (PDT)
I just checked Karen's Literary Five-0. Wow! Did she ever do some serious research to put that together! Excellent source of information and about far more things than the poetry we've been discussing. Thanks, Karen!
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 18:19:38 (PDT)
All I had to do was Google the words Edward Markham, Outwitted and Hawaii Five-O, and I came across a page on Karen Rhodes' website called Literate Five-O, which cites all the literary references the show made. The poem in question was quoted in the episode Target - A Cop.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 14:16:57 (PDT)
I threw that out there without checking first. I just fast forwarded through Uncle Kevin and I don't see it. Well... I was forty seven and two thirds percent sure it was maybe gonna be in there... I can picture the scene at McG's desk (?) I'm sure somebody out there knows.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 11:37:13 (PDT)
Thanks, Rick....You're a walking 5-0 encyclopaedia....
Big H
Raleigh, NC usa - Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 09:27:00 (PDT)
Why Wait Until Uncle Kevin Dies???
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 16:20:47 (PDT)
Big H, I vaguely remember that poem, too, but I don't know which episode it was in. Nor did I know who had written it. Thanks for the enlightenment.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 13:35:02 (PDT)
Back to the JL poetry angle...I think (but I'm not 100% sure) that Edward Markam's "Outwitted" was used by McG in an ep....goes something like "He drew a circle that shut me out (blah, blah, blah)....but we had the will to win, so we drew a circle that took him in." Can anyone confirm if that was indeed used, and what ep? Also, on an older topic, I viewed JL's performance in "Man of the West" this weekend with Gary Cooper...excellent older western, and JL's sneery, slimy bad guy was as good as any. So, Coop beats the crap out of JL, as Mr. Mike mentioned earlier.
Big H
Raleigh, NC USA - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 09:36:09 (PDT)
Sorry for my egregious misspelling of king's name in the previous post, no disrespect intended.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 08:53:11 (PDT)
I thought of King Kahemamema Blues as well, although those aren't full-fledged hippies, only semi-hippies. It's a subtle distinction, I consider myself something of an expert. And They Painted Daisies on His Coffin has a classic scene where McGarrett invades a house of hippiedom and immediately gets assaulted by psychedelic poetry and sitar music. It's only a brief scene, so probably not the episode Larry is referring to. Great stuff, though.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 08:50:32 (PDT)
I wonder if you're thinking of "King Kamehameha Blues" in which a group of hippie-like college students steals the king's cape from the Bishop Museum.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 08:23:35 (PDT)
There is no episode which is entirely about hippies smuggling drugs (or anything else) as far as I recall. The To Kill or Be Killed episode has a bunch of draft dodging hippie types in a house which was described by Dave Donnelly as follows: "The scene was filmed in a shack in Kalama Valley which today is a thriving community, Hawaii Kai, complete with golf course." There is also a house of hippies of sorts in See How She Runs, but they are connected with some bearded cult leader.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 07:36:51 (PDT)
I don't think so. They were living near International Marketplace. That's Waikiki.
Nadja
Berlin, - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 07:12:56 (PDT)
How about "Two Doves and Mr. Heron" Episode 77?
Judy Einspahr
Grand Island, Ne - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 06:43:31 (PDT)
Punahou St. goes over King St. and South Beretania into Manoa Rd. It leads mauka meaning inland. So, no beach there.For the ep. I thought of "To Kill to be killed" too.
Nadja
Berlin, - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 05:09:55 (PDT)
One other suggestion. Season three's To Kill Or Be Killed has a remote farmhouse or some similar type structure where a group of hippies smuggle out draft dodgers. My guess is, if the episode involves hippies then it is probably from one of the first few seasons.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 04:36:26 (PDT)
Bear in mind that I'm an Ohio boy, I have no idea where Punahoe is. Six Kilos takes place at a seemingly secluded house on the beach, if Punhahoe is on the beach, this might be your episode, if not, a thousand pardons...
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 01:45:55 (PDT)
Could be Six Kilos from season one, but I don't recall any hippies in that episode.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, July 20, 2009 at 01:34:57 (PDT)
They once did a 5-0 episode at a house I lived in. It was in Punahoe. The episode was about a commune of Hippies smuggling drugs or someting of this nature. Most of the scenes seemed to take place at the house. It has long since be torn down but I would love to get this episode. A Magnum episode called "forever in time" was done there in the last season. If anyone knows of this episode and what number it was plese contact me. lairs_42@hotmail.com Larry
Larry
Snd diego, CA USA - Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 18:45:52 (PDT)
Thanks KD :-). I thought Jack wouldn't like to see poetry not correct quoted ;-)
Nadja
Berlin, - Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 08:19:37 (PDT)
Misspellings forgiven Nadja
KD McG
Five-O, Hi USA - Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 07:48:46 (PDT)
There are some misspellings in the previous post, sorry. Here the correct version: "A hero perish, or a sparrow fall, Atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd, And now a bubble burst, and now a world."
Nadja
Berlin, - Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 05:42:42 (PDT)
And in "Why wait until Uncle Kevin dies" in the last scene that guy recite:"A hero parish, or a sparrow fall, atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd" and McG completes:"and now a bubble bursts,and now a world" It's from Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Man in Four Epistles: Epistle 1"
Nadja
Berlin, - Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 05:36:14 (PDT)
Thank you, KD, for telling us where that came from. In the first season, McGarrett often quoted poetry that he had learned from his father. It has been written that Jack's own father had him and his four siblings learn poetry by paying them one cent for each word of poetry that they memorized. Here's another verse he quoted: “I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.” It was written by Rudyard Kipling and is from an untitled poem in "Just So Stories" (New York: Doubleday, 1902, 1907).
