Airwolf: Season 4
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Therefore, the USA Network decided to revive this series in the Winter of 1987 with the original cast & crew completley written out this abbreviated 4th Season with only Jan-Michael Vincent appearing in the 1st transitional episode for a last time when Dominic Santini(Ernest Borgnine) is killed off in an explosion & gets replaced by Michelle Scarabelli as Dom's niece(Jo Santini)who inherits Santini Air from Dom; the hard-nosed Michael Archangel(Alex Cord) was said to have suddenly been assigned overseas with the FIRM and got replaced by Agent Jason Locke(Anthony Sherwood)from a government agency called "The Company", but had no mention made about Caitlyn which was replaced by Air Force Major Mike Rivers(Geraint Wyn Davies).
Additionally, Hawke's long lost kid brother(St. John Hawke)who had been missing in action since Vietnam is suddenly revealed to be alive & well, having been working for many years under deep cover for American Intelligence & Locke's predecessor(Archangel) knew where St. John was the whole time and was just using the recluse Stringfellow to control Airwolf in the original series that ran on CBS from 1984 thru 1986.
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however, the transfer is the WORST i've EVER seen. sure, the show was shot on video tape and not film, but so was ST:TNG and it looks like a pristine HD transfer compared to this mess. the noise, the grain, you almost have to just listen to the show on your computer and not watch it. it's the nosiest thing i've ever seen. my old VHS tapes i made when it was on USA in 1987 look BETTER than this DVD. how is that POSSIBLE?
UNIVERSAL, if you're going to invest the money to find the tapes, make the transfers, and license the content, at least put the TINIEST EFFORT into cleaning up the print!!!
but, if you're a fan like me, you'll probably want it on your shelf with the other three seasons anyway...
and they know that.
The expensive original cast had to go, but Vincent came back for the first episode Blackjack. Vancouver offered tax breaks that helped keep production cost down. With the exception of Barry Van Dyke in the lead and the occasional guest star, all the other cast and crew were Canadian. The show was filmed on 35mm film and then transferred to videotape where all the post work was done. This was a common technique in the 80'. Other shows like Star Trek The Next Generation(the first two seasons), Friday The 13th, The Series, etc were also filmed this way. It does occasionally give the show a cheaper video-looking quality in comparison to the earlier seasons.
Van Dyke is good in the lead, very much the squared jawed traditional hero. Geraint Wyn Davies is the joker of the group but has some good dramatic moments too. He seems to fly the copter more often than the Dyke. Michele Scarabelli is cute and tough. Much better than Jean Bruce Scott who was too annoying. Anthony Sherwood is a fine replacement for Archangel.
The other cast member not returning to this season was Airwolf itself.Read more ›
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Haven't watched yet, but should be interesting to see Barry VanDyke and what happens to St. John.Published 7 months ago by Senior Arizona Shopper
I waited until the price went down on Season 4 as there we're so many mixed reviews and comments to those reviews. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eric H.
Seasons 1,2,3 Cool. And a must have.. This knock off season (4). Pass..Published 8 months ago by Dano Five-0
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