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Harry Guardino...good also in "Trouble in Mind", perfect casting. In "A thousand pardons..." (His line by the way) he has sort hair and he can at least pass for Navy. A few seasons later in "Murder..Eyes Only" he is a Navy officer, but with long hair, sideburns, moustache, ill fitting uniform, the worst casting ever.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 19:09:47 (PST)
Harry Guardino as Sgt. Simms. The dialogue between him and mcgarrett while shooting pool. very chilling...
somerville, MA United States of America - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 17:48:42 (PST)
What about "The Beast" from Sweet Terror? And Charlie Bombay. My top two for season 2.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 17:40:07 (PST)
"Ok, enough with the crickets" Hey! Nadja can talk about crickets if it pleases her and especially if it reminds her to watch H50! Freedom of speech and all that?!
down , with fascism! - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 16:14:01 (PST)
hi my name is susan and l been the fan of hawaii five o since it started in 1968 till it stop 1983 and now l started to get the dvd of hawaii five o and it was the very good series of the time and it still is with me and l never miss the series while it on and l still like watching it now and it been back past of good things and it was sad when he died jack lord he eas lovley and l went mad over him and they all died but one than is danny still alive and what he doing now bye for now
susan fox
scunthorpe, uk england - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 11:40:34 (PST)
Oh, and Mark Lenard in To Hell With Babe Ruth. Just kidding!
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 09:22:36 (PST)
Runners up: Tom Skerritt, William Windom, Ed Flanders, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen. And the ones you mentioned, too.
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 09:21:02 (PST)
Probably the spoiled heiress in The Joker's Wild. This might be my favorite season two episode, I love the off the wall plot and the kinky characters!
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 09:15:49 (PST)
Ok, enough with the crickets. So guys/gals, who would you say is your favorite season 2 villain (excluding Wo of course)? Mine has always been Eric Braeden as Dr. Paul Farrar (the best of his 3 performances!!) as the brainwashing professor who hypnotizes his students to commit political assassinations. "A Bullet for McGarrett" is my favorite episode of season 2 (alongside "The Singapore File"). Other standout villains would be Harry Guardino as Sgt. Simms in "A Thousand Pardons -- You're Dead", Albert Paulsen as Charley Bombay in "Just Lucky, I Guess", and of course as previously mentioned David Arkin as Gorge Loman in "Killer Bee". Anyone else?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 07:47:55 (PST)
That's nice, Kimo. I miss such noises here in Germany. We have 41° F and the crickets are frozen, I guess. So I watch H50 because there's always summer ;-)
Berlin, - Monday, March 30, 2009 at 12:38:22 (PST)
- Monday, March 30, 2009 at 12:12:39 (PST)
Hey ringfire...I saw somewhere that an obituary for David Arkin was published in Variety on January 21, 1991 page 95 but you need to be a Variety Digital Subscriber to access the archives. I'm afraid my commitment stops here. I've seen both 1990 and 1991 as the year of death. Looks like 1991 is correct.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, March 27, 2009 at 13:34:21 (PST)
- Friday, March 27, 2009 at 13:10:55 (PST)
"TV companies get us excited and buzzed about a new pilot and then deflate our enthusiasm with a lack of action." No, they don't. "I am not back, on this site" Yes you are! "i dont have time to argue" No, I say ya do. ok, your turn.
- Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 12:38:27 (PST)
Five-O 2.0? hmmm...who knows. TV companies tend to elevate the collective consciousness..get us excited and buzzed about a new pilot and then deflate our enthusiasm with a lack of action.
I am not back, on this site, i dont have time to argue - Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 11:03:14 (PST)
I love everything about Hawaii Five-O and Jack Lord. I play them over and over. I have every season that has been released and anxiously await for the sixth season. I also appreciate all the actors, the writers, producers, everyone involved in the show. Thank you very much, Carol
Carol C. Christian
Gallatin, TN USA - Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 05:34:46 (PST)
"Parts of the bankrupt Ilikai Hotel, the setting for many famous historical scenes from "Hawaii Five-O," will be part of a noon auction on April 15."
- Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 04:23:15 (PST)
there are plenty heiau throughout Hawaii. And the american government has seen fit to come here and obliterate the many luakini heiau (and other heiau) which were (are) seen by kanaka maoli as their own "war memorial" but they are no more. Paved over by tract houses. Multiple freeways. Shopping centers. The state of Hawaii cares very little for recent or ancient history and that which is held in reverence by many.
- Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 02:59:53 (PST)
when are we going to start shooting a 'new' 5.0, so we can inject some financial help into honolulu and SAVE THE Natatorium. We can not allow it to be demolished it is a War MEMORIAL !
eddie morris
honolulu, hi uSA - Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 20:24:58 (PST)
Any background on David Arkin's suicide? Anyone? Mr. Mike?
Philadelphia, PA USA - Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 06:13:22 (PST)
ew. pornography enters the H50 site.
- Monday, March 23, 2009 at 22:36:45 (PST)
According to IMDB, Sam Melville died of a heart attack in 1989 at age 52. Hardly as spectacular as some of the other people you mention. Melville got his start in films in 1966, acting under the name of Neville Coward, in a really crappy low-budget soft-core porno movie called A Smell of Honey, a Swallow of Brine (1966). In this film, Melville plays Lowell Carter. He falls in love with the office nymphomaniac who likes to seduce men and then cry "Rape." Sam's character becomes totally obsessed with sex (including some pretty rank S&M fantasies) to the point where he rapes some other woman and is shot dead by her outraged husband!
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, March 23, 2009 at 14:24:46 (PST)
When you appear in a Hawaii based TV show, then must go back to Haolewood, it is a depressing prospect. I can see the inevitable happening.
take me back, country road, to da place I belong.... awoooo! - Monday, March 23, 2009 at 11:58:06 (PST)
Not sure why guest stars on Hawaii Five-0 commit suicide but you can add Ed Flanders to the list also...It seems alot of these stars die young. By suicide or unfortunate events. Sal Mineo, Vic Morrow, John Ritter and Sam Melville
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, March 23, 2009 at 11:35:56 (PST)
The natatorium, (or the crumblatorium, or nomoreatorium) a star in many five oh eps, is slated for a certain destiny; soon. Either demolition or relocation, (facade only). Saving it everyone seems to thing is throwing good money after bad. a money pit in the water...
- Monday, March 23, 2009 at 11:17:55 (PST)
I agree that Arkin was quite effective as George Loman in "Killer Bee". A very good episode! David Arkin starred in a few high-profile films of the 70s (M*A*S*H, Nashville, All the President's Men) but really didn't do much of anything else. His IMBD credits list is quite short. Anyone have any background info surrounding his suicide? I know that Albert Salmi (who played Vince Ryan in season 3's "The Payoff") also died of suicide and you can find numerous sources of information regarding his murder-suicide. He first killed his wife before taking his own life. It also mentions that he was very frustrated with Hollywood and how actors with great talents get overlooked very often while "celebrities" with no acting talent get the jobs instead. Salmi was suffering from serious depression during the end days of his life.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Monday, March 23, 2009 at 10:41:45 (PST)
Watched "Killer Bee" with David Arkin as "George Loomis" the "friend" of a supposedly psychotic Vietnam vet. But we find out that it's "George" who is the real psycho. His character is very dark, very creepy. I was thinking man, this guy is a pretty good actor. So I looked him up on IMDB and it lists his death in 1991 as suicide. Now, I realize that a lot of years had passed between this Five-0 ep and his death, but it was interesting because he was so convincing playing the part of a very troubled person.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 17:03:22 (PST)
Yeah, Kimo, I always found him pretty cool. It's too bad he died so early.
Berlin, - Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 12:24:10 (PST)
Nadja. UNko Moe was da bestest. he was involved with many local cultrure concerns... sang at da Sheraton here often. have many clips of him in other programs... He was cool. Coulda carried as series on his own.
- Friday, March 20, 2009 at 22:47:56 (PST)
"You are correct sir!"
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 18:50:44 (PST)
rick, the quote is from The Singapore File.
somerville, Mass - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 18:38:24 (PST)
My tonight's ep. was "Highest castle, deepest grave" I could watch it again and again. The plot, the music...And Moe gives me always a hard laugh when he points at Mondrago's living room and says to McGarrett "Go!"
Berlin, - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 12:35:58 (PST)
Okay, okay, ;-) And now where you mentioned them all...Maybe I have to go back to season 1. I remember Nehemiah Persoff in "Deathwatch". That was for sure a great performance.
Berlin, - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11:25:42 (PST)
Rick, if it's not a Wo Fat line then I give up. Nadja, when I say "villain" I don't mean in the stereotypical James Bond or Batman fashion. I mean the bad guy/gal of the season. You can't seriously tell me that there are no memorable baddies besides Wo Fat and Big Chicken in season 1. What about Andrew Duggan in the pilot, Kevin McCarthy in "Full Fathom", Simon Oakland in "Strangers", Sam Melville in "Tiger/Tail", Montalban in "Samurai", John Larch in "Yesterday Died", Nehemiah Persoff/James Shigeta in "Deathwatch", Ed Flanders in "UpTight", Paul Collins in "One for the Money", Joanne Linville in "Once Upon", Sally Kellerman in "Big Kahuna", Anne Helm in "By the Numbers". All memorable!
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11:13:58 (PST)
I think aside Woe Fat and Big Chicken there're no really villains in season 1. I like the slugfest between McG and Dr.Fremont from "Once upon a time" but she's no villain in the classical meaning. And I like McGarrett as villain in "The ways of love" ;-)
Berlin, - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 11:03:50 (PST)
Sounds like it would be, but not from a Wo Fat ep.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 10:54:46 (PST)
