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Bobbe: You were most fortunate to have gone to visit Hawaii, as I never got the chance. Hawaii Five-O not only was a truly outstanding show, but I think did more to show people the beauty of Hawaii than any other media! I, like you, don't have any DVD or tapes of the show, ad only saw it in the first two seasons when it was first aired on Tv in the 1960's/ However, I do watch it weekedays on TV cable, and we are up to season 4 right now. Sometimes we get company when the show is on. I am tempted to ask them to sit and wait while I finish watching the show, but I suppose I could pop in a tape and record the rest of it.
Elkhart, Indiana USA - Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 03:33:01 (PDT)
I have been a fan of Hawaii Five-O for a long, long time, especially Jack Lord. Do not have any of the DVDs (yet) but there is a cable television station broadcasting episodes. Lately, my life has been revolving around sitting in front of the television weeknights at 8 PM and Saturdays at 9 PM. Watching Hawaii Five-O led me to make a personal trip to Oahu several years ago. What a lovely place. I plan to go back again for another visit. I am really happy to have found this site.
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Friday, May 30, 2008 at 21:24:40 (PDT)
Sorry to say Kono died in 2004 from complications of diabetes
Honolulu , Hi USA - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 23:01:54 (PDT)
I've purchased the first three seasons, and I'll buy the rest as soon as they become available. I lived in New York in the 60's, dreamed of living in Hawaii and being a Detective. My dream came true in 2005. I work as a civilian detective for the Army on Oahu and I love it. Five O are my forever heros and I will always be grateful when I put a DVD in the player and Five O is back again! Aloha and Mahalo to all who love Hawaii Five O like I do!
Kapolei, HI USA - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 22:46:54 (PDT)
this show was one of the best. loved eveeryone in it especially jack lord. i am planning to get all the seasons of the show. is the actor who played kono still living?
deborah ann dyess
columbia, s.c. u.s.a. - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 10:14:22 (PDT)
I noticed that someone asked about where they can find a Five-0 gold shield- There is a local store(s)called Rangers Sports in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping center and another in Kings Court, Also in Kings court the 50's style Marilyn Monroe soda shop at the Kaiulani street entry also sells them as well as framed autographed photos of the cast/ coffee mugs ect...all are in Waikiki/ Honolulu. The badges are also available on line but I don't remember what ip address- you can keyword police badges and it should show up somewhere. Restrictions have been tighter since 911 but I'm pretty sure they are still avail for theatrical purposes only. I think they come in silver tone too. There was a Five-0 surf shop on Kalakaua Avenue near Paoakalani St. that sold bumper stickers and 5-0 shirts and memorabelia and the like but they musta moved or closed up shop. Over here in Honolulu my nickname is Five-0. Crime fighting is my business! Good hunting!
Honolulu , Hi USA - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 09:55:53 (PDT)
Let the 5-0 legend live on- Tommy Lee and Tom Cruise are sure top of the line actors- I could go with that! I'm kinda new to this homepage stuff, my HN TL homepage looks like it was a scam and don't work anymore- so I'm setting a new page up at HTTP://Crawldog.com/hawaiianknightsfive0 and another at hawaiianknights.mysite.com I hope they work out better. Hey Stephen- send me your mailing info to firstname.lastname@example.org- You sound like a die hard 5-0 fan so I'm gonna send you a free first day signed copy of my complete 3 part "Hawaiian Knights saga" in my self printed original Manuscript form with a complimentary full color 8x10 photo cover on part one- "Sword of the Kage'eTama" which I will be making avail for purchase soon on the net and through Serendipity books, Honolulu... Regular sale price will be $30 which includes postage to the 50 states.... It's a adventure/police/ancient Japanese folklore combo of 5-0, Magnum PI and Shogun of course under the Hawaiian Knights signature.. Mike
Honolulu, Hi USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 12:14:09 (PDT)
Id like to know more about the new book or movie I just read about. How about you guys? I think Tom Cruise would make a good Danno or Chino and Tommy Lee Jones a good McGarratt or McKnight.
