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


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In "Bomb" when McG waits in his car outside Dr Haigs house a few things come to mind. The view as you mentioned is spectacular. It actually overpowers the scene. The funky dial, hang up, dial again so you'll know it's me calling is hilarious, especially when Haigs in a hurry. But the best part is how agitated McG gets having to wait for Haig to come back out to the car. Nobody keeps McG waiting!
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 21:33:21 (PDT)
Uh, how did you get here? Via the link on the main page? Go back to the main page and drop down a few more lines, you will have your answer to when the next season will be released. As far as whether there is a good quality bootleg set available, I have no idea, since I have never seen one. Some people have e-mailed me that the quality of these sets leaves a lot to be desired, as does the "customer service" by the companies that sell them. I have my own video tapes of the entire series that I made many years ago, some of which I have converted to DVD (not the seventh season, though).
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 17:34:37 (PDT)
Mr. Mike, is there any news on a release date for season 7? I've just about worn out the first 6 seasons, and reading references to the later seasons fuels the desire to own the ones I don't have. I'm just about ready to try a "bootleg" set so I can understand references here to the later seasons! Is there a decent DVD set of the complete series?
50 lighthouse
Huntington, WV USA - Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 17:25:37 (PDT)
Yeah, Dubin's a veteran director, a consummate professional, a familiar name not only to Five-O watchers but also to fans of another one of my favorite shows, MASH.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 14:52:22 (PDT)
Mr. Mike, don't forget that "Anybody Can Build a Bomb" also has a great aerial shot of the Aloha Tower! Plus, we get a nice view of Kapiolani Park (where the flash explosion takes place). I used to jog there last year when I stayed in Waikiki. Yes, this episode did have some great photography. In any case, can you really hate any episode directed by Charles Dubin? This is the guy who gave us the Vashon trilogy! He's right up there with Michael O'Herlihy as a top-ace Five-0 director.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 08:04:21 (PDT)
I just watched Horoscope for Murder from season 11, and something seemed confusing. At the beginning, one of the victims is stabbed on the elevator. The videotape I watched was a little bit grainy, but it does not appear that the killer, Burgess was one of the passengers on the elevator. Now, if he was indeed the killer, wouldn't he have to have been one of those passengers?
Tom
Plainfield, il U.S.A. - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 19:02:25 (PDT)
I watched Anybody Can Build a Bomb again and I didn't find it as bad as before (though still not that great). Apparently you can handle things like uranium, polonium and plutonium but only VEWWY VEWWY CAREFUWWY as Elmer Fudd would say! There are still several things about this show that are stupid -- like two of these elements being available to the general public in propane and acetylene containers. As well, what's with McGarrett leaving Dr. Haig alone in his office? Obviously the doctor is going to be up to no good, even if it means just making a phone call! I also don't understand what happens when Danno is talking to this dame in some laboratory and she hands him a test tube containing polonium. Just after this, she pulls out this spray bottle and sprays what looks like an LP record? Also why does Dr. Haig have some kind of super sensitive Geiger counter in his house? Huh? Wouldn't that be at the university where he teaches? On the positive side, there is some great photography in this show, like when McGarrett is waiting outside the doctor's house (check the view of Diamond Head in the background) ... and when the Five-O crew burst into Pacific Refrigeration. I like the way McGarrett comes forward and Danny and Chin go off to the sides!
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 16:23:42 (PDT)
Islamic terrorists killed Michael Jackson, huh? So who killed Harry Endo, the North Koreans?
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 12:20:16 (PDT)
Just registering my vote as a big NO on the Son of McGarret idea... It just feels cheezy and "Hollywood-ish" to me. So I hope if there is a remake, which isn't sounding all to promising with the continuing recession and studio budget concerns, and the lack of any sort of word from Ed B.... Just doesn't sound or feel like it's going to happen anytime soon... Mr. Mike, if you took care of the "MH show", thanks, makes coming here occasionally a much nicer experience as a disturbing pattern was starting to (re) develop again.
GK
Millersville, PA USA - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 12:12:53 (PDT)
If you do a Google search for "hawaii five-o chris mcgarrett" (without the quotes), you will find numerous references to Chris McGarrett, referring back to the announcement about a year ago that the show was to be revived. Unfortunately, there has been no news since suggesting that this revival is actually going to be happening.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 10:10:00 (PDT)
Haven't posted in guestbook for several months due to job, vacation, etc. but trying to catch up on the comments. One burning question: Is Five-0 2.0 on or off for this coming season? i.e, any words from Bernero that it's postponed due to budget constraints,etc.? Also, saw yet another posting below alluding to Chris McGarrett (the so-called "son-of-Stevo") that will lead the new unit. Have I just been completely asleep at the wheel, or whatev? I have been reading along and I don't remember any official announcement that McGarrett had a son who will lead the new Five-0 unit. In the Five-0 series that I watch, McG never even dated (ok, maybe once in a blue moon)..so how on earth can they (CBS producers) rationally explain a son? I know we've nearly beat this horse to death before in prior posts, but I just wanted to know...where/when was the announcement?? Enjoyed the posts on what to see in H-land as I hope to visit/vacation there in the next few years.
Big H
Raleigh, NC USA - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 09:55:29 (PDT)
Not any more...
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 09:13:06 (PDT)
Actually Nadja, this is a Michael Hedges page all of the sudden.
**
- Monday, June 29, 2009 at 09:03:05 (PDT)
Yep, Fivo-O = Mike Hedges... Wow, what are you smoking out there man ? Who cares about Whacko Jacko. What is the point ? Perhaps you are going to a write a screenplay now that'll include your Hawaian Knights characters investigating the Jackson murder mystery huh Mike ? Weird man, just totally random and weird...
GK
Millersville, PA USA - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 08:14:20 (PDT)
Nadja, I understand your point. I'm sure there will will be many reactions to the Jackson post. Although this is a Five-O page, I commend the Jackson analysis, no matter how viewed, as a bold expression of one's attempt to not only tell the truth as he believes it, but it does enhance the awareness that many people may find interesting and want to check on themselves. Yes, Five-O, but a point about a celebrity has been made (by a person who I know to be a friend and reliable), but I respect him for being bold enough to reach out despite his obvious knowledge that criticism would follow. With that being said, back to Five-O. Will a remake really work, etc.
STEPHEN
elkhart, Indiana USA - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 06:38:39 (PDT)
Actually I'm not quite sure what's the point of that! Is this a Michael Jackson page all of a sudden?
Nadja
Berlin, - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 05:16:28 (PDT)
I have completed my preliminary investigation of the Michael Jackson death.... Facts now known: MJ was surrounded by Islamic Bodyguards, became reclusive and had little contact with the outside world since his trial... MJ became Islamic several years ago... he was renting a home from the Islamic federation for $100,000 a month....MJ signed up for 10 concerts over a 7 month period in England (FULLY INSURED) to start 2 weeks from now... MJ rarely attended rehersals & arrived late and weak when he did....The promoters seeing the profits to be made added 40 more concerts to the ticket without MJ's signature on the contract.... advance tickets sold out quickly bringing in Millions if not billions of dollars in revenue for the Islamic Nation... (And possibly Alcaida)...... ......AUTOPSY weighed MJ in at 112 POUNDS, grossly underweight and frail for his 5'11' HEIGHT.... Scarring on his back... bruises on his knees... broken ribs(From CPR?) and 4 needle marks in the heart area (Adrelenin?) ....MJ had no food in his stomach, only residual drugs were digested... Closest friends repost that MJ had no suicidal tendancies as he had his children to care for...... ...... In conclusion the Islamic nation used MJ as a guiney pig to bring in money to be laundered for terrorist purposes knowing fully well that MJ was in no condition to have one concert, no less 40... MJ was killed over time with drugs purposely by a doctor or other surrounding staff with possible Alcaida ties to kill him slowly and collect the insurance money fully aware MJ would die soon.... The pre-paid ticket money will probably never be repaid to the concert goers (Although other performing artists my volunteer their services to pick up the slack in a MJ memorial concert showing old film footage) Diagnosis: Murder for terrorist & financial gain
Five-0
Honolulu, Hi U S A - Monday, June 29, 2009 at 03:02:41 (PDT)
I'm probably alone in this view, but "Killer at Sea" is the sixth season stinker. Dull, slow, and somewhat silly; it's tone is more like an episode of "McCloud" than Five-O. "Anybody Can Build a Bomb" is merely a "meh" episode; it just doesn't resonate at all.
