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Offline Qube

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Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« on: March 09, 2019, 03:55:37 AM »
Another childhood hero passes away :(

To the best TV series pilot ever to grace our screens. Every Saturday night the theme tune would kick in and then it was Airwolf time, Get em Stringfellow Hawke, blast them out of the sky!. Great memories, thank you :)

Also a separate shoutout to Ernest Borgnine who also starred in the show along with many other movies.

In memory, let's all blast out this rocking extended theme ;D

Until the next time...

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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 04:06:37 AM »
Really sad news :(
Childhood heroes indeed.
Was one of my favorite shows. Never missed an episode.



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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 05:46:17 AM »
Sad news indeed, now he'll be flying airwolf immortalised in peeps like us memories!

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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 11:09:13 AM »
Sad indeed, and an iconic themetune of childhood, like Grange Hill.
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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 12:02:33 AM »
Hey Qube,

I loved a bit of Airwolf! I can still hum the theme tune on request. lol, but I was more of an A-team fan.

it's good to remember those we love, a friend of a friend recently passed away and she said instead of a funeral she wanted people to celebrate her birthday every year with a party, I realized we kind of do this anyway just without the party but it's interesting that we do want to be remembered.

PS: Jean-Michael Vincent was a very keen surfer.

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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 12:19:29 AM »
I loved a bit of Airwolf! I can still hum the theme tune on request. lol, but I was more of an A-team fan.
What happened to all the cool theme tunes?. There are not as many these days. Guess the 80's was the decade of theme tunes.

Ahh, the A-Team.. Ok brain cells, off ya go..

In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem and if no one else can help and if you can find them then maybe you can hire the A-Team.

Yup, still remember it ( I think ) ;D

it's good to remember those we love, a friend of a friend recently passed away and she said instead of a funeral she wanted people to celebrate her birthday every year with a party
That's the best way. When my Dad passed his wishes were after the funeral to have an after party celebrating his life and having a laugh. My Auntie commented that it was more like a wedding than a funeral. Good memories are better than bad ones :)
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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2019, 03:03:18 AM »
Hi Qube,

haha, yeah the 80s had the best theme tunes, well it feels that way but really it's all down to how many episodes you watched. lol

A-team and brain-cells? When I was 10 I didn't have brain cells, they were still growing. lol

That's cool that you have the same idea about remembering the departed. I wonder if this is just an Irish thing? lol

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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019, 03:53:24 AM »
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haha, yeah the 80s had the best theme tunes, well it feels that way but really it's all down to how many episodes you watched. lol
I think the 80's did have the best theme tunes.. Airwolf, Street Hawk, Automan, Whiz Kids, A-Team, Knight Rider, and that was just a small part of the kids / young adult shows. In the more mature shows you had The Equaliser, Dallas, Cagney and Lacey, Magnum PI but to name just a tiny few. The intro's and theme tunes were much better back then.

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A-team and brain-cells? When I was 10 I didn't have brain cells, they were still growing. lol
Mine are still growing. I refuse to grow up ;D

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That's cool that you have the same idea about remembering the departed. I wonder if this is just an Irish thing? lol
I prefer to remember the best times and blasting out the theme tune brings back the best emotions :) - Also, I'm not Irish :P - I'm English but the misses is Northern Irish born and bread and 14+ years ago it was easier for me to move over here ( self employed ). My accent can be a little dodgy from time to time as it breaks in and out :P
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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2019, 05:59:42 AM »
just can't beat that 80s/90s vapor wave/new retro wave synth style.
very cool themes indeed. 8)
my bad for minor derail ... (R.I.P jan, ya son of a gun)


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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2019, 05:01:04 AM »
@MrmediamanX - I've never heard that. It definitely has a very 80's vibe about it. Was it done in the 80's?

*cough* thanks for posting that version as I've just seen another one which is very 80's raunch :o :P
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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2019, 08:34:50 AM »
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I loved a bit of Airwolf! I can still hum the theme tune on request. lol, but I was more of an A-team fan.
     

We took the kids down to Legoland in Windsor. Whilst supping at a pub, in the smallest Street in England, my wife said Dirk Benedicts sat over there, I thought 'who'? It was only face from the A team. Not one to miss an opportunity, I asked if he'd like a drink and to join us. He sat with us for over an hour chatting, lovely personable man, he was playing Columbo at the time. We preceded to HMV to buy an aTeam box set to introduce the kids to eighties telly gold, the a-team.

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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2019, 10:36:24 AM »
Given his past and liking for the demon drink, I'm very surprised he made it to 73 years old.

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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2019, 03:33:55 PM »
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I loved a bit of Airwolf! I can still hum the theme tune on request. lol, but I was more of an A-team fan.
     

We took the kids down to Legoland in Windsor. Whilst supping at a pub, in the smallest Street in England, my wife said Dirk Benedicts sat over there, I thought 'who'? It was only face from the A team. Not one to miss an opportunity, I asked if he'd like a drink and to join us. He sat with us for over an hour chatting, lovely personable man, he was playing Columbo at the time. We preceded to HMV to buy an aTeam box set to introduce the kids to eighties telly gold, the a-team.

I wish something cool like this would happen to me.. The closest I got was when I saw Ian Holm in a terrible shell suit in Marlborough once.. He had that "oh no I've been recognised" looks on his face so I didn't speak to him.

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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019, 12:56:42 AM »
Was just thinking about this today. Two of my competition games have had links to Jan-Michael Vincent.

Envahi was based on the TV show Airwolf - starring the man himself.

Damnation Alley is based on the book but there is a film of the same name also starring the man himself.

Think I should put a line in the credits: "For Jan-Michael Vincent. R.I.P." maybe.


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Re: Airwolf - Jan-Michael Vincent - R.I.P 2019-03-08
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 08:35:18 PM »
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...It was only face from the A team. Not one to miss an opportunity, I asked if he'd like a drink and to join us. He sat with us for over an hour chatting, lovely personable man, he was playing Columbo at the time. We preceded to HMV to buy an aTeam box set to introduce the kids to eighties telly gold, the a-team.

Cool story.   8)

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