Hollywood , Ca USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 09:44:53 (PDT)
I love this show!!!!!
Denver , CO USA - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 19:48:12 (PDT)
Well I've just started on season 3 [region 2] and can't get enough Five 0. I agree with Harry re the music/score for Five 0. No doubt about it Morton Stevens was a genius. Can't remember the episode Harry mentioned in season 4, but I have long been a fan of Mort Stevens score for the show. Quite hard to find any info on Mort. This music really does deserve a full 'deluxe' cd release.
Hedgerley, Bucks UK - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 16:47:49 (PDT)
Now that we're talking about the 4th season episodes and DVD, I would like to mention Morton Stevens' music for the episode, "No Bottles, No Cans, No People" and how Stevens used the Moog in his score during the trash dumping scenes - the use of that instrument during those scenes gave it kind of a creepy effect - MQ never mentioned this in his review of the episode and I just wanted to mention it here. I'm looking forward to getting season 4 and hearing all the wonderful music again - I'm still hoping for a CD release of this great, great music.
NEW YORK, NY USA - Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 10:43:50 (PDT)
You know, I never saw most of the episodes, and am now seeing some of the later ones on TV. I think all I saw when it first aired was the first and second season, and then TV went by the wayside for me when I went off to college and so. But right now, our TV is showing some of the later 1972 season shows, and I can see a definite decline in the quality! Only 4 years after the show first aired, and already the quality seems to be changing. Maybe it's because Kono is no longer there, but Jack Lord seems to have lost some energy (well, he's already well into his 50's there), but the storylines are not as well written. In fact, as common with a lot of shows, it's the bad guys (Like Wo-Fat) and talented actors that play the bad guys that make the show interesting. I'd hate to see what my opinion will be when I see the later yet episodes!
Elkhart, Indiana USA - Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 05:52:00 (PDT)
Yes, the Buddy Ebson episode was great, and he must have made that between his rolls on the "Beverly Hillbilies" and then next "Barnaby Jones". His role on the Hawaii Five_O episode was terrific! As for the previous writer who mentioned the music, that too is so great! Music brings back not only memories of the show, but those good old days!
Elkhart, Indiana USA - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 05:54:36 (PDT)
My 10-yr old daughter, her friend, her friend's mom and I heard the theme song in the elevators at Alton Towers (UK's answer to Disneyland) and loved dancing to it! We were surprised how many people here remember Hawaii 5-O and its great theme song. Fortunately, the song stopped when the doors opened so we didn't embarass ourselves too much.
Americans in England
London, LO United Kingdom - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 11:54:33 (PDT)
"for all the "five-o" fans out there, you will definitely want to get season 4- includes "rest in peace-somebody", and "3000 crooked miles to honolulu"- a great episode that features actor "buddy ebsen"- be there, aloha!! "
gastonia, nc usa - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 20:01:28 (PDT)
Michael Hedges, I enjoyed reading parts of your script Hawaiian Knights that you put in the guest book. Do you think that Hawaii Five-O movie could be made today and if so, what actors would play the best part. I wonder if James McCarther could offer any insight as to if a movie would still be in the works. I know that Geroge Ito who made the Capsule Kidnapping in one of the Hawaii Five-O episodes. Have you talked with James McCarther to get his thoughts on to see if a movie is even in the works? Have you talked to Rose Freeman to see what the latest story would be about a movie, she was working with George Ito and he went to Dreamworks then everything stopped not sure what happen.