Steven
Miami, Fl USA - Friday, June 26, 2009 at 12:11:37 (PDT)
Regarding season 12's "A Bird in Hand". Another episode which I can't really understand the hate towards. I know Mr. Mike has ZERO STARS for that one, which I quite frankly can't understand. That one is actually one of the more watchable episodes of the final season, which was pretty bad on the whole. "The Kahuna" and "The Moroville Covenant" easily win as the 2 worst episodes of the final season, perhaps the entire season! Watching those 2 was like watching grass grow. "Bird", on the other hand, at least has an interesting premise of a wanted fugitive (thought to be dead), played by John Dehner, who has accidentally been discovered by a tour group. I find this story to be rather original and somewhat unique. I don't think we had anything similar in any other Five-0 episode.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, June 26, 2009 at 09:35:44 (PDT)
It will also be interesting to see how well 5-O has adapted to technology advances. In "Nine Dragons", there was a discussion on DNA. As a matter of fact, that's probably the earliest mention of DNA that I recall from any police show. Of course, at the time, there was no way of knowing just how widely that police would be able to use it. There were a few episodes where the case would have been a lot easier to solve had DNA testing been available. This would make the casting of Che Fong crucial. Also, I don't expect to hear one of my favorite lines" "Patch me through to McGarrett!"
Tom
Plainfield, il U.S.A. - Friday, June 26, 2009 at 08:56:11 (PDT)
Well, Tom, for me, there will only be one McGarrett, and that is Steve. And there will only be one Steve McGarrett, and that is Jack Lord. Having said that, I am curious to learn what Chris McGarrett will be like. One thing is for certain: Whoever plays the role will have his work cut out for him, for not only will everyone be comparing Chris to Steve, but they will be comparing this actor to Jack. But, you know, I have another concern about the new series: Much of Five-0 was done with the cooperation of state and local officials, whose hands now are tied by security restrictions. No longer will it be possible for the film crew to have the run of the airport, for example. At least, I doubt it. The same will probably be true of the Aloha Tower, the 'Iolani Palace, the state capitol, and other sites that were of vital importance to the original series. True, there is much more to Hawai'i than the public buildings. Still, I wonder...???
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Friday, June 26, 2009 at 08:11:15 (PDT)
What does everybody think of the proposed movie if it were to have McGarrett's "son" in charge of 5-O? I think this would tend to give it an "Austin Powers" type of feel. In other words, not good. I would like to think of McGarrett more along the lines of James Bond. There is only one "James Bond", regardless of the number of actors who portray him. Likewise, there should only be one person in charge of 5-O; that being Steve McGarrett, and not his son.
Tom
Plainfield, il U.S.A. - Friday, June 26, 2009 at 07:32:10 (PDT)
Danno's departure is alluded to in the 12th season episode Good Help is Hard to Find. Les Keiter plays hard-hitting KLB-TV commentator Mark Maynard, whom McGarrett detests. In a broadcast, Maynard calls McGarrett "a joke ... a man of such personal vanity that good men have been resigning in disgust [is this a reference to Danno, perhaps?] and have been replaced by incompetent sycophants."
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Friday, June 26, 2009 at 05:53:56 (PDT)
I agree, A BIRD IN HAND is the worst episode in the 5-0 Collection. Followed by Bomb and Babe Ruth...Most of Season 12 is terrible as well. Once Danno left, the show was over. William Smith couldn't replace him. I also think they should of Addressed James MacArthur's departure at some point in Season 12. It didn't happen. Sharon Farrell was a joke. If you put any woman on the 5-0 force you put Sandi Welles(Amanda McBroom). Anyway, can't wait for season 7
B-Rock
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, June 26, 2009 at 05:30:11 (PDT)
The Babe Ruth episode would have been much better if there were Asian actors in the two guest roles. Mark Lenard and, much worse, Will Kuluva were both beyond belief. Anybody Can Build a Bomb, by comparison, is factually ridiculous. Hello! You can't handle things like plutonium, polonium and uranium! Neither of these episodes is as bad as A Bird in Hand..., an appallingly stupid twelfth season episode directed by Beau van den Ecker.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 17:05:31 (PDT)
His jailside chat in The Clock Struck Tweleve reminded me of a typical Captain James T. Kirk speech ala. risk risk that's our business. McGarrett's clenched fists, shaking his hands being self-righteous and pissy about self-appointed vigilantes. "do you undertstand that? do you understand that?" arrgh. i understand! I like McGarrett's rage against Jonanthan Kaye in the Jinn Who Clears the Way: "you sold me out jonathan, youy sold me out.....what do you mean the decision is irrevicable. he committed crimes in this state, captial crimes, this is my jurisdiction..." or the retort he gives Henri Vachon when accused of killing his son. "No, you did, you and your grandfather, long ago," he exclaims, stabbing his finger outward. great stuff. Clock Struck Tweleve rant? not so much...
drogers
somerville, ma United States of America - Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 13:23:28 (PDT)
I think the Bomb episode is pretty good. I'm not scientifically-oriented by nature, but, sure, I was able to pick up on what are probably inaccuracies, but that didn't bother me so much. My main beef with the show is that it is yet another season six episode that has the Five-O team working with a some kind of professional on the investigation, and that professional turns out to be a crook himself. It was pretty intriguing the first, second, maybe even the third time they did it, but four or five times in one season is WAY too much!
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 09:48:41 (PDT)
To Drogers: I always liked "The $100,000 Nickel". As someone already mentioned, it's cool to see the nickel go from hand to hand. Similar to season 7's "Diary of a Gun" or season 12's "Use a Gun, Go To Hell" where you see a gun going from hand to hand and the path of destruction that is left in its wake. Same with the nickel. Cool concept. Also, can you tell me what was it about McGarrett's speech in the jail cell in "The Clock Struck Twelve" that you didn't like? You said that was the first instance where McGarrett was acting out of character. I thought he was being very tough on the "revolutionaries". Typical McGarrett.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 09:15:27 (PDT)
Barbara, I agree. I haven't followed Lou Diamond Phillips, so I had to look up his pictures, but you're right. He shares enough of Jack's facial features (strong chin, the nose and even the eyes) to be credible, while clearly being Hawaiian. He makes an excellent match when you add the qualities of his personality, which you described as being very McGarrett-like. Tom, I agree. "Thanks for the Honeymoon" just did not work for me. There was a real disconnect re: McGarrett's personality, all the way from letting a crook out of jail for any reason, let alone a wedding and honeymoon, to his ducking out to be with Margo while he was on duty. McGarrett just would not do that as evidenced by his remark to Nicole Wylie in "Singapore File," "Another time, another place, Nicole." I don't know, Nadja. "$100,000 Nickel" didn't work for me. In the first place, who would be stupid enough to put such a priceless item in a vending machine, especially with the mob watching his every move? As McGarrett would say, "No chance!"
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 04:05:02 (PDT)
I like "$100.000 Nickel" The images of the coins in the beginning and their value are very interesting. And I like the dialogue between McGarrett and Damien. Also it's funny to see how the nickel goes from hand to hand. I think that ep is not that bad.
Nadja
Berlin, - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 23:49:26 (PDT)
Thanks for the additional tourism info, Five-O Lover..........Had a comment/suggestion about casting for the possible new Five-O series. Just watched finale tonight of "I'm a Celebrity-Get Me Out of Here." Don't normally watch reality shows but our former governor's wife was on it, so I watched....Anyway, I was really impressed with Lou Diamond Phillips who incidentally just won the show tonight. I've seen him in many things over the years and would not have normally looked at him as someone to play McGarrett's son in the Five-O remake. But in watching him on the show this past month, I saw a quiet reserve yet strength in him. Such a compassionate gentleman who stood out among the others. He could certainly pass for part Hawaiian/part Caucasian and play McGarrett's son. Anyone else have an opinion on this?? Thanks.
Barbara
Chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 20:57:19 (PDT)
I'm just getting through the first 10 seasons. I never wathced 11 or 12 when they were first on. With that in mind. my pick for worst episode would be Thanks for the honeymoon, starring Patty Duke. The whole premise of the story is just too far fetched for me.