Rick, that sounds like a Wo Fat line. DeliWaiter, I agree with you about Sam Melville in "Tiger by the Tail" and that great line of his "There's no way, baby, but no WAAAAAYYYYYY!!". Easily the best of his 3 Five-0 performances! I also love the way he progresses from a practical joker to a chilling psycho. Another chilling villain with a rather charming facade was Kevin McCarthy in "Full Fathom Five" -- probably my second fave villain from season 1. But Gavin as "Chicken" is still NUMERO UNO for SEASON UNO!
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 10:46:53 (PST)
Almost the 70's anyway. A different time was my point.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 10:34:32 (PST)
The exchange between McG and Big Chicken in "They Painted Daisy's..." is Five-0 at it's best for sure. Good observation about the relatively brief screen time yet a huge impact on the ep. Many Five-0 bad guys played their character over the top, including Gavin Mcleod but it worked beautifully. Maybe because it was the 70's ? ...I think Mike alludes to the sexuality angle in his analysis of "The Box". What about a favorite bad guy other than Wo Fat for the whole series ? I like Ross Martin as Tony Alika in the later eps. I'm gonna think about others... O.K. this might be too easy but, what ep is this from? "Believe me Mr. McGarrett, I would prefer to just kill the woman. But as a reasonable man, you understand that I cannot possibly let you live."
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 10:31:25 (PST)
My fave 5-O villian from Season One goes to Sam Melville in "Tiger By The Tail" by where I believe he ushers in modern surf slang when he exclaims "there's now way baby, there' WAYyyyyyyyyyyyyyy", that he and his pal can be linked to the singer's kidnapping. He really turns from a happy go lucky guy to murderous psycho PDQ, making the adage "friends are the first to screw you over" carry tonnage. Lots of local flavor in this one and fast pace of this particular ep, making it one of the best from the inaugural season. Sam went on to make TV history in the "Rookies"lasting six years throughout the 70's. He died around 1989. Mahalo, Sam and Aloha.
PS, CA USA - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 10:09:56 (PST)
Who is your favorite season 1 villain on the show (excluding Wo Fat)? Mine has to be "Big Chicken" awesomely played by Gavin MacLeod! An Emmy-worthy performance for sure (right alongside Hume Cronyn). It's a shame he only appeared in 2 episodes. He was definitely someone you loved to hate. A slimy dope pusher, as McGarrett called him. There was always something amazing about him -- the way he spoke. The way he pronounced his words. Soft-spoken and smooth at times. Erratic, unpredictable, and down-right ruthless at other times. I loved how the writers gave us only a small sample of him in "And They Painted Daisies on His Coffin" (even in his brief appearance he made quite an impact) but then REALLY delivered his character to us in the electrifying "The Box"! Also, did anyone ever get the impression that his character may have been gay? At times it seemed almost like he was getting off on McGarrett's voice... getting overly excited around such a dominating force as McG! There was a certain feminine aura about him.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 07:36:35 (PST)
Mr. Bernero: Thank you so much for reviving one of my favorite shows, Hawaii Five-O. The things that keep me watching reruns over and over of that show: #1 is the theme song. When you hear first few measures of the music you see the waves of surf in your mind. TV shows now do not have theme songs and I miss that. Who did not associate Dragnet with "dum de dum dum"? #2 is the writing of the show. I especially liked the Hume Cronyn character trying to outsmart McGarrett and the boy who believed the comics were real and that he was protecting Junie Moon. The character of McGarrett was great. I did not like the shows that were toward the end where the young woman cop/love interest was brought in. #3 the actors were suited for their roles and I loved when Helen Hayes guest starred. #4 is catch phrase: "book him Danno". The viewer always waited to say it with Steve. #5 The good guys were good and they stayed good unlike shows of today where the writers delve into the psyche and tell us things we don't want to know. Give us heroes again like McGarrett, the Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers so kids can know how a decent person is supposed to behave. I am a fan of Criminal Minds and I do not want to see Hotchner have a love interest other than his wife. Get them back together and don't have affairs between the characters who work together. It ruins the show.
Diana Benat
Dallas, TX USA - Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 12:56:55 (PST)
Hawaii Five-O is one of my favorite shows from the past. The theme music is still the greatest intro music theme for any show I have ever seen or is exhilarating and got you ready for the show. The only other theme for a tv show that comes close is the one for NCIS.
Mobile, Al USA - Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 08:12:36 (PST)
Rick, had a senior moment. Just now noticed the Pantheon comment. I fully am behnd a campaign to get the place reapportioned towards service once again as an old style watering hole. Bring it back to a semblance of its previous life. Reincarnate it. yes, the basic structure is still there. But it is in imminent danger of being totally, fully redone to the point of unrecognizability. And by 'the powers that be' that ya don't wanna mess with. I mean I am very vocal in the media about alotta things that help destroy our old Hawaii... but when I think; ok the Pantheiion bar... good cause célèbre to get going! But man in this lil state, ya gotta watch out whose toes ya step on. Or I'll be on the experiencing end of the old adage "you'll never work in this town again!"
I think, therefore, I... uuuhhh. what was I... - Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 19:27:06 (PST)
Eye oooh lanny palace! or and i KNEW I should have produced these shorts myself! dayum! architecture that actually talks to you?! "...astrology center which boasts a state of the art projection system but apologizes for the miniscule bathrooms. .." "...Hilton contains true Hawaiian character..." which one? Kono?! "heated out door pool.." ok, THAT is going much too far for spoiled tourists! "Duke Kahanah Mochuh " mispronounced... out of focus... oh dear. For those unclear on the concept, this is related to Hawaii. and thus, related to H50, the series. How? We would like to, as mentioned before, see the actors pronounce placenames and Hawaiian words correctly. Something that was didn't ahve as much attention paid to it then as maybe should, now, with the new program on the drawing board.
Go big, or go home. - Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 17:10:00 (PST)
KD, everything's alright, no need to be sorry :-) I hope you won't withdraw from that guestbook. I'm sure it will get better again. And I'm always interested in your two cents :-)
Your two cents, Pleeze! - Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 14:16:43 (PST)
Regarding plots -- if someone wants to write plots (which I will link to the episodes with full credit to yourself), then contact me through the link at the top of the main guestbook page. A plot must include details of the story of the show, with no commentary. Any analysis or opinion of the show should not be included. I have written a few of these, but there is no way that I will ever finish this project!
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 09:38:06 (PST)
Up the rebels is EK sellent! ya know, was thinkin. maybe not this one, but many eps can be the basis for the new eps. Some updating will be needed... But I don't know why that can't be done! (and use the old locations if still around! wheee.)
, - Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 02:03:29 (PST)
" intentionally run over pedestrians there" but then again, evidence in the daily papers suggest that may be the case, eh? It is an unfortunate side effect/result of this finite land mass being allowed to get so overdeveloped; Big city crime problems abound. Things seen on a weekly basis we never did before. It is the tailbiting syndrome, seen first hand veritably! Graffitti. vandalism. Too many people driving like it's the mainland. No mo aloha. On da streets. In da markets. In da neighborhoods. yea. Too many pedestrians getting hit. jaywalkers AND legal at the light crossers both!
don't blame me, I drive like it's 1963 - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 22:22:54 (PST)
"I was wondering if they are intentionally run over pedestrians there" No da cops are on a warped hunt to track down and whip into submission any and all jaywalkers and ticket them. ONLY there! and this does not exclude lil auntie, uncle, dem... residents of C-town for too long, and now that the islands are getting more screwed... up, the local way of life is going the way of the wind. (no mo roadside vending of local kine kaukau....) But do they ticket or reprimand the multitudinous numerous uncountable unaccountable jaywalkers in Waikiki?! No. Cuz they all tourons. and oh. that would be bad for business! "Kimo, I couldn't find your email " hawaiianrentals at yah who etcetera. (you know how fo spell um.) I will not cuz of spambots.
or kimotikitv, at yah whoo dawt calm - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 21:38:27 (PST)
"Firstly, some of us having been coming to this site for a long time-i stumbled across it when" ..let's see... I first hit this hale back in Sept. 1997. But was an MJQ H50 site reader much before that, I believe...
older than dirt, and almost as dark. - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 21:29:55 (PST)
Dear Nadja-the comment was generic not specifically to you. And, as a veteran of this guestbook, i know how it was before. Take care.
sorry, Nadja :( - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 17:46:13 (PST)
MJQ: One of my all time favorites is "Up The Rebels".(for season ten especially) I was re-reading your analysis and noticed the plot link written by Reg Jones. Yours and his together cover the details nicely. I am really amazed at the vastness of your site. I have read what I thought was a lot of it, but I am constantly finding information I hadn't noticed before. (Like the Reg Jones link) I don't know if I've read 90% of it or 10%. I just keep reading and reading and it never ends. Did you keep track of the hours it took to put this beast together ? (or) Maybe that's a question you don't want to know the answer to. (Or maybe it's in FAQ, I did not look)
Newport Beach, CA Usa - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 17:34:16 (PST)
KD, as for me, I can't remember abusing anyone here if so, my apologies. Second I just wanted to say, that I post what I want to post without a thought of Mr.Bernero and what he might thinks about. Apart from that I'm quite sure in the long run he will do what he thinks is right and the input from here will be of very small importance. But that's my opinion only. No harm meant!
Berlin, - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 14:36:00 (PST)