Half Moon Bay, CA USA - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 10:38:54 (PDT)
Aloha, try out my new website and see some pics, its a little easier to build than the last one - the other one (tl) is only a freeby page and I can't build on to it. http://hawaiianknights.mysite.com/
Honolulu, Hi USA - Friday, May 16, 2008 at 10:21:08 (PDT)
Oh! I almost forgot. This coming saturday I hope to meet with Richard Chamberlain, star of Shogun and Dr.Kildare here in Hawaii to chat with and personally hand deliver a copy of my Hawaiian Knights Saga as part 1- "Sword of the Kage'eTama" is in part reminicent of his timeless classic- "Shogun". If all goes well I keep everybody informed.. Mike
Honolulu, Hi USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10:26:24 (PDT)
Like I said in my first article written back in Sept 2000 on this MQHP, even when I named my original piece it was entitled "Hawaii Five-0- The Second Millenium" Rose liked the story then and I hope she still remembers me and my off the top of my head in about an hour-and push the send button- "The Sting of the Jade Scorpion"... Oh by the way, any Star Trek Voyager fans out there may have seen another of my off the top of my head short submissions entitled- Star Trek Voyager- "Lifesigns" The 2nd season show where the Holographic Doctor falls in love with the woman with the Phage and must be kept alive in the Holographic emmiter chambers and Holodeck scene in the Caddiliac under the stars on lovers lane.. I also wrote that in about 1 hour, sent it in directly to Robert Piccardo after meeting him in Philly,and mentioning it to Garrett Wang here in Honolulu- but no contract-no credit...Either way only Jacks closest friends and relatives should decide upon what Steve McGarrett really wanted- that is why I wrote my creation to go either way--- Hawaii Five-0 - OR - Hawaiian Knights- OR Magnum PI. All are Hawaiian! And don't forget the 5-0 Pilot which was never aired on TV or the silver screen was already in production... No offense to the pilot's writer(s) or the casting people, but a cocaine snorting actor like Gary Busey who missed several shooting calls because he was out partying all night- and a non-fan-hired-gun-just send me the check writer who did not even know that Chin Ho was already dead put a quick stop to that... I grew up with 5-0 so let's leave it up to Rose and Jacks closest friends and associates to decide what is best for Jack Lord's Legacy. Michael Hedges Honolulu Hawaii.
Honolulu, Hi USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10:06:03 (PDT)
I most definitely agreee that any attempt to make a Hawaii Five-O movie will be pretty much a failure. Just look at some of the movies being released based on old TV shows, only to see most flop at the box office. I do agree, however, that under the right conditions (i.e. Mike Hedges ideas)the legacy of Five-O could be continued in some manner or format. We'll never replace the original cast, but it is possible to capture their spirit if the plot and story is written right.
Elkhart, Indiana USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 05:43:39 (PDT)
Hello Derek- yes you are right, Jack Lord's shoes can never be filled by anyone... But if he were still here today, he might even consider it his legacy to have the 5-0 story carry on... Jack Lord used to walk his cute little dog around town and was never one to shy away from a new prospect or ever refrained from chatting with passing tourists and those strangers who recognized him on the streets. But alas following a slow and debilitating disease, such as my own father suffered from, he also passed away as an end result of congenital Heart disease. I believe that such decisions of what Jack did or did not want to happen in his absence would better be left to his family, associates and dearest friends who knew him best. Keep in mind that until he was stricken with such a fatal and irreversable disease and while still copping with this incidious illness prior to his death on Jan 22nd in the Year of our Lord 1998, Jack himself was also somewhat hoping that someday the 5-0 story would live again. With Marie Lord also recently passed on, should Rose Freeman once again revive the legend created by her husband Leonard using my stories as a base, it would be her decision whether to use the Sir-name's Steve Mc Garrett and Danno- or my new characters names in the "Hawaiian Knights Saga"- a second generation show, starring Michael Mc Knight and his trustworthy sidekick Chino. In my story, Chin Ho, who I call Shiota, does return to the set as a ghoastly presence from time to time to protect Chino from ill fate. ... Let the Legend live on! ... Michael E. Hedges Honolulu Hi
Honolulu, Hi USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 00:08:54 (PDT)
There will never be a film of Hawaii Five o, if there is there wasting there time and money, because there is no actor today that would be able to step in to JACK LORDS shoes he had such a presence about him
Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 15:18:31 (PDT)
Rob, I'm not sure. But perhaps you or anyone else who has already obtained DVD's can tell me if they've noticed a distinct difference in the "sync". I see a lot of shows on cable that have been re-mastered onto digital, etc., and from time to time you can see a very brief jerk in the picture. It's as if the transition from tape to digital is not completely seamless or in sync. Just wondered.
