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I read the comments on why wasnt Jack Lord ever on Biography and I am wondering if James MacArthur is on . I have never seen it but if it is I will order one. So do you know MQ(Or anyone else) and I love this site thank you for your hard work
plains , Tx USA - Saturday, January 29, 2000 at 19:22:19 (PST)
Mmmmm. Have to think about this for a min. who can take over the throne of the legendary Steve McGarrett for the new Movie. This person must be slim, dashing looks, sharp dresser, and of course, have good hair. I can't see anyone with a humorous type of acting to portray him. McGarrett should stay the same. A take charge guy who always gets the bad guys. He is our hero.
Mike Shanley Jr.
Fords, NJ USA - Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 18:34:20 (PST)
First point: Does anyone know how WGN selects the shows it airs, and de-selects (how's that for a word!) the shows it DOESN'T air? And can anyone tell me how I can get that job instead of whomever is killing it presently?! The only thing more questionable than the selection of shows is the editing. I know I should be grateful for what IS on the air, but some days...ya just gotta wonder... Second point: I am in agreement with those who oppose a 5-0 movie. This show was a place in time, and that is almost impossible to recapture. As talented as some of the candidates they are suggesting for parts are, no one can replace (at least in our hearts)the originals. Please, for once, fore go the commercialism, and let just let a legend be.
Toronto, Ont Canada - Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 15:09:11 (PST)
I'm new to this page but like what I see. I was wondering if anyone there could tell me where I might be able to purchase episodes on DVD? That is, is they exist on that format yet. (They don't. - MQ) I have been reduced to watching them on late night television around here.
Londonderry, New Hampshire - Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 13:57:06 (PST)
To Bill S. from PA. I see that you have a friend named Ed Mc Quillan,whom you used to work with at a car dealership in Phillie,PA who could be Jack Lord's double? That's real interesting. If Ed McQuillan is interested in doing the role of Steve McGarrett? Maybe you could encourage him to express his interest to Mr. Litto and Mrs.Freeman via this website and maybe they could set him up for a screen test. But the only way that, I could picture another McGarrett as the head Five-O; is a younger twin brother of Steve McGarrett born into his family, after Steve had already grew up and became the head of Five-O and wanted to follow in older brother's footsteps,and take up where his brother left off. They could give him the name of Kevin McGarrett for example. This is the only way that I could see it work, and having a part of Steve McGarrett in the picture.
San Francisc, Ca USA - Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 02:05:43 (PST)
i would like to know where can i get all 278 episodes, i can pay you good money!! for all 278 including the the movie cocoon, i will buy the blanks and pay for shipping as well, if anyone knows some one can you point them in my direction? email me at email@example.com , if your looking for some trade i have the following items.: all 78 episodes of starblazers series 1-3 ( thats 39 hours worth ) i have all 85 episodes of battle of the planets, i have all 14 episodes of the planet of the apes the tv show, i have all 13 episodes of the planet of the apes cartoon series, i have all 111 episodes of miami vice 5 season 84-89. please help!!
dayton, oh usa - Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at 20:39:29 (PST)
I was amazed that there was a web site for the show as I watch the reruns every morning at 4 a.m. I enjoy them every bit now as I did when I was younger.The cast was an important part of the shows popularity.Jack Lord was the ultimate and James MacArthur was a major factor for the shows success also. I know I am glad for the reruns and I hope they never cease.
Windsor, Ont - Monday, January 24, 2000 at 22:55:25 (PST)
Blurry eyes! This is one of the most comprehensive Five-O sites that I have ever seen (great job!). I have your McGarrett for the Hawaii Five-O movie - he hasn't yet been discovered. His name is Ed McQuillan, who lives here in the Philadelphia area - he could be Jack Lord's double at 30 years old, and he's as tall as Mr. Lord or taller. I used to work with him at a car dealership (the world's largest in one location) here in suburban Philadelphia.