Nadja et. al Just a quick note perhaps more a clarification and also addressing MJQ's concerns about the site. Firstly, some of us having been coming to this site for a long time-i stumbled across it when i learned of Jack Lord's demise :( so that is just 10 years plus! i went back through the archives and did see what he was alluding to. There was never any open abuse between posters--there was more camaraderie, and yes we focused on Five-O-at that time rumors abound about a movie. There was open discussion and difference of opinion, but not outright abuse. It is not a site about Hawaii per se, but i do see how it factors in the bigger picture, however we need to focus on Five-O. And yes, i care about what Ed thinks because he is a fan and he is at the helm of Five-O 2.0. i care more about what he thinks more than some who wish to merely "nitpick" and provide only a uni-dimensional view. I urge MJQ not to close the guestbook, and intervene from time to time to re-evaluate and re-establish that this is his site for Five-O fans-a labor of love for all! Thank you MJQ-this may be my epitaph on this site.
Hawaii, its my opinion - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 14:11:02 (PST)
I've not had the opportunity to walk Chinatown and see it up close. Always more to do than time will allow when we're in the islands. Next time I'm going to make it a priority to spend time there. Lots of Five-0 locations still there (?) I heard the Pantheon is closed but the storefront is still there. Good info. Thanks Kimo.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 13:51:29 (PST)
When I was in Honolulu last September I often took TheBus. And when we passed Chinatown there was always the advice to cross the streets only at traffic lights. I was wondering if they are intentionally run over pedestrians there ;-) Kimo, I couldn't find your email :-(
Berlin, - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 13:37:30 (PST)
oh sorry, Rick.: the coffee houses , gift shops and art glleries are the work of local entreprenuers who are working uphill against all odds, (the odd way our local government hates and works against small businesses) and they are all trying to bring back an active safe drug free ( or drug iinexpensive at least) place. day and nite events often... C town is cool in many respects, and ok for that kinda thing. But 'revitalization" has it's side effect. supposedly justified higher rents, no more old turn of the century storefronts, much tighter regulations re; living above your stores...etc. So, the new era of coffee houses and art galleries exist concurrently with quite active open drug dealing day and nite and homeless people living in closed storefronts, sidewalks, parks, etc... I feel for thyem and hand em a sammitch or a couple bux... they are victims of the screwed up situation here. And no one wants to help them and they try to help themselves. Much backstory on that. another time, another place. mahalos for asking!. (It was an element in the old H50, obliquely. But again, the new yawkuh researcher can tellya... etc...)
- Monday, March 16, 2009 at 12:50:37 (PST)
Rick, good question... both are actually happening. Homeless problem is growing in Hawaii. Everyone wants to live here. People move here, invest in land and property. Hope their investment appreciates; natives can no longer afford homes in their own land. Many end up living in parks, on beaches, etc. Drug dealing has always gone been active in C town. The media gets wind of a band aid by cop thing. Get rid of parking spaces, drug dealing supposedly goes away. It's all a joke. C town revitalization means nothing. That word is bandied about by politicians to justify their redevelopment, and change for the sake of change in our towns./ C town used to be charming. tenement homes fulla people that never wanted anything but a cheap palace to live. and they had it for a long time. til they ruined/killed it all. Lotta cool old buildings/shops./ They can't leave well enuff alone. screwed it all up and justified it with that dumb word that now means nothing; revitalize. Did it to Waikiki too. It is 'safe", really. I am there many days and nights a week. You just got to know how to handle the place. Locals do. Foreigners, maybe not. But there are still pockets of old Hawaii to be found, places i would recommend H50 redux to employ as location shoots. I am sure a New York 'researcher" who knows every inch of H50, can help Mr. Bernero on that, even tho the East Coast dude apparently has a disdain for each state the further west it is situated. ha.
- Monday, March 16, 2009 at 12:37:33 (PST)
Hey Kimo, question for you. A few posts back you mentioned Chinatown has changed a lot, and not for the better. The media tells tells two different stories on that subject. I read that it's "revitalized". (which does not appear to be the correct term when referring to an influx of coffee houses and art galleries. I would say that's more gentrification) At the same time I can find articles about an increase in drug deals and the homeless, and that it has become less safe. Hard to believe that both can be true. Which change is the change that is actually happening ?
Newport Beach, CA USA - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 11:59:10 (PST)
"I have the Hawaii Five-0 ring tone, I know every inch of "Hawaii-Five-0, no one knows that show like I do."" Ed, Or rather, Mr. Bernero, I would hire that New Yorker posthaste, if I were you!
c'mon, you GOTTA comment on THIS one! - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 09:29:34 (PST)
Ed, I'm a member of the DGA, I have your business manager's contact info through the DGA directory, but wanted to leave you a message on this site since it pertains to the Hawaii Five-O pilot for the new series. If the Five-O pilot for the new series gets picked up by CBS and is greenlighted, I'm interested in working for the show in a consultants role or in a role as a part-time freelance researcher for the scripts. I'm not interested in full-time employment, as I am not a big fan of California, and I'm quite happy with my current employment situation, but I know every inch of "Hawaii-Five-0." I watched every episode of that show in reruns from the time I was 13,in the early 1980's, and like you I have the Hawaii Five-0 ring tone on my cell phone. I want to make sure that you have the correct story tone in the new show if it is still in the works, and the lack of new information has me doubting it's going forward, but believe me, no one knows that show like I do. So, again if you need an extra set of eyes, I have the industry experience and writing experience that will help you make that show correct in tone, style, and character. Again, not looking for a job on the show, or full-time employment, but would like to add my knowledge of that show in a part-time consultant's or research role, just to make sure that your endeavor succeeds. I've been waiting for the new movie or tv version of our show sinec the 1980's and gave up hope that it would happen. I'm emotionally tied to that show for various reasons. Let's do it right and send me an email, we'll talk. My email address is in the Directors Guild of America directory which only members can access. Look forward to hearing from you.
John Tecce
New York, NY USA - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 08:47:57 (PST)
One of Steve's complaints is that people don't bandy about plot ideas for the new show, but that would be foolish. If somebody has a plot they want to submit, why place it here, leaving it out in the open for somebody else to steal? Likewise, no producer is going to look to a website for story ideas, he has a team of professionals for that, besides, if he did take one of the ideas he might be leaving himself open for a lawsuit. If you have some story ideas for the new series, the best thing to do is write the scripts and get an agent(this isn't always necessary - some shows do read spec scripts, but you still have to contact the studio and fill sign a release form). On the other hand, if people want to just play around with story ideas for the hell of it, without any hope of them ever being used, that's something completely different, and might be kind of fun.
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 05:21:20 (PST)
"Steve Ridgewood, NJ "... Something? anything?! No? ok. Well, while I am brewing my weekly Kava, I am collecting examples of that which you requested. and it is a formidable paragraph. To say the least. Back later with what you demanded. But feel free to submit that which you deem absent from here. (jeez.. some people's keiki...)
jeez, some people's children. I tellya! - Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 22:10:01 (PST)
I finally pre-ordered Season 6 and can hardly wait for it to arrive. Sadly I must admit I haven't watched all of the other Seasons yet - I've sort of been too busy to even think of watching TV. I'm hoping all of the Seasons will be offered as I'd love to finally get the whole set. I've heard of the other places offering the whole show, but those who I know who did buy them were, for the most, unhappy with them and wish they hadn't spent the time or money getting them as the quality was so poor. For myself...I'll only buy the ones that Amazon are selling.
USA - Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 17:02:03 (PST)
May I ask a question? Is this guestbook only established for Mr.Bernero? I can understand when people here complain that H50 not always is the subject but the last few weeks everybody is concerned what Mr. Bernero is might be thinking and if this guestbook is any use to Mr. Bernero. Sorry, it's not only to discuss the new H50 what keeps me here but discussing a lot around H50, people, eps, music, Hawaii herself. Okay, sometimes there are things not directly related to the show, but anyway, actually I don't care what Mr. Bernero thinks.
Berlin, - Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 11:59:27 (PST)
You can start. Steve, please show us where you offered the aforementioned? mahalo!
- Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 11:34:19 (PST)
" I find almost no discussions regarding cast, locations, writing, editing, cinematography, directing, the score (music), possible plot lines" Ok, next task of mine; I will assemble instances where these were submitted...
- Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 11:13:39 (PST)
When I first stumbled across this site I thought - cool! They're making a new Five-0 and they are asking for input from fans. Though I realize this site is for general discussions regarding H50 as well, I truly expected a constructive forum. But after reading this stuff for the past 3 weeks or so I can only conclude that most - not all - discussions surround certain personalities who insist on unedited posts that rarely have much to do with the subject. I find almost no discussions regarding cast, locations, writing, editing, cinematography, directing, the score (music), possible plot lines or much else that might even be remotely helpful to Ed Bernero (heading up the new Hawaii Five-0) who has actually ASKED US for input. Sad to say most of this looks like instant or text messages that are smarmy, banal and are NON-INCLUSIVE - inside comments for the benefit of one person, not the group. There have been a few (including myself) who have tried to ignore this and come back on topic only to be swatted at for doing so. Too bad. This was a great idea but I doubt Ed is getting much help here. For those of you who have contributed 'on topic' comments - my thanks. They were interesting to read. Good luck.