Tom
Plainfield, il U.S.A. - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 19:55:44 (PDT)
I wrote the tourism office recently and asked about the significance of the white obelisk near the Halona Blowhole. They replied that it is a memorial to fishermen who died there. I wish they had given more information; such as, did they die in a single incident or is to all fishermen who have died there through the years? Does anyone know? For those of you who are planning trips, be sure to stop at the blowhole. It is awesome to see the ocean spraying upwards through a hole worn through the lava rock. And the obelisk, of course, with Sandy Beach stretching up the coast, toward Makapu'u. To get there, take the H-1 eastward. At Kahala, the interstate ends, and the road becomes known as the Kalaniana'ole Highway. It goes past Maunalua Bay and Hanauma Bay, then turns toward the north, winding and twisting its way around Koko Head. This is, without a doubt, the most awesome scenery you'll see. It even bests the sight from the Pali Lookout. Don't miss it, either. As in WOW!!!
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 19:44:19 (PDT)
Jinn is my favorite as well. I can watch McGarrett slam Wo fat's paperwork on his desk over and over. Bomb is the worst season six episode although the 100,000 Nickel is very close. I hate it when McGarrett grabs the nickel from behind victor buono's ear. He's a murderer and McGarrett is joking around? That was the horrible! So out of character. It was the second episode that I thought Jack Lord really lost a grip on McGarrett. The first was his jail cell tirade in CLock Struck Tweleve. Dumb dumb!
drogers
somerville, Mass United States of America - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 18:12:28 (PDT)
Does everyone have a favorite episode? My personal favorite is The jinn who clears the way. I loved the way the plot fell in to place perfectly. Also, a couple potential bloopers I noticed: In the Silk Trap, watch one of the contestants during the talent show. It appears that "Miss" Australia is wearing a wedding ring. And then, in Tall on the wave, they show a shot of the surfer who has his left foot forward (facing his right). Then they show a closeup of him (a studio shot I guess) where his right foot is forward.
Tom
Plainfield, il U.S.A. - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 17:32:22 (PDT)
Oh Come ON! You can't be serious about "Anybody Can Build a Bomb" being the worst! Even "To Hell With Babe Ruth" (which is much worse) is not a bad episode aside from the atrocious acting from Mark Lenard as the flipped-out ninja. He's the one who really hurts that episode! As for this episode, at least it doesn't suffer from the bad acting of the former one. I always liked this episode! It's not a favorite but it's a heck of a lot better than numerous other Five-0 episodes. I'll take this one over a number of season 6 episodes, such as "Charter for Death", "Tricks are Not Treats", "Flash of Color, Flash of Death", "Murder with a Golden Touch", "Try to Die on Time", "Killer at Sea", etc. Let's not even start on seasons 11 & 12!
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 14:00:15 (PDT)
Ringfire, I believe your correct. I think it is the dude they called Mercury. I'd tell you to go back and check it out, but this episode is probably the worst episode ever. Babe Ruth might of even been better. I told Mr Mike he needs to give this NO Stars or at most a Half Star..I actually suggested the Middle Finger but I don't think he went for it.
B-Rock
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 12:11:49 (PDT)
Can someone confirm something? Just watched "Anybody Can Build a Bomb" last night and as I watched the closing credits I noticed Allen Reisner (the director of numerous episodes, including the classic "Hookman") guest-starring as "Hermes I". I don't recall anyone with that name mentioned during the episode. Is this by any chance the head bad guy who calls himself "Mercury", the one wearing the dark shades? Just wondering what Allen looks like. You rarely get to see what the directors of these fabulous shows look like. Other directors made cameos on various episodes, including Richard Benedict who appeared as the bartender Sol in "By the Numbers" and Charles Dubin (who directed the "Vashon" trilogy, among others) had a cameo as an apartment super in "A Bullet for El Diablo".
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 10:30:39 (PDT)
Geez, thanks bunches Five-O and others on all the advice. I'm getting excited now. Can't wait to start making plans. Thanks again!
Barbara
Chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 10:03:47 (PDT)
We lost Councilman Duke Bainum to an annurism a few days ago...Duke was an advocate of bringing Casino gaming to Hawaii... it never happened but with the current City&County budget deficet maybe the prospect of legalized gambling will be put back on the table to boost tourism from abroad. It would go nicely with our proposed "Train to Nowhere"! Kapiolei (West of Honolulu) will soon become a bustling business area taking the load off Downtown Honolulu and add thousands of new homes to the island so why not put a Casino there too?
Five-0
The real sunshine state, - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 09:41:02 (PDT)
I love reading what everyone did on their trips to Hawai`i. Our trip was a combination of what several of you have reported. We paid our respects on Wednesday by visiting the Arizona Memorial in the morning and Kahala in the afternoon (before making our way around the southeast coastline). On Friday morning, we toured the Palace and sat under the giant (monkeypod ?) tree to enjoy the Royal Hawaiian Band concert. And, then, to top it all off, just before we went to the airport to fly home, we went to Don Ho’s and shared a Five-0 pizza!, which was made in the shape of a surfboard! Hawai`i seemed to know we were leaving, for we heard “Aloha Oe” three times that day followed by Kui Lee’s “I’ll Remember You” as we walked to our departure gate. I’ve said more than once that the worst thing I ever did was to get on that plane and leave. I wish I had stayed. Don’t know how I would have fed myself or where I would have slept, but I’ve been “homesick” ever since.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 04:23:45 (PDT)
Barbara, you might want to try www.tripadvisor.com. Lots of info on Oahu and Honolulu, reader reviews, great info and forums for questions. I found it very helpful when we planned our trip to Honolulu last Oct. Also, we visited the Iolani Palace on Friday late morning on purpose; the Royal Hawaiian Band gave free concerts at noon on Fridays on the Palace grounds. There's nothing like sitting under a giant tree in the shade, the wonderful Hawaiian breeze blowing, listening to beautiful music on the grounds of our beloved "5-0 headquarters." One of the band members even resembled Chin Ho Kelly. I think I'm homesick!! lol.
50 lighthouse
Huntington, WV USA - Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 17:19:54 (PDT)
Aloha Barbara... The Hale Koa is located at Fort Derussey. It is next door to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort at waikiki maingate on the beach at Waikiki. Open to ALL Military personel and their families active,vets and retired for a very low discount rate. It has lots of activities and water craft to rent nearby,the sightseeing sub is nearby at the Hilton too. Bring your clogs though as the sand is the rough coral type and there are coral reefs Rocks)all over there. Waikiki has sand thats easier on your feet... Dec or March are better... Jan and Feb are occassionally really cold windy and wet...This winter was dryer and better than last... but Mother Nature always has the last say... 2 days of sightseeing on Sat & Sunday are best(Less traffic conjestion)(and maybe friday if the state furlows go into effect)... Hook up with Kimo's FIVE-0 tours or Magnum's Tours to see the 5-0 sights...After business there is always the many beaches, shopping, Luau shows (The Polynesian Luau (CLOSED SUNDAY) bus will even bring you there from the hotel and there is an Elvis/Tahiti show right in the Beachcomber Hotel in Waikiki) and not to mention plenty of nightlife here... Bring the sunscreen(I use banana boat/ pump spray SPF 20-30 that time of year just to keep the sting off(I'm of Irish decent)... just plan it right and you'll have a great time...
Five-0
Honolulu, Hi - Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 16:59:39 (PDT)
Oops, Five-O...Those 3 days would be full days of personal time, not 3 days including business. Thanks.
Barbara
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 10:50:06 (PDT)
Hey there Five-O.....Husband and I are planning trip to Hawaii sometime between end of December and end of March. It will be part business trip so will probably only have about 3 full days to ourselves. Weather-wise, when would be the best time to arrive? Also, with only 3 days, any suggestions on where to spend it. Of course, MY plans are to make it as much a "Five-O" trip as possible. Thanks bunches.
Barbara
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 10:48:14 (PDT)
Hey DJ from Philly.....You mentioned that you took advantage of your husband's military status and stayed at the Hale Koa. Where/what is that? My husband is retired military and we are planning to go in about 6 months or so. Thanks.