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 04:27:02 (PDT)
“Say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” i know McG states his dad used to say it, but it is a quote from Elbert Hubbard. The full quote is: 'to avoid criticism,Say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” i hope they can re-capture the Five-O spirit with the new show..it's these little touches like the "McGarretisms" that intrigued us as viewers. If only Jack Lord were still alive....:(
KD McG
pick, me Ed - Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 19:18:44 (PDT)
I haven't thought about the Invaders in probably 30 years... man that was a great show. I didn't remember the JL connection until you mentioned it. Used to watch it when we were kids. It was very dramatic when they showed "the pinky" then you knew... it's one of the Invaders!
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, July 17, 2009 at 18:56:55 (PDT)
How about "Get Che and some of the lab boys down here!" If you could pick just one episode from each of the 12 seasons, what would you choose? I looked over the list, and here's what I came up with: 1. ...And they painted daisies on his coffin; 2. The Singapore File; 3. F.O.B. Honolulu; 4. A Matter of Mutual Concern; 5. The Jinn Who clears the Way; 6. Hookman; 7. A Gun For McGarrett; 8. Murder: Eyes Only; 9. Nine Dragons; 10. The Descent of The Torches; 11. Number 1 With a Bullet; 12. A Lion In The Streets. And if I couldn't pick multi part episodes, I would replace those above with: 3. Ten thousand diamonds and a Heart; 8. The Waterfront Steal; 9. Elegy in a Rain Forest; 11. Stringer; 12. (pass)
Tom
Plainfield, il U.S.A. - Friday, July 17, 2009 at 16:25:00 (PDT)
In the episode "Vikor" from the sci-fi TV series The Invaders, Jack Lord gives a very intense performance as a war hero who runs a manufacturing plant. Because he got stiffed by the banks when he asked for a loan, he has teamed up with the evil invaders who have lots of bread, but want to use his facilities to take over the world. This episode is directed by Paul Wendkos, who also directed the Five-O pilot, Cocoon. Alfred Ryder, who gave a mediocre performance as an Asian in The Late John Louisiana, plays the head alien that Lord's character has to deal with.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Friday, July 17, 2009 at 15:41:44 (PDT)
First scene of The Sunday Torch has always been a favorite of mine. The Sunday morning panorama of Honolulu is beautifully done. The illusion created when Lippy Espinda as the janitor is spotted going through the school window and then we see the arsonist setting the fire all while the arson strike team is scrambling to respond... outstanding. The interaction between McG and the shrink Dr. Bishop is a highlight also. And it's not everyday that you see Kwan Hi Lim as a good guy. Starts out like it could be one of the best eps ever, then just kind of burns itself out.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, July 17, 2009 at 12:12:29 (PDT)
These aren't McGarrett-isms, but he said them, and I think they're pretty good: (1) McGarrett regarding quack healer C. L. Fremont: “She couldn’t cure a ham.” in "Once Upon a Time."(2) McGarrett regarding a crook who had arthritis: "He couldn't open a can of cat food." in “The Diamond that Nobody Stole,” (3) McGarrett quoting his dad: “Say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” in "All the King's Horses."
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Friday, July 17, 2009 at 08:26:12 (PDT)
Those are all great McGarrett-isms. I wonder what he might have said if he had existed in real life. For example... "Why does the State buy these black cars? Don't they know they absorb the heat like a pizza oven?"
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 20:32:53 (PDT)
Ahhh, ahhh, I've got another one!!! (McG-ism)..."Chin, you and Kono take the back" (usually said when they're about to bust in to a house/joint, etc)...
Big H
Man, are, We broke in NC!! - Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 12:53:21 (PDT)
"Seal the rock!"
Nadja
Berlin, - Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 10:50:41 (PDT)
Two more McG-isms that I think haven't been mentioned yet..."FREEZE!" and "Danno, run it through the computer to see what comes up.."
Big H
Raleigh, NC Needs $$$$ - Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 09:21:51 (PDT)
What KD said on all counts! You got it right, bruddah!
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 14:41:12 (PDT)
I watched Hookman on KDOC a local Orange County, California station, and noticed a discrepancy. At the beginning of the show the hearse is shown being driven by someone other than Stuntman Beau Van Den Ecker. However, when the shots are fired by Stoner and a closeup of the driver is shown, the driver is Van Den Ecker.
RRM
Los Angeles, CA - Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 13:46:42 (PDT)
"Halt!" That's another McG. Yes, the varied dialog usage. See, just another thing that makes Five-O classic. i wish they still made them like this. They used to lavish care and attention on productions before, now it's so fast-paced, sometimes you get lost. Yes, Ed please do attempt the new Five-O, but please don't modernize it too much. You have an opportunity to showcase some of the original including the teaser and Five-O wave just before commercials. i think this would help it stand out among the crowd. Please no gratuitous sex or violence. Let the story stand. Let the new lead be cool-and have a facial bone structure a la McGarrett. And, please let's have James Macarthur make an appearance. Book 'em Five-O
KD McG
Hawaii, Fl? USA - Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 13:09:49 (PDT)
Ringfire, you compared the violence in "Man of the West" to today's violence. I was surprised that such violence would be present in a movie produced in 1958 - but it was! Cousins beat each other to pulps. An uncle shot and killed his nephew. At the end, the uncle's henchmen went after the remaining nephew, and when the nephew prevailed, the uncle went after him. This movie defined the term "dysfunctional family." BIG TIME!!! No doubt about it!
