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..!