Barbara
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 10:44:52 (PDT)
DJ, seriously you need at least 5 days just to take in Oahu (Honolulu/Waikiki/North Shore/the Wet& Wild water park)itself. 2 or 3 days on any of the other islands should do... personally unless I've already been there and done that, I would have spent 2 weeks at Disneyworld/Epcot/Universal/Seaworld Orlando or 1 day at Great Adventures, a week in Wildwood and a couple nights(funds permitting) in Atlantic City... and maybe a day or two at the Smithsonian & patriotic tours in DC and Boston. The plane trip here is a killer from Philly!... Adapting to living here is totally up to you. Some people come here with a couple hundred bucks in their pocket and some with a couple million... it's all what you make of it yourself... (Having a good job lined up here won't hurt either)...Just don't forget to bring the sunscreen-Unless it's winter season ... we get a lot of rain then and the ocean water is much colder :)
Five-0
Honolulu, Hi - Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 10:05:07 (PDT)
My husband and I have been to Hawaii twice. Once on a Taulk tour - all 5 islands in 10 days; stayed at the best places, including the Pink Palace (the Sheraton) - beach front on Waikiki. Loved the islands; hated the regimentation. Next trip we took advantage of my husband's military status and stayed at the Hale Koa and kept strictly to Oahu. It was a much easier pace. We rented a car or used public transportation. We loved this trip. Can't wait to go back, although we should try to see somewhere else in the world - right??? It is so laid back there. People drive the speed limit on the highway; the Head of Prisons was not upset when three hard timers broke out -- "where can they go"; we saw one person in a suit, the assistant manager of one of the 5 star hotels. Could we adapt if we moved there?
DJ McDowell
Philly, PA USA - Monday, June 22, 2009 at 20:21:00 (PDT)
Just come back from Hawaii where we spent almost 3 weeks. Visited the Big Island and Kauai. Both stunning. Got out of Wakiki everyday and seen many sites round Oahu itself. Re Five o sites went to lots including the condo in Kahala where Jack Lord lived and paid my respects at his statue at the Kahala mall. We loved our time there . The islands are stunning, the weather fantastic and the people are so friendly, Shame we dont have the aloha spirit here in the UK!! Cant wait to go back once we save up so me more pennies!!! Regards Peter
Peter
UK - Friday, June 19, 2009 at 11:28:22 (PDT)
I do know what you mean. My mind simply cannot comprehend what the eye is seeing in 4 of the 6 previous posts.
*****
- Friday, June 19, 2009 at 11:06:30 (PDT)
To Starzz - - There simply is so much to see and usually so little time in which to see it. Your best bet will be to divide the island into manageable sections and to spend a full day on each. Maybe take 2 or 3 days for Honolulu. That way, you will have time to stop and take pictures and, yes, oogle the sites. They are so awesome that they are overwhelming. And not just to the eye but to the camera, as well. The mind simply cannot comprehend what the eye is seeing. I feel an overwhelming need to go back and see what I looked at before, if you know what I mean.
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Friday, June 19, 2009 at 06:39:46 (PDT)
NEWS FLASH HAWAII...6.17.08 The seaborne giant golfball (upgraded AGEIS)has departed Pearl Harbor enroute to the Western Pacific... 6.18.18 Ground to air Missile defense systems enroute to Hawaii from mainland to neutralize the North Korean ballistic nuclear missile threat.... Mc Garrett meets with Nav-Sec Command at Barking Sands underground Nike Missile site on Kauai!!! Oh wait a minute, I wrote that scenerio 6 years ago didn't I???...
Top Secret News Man
you'll never know, Hi USofA - Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 21:32:47 (PDT)
Hello All: Sorry I have been away from site for several months. New grandbaby, new job, yadda yadda yadda!!......Anyway, just trying to catch up and noticed 3 things: 1) lots of actual discussion on the episodes, 2) no Kimo, oh well, and 3) has there been ANY update from Ed Bernero at all???.....Glad to be back.
Barbara
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 21:26:00 (PDT)
Season Six episodes Flash of Color and Death With Father seem to both feature dubbing of female characters. Ms. Akura from Flash and Peter Strauss' girlfriend both seem to have the same funky dubbed quality and from the same actress. Anyone notice this as well?
drogers
somerville, ma United States of America - Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 14:02:29 (PDT)
Oh... east of Bonzai pipeline is the Turtle Bay Resort/golf course follow road southeast past The Polynesian Village will take you past Kualoa ranch(Higgins&Magnum Estate/Zoo Crouching Lion resturant(Pass on the high back wicker chairs, they are cute but uncomfortable)Rabbit Island and back down to the H1 freeway near Pearl.. The State Capitol bldg &HPD building &courthouse are on Beretania near the Alekea/Punchbowl/Ward business area and the Inolani palace is on king st side...Aloha Tower/Cruise Ship Terminal Chinatown/are just west of there....
Five-0
Punahou , - Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 10:24:00 (PDT)
Aloha Starzz, the most prominent landmarks shown in the 5-0 intro are the Aloha Tower and Diamond Head.... The International marketplace is on Kuhio Ave in central Waikiki and of course the Illikai is near the marina on the waikiki side of the AlaWai passover a couple blocks from the Alamoana shopping mall. Diamond head studios is just up the road from Diamond Head...The Zoo is at the edge of Kapiolani park ....Punchbowl Cemetary(That ugly statue) is up near the Koolau mountain somewhere north of Vinyard and Queen Emma... Pearl City mall/Pearl harbor/Hickham AFB, are a few miles west of the airport near Ewa beach and Waipahu...The Byodo Temple is up near Kaneohe Marine air base off the Pali(Pali Lookout is great too)..The Polynesian village is up northeast shore near Laie/Kahuku(shrimp) Take the Likilike or Pali to Haleiwa town, then head east to sunset beach surfing & bonzi pipeline.... Germains Luau is somewhere out by Waimea Falls on the west shore....I think but not sure as I have never been there.... Hope that helps...if not free brochures with discount coupons & maps are available in curbside stands on every block on Waikiki's main tourist area
Five-0
you know where, - Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 10:00:48 (PDT)
Places to see on Oahu? Are you kidding? Aloha Tower (seen in the opening titles), Pearl Harbor, Punchbowl Cemetery (with that statue of Lady Columbia seen in the opening titles), Ilikai Hotel (with McGarrett standing on the penthouse balcony as seen in the opening titles), Waikiki, Sea Life Park (seen in a few episodes), Makapuu point, Rabbit Islands, Kualoa Ranch, Valley of the Temples (where the Byodo-In Temple is situated), Polynesian Cultural Center, North Shore, Iolani Palace (McGarrett's office), Ale Iolani Hale (across from Iolani Palance where the King Kamehameha Statue stands), State Capitol Building (Governor's office, behind Iolani Palace). Oh the list is endless......
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 08:22:11 (PDT)
Flying to Honolulu on Friday the 19th. Wonering if there are any "must see" places or things to do for a longtime 5-0 fan? ps. i have 2 degrees of separation from Danno. his mom was Helen Hayes and she reportedly purchased a ranch in California from my great uncle back in the 70's. pps. my great grandmother is from Fenit, Ireland. I've been there and to Tralee. (this is to the gentleman who posted last)
staarz
Dunedin, FL USA - Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 21:20:17 (PDT)
Thanks for a wonderful site, im enjoying the box sets and returning to my childhood days in front of the tv during the seventies.Five o holds a special place in my heart and was a must watch way back then in Ireland.
Tom Cantillon
Tralee, Ireland - Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 12:53:54 (PDT)
I was stationed at CINPACFLT in 1968 & 69 it was as easy as it comes for being in the Navy back then..I saw the show being filmed many times...I remember in the first year that the local police were very happy to give police escorts ahead of the film crew as they drove down the city streets. But as I remember in the second year the police wanted paid for their services and the show balked at paying the overtime rate... Aaahhh those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end, yes those were the days my friend..
Sailor Larry
City of Champions, Pa USA 15222 - Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 09:43:34 (PDT)
I've only bought the first season of the show so far, but the picture quality is great. Anyone want to comment on the picture quality of the other seasons? The first season looks great on my 37" HDTV.