Warminster, PA USA - Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 18:31:58 (PST)
I concur with those who have stated that only Jack Lord could be "McGarrett". Moreover, I just couldn't imagine any of the original cast being played by others either. It just wouldn't feel right. I would prefer to start the movie with all those "retired" Five-0 members at the funeral for "Steve". Then a new head of Five-0 takes over using some of the old cast in various roles as "advisors". When I first thought of who should take that most important role as the new head of Five-0, believe it or not, only one name popped up. The newly "retired" Naval Captain - Thomas Magnum. I know that may seem silly to most, but that is what I envisioned. Remember, Magnum was an Intelligence Officer and a perfect fit for the replacement of Steve McGarrett. I think using the original Five-0 cast as well as using "TC and Rick" in cameo roles would be fun to see. Having Jackie Chan in the role of second-in-command would be exciting too, but I wonder if he would accept such a role. Anyway, that who I would try to cast in the new "Hawaii Five-0". If I couldn't fill Jack Lord's shoes with Tom Selleck, Tommy Lee Jones would be my second choice.
Santa Clara, UT USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 19:08:15 (PST)
To Bob Jordon You can get 10 volumes including the Hawaii Five-O Pilot Cacoon 1968 from Columbia House. There is information on this website about obtaining the ten volumes of Five-O. Just surf this site,and you will find it. I purchased all 10 last year and it's well worth it. Good Luck
San Franciso, CA USA - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 03:41:43 (PST)
I'm 41 and as a boy Hawaii 5-0 was and forever will be my favorite TV show. I don't even watch television today (nothing worthwhile) but growing up and watching McGarrett destroy wickedness and doing it with outstanding integrity left an impression on me. A movie? Forget it. Leave it be. Are there video's of 5-0 episodes available anywhere? I'll admit I haven't looked hard, but stumbling onto this web site has picqued my interest again!
Brier, WA USA - Sunday, January 16, 2000 at 18:58:02 (PST)
can I find any information about possibly buying all the Hawaii 5-0 episodes on VHS ? Please help with any information. Thanks, Brian e-mail add is firstname.lastname@example.org
kennesaw, ga usa - Sunday, January 16, 2000 at 14:16:40 (PST)
Hi there.. well I picked up a net guide magazine today (I guess you could say it's the equivalent of TV Guide.. ha ha ha) flicked through it and was pleased to find a Hawaii 5 O site,and the rest was history, I crew up on the show. I myself am from a pacific island so there are strong vibes there. I miss the TV series a whole lot and looking forward to the movie. I can only hope it will revitalize, tributize and hold true to the legacy that evolved and made "cop" shows what they are now.. and then some.. I have passion for poetry as well, so if you're around the neighborhood, I would love to see you at http://www.clubs.com/yahoo/com/poetryden (if the addy is incorrect, does search for the "poetryden" in the clubs section.
Auckland, New Zealand - Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at 22:43:33 (PST)
In my opinion, Hawaii Five-0 was the most charismatic police drama in the history of TV. No matter who plays Steve McGarrett in any possible future movie, no one will capture the charisma and looks that Jack Lord had. Hawaii Five-0 had the best theme song in TV history, and starred the most handsome man that Hollywood ever had. Yes, I created my own personal list of the top 5 best-looking men and women to have ever graced the tv/film screen. My #1 male: Jack Lord. #1 female: Rita Hayworth. The thought that Gary Busey played McGarrett makes me want to vomit. I prefer to watch years of reruns of Five-0 than to even consider seeing a new production. The opening theme music cannot be improved upon, and Hollywood will never find another actor as handsome as Jack Lord...his hairdo was priceless.
Hollywood, CA USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at 20:29:22 (PST)
I have been wondering too why biography has never profiled Jack Lord and why E the true hollywood story has never done a feature on Hawaii Five -0. Maybe when they start shooting the movie version this summer there will more specials on the show or the actor. I sure hope there will be.