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 11:50:38 (PDT)
Hey, Five-0 Lover, I found it strange that you thought "Man of the West" was hard to watch... being too violent. I haven't seen the film myself (Netflix doesn't seem to carry it even though it's out on DVD) but I can't imagine a western from 1958 being so violent that it's hard to watch. I mean "The Wild Bunch" is considered a graphic and violent western but even that one I've never found too difficult to watch. Compared to the blood and gore we see today, anyway.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 10:18:36 (PDT)
More McGarrettisms: "Aloha, aloha suckers!" Another Hawaiian word, "Mahalo" said to Danno after Steve's surprise birthday party, Steve drops a gift and Danno hollers to let him know. Steve's going back after the gift saved him from being inside the "Merc" when the bomb goes off in the "Blind Tiger" ep. Frequent remarks to Jenny, his secretary, "thanks, love" and "yeah, love, whatta ya got."
50 lighthouse
Huntington, WV USA - Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 17:19:43 (PDT)
I watched "Man of the West" last night. Good movie! Hard to watch, for it's very violent, but it's very well done. Lots of symbolism, nuances, etc. But when "Coaley" died, the movie was over for me. Let's face it: I was watching it for Jack, not for Gary (Don't tell Gary I said that). LOL
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 13:16:00 (PDT)
Just ordered a copy of Man of the West...can't wait to see this JL performance, and any movie that has Coop in it can't be bad....My fav Coop movie....Sgt. York. (off topic, sorry, Mike) To Stephen Dunn...yeah, that is a great McG line, remember it now that you posted it. McG always said "Eaaaasy" when someone was hurt badly or about to get hurt or shot. In "The Ransom", a p'od McG turns to Danno and screams...."Danno, I swear!!!...that if they kill Kono I'll get them!!" Later, in the same ep when they find Kono...."How do you feel, you big Kanaka??!! Great stuff.....
Big H
Raleigh, NC $1 Trillion Under - Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 10:01:15 (PDT)
I watched God's Little Acre last night. Jack Lord gives a very "twitchy" performance to rival the one in Man of the West. If JL didn't become the star of Five-O, maybe he could have developed into the James Woods of his time!
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 06:23:03 (PDT)
"Tell Ralph Nader"
drogers
Somerville , ma United States of America - Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 04:38:07 (PDT)
"...Easy... ...EEEEEEazy!..."
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Monday, July 13, 2009 at 21:22:14 (PDT)
Another McGarrett-ism used on numerous occasions: "Suppose...JUST suppose..." (fist clenched) as he begins laying out his theory of how a particularly clever crime was committed.
Jeff Herman
Denver, CO USA - Monday, July 13, 2009 at 20:22:13 (PDT)
"Well, give!"
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, July 13, 2009 at 19:21:13 (PDT)
How bout mcgarrett saying nobody is above the law nobody.some of the other liners i like are the one from pig in a blanket when he says weve arrested dopers and pushers. weve arrested foreign agents, murders, and rapist and here we are with a lousy drug store heist and danno's life on the line and we can't crack it i mean somebody ought to call a cop
Stephen R. Dunn
Burt, NY USA - Monday, July 13, 2009 at 19:14:47 (PDT)
One-liner? How about one word: "Go." Steve McGarrett used it in any number of situations, usually when his men wanted to tell him something. (It's also in "Cocoon," when Rosemary Quong is talking to him.)
Sylvia
Pembroke Pines, FL USA - Monday, July 13, 2009 at 19:04:59 (PDT)
More one liners: "Step me through it." "Tell Che (or Doc) I want a fine-tooth comb job." "I don't make deals." "Central, patch me through to ..." One of my favs: Steve had given Kono instructions to get a communications van sent to Diamond Head, and while speaking to Chin Ho said, "tell Kono I want that communications van rolling in 30 seconds." On The Ransom ep, "tell them I want the fingerprints of everyone who ever touched the car from the time it left Detroit."
50 lighthouse
Huntington, WV USA - Monday, July 13, 2009 at 16:00:00 (PDT)
Those are good ones: "Whaddaya got?" and "No chance!" are definitely McGarrett-isms! LOL Love 'em! Re: "God's Little Acre," you talked me into it. I just went online and ordered a copy. I've been thinking about doing so for quite some time but wasn't sure whether it would be worthwhile. After reading what you said, though, I decided to go for it. Can't wait 'til it gets here!
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, July 13, 2009 at 14:59:43 (PDT)
Started to re-watch Season 1 to go back and refresh (so cool to have DVD's !!!!) and watched Tiger by it's Tail and Samurai and noted that Stev-o said "Not a chance" at least 10x during the course of the two shows !!!! I think that qualifies as a recurrent Jack-ism ;o)
GK
Millersville, PA US - Monday, July 13, 2009 at 13:11:38 (PDT)
Yeah, Big H, "God's little acre" is a real good one. JL playing the very jealous Buck Walden is awesome. My favorite one-liner is: "I want everything, the book."
Nadja
Berlin, - Monday, July 13, 2009 at 12:55:44 (PDT)
Another McGarrett one-liner, used a lot: "What've ya got?"
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, July 13, 2009 at 10:15:46 (PDT)
One of my fav "non Five-0" performances by Lord (other than Leiter in Dr. NO)was in "God's Little Acre"....he's married to the very voluptuous Tina Louise (ala Gilligan's Island) and she drives him nuts. lol Another great Five-0 one-liner....(Steve) "Let's lay it out, Danno,"...or "Lets run it down, Danno"...meaning, let's review the crime facts.
Big H
Cary, NC USA - Monday, July 13, 2009 at 09:32:39 (PDT)
If you want to order the Williamsburg DVD, it is available here: http://tinyurl.com/mdomxw ... the price is kind of expensive relative to the amount of material on the disc, but I think the profits go to the Williamsburg historic site.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 11:25:38 (PDT)
Doc Bergman says a good line in "Try to Die on Time" (Season 6). As he reaches the scene of the third or fourth murder, he says, "This is no island paradise. It's a shooting gallery." Then, there's McGarrett's line to Doc on at least one occasion, when Doc rattles off a lot of medical jargon, "English spoken here, Doc."
