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Mike There's nothing to say except that I love your site. In the same way us Five-O junkies can watch episode after episode, I can refer to your site in the same manner. If I'm bored, or I think about the show, it's a fantastic reference site. I've corresponded with you before by email and I'll probably do so again. Keep it up, because you're making a lot of people happy with your attention to detail about the show. Talk to you soon. John Kachulis
New York, NY USA - Friday, October 31, 1997 at 21:50:54 (PST)
Where is the great .avi with the show's theme? I'd love to have it playing as the backdrop while I work. (I'm working on it. -- MQ)
Seattle, WA USA - Friday, October 31, 1997 at 13:11:50 (PST)
Great site. Great theme tune avi. Any chance of some audio clips of those episode quotes?
London, UK - Monday, October 27, 1997 at 15:08:53 (PST)
I just wanted to thank you for all of the information available on your site. Its nice to know that I'm not the only person who enjoys Hawaii Five-O, and has great memories of watching it as a kid in the '70's. I only have one question...there is a tune that appears occasionally on the show that sounds like the theme song, yet if possible, is even more driving, with the first few notes of the theme song mixed with some CRAZY keyboards...is there a change of getting that as a sound byte??
San Antonio, Tx USA - Monday, October 27, 1997 at 11:38:38 (PST)
Not too many Brits seem to be making comments so I thought I should, to keep the side up, so to speak. I think the FIVE-O pages on the Net are brilliant! I would say that you guys who produce this web site do a durn fine job! FIVE-O has just begun a rerun on UK Satellite TV. I was a BIG fan in the 70s. It hasn't been around much since then, for me, apart from a short and patchy rerun by the BBC about 4 years ago. We didn't have satellite TV at home, though my husband (an AV engineer) has it at the school where he works. Last September he brought home the new Satellite TV Europe Guide, I opened it and...well, it took me a week to get past the inside front cover! By the beginning of October, we had Satellite TV! Unfortunately, at least one episode I know of has been cut so far. It seems the thing these days - even 'new' shows like THE X FILES get cut! But it's better than nothing! Keep up the great work on the Net! Maybe more Brits will sign the guest book some time - FIVE-O was a top import show in its day, and is very well and warmly remembered! I just don't want to know about the remake! Sacrilage!!
Blandford Forum, Dorset England - Sunday, October 26, 1997 at 15:51:06 (PST)
I would like to add my E-mail address for anyone why can furnish me with an approx. start up air date for the new Hawaii Five-O TV series. If the Five-O Pilot aired in May 97' It sure was not publicized very much. they should show it again at the beginning of the new series. If it was not for "Nash Bridges" and if the new Producer's of the New Hawaii Five-O series,had kept Steve McGarrett's charater in the new series. I think "Don Johnson" could have possibly been a good actor for that charater. My E-mail is email@example.com Please if anybody knows,let me know.
San Francisco, Ca San Francisco - Saturday, October 25, 1997 at 18:13:12 (PDT)
When I was three years old, my family lived on Oahu, on an Army base. My father was an Military Policeman and was on an episode of Five O. The episode was Fools die twice. Just recently I got to see this episode on The Family Channel. It brought back some great memories of living in such a wonderful place. My mom told me that I met Jack Lord, but unfortunately, I was too young to remember.I would live to get that episode on tape, and since The Family Channel has already shown it, I doubt that they'll show it again. If anyone has any info to help me, please send it to PO Box 223 Buchtel, OH 45716.
Nelsonville, OH USA - Saturday, October 25, 1997 at 06:59:23 (PDT)
I'm in my mid 40's and I really enjojed Hawaii Five-O sinse I was teen. Two years ago,my wife and visited Honolulu,Ha. It was nice to finnally make it to Hawaii after watching Five-O for so many years. I'm looking forword to the new FIVE-O on CBS. When will it be starting up,and if you have the information on the date? Please E-mail me or post it on this website. Also are they currently filming more episodes for the new Hawaii Five-O series? Also If this new Five-O series becomes a hit. I hope they will make a crossover episode, with the series currently filmed,in my City,staring the "Miami Vice" star "Don Johnson" as Nash Bridges. That would be an interesting episode. Nash Bridges is a good Police series. Vern S.F,Ca
San Francisco, Ca San Francisco - Friday, October 24, 1997 at 20:05:18 (PDT)
I heard that Hawaii Five-O is coming back on CBS. I would like to know when it will be aired. Someone said 1/98. Does anyone how the pilot did in May, 97? I would like someone to E-mail me regarding the date. I have been a Five-O fan since the show aired in 1968. My E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Half Moon Bay, CA USA - Tuesday, October 21, 1997 at 09:42:44 (PDT)
Nice, sharp sounds! McGarret also said "Book 'em, Kono!"
