Posted Feb 11, 2009 @ 5:07 PM
The locations are real -- my heavens, how the pictures of Hong Kong have changed in the last 40 years. The scripts are well written, the guys have a genuine seeming friendship and a genuine seeming partnership.
Even the clothes and theme song are good.
I will say for a show that was on or slightly ahead of the curve on race, the sexism can be a little blatant. However, I think there are many worse examples from the same period.
Posted Feb 11, 2009 @ 7:54 PM
Posted Feb 11, 2009 @ 10:43 PM
1. Shows back then could be very well written, and
2. Bill Cosby was HOT back in the day!
Posted Feb 11, 2009 @ 11:55 PM
Posted Feb 13, 2009 @ 9:59 AM
I do think my favorite part is the partnership and friendship between the guys. I really believe they've been doing this for a while and know each other really well.
Posted Feb 13, 2009 @ 6:39 PM
Posted Mar 25, 2010 @ 7:56 AM
Posted Mar 25, 2010 @ 7:40 PM
Culp & Cosby: A special bond
I think some of these quotes may be recycled. There is also a short something posted on Cosby's web site (My friend) and related comments from visitors to his Facebook page (My friend Bob Culp). I'm not sure the reality of it has sunk in. I know it hasn't for me.
I got re-hooked on I Spy almost a year ago, thanks to DVDs and the Retro Network. Happy to see some activity on this thread but sad it had to happen this way.
Edited by Plefff, Mar 25, 2010 @ 7:41 PM.
Posted Mar 26, 2010 @ 6:45 AM
Last night I popped "Pinwheel" into the ol' DVD player, and laughed... he had some hysterical scenes with Arlene Golonka as ditsy agent Melanie. Who ever would have thought Kelly Robinson would order a sexy blonde off his lap, and with the threat of a punch in the nose if she didn't comply?
Tonight I'm gonna watch "Home to Judgment", my all-time favorite ep (and one that Robert Culp wrote), but last night I really needed the laughs.
Posted Mar 26, 2010 @ 10:20 AM
Thank you, Pleff, for the links.
The locations get me more every time I watch the show. I'll miss Culp and his easy rapport with people.
Edited by Fabrisse, Mar 26, 2010 @ 10:21 AM.
Posted Mar 26, 2010 @ 11:33 AM
Posted Mar 26, 2010 @ 11:05 PM
Me too. If we do get enough activity, we should schedule a rewatch (or a watch). I watched them on a public access channel with horrible quality when I was in college so my dvds (which were ridiculously cheap) have been near the top of my pile for a while now.
Happy to see some activity on this thread but sad it had to happen this way.
Posted Mar 26, 2010 @ 11:20 PM
Posted Mar 29, 2010 @ 12:52 AM
Posted Mar 29, 2010 @ 6:15 AM
Posted Mar 29, 2010 @ 12:32 PM
Posted Mar 29, 2010 @ 3:14 PM
Posted Mar 29, 2010 @ 5:26 PM
There are 28 episodes in season 1.
Posted Mar 29, 2010 @ 5:59 PM
Posted Mar 29, 2010 @ 6:06 PM
I would vote for one or two episodes a week. Not familiar with how rewatch discussions usually go; it seems like that sort of pace would give everyone a chance to weigh in while still having enough new stuff to talk about.
May I also suggest that we follow Cushman and LaRosa's I Spy: A History and Episode Guide to the Groundbreaking Television Series for episode order? They use the order that the episodes were completed; Hulu and the DVD sets use the order in which they were aired. Since there actually is some continuity to the series watching them in something like production order makes more sense (except for maybe "The Tiger", which Culp recycled from the spy/adventure series pilot he brought to Leonard, who then countered with I Spy; I keep thinking that what we see there is an early version of Kelly with some Scott thrown in). Also it's fun watching the characters develop.
In Cushman and LaRosa's order the Hong Kong episodes look like this:
Affair in T'Sien Cha
Carry Me Back to Old T'Sing-Tao
So Long, Patrick Henry
Danny Was a Million Laughs
A Cup of Kindness
No Exchange of Damaged Merchandise
Edited by Plefff, Mar 29, 2010 @ 6:09 PM.
Posted Mar 30, 2010 @ 1:58 AM
I'm presently watching the third season, but a one or two a week rewatch would work out fine because I wouldn't come back around on these for a year or so.
Posted Mar 30, 2010 @ 6:33 AM
Posted Mar 30, 2010 @ 10:26 AM
Basically, that's it from what I've seen. We all designate a day (please not Friday) and informally track "oh we're discussing X episode(s) this week" and just start talking about them.
I'm in too. I've never done a rewatch and couldn't find a definition in the FAQ, but if it's just all watching the same ep on a given night and then discussing it, I'd love to.
I lurk for the Farscape one and they use that episode's thread. But for the one-threaded basement Stargate SG-1 one, we just kinda start talking about the episode--and then perhaps get distracted by shiny objects or actors in discussion until the next week comes 'round.
So it's just a matter of deciding what day and one or two a week (I'd rather do "both" episodes on one day. My schedule's confusing enough to keep track of).
Posted Mar 30, 2010 @ 12:09 PM
Edited by Limbonaut, Mar 30, 2010 @ 12:15 PM.
Posted Mar 30, 2010 @ 3:52 PM
Me too. Especially the places I've been. It's awesome to see what they looked like then and know that Scott and Kelly have been there.
I loved that they went to the actual locations on this show. Like when they went to Rome they really went to Rome!
Thanks for the production order, pleff. The channel I watched the on originally had no logic at all. I swear the guy behind the scenes was just airing his favorites. He was obsessed with one episode, it was on once a week.
How do tuesdays sound? I have Star Trek on mondays, Psych on wednesdays, SG-1 on fridays, and Nero Wolfe on sundays (can you tell I'm unemployed right now?).
The Star Trek group is alternating between 2 and 1 episode a week. Would that be good here? The slow weeks give us a chance to catch up.
Posted Mar 30, 2010 @ 8:37 PM