Listening, Watching, Waiting…

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Printed in Spain and published (solely?) In Great Britain by Dumper Publishing, this nostalgic, pulpy annual is nevertheless 100% dedicated to the US.

Though by April 1984 its eleven-episode run was over, Blue Thunder took pride of place among the most revered cult TV of the era in the TV Favourites Annual 1985, featuring on the cover, insert (second pic) and double page spread (bottom) however this was, amazingly, not enough to qualify for an annual all its own (in an age when most shows of this genre warranted one however long its run)

While the cover shot is a generic still from the movie, the others are notable for their behind the scenes nature (from the episode ‘Payload’) – notice the backup chopper still has the┬ámounting┬áplate for the camera (top of second pic) and the shot in the feature is flipped – something that occured in the show itself (look for the ’02’ switching to ’50’).

Obcsure as it gets and therefore a rarity now, THE SPECIAL brings you another pictorial exclusive charting the history of Blue Thunder in the media…

5 thoughts on “Listening, Watching, Waiting…

  1. Man, I just wish we’d gotten a Blue Thunder Annual back then. I don’t understand why they dropped the ball on it–after all, Street Hawk got one, and both shows lasted about the same number of episodes.

    Another GREAT post, Bro! Glad I subscribed!

    Tex

    • Hey Tex –
      Damn nice of you to say, thanks for your comments. I agree its baffling BT didn’t get its own annual with all the great material available at the time. It would’ve been a favourite for sure and a perfect compliment to all the others that did get one Airwolf/Street Hawk/Knight Rider etc…

  2. Hey Fixer –

    Lol with the advent of DVD I find myself skipping through most of the eps in favour of watching all the aerial scenes if I’m honest.
    The Pinkville stuff is fascinating. Well worthy of a post of its own and a link to your gallery. I’d love it if you could write-up your experiences of it and allow me to post it up here. Get in touch at airbuster02@bluethunderhelicopter.com whenever you can…

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