Cocoon


by Jean Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:45 pm

Just a couple of question. I am going through all episodes again from no one. I have the dvd's and I bought some episodes from iTunes so I could have them in my iPad. On the iTunes ep. 34 mins in McGarrett says "Sound proof cocoon, baloney you goofed Mr Wo Fat. You hear me, you goofed fatso." And a some more words. This piece of dialogue is not in the DVD. Just wondered if you knew why this was cut. As I think it is quite relevant to the scene. Also how was is able to speak if he had that mask on and breathing apparatus. Just a thought. I would still like to know why I can't get the last five seasons in uk format, it has still been on re runs here for several years, but still can't get the dvd's. I got season 8 and 9 on iTunes and 10 to 12 on amazon, but would prefer dvd's. Oh well must be grateful that I do have all seasons.


by John Chergi Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:06 pm

Thanks for posting Jean! I think Cocoon receives high marks by most of the Classic HFO fans. That was a strong pilot episode. They made the right decision bringing in a new Danny. McG showed his bravery and courage allowing himself to be indoctrinated with all that information knowing he would be captured by WO FAT.
The Cocoon laboratory was like nothing I've seen before or since. McG was fortunate to make it out alive. JC


by Mr. Mike Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:45 pm

Jean, you say this line is 34 minutes in, but do you have Cocoon in two parts? If so, is that 34 minutes into the second part? Can you tell me something immediately before and after this line happens, like some other line of dialogue or action?


by ringfire211 Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:32 pm

Cocoon is an episode which only grows in stature each time I watch it. I think at this point I'm ready to say it's my favorite Wo Fat episode, surpassing even Nine Dragons. The actual cocoon chamber is a superb creation, like something out of a James Bond movie and is quite frightening to boot! Who can forget the moment when Hennessy's mask is removed and he lets out that terrifying scream? Spine chilling opening right there! So many great first scenes in that pilot episode, so many great lines. McGarrett killing the assassin after seeing his reflection, the line "Wrong! Hennessy couldn't swim", the line about McGarrett only taking orders from the Governor and God. It also has Wo Fat's best moment when he explains to a captured McGarrett about how the human brain works and what he's about to experience in the cocoon. The brain wiped clean as with a cloth and for the first time... no messages. It truly does sound terrifying as he explains it. It's a lengthy speech but it's absolutely gripping! A fantastic pilot with an excellent score by Morton Stevens. I also love how the typically stoic McGarrett tears up at Hennessy's funeral. That's why I just love season 1 McGarrett so much. He was such a raw character in that inaugural season!


by Jean Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:05 am

Mr Mike, the dialogue I am referring to is in second part. It's when McGarrett is in the pool. Wo fat is sitting in the chair almost asleep and Miller is fiddling with his lighter. Then you hear McGarrett utter the words, "Soundproof cocoon, Baloney etc" as I said it's not on DVD. But it was shown in the episode when on CBS channel. I agree with the other comments, it was a marvellous episode, very inventive for its day and must have had a pretty big budget. Though rosemary was a little young, but then McGarrett was depicted as mid thirties. well he looked no where near 48. It also showed in what direction his character was going. I noticed he answered Rosemary's question on why he became a cop, with another question. He did this several time throughout the series. He was a unique cop and I fellmin love with McGarrett at the age of 23 and have watched the reruns over the years since, it's only now with the wonder of technology that i can get into it in much more depth and gobble every bit of info I can about Jack Lord. The remastering is brilliant too. I just wish he had found love in his life in the end, but then we have fan fiction, so I have written romance into his life in my stories. Ring fire writes about his bravery. Yes he was brave and unwaveringly loyal, and was prepared to risk his life without hesitation. I still think it was the best of shows for it's time and far superior to the poor imitation now. I will continue to watch it for as long as I have breath.


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