Ridgewood, NJ USA - Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 11:04:29 (PST)
DeliWaiter, absolutely, I agree 100%. Also, I'm looking forward to season 7 and beyond to release on DVD. Season one through six I pretty much know all the eps by heart, but there are many in the later seasons that I've not seen for a long time. I know there is a lot of interest in Five-0 V2 on this site but 99.9% of my interest is in Five-0 1968-1980.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 10:35:49 (PST)
In my experience web chatter always goes through peaks and valleys when with a little lucid thought it can be avoided. If U never ever take anything personal on the Web, and realize it for what it is, so much electronic flotsam and jetsam, you will always have a pleasant chatting experience, with a few raised eyebrows along the way. If it bugs you, don't read it and move on. That's it, simple. I skip posters all the time I think are silly, and it greatly enhances my web experience. Just my two cents, ALOHA. We over the hump Season 6 soon with 7 to follow and hopefully Season 10 along the way so I will have my personal all-time favorite H50ep "Descent of the Torches" on disc. It will be awesome to play that thru the surround sound as it is one noisy episode. Might even upgrade the Video delivery so when Mc'Gs Helicopter makes it way along the Kona Coast in Act One, I can enjoy it in simulated cinematic glory. That scene and the one where Mahina is reading his lines from a cue-card, not looking at JL directly will be worth the price itself. "Danno, pack a bag and meet me at the Airport, we're going to the Big Island."
Palm Springs, CA USA - Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 10:02:21 (PST)
Okay, that only would lead in a big discussion about human behavior and good manners, social consciousness etc. But that is a H50 page at last.I have to remind myself sometimes ;-) One last thing to the subject as I recall everything was fine until Mr.Hedges took action. And I can only assume because his part here was taken over.
Berlin, - Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 08:53:35 (PST)
Thin-skinned? Um, no. It isn't thin-skinned to be put off by an unnecessarily sarcastic and insulting attitude. Now, believe me, I'm over the whole Kimo thing myself, I accept his posts for what they are, and have even come to(dare I say it) appreciate them, but I don't think it's helpful for someone to adopt an attitude of, "Oh, you're just too thin-skinned to take it." I don't listen to Howard Stern, someone might say it's because I'm thin-skinned, I like to think it's because I have good taste. Now, I don't mean to compare Kimo to Howard Stern, as I've said, I've grown accustomed to his posts and he seems like a pretty decent guy, the fact is, we live in a culture where irreverence is no longer irreverent because it's become the norm. Watch your average sitcom, it's just a bunch of people making fun of each other, with no heart, no soul. When Seinfeld and the Simpsons did the irreverent thing it was fresh and funny, now it's just lazy and mundane. Calling somebody thin-skinned because they don't like to be insulted by a stranger is, I'm afraid, just a symptom of this culture of ours, how it celebrates rampant incivility. Sorry to get on my sociology soapbox, but this is a personal pet peeve of mine. I understand where Kimo is coming from, but I understand where his detractors are coming from as well...hell, I used to be one of them!
Columbus, OH USA - Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 06:53:31 (PST)
Ray, that was a great comment. Thank you for it. My English is very limited and so I'm not really able to say these things so precisely. That makes my statements very short but I hope graspable. Kimo, I'd like it very much to do that tour with you and Ray. I'm in Honolulu the entire October, five weeks actually. And I really hope we find a way. To the thin-skinned people out there. If you like H50 so much you should be accustomed to tougher tones and know that behind that is still a sense of acceptance and affection.
Berlin, - Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 04:44:17 (PST)
Oh man. that Hume Cronyn ep has alotta recognizable spots! Some of my faves, Hume's are.
- Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 23:08:35 (PST)
Well, it's 3 in the morning here in Portsmouth, but I usually fall asleep to an Ep of H5O...I've been moving in sequential order, and tonight is 'Over Fifty? Steal'. I'll pay more attention to the landmarks this time. So, I'm off to bed. Keep me advised! Ray
Portsmouth, NH United States - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 23:05:09 (PST)
Ray ya got me thinkin now... this is what we'll do. Nadja too if can. If no can, no can! But hope we can... I will give you a list of eps. Within that, a list of scenes in those eps. When you get here, and you are ready for da tour, we'll do dis kine; ok, that ep, remember that house? there is is. And that ep where danno and kono's doin da kine ? there it is... I'll try to hook us up so we get an inside look at Iolani Palace and the location where the office was supposed to be situated. Many of the usual things any kama'aina taxi driver can show ya. and some lost and hidden H50 spots... can't give em all away. Gotta save some for the DVD! (ok last thing. you will find my email in a previous post of mine. Email me thru that and I will start "the list" for ya!) tanx!
Don't hate me , cuz I'm beautiful. Cuz I ain't! - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 22:57:48 (PST)
Two things Ray. 1) Well said. This was the Alpha and Omega on Net Chat Rooms in a nutshell. For that, you won a Hawaii 5-0 Location tour. While we do the maitai pub crawl, we'll hit some places that you will recognize from da show. Now get to watching em, there will be a quiz! ha. and B) Liz is slowly unravelling. Gotta lotta projects but will crack it soon...
- Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 22:41:52 (PST)
Am a bit fatigued from a trip from Geneva, but want to chime in on the Kimo controversy. I am kind of a newbie, and I was one of a few I guess who initially got my feathers ruffled and had the wrong impression of Kimo, due in no small part to my own misunderstanding of the man and my own sensitivity. I agree with Nadja -- I can learn a lot from Kimo, because of his enormous pride and love for Hawaiian culture, which I respect, and want to know more about...I guess that's why I got hooked on H5O years ago -- that, along with my memories of flying in and out of Hickam AFB as a young AF vet years ago. As an airline pilot today, I never get tired of flying to the islands, and I am usually first among the crew to get out there and hit the ground running right after touchdown. I always feel welcomed with the ever prevalent spirit of Aloha whenever I'm in town...which is why I look forward to downing some Mai Tais with Kimo in the near future. Kimo may dish it out, but I have noticed that he has no problem taking it on the chin as well. I think Mike has offered us a fantastic forum for camaraderie and shared knowledge, and I would hate to see it get shut down. We should take into consideration the unusual context of this forum when engaged in a verbal battle of wits . If we all were to meet in person, I am sure none of us would address each other in anything other than mutual respect. It's the veil of anonymity and geographic separation that encourages an unbridled sense of spontaneity between us. That leads to occasional outbursts of careless innuendo and unintended offense. Let's just work on developing some think skin..I have no intention of leaving this site, because of some perceived slight...I hope some of you who may feel offended or burned out will not either. We can learn much from one another. btw Kimo, how's that research project coming concerning Liz Logue? lol...I had a feeling that only Five-O could solve that mystery. Best, Ray
Portsmouth, NH United States - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 22:11:29 (PST)
Kimo, thanks for your reply. I really did not delete a lot of your postings, and if anyone is interested, they are (almost all) not "deleted," but merely commented out and still visible in the source code for the pages, if you know how to look at that stuff. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to do any more such editing, and, as people might have noticed, I have abandoned the idea of allowing paragraphs, because I got fed up having to do further modifications on the pages as a result of this. (The guestbook format also allows the use of HTML -- forget about that!) As well, I have just noticed that the time stamp on messages is wrong (it is Pacific Standard Time whereas it should be Daylight Saving Time). Not much I can do about this, I'll have to talk to the system admin at the place where I work.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 13:11:50 (PST)
sorry. I meant "to see" not to tee. I'm no golfer.
- Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 12:51:59 (PST)
"KimoTherapy" why not comment on the subject we are here for? H50 V2. It's established. we all want it, it will most likely be a fabulous production with Mr. Bernero at the helm, and will display the higher standards of the best of contemporary Television as evidenced by Criminal Minds, and I for one am happy to tee this collective working on it. After all, the people who brought us The A team could have gotten ahold of it first.
- Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 12:48:30 (PST)
"Since there's more Kimo here than a cancer ward" thanks to you. Nice having an inadvertent fan club. - "it's very difficult to sift past your garbage." ya shoulda seen it beFORE Mr. Mike deleted much of my junk! (thanks Mike for all your work!)
- Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 12:41:19 (PST)
Very smug. I will read it when I wish. I do not follow your posts as you might like to think. Since there's more Kimo here than a cancer ward, it's very difficult to sift past your garbage.
Honolulu, HI USA - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 12:30:57 (PST)
sorry Mike. Just trying to empathize with the guy, and elucidate a different perspective. I myself have no experience with any DVD's as I have them all in VHS tape form, having been recording them since ever since. And of course, they are permanently ingrained in the gray membrane, after watching them over and over all these years. Dodn't mean to make it appear i was taking you to task on anything. It's yer site and I respect that. apologies!
don't , taze me bro! - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 12:05:43 (PST)
Kimo, I did not tell that poster complaining about the bootleg DVDs he purchased that "BOY, YOU ARE STUPID." I merely questioned why he would order the same thing (his exact words were "the same box set") from another company if he found the first set was bad. I don't know exactly what he means by "dvdplanit," because looks like a legitimate company. On the other hand, if you do a Google search for "dvd" (note the space), you will find numerous complaints about this company ripping people off. But the actual WWW site doesn't exist now except as a redirection site for other WWW sites.

