The Hawaii Five-O Home Page Guestbook -- October 1999



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When are they going to start shooting the new Hawaii five-0 movie and when will it be released in theaters.
mcgarett50@webtv.net
burt, ny usa - Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 07:40:09 (PDT)
i wasn t aware of Jack Lords death.First time i ve visited this site this has made me very sad i wish i hadnot logged in.The man was an inspiration to us all....thanks Jack.
c. Bains
S/E LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 30, 1999 at 06:37:09 (PDT)
tv has failed to come up with a police show even close to five-0. WO FAT is the best villan in the history of tv. he is a SUN TZU for the 20th century. you play statego with WO FAT you lose stratego...AND YOUR SOUL! thank you CHAIRMAN MAO
pete coulsey
portland, or usa - Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 04:06:25 (PDT)
Mr. Mike, thank you so very much for your five-0 site. it is wonderful to be able to read about a show that was a big part of my entertainment for so many years. had it not been for that show i probably would never have made my first trip to hawaii 30 years ago. as for a feature film, who knows, but i would love to see a made for tv reunion type movie done as a tribute to the show itself as well as a tribute to Mr. Jack Lord. while i was watching the Emmy Awards 50th anniversary show i was disappointed to note that Mr. Lords picture appeared for all of 15 seconds and no further mention of his contribution to television was made. while others were glorified for having done less. It is very true that good writing and good acting is what makes a television show great, and Five-0 may very soon be in jeopardy of loosing its standing as the longest running crime drama on television it Law and Order continues at it's current pace. Like Five-0 it has survived cast changes, but the chemistry of the ensamble has always existed along with the good writing. Two of the things that made Five-0 great. I have been a long time fan of James MacArthur and have tried to find out where to get a subscription to Senior World magazine. I have read some articles written by him on your web site and I find him a most entertaining writer as well as a wonderful actor. I chanced to see the made for tv movie he was in about tornadoes on the family channel and he is still adorable. The same cutie I fell in love with when I was a teenager and he was in Spencer's Mountain. He still makes me sigh like a school girl. Thank you again for your web site. Sincerely, g ferrantino
g. ferrantino
tobyhanna, pa usa - Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 16:19:05 (PDT)
What a wonderful website. A great tribute to the longest-running police show of all time. There is nothing that I can add about Jack Lord that hasn't already been said, so I will simply say that he was (and is, and will be) one of my favorites. Thanks for an outstanding website; I will visit often. Aloha.
Tom
Laurel, MS USA - Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 14:45:48 (PDT)
G-day Jack and farewell Jack. Im a country person and well I loved watching Hawaii five o and I still love the series. I know that Jack is in a nice place now and well we will always have him in our hearts. Some people here dont know who he is but in their hearts they know. Jack was always the nicest person in the world and will be always. Jack was like the coolest guy in the world and I fill sorry for his wife. She must be so lucky knowing him, because he was the nicest man anyone could be. Alot of people just aint got the same sprit that Jack had. People want to be him but no one can be him. I know that I always wanted to be a police officer just like him but i never wanted to be him. I know now that death is a part of life because I found out the hard way, I had to lose my little Brother at birth before i woke up and now my little sister has a type of cancer and that makes me remember the sceen that Jack did when his sister's baby died of cancer. I just have to say Aloha Jack and goodbye and Fare well mate. Sorry Jack's wife and Aloha to you as well. Yous faithfully and sincerly Kristie Mclellan. [nice to tork to you's all of you's even the cast].
Kristie Mclellan
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 19:12:08 (PDT)
Jack Lord was the best actor i have ever know and a few people here want to bid him farewell. A long time ago people did look up to him and they still do just like me and my family of 17. My 14 brothers and 2 sisters bid him good bye and farewell and it was so nice to have watch his movies. Good bye Jack and farewell.
Markeeta Jackson
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 18:47:53 (PDT)
I left Ohio in Oct/77 & I bumped into Jack Lord filming on Hotel St I kept walking & someone else said do you know who you bumped into? I said I'm new here , He said thats Jack Lord well I went back to say hello but was very briefly told to leave filming area but he said Aloha & enjoy the Islands which I have. I spent 20 years there & I'm saving my money to go back & spend the rest of my life there due one thing Jack Lord said "Be there Aloha"
Gary M. Foster
Warren, OH USA - Sunday, October 17, 1999 at 17:02:13 (PDT)
Wonderful web site!!! Great detail to all of the episodes. Some of the comments you made about each show were really hilarious! Mahalo!
Lyn Neufeld
Richmond, BC Canada - Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 16:38:30 (PDT)
Although I was just a kid when Hawaii 5-0 was aired, I realized even then that it was one of the best shows on TV. Dr. Khigh Alx Dhiegh was my Grandfather. Just for the record, he didn't live in Hawaii; he lived in a suburb of Los Angeles for many years and then moved to Chandler, Arizona. Although very aggresive and head-strong, he was a funny man, loved animals (and had LOTS of them), and would often pull "fast ones" on you. He taught at UCLA. He was also an excellent cook and never made the same thing twice. He'd even take some of his dishes to class!! (At least that's where he told me he was taking them...)