Elkhart, Indiana USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 05:29:54 (PDT)
Anyone know what special features will be on Season 4 set? Obviously more episode previews - "next: be here. Aloha." of course, but anything else? Some old CBS network promo shorts would be nice.
Greenville, SC USA - Monday, May 12, 2008 at 20:36:08 (PDT)
I would just like to say that recently I have corresponded with Michael Hedges, and I am astonished at his talent and dedication. For all Hawaii Five-O fans, I urge you to consider his workks, and if there is anyone out there in a position to promote his works, as well as help in the crusade to keep the Five-O drama alive and continuing, then please contact him. I thank the creators of this website for allowing me to make this posting, and I believe you'll find that Mike is a tremendous asset to Hawaii Five-o dedications!
Elkhart, Indiana USA - Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 05:24:46 (PDT)
I would like to send Rose Freeman acomplimentary copy of my complete "Hawaiian Knights Saga" but her e-mail address dissapeared some time ago when an older model computer of mine crashed... So if you're out there listening Rose, feel free to drop me a line... Building website at- hawaiianknightssaga.page.tl Thanks
Honolulu, Hi USA - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 10:01:44 (PDT)
One of the things I get a kick out in watching the old Hawaii Five-O shows, is the old technology. The pay phone booths. The rotary phones, and of course, those "modern" computers! It's actually great to see those again. I bet that even in todays's world, the Five-O team could still solve any crime using that old technology. Oh, but I can't picture Kono with an Ipod(haha).
Elkhart, Indiana USA - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 04:05:39 (PDT)
Danno has been living on the mainland for quite some time now. He was here for the Hawaii Five-0 reunion but that was a few years back. The Security firm I work for provided security for the event. I have a Five-0 Badge... Not too many of the original cast still around or still living on the Islands. Mc Garratt, Chin Ho, many of the others passed away. In my story Chin Ho presents himself briefly in a 'Ghostly' presence. I am currently in contract negotiations for the book, but publishing (at least the real Brick and Mortar on store shelves kind) is very expensive (Over $5000 per book with my current publishing perspective) so I am keeping my options open for now and hope a publisher or screenwriting agent who is a fan of 5-0 or Magnum PI will notice my work and offer to represent me. I originally wrote Part 2,- then "Sting of the Jade Scorpion" in Screenplay form, but getting the novel out first might speed up the process so I concentrated on the manuscripts. Either way I will continue in my endeavor until they dig a 6 foot hole and stick me in the grave... And even then, I'll probably go out Kicking...Michael from Hawaii.