Let's face it, if you order a legitimate set of Five-O DVDs from and it turns out the quality is "bad," why would you then turn around and order them from Barnes and Noble unless you believed in some kind of conspiracy theory that purposely sold defective merchandise (I have actually heard this kind of theory many years ago in relation to certain Vancouver record stores).

You don't have to check out the FAQ on my site to learn that Five-O bootlegs are mediocre quality. There is this amazing thing called "Google," where you can look up information like this.

Anyway, Kimo, I find it rather ironic that you are taking me to task for this one comment, when we have to continually put up with your nitpicky attacks on contributors here. No wonder many of the first time posters never bother to come back.

I would really appreciate it if you would moderate your contributions to the guestbook, or I will have to move the format to a "moderated" one, where I have to approve everything that is posted (which will rob the guestbook of its spontaneity). I am not looking forward to doing this, since I consider it to be a huge pain in the ass, so it is more likely that I will just close down the guestbook, period.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11:54:16 (PST)

It is not correct that Ed Bernero has not been back since his initial posting on August 31 of last year. He posted on September 15, September 16 and November 29. His last message suggested he is just a bit busy. By the way, I have added links to all of the guestbook archived pages (which are reachable via the link at the top of this page) so you can more easily jump around from one month to another.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11:34:28 (PST)
well, then I guess, don't read it on your lunch break. But thank you for following my posts. And assuming Mr. Bernero has not read these pages nor gleaned anything from what we all here share. Myself, I give him more credit than that. But thank you for assuming.
- Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11:31:19 (PST)
I'm not referring to your recent bit of comic relief for Mr. Mike. I'm talking about your last several months worth of entries in this guestbook overall. All the way back to some of your earliest posts in fact. There is a thing called Internet etiquette, or netiquette, that nearly everyone on here exercises. My pointing out the obvious is not being negative. What's negative is the feeling I get when I drop by this guestbook on my lunch break to read comments from people that love my favorite cop show. Until now, I didn't submit comments. For me it was always fun to just sit back and read. But these days you have this entire thread peppered with rude and disrespectful remarks that are directed (specifically with quotes) at people who just want to voice their opinion. Unlike yourself, they are not targeting anyone in particular. You do not own Hawaii, it native language, its landmarks, its people, or the rights to Mr. Bernero's new TV series. Is it any wonder that Ed has never been back to this guestbook? I think not.
Honolulu, HI USA - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11:11:44 (PST)
And, it is an easy assumption, that maybe another company's product is of better quality. Jeez. i feel for the guy. He's asking for help and tho I can't do anything except understand his position, all you can do it take potshots at an obvious target. I can't help the guy but I can relate. MJQ's site is huge. I still haven't read it all OR the quickfaq. Give some people a break.
- Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 10:52:49 (PST)
That wasn't condescension. Point was, maybe everyone has not seen MJQ's pages and faq. I'm just sayin. (but feel free to be as negative as you want. some feel better that way somehow)
- Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 10:44:18 (PST)
This guestbook is completely infested with Kimo's condescending foolishness. I can't help but feel embarrassed for him when I read his posts. 99% of them do nothing but quote, then knock other contributors. This guestbook has been hijacked by a very unhappy man to say the least.
Honolulu, HI USA - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 10:36:31 (PST)
"Why would you order "the same box set" from another company?" maybe they assumed "another company" meant "another quality". "You could have read this in the QuickFAQ on the main page here."...some people may not be that Quick...
I'm juss sayin', ya know... jus sayin'. - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 09:56:43 (PST)
Why would you order "the same box set" from another company? The first one was crappy, why would the second one be any better? I have never ordered or seen any of these box sets, but I have had people e-mail about their experiences with them. They have reported these DVDs are mediocre in quality and the WWW sites selling them leave a lot to be desired as far as customer service is concerned. (You could have read this in the QuickFAQ on the main page here.) The bottom line is: you get what you pay for. I have noticed a lot of these bootleg DVD sites are now dumping the Five-O box sets for as low as $39.95, probably because the legitimate release of the series is soon up to the halfway point. Considering the DVDs are probably double layer (if they are not, then the quality will be VERY bad), and the cheapest double layer discs are around 50 cents each, and a typical box set contains something like 29 discs, they are not making a lot of money, considering the discs cost around $15 and then there is the time involved to make the discs.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 05:27:13 (PST)
Ilived in HAWAII from 1981 to 20004 I had googtimes & bad but it was ablessing I an not a stupd man abd when I saw anHAWAIIFIVE-0box set with all of the episodes on swveral websites the prices seemed to be fair problem @1 came abut whendvdgloub a co basesout of FL. sent poor qualityfilms theesewere bootleg there was a camera filming througha tvscreen and not that good of a tv at that I complained to the co. and they said they would and did refund all my money as well as wellas send me a postage paid pkg. to return the bootleg dvd's now Ihaveordererfrom dvdplanit the same box set it seems to be taking longer than promiced thier website sais that they had pleanty in stoc and sealed if thi is also a bootleg I guess it just time to order fromamazon ANY SUGGESTIONS especally since Ive just found out that season 6 will be aval. in april help please I am in over my headCLINTON H SMITH PA-C MPATHANKYOU IN ADVANCE
rochester, PAUSA USAI - Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 02:27:06 (PST)
Lynn, the sculptor is cute and all, but sorry. The bust looks more like Danno, or even William Macy than anything. appropriate, as it's just outside of Macy's!
- Friday, March 13, 2009 at 18:03:03 (PST)
that bust looks more like danno than steve. But then looks more like a 15 year old boy scout than danno.
- Friday, March 13, 2009 at 14:06:49 (PST)
That would be a good idea showing the Jack Lord bust because -- after all -- it could be, like, "McGarrett."☺
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Friday, March 13, 2009 at 11:51:38 (PST)
The intro for Five-0 2010(?) could include, assuming it will be an updated version of the same style/edit as the original, a quick shot of the Jack Lord bust at Kahala Mall. I don't think the statue looks a whole lot like him (sorry) but I think an homage of some kind to "The Man" is a good idea.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, March 13, 2009 at 06:43:47 (PST)
Every guestbook and bulletin board perpetuates in different opinions and sentiments. Otherwise it becomes stale and boring. So I see Kimo as an great enrichment to this board. And if one dissents from him (which includes me sometimes), it's alright, stand up to him, take the challenge... I like it and I think it's interesting :-)
Hey to you too, KDee McGee, - Friday, March 13, 2009 at 01:33:31 (PST)
Kimo--so, converted you to Criminal Minds, hahaha As for M Hedges, i don't entirely agree. i think there are some things we need to get into perspective. Kimo-actually has toned down tremendously...i think it unwise that we call it his site. It is and will be MJQ's. Yes, i am pulling for Kimo.,phew--life is too short my friend! As for Five-O-i hope it happens sooner than later, but CBS is CBS (Cool But Slow) i think ED can capture the flavor and also "update where it felt right!" Ed has written a few CM episodes, that were VERY Five-O-esque. It needs a strong, cool lead Mr. Hedges, it is sad that you "painted all with the same black brush", but Ed DID visit again after you left. i quite enjoyed your posts, but they did get a little excessive and cheesy, although it is sad because they started off as very good. CARMARADERIE bruddah!
KD McGarrett
Hawaii, Hey Nadja - Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 14:53:09 (PST)
Ooops, thank's. I didn't realize. But that's my opinion anyway, in case there are others having a problem with the freedom of expression ;-)
Berlin, - Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 14:05:41 (PST)
Nadja, in case you didn't realize, Collin is just quoting an earlier posting by Michael Hedges. I have reformatted it so that this will become more obvious...
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 13:57:50 (PST)
Collin, first of all this guestbook is just a little part of that great homepage of Mr. Mike. And then "Welcome"! Please share your opinion about H50 and all involved people with us. But please be aware there are always different views and sentiments and everybody should have the freedom to express it, just as you did, but that's what it makes interesting here IMHO.
Berlin, - Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 13:14:11 (PST)
I think Mr. Bernero would be interested in reading most of Kimo's postings -- after all, they are actually about Hawaii -- rather than enduring Hedges' constant attempts to ingratiate himself and his Five-O "script" (not to mention Hedges' tales of woe about how he was mistreated by the Hollywood community over some Star Trek submission).
Celia Ohm
San Diego, CA USA - Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 12:55:56 (PST)
Collin that's sharp of you! Funny! I believe MH owns the only revolving door in Hawaii, and is using it fully.
- Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 12:44:50 (PST)
Ring, that is such a goofy caricature, isn't it. and "Hawaii" camped it up to ill effect. and it was sent up royally in last action hero. Hope we don't see it in H50. If Mr. Bernero is at the helm, seeing what I have seen of Criminal Minds by now, I believe H50 will be a class act.
- Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 12:34:36 (PST)
The recent climate on the MJQ homepage has become cold and unwelcoming- In light of this I have decided to make my last posting on the site. I should imagine that Ed Bernero has had similiar feelings and maybe that is why he has not returned to the site. In Hawaii, Aloha means both Hello and Goodbye- consider this the later. I have decided to leave the rest of you to bicker amongst yourselves.
Michael Hedges
Honolulu, HI USA - Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 09:54:19 (PDT)

Shawnee, KS USA - Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 12:31:11 (PST)
MH, Hawaii herself would thank you to not employ and abuse the word "aloha" in posts such as yours.
- Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 12:28:40 (PST)
Sorry MJQ, but your site sucks ever since Kimo took it over... You really think Mr Bernero wants to read all his crap??? I sure don't... Aloha
Michael Hedges
Honolulu, Hi The Aloha State - Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 09:28:58 (PST)
Hey Kimo. You mean you don't like the idea of a beleaguered chief? The type that shakes his head at his officers and says "Aw shucks guys! Why do you always do this to me?!!" Then puts on a grin of admiration. Classic! Why... I haven't seen that since "21 Jump Street".
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 05:50:50 (PST)
Even if that WASN'T my point, there is still nothing wrong with wanting more production in Hawaii. My point also goes beyond that. Would like to see it done not in the format that "Hawaii" cop show took: five overlapping stories, Cary Tagawe the beleaguered chief.. stereotypes. actors dressing like it's el lay or anywhere mainland USA. The Busey pilot intro thing was a pretty bad copy. They didn't sync up the beats to the sunset shots as in original. I say use the music but do an original visual composite. and fergodsakes, DON"T repeat shots. Today's audience may have a need for faster paced editing and more going on but I think CSI, CM etc. have that handled. We all want to see a high quality production. I think that's a given.
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 13:11:04 (PST)
Ringfire211 you are right. There is nothing wrong with wanting more production in Hawaii, if that's Kimo's point. Fine. I also agree that doing justice to the original series will be difficult. But I disagree with your assertion that younger audiences have no patience for dialogue, leg-work, etc. The better written police "procedurals" currently on the air are generally well received by younger demographics - the various CSI's, NCIS, etc. Come to think of it, you could argue that H50 probably influenced the most successful of these-dating all the way back to Miami Vice from the '80's - itself a conceptual 'lift' of H50 if there ever was one. They even lifted the Five-0 opening title sequence! (No offense meant to Composer Jan Hammer nor Exec Prod Michael Mann). When Mann remade this into a film (a very expensive, risky affair) they did not cut corners. The film made about 165 million.
Ridgewood, NJ USA - Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 08:26:06 (PST)
Steve, I don't think Kimo really cares as much about the quality of the new show as he does about THERE BEING A NEW SHOW. He just wants a new show shot in Hawaii to give the locals some work. That I believe is most important to him. Nothing wrong with his logic (since he lives there and cares for the well-being of his state) but I personally don't care for the remake because I really DO NOT BELIEVE that they can do justice to the original series. If it's an exact carbon copy then the young audience will be turned off (they don't have the patience for dialogue, leg-work, real detective work). If it's something completely different then as you said, Steve, "Why bother?" For Kimo, it's about bringing business to Hawaii. For me, I don't care. I'm happy with the originals on DVD.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 06:48:39 (PST)
Steve? No.
- Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 23:56:01 (PST)
"The H50 redux will generate mostly a new audience, a majority of whom will not/do not have anything at all to compare it to (not having the pleasure of growing up with the old series)" "and... will in fact compare it favorably against the old series and may just diss the old school H50." How can they compare it favorably to a series you say they are unaware of, Kimo? I have kids 17 and 13 years old. The only exposure to H50 they have had is through the DVD sets we have watched together. They love this series - the 17 year old, as you might expect - because it's "retro" and "kitschy". And because of Jack's crazy hair. The 13 year old because of the drama, the action, etc. Never the less, they constantly ask me to 'put in another one' after watching 2 or 3 in a row. I'm sorry but the internet renders your argument that they have nothing to compare it to moot. Of course they do, Kimo - it's a mouse click away. And they will use that mouse the moment CBS says 'Hawaii Five-0 is a remake of a television show from the 70's." They will want to know "why"? What's that?" And older fans will tell them it was this great cop show from the 70's. If CBS intends on ignoring the very much alive audience members who are familiar with the original series - many of them very young children when they watched the show for the first time - they will be making a mistake. If the connection to the old show isn't really that important as you imply, Kimo, then what's the point? Why bother? Aren't there enough 'nice looking' cop shows on already?
Ridgewood, NJ USA - Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 19:28:35 (PST)
Edgy.Fast.Young. It will have to be all those things...unfortunately. There is not much patience in today's TV shows for plot development. Little depth of subject. Dialogue is quick one liners back and forth. Not a natural pattern of speaking IMHO. A lot of MTV type camera for effect. With today's viewer, the eye will always win the sensory battle vs the ear. I agree with your second sentence Kimo, all 65 words of it...unfortunately.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 18:53:14 (PST)
"Core audience." " True to the original..." "stray too far from the original" "messing with the original will alienate core fans".... I do believe all and sundry involved with the new H50 are fully cognizant of the fact the aforementioned do comprise a small percentage of the prospective current and future viewing audience. The H50 redux will generate mostly a new audience, a majority of whom will not/do not have anything at all to compare it to (not having the pleasure of growing up with the old series) and tho I may be whipping a sacred cow here, will in fact compare it favorably against the old series and may just diss the old school H50.
- Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 15:57:16 (PST)
Hawaii Five-0 was way ahead of it's time when it first aired. The opening title sequence, Mort Stevens fantastic Main and End Title Themes, the hand-held cinematography with all those great 70's zooms, the rapid fire editing and - most importantly - Hawaii itself made the show unstoppable. Remakes are dangerous but worth a shot. Everyone would agree the biggest mistake is to stray too far from the original. Whether it's Harry Potter or Star Trek, messing with the original too much will alienate what core fans there are of this old TV show. These fans, myself included, will complain enough to 'poison the well' of a new audience. By way of exampIe, I recently watched a youtube video of a 1997 opening title sequence for a Hawaii Five-0 Pilot which had a rerecorded Theme and Gary Busey starring! The music was a decent demo. The shots were okay (they even tried to get a decent wave) but Gary Busey! I almost had a heart attack!! Note to CBS: this remake will NOT work if you cut corners. It's all or nothing.
Ridgewood, NJ USA - Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 13:02:53 (PST)
I think most of us know and realize Jack Lord or Five-O cannot be replaced, however i think Mr. Bernero, being a Five-O fan himself, has piqued our curiosity.

