The A-Team (1983) – Diamonds ‘n Dust and Recipe For Heavy Bread

  It’s time for Season 2!! The A-Team is back, and they are all here, Hannibal Smith (George Peppard), Face (Dirk Benedict), Murdock (Dwight Schultz), B.A. (Mr. T) and Amy Allen (Melinda Culea)… and they are on their way to Africa in Diamonds ‘n Dust. Written by Patrick Hasburgh, this episode originally aired 20 September,…

Airwolf (1985) – The American Dream and Inn at the End of the Road

Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dom (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin (Jean Bruce Scott) are back at it this week, flying their supercopter in to more danger! First up is The American Dream, which was written by Dennis Foley, and aired on 12 January, 1985. Our trio is attending a Vietnamese wedding. The groom, Minh (Magnum’s Soon-Tek Oh)…

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) – 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 look-alike…

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 that…

American Ninja (1985) – Sam Firstenberg

My exploration of B-movie 80s action movies continues with American Ninja. And what a surprise this one came from Canon and Golan and Globus as well. I think they must’ve made out alright in the 80s with all the goofy little low budget action movies they were making. It may be hard to believe but…