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 10:24:49 (PDT)
Besides, "Book 'em Danno" ...What are some of your favorite regular one liners from the series?
Do,
Setauket, NY USA - Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 09:31:20 (PDT)
Great promotional tapes, Steve. Thanks for the links.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 06:32:49 (PDT)
Just found a couple of interesting 5-0 videos on YouTube, copy and paste the links below into your browser if you'd like to see 'em: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGvq0deOqUc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8xIDm4kQTQ&feature=related
Steve
UK - Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 05:58:07 (PDT)
Hi KD :-). I was curious so I bought it on amazon. And here is the great scene from "Man of the West": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRR1cFytGS4
Nadja
Berlin, - Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 05:30:14 (PDT)
..oh forgot to say Hi Nadja; wow you have the Williamsburg movie,huh? cool x
KD McGarrett
FIVE-O, book 'em - Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 18:54:19 (PDT)
Some quick replies/comments: Five-O i don't have the answer. Roy Dupuis-good, but McG unsure, Jack Lord's performance is absolutely award-winning in that film! Oh, about Jack Lord's jawbone, the correct quote is: "..and he possesses a striking facial bone structure for which the camera has an affinity!" i don't think this is arrogant but a statement of fact, his facial bone structure DOES have an affinity with the camera--it is rare presence. So, he wasn't lying.
KD McGarrett
FIVE-O, FL USA - Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 18:45:49 (PDT)
I'm glad you got a good compensation package, Mike. My husband lost his job 4-1/2 months ago. The compensation package ran out two weeks ago, and, now, we've borrowed against his government retirement. Heaven only knows what we will do when we actually retire. Meanwhile, the house is on the market, but VERY few people are even looking at the listing online, let alone coming by to see it. But this isn't Five-0 business, so I'll close off, now. Suffice it to say, I hate to see people get hurt who can't afford it, and the Hawaiian people can't afford it, not when they have to hold five or six part-time jobs just to pay the rent. That's where my comments were coming from.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 09:57:41 (PDT)
I don't see Rick's comments as too harsh. Times are tough. First of all, the news about the Ilikai could be a lot worse -- they could be demolishing the place. It's my understanding if someone buys up a union business (as the Ilikai was for its hotel employees), then there are contracts which deal with severance and other issues. As well, severance should be covered by state law and I am sure there are other post-employment benefits to consider like unemployment insurance. It's unfortunate that so many people are being thrown out of work, but I don't see why the Ilikai should be given some special consideration because of its "iconic" status, if that is what you are suggesting. I know this situation all to well, having been thrown out of work a few weeks ago myself. Luckily, I got a good compensation package, considering I was with the company for over 10 years.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 09:08:46 (PDT)
Could we be a little nicer about disagreeing? I stated my concerns, since I know what a hard time the Hawaiian people have, making ends meet, even when times are good. What you say, Rick, is true, but could you dial it back a bit? We all have feelings, as well as opinions.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 07:48:59 (PDT)
"Excuse me, but do you see a serious disconnect here"... What is a failed business supposed to do? Employ people that they don't have work for? That didn't work out too well for General Motors... They don't even do that in communist China anymore.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 07:09:23 (PDT)
According to the "Honolulu Star-Bulletin" (http://www.starbulletin.com/news/bulletin/50489142.html), the Ilikai will reopen at an undisclosed date following labor negotiations. The article said that 50 former employees will be rehired based on seniority. If you recall, the earlier articles about the hotel’s closing said as many as 142 union employees were being laid off. Excuse me, but do you see a serious disconnect here? Where are the other 2/3rds supposed to find jobs in the current economy? Their vacation leave and severance packages won’t stretch that far. For that matter, the article said the reopening also depends on recovery of the tourism industry in Hawai`i. That isn’t going to happen very soon or very quickly if the economic indicators are accurate.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 04:53:09 (PDT)
I enjoy reading the Guestbook postings--especially information about the possible new Hawaii Five-0 series. I agree Jack Lord cannot ever be surpassed in his portrayal of Steve McGarrett, making casting for a new series so difficult. Has anyone thought of Roy Dupuis who was featured in the late-90's series "La Femme Nikita"? He seems to have the general presence and facial characteristics that would work for "son of McGarrett".
L Ann
Seattle, WA USA - Friday, July 10, 2009 at 17:55:03 (PDT)
Love this page and think it is great that other people still get the same enjoyment from 50 that I do.
Scott Blazer
Logan, Oh USA - Friday, July 10, 2009 at 14:52:11 (PDT)
I have a video of that Williamsburg movie. It runs only half an hour and is not really an impressive performance since it only explains how this man comes to his decision to vote for the independency. Although it's funny to hear Lord speaking with an English accent ;-). I agree with Mr. Mike. In "Man of the West" Jack Lord is outstanding.
Nadja
Berlin, - Friday, July 10, 2009 at 14:30:01 (PDT)
If you want to see Jack Lord really acting, get a copy of the film Man of the West. In this film, Lord plays a psychotic cowboy who gets the living crap beaten out of him by Gary Cooper. Cooper actually tries to tear off all of Lord's character's clothes -- this is in retribution for Lord trying to make the well developed Julie London (sometimes a singer, in this movie an actress) strip off all of >her< clothes. Lord gives a totally scenery-chewing performance.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Friday, July 10, 2009 at 13:59:23 (PDT)
no, no, i'm not comparing the coolness of Jack Lord with that of Bond. I'm just saying in my own biased way that I kept waiting for 'McGarrett' to emerge during the movie and promptly wrap things up! The H50 2.0 creators will have difficulty coming up with someone who is as cool and confident as Jack Lord but who doesn't come off as smug and jerky. BTW, has anyone travelled to Colonial Williamsburg to see the film Lord starred in from 1957?