Victorvill, CA USA - Monday, October 20, 1997 at 16:24:18 (PDT)
i enjoy watch five,o when are yougoing to update the new hawaill fiveo who willplay the new steve garrett costars
hattiesburg, - Saturday, October 18, 1997 at 19:43:14 (PDT)
Having been a fan of Hawaii 50 since I was a child, I was thrilled that T F C is now airing it (despite the fact that they are cuting it to pieces). When I was in high school I was a member of the band. About halfway through our pep rallies, everyone would yell 50, 50, 50..........., then we would proceed into playing the 50 theme song. It rocked! BTW: Isn't Danno a stud muffin'?
pineville, ky usa - Thursday, October 16, 1997 at 19:13:04 (PDT)
Growing up in suburban mainland USA, though I knew I had much to be thankful for, I also had an immense interest in "other" lands and peoples (sound familiar?). Of course, back then I wouldn't have articulated this interest in such terms. I just knew, for example, that one reason I loved those Godzilla movies was (besides those "cool" monsters, of course!) the realization that there was a distant, Asian society so recognizable on the surface -- modern, urban, industrial... -- and yet so very different in countless other ways. (It seems like a pretty unremarkable observation now, but back then it piqued my curiosity to no end.) Anyway, my love of Hawaii Five-0 a few years later was no doubt a continuation of this interest. Sure, any schoolkid "knew" Hawaii was the fiftieth state and all that, but to really see the "exotic" (to use a rather trite word) mixed with the familiar again fascinated me. In the whirlwind of the Asia-Pacific world existed this microcosm of conflicts and resolutions, episode after episode. And it was so timely -- right in an era when so many people on both sides of the Pacific were turning their attention to the "other side," and transpacific interraction (among peoples, societies, and cultures) was shifting into high gear. For dramatizing such encounters so effectively and in such great variety I am so thankful for Hawaii Five-0! As you can tell, I could go on and on (!), but I'd better wrap it up soon. I have a whole range of other reasons for loving the show, mostly concerning the "nostalgic" feel of the technology used (telex machines, the "iron brain", reel-to-reel audio tapes, "batphones", walkie-talkies...). It's great to see that old recording, computing, and communications technology in light of what we have now. Also, the clothing and hairstyles. I may be a minority in this opinion, but in my view, the sideburns, big collars, loud ties, etc., should never have gone out of style in the first place! Well, that's all for now. I hope my reflections strike a familiar chord with some fellow Five-0 enthusiasts. THANKS MIKE FOR YOUR HARD WORK ON THIS SITE! And for providing a forum... -- Thomas D. Schmidt, October 1997
Thomas D. Schmidt
Cedar City, UT USA - Tuesday, October 14, 1997 at 12:25:24 (PDT)
Mike, I have been a Hawaii Five-O fan since grade school and my love of the islands (acquired by watching the show during the crucial teenage years) is one of the reasons I decided to move to Hawaii three months ago. Seeing the episodes brings back memories of my teenage years. But it is also fun to try and spot settings around Oahu as my husband and I learn our way around this gorgeous island. (I particularly liked re-watching "F.O.B. Honolulu," because Byodo-In Temple is a spot that my husband and I visit often.) I noticed one "goof" in the double episode, "A Grandstand Play" that you did not mention in your synopsis. The handkerchief that Mrs. Workman drops after kissing Gary has her initials embroidered on it. When it is first shown, the initials are in script. When Lon Phillips hands over the handkerchief in McGarrett's office, the initials are in a block type. In the last scene when the handkerchief is shown, the initials are in script again! I have helped create web pages, and I fully appreciate all the time and effort you have put into this page.
