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Aloha! Some of you may remember my name from the Five-O article in the Star-Bulletin. http://starbulletin.com/96/11/01/features/ I now live on the East Cost, but have never forgot my years in Hawaii, all because I was inspired by this show we know and love so much! I invite anyone I met during the Honolulu Five-O con to drop me a line at: email@example.com Aloha, Jim
Vineland, NJ USA - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 06:21:59 (PST)
I am a local boy but I am presently residing in Texas...I watch every re-run of Hawaii-Fifty that I can...and do I get homesick...I had the pleasure of meeting Herman Wedemeyer many years ago...My sincere Mahalo Nui Loa to all of you.
Louis Laul III
El Paso, TX USofA - Friday, February 25, 2000 at 14:11:47 (PST)
Im an avid fan of hawaii-five-0, Kevin Costner, and only Kevin Costner should play steve mc garrett. He is perfect for the role.
los angeles, ca usa - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 05:47:49 (PST)
Really great website!! I have always loved Hawaii-5-0 but just recently have gotten way into it. Unfortunately all I have to go on is my memory and WGN's episodes!! They are horribly edited!! I have purchased the Colunbia series which seems pretty good, but it seems as though no one(distributors, owners, etc.) cares about bringing the show to the syndicated audiences. What a shame! Couldn't we all get together and get on WGN's case and get at least the wave tag put back in????
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, February 24, 2000 at 01:01:34 (PST)
Next time I walk on the sands at Kahala beach, I will think of Jack and Marie and know the many wonderful hours they spent living in their condominium and loving the islands. I was so touched to learn that Jack wanted his ashes scattered in the water right in front of their home. This way he can always be with his beloved Marie. He was so great as an actor, an artist and a human being.
Portland, Or - Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 10:03:57 (PST)
I keep hoping that tvland will take over the program from wgn. I don't know why they haven't added Hawaii Five-0 to the lineup. They saw reruns of switch, Ironside , dragnet , and Adam12 to just name a few cop shows . Could someone from Tvland tell me if they are ever going to add Hawaii Five-0 to your lineup.For those of you like myself who watch the show on wgn there is about 115 episodes you haven't seen rerun and if wgn continues to show it you won't.If tvland buys the rights to the show maybe they could get the rights to the 115episodes that wgn doesn't have. Best i can only do is wish and hope.
Burt, Ny United States - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 21:01:01 (PST)
I think Colby has a good idea about contacting TV Land & Nick at Night. Does anyone out there have some contact info for either of them? Mahalo.
Randleman, NC USA - Monday, February 21, 2000 at 05:47:51 (PST)
Me again. It has been a while since I logged an entry here, and I've had the opportunity to read some recent entries. Now for my two cents' worth...Keanu Reaves--with all due respect to the person who recommended this "actor", I am afraid he would be grossly overmatched in the role of head of Five-O. In fact, he would be grossly overmatched attempting to play "Baby Bop" on an episode of "Barney and Friends". Next, the recommendation of Tom Selleck as head of Five-O...this, in my opinion, is a stroke of genius and would complete the circle, so to speak, started by "Hawaii Five-O" and "Magnum, P.I.". Selleck is now at the age where his level of distinction would be well-suited to the role that Jack Lord once filled. If anyone had to play McGarrett, it would have to be Selleck. However, I believe I am in agreement with those who suggest that a fresh start is made, so Selleck could do the role AS Magnum, or simply play a new character. Again, kudos to the person who suggested this transition from P.I. to 5-O chief. Finally, I think everyone here should mount an effort to contact either TV Land or Nick at Nite. Why? Either of these networks needs to step up and wrestle control of Five-O from the hatchet-wielders and schedule-dumpers at WGN. Let's see, this week Five-O comes on at 10 AM each day--no, wait, that's 3 AM--oops, wrong again, 2 PM. The show deserves better treatment than this. It seems that WGN made the long term commitment to air the show, yet they don't want to back it up by at least giving it a consistent time slot. So, get on the web, get on the phone, whatever, but we need to persuade these two QUALITY purveyors of classic television to make a run at Five-O and give it the respect it is due. And that's all I've got to say!