Brad
FL USA - Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 07:17:42 (PDT)
I was not surprised Chris, to find out pretty fast that Hawaii has two very distinct sides- especially Honolulu..Like night and day... The tourist side and the real side. I first came here on a 2 week vacation in 1992 and felt reborn after all those years of living on the East Coast. I came here 2x that year and every year after until finally moving here and all because of my love for 5-0.... The tour bus driver said to stay out of Chinatown after dark because it was too dangerous... I took a cab to Chinatown that very night and the cabbie was so scared he would not even bring me to hotel st or HubbaHubba... he dropped me off on Beretania and said walk that way pointing down Maunakea or Nuannu or somewhere... Hubba Hubba was dark and sleezy with skanky looking junkie hooker dancers and warm beer just like I expected after seeing it on 5-0 and Magnum.... Some crazy old Chinese lady even started yelling at me as I passed saying it was all my fault motioning to the urban distress... and told me to get back on the bus and go the hell back where I came from... that was my first night in Honolulu/Chinatown and I loved every minute of it.
Five-0
HubbaHubbaTown, - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 17:42:53 (PDT)
My guess is, they hope to attract new viewers with the pretty scenery on the boxes, just like a postcard...hey, it's like taking a trip to Hawaii every show! Well, it is, but the stories were so much more than beaches and palm trees.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 10:25:48 (PDT)
Chris, I just went back to your posting of June 13... the urban jungle... a great deal of the original shooting usually occurred during daylight hours so the streets looked pretty clear and safe... I, like you, prefer the shows which get to the nitty gritty of Chinatown after dark.... WE did have some big trouble there a couple months ago but HPD officers were doubled, maybe even trippled after that... Nuannu with all the Chinese and thai and Viet vegetable markets... Hotel street with the old seedy and dark Huba Huba strip joint was always my favorite scene location and at night the seedy people still line the sidewalks just like in the old days even though some of it has been totally revamped along Beretania and King Sts.(Honolulu Theatre, Indigo ect) You're right about the night shots... they are the best. Nothing like walking through Chinatown after dark to get McGarret's heart pumpin, although not quite as scary or big as Chinatown in Lower Manhattan....When I walked around there at night I always watched the shadows around me and never got into a gypsy cab... Keep in mind Hotel st was huge with the soldiers and Airmen on R&R comin and going to fight in Vietnam... And Asian street gangs, pimps and pushers prevailed (and still do)... Nowadays most of the GI's party in Waikiki and on Kapiolani Blvd where the modern day nightclubs and scores of Japanese/Korean/Viet hostess bars flourish... The GI's with families usually prefer to stay close to Fort DeRussey right next door to the luxurious Hilton Hawaiian Village...
Five-0
here-now, - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 09:50:19 (PDT)
No, Kimo is not blocked. Now let's try and stop obsessing about personalities, and discuss the show...
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 08:15:31 (PDT)
Nope, but you are Mr. Hedges-as Mc G would say "cards on the table, Mr. H!"
KD McG
Five-O, o o - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 05:17:37 (PDT)
Geez GK... a stalker! a schitzo??? get real! I just wanted to bust Rick's chops for being an idiot and self appointed censor...and once and for all I AM NOT KIMO!!!!!!! He probably crossed the line big time and got blocked.... So get over it! I see some of you people out there will never chance and pick on anybody that sees a future for a 5-0 remake... if you want to live in the past-than fine- I love the original 5-0, but i dont wear the same old pair of shoes i wore back 20 years ago either....
Five-0
you know where, - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 23:38:42 (PDT)
Hey Ray, welcome back. It was the La Mariana. The route is as good as ready and I'm sure we'll have fun :-).
Nadja
Berlin, - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 23:35:11 (PDT)
After a brief hiatus, due to busy work schedule, I come back to find that Kimo has left the forum. I owe him a drink or two, since I am now able to hold a few Honolulu layovers this summer. Oh well....if you're out there Kimo, I'll look for you hopefully in one of the many gin mills sprinkled about the island. Was it Zanzibar, La Mariana, or something like that? I'm looking forward to the Five 0 location tour with Nadja in October. And Kimo, I still say that Liz Logue is alive and well.
Ray
Portsmouth, NH USA - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 18:09:07 (PDT)
KD McGarrett is ready to rattle sabers folks . Don't worry..we know the K man is lurking here...
Kd McG
Hawaii, Fiva Kimo and M H hmm? - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 14:35:39 (PDT)
Here we go again...
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 12:54:43 (PDT)
Don't do that to Kimo. I know for sure that Michael Hedges is NOT Kimo. Please remember how the two guys were fencing months ago... unless one of them is schizophrenic ;-)
Nadja
Berlin, - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 12:03:15 (PDT)
OK, so now that Rick has clued us into whom this Five-O character really is, his stalker-azzi/self promotional oddness makes complete sense now... I suppose he's been trolling around here for quite some time (since his own grandiose self-imposed banishment) looking for an opportunity to take over. My question is are Kimo and Mike H. the same creepy dude ??? For Elissa's sake I really hope you leave her alone bruda !!! I highly doubt she is hanging out here looking to join in on our community, but for her sake please back off bro !
GK
Millersville, PA - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 11:19:43 (PDT)
Nice detective work, Rick! There were other clues that could have pointed you in the right direction, though...
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 08:46:20 (PDT)
Since the discussion is still on season 6, I thought I might add that the episode "Tricks Are Not Treats" features 2 actors (Gregory Sierra and Ron Glass) who would later appear together on another show, Barney Miller.
Tom
plainfield, il U.S.A. - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 07:06:33 (PDT)
Man am I sorry I shared that story of Ms. Dulce's wonderful email reply to my inquiry about her a week or so back... I sure never intended for my story to prompt a bunch of nonsense on this board, and outright weird "come ons" by Five-O to her via this board... Dude that was totally whacked that you in essence are asking this woman out on a message board boasting about your Harley and "baby blues"...Totally freakish and stlakerish bro... Again, very sorry I made all that info public about her now. GK
GK
Millersville, PA - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 06:18:13 (PDT)
Kimo apparently casts quite a long shadow. It's been two, three months since he last posted on this site and people are still obsessing over him. Kind of strange, actually...
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, June 15, 2009 at 06:00:41 (PDT)
Look who's talking about posting nonsense here...Seems you have always to breed discord, huh?
Nadja
Berlin, - Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 23:30:11 (PDT)
Oh and Rick... you say Posting her address and phone # like I gave out her home address& home phone# is a crossing the line... ... If it's a BUSINESS, it's on the Internet & it's even in the Paradise YellowPages.... that means it is FREE GAME..... Elissa, feel free to contact me any time If in any way I have offended you or you would like to chat if you are single ... I'm 57,(look like 45) about 5'6" & available... I'm a great dancer, aspiring novelist/screenwriter and live near the H1 Punahou exit. I loved your acting on the 5-0 and Magnum stage...Just look for the 2008 Captain America Easy Rider Harley Davidson Fatboy and wave when I cruise down Kalakaua Ave on Sat&Sunday nights usually on my way to Zanzibar or sometimes I hit Rumours or Senior Frog's for the Oldies...I'm the Irish guy with the baby blue eyes and mostly brown hair, just like McGarrett! I'd give my cell # but than I might get bombarded with phonecalls from Chris and Rick...You(Ellisa) give me the OK on this homepage and I'll call you at work...Censor that Rick or forever hold your peace! If MJQ Censors me-well than that's a different story...
Five-0
Honolulu, Hi Zanzibar - Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 20:16:42 (PDT)
So Rick- Now you have made yourself the self ordained censor on the MJQ site and all of GOOgle and the internet for that matter? Well excuse me for breathing!!! here, let me bow down and kiss your feet sire!... Geez sorry to give away Ellissa's such well kept secret info... maybe she should remove her homepage from the internet??? ..... and Chris- I'm glad we got that cleared up... You know.... that HE'S KIMO thing.... 4 Echo signing off...
Five-0
Honolulu, Hi - Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 19:26:26 (PDT)
Ah ha! Thanks for the tip regarding that post from last year, Rick! Very interesting. I must admit I was convinced it was...uh...someone else. Sorry guys. I jumped the gun.