Honolulu, HI USA - Sunday, October 12, 1997 at 02:16:58 (PDT)
I was the propmaster on hawaii 5 o in 1974 had a great time on the show. Aloha Sal
Parker Dam, Az USA - Saturday, October 11, 1997 at 22:21:14 (PDT)
This is in response to the September 17th comments of Mr. Martin Smith from Rockdale Texas..... Very well thought out and backed by examples and episode descriptions. Excellent use of 'caps-lock' to illustrate emotional state of respondee. Although draped with violent undertones, seems this gentleman feels he has something to say and will damn well prove his point. POOR use of editing by the webmaster!! Quick advice...when your getting 'ripped', take it! Whining and back-stab editing merely belittle you [GREAT PLACE TO PUT IN ONE OF YOUR FAMOUS EDIT COMMENTS]. Furthermore, I am a fan as well (obviously not to the level as Mr. Smith) and have yet to experience a 1-1/2 star show!! I say HAT'S OFF TO THE CREATORS! Lose your rating system and simply comment on episodes....
Orlando, FL good 'ole US of A - Saturday, October 11, 1997 at 11:34:41 (PDT)
Im a huge 5-o fan as is a good friend of mine. We were watching last Thursday Oct 9 on the family channel the 72 two part episode called The Grandstand. We both thought it was one of the worst epidodes ever, What a boring plot, I couldnt believe you gave it a 4 rating on your summary. No Way. Im sure IM not alone.
Eastford, CT USA - Saturday, October 11, 1997 at 09:19:23 (PDT)
I have recently seen Secret Witness, and noticed that the Lincoln was the same car used in another episode, The $100,000 Nickel, and there was a spoof, in which the hubcap on the Lincoln was missing after McGarrett asked Ben for a lug wrench to unscrew the lug nuts off the Lincoln's LF rim. Don't do this to your hated rival!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Houston, TX USA - Friday, October 10, 1997 at 20:43:21 (PDT)
I just recently found this site and am very impressed.My eight year old son loves the show.Anyways my only question is:how come the original air dates are not listed with the show synopsis'?
Orlando, FL USA - Friday, October 10, 1997 at 20:01:29 (PDT)
I have watched Hawaii Five-O most of my life and have always loved it. I have also lived in Hawaii and enjoy seeing some of the old sites, even if they are not always what the show says they are. From my own point of view, I find I have "loved" different things about the show over the years. At first I loved it because it was about a place that I lived and I could recognize various scenes. Then I loved it because I had a very pleasant personal encounter with Jack Lord when he was at a benefit in Hawaii. Dispite all the rumors (at least at the time, they may no longer be same)about how aloof and inpersonal he was, I found him to be quite charming and warm. He gave each one of my brothers and me a personalized autographed picture and told us his real name. (He commented that our names were "good Irish names" and his was really John Patrick....) At the time I briefly met him, I was very young. So on the show (reinforced by his warm response to my family), I regarded him with the respect of an elder. When I entered the teen years, I enjoyed Hawaii Five-O because I had a crush on Danno. In my later years, I really appreciate the working/personal relationship between Danno and Steve. I feel strongly in business, as well as life, that "mentoring" relationships are very important. And it makes me sad that such relationships are not held up as good role models. Steve is a good role model of a "mentor." He is an older man with a lot of experience. He takes interest in a younger man and shares his expertise. But he doesn't always give Danno the answer, sometimes he asks questions which "leads" Danny to "discover" the answer himself. Thus Steve is teaching Danny the process of thinking so Danny can discover the answer for himself in the future (maybe one day when Danny is in charge of Five-O?). (What is that old adage about give a hungary man a fish and feed him for the day, teach him how to fish and feed him for life?) Danny is a good role model of a "mentee." He is eager to learn, eager to make his mentor proud and hangs on Steve's every word (might be a little naive in today's world, but Steve was so honest and faultless that you can't blame Danny for never questioning him). And their relationship works so well together because each has a mutual love and respect for the other (each understanding the other's strengths and weaknesses but not letting those stand in the way of how they feel about each other). Each has a confidence in who they are and what strengths they bring into their working relationship. Danny doesn't try to out shine Steve (which Steve's personality wouldn't stand for), he is content to remain a person behind "the man." Steve, on the other hand, recognizes that Danny is loyal, reliable, eager to please and not out to get Steve's job. (The fact that Danny is the only one to whom Steve gave an affectionate nickname, I feel, is a testament to how strong of a bond they have.) Anyway, for what it is worth, that's my opinion why Steve and Danno's friendship has become legend. Thank you for providing a platform for me to express my opinion. I feel a lot better now that I could get that off my chest. I love you web pages. I have gotten many chuckles from it.