Karen D
The Bronx, NY USA - Friday, October 15, 1999 at 06:31:21 (PDT)
Lasting impressions for a lifetime... I still get chills up and down my spine when I hear the Five-O theme song, anyplace, anytime... I was 12 years old when my parents let me stay up late one night to watch "Five-O". I was intrigued by the collage of scenes when the opening credits rolled and the unmistakable theme song. I remember laying in bed and hearing that haunting theme echoing upstairs from my parents living room. The chance to sit there and watch it first hand was "mind-blowing". To this day, the opening credits sequence, the video and audio get me "pumped". In years gone by, at parties I'd walk in and flash by wallet(like it was a badge carrier) and say "McGarrett, Five-O, where's the Beer???". It got lotsa laughs and it "branded" me. No question what my fav TV show was and everyone knew it! The scripts were creative, not the usual "cops and robbers" and a reoccuring nemisis(our friend Wo Fat) a bad guy you loved and hated, all at the same time. He was always in a "chess game" with McGarrett, a virtual statemate of sorts. One that you knew was to be continued in future episodes, as the "slippery" Wo Fat always managed to get away at the very end. Issueing a challenge to our dear star McGarret, essentially: "catch me if you can... but can your grip keep hold of me..." This was McGarrett's ultimate challenge, a foe of equal tenacity, wit and resource. A "James Bond, 007" type of encounter, politically in tune with the issues of the time, never mundane. Jack Lord added a charasmatic touch to his role, probably the most endearing aspect of the show. (the scenery wasn't bas either!) I hope... that the cinema production does not dissappoint us. Revive the memories, bring back the magic, but do not "reuse" the characters. Follow the lead of "Star Trek", same directives, different cast with references to the past hereo's(pay homage)... I hope the original series gets transfered to DVD, that would be a keepsake for a lifetime... ALOHA...
Mark
Hopewell Jct, NY USA - Friday, October 08, 1999 at 17:02:58 (PDT)
Aloha! Thoroughly enjoy your website about one of my all time favorite shows Hawaii 5-0. In the past 10 or so years there is nothing even close to the quality of this show. I felt we lost a real favorite and class act when Mr. Lord passed away in 1998. Another frequently seen terrific actor - McGarrett's arch enemy and deliciously evil Wo Fat - superbly played by Mr. Khigh Dhiegh died in 1991. I believe he was a close, personal friend of Mr. Lord and also lived in the Hawaiian Islands. In the San Francisco Bay Area 5-0 can be seen every Saturday from 12pm-2pm on channel 36 or channel 08 if you have cable. For the past few weeks they have been running all of the two hours episodes much to my delight. Thanks to the web master of this fabulous site for allowing the 5-0 fans to express how they feel about this classic television series. Please no remakes!!!!
Carol Ann Hale
Mountain View, CA USA - Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 16:06:19 (PDT)
After not having seen the show since it's initial run, I'm totally digging the reruns on WGN. But I can't make any sense whatsoever over the way the station is showing the episodes. They seem to be jumping all over the place lately: season 12 to the first year, then the ninth season. What's up with that?
Daryl Mann
London , On Canada - Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 15:06:21 (PDT)
Have been in Hawaii for four weeks so cut off from Hollywood news. Saw item in Eddie Sherman column in "MidWeek" on 9-15-99. He says: "Hawaii Five-O (the multimillionj dollar budget picture) on schedule of be made here - as soon as the right star is signed. So sez executive producer George Litto. Litto's new company has a $250 million Chase Manhattan Bank line of credit to produce five films. First movie, The Crew, now shooting in Florida, stars Richard Dreyfus and Burt Reynolds - a comedy about over-the-hill Mafia guys. "We have an excellent Five-0 script and are talking to some of the biggest names in the industry to play Steve McGarrett," said Litto via long distance. Interesting to note that Litto was the agent for Leonard Freeman, who created, wrote and produced the longest-running series in Hawaii...." That's the latest news I've heard, which isn't really anything all that new except for the date. How about some of our other news sources... have they heard anything? No one here on the island has, as they've all be asking me what's going on. Wish I knew folks... guess we have to be patient a while longer.
Rita Ractliffe
Van Nuys, CA USA - Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 01:20:49 (PDT)
This is mainly directed to Rita Ractliffe from Van Nuys,Ca or anyone out there with the latests updates on when the Production of the new Hawaii Five-O movie will begin? The sooner it's filmed,the sooner we will get to see it,and I just can't wait,what seems like it's taking forever for what I'm really looking forward to watching. I know this has nothing to do with "Hawaii Five-O"or the upcoming movie. There was another good TV cop series back in the 1970's, that I would also like to see hit the big screen,after "Hawaii Five-O"and could be another project for Mr.Litto in the future. Who remembers "The Streets of San Francisco"starring "Karl Malden and Micheal Dougles" which aired from 1972 to 1977. this series should also become a major motion picture. Micheal Dougles could return as now Capt. Keller with a female partner. Karl Malden could be head of the S.F. Police Commision or Federal Judge? Mr. Litto or someone in Hollywood should consider it.
Vern Conway
San Francisco, Ca USA - Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 01:40:23 (PDT)
Me again! Man, am I EVER enjoying these early episodes of Five-0 currently running on WGN! Danno actually had "backbone" and was saucy on several occasions with ol' McGarrett--definitely not the sidekick he was in later years. Anyway, just posting here to boast of my accomplishment...I taught my Mac how to play sound clips from this site automatically when I start up or shut down the computer! Now, many of you may say, "No big deal", being well-educated computer whiz-bangers, but everything I do on my computer is painfully learned without the assistance of others. So, some ten tries and several AppleScripts later, my computer now says, "Aloha...aloha suckers!" when I go to At Ease (built-in password protection application), and it plays the Five-0 theme whenever I log back in--terribly cool!!! As for the previous entry, I vote for the four-door Merc as it is a tough mother!!! Happy viewing till next time!
Colby May
Greensboro, NC USA - Monday, October 04, 1999 at 20:03:25 (PDT)

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