[Special Ef.]AIRWOLF

SF TV total pnts rank Rank 171in 744 titlesTotal 14 / Deviation 50.21
SF TV avg pnts Rank 122in 243 titlesAvg 1.17=Good/12 reviews
SF TV rank of 1984 Rank 4in 8 titles
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CBS Universal TV
Donald P.Bellisario Bernard L. Kowalski
Sylvester Levay
Jan-Michael Vincent Tsutomu Isobe Iemasa Kayumi
Ernest Borgnine Kousei Tomita
Jean Bruce Scoot Keiko Toda Mari Yokoo Yoshio Kaneuchi
Japan Released:1984/01/22(Sun) / End:1986/03/22
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2005/10/01 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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I started watching from the pilot version? (Or the special version of episode 1?), But not all, but I enjoyed the first series.
I remember the narration of the opening which starts with "example of demonic genius scientist ......", and I was singing when the television started every time.
It was interesting to give a chance to bet whether to take a duty by betting on Ark Angel and brother information every time.
It was a series of series, suddenly the string fellow came to a state of non-reoccurrence (?), Stopped watching the big brother St. John came back from Vietnam and came on Air Wolf.

Supersonic attack helicopter. Wormwood.
In order for the helicopter to exceed the speed of sound, it is necessary to obtain a propulsive force greater than the speed of sound in the main rotor, so it will be impossible for the wing tip that has reached supersonic speed to blow off with a shock wave.

2004/11/07 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Super mechanic drama awarded along with night rider. As a total degree of completion, I will give one step to the knight rider, but it is much better than the TV version Blue Thunder of the same period. Attention here. Do not compare Blue Thunder movie version and Air Wolf first episode in the same line. The latter is equivalent to on air treatment in Japan, but it is a pilot version of the TV series to the last.
Especially, in the first season, the dry relationship with Ark Angel et al. CIA is a good category among overseas dramas of the time (including non SF works).
At that time, I was impressed that I thought "I thought" by seeing this work and the night rider, which can produce reality with the real thing (not using synthesis or hanging). It means "Do not stretch your body, SF of your height". The "high-tech armed car Viper" which integrated the progress of CG to this element was also quite good.

2004/09/02 Favorite comment [Original Japanese review]
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With a rotary wing aircraft (helicopter), it is impossible to produce sound speed.
This seems to be impossible even with a sudden drop.

Seriously throw in, airplanes and helicopters,
Stories from what reasons they are flying,
"Lift" is the "shock wave"
Because it extends to a little professional talk,
I will not explain it,
There is a reason to be said to be impossible.

A detailed story tells why the plane can fly,
I will leave it to the book that I explained in an easy-to-understand way.
Such an inconvenient setting,
Because it is a part of the super mecha's claw,
Please laugh and forgive me.

The theme song is a song that is left in the impression with Airwolf's success scene.
Looking at the flight scene of a helicopter, I remember "Airwolf theme song" or "Valkyrie ride".

2004/09/02 Favorite comment [Original Japanese review]
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From the scenery seen from the helicopter clearly understanding everyone if they do not exceed the speed of sound invites lol.

2004/09/02 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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In terms of aerodynamics, Mach is unreasonable in such a form ... That prototype is that helicopter
(I am not military, I just happen to know). Apart from Otaku thrust in, the first season is pretty bad. Evaluation of degree.
It is more interesting than blue sander. The scourge after entering the second series and another series will greatly lower the evaluation (it is still not good even if only the second half is evaluated).
Well I know the circumstances of the production side, but unfortunately it is this position as a work.
I am losing in the settings for the knight rider, but I wonder if I win a bit on the talk. The first episode is that Knight wins, but after that it is not good, so Airwolf will win a bit in total.
But ... it's still too weak. I am a foreign SF - based TV, I like Bionic. Jemmy and Invaders (I do not re - broadcast the invader at all).
A man of 6 million dollars is difficult to have a somewhat monotonic episode, but guest appearance to Jemmy is good. Fenbot edition (final) burns! ... and derailment is this much.

After all, the impression of SF style overseas TV drama of 80's is not good impression. Air wolf is also looking for MIA 's older brother, CIA' s mission is not well linked. From around a few stories,
It is too early for the story to begin to blur. This is the same for the night riders. Since there is no setting to become an axis throughout the series, it is a suffering retrofitting setting.
That is bad impression, and it is still "normal" again.

2004/09/02 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Jean Michael Vincent has only the impression of this work ... ...

2004/07/19 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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There was no reason to dislike separately, but I personally did not like it much. Or, contemporary in America in the mid 1980s ~ The near future action things (Knight Rider etc) are not totally like the impression is thin or not. I feel like I did not feel like thrilling or thrilling. If it's drama nature, I liked those in the 70's such as "a man with 6 million dollars" or "superhuman Hulk".
(Although it is a snake, "6 million dollar man" is supposed to be released as a movie in summer 2005 with Jim Carrie starring)

2004/07/18 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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The scene where Dominic died was trauma ... It was too shocking for me who was an elementary school student. Well ... I feel like ... well I remember now and thinking it certainly is not convincing, but at that time I was just sad.
I think that music will probably never be forgotten.

2004/05/17 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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There was such power to convince a brute force without saying whether or not it was inconvenient.
"It is absolutely impossible to break sound speed while rotating that rotor and rotor"
It is often said that since there is a super machine soul, there is nothing to say about such a fine thing.
The real setting of the machine setting and the degree of completion as a weapon are superior to those of the same super combat helicopter "Blue Thunder", but there is that "cool BGM" anyway, so it does not matter any more is.

Also, there are places to see also in human drama style, I think that the point is also good.
As for me, the special edition has a pretty tense feeling and I think that you can feel the world of air wolf in a short time.
It certainly was videoized, this one.