San Antonio , TX usa - Tuesday, October 07, 1997 at 23:08:57 (PDT)
Is it just me or does anyone think that the new Hawaii Five-0 is going to suck big-time? MY prediction is that the show is going to abandon the original's tone; dramatic, yet fun, and replace it with the usual "Gritty Police drama?" Gary Busey as the head of Five-0 is an insane miscast. and you just KNOW they're to redo the theme song with a new electric guitar version. I'm thinking Nash Bridges will bring this thing to shame.
- Tuesday, October 07, 1997 at 17:25:19 (PDT)
After seeing The $100,000 Nickel, I have noticed that since I am a aficionado of classic vehicles, that the Lincoln Continental used met its demise on a boat ramp. This brings me shades of Hookman, in which the Mustang was fished out of the harbor.
Houston, TX USA - Tuesday, October 07, 1997 at 07:48:53 (PDT)
I love your Five-0 page! The synopses are quite useful! And I love the sounds! I tampered with the PC at work so it plays the Five-O theme unexpectedly!
Seattle, WA U.S.A. - Monday, October 06, 1997 at 22:12:41 (PDT)
As a distant relative of Jack ... I liked the sound waves!! ;-) (But Jack Lord's real name is "Ryan"!! - MQ)
Peabody, MA 01960 - Monday, October 06, 1997 at 06:00:32 (PDT)
Great page! Just to let you know, I have the Hawaii Five-O theme for my car, so when I drive to work I can listen to this great music! My parents actually started watching the show in 1968, and of course, the rest is history. A friend in Tempe, AZ actually has an original Hawaii Five-O police shield in his collection. Keep up the good work, and Aloha to all!
Phoenix, AZ USA - Sunday, October 05, 1997 at 17:34:50 (PDT)
Just a little correction regarding the episode, "Killer at Sea" #143 at the end of the Sixth season. The "Senator" who shot at William Devane at the beginning of this episode, did not originally have the gun with him. He picked it up from the security guard who was shot by the Devane character. I was with Keene Curtis during the filming of this episode. There was an interesting problem during filming where Mr. Curtis' OWN suit needed to be "altered" to make it look as if it had been shot. They had filmed for two days with his suit and now had to put a bullet hole in it. Keene had strong reservations about this so a special effects man sewed some thread into the shoulder, and brushed it with some chalk. The final effect as seen on tv was very effective, and his suit was totally undamaged. I have enjoyed reading your home page. I was a great fan of Hawaii Five 0. I lived in Hawaii from July 1973 to December 1978. Les
Williamsburg, VA USA - Saturday, October 04, 1997 at 21:43:30 (PDT)
I love 50!
Harriman, TN U.S.A. - Friday, October 03, 1997 at 19:27:48 (PDT)
Your Hawaii Five-0 Home Page is great. Keep up the good work. I've checked your episode listings looking for a particular episode. Was there ever an episode with a doctor (woman) involved in some sort of medical scam to cure cancer patients? Was this a Hawaii Five-0 episode or am I confusing it with another series? (19 & 20 -- Once Upon a Time, Parts I and II - MQ)
Knoxville, IA USA - Friday, October 03, 1997 at 16:10:34 (PDT)
Coincidence or what? Jack Lord's real name is: John Joseph Patrick Ryan. Tom Clancy's long time main character is named : John Patrick Ryan -or- Jack Ryan for short. I wonder if this is where Mr. Clancy go the name from?
Victoria, BC Canada - Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 13:04:15 (PDT)
Great site - I often check your episode synopses after watching "Hawaii Five O" on the Family Channel (I wish they wouldn't butcher each episode they air to purge any "politically incorrect" dialogue or scenes!) I've a question: in the ending credits sequence with the blue police light (and the camera looking back at the receding nighttime blvd scenery) I've noticed that a police motorcycle "joins the chase" just before the credits end. Any word or story about this? (See the link to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin which discusses this scene. - MQ) I've always thought that the film crew was attempting to shoot the scene without authorization, only to have an HPD cycle cop suddenly suprise them and try to chase them down (at least, that's the impression I get from watching the brief scene.) Outstanding work on this site - please feel free to respond to my query at email@example.com, since I can't receive e-mail here at work. Mahalo.
Ray L. Rivera
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, October 01, 1997 at 09:44:58 (PDT)
Wonderful page! I always loved Hawaii Five-O! http://www.angelfire.com/nv/Cyborg009/index.html
Richard S. Sua
Las Vegas, NV USA - Wednesday, October 01, 1997 at 06:40:57 (PDT)
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