DJ
North Liberty, IA USA - Friday, July 10, 2009 at 13:08:00 (PDT)
KD, did they say what would happen to those 203 rooms? Will they be sold as condos?
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Friday, July 10, 2009 at 08:39:42 (PDT)
In the 'Island Life' section, there was a piece entitled "ACTION! in Hawai'i." It was an update on several new filmings slated for the Islands. Within the article was a 'Whatever Happened to..." inset where a reference to the series stated "Hawaii Five0 2.0" generated a lot of buzz last summer when 'Criminal Minds' writer and producer Ed Bernero was said to be drafting a script for a modern version of the classic cop drama. A spokeswoman at CBS Paramount said last week that it remains 'in development.' Also, the approximately 200 units still being used for traditional hotel stays at the Ilikai, will be shutting down as of July 9 according to media reports on Tuesday. The balance of the building will continue unaffected as condo units.
KD McG
Hawaii, Five O - Friday, July 10, 2009 at 06:29:25 (PDT)
I just watched "Why won't Linda die?" from season 11. Very interesting episode, and also a reference to the Ilikai. Danno and Duke were supposedly sent there to investigate where the murder victim had stayed, but the building they showed was actually the Rainbow Tower at the Hawaiian Village.
Tom
Plainfield, il U.S.A. - Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 16:14:24 (PDT)
Just thought you might like to know... (1) Richard Denning (Gov. Jameson) will be on two movies this weekend. Tonight, at 8:00 EDT on Turner Classic Movies, he will play in a minor role as a reporter in the classic "Union Pacific" (1939). On Monday, July 13th, at 12:30 pm EDT, he will be in "Adam Had Four Sons" (1941). (2) Al Eben (Doc Bergman) will be in two movies. On Saturday of this week, he will be seen as "Dale" in "Corky Romano." It will appear on the Comedy Channel at 7:00 am EDT and at 2:30 pm EDT. On Friday, July 17th, at 7:30 am, he will appear as a union representative in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" on the Fox Movie Channel.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 15:34:37 (PDT)
Jack Lord DID want to return to Bond in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, the next Bond picture, but the producers axed him immediately. Anyone care to take a guess as to why he was axed? Surprise! Surprise! He wanted more money AND equal billing with Connery! Why am I not surprised? So typical Jack Lord - wanting to be the STAR. I can understand him asking for more money but what was he thinking asking for equal billing with Connery?! It's a Bond picture for crying out loud! And Felix Leiter was always some extra help that popped up from time to time. He was never a major player in the films. One other amusing thing is that while listening to the DR. NO commentary someone (I think it was Ursula Andress) said that Lord was very particular about the camera filming one particular side of his face... don't remember whether it was the right or left side. Again, typical Jack Lord. As he once said, "The camera has an affinity for my jawbone". Or something to that effect. Mr. Mike might have the exact quote.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 14:21:16 (PDT)
Here is another article on the closing of the Ilikai Hotel: http://www.starbulletin.com/business/20090708_Owner_to_close_Ilikai_Hotel.html. A caption under the picture of the hotel states: "Chinn Ho was the original developer for the Ilikai, breaking ground in 1961 and opening the hotel three years later. He sold it in 1974 for $35 million."
RRM
Los Angeles, CA - Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 14:02:26 (PDT)
Although I agree that Sean Connery was the BEST Bond...James Bond ever, I watched "Dr. No" last night to see Jack Lord, not Sean Connery. He was very good as Felix Leiter, although I'm glad he was not committed to the Bond films. Then, he wouldn't have been free to play Steve McGarrett. Since Jack Lord IS Steve McGarrett, well... What can I say?
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 13:31:39 (PDT)
Jack Lord was definitely the best Felix Leiter in the Bond films! David Hedison was second best. But I think you're really reaching in your comparison of Lord to Sir Sean Connery, 007 himself! No one in cinema history was cooler than Connery as Bond... James Bond.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 13:22:40 (PDT)
I watched Dr. No for the first time last night and saw a younger Jack Lord nearly upstage Sean "007" Connery. I know the idea of a new H50 is exciting, but I'm not sure who can be the personification of 'cool' as Jack Lord.
DJ
North Liberty, IA USA - Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 08:02:59 (PDT)
I put Hawaii Five-O down as 1 of my favorite TV shows on Facebook. A special note to 2 season openings 2-hour episode, 1 shot on location in Hong Kong, the other 1 in Singapore. Out on the high seas where no country has jurisdiction, the rival bad guys killed each other in a duel, right before McGarett and the local police arrived. http://www.facebook.com/winstonlu1
Winston L
Los Angeles / Hong Kong, CA USA - Wednesday, July 08, 2009 at 23:05:42 (PDT)
We haven't heard anything new lately about "Hawaii Five-0 2.0" but at least this little bit was posted in the Honolulu Advertiser on July 5th in the "Island Life" section.....• "Hawaii Five-0 2.0" generated a lot of buzz last summer when "Criminal Minds" writer and producer Ed Bernero was said to be drafting a script for a modern version of the classic cop drama. A spokeswoman at CBS Paramount said last week that it remains "in development."