Greensboro, NC USA - Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 17:52:53 (PST)
This morning Feb. 17, 2000, Lynn Fedina & I held Jack Turley's hands for the last time as he went to join his dearly loved wife, and maybe Jack Lord too, at 10:15 a.m. in Skagit Valley Hospital, Mount Vernon, WA. Jack was a great story teller, writer, screen play writer, TV play writer, play doctor etc. In spite of his successes as a writer he was very reticent and reluctant to discuss his writing career. He seldom volunteered anything unless pressed by friends. He lived in Mount Vernon over 35 years and many of his close colleagues and neighbors new of his extensive writings. Before becoming a College Professor, Jack worked for many years as a Personnel VP for a large banking chain. In the early 1960's Jack left banking to start a innovative program in business education at Skagit Valley College. The program, MID-Management in Business, was adopted by many other institutions all over America. Jack made a great many friends from his associations in business, entertainment fields, educational colleagues and from private life, particularly friends and neighbors from Big Lake, WA. where for many years he enjoyed writing in his apartment over the water. About nine years ago he suffered the first in a series of strokes but he was always working to overcome his afflictions. Only a week ago he was asking me to help him get a new computer and get 'online' when he moved into his new Assisted Living Center apartment on Feb 15tn. Unfortunately he went to the hospital last Friday with a server infection that went all through his system and he never slept in his new apartment. He will be sorely missed by his daughter, granddaughter, two great grandchildren, hundreds of friends and innumerable fans. I will particularly miss our spirited discussions of nearly four decades. Discussions of any topic imaginable. Jack always had some ideas that need studying and exploring. Probably the only thing Jack loved more than developing ideas was sharing a good meal with a bunch of friends. One of his favorites was to have a bowl of the Famous Oyster Stew at Axleson's Cafe in Burlington Washington. There are a lot of portraits of local celebrities in Axelson's. Maybe we can get them to hang a picture of Jack where so many people he knew gather to enjoy his one of his favorite foods. Jack's one lament to me over the years was that he wished he could write in 'dialect'. Well, Jack , ol' buddy , I could never help you with that but I think you will find all kinds of talent there to help you now. If you want to send me some help that way it will be gladly received. We are going to miss your rhymes, funny letters, phone calls and wonderful times together. Until we next meet, God Bless. Ray Pruiett
Mount Vernon , WA US - Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 15:48:04 (PST)
ĦAloha! I've enjoyed 'Hawai'i 5-0' (a/k/a 'McGarrett') when it was on. Condolences to the family/friends of the original title role (Jack Lord, born John Joseph Ryan). About the new 'HI. 5-0' movie &/or series, I think Cliff Robertson ('Charley', 'Falcon Crest', mid-1980s AT&T ads) should play Steve McGarrett; he'd be ideal for it! I heard about Russell Wong-he'd be more appropriate for Danno. The stars of 'Magnum, P.I.' (Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger Moseley, Larry Manetti) could also appear in cameo roles. Thank You!
Robert Lloyd Wheelock
Augusta, ME USA - Monday, February 14, 2000 at 20:48:54 (PST)
I agree with you paul Mahalo keanu reeves is a bad choice to play mcgarett.
Burt, ny 15028 - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 20:14:37 (PST)
One comment. Keanu Reeves is not suitable for ANY role, but especially not to fill the shoes of Jack Lord.I'm sorry but I couldn't let that one get by. If any one else thinks the same, say so. Mahalo and go Five-O!
Randleman, NC USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 12:45:53 (PST)
Hi Folks: It's so great to hear that George Litto is moving forward on The H5O project. I am in possession of an original song called "Book Em Danno" which was recorded by a Toronto based band called The Jack Lords. The song could be used as is but could definately be rerecorded by the likes of Ozzy Osbourne or any number of popular bands. It's totally original and I have the master and would like someone from the project to hear it. I've gotten this far in my search and any help would be appreciated. I'm a Broadcaster at Q107 in Toronto ( firstname.lastname@example.org )or I can be contacted at my own production office Joyndt Productions email address: email@example.com. Any help on how to get in touch with George Litto's production company would be amazing. I thank you in advance.
