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BLUE THUNDER

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Published on Mar 27, 2008

INTRO

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Michael Piperni
So.. is Blue Thunder the Hydrox to Airwolf's Oreo? Derided for being a shitty copycat when actually being the original?
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kayper54
Bubba Smith! RIP.
Patrick McCarron
Was this before Dana Carvey was on SNL?  WTF?
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Bobby Jones
Starring fake chief broody and with him as always garth
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AVClarke
I found it humorous that the TV series completely ignores the point that the movie was making. That military weapons like Blue Thunder should have no place in standard law enforcement.
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187nellybelly
Garth ! What are you doing in an action tv show and where is Wayne?!
CliventheTraveller
For everyone comparing BT and Airwolf, there is no comparison, on any level. AW was a sleek jet/chopper hybrid with chainguns and missiles (to be fair, they rly only had room for rockets, not actual guided missiles, like sidewinders, copperheads, hellfires, tho they supposedly used these) if you were honest abt the design)  that could hit mach 1 and target enemies from miles away, which was flown, early on, through some rather challenging and engaging plots (including String meeting and having to leave his only child, for instance), skillfully acted by some very talented folks, including crinkly yet reliable vet Earnest Borgnine. BT was a clunky minigun platform that shook more than an AMF Harley, and was piloted into rather dramatically uncomplicated "bust of the week" police adventures, with decently likable James Farantino and so-wet-behind-the-ears-he-looked-like-he-just-came-from-junior-swim-class Dana Carvey, and backup coming from actors trained mainly on the gridiron.   It was based on a movie whose writer originally envisioned BT as sleek, fast, and maneuverable or, in other words,  basically Airwolf (I seem to recall he was apalled that they just "kept hanging cr4p on it"). Round one:  String and Dom get called by Archangel, alerting them that a cheap, badly written chopper series is reducing the IQs of American kids (myself included: mea culpa), and that they must exercise "maximum prejudice" in dealing with the threat.  They fly to the target area in under an hr (while BT is still groaningly forcing its way off the pad), lock on to the lumbering beast, and send a sidewinder missile (despite that missile in no way fitting in the underslung pod; go figure)  up it's exhaust pipe.  BT goes boom, falls dn. Round two.  Dick Butkus (what a name on that one; should have worked in porn) and Bubba Smith show up to help, and end up just sweeping up the remains of the show.  String and Dom go home. Round three.  String plays the cello a lot and drinks rare vintages while AW gets several more seasons (tho the Van Dyke ones were. . bad).  BT. . .  Lingers on only as an Monogram model kit. 
Chris Fritz
DANA CARVEY!?   Are you kidding me?  LOL
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Jordan Thomas
The poor man's Airwolf!
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John Collins
wtf was this show... and how come I've never seen it
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