Barbara
Chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, July 08, 2009 at 22:25:22 (PDT)
To 50 Lighthouse: You can still stay at the Ilikai. Google "Ilikai condos", and you will find condos for rent by the night, week, or month. So far, the rates have been competitive with the hotel's rates. The decor will vary and differ from the tropical decor the hotel featured, since these units are owned by different people/groups, but the pages usually have pictures to show you what to expect. Those offering multiple rooms may even have a map to show you where the rooms are located within the building. Many rooms have been updated to reflect surrent styles, and all include linens, cookware, etc. Do be prepared to pay a cleaning fee to cover cleaning services after you leave.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, July 08, 2009 at 19:57:45 (PDT)
50 Lover, thanks for the info and link about the Ilikai. We stayed there last Oct. and loved it. I was hoping we could stay there next time if we get to go back. So sad to think about it closing and many people losing their jobs. I hope something will be worked out for them.
50 lighthouse
Huntington, WV USA - Wednesday, July 08, 2009 at 18:03:17 (PDT)
A case of real life imitating Five-0 "The Clock Struck Twelve"... According to Fox News "Investigators Sneak Bomb Making Materials Into Buildings -Past The Police Agency Charged With Protecting Them" The test took place at 10 federal buildings in Washington DC... I wonder where they got the idea?
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, July 08, 2009 at 08:20:39 (PDT)
Some very sad news this morning. The Ilikai will stop hotel operations on Friday, when its new owner takes possession. Read about it on... http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/07/08/ap6628670.html Of course, the Ilikai has been hurting for quite some time and has changed hands several times, already. Still, it is sad to see this once grand lady fade into obscurity. As for me, it's the only place I stay when I go to Honolulu. I'll now just rent a condo or timeshare there. After all, "No place but the Ilikai!"
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, July 08, 2009 at 05:50:54 (PDT)
Five-0 Lover: Ain't no big thing, bruddah ;-)))
Nadja
Berlin, - Tuesday, July 07, 2009 at 03:28:23 (PDT)
"Can't wait for the movie to come out" There's a movie in the works?!
Chris
- Monday, July 06, 2009 at 15:36:53 (PDT)
You're right, Nadja. I'm sorry. That one slipped right past me!
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, July 06, 2009 at 15:34:16 (PDT)
Sure, Five-O Lover, but I don't think all cars in the pool have the same license plate number ;-). Kono is driving the car with the number 1F3954 which is known to be Danny's car. Take a closer look at the car just before Kono is asking for the photo albums. For the rest, I think it is a really good ep. And the connection to the real life, the restoration of the Iolani Palace, is interesting too.
Nadja
Berlin, - Monday, July 06, 2009 at 11:33:41 (PDT)
While stationed in Hawaii during filming I was able to meet most the cast and crew .Had a wonderful time Thanks to all .Can't wait for the movie to come out.53518
C Kennedy
Reno, U.S.A. - Monday, July 06, 2009 at 09:12:05 (PDT)
Yep, "Rest in Peace, Somebody" = GREATEST FIVE-0 EPISODE EVER!!! Even better than "Hookman"! I just love that episode to death! What makes "Hookman" a slightly lesser episode for me is that we see Hookman/Stoner's face right from the start. This tends to kills the suspense a bit. In "Rest in Peace", the suspense is so thick you could cut it with a butter knife! You just hear the voice of this creepy mysterious caller taunting and baiting McGarrett. Amazing stuff! Plus, Don Ray's score was brilliant. On the other hand, so was Morton Stevens' Emmy-winning score for "Hookman".
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, July 06, 2009 at 08:19:12 (PDT)
Interesting, Nadja. I, too, watched "Rest in Peace, Somebody" yesterday. It is one of my favorite episodes. Re: Kono driving Danny's car with fish in the trunk, I have to laugh. Don't you think Kono was driving another car from the state motor pool? The state transportation office (at least, on Five-0) seemed to have a notorious habit of buying black cars in a land that is not exactly known for having cool weather. The governor's limousine was black. The McGarrettmobile was black. Danno's car was black. Yep! As I've said before, I'd love to hand those poor, hot people popsicles. LOL
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, July 06, 2009 at 07:36:34 (PDT)
Yesterday I finished watching ALL of season six on DVD. This is the first time I have ever done this (season five came close, now I can go back and finish THAT season). As a result, all of the "revised anal-ysis" for season six is finished, and the size of the file is over 100K.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, July 06, 2009 at 06:03:39 (PDT)
It's not season six, but I rewatched "Rest in peace, sombody" yesterday. And there is Kono driving around with Dannys car(license plate 1F3954) and one minute later in the office there is the call of that guy saying there could be something in Dannys car. So Kono was driving around all the time with the fish in the trunk, huh ;-)?
Nadja
Berlin, - Sunday, July 05, 2009 at 23:52:13 (PDT)
In the show, you often see someone pick up an item which presumably has fingerprints on it, using a handkerchief or something similar. Wouldn't this smudge the fingerprints? By the way, I have revised my anal-ysis of 30,000 Rooms. The rating went up a bit, but if you think hard about this show (and I did), there are too many things which defy logical explanation, aside from David Wayne's quite charming performance.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, July 05, 2009 at 14:36:01 (PDT)
If you want to see how Mr. Mike does the red color, take a look at the Source for the page. Mr. Mike downloads the page (since it is like "his WWW site") and makes changes, and then re-uploads the page. Unfortunately, for the "general public" the ability to do HTML or add clickable HTML links is disabled, because of a nasty incident I had several years ago where some guy added an "img src" URL to his comment dozens of times, pointing to a very large picture on some other site on the Internet. This caused the Guestbook to do a total meltdown.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, July 05, 2009 at 10:16:13 (PDT)
The Capsule Kidnapping maybe? Season Eight. Just a guess.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Saturday, July 04, 2009 at 22:40:12 (PDT)
Not sure if this is from season six- but what is the name of the episode where a man and a woman are burglarizing a place and then the woman shoots a butler or servant in the back during the robbery? I remember really liking this episode. I remember Danno says to Steve "he also got one in the back."
