Tales of the Gold Monkey (1983) – Naka Jima Kill & Boragora or Bust

First off, before I jump in, how gorgeous is that art above, created by Trevor Grove! Check out his work here. This week Jake (Stephen Collins) gets embroiled in assassination plots and claim jumpers in two episodes that see us coming up incredibly quickly on the end of the series, which is so sad, and I…

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1983) – High Stakes Lady & Force of Habit

Jake Cutter (Stephen Collins) takes a double hit to his love life in the episodes being revisited this week. The first episode, High Stakes Lady (which also has an appearance by Charles Napier – who also appeared in this week’s Rockford Files), originally aired 26 January, 1983, and was written by William Driskill and Lance…

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1983) – Ape Boy & God Save The Queen

Cutter’s Goose flies into a storm of adventure this week with two more episodes in the much beloved, and cut too short series, Tales of the Gold Monkey. The first episode, which aired 12 January 1983, and was written by William Driskill, Andrew Schneider, and Eric Lerner, is a bit of a spin on the classic Tarzan…

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982) – Trunk From the Past & Once a Tiger…

  This week’s installment of the Bellisario classic features some high adventure as Jake (Stephen Collins), Sarah (Cailtin O’Heaney), Corky (Jeff MacKay)and Jack the one-eyed dog find themselves squaring off against an Egyptian curse. Airing 3 November 1982, and written by John Pashdag and Brady Westwater, the story gives us some back story on Sarah, as it begins in 1937,…

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982) – Shanghaied & Black Pearl

  Jake Cutter (Stephen Collins) and his one-eyed dog Jake are in for it this time! Roddy McDowall joins the cast this episode, Shanghaied, as Bon Chance Louie. It originally aired 29 September, 1982. It was written by Bellisario, and throws our heroes right into the fire. Corky (Jeff MacKay) is kidnapped by a George R.R. Martin…

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982) – Pilot

  The next Bellisario series that came along after Battlestar Galactica that caught my attention (despite the fact that Magnum, P.I. started first, I came to it a little later) was this 1930s high adventure series starring Stephen Collins as ex-Flying Tiger Jake Cutter in his Grumman Goose, and his one-eyed dog Jack. Bellisario wrote the two-hour pilot…

Tales of the Gold Monkey

1982. The year after Raiders of the Lost Ark came out, a couple of television series tried to cash in on the action period piece serial vibe, there was Bring Em Back Alive with Bruce Boxleitner, and then there was Donald Bellisario who has gave me two of my favorite television shows Quantum Leap and Magnum P.I. and…