Chris
- Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 17:44:47 (PDT)
I made it clear that she could be easily found through Google. My question is where do you fit in? MJQ shared a direct contact and photo supplied by the subject. You are not in the same position. You are anonymous, and posting without the persons knowledge, their address and phone number. Who's next? ... By the way, some of you may want to check out a post from Friday, June 27, 2008 at 10:10:57 (PDT)
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 17:13:13 (PDT)
Youze guys got it all figured out dont youze. Check out MJQ's posting of June 10th Gee!!! isnt that Ellisa advertizing her real eestate gig on the 5-0 homepage with a big giant sign???? Maybe youze guys better grow upp!!!
Five-0
Honolulu, Hi - Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 16:40:24 (PDT)
Rick, Kimo has been trying quite hard to turn a new leaf and slide back into this guestbook under a new name, avoid using the nauseating baby talk, and conduct himself in a respectable manner. I would certainly give him high marks for ditching the silly slang, but it was only a matter of time before he crossed the etiquette line again. I'm not the least bit surprised.
Chris
- Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 15:36:21 (PDT)
What the...? Ahhh... I realize she is in the Real Estate biz and anyone can Google her for contact info but is this really appropriate? For someone to take it upon themselves (I assume) to post her or anyone elses work address and phone number? Really, am I off base here?
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 14:41:23 (PDT)
I hope Ellisa will be considered for a part in the 5-0 remake... Maybe you would like to send a Thank you card to the lovely and talented Ellisa, or if interested in buying a house here on Oahu and using her for your real estate agent... her Contact info: Ellisa Dulche C/O Rorie Urban Real Estate LLC Phone: (808) 546 - 1188 Address: 1188 Bishop Street / Suite 1108 Honolulu HI 96813
Five-0
Honolulu, Hi - Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 13:51:16 (PDT)
Mr.Mike, I'm not quite sure anymore where I read it, but I seem to remember that. But it's possible I misunderstood something. I agree with you, KD about Jack Lords sensitiveness but I think he was also still a proud Irish guy ;-)
Nadja
Berlin, - Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 14:37:17 (PDT)
This is probably a non-issue with most fans, but I have a little bit of time to kill so here goes. Regarding the cover art, here's hoping that future seasons(starting with season seven perhaps?) incorporate some of the seedy urban backdrops that are such a strong element of the series. So far, most of what we've gotten is pretty scenery, complete with islands, beaches, sunsets, hula girls, not that there's anything wrong with that, this too is an important aspect of the show, but that doesn't mean it should overshadow everything else. The only season that shows us downtown Honolulu is the third, and even there all we get is a distant, picturesque, unthreatening image of the skyline during the daylight hours. Granted, Honolulu isn't New York, still, the show's portrayal of the city, realistic or not, is of a gritty urban jungle, a simmering melting pot, and it would be nice to see that side of the show on the cover art, those nighttime cityscapes complete with bar lights, dark alleys, sidewalks crowded with scammers, pimps, racketeers, working girls, tourists, sailors on leave, a side of the city that was portrayed very well in episodes such as By the Numbers and Tricks Are Not Treats. One man's opinion.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 14:29:18 (PDT)
I believe teh account to be true. Eddie Sherman has a sterling reputation. I think off-set Jack Lord was a sensitive and gentle individual-somewhat soft-spoken. On the set due to the stresses involved, he would have been uptight. As for Kimo, if he is here, don't worry just say it is you lol...
KD
pick, me Ed - Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 11:03:29 (PDT)
By the way, I don't think Sherman ever claimed that Bridges was Freeman's FIRST Choice to play McG. It was during production when Freeman was ready to fire JL and replace him with Lloyd Bridges who evidently had agreed to take over the role of McGarrett.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 09:21:58 (PDT)
Various sites including IMDB, Wiki, TV.Com and others refer to an incident when Leonard Freeman threatened to fire JL and replace him with Lloyd Bridges. Of course these are user submitted posts and the source of the posters information may be Eddie Sherman's claim. So I am not saying that Sherman's story is substantiated, only that the story has been around the Internet for more than a few years.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 08:58:09 (PDT)
Lloyd Bridges for what? To play McGarrett? I don't think so. The only actors I have ever heard that Freeman offered the job to before Jack Lord were Richard Boone, Gregory Peck and Robert Brown. Where did you read that Bridges was a choice? You are not the first person who has suggested that Eddie Sherman's recollections of Five-O events is a bit hyperbolic, by the way.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 07:23:56 (PDT)
KD, did you read that Eddie Sherman article? What do you think? I cannot imagine that JL begged like that. There are not even witnesses anymore who could proof or deny that. As I know Leonard Freeman's first choice was Lloyd Bridges. But I cannot believe that he would risk the success of a good-rated show by changing the main character.
Nadja
Berlin, - Friday, June 12, 2009 at 16:05:37 (PDT)
...and now I know who's using pseudonyms ;-). Not this again, Michael. Kimo is not here, so leave it alone.
Nadja
Berlin, - Friday, June 12, 2009 at 15:30:03 (PDT)
The IP address of that person is similar to Kimo's, but the earlier logs that contain IP information to compare to got stomped when the Discussion Forum crapped out, so I can't confirm this. Anyway, if I did this, Kimo might start yelling and screaming that I am violating his human rights or something by using his IP address to "track him down." Seriously, I'm really not too concerned...
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Friday, June 12, 2009 at 15:26:21 (PDT)
And you are not him? MJQ would know anyway lol...so MJQ has he been here or not lol? True. it is very likely the Five-O update is stalled for economic problems or maybe abandoned altogether. You all know my cynicism re CBS after they failed to make a follow-up movie while Jack Lord was alive. But, that cynicism does not extend to Ed not being able to helm a new version.
KD McG
Tampa, FL USA - Friday, June 12, 2009 at 15:14:21 (PDT)
KD Kimo could sign in under the name Mother Superior and we would all know who he is by the pigeon talk and nonsence he posts on this site... Still no action on the 5-0 remake here- looks like the project (at least here in Honolulu) has been shelved due to the economic problems at least for the mean time....
Five-0
Honolulu, Hi - Friday, June 12, 2009 at 10:43:29 (PDT)
Yes, I noticed. And I think it's funny that Chin brings the tweezers right along with the letter. He could open it in the office and give it to McG already in a plastic bag, couldn't he?
Nadja
Berlin, - Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 08:43:05 (PDT)
Notice in Mother's Deadly Helper when McGarrett gets Smith's second letter, he is VERY careful to handle it with tweezers and avoid touching it by holding it in its plastic evidence bag. But then he touches the enclosed newspaper article with his hand (you can see his thumb in the picture) and gives this article to Danno who handles it without any precautions at all!
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 08:06:48 (PDT)
Awww, KD...No pseudonyms. It's just I'm not that much interested in Elissa, no offense ;-) But I rewatched "Mother's deadly helper" yesterday and there's is a scene (McG is quoting from the several letters of McKenzie just before he calls the Talk-Show guy)where Chin, Ben and Danno are standing side by side and James MacArthur seems hard to suppress a laugh. By all means, he looks way too happy for that scene ;-)
Nadja
Berlin, - Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 05:15:08 (PDT)
Elissa says yes that was her.... I would've been wrong! To me (#204 "Man in a STeel Frame" still) looks very close...but I'd still say that wasn't her! The face looks too full (I sound like a "Right Grave, Wrong Body" witness)...but I'll take her word for it....though still (all right, I'll shut up)
Scott I.
Newington, CT - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 20:43:33 (PDT)
Great job Mr. Mike. The natural segue would be to do an exclusive interview for the site. i know she has given interviews elsewhere but from all accounts she appears to be very personable and i feel only you can ask the right kind of insightful questions. Nice link to the Five-O world!! Ps: Hey Nadja and Kimo (i know you are lurking around udner different pseudonyms)
KD McGarrett is abck
Hawaii, Five O - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 15:47:15 (PDT)
Mr. Mike, are you trying to move in on my Hawaii Five-O babe man ??? ;o) lol ! She's is way too cool if you ask me ! Sure wish I lived in a Hawaii and was about, umm, 15 years older than I am lol !