Toronto , On Canada - Wednesday, February 09, 2000 at 09:47:07 (PST)
David Caruso, from NYPD, is a definite choice for Dano.
Eastchester, NY USA - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 06:19:41 (PST)
The only actor suitable for this role is Keanu Reeves. He would make a GREAT Steve McGarrett.
Eastchester, NY USA - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 06:12:37 (PST)
This television series played throughout my "Coming of Age" years. I hardly noticed it, with the exception of the theme song and the wave breaking over the tv tube. Now at 49 years of age I'm hooked. Go figure! I find myself budgeting my time in order to get in front of the set by 5 P.M. I hope someone decides to organize another convention because I'm gonna be there!
Los Alamitos, CA USA - Friday, February 04, 2000 at 20:57:42 (PST)
Not too many people on earth could possibly rival my appreciation for "Hawaii Five-0" during its TV run, but I wouldn't want to be blinded by the past re. present-day reality. Yes, the show was unique to its time, but its thematic Good prevailing over Evil is timeless. Therefore I was delighted to learn that there will be a movie, and I am so grateful that someone like Mrs. Freeman will ensure that the spirit of the original TV show can continue. Unlike some comments I have read, I would prefer seeing the Steve McGarrett character live on, because what he stood for should always remain with us. Because a good actor worthy of the profession can capture Jack Lord's essence, I would like to see someone like Alec Baldwin or Tommy Lee Jones continue in the role... otherwise the Steve McGarrett character is limited and unfairly pigeon-holed. It is sentimental to say that only Jack Lord could have played McGarrett, but (with all due deference to Mr. Lord) sentiment could cost us a great legacy if no one else is allowed to pick up his torch since his passing. To do so is NOT sacrilege - it is the highest form of respect we can pay.
Halifax, NS Canada - Wednesday, February 02, 2000 at 18:00:00 (PST)
Hi Does anyone know whatever happened to Danny Goodman? He played Eddie Josephs in the episode 'Kill Them Again'. He would say MMMMMMMMister McGarrett and re-create murders. I have this fixation on finding out what happened to Danny. Did you notice that he looks like Bill Gates? Right before he jumps out the window, freeze the video and look at his face and you can fill in little sayings like 'What do you mean Linux is going to replace Windows!' Then he jumps out the Windows! thanks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Portland, OR USA - Tuesday, February 01, 2000 at 19:34:07 (PST)
I have thought about the movie, flipflopping back and forth as to whether they should recast the originals or start fresh, and I think maybe they can do both and still get a great movie.How? Well let's say that a baddie from the past is out to get revenge on all the old Five-O guys. Unfortunately, he starts at the top and gets McGarrett first. That would be a good way to handle the fact that Jack Lord is gone. It would offer the opportunity to memorialize Mr. Lord on screen. And of course since Steve McGarrett, the former Head of Five-O has been killed, Danno,Chin,Kono,Ben and whoever else won't stand idly by while the new Five-O handles it all themselves. Actually the new Five-O would probably appreciate the help of old Five-O because they already know more about who might want to have all of them killed.I think it would be a great way to smoothly transfer to some new people and give us a chance to get to know them while revisiting the ones we love. View the episode "Hookman" and see how the revenge angle moves things along nicely, while keeping things tense.The new Five-O would want to protect the old Five-O, while the old Five-O is chomping at the bit to NAIL the person that killed McGarrett. I think that scenario offers great possibilty. Whatever does happen. I hope they stay true to Five-O and don't muck up the formula that has worked for all these years. What do you think? Mahalo.
Randleman, NC USA - Tuesday, February 01, 2000 at 15:04:09 (PST)
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