Of course, i would have preferred to have seen something while Jack Lord was alive and as i mentioned a long time ago a script had been written for a new tv movie by Jerome Coopersmith, but CBS didn't proceed.

KD McGarrett
Hawaii, Five 2.0 - Monday, March 09, 2009 at 10:08:00 (PST)
Hey Ray, so we could've met here already but now we have to wait until October ;-)
Berlin, - Sunday, March 08, 2009 at 23:29:42 (PST)
"his series cannot be copied or replaced." Neither, nighther, nor, are being recommended. Fear not. And if you no like da kine, watch not.
- Sunday, March 08, 2009 at 22:53:03 (PST)
OT: Ha, just noticed that Nadja is posting from Berlin. I was there last evening, but am back in Portsmouth tonight. Love that city!
Portsmouth , NH USA - Sunday, March 08, 2009 at 15:45:25 (PST)
In this last decade of unnecessary remakes, this will just add another to the list. This series cannot be copied or replaced. How about an original series? I mean a good one with good acting, dialogue, writing and directing, unlike that North Shore travesty. Sage advice: don't do a remake. It won't be good and it won't last. Start from scratch and be original, not another bad copy.
Mike H
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Sunday, March 08, 2009 at 15:00:38 (PST)
Yes Kimo, try to keep in shape in many ways ;-)
A new show H50 set in the 70's? Actually today there would be no point to set ever one foot on the island for this. A lot of computer fx would do the trick. Nobody would really notice but know in the back of the mind it's not there, it's a fake just like most things on tv today. Okay I have to admit that could be the case in a show set in present too. But I want to know it's really Hawaii. Not a computer program. I want a show "entirely filmed on location in Hawaii". True-born and realistic.

Wide awake again in, Ninja City - Sunday, March 08, 2009 at 06:47:13 (PST)
"I'd like to hear how people really talked to each other in 1960s/1970s Honolulu" Interesting... Bill, are you thinking the new series will be a "period piece"? It would be difficult producing a show, shooting daily on local sound stages and on location, in a series set in early 1970 Hawaii. It would be well nigh impossible... I could see a theatrical release movie... But not a whole series. Or are you wanting in general to know how kama'aina spoke decades ago?
me spik engrish, modern Hawaii engrish. - Sunday, March 08, 2009 at 01:46:26 (PST)
Mr. Bernero, 'Hawai'i Five-O' was my favourite TV show ever, in its first few years, when the writing was at its best. I grew up with that show, and I wished there was a Steve McGarrett in every state, especially mine (Florida). For the new project, please be faithful to the original idea of the show, as the creator(s) wanted it. One change I would appreciate, however, is realistic dialogue. American broadcast TV sanitised language to the point of folly, and I hope you will not find the same constraints. I'd like to hear how people really talked to each other in 1960s/1970s Honolulu. Thank you for your consideration.
Bill Leonard
Auckland, New Zealand - Sunday, March 08, 2009 at 01:34:36 (PST)
"I had some beverages ;-)" Good, Ninja Nadja. yer gettin ready for our maitai pub crawl! ha!
I don't have a drinking problem, I find it very easy to do! - Saturday, March 07, 2009 at 21:50:45 (PST)
"deep inside a lot of us feel kind of torn about that thing." Not I. Early H50 stands on its own and a new H50 show will also. It will be the same. But different. And I project that's the tagline future reviewers will use. I say go for it, and attempt to do it justice. In the sense of what is owed the legacy... continue the supposed lineage in a pono fashion. Not being a producer in Hollywood, I won't claim to know how that can be effected. I just know my views of that, as a fan who grew up watching the show, in fact, watching them FILM the show... in my own "backyard"... And also how we as locals would like to see Hawaii represented. And what we locals in the local film industry have learned about how Hawaii is, was and can be represented, as learned throughout all the movies and tv series shot here since oh, the 50's to the present... Instead of using the background as a mainland cop show that may as well be shot in and around Burbank and Zuma beach. With all the feel of an el lay or even new yawk cop series with the added plus of "hey. look, a palm tree. not just a palm tree. not a date palm like in the hills of Beverly, but a Tropical palm! huh. Wonder where this show is really filmed. I mean it is CALLED Hawaii five oh... but jeez. Wheah izzat ol' 'sense of place' ?
- Saturday, March 07, 2009 at 20:57:51 (PST)
Okay, I meant Dominic and not DeliWater. It's late and I had some beverages ;-)
Berlin, - Saturday, March 07, 2009 at 16:31:56 (PST)
I can understand the feelings of DeliWater. Sometimes I feel ambivalent too because I know for sure that no-one can really replace Jack Lord but on the other hand I'm curious about how they would do a new H50 show.
So, Kimo don't be so hard, perhaps DeliWater verbalized it a bit drastic but I think deep inside a lot of us feel kind of torn about that thing.

Berlin, - Saturday, March 07, 2009 at 16:29:18 (PST)
Dominic, how dare you insult an accomplished industry insider and tell people what to do! And demand to know what they are thinking. Your personal emotional attachment will never govern the direction of producers and writers, of course. "replace, smear, flop, mess..." Fully inappropriate.
I tellya, Some people's children... - Saturday, March 07, 2009 at 12:20:58 (PST)
Ed, I can appreciate what you would like to do, but DONT. What are you thinking??!! I like you,love this show! I am 56yrs old and grew up with the original. ORIGINAL. No one can replace Jack Lord. NO ONE. He was Hawaii-Five-0.James Mac was also a very intricate part of the show. Don't get me wrong, I said I can understand what you want to do but don't smear McGarrett. It wouldn't be the same and you know it. Everyone would be picturing Jack Lord and the tv show would flop,unlike a 12 yr. run for the original.

It's like trying to re-create Combat! without Vic Morrow or Hogans Heros without Bob Crane. You just don't mess!!!!!

These are my views.

If anything, try a tv movie. It might be entertaining, but thats as far as it should go. Are you going to list all responces. I would like to know how others feel.

Dominic Sapone
Valparaiso, IN USA - Saturday, March 07, 2009 at 09:44:10 (PST)
Five-O always on the cutting edge, they were cable content before Cable! Back in the day when the kids were in bed by nine. It was a thrill even to see the Wave as a youngster because I knew that was Dad's time in front of the TV and I better scoot if I knew what was good for me. Now re-viewing the show in its new Digital Glory I am stunned and amazed at how prophetic the show was, tackling subjects that would soon explode over the national consciousness. Even more stunning is how 5-0 is the lone Cop show of that era to be still going and A&E has never saw fit to do a bio of Jack Lord. They even have a Biography Cable on expanded Cable so it not like they don't have the air-time. I speculate it is because that Jack's rep as a stubborn guy coupled with the legwork it would require for a fine-tooth comb job is too much for the folks at A&E. The more time passes, the harder it will be to do a credible job simply because so many of the people connected with the show are either old, dead or dying. Get Eddie Sherman, Danno, our own Karen Rhodes, and some of the other survivors with some digging into Jack's film past and extrapolation that Jack was his own man and navigated his way through Hollywood without an Agent, would fill up the 48 minutes needed for an hour of programming. Just a little idea of mine, maybe Ed can pass it along to the right folks, LOL. ALOHA.
PALM SPRINGS, CA USA - Saturday, March 07, 2009 at 08:28:48 (PST)
"For me, his statement could mean one of 2 things:"
hmmm Just those two, eh.... You live in a ruff city?