Dave
New York, NY USA - Saturday, July 04, 2009 at 18:22:57 (PDT)
Hmmmmm. That's no good! Carry on folks!
Harold W.
Millinocket, ME USA - Saturday, July 04, 2009 at 13:04:25 (PDT)
Testing. [color=red]Just checking to see if this is how Mr. Mike does the red text.[/color]
Harold W.
Millinocket, ME USA - Saturday, July 04, 2009 at 13:03:03 (PDT)
KIller At Sea, in my opinion, has a great premise, the problem is that fifty minutes isn't enough time to do it justice...it should have been a two-parter. As is, it's pretty obvious who the KAS is. And the "surprise" at the end is really no surprise at all, considering all the other episodes we've seen this season where the civilian helping Five-O with a case turns out to be a criminal! As for the comedian's bad jokes, that element doesn't really kill the episode for me, I'm assuming that most cruise ship comedians were pretty bad, making this a realistic portrayal.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Saturday, July 04, 2009 at 12:59:17 (PDT)
In Killer at Sea, I thought the guy driving the car was someone else (like Jimmy Borges), but I took a closer look to confirm that it was Devane, and based on the bottom of his face (which is all you can see), I am pretty sure it is him. He is wearing a floppy hat and his hair is kind of sticking out. I dunno why they obscured the driver's face in this show, it is just another red herring. Oh yeah, what's with the ugly thug who accompanies Gordon? Is the guy really that ugly, or did they just make him ugly with the use of makeup? When Gordon says words to the effect "this guy is my protection," you can totally agree that no one would come near this creep!
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, July 04, 2009 at 09:35:45 (PDT)
Killer at Sea... Belongs in the Lame hall of Fame! Very UN-Five-0 episode. Other eps that filmed off-island, Once Upon a Time, Singapore File, Year of The Horse, carried the Five-0 vibe to their various destinations. Not Killer at Sea. It's as if McG and Danno were guest stars on another series. Killer "Ain't got that (Five-0) hippity hop."
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, July 03, 2009 at 22:00:24 (PDT)
Oops! In all fairness to the writers, I probably should add something else that I read. The writers complained that they were being asked to write about a place they never had seen. They all but begged to be allowed to travel to Hawaii to see what they were writing about. Their requests were denied. Instead, they wrote wherever they happened to live, and the cast and crew in Honolulu were expected to fill in proper place names, etc. I suspect this may be behind such statements as "He's going north on Monsarrat," when Monsarrat runs east and west. I also suspect that the editing crew in Hollywood weren't familiar with Honolulu, either, and were probably under tight budget constraints to use stock footage, which would account for McGarrett's being shown driving east, past the Dillingham Fountain, then west on Ala Moana when he is supposed to be going from the palace to the Queen's Hospital, which are only about a block apart.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Friday, July 03, 2009 at 20:18:47 (PDT)
I agree with drogers re: the ship's locale and McGarrett and Danno having coffee on the deck the next morning. In fact, the setting is so idyllic that it seems a shame that the plot fell flat. I've read that the cast and crew complained bitterly about receiving poor scripts and having to rewrite them. If they had "beefed up" this plot, they might have had a real winner. The base of a good story was there; it just didn't get off the launching pad.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Friday, July 03, 2009 at 19:57:11 (PDT)
What's silly about that episode is that you can see the villan's face (or at least the bottom half of it) when he's waiting outside the bank in his car. That really kills all the suspense. I like the ship locale and the scene where danno and mcgarrett meet up in the morning and they're both drinking coffee. Lol
drogers
somerville, ma 02145 - Friday, July 03, 2009 at 15:59:51 (PDT)
Just rewatched Killer at Sea ... a very lame episode. There is a potential romance between McGarrett and Elena which goes nowhere, lots of red herrings (is the ship's "chief" played by Peter Leeds involved in the theft?), John Byner's lame jokes, and a twist ending with what seems like pretty limited evidence to support it.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Friday, July 03, 2009 at 15:13:25 (PDT)
Re: Jenny watching TV at work, she may well have been monitoring news channels for news of incidents that would interest Five-0. Several government agencies do this; e.g., the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), which monitors at least 10 networks for news of transportation mishaps across the nation. Jenny seems too conscientious to have an 8" TV hidden in her desk drawer so she can watch soap operas. This was done for a few years between the time small TVs became available and the workplace became harsher/stricter. No, I think Five-0 probably monitored the news on all the islands. We know they monitored the radio, such as when they first learned of Jahkal's impending arrival in "Leopard on the Rock"; they probably monitored the TV, too.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Thursday, July 02, 2009 at 19:19:08 (PDT)
Historical prices for gold: http://www.finfacts.com/Private/curency/goldmarketprice.htm
Tom
Plainfield, il U.S.A. - Thursday, July 02, 2009 at 18:29:03 (PDT)
In Murder With a Golden Touch, Jenny comes rushing into McGarrett's office to tell him that she has seen the salvage company on TV in the Five-O front office telling about their "find." The implication here is that Jenny is goofing off and is watching TV! By the way, does anyone know what the price of gold was around 1974?
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, July 02, 2009 at 17:09:14 (PDT)
Does anyone know why after kam fongs charcter chin ho was killed off at the end of season 10 why they didn't replace him with another actor for season 11. Did it have to do with production costs?