Honolulu, Hi USA - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 10:17:57 (PDT)
HAWAII 5-0 WAS/IS LIKE A DREAM TO ME SINCE 1973. I met many people who met the stars. My filipina frind Elda's father knew James McArthur- Elda and her fiend met james at the Ala Moana Center many years ago and he said to Elda "I know your dad!!" Jack Lord corresponded w/my cousin in 1981 and was so nice. James is from Nyack NY right next to me- I hope he still resides in Hawaii. Your Friend, Tony the Dream Weaver
CLOSTER, NJ BERGEN - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 07:26:39 (PDT)
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Honolulu, Hi USA - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 13:16:32 (PDT)
Aloha... Oh by the way I did send complete copies of my 3 novels to James MacArthur, as well as John Hillerman, Tom Sellick, Donald P Bellasarious, Tia Carerre, Cary and several other Hawaii/CA based actors who were involved in the shows to revive my 5-0 and Magnum themed stories, but so far have received no response. James, if you read this give me a buzz... you got my number--I hope? If you're planning to get away from the mainland and stop by Honolulu sometime, maybe I can meet up with you at the Elks Club and we can hash things out... Michael Hedges Honolulu Hi
Honolulu, Hi USA - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 12:36:15 (PDT)
So here is a short synopsis of THE HAWAIIAN KNIGHTS SAGA BY MICHAEL HEDGES, Honolulu Hi Part 1 “SWORD OF THE KAGE’TAMA” A treacherous Samurai Warlord, possessed by an Alien being’s consciousness, terrorizes Okinawa until his sudden demise in a cataclysmic volcanic eruption. Over five hundred years later a musical instrument is purchased at auction for the sum of seventy-five dollars. During a friendly struggle it breaks apart revealing its secret hidden contents… a concubine’s diary and treasure map. After some serious soul searching, an aging millionaire, Jonathan Swiggins, sees this as an opportunity to revitalize his complacent humdrum life… but during the quest unbeknownst to him, during his journey into the inner sanctums of the unknown, he also unlocks the door to the dark side. Part 2 “STING OF THE DEATHSTALKER” Reminiscent of the Hawaii Five-0 television series and Magnum PI, a modern day Yakusa kingpin and heir to the Gichin Dynasty wreaks havoc upon the Hawaiian Islands. During his flight he leads Chief Investigator Mike Mc Knight 9Mc Garrett) and his partner Chino (Danno)on a manhunt encompassing the North Pacific islands until finally coming to a dramatic and unexpected closure in a crowded Japanese amusement park. Part 3 “SHATTERED REFLECTIONS” Twins are separated during infancy following a botched kidnapping in a North Korean harbor. With their father critically wounded and no one at the rudder, the family is helplessly lost at sea. With no fresh food or water, their dilapidated fishing boat drifts aimlessly in the currents as they flee the would-be kidnappers. Weeks later their boat finally crashes into a stormy reef sinking into the channel off Molokai. Rescued by passing fishermen, one boy grows up as the adopted son of Rusty Winters, a 5-0 cop, while the other is raised as the illegitimate son of a notorious North Korean drug and arms dealer. (Originally Chinese mobs Wo Fat) As if it were their destiny, the sibling’s lives eventually clash, each finding themselves on opposite sides of the law. The adopted son of the Hawaii detective knows not why someone tried to murder him, nor has he any knowledge of his past following a near fatal experience at the hands of his long forgotten twin brother and that his evil twin had murdered his father and girlfriend in cold blood and stolen his identity. WGAE REGISTERED-2006 Homeless and wandering the back alleys of the San Francisco harbor, Teddy Winters follows his fragmented memories and with the help of a fellow vagrant and the earthbound spirit of the long dead musician Johnny Starr, tries to find out where he came from and who he is.
Honolulu, Hi USA - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 12:09:27 (PDT)
Aloha... One fine day in Sept of 2000 I made up a quick story off the top of my head as I wrote "Hawaii Five-0 The Second Millenium - Sting of the Jade Scorpion: and posted it here in the guestbook Check it out in the archives! Now over 7 years later, due to copyright laws and a not so nice from it's previous owner- Disney Productions after submitting it to them, I call it "Hawaiian Knights" and have 3 novels ready for publishing and Screenplays completed. "Sword of the Kage'eTama" is a combination of 5-0, Shogun and Magnum PI. with a little Japanese legend'Obake' included... Also "Sting of the Deathstalker" and "Shattered Reflections" continue the saga... I almost had the movie producers interested once but alas no contract yet, Although Rose Freeman did write me back shortly after and said to pursue my story and not to give up- but don't give any more plots away on the internet as someone might steal them. Well Rose, I write almost every day and hopefully my efforts will soon pay off. I will be setting up a homepage as soon as the book is published (or ready to be)... Of course the plot has changed dramatically since my first concept idea in Sept 2000 but it can easily be converted back into Hawaii Five-0 if permission is granted by Rose Freeman to do so. Thank you Rose, for your inspiration... You husband and his creation will never be forgotten... Michael Hedges Honolulu Hi/ Brigantine NJ
Honolulu, Hi USA - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 11:49:39 (PDT)
In response to MQ, I found out that Prometheus Records has released CBS Television Music by Bernard Herrmann and Jerry Goldsmith, so it looks like this label has an "In" with the CBS people. I would think that they might be able to access and release the music scores from Hawaii Five-0. BUYSOUNDTRAX.COM stocks the CBS music, so I would think they would be the best people to contact to express our interest in getting the Five-0 music released - again, what do you think? Thanks.