GK
Millersville, PA US - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 12:47:02 (PDT)
Hmmm, I just heard from Elissa ... she says she is the person in the screen captures from Man in a Steel Frame (see below). She had to look twice to verify this ... she comments: "I see that both pictures were of me. Boy, that was years ago... I couldn't even recognize myself." She sent along a recent picture of herself from her real estate gig.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 10:52:46 (PDT)
Hello, I'm new to this guestbook but not new to the site. I've been visiting here since '96 when I first got Internet access. The yahoo list has gone stale and tv.com...TV.com? Ain't wasting my time anymore. The only thing discussed there is how bad "King of the Hill" (one of my favorite episodes) is and nearly all my contributions get rejected for "not being interesting enough". So here I am. I got hooked on Hawaii Five-0 watching late night reruns on my local CBS affiliate which ended when David Letterman switched from NBC. Since then I've taped, traded, burned and bought the whole series and never get tired of watching it. So what're we discussing. P.S. I also go by the name Inglewolf, my AOL screen name since forever.
Scott I.
Newington, CT USA - Tuesday, June 09, 2009 at 19:46:02 (PDT)
Allen: Mr. Eben did several TV commercials, worked with the Emeritus Players at Santa Monica College, and read to elementary and kindergarten classes until he passed away. Now move along!
Chris
- Monday, June 08, 2009 at 20:12:28 (PDT)
I would contact one of the many Al Eben fan clubs that can be found on the Internet throughout the world.
Who
Are , You Kidding? - Monday, June 08, 2009 at 18:18:33 (PDT)
Oh, I hate to do this to you fellows, when you're having so much fun with Elissa, but I'm trying with little success to find information about Al Eben, who portrayed Doc Bergman. All I know is that he was born in Philadelphia in 1915 and was married to his wife (one wife) from 1939 until his death in 2003. A TV Guide website and IBDM list some of his works; however, I am finding that he played small parts in many of them and was even uncredited in some. So, the question arises, what did he do when he wasn't acting? It doesn't appear that he could have earned enough by acting to support himself. Does anyone know?
Five-0 Lover
Honolulu, HI USA - Monday, June 08, 2009 at 17:21:37 (PDT)
Go to www.filmscoremonthly.com and on message board click non-film score discussion, scroll down about half way to "Hawaii Five-O Yum" There is 8 pages of screen captures of just about every chick that's ever been on Five-0.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Monday, June 08, 2009 at 17:16:22 (PDT)
Here is another pix of Elissa from a Magnum, P.I. episode: http://magnum-mania.com/images/5_20_c_full.jpg
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, June 08, 2009 at 14:48:21 (PDT)
Thanks for the info on Eddie Sherman. I can't picture Jack Lord crying like a baby in front of Leonard Freeman hoping not to get fired. I would of liked to been a fly on the wall for that conversation...Very funny...Didn't JL get Zulu fired after season 4...JL seems like he was an egomaniac...
B-Rock
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, June 08, 2009 at 12:25:17 (PDT)
It's ALL Elissa week here on the MJQ Five O page :o) Ha ha ! Thanks for sharing those links and screen grabs Mike. She was an amzingly beautiful woman and still looks excellent for her age and was wonderful to respond to me liek she did, however, I think I'd better move on from my crush now or friends and family will soon be recommending psychiatric treatment I fear...
GK
Millersville, PA US - Monday, June 08, 2009 at 10:52:11 (PDT)
Here is another page with a picture of Elissa from 2007 -- http://www.midweek.com/content/paina/image_full/7777/ ... if you click on the buttons below the picture to see next image, etc. there are pictures of other Five-O actors including Harry Endo, Doug Mossman and Carole Kai.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, June 08, 2009 at 09:09:56 (PDT)
Has everyone read this excerpt from Eddie Sherman's memoir? http://www.oahuislandnews.com/index.php/feature/comments/the-rat-packs-man-in-hawaii-eddie-sherman/
Steven
Miami, Fl USA - Monday, June 08, 2009 at 06:22:28 (PDT)
Thanks Steve. I just knew Lippe and Goldsmith had to be the same guy! The thing that kept throwing me off is that IMDB has 2 different entries - 1 for Lippe and 1 for Goldsmith. The one for Lippe shows his alternate name is Goldsmith. The entry for Goldsmith doesn't mention anything about Lippe at all. Really it should only be one entry. Is IMDB really as unreliable as Wikipedia? Hmmm...
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 20:35:21 (PDT)
Yes - Jonathan Goldsmith and Lippe are one and the same - check out the links below: http://www.answers.com/topic/jonathan-lippe http://www.citwf.com/person269680.htm
Steve
UK - Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 15:45:31 (PDT)
Speaking of Man in a Steel Frame, does Elissa actually appear in this episode? She is supposedly "Nali." I fast-scanned through the entire show. The only character she could be is Vaughan's girl friend. But she is on screen for all of 10 seconds! There are a couple of screen captures here: http://www.mjq.net/fiveo/elissa/SteelFrame/. What do you think? By the way, if you go to the Parent Directory in the above location, you will find some more interesting pictures of Elissa from season six shows.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 15:22:43 (PDT)
Speaking of Jonathan Goldsmith, I have a question which has been bugging me for years now. Is Jonathan Goldsmith and Jonathan Lippe the same person? The reason I ask is that Lippe guest-starred in Five-O's first season eppie "By the Numbers" where he played the greasy gangster George Barker who has the mob boss Philip Lo (Will Kuluva) knocked off and then with the help of his girlfriend Irene (Anne Helm) frames the GI Jerry Franklin (Johnny Crawford) for the murder. If you look up Jonathan Lippe on IMDB, it says that his alternate name is Jonathan Goldsmith. At first I thought maybe it was just a coincidence but if you look at Lippe in "By the Numbers" and then at Goldsmith in "Man in a Steel Frame"... it's basically the same guy! Could it be that he went by the last name of Lippe in the late 60s but by the 70s he changed to Goldsmith. Does anyone have any info on this? I swear it's the same guy!
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 14:26:32 (PDT)
Just looked at Mr. Mike's commentary. Coincidentally enough, the much discussed Elissa Dulce appears in that same episode, albeit briefly.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 07:39:13 (PDT)
Thanks, Rick. I'll check it out.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 07:36:19 (PDT)
His role is explained in Mikes analysis... Also search 'Man in a Steel Frame' on YouTube and you'll see 3:07 of McG chasing down and beating the sh*t out of a very young Most Interesting Man in The World.
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 07:13:24 (PDT)
Got my own answer from IMDB. He was in season nine's Man in a Steel Frame, don't know if I've seen this episode, if so I don't recall it, but somebody familiar with the episode might be able to identify the role.
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 06:14:21 (PDT)
As a Dos Equis drinker, and a fan of their Most Interesting Man in the World commercials, it was fun reading an article on Yahoo news about the actor Jonathan Goldsmith. According to the article, he had bit parts in some of the "cheesiest" shows from the 70's and 80's...including Five-O! Well, I take issue with the "cheesiest" part, there were many shows far cheesier than Five-O, it's a typically irreverent modern attitude, though, look down on anything that's the least bit dated, no matter how good, and call it cheesy. I've got news for you, bub. Thirty years from now The Sopranos will be considered "cheesy!" But I digress. I'll check IMDB, but I wonder if anybody here knows what episode(s) Mr. Goldsmith appeared in before becoming "The Most Interesting Man in the World."
Chris
Columbus, OH USA - Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 06:09:38 (PDT)
I'm a big fan of Five-0 and could never understand harsh reviewS which criticised the acting principals of the show. In early seasons Jack Lord was outstanding and the entire main cast supported Mr Lord very well. Then I watched latter seasons and both Jack Lord and James McArthur lost their zing - the local extras in these latter seasons also gained greater prominence and unfortunately, in my opinion, didn’t have the acting ability to justify their greater participation. I’ve heard that after Leonard Freeman’s death, Jack Lord basically shouted “jump” and those around him said “how high” those that that didn’t comply were quickly despatched and sadly I cannot help but wonder if it were this dictatorial atmosphere which impeded the performances of those assembled. Only reason I highlight all this is that, by chance, I stumbled across a so-called comedy parody of Five-0 from 1979 - http://www2.tv-ark.org.uk/itvlondon/lwt-progs2.html you’ll notice if you scroll down you can view this parody, its entitled ‘Stiff Actors Five-0’ - personally from what I’ve seen of episodes from say seasons 9 onwards, I think that this criticism can be justified. What do others think?
Steve
UK - Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 05:59:57 (PDT)
Mike the website tv shows on dvd friday mentioned your web site and that you had heard rumours about October 20th release date of season 7. The fan club was right about season 6.
