If I find the time, I'll post a few of my pics. Gotta find the time, though. Still playing catch-up on some reviews from last week.
I can hear you: "That's not Science Fiction!"
Well, when you have the stones to go and set-up your own SciFi, Fantasy, and Horror blog, then you can do what you want with it. Me? I tend to have a broader appreciation of genre entertainment as a whole, and Airwolf certainly fits within the parameters that I've established. Any exploration of a high-tech experimental aircraft deserves a bit of coverage in this space -- so far as I care -- and you can just like it or lump it, as they say.
I'll give you that the show was imperfect. It's difficult to craft stories that truly push the bar technologically on a weekly basis -- what with the budgetary constraints of broadcast TV -- but creator Donald Bellisario did what he could in the time and place. Airwolf had some wonderful action brought to life with a fabulous cast -- the late Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine joined consistently by the great Alex Cord -- and it was appointment viewing for a great portion of its run on the Boob Tube for yours truly.
For those of you who don't know it, Bixby headlined one of the greatest genre shows to hit the airwaves: on a weekly basis, The Incredible Hulk went about trying to dispense a brand of TV-grade justice when regular methods failed to deliver. Yes, you didn't want to make him mad -- you wouldn't like him when he got mad -- but -- sigh -- it happened routinely, turning audiences green with envy. (See what I did there?) I guess it's safe to say Gamma Radiation somehow stood on the right side of history; but it was Bixby's endearing humanity that gave so much of the serialized Hulk its true muscles, showing audiences that caring for one's fellow men, women, and children was a worthwhile occupation. Maybe it's best that you think of him as Jack Reacher -- wandering the great American plateau -- but well before Reacher was in the same business.
It's a fabulous show that pretty much set the bar about as high as you can go for TV-grade comic book adaptations; and its respect endures even to this day.
Check it out, if you're so inclined.
Happy birthday, Mr. Bixby ... wherever you may be in the great cosmos out there.
Of course, there's more. There may be not as much as I'd like more up there for the day, but rest assured that I'm always doing my due diligence to add items to the site. If you know of any regarding today, please reach out and let me know. I have quite a bit in my archives -- and I'll be posting some newbies this afternoon -- but I'm always on-the-lookout for late-breaking additions.
Here's what you want, and you know you want it ...
As always, thanks for reading ... thanks for sharing ... thanks for being a fan ... and live long and prosper!