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Nothing new to add to what has already been said in tribute, except my name, and regrets that Jack Lord's passing marks the end of an era - not just on television, but in my own brief life. Hawaii 5-0 took me through high school, university, a career, and the birth of my first child back in 1980. Regrettably, factors in my world, be they human or otherwise, have regularly been uncertain, untrustworthy. However, Steve McGarrett consistently represented, if only in fantasy, what I always yearned my world could be ... stalwart, immutable, equitable, discerning, and compassionate. I remain forever grateful to the integral example, and ideal, that his character unflinchingly provided. Your spirit knows I love you bruddah. Aloha.
Halifax, NS Canada - Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 08:55:41 (PDT)
I'm glad to see that there are so many other fans of what I think was one of the best shows ever on TV. It certainly was the best police show ever. It's much better than a lot of the garbage that now passes for "good" TV nowadays. We will never forget Jack Lord and all his friends. Thanks for entertaining us so well over the years. Aloha!!!
brooklyn, ny u.s.a. - Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at 08:00:09 (PDT)
hawaii 5 0 was a great show danno had a prettest eyes and a nice butt.
riverview, fl u.s.a. - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 20:05:48 (PDT)
I just found your webpage and it is great! I have loved Jack Lord ever sinc I first saw him in Stoney Burke. I followed his career through the years. It deeply saddened me when I heard of his death . We have lost a great man.
Keokuk, Ia USA - Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 08:24:12 (PDT)
Hawaii Five-O has always been and always will be one of my very favorite TV shows. I think I have seen almost every episode. During one of our many trips to Hawaii, my wife and I were in a crowd scene in the episode titled "Anyone Can Build a Bomb" with Lew Ayers. We also lived on Maui for 6 years and during that time I met Richard Denning - the Governor. In closing I love your web site - KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. Also I watch Hawaii Five-O every night on the Family Channel.
Atlanta, Ga USA - Wednesday, April 22, 1998 at 12:13:57 (PDT)
This is a great site to visit. I've been here so many times that I stopped counting how many visits I've made. Hawaii Five-o was a great show and in my opinion holds high ranks among all television shows in history. Jack Lord made the show what it was and he will be sadly missed by all. At least reruns of the program are still available on cable and broadcast tv. I love Hawaii Five-o! Thank You Jack Lord.
Sacramento, CA USA - Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 13:23:53 (PDT)
I noticed That The Family Channel skipped No Blue Skies, FortyFeet High And It Kills And Run Jonny Run Recently, Why were they skipped? (You should direct this question to The Family Channel at their WWW site. -- MQ)
Phoenix, AZ USA - Saturday, April 18, 1998 at 20:24:50 (PDT)
WOW, I just happen to stumble upon this web site, I think it's great that Hawaii Five-0 still lives. Yes, by the way, my last name is McGarrett, the lady version!!!!
San Francisco, CA USA - Wednesday, April 15, 1998 at 12:33:25 (PDT)
It's taken me this long to think of everything I wanted to express about a great man, Jack Lord. Both Steve McGarrett and Jack Lord personified the qualities that all men and women respect and admire. Even without knowing Jack personally, I felt I knew a lot about his character, just from watching him in Hawaii FiveO and reading the few interviews he granted the press. He was a talented actor and artist, who put his whole heart and soul into everything he did. His critics were often harsh but he still went on and showed them what he was made of. He was committed to the show, donated much of his time and money to worthy causes, supported the arts, and really contributed to making Hawaii one of the favorite vacation destinations of all time. I think what I admired most was his devotion to his wife Marie. I haven't read an interview yet where he hasn't mentioned her name (in glowing terms) and let everyone know how much he meant to him. It was obvious that she was the most important thing in his life. I feel so sad when I think about her going on without him. I hope she is surrounded by people who care about her and who knew her husband best. My prayers are with you. Kathy Conroy Massachusetts
North Andover, MA USA - Tuesday, April 14, 1998 at 09:15:23 (PDT)
Great site, and long-time fan of Five-0! Was a member of the Concord High School Band that participated in the King Kamehameha parade in 1976. Some of our parade footage was used in an intro to an episode of Five-0, most likely during the '76-'77 season. Any info as to an episode # would be appreciated.
Franklin, Wi USA - Sunday, April 12, 1998 at 21:07:31 (PDT)
I couldn't agree more with Julie. I'll never watch another FAM Five-0 episode. I too was suckered with 'digital remastering'. As Honore Vashon said in "V For Vashon, The Patriarch", "As Chris used to say I was a real loser". The Columbia House Promo is a real God send for those of us who remember five-0 before our local and national stations starting chopping it up and destroying it's original integrity, to insert commercial garbage. FAM has turned us off so bad, that we have had to go back to video tapes that we recorded in 1987 off of WOR New York, and they were butchered back then, but not nearly as bad as our 'digitally remastered' "Johnny Come Lately" episodes. My favorite episodes are "Highest Castle, Deepest Grave", "Uptight", "No Blue Skies", "Rest In Peace, Somebody", "Pray Love Remember", "The Joker's Wild Man Wild", "Yesterday Died, Tomorrow Won't Be Born", "Strangers In Our Own Land", and the "Vashon" trilogy, among many others, from the first five seasons or so. What are some of your favorites?
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Saturday, April 11, 1998 at 19:56:15 (PDT)
Jack Lord and Hawaii-Five 0 was always a comfort to me. My husband worked in Hawaii part of the year and watching Five-0 somehow made my feel closer to him. (plus I've always been a little in love with Jack Lord). Aloha and rest in peace and may the good guys win.
Daly City, CA - Thursday, April 09, 1998 at 22:06:14 (PDT)
Wed. 8 April 1998 For those of you in the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex, KDFI Channel 27 has begun airing the reruns of Five-O. Apparently they are going in chronological order since Monday's episode was Full Fathom Five, yesterday's was Stranger's In Our Own Land, and today's was Tiger By The Tail. My VCR is running!!
Ft. Worth, TX U.S. - Wednesday, April 08, 1998 at 14:54:59 (PDT)
I'm really impressed,at how much everyone thought of "Jack Lord"sinse his passing in January. I think he was a great actor especaily as "Steve McGarrett in Hawaii Five-O. If Police Detectives like him really exist? They are few in number now days. I believe,if "McGarrett were investigating Crimes of the Century,such as the JFK,RFK Assassinations,as well as other high Profile cases, involving suspicous circumstances. McGarrett wouldn't rest until he got to the truth. I hope Motion Picture Producer "George Litto" will eventually make his Five-O movie,in Jack's memory. Vern & Cathy Conway
San Francisco, CA USA - Thursday, April 02, 1998 at 21:05:04 (PST)
I'M FAR TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER HAWAII FIVE O BUT HEY IF RZAWIT LIKES IT THEN IT MUST BE GOOD!!!!!
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 09:12:43 (PST)
Hawaii five-o was one of the best tv shows in the seventies - i lived for when the credits came on and jack lord would swivel round in his leather chair in time to that catchy theme tune... and u know that when we were kids we were trying that "canoeing in the water" move... peeps - u know who u are! that started a trend! (H-excellent!)
Leicester, England - Wednesday, April 01, 1998 at 07:57:19 (PST)
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