- Friday, March 06, 2009 at 21:10:57 (PST)
Collin I agree, that scene is kind of thrown in from outta left field. I never thought of the two points of view. Always thought it was version #2, the creepy one. The story does end rather abruptly.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Friday, March 06, 2009 at 17:01:53 (PST)
I watched "Jury of One" from the 5th season last weekend and I was a little startled about a scene towards the end of the episode. After Five-O has figured out what has been happening, they manage to locate where the juror's little girl is being held. One of the kidnappers walks to the doorway of where the girl is being kept and he looks at her and says something like "You have big eyes.". Then, Steve and the boys bust in (never a good idea in a hostage situation)and manage to rescue the girl without a shot. The kidnapper's expression and statement was a little frightening to me (especially since I have a little girl). For me, his statement could mean one of 2 things: 1. She had seen her kidnappers and could identify them (meaning should would not be allowed to live), or 2. The kidnapper had or planned to molest the child. Very creepy. Also, interesting that McGarrett rushes the girl to the courtroom instead of having her examined by a physician, but hey, it's a 1970's cop show.
Shawnee, KS USA - Friday, March 06, 2009 at 07:04:39 (PST)
This was a great show, tightly scripted, plenty of action without the usual Hollywood overkill such as 50 cars piling up or rolling over, believable plots and characters but most of all that fantastic Hawaii scenery which made us all want to visit. The show also had an element of cool about it as well, something like "77 Sunset Strip" and "Peter Gunn" before it. And the theme music...well say no more...Most of todays US shows are an insult to your intelligence, the plots are ridiculously unbelievable and treat viewers as complete morons. Hollywood should spend some time watching British TV and learn how to make a believable plot really come to life instead of taking their shows and dumbing them down which is what happened to "Till Death us do Part" and more recently "The Office"
Tony Mills
Brisbane, Queensland Australia - Friday, March 06, 2009 at 05:40:03 (PST)
"to non-native speakers, the words would be hard to pronounce," We kama'aina have a general consensus; we would very much like to see some attempt at correct pronunciation. as mentioned before, a media personage back then (who also appeared in H50) would continually say 'kappy Oh Lanny' it drove us nuts. Seeming residents pronouncing the C town street as Pow uh High. (Pauahi); And I could go on and on. (some apparently are intent on not only not practicing, but helping in the dissolution of our local culture)
"Was her pronunciation correct?" yep.

when in Rome, topple pillars like Hercules did. - Thursday, March 05, 2009 at 13:25:43 (PST)
Kimo: A question....concerning the correct pronunciation of your islands, if I remember correctly, Steve-O's first secretary (I think her name was May??), whenever she answered the phone, would say something close to your "Hah-Vaee- Ee" 5-0? I can't remember the ep #s off-hand. Was her pronunciation correct? Btw...thanks for that tidbit of informative info. And YES, KD...I agree that Thomas Gibson could easily pull of the head honcho role of Hah-Vaee- Ee 5-0, part deux....
Big H
We speak , haole in NC, USA - Thursday, March 05, 2009 at 09:37:32 (PST)
The technique used to attain the keys/access in ”Wednesday Ladies Free” was “grafted” by Miami Vice and used in an episode called “Home Invaders”. The carwash was changed to a salon, called Hair Emporium, and was the point of origin for the B + E’s
Henry P Tercyak
North Haven, CT USA - Thursday, March 05, 2009 at 06:10:52 (PST)
Thanks Kimo-you're the Man.

i concur, there are many errors on Five-O-perhaps this time around they could be rectified. Of course, i also accept to non-native speakers, the words would be hard to pronounce, but hey practice in all things.

Hawai'ii, Five- - Thursday, March 05, 2009 at 05:44:19 (PST)
I do not know how that space ended up there above my name. sorry.
- Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 23:33:33 (PST)
To amplify on Mr Mike's post. here is the pronunciation, which will help illustrate how the okina affects a word, and makes it wholly different, if and when the okina is not there.
Hah Vahi Ee.
Say it. Hah-Vaee- Ee.
In other words, the okina makes a hard stop between vowels.
It is a part of much of Polynesia's many languages, and it is called other things according to the particular lsland's language. But plays an equally important part.
some say huh whyee. wrong. Some say Hah why-ya. very wrong. of course.
Learn the okina and you learn much of the language. and as well, learn much of how wrong they are when they pronounce many Hawaiian placenames on H50, too!

- Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 22:58:40 (PST)
Nadja and Kimo: Thanks so much for the information concerning the episode with the surfboard scene. I watched the episode last night and it was great. Thanks again for your help.
- Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 16:15:39 (PST)
The correct way to spell Hawaii is actually Hawaiʻi ... you can see what this looks like enlarged on the page ... the thing that looks like a backwards apostrophe is called an okina. Do a Google search if you want more info on this punctuation character.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canuckland - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 14:33:21 (PST)
Yes, it is a Danno type but he is too old, I guess. Danno is much younger than Steve and it wouldn't work with Gibson and Morse.
Berlin, - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 14:24:45 (PST)
Actually i like David a Danno type character...heck, give William Smith an on-off role,too
Hey you, Nadja and Kimo - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 14:05:26 (PST)
Hey KD, welcome back :-) That clip is cool. I can imagine him playing Steve. But who could be Danno? My nomination is Simon Baker:
Berlin, - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 13:44:28 (PST)
Kimo--i am telling you man ED Bernero is the man to bring back Five-O. CM is awesome man! i don't like much of the garbage out in TV land, but Criminal Minds does have a Five-O feel. Thomas Gibson reminds me of Steve-O; and ir REALLY want to see Hawaii back on our screens man..also, since it is a part (by constitution) of USA, yet distinct and far as can be, it does DESERVE airtime and investment into its economy.

Heck, i would even play the role myself...we are both intent looking...hahaha

Hawaii, Five -O - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 13:25:24 (PST)
Dayum. KD. that clip kikked okole! I think I am a new CM adherent.
dayum, another TV show to get hooked on. - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 13:21:29 (PST)
what space are you guys going on about?! is this a Pee Cee compuker thang?! get a MAC darn it!
- Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 13:18:05 (PST)
Here, to help - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 13:16:53 (PST)
oops sorry for the space Mr. Mike. i will rectify from now on
Hawaii-high, Five Hi Nadja! - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 13:11:28 (PST)
hahahahahaahh rollign with laughter nice one bruddah!

Just a thought maybe they can get the spelling right this time

"Hawai'i Five-O"

Hawai'i, i wish-o - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 13:10:23 (PST)
I saw DON'T transplant Hotchner to Hawaii. Transplant Thomas Gibson. Have HIM play Steveo. Not the character on Criminal Minds. Otherwise, he then would continually say "where da heck am I?! Where's Derek!? Where's Jennifer? Where's Jason. Hey, big Hawaiian guy. WHY are you always saying "Done, Boss!" and WHY da heck am I suddenly in Hawaii!??
- Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 12:11:22 (PST)
It came up for me.

- Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 12:04:26 (PST)
KD, who's Hotchner? Tried IMDBing his name, came up blank.
Columbus, OH USA - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 10:54:29 (PST)
Guys, if FIVE-O happens, i envisage this will occur in the 2010 season.

i still say transplant Hotchner to Hawaii. He has that intent looking seriousness about him and a presence lacking from today's actors. His mannerisms etc. are VERY similar to McGarretts. Maybe, that was either deliberate or subconsciously done by ED!

KD McGarrett
Tampa, Five-0 - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 09:50:47 (PST)
Aah.Thank's Rick. You live and learn ;-)

Berlin, - Wednesday, March 04, 2009 at 01:23:51 (PST)
Nadja..."c-town" is Chinatown.
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at 19:04:13 (PST)
One of my all time fave's is "Just Lucky, I Guess". Directed by Nicholas"Coach"Colisanto from Cheers. Excellent performances by John Randolph as tourist Marty Sloan and Albert Paulsen as Charley Bombay, one of the more serious Five-0 bad guys. When Kono stops Sloan from checking out, telling him to unpack, that he is in protective custody, Sloan lights a cigarette in his hotel room and throws the match on the carpet! And as Sloan and his buddies are falling down drunk, stumbling through the lobby, Sloan decides he needs some fresh air so he's going to go for a drive! Man times have changed!
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at 18:55:54 (PST)
Wednesday, Ladies Free...episode #75 season 4
Newport Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at 18:14:34 (PST)
Does anyone remember the episode where some creep in a carwash was making a plaster of a womens house keys and attacking them later? That episode really had me puzzled how the attacks were all connected. I thought it was very clever writing. Not sure what season,though.


chicago, il usa - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at 16:59:48 (PST)
Kimo,would you mind to explain. I don't know what that means :-(
Berlin, - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at 13:54:40 (PST)
not see town, "c-town"!
read it again, and none of hit return - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at 12:48:21 (PST)
I loved hawaii five-o and the music is still in my mind... I'm going to put up a saut en tandem on my page ( with the hawaii five-o

Thanks for your site and the info on it, I'm going to order the DVD now.