Stephen R. Dunn
Burt, NY United States - Thursday, July 02, 2009 at 17:05:02 (PDT)
Hmmm, I see Chris's comment regarding The Flip Side from a couple of months ago -- I guess I should pay more attention to what is posted around here! I've subjected this insert to even more stringent Che Fong analysis, since I isolated the clip on both the DVD and my VHS tape and noticed that they were .05 of a second different from the beginning of the shot inside the helicopter to the end of the shot with the ship. If you examine the two excerpts from the DVD and my video dub, you'll note that there is no "gap" in the music as you might expect if someone just made a mistake. It's not only that this One Born excerpt was inserted, they also cut out some footage to accommodate it, from the helicopter flying and a bit of the ship moving forward. Check this photo which is taken inside the helicopter from just before you see the ship (in the VHS version) and just before the insert from the later episode (from the DVD version).
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, July 02, 2009 at 15:23:31 (PDT)
Agreed on the "epilogs" in The Streets of San Francisco. There was nothing dramatic about them - everything was wrapped up by that point. It was a just an excuse for some cheesy banter between our 2 stars. Some old school advice and a few jabs at "buddy boy" and his college education. Or whether a hot dog is better than a taco. Or whether the Giants are going to make it this year. Or that Malden has to take better care of himself and eat healthier. Or that Malden needs to move ahead with the times. Or that Douglas is too much of a "hippie". Oh whatever... Why the heck did we even need all this unnecessary junk? Just filler. Just take a look at how Five-0 would end - freeze-frame and that's it. Or freeze-frame at a dramatic moment (McG slamming Wo Fat's passport on his desk). Classic! That's how a show should end! Plus, the whole Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, etc. that Quinn Martin was fond of using in all his shows was pretty distracting. I'm glad Five-0 didn't have any of that. That aside, Streets of San Fran was a very good show - pretty much my second favorite crime/police drama of the 70s. Malden and Douglas were both outstanding, the stories were engaging, the San Fran locations were real and well-shot, the opening theme song and montages were cool and the theme had a catchy 70s funky type of sound, the guest-stars were very memorable (even Ah-nuld the Governator guest-starred!) - great show!
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, July 02, 2009 at 09:28:26 (PDT)
Does it make sense that Born was cut into Flip Side when remastered for DVD release? They probably would have been working on both of them at the same time. That's assuming the scene is not in the Family Channel, Columbia House, or whatever old copies were out there prior to the current DVDs.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 20:08:10 (PDT)
What is dumb about the $100,000 Nickel show is not so much the magic trick that McGarrett does at the end of the show, but the fact that there is no explanation as to why McGarrett is suddenly interested in Eric Damien (the Victor Buono character) when he is talking with Interpol guy Hans Vogler on the phone. Prior to this, the Five-O people were talking about the engraver Henry Andecker who got knocked off by Damien's hitman friend Paul Anthony who uses some bullets that contain mercury, and who dropped a shell casing where he murdered Andecker that comes from some obscure European source. So what is the connection to Damien? (Five-O doesn't know any of this behind-the-scenes stuff.) I don't get it.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 19:51:11 (PDT)
Yes, Rick, I have commented on this in the past, thanks for remembering. What I didn't realize is that One Born was filmed after Flip Side, I just assumed it was filmed before and broadcast later, since there is a scene in Born with the foursome cruising in the convertible I just assumed it was a stock shot. Really weird. Would they have been filming both episodes simultaneously? Is it too much navel-gazing to even ponder such a thing?
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 19:48:20 (PDT)
Chris will have a comment on that one.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 18:58:27 (PDT)
I noticed something very pe-culiar when watching The Flip Side is Death today. For some inexplicable reason at approximately 13:39 of the show on the DVD, there is a brief insert from episode #137, One Born Every Minute, which was both filmed and broadcast after Flip Side. In this shot, Ed Flanders, Michael Strong, Tommy Fujiwara and Lynnette Mettey are all seen while driving down the highway. This 3-second shot does not appear in the video I made of the show several years ago off local TV.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 17:39:00 (PDT)
The official release date, assuming October 20th is correct, will not be for about another month, based on CBS/Paramount's past behavior. Every time my source has predicted a release date so far, it has been correct...
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 15:12:04 (PDT)
Pardon me for asking, Mr. Mike, about the release date of the 7th season! I was simply wondering if you had an update for the 7th season release date. According to the main page, you have a question mark beside the date of Oct. 20 and the word "rumours" precedes "the seventh season will appear on Tuesday, October 20th." The Oct. 20th date with a question mark has been on the main page for a few months now; I thought maybe the main page hadn't been updated. A question mark and "rumours" do not lead me to believe this is a definite date.
50 lighthouse
Huntington, WV USA - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 14:48:08 (PDT)
I've always liked Streets of San Francisco, aside from the sucky "epilogs" which usually had a "buddy boy" type of male bonding between Malden and Douglas. The show had a great title sequence (like Five-O) and also shared a lot of guest stars with our favorite series.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 14:35:51 (PDT)
Some sad non-Five-0 related news: actor Karl Malden ("The Streets of San Francisco") has passed away at age 97, according to msnbc.com. While "Streets" wasn't a classic in the league of Five-0, it was nonetheless noteworthy for the great chemistry between Malden and his co-star Michael Douglas. Fortunately CBS-Paramount has released several seasons of these shows on DVD as well.
Jeff Herman
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 13:04:23 (PDT)
I was watching The Finishing Touch yesterday. During this episode, the phone rings in Che's lab. (Where the heck is this lab, anyway? McGarrett says he will be "right down" to visit Che -- is it on the main floor of the Iolani Palace or something?) Anyway, I was thinking ... if McGarrett is visiting Che, has there ever been an instance if the phone rings, that it is NOT for McGarrett?
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 08:03:33 (PDT)
Can anyone shed some light as to where Haig's house was in "Bomb"? Anyone intimately familiar with the area? Taking into account the view of Diamond Head in the back. Any ideas? Tantalus Drive maybe? Looks like it's up in the hills.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 07:51:14 (PDT)

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