Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The Shatner returns

Brace yourselves folks - apparently they're making TJ Hooker, The Movie.

I don't know how many of you are old enough to remember this, but it was shown over here in the UK in the 80's. I have vague memories of Shatner running around in someone elses hair and quite possibly a man-girdle spouting the usual cliched crap, assisted by that bloke who looks a bit like that other bloke off Chips, whilst the gorgeous Heather Locklear pouts in the background.
Even though I was only about 6 at the time, I distinctly remember plot-holes you could drive a bus through - like that time his partner got investigated for shooting a man who was facing him, despite the fact he was shot in the back.
And whatever happened to Heather Locklear? As a child, I'm pretty sure she was never off my TV, though I do get confused alot between her and that woman off the fall guy.
And the Bionic Woman.

It does make you wonder though, if they're making a film out of this, what's next? We've already got The A-Team in the works - though this won't be half as good as it could have been now that Bernie Mac has passed away, I always thought he'd make a great BA.
But really, what else can they drag up? And who will they get to play our childhood heroes?
I'm already wondering who could replace Shatner in TJ Hooker - I'm not sure where else they'll find a bald man with a bad wig and a big ego.
But seriously, Who's next? Streethawk? Airwolf? Chips? That one with the bloke who could turn into animals?
Let me know of any suggestions you have - and I'll pass them on to Tarrantino. He's already interested in the 'My Little Pony's ninja nightmare' script I gave him.

Coming to a silver screen near you:


Hillbilly Duhn said...

Locklear has moved on to do many, many things. Movies, t.v. shows... Still doesn't look bad.

As for the show, um yeah I'm old enough to remember it. Damn it I hate that I can say that.

Chrissy said...

Didn't you hear? Heather had a little breakdown after her rocker hubby left her for her slutty best friend.

Short Stick said...

hey dude, how goes it? i love the song in that video. it's amazing.

Writers Block said...

Me too Hillbilly, me too...

No I didn't know that Chrissy, but I guess she's done more stuff that's just been around in the US rather than making it it to over here.

Hey Short Stick! Nice to hear from you dudette! I hope you mean the Mazzy Star song rather than the theme to TJ Hooker. Yeah it is pretty cool. Heard it on a tv comercial, but it's been around for a few years apparently. I looked up some of their other stuff, but so far, this appears to be the best thing they've done by a quite a way. I got the tab somewhere I think, I'll post it up for you when/if I find it.

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