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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   jacktripper1

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Posted May 22 2007 - 01:59 PM

Whats the difference in Season 4 than the other 3 seasons of the series? And if you hate this season, heres the thread to rant about it.

#2 of 14 OFFLINE   Cheetah

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Posted May 22 2007 - 03:15 PM

Being the all or none completist that I am, if I collect a series I get the entire run or else I don't bother at all. I enjoyed the series when it originally aired on CBS and really considered buying the season sets. However the season four disaster which ran on USA Network is so bad that when faced with the thought of buying it, I decided not to purchase any of the Airwolf sets. It is a real shame that it even exists.

#3 of 14 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted May 22 2007 - 03:31 PM

A different cast. I never saw it, so I don't automatically hate it. Barry Van Dyke is pretty cool on Dianoga's Murder, so I'd give it a shot. But, those who have seen it just don't like it.

#4 of 14 OFFLINE   jacktripper1

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Posted May 22 2007 - 05:46 PM

I still dont understand. Was it an full cast change?

#5 of 14 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted May 22 2007 - 05:54 PM

They just dropped everybody from the first three seasons--no Archangel, no Dom, no String--and focused on St. John. They also couldn't use the actual helicopter, so they just used existing footage.

#6 of 14 OFFLINE   Duane Alford

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Posted May 23 2007 - 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Cheetah
Being the all or none completist that I am, if I collect a series I get the entire run or else I don't bother at all. I enjoyed the series when it originally aired on CBS and really considered buying the season sets. However the season four disaster which ran on USA Network is so bad that when faced with the thought of buying it, I decided not to purchase any of the Airwolf sets. It is a real shame that it even exists.


You don't know what you're missing out on. I'm one that will collect EVERY season, but this isn't even the same show. Even IMDB.com lists it as Airwolf II. As I stated one time, after the show got cancelled, USA aired reruns and the reruns got such good ratings they decided to start a new show. Only no one, (including the helicopter which had been sold after the show was cancelled), wanted to come back.

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Posted May 23 2007 - 09:10 AM

And, I understand that the poor Lady was destroyed in a crash which killed the crew and patient being transported to a hospital. Posted Image

(I just reread that, and I want to make clear that the Posted Image is for the human loss. The loss of the Bell is sad, but nothing compared to the people involved)

#8 of 14 OFFLINE   Aryn Leroux

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Posted May 24 2007 - 06:36 AM

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However the season four disaster which ran on USA Network is so bad that when faced with the thought of buying it, I decided not to purchase any of the Airwolf sets

I understand what your saying but not buying any Airwolf because of season 4. Ouch!! do yourself a favor and pick up the 3 great seasons. It is easy to forget s4 ever existed, since it wasnt airwolf. There in solves your dilemna!!


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They just dropped everybody from the first three seasons--no Archangel, no Dom, no String--and focused on St. John. They also couldn't use the actual helicopter, so they just used existing footage.

Yup and as much as the lady made the show, string and dom were as vital. In S4 it is so apparent that it is footage from first 3 seasons cut in. That was just another knock on what was a very dismal attempt by USA to cash in after the re-runs did so well.

There is no doubt to me the show would have run atleast a couple more seasons on CBS if not for Jan Michael's alcohol abuse. You can tell watching S3 that he was intoxicated pretty much every episode. Thankfully it does not seem to hurt the show that much. But it really is sad to see it right infront of your eyes. CBS really had no choice but to call it quits as the situation got to the point where they couldn't even film with him drunk. So S3 is the end of airwolf!!

Another show completed for me.. I can't wait to get into the fall guy and chips in a couple of weeks!!

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Posted May 24 2007 - 08:01 AM

Id watch Galactica 1980 from start to finish before id sit through 1 episode of the USA Airwolf, how is that for bad! Dont watch season 4, it tarnishes what came before.

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Posted May 24 2007 - 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Duane Alford
You don't know what you're missing out on. I'm one that will collect EVERY season, but this isn't even the same show. Even IMDB.com lists it as Airwolf II. As I stated one time, after the show got cancelled, USA aired reruns and the reruns got such good ratings they decided to start a new show. Only no one, (including the helicopter which had been sold after the show was cancelled), wanted to come back.

Posted Image You're killing me, Duane! ``Including the helicopter,'' no one wanted to come back! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Real name: Dan Hart, Big Time TV Fan.

I also have not enough time to watch all of these DVDS:

http://www.invelos.c....aspx/fire26bee

#11 of 14 OFFLINE   RickER

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Posted May 24 2007 - 11:07 AM

As someone said the helicopter was sold, went into use as a medical helicopter in Germany. Crashed a few years ago in a storm, as i recall.

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Posted May 24 2007 - 03:40 PM

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Id watch Galactica 1980 from start to finish before id sit through 1 episode of the USA Airwolf, how is that for bad!

I completely agree with that. Even when excluding the one or two episodes which were actually quite good in Galactic 1980, I'll still easily take the worst of that season over Airwolf season 4 hands down. It is no comparison.

A summary of the entire series is on tv.com and the writer includes a couple of paragraphs on season 4.

http://http://www.tv....esults;title;0

Edit: I just noticed that the link I provided doesn't work for whatever reason. Just go to tv.com and of course type in Airwolf at search field.

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Posted June 06 2007 - 06:28 AM

I just finished Season 3 and J-M didn't seem in bad shape to me, he was always a bit quirky Posted Image

As for Season 4 I probably will pick it up if its released (which I say it will).

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Posted June 06 2007 - 01:28 PM

When you know what to look for you can tell when someone is sober...or not. By the end of the 3rd season you can tell!


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