M*A*S*H (1981) – Oh, How We Danced, Bottoms Up, and The Red/White Blues

Oh, How We Danced written by John Rappaport, and with an original airdate of 23 February, 1981, has a fantastic A-story, that really touches the heart (even as it messes with series continuity), and a completely forgettable B-story. The B-story first then. Charles (David Ogden Stiers) delivers a substandard sanitation rating to a nearby American…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Logopolis

  This week we have the second part of what is known as The Master Trilogy, and also the final episode of Tom Baker’s Doctor. The four-parter was written by Christopher H. Bidmead and ran from 28 February to 21 March, 1981. It also sees the introduction of another Companion to the TARDIS. Teagan (Janet…

The Greatest American Hero (1981) – Pilot

  In 1981, I was living in Kingston, Ontario, I had fallen in love with Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi was still a long ways off!! Television, of course, still continued to entertain me, and Stephen j. Cannell was right there keeping an occasional evening occupied with his take on…

Magnum, P.I. (1981) – Don’t Say Goodbye & The Black Orchid

  Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) is back at it this week, with this double dose of episodes. First up is Don’t Say Goodbye, which features Ted Danson as a guest star. This one was written by Babs Greyhosky and T.J. Miles, who penned the original story. It aired 26 March, 1981. Thomas is called to…

Magnum, P.I. (1981) – All Roads Lead to Floyd & Adelaide

  Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) has a lot of fun this week, and I, as always, was happy to go along for the ride. First up, we have All Roads Lead to Floyd, which aired 12 March, 1981, and featured Rockford Files’ Noah Beery Jr. as the titular Floyd. Babs Grehosky wrote the teleplay alongside…