Burt, ny 14028 - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 20:19:33 (PST)
Does anynone know why the television program "Biography" has never done jack Lord? I would appreciate a reply if anyone knows. email@example.com Thanks much. (Probably because they would have to do a lot of work due to the fact that Lord lived a Greta Garbo-like existence out of the spotlight and shunned the usual "Hollywood routine." - MQ)
Dedham, ma MA usa - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 16:54:10 (PST)
I just have one thought to suggest to you. I tried to listen to the actual theme of H5-0, and it kept breaking up. Is there any way that you can reinstall the theme, as it sounds awful. Thanks. (What do you mean by "the actual theme"? There is more than one version of the theme on this site. No one else is complaining about this, so I don't think the problem is at my end. -- MQ)
Toronto, ON CANADA - Saturday, January 08, 2000 at 19:23:16 (PST)
I would like to see the orginal cast playing their old roles. As someone else said, NO ONE else could play the role of Steve Mcgarett, like Jack Lord. No one else could play the roles of the other cast members either.
Chillicothe, oh USA - Saturday, January 08, 2000 at 14:05:20 (PST)
To Mr. Litto and Mrs. Rose Freeman. I hope now, that we have entered the new century,you will be ready to start Production of the Hawaii Five-O motion picture by this spring or summer of 2000? I'm really looking forward to seeing it. I do agree with the others who say that "Jack Lord"is the only actor who can be "Steve MaGarrett" and no other actor,no matter how talented he is could be the same. The character "Steve MaGarrett" was molded to fit Jack's personality,and you try to have anyone else play that role. It will not be the real Steve MaGarrett and there will alway's be something missing. That's what some of the e-mailers are trying say. That's why MaGarret's character should be laid to rest with Jack Lord,and a new character should be created, as well as new generation of cast and character's in movie set in the present,in order to make it a big success. I still hope Harrison Ford can play the head of the new Five-O. There can be some flasbacks from the original series. But overall; The motion picture should be a Five-O the next generation with some new and original ideas,that fit in today's world. Of course like I have said in the past,you can place the original cast members like James MacArther as the Govener,and Kam,Zulu and Al Harringtion as Judges and District Attorney's and state and Federal prosecutors etc. By doing it that,the new "Hawaii Five-O motion picture will become more realistic and fit in today. And it will be something original, instead of an exact copycat from the past.Good Luck with the new picture and I hope for it to be a big hit.
San Francisco, CA USA - Thursday, January 06, 2000 at 01:21:20 (PST)
No one can really replace Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett, of course. However, I'd like to see David James Elliot of JAG considered for the role in a movie remake.
Cranston, RI USA - Tuesday, January 04, 2000 at 12:38:17 (PST)
I was so glad to have found this web site. I cannot get enough of Hawaii Five-O. I get up at two in the morning to watch it on PAX television. I cannot wait for a movie and I hope Jack Lord sends his blessings from heaven to make it a success and for the movie to have the integrity that the series had.
Manchester, NH USA - Sunday, January 02, 2000 at 17:32:59 (PST)
I don't think the Five-0 movie should go ahead simply because no one but Jack Lord can play Steve McGarrett. Jack was a much better actor than anyone today and he cared for the series and how people would react to it. Besides, any actor in the film would be doing it for the money. They wouldn't care if it destroys the nature of Hawaii Five-0 and what the characters stood for. I'm only 16 and I enjoy the TV series more than anything else on TV. I don't care if the episodes were made over 30 years ago or over 20 years ago. Jack Lord was dedicated to any acting he did and he put 110% every time. Every so called actor should try and follow that example. There is no way that I would accept a phoney-Steve McGarrett because I love Jack Lord in the role. But whoever does TRY and play McGarrett-You will have to get yourself a Jack hairstyle-The Wave and Jack sideburns, but no one can be as good-looking as him!
England - Sunday, January 02, 2000 at 07:43:36 (PST)
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