…Blue Thunder Will Always Follow.”
The source of reference for the upcoming digital companion as well as a finely packaged collection in its own right, The Complete Blue Thunder Series finally saw official release on DVD in 2006.
Not re-run as of 1993 in the US (and shown intermittently throughout the 90’s on BRAVO in the UK) this boxset from Sony Pictures released in semi-conjunction with the Blue Thunder Movie Special Edition DVD consigned the VHS releases of limited (only four from eleven) episodes to history while bringing the series to a new format fit for future generations.
Superbly presented on three discs with great packaging art (sporting a more contemporary logo) the short-lived series is collected in its entirety in standard definition but nonetheless looking better than ever. While a set of extras are sorely lacking (new interviews with cast & crew alongside a ‘Making of’ special would’ve been a welcome treat) there is still 529 minutes of amazing ’80’s airborne action to be revisited and enjoyed…
THE SPECIAL welcomes you to 2015!!
This year will be a major one for the blog with much more material and imagery coming on a regular basis to make the site the ONLY place to come for all things Thunder. PLEASE keep your contributions coming in and let me know what you think of the posts in the comments bar. Also look out for regular updates to the SPECIAL BASE section as more exciting information about the original Airbuster is steadily uncovered..!!
Billed as ‘The television magazine of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Adventure,’ The EPI-LOG journal/fanzine was the only way to get your cult TV fix in the pre-internet years. A simple review format in black & white, (usually accompanied by nicely reproduced press kit stills) these no-frills episode guides were the best reference for your favourite TV show.
First published among the pages of Issue #4 in 1991 under a cover featuring its main competitor (bottom pic), and reprinted in the more appropriately titled Special #8 in 1993, the full archive of the Blue Thunder TV series could be found complete with title, guest stars and original airdates along with its brief synopses, reproduced in full above.
Coming soon in 2015, THE SPECIAL will expand on the information here with The Blue Thunder Companion, a thorough critique of all 11 episodes serialised in post form to be collected and made a permanent fixture in the sidebar when complete. These reviews will feature screencaps and all manner of trivia in an attempt to make the definitive series reference. Look out for the updates..!