NEW YORK, NY USA - Saturday, May 03, 2008 at 12:34:44 (PDT)
My mistake on the years of Hawaiian Eye it ran from October 1959 to September 1963. Here is the link if you want more info on the show http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_Eye Then came Hawaii Five-O that took the world by storm. Jack Lord is looking down on us all buying the DVD's. Really what a great show! I even have the Hawaii Five-O Ring tone on my phone. By the way, I figured out a way to take some of the music scores in Five-O as ring tones. I used the sound score from FOB Honolulu Part 1 the end part where the guy breaks the Buddha with a wrench. I even used it as a startup sound on a PC as a joke for someone I know at work.
Half Moon Bay, CA USA - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 14:59:16 (PDT)
Hello again from Half Moon Bay,California where we are known for are Maverick sixty foot waves in the winter time. If you had the right actors to play the main part in the Hawaii Five-O Movie (McGarrett it could work. But it has to be done properly, not made into some slap stick comedy like they did with with some television shows they made into movies. I've watched Five-O ever since it aired in September 21, 1968. I have recorded all the shows on VHS, I even have the original "She's Dead She Hung Herself" which is on VHS tape that I recorded from the show and not on the DVD's everyone was talking about in Season 2. They just don't make television shows like they use to back in the sixties. Do any of you remember the first Hawaiian Show in the early sixites? This is before Hawaii Five-O of course? OK! "Hawaiian Eye" ran from 1960 to 1963 short lived. What about "Vince" the guy who is on Law and Order Criminal Intent, he could play a good McGarrett? Really we need to ask James McCarther get his thoughts about a movie. Maybe the producers can consult him before making the film? In the meantime, enjoy Season #4 June 22, 2008.
Half Moon Bay, CA USA - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 14:43:58 (PDT)
I have been a 5-0 fan forever! I still cannot get enough of Mcgarrett and the rest of the 5-0 crew. God I wish for those days, I use to watch this show, tape each episode on the VCR and watch them over and over. The "V" for Vachon is probably one of the best triology's ever in TV Crime Drama series history. I miss Jack so much and I too, was deeply saddened to see his pass. I wish I could have met him, I loved what he did for the character, tough as nails and no nonsense, lead by example. Great traits for a cop! Aloha to all 5-0 fans and keep the DVD's coming @ Mark
Southbridge, Ma usa - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 08:36:13 (PDT)
Please please make an update. It's time. My suggestion for the head of 50 Dwayne"The Rock"Johnson. Thanks Yes the Rock can really act!
Pt Roberts, Wa USA - Friday, May 02, 2008 at 03:06:17 (PDT)
There probably would be the same issues/problems with re-recording the music as well. However, call me nostalgic, but I've always hated music that has been re-recorded or remastered, etc... There's something about bringing back original memories, that is ruined when trying to re-record or remaster music. For example, take the good old rock and roll classics of the 1960's. There's no doubt that they can reproduce those tunes with far better quality, but the way the original music sounded back then (whether on am radio, the hisses, etc., preserves the original memories. When I hear the Hawaii Five-O music on TV, or wherever, the memories are far more enlightening to me than any attempt to remaster or improve the sound quality. How ironic.....we could definitely improve the quality of the music from a technological standpoint (and ruin the nostalgia), but we really can't improve on the show itself by trying to make a movie (no matter what the obstacle or reason is.). Again, if you like improvement in the music, go for it and see what the obstacles may be with the owners of the music. As for me, I prefer the original Five-O music from the show!
Elkhart, Indiana USA - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 11:53:36 (PDT)
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