Stephen Dunn
Burt, ny USA - Saturday, June 06, 2009 at 17:35:58 (PDT)
Actually, she works for the Rorie Urban Real Estate group in Honolulu. Insane as this sounds, I was bored out of my mind yesterday and decided to email her... Why ??? I have NO idea, never expected her to respond and amazingly today there was a lovely response in my inbox from her. I didn't know that she actually was in a Sanford and Son (the only one shot in Hawaii), but she mentioned she will be in a play this August called Miso. I was totally shocked she wrote me back, as I unabashedly declared her the mega -hottest Five babe of all time ( I was a little less juvenile in my compliments, but not much lol), and she seemed thrilled to hear this! Awesome lady !!!
GK
Millersville, PA US - Saturday, June 06, 2009 at 12:18:34 (PDT)
There is an interview with Elissa in the July 2006 issue of the Five-O newsletter here: http://hawaiifive0.org/july06.shtml. Her first two of nine appearances on the show were in the currently-under-discussion sixth season shows Banzai Pipeline and Nightmare in Blue (in Banzai, she plays the girlfriend of some guy who looks like a gorilla, and when hauled into the Five-O office she gives McGarrett a bunch of mouth over his tactics!).
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, June 06, 2009 at 07:29:08 (PDT)
As far as Carradine is concerned, it looks like autoerotic asphyxiation is what killed him, based on info from news reports so far. There is a Five-O reference here, since that is what the hanging in Bored She Hung Herself vaguely resembles (and maybe a reason why some people get nervous about this episode).
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Friday, June 05, 2009 at 15:39:19 (PDT)
Hey, Gk, where did you get this inside scoop on Miss Elissa? Can you provide a link? The rest of us want to engage in some "Elissa stalking" as well.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, June 05, 2009 at 13:52:24 (PDT)
David Carradine murdered in Thailand? How about he accidentally killed himself during a sex act? It's rather obvious that's what happened, wouldn't you say? I also heard rumors of suicide, but murdered? That's a first!
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, June 05, 2009 at 13:49:48 (PDT)
At the risk of this sounding a wee bit "stalkerish", and going back to the "5-0 Hottest Babe" topic, it appears that Miss Elissa Dulce (my personal fave 5-0 babe - she is stunning looking as the undercover cop Laura in Nightmare in Blue) works for the Rorie Urban Realty Company in Honolulu, and not surprisingly she still looks amazing for her age ! She apparently acted as recently as 1989 in Baywatch and had a number of appearances in Magnum P.I. as well. Way to go Elissa, you are still a fox all these years later ! OK, back to your regularly scheduled viewing... ;o)
Gk
MIllersville, PA - Friday, June 05, 2009 at 13:16:28 (PDT)
Star of 1970's TV show Kung Fu, David Carradine was murdered in Tailand!
Five-0
Honolulu, Hi USA - Friday, June 05, 2009 at 09:40:23 (PDT)
~ Mr. Mike, thanks for this site. It's good to see the guestbook link back in operation. I love to read comments and periodically add my own, without them or mine being analyzed. It;s very interesting to see that people worldwide still embrace 'Hawaii Five-O'! ~ Be(ing) There, ALOHA! ~
donno
holly's mount, nc USA - Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 13:51:23 (PDT)
I always liked Anthony Zerbe's performance as Milton Krest in the 1989 James Bond film LICENCE TO KILL. He has an interesting squint in his eyes and twitch in his face that easily stands out from among the rest. He suffered a nasty demise at the hands of drug lord Franz Sanchez, played by Robert Davi, in that film.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 08:06:10 (PDT)
One recent post mentioned Anthony Zerbe. I saw that episode, but also got to meet him in person in 1990 while he was filming "Young Riders" for ABC at Old Tucson Movie Studio. Josh Brolin was among the cast. Anyway, the character remains the same in actors. Zerbe acted as himself, inflections and all, as he made a personal phonecall from a payphone during a shooting break. Guess people are what they are, and a lot of what we think is acting, is also made up of how the actor really acts (habits, motions, inflections, etc).
STEPHEN
elkhart, Indiana USA - Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 06:43:08 (PDT)
The commentary about the episode One Big Happy Family making you cringe only illustrates the potency of this cinematic jewel, and speaks to brilliance of this work on every level. The parallel construction offered here is the stuff of genius. Everytime I see this episode I am left exhausted, spent, yet energized by the power generated by this extraordinary ensemble of thespians. For example, the one and only Slim Pickens, only weakly immitated by the latter day faux Pickens, Jim Varney, creates a slow burn with his diabolical performance. Bo Hopkins is an expectional counterpoint to Pickens' deliberate delivery. His bombastic mannerisms joined by the rest of the families peculiarities and idiosyncrasies concoct a potent, disturbing, and volatile familial milieu. Up against the backdrop of the serene island paradise, this family somehow blends in with the wind-blown collar flapping polyester landscape as the family toils in their nefarious craft. The low-life hairdresser, the leery desk clerk, and others who pass through this episode reveal a frightening reality, that our destruction at the hands of a family like this is perhaps beyond our control to prevent--even immanent! True, against the screens of our collective television sets most of us spat and spewed our vile repose to this display of supra human caricature. Yet on some level we all fantasized, on some level, that we were Slim Pickens, or Bo Hopkins, able to live with no rules or moral binding, touching that deep dark place that we all harbor, but will never visit.
Big Paulie
Boston, MA United States - Wednesday, June 03, 2009 at 13:32:19 (PDT)
Filers a top 10 on Five-0 for sure but TV all time? Not even close. I agree with ringfire, Filer ranks with Big Chicken who is also a standout. I prefer the local bad guys vs the international component of Wo Fat. Not that I don't like Wo Fat, I just prefer the assorted local nut jobs, and Filer is a great example. Aside from Wo Fat, a top ten Five-0 Bad Guy List?
Rick
Newport Beach, CA USA - Wednesday, June 03, 2009 at 13:01:47 (PDT)
I personally prefer Filer to Wo Fat but then I was never the big fan of Mr. Fat that many others apparently are. He was okay but nothing too spectacular. I much prefer guys like Filer or Big Chicken, or rather the actors that played them (Hume Cronyn and Gavin MacLeod) -- fantastic performances. As for the gripe that someone has about Filer, what's stopping them from creating their own web site dedicated solely to Filer? Ain't no big t'ing, bruddah. In any case, it's a well-known fact that Wo Fat is the most famous of all Five-0 villains so it's no surprise that he gets more exposure.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, June 03, 2009 at 11:32:09 (PDT)
Some person e-mails me as follows: "How in God's name is there not a high level reference to Lewis Avery Filer on your site? I can support Wo Fat getting top billing, but Filer is a Top 10 crook in TV history. Give him his due. Do not make that search difficult." There is nothing particularly difficult about this search -- if you go to the search link on the main page and input Lewis Avery Filer, BINGO -- you get two links to the episode pages plus a few other things. As far as the opinion that Filer is "a Top 10 crook," I did a search for the top villains in TV history, and even Wo Fat does not make any of the lists that I dug up, so I don't know why Filer would. What do you think?
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, June 03, 2009 at 09:32:25 (PDT)
I have updated the "anal-ysis" for Mother's Deadly Helper and also Secret Witness. See Season 6 page (accessible via link at top of this page).
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Wednesday, June 03, 2009 at 09:06:25 (PDT)
Good catch, Nadja. I learned that "kokua" meant assistance when I was in Hawaii last year. I kept seeing all these signs "Mahalo for your kokua". I knew it was thank you for something, but the only kokua I knew was Ben Kokua. So I quickly googled the word and found its meaning. "Thank you for your assistance". In Ben's case, he was McGarrett's assistant so it fits perfectly.
ringfire211
Philadelphia, PA USA - Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 07:44:03 (PDT)
Maybe it's nothing new but I think it's funny: kō.kua nvt. Help, aid, assistance, relief, assistant, associate, deputy, helper So, that is where Bens name is coming from :-).
Nadja
Hey, KD McG - Monday, June 01, 2009 at 08:19:37 (PDT)
Five-O camaraderie gentleman. Book 'em Danno.
KD McGarrett
Hawaii, Five Berner-O - Monday, June 01, 2009 at 07:59:02 (PDT)

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