Paris, idf France - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at 10:07:35 (PST)
Even though I didn't see town li'dat. I like to see town li'dat ;-) and seen town in reality made my obsession for the show grow again. So sometimes I watch the eps because of the town only.
Berlin, - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at 05:27:22 (PST)
"well, he knew a good board" Steveo sez as he taps it. Board was a... well, no one cares... But that was the dialogue. Thanks for reminding me to view this. One of my faves. I remember C-town li'dat. Sure has changed, and not for the better in my estimation. The more often I see eps, the more I notice stuff I never did before! (real manini stuffs, but important to me.)
- Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at 02:45:25 (PST)
John, I'm not quite sure but I imagine it was "...and they painted Daisies on his Coffin" It was the apartment of that guy who gots shot to death by Danno through the door-lock.
Berlin, - Tuesday, March 03, 2009 at 00:14:00 (PST)
"Sorry Mike. I have a Mac" Ray. cardinal rule of the compuker milieu; Never apologize for owning a MAC.
did i hot, a return key? I would not know. - Monday, March 02, 2009 at 22:12:10 (PST)
Sorry Mike. I have a Mac. I guess I am guilty of this. This is a test to make sure I get it right. Note to self: Don't hit return dumb----.
Portsmouth , NH USA - Monday, March 02, 2009 at 20:44:39 (PST)
Hey, guys and gals, please stop adding returns to the end of the text that you enter. It looks crappy with that white space before your name, and I am tired of editing this out. If people don't stop doing this, I will go back to the previous format, where returns are ignored, and everything is just one big run-on sentence, which sometimes looks dumb. To remove extra returns, put your cursor at the end of the text (this only works with Windows), and then hold down Control-Shift-End (some stuff may be highlighted). Then let go of these keys and hit the Delete key beside End.
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, March 02, 2009 at 20:01:42 (PST)

Hi. This is a great web site. I recall an episode when Steve and someone else were searching the interior of an apartment or house. It had a surfboard in it. As Steve walked by the surfboard, he looked at it and said something like, "Good board" or "Nice board." Could anyone identify the episode for me? I'd like to see it again. Thanks!
- Monday, March 02, 2009 at 16:45:49 (PST)
Kimo....couldn't agree more on Hawaii. Fantastic acting, directing, and gorgeous scenery. Some say it was too long and that Max Von Sydow was an overly proselytizing pain in the butt. Without that intensely unlikable character, however, he wouldn't have brought out the excellent performances by Julie Andrews and Academy award nominee Jocelyne LaGarde. Actually, she won a Golden Globe award I believe.

I know the extras you speak of inside the DVD for Hawaii. It has the making of the movie, with scenes from Old Sturbridge Village. So much time and expense went into the thing, that I think they almost went broke and shelved it, right?

I did find some amateur home movies of a relaxed Julie and Max during rehearsal down time, mixing it up with the locals at OSV. Quality not too good, but the candid shots of them interacting with one another are interesting. The village has been carefully preserved just as it was in the early 1800s, with locals role playing in character and dress of that period. Anybody driving by would think it was an Amish community.

Portsmouth , NH USA - Monday, March 02, 2009 at 16:06:11 (PST)
I only remember Kono having a "photogenic" memory as he says of himself in "R&R&R" and McG corrects him and says "photographic" memory. I don't remember mentioned it about Steve. But, as we all know Steve is a genius and that includes, of course, a photographic memory ;-)
Berlin, - Monday, March 02, 2009 at 14:41:11 (PST)
Did Steve have a photographic memory?Feedback anyone.There were a few allusions to him having a great memory.With respect to "Didn't We Meet at a Murder",the scene in which Steve and Danny are in Wellman's pad and Steve points out that the women in the photos are transvestites makes me laugh any time I see it.Has anybody
noticed in The Grandstand Play II,the stunt double for Elliot Street(Gary Philips) is 30pds less than Elliot Street when Horton tries to hit him with the car as he's getting off the bus.Is Gary a shape shifter?Then at the beginning of GPII,Chin is interviewing Hahn in a church with Workman's body in a casket.There's a stained glass window behind them-what is the botanical species in the stained glass?Aloha

Jamie Greenwald
Miami, Fl USA - Monday, March 02, 2009 at 13:35:11 (PST)
Love the movie. watch it many times. the book, tho Michner is a damned good writer, is trudgingly overheavy with haole-centric passages. He has the supposed conversations of the gods I think it was, and the people thru the ages of Hawaii arguing like trailerpark trash in modern Cali. Saw a cool vid somehwere on Old Sturbridge Village and the making of Hawaii. The second part of Michner's novel was as you know, made into a film called "The Hawaiians". So many H50 actors in that.
- Monday, March 02, 2009 at 12:05:05 (PST)
Will do seniority has been pushed down a bit with the economy, so I'm not getting HNL as often as I used to. Honolulu is the most desired trip at CAL, (B767 non-stop from Newark), so I have to fight like hell every month to bid and win those trips...but I am sure I'll get one or two here and there. I will certainly make a note to self for October.

I'm game for any popular gin mills in or around Waikiki. We just got changed to the Hyatt, so getting around anywhere centrally located during my layover is not a problem.

On another note, in the video below, here's a little more of my favorite trivia that I know will get a rise out of you one way or the other. At two minutes into the following youtube trailer, island beauty Noelani (Elizabeth Logue) snuggles with elder brother and announce their pending nuptials before Reverend Hale. The ol' Reverend can't handle it.....

As an aside, the first half of Hawaii was filmed next to my home town in Mass, Old Sturbridge Village. God help us if everyone in our colonial village had evolved from the same gene pool as Reverend Hale!

Portsmouth , NH USA - Monday, March 02, 2009 at 10:46:58 (PST)
Ed Bernero,
You have made my day by hearing the news of Hawaii Five-0 coming back to life. I am a 38 year old now living in New Jersey and one of the only shows I watch to date is the Hawaii Five-0 DVD's. I hope with the new episodes of the show, you have another villian like a Wo-Fat. He could be another Chinese agent or a change of a villian due to a current enemy of the world like a master mind from the Middle East or from Iran. Please bring back someone from the Vashon Family. The Vashone's had a Uncle Theodore from somewhere in Europe. You could bring a nephew or a son of Theodore to run some of the organized crime that the Vashone family left behind. We all loved the back ground music that was used for the show and I hope some of that music will be brought back to life. All I do is think about ideas if there was going to be a Hawaii Five-O remake. Please read this and I will help in any way if you need any with the new episodes success because it is a goal of mine. Please keep in touch and good luck !!
Frank (Francois) J. Conches
312 Michaels Court
Woodbridge, NJ. 07095

Frank (Francois) Conches
Woodbridge, NJ United States - Monday, March 02, 2009 at 08:05:12 (PST)
"The Diamond That Nobody Stole" seems to be missing a lot in the way of character development. Djebara (Eric Braeden) is some mysterious CIA type who married the daughter of the former ruler of Indochina, Madame Souvang. During a routine burglary, a roll of film containing top-secret information is stolen from Djebara's safe by cat burglar Sammy York. The theft is traced back to Djebara when a pendant which was also stolen is uncovered during a routine check of a sleazy pawnshop by Five-O. Prior to its theft, Djebara was trying to sell the film to the Russians, whose representative is played by John Stalker. But Djebara also has to answer to some "boss" above, whose hoods threaten Djebara unsuccessfully after York's theft disrupts Djebara's plans. Djebara manages to get the film back from York, though it is not clear how he figures out who York is and where he lives in some flophouse (York was supposed to meet Djebara after a deadline of 72 hours for Djebara to come up with $50,000 to get the film back, but there is no mention of this, and it's unlikely their meeting would take place at York's room, where Djebara takes the film and murders York.) Djebara then seemingly tries to sell the film to the Chinese, represented by Bernard Ching (uncredited), but gets killed by an assassin right in the Ala Moana shopping centren (or is Ching the bagman for the Russians?). At the end of the show, Madame Souvang takes the film to Stalker, who makes the final payment. It turns out that Souvang arranged to have Djebara knocked off because he betrayed her cause and was acting on his own like a mercenary. Huh? What does this mean -- that Souvang knew about the film all along, and Djebara was trying to raise the money from the Russians on her behalf so she could be restored to her "imperial glory" in her home country? Souvang has a very short memory, because despite the fact that she met McGarrett -- identified by Djebara as a "business associate" -- at her house, she does not recognize him at the end when he captures her, saying, "Do I know you?"
Mr. Mike
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, March 01, 2009 at 14:48:40 (PST)
jack Lord as Ilia Kuryakin's cousin
TV and Movies, are my various breads and butters - Sunday, March 01, 2009 at 13:05:00 (PST)
Seems now I'm a bit disordered here. Rick and Ray... anyway, the main thing is we'll have a lot of fun :-)
Berlin, - Sunday, March 01, 2009 at 12:29:46 (PST)
"Kimo, I'm sure it was Rick who wants to meet at the La Mar." could be. but I ain;'t good at mind reading. he sez it's too touristy. Ray, however said he flies in now and then and we'll meet.
- Sunday, March 01, 2009 at 12:22:01 (PST)
What I wanted to say actually is, Danno is a very smart guy and where did they explain every detail accurately in the show ;-)
Berlin, - Sunday, March 01, 2009 at 07:30:07 (PST)
I remember Danno standing before the shop-window with the dummy and I think that was when he figured this all out, huh?
Berlin, - Sunday, March 01, 2009 at 07:22:50 (PST)
I recently watched Journey Out of Limbo. Mr. Mike makes a comment in his analysis that Keenan Wynn's plot is never made clear. I don't know, I assumed he was trying to start a war with China, I think he makes some comment that suggests this, although I don't remember the comment exactly, or at what point it occurs. My main problem with the episode is, they never explain how Danno goes from realizing the body was a dummy to suddenly figuring out the whole plot! Perhaps if he had found Keenan Wynn's phone number burning in an ashtray of the apartment of the crook gunned down by Ben, or some kind of link between the two men, then Danno's abrupt putting together of all the facts would have made more sense.
Columbus, OH USA - Sunday, March 01, 2009 at 06:36:00 (PST)
Kimo, I'm sure it was Rick who wants to meet at the La Mar.
I just watched "Man from UNCLE", ep. "The Master's touch affair" with Jack Lord and Nehemiah Persoff. Lord again with a strange accent and Persoff as his arch-enemy. Really good.
Berlin, - Sunday, March 01, 2009 at 04:25:32 (PST)
Just finished watching a fabulous film that could be a basis for a future H50 ep. The Harder They Fall. Bogie's last film. Now the reason I mention it mostly is is has Nehemiah Persoff, and Harold J. Stone in major roles. ok, need more Hawaii tie in? in one scene, a living room is decorated with many exotic Buddha head effigies and a few Polynesian idol figures too. wow. luvvit!
couch potatoe, only while doing h50 research. - Sunday, March 01, 2009 at 00:03:27 (PST)

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