I want a soundtrack, this.

2004/05/08 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Music was amazing.

But I remember that the shooting scene of the bullet was pretty clumsy.

2004/05/01 Favorite comment [Original Japanese review]
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In addition, my hero Nash was also missing in Vietnam in the recent monster criminal drama "Nash Bridges", but my brother appears in front of Nash in one episode, but his elder brother Jean, who played the leading character Hawk in Airwolf who was acting, was Michael Vincent.
While watching TV, there was something I was surprised with because it was just as it was saying, "If casting is a person of Hawk in this setting" it is interesting. By the way, the main character who plays Nash is "Miami. Vice" Don Johnston who also played partner appeared as a guest character. At this time I thought that it was a fan service to those who were watching "~ Vice", but when Vincent appeared in the setting, it was truly "gag"
(It is a serious scene of a reunion of a brother at one time) ...

It was truly a digression, I will excuse you.

2004/05/01 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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At the time of the first show in Japan, memorable works (different) that made us decide to buy a video deck because it superimposed on the "black talking talking" work in our area.

"Pilot version" which will be talked about in narration every time before the television series is broadcasted at Friday Movie Theater on Friday Movie Theater, but this is different from "Original Version" which is released in video etc. Also different edit, addition I think that there is a scene (such as a scene which preliminarily sees the secret place of Air. Wolf), personally it is better than the original version.
I think that this series of kimo is more interesting than the "action in air battle and the like" than the stories and characters spoken by the characters. The hero who asks Shire to search for Missing brother (MIA) as a shield of the government, loses his parents in the accident, injured his lover in his car accident immediately before the dispatch of Vietnam, the only relatives in Vietnam Even my older brother is unknown to life or death ... For that reason it is a hero who "came to not love people".
As the head of air wolf development who will back up the main character also stands between the hero and the government, it was not "familiar" with a sense of tension at all times due to the mutual holding relationship.
Airwolf himself also has a mystery, and what is said to be a grudge of the designer is secretly programmed etc ... etc. It was "human" to move the story to the last.

However, the aspect changes from the third season (I think it was). The producer's descending plate.The change makes the suspenseful spy game thing thing hidden, and it is only "no way" like solving the incident that happened every time, and in good or bad style "leave aftertaste" style I did not regret that it was gone. As it matches this, the series also ended with this season (I think that Blues watt which changed the style to the only hero thing on the way if it is analogy in Japanese special effects thing is close).
Later, the local branch bought the right and a new series was made, but Kore is also ...

In the 1st and 2nd seasons it is a very good evaluation, but the 3rd season is pulling one's foot so it is a place you can not help putting a minus evaluation to that extent. Personally, "favorite work" is also a part of preference that fights 1 and 2. In recent years the pilot version of "High Tech Armored Viper" attracted a very sticky setting and story that captured the flow of this work.

2004/05/01 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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In the United States, the popularity was gained from "Blue Thunder" which was on air TV on the same period, and the broadcast has been continued.
"Blue Thunder" who broke the viewing rate war was like a cease-broadcast and the broadcasting period was short.
Well, Roy Scheider starring movie version Blue Thunder was truly spectacular, but in the TV drama series the cast and the story were of the same magnitude.
Support cars, such as "Rolling Thunder", also appeared, but still can not afford the charm of Air Wolf at all.

Air wolf is a supersonic attack helicopter developed by Dr. Moffet with the synonym of a demonic genius scientist under the aid of the CIA, but theoretically it is impossible for a helicopter to fly at supersonic speed ... .................
Actually, Blue Thunder also said that the supersonic speed could come out with a sudden drop or the pilot that appeared in the TV drama version said,
I guess this will be unreasonable at all cost. Somewhat laughable ...............

Airwolf has a smoother aircraft shape than Blue Thunder, and is also powerfully armed.
In addition to the 40mm machine cannon stored in both wings, you can fire a powerful guided missile such as Hellfire from a missile pot located at the bottom of the aircraft!
In Blue Thunder and Air Wolf, there is also an opening in performance as well.

However, the problem is the charm of characters and stories that appear, from the performance of attack helicopters that appear.
Even this point, Air Wolf was a big lead.

For Blue Thunder, the police officer was the leading character, but String = Fellow, the main character of Air Wolf,
Veterans are not government officials now.
But with the story that CIA Arc Angel who took notice of his maneuvering technique is asked to recapture Air Wolf which was robbed by Dr. Moffet, Hawk hands with Dominique Oya who he trusts with a reliable man ,
Despite repelling superb airwolf, it was a slightly complicated story development that CIA keeps airframes until it finds older brother who was missing in Vietnam.
The skill of the actor who was playing the character was also higher for Air Wolf.

Although HX - 1 and Red Wolf and others who have performance almost equal to Air Wolf appeared,
Although the 30mm machine cannon mounted on the nose of the HX - 1 is impressive, the launch scene of the 12 - barreled Gatling gun was shabby .......... At least, like the blue sander, the barrel Wish it had rotated.

Depending on the story, a scene in which military aircraft were shot down in actual war was also used as part of the image,
That was a bit frustrating, as the connection of the screen got shaky.

There also existed a sequel "Revenge Hen", but this was cast again younger.
However, I can not accept convincing Dominic's explosion in the first episode.
Besides, it seems that Ark Angel was also transferred to the Far East, is it possibly Japan?
In the sequel, Hawk's older brother who was rescued was the protagonist, but it was still unsatisfactory.

〓〓〓We corrected the sentence slightly.

2004/05/01 Normal(+0 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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Battle Heli Air Wolf's active drama As well as Knight Rider, this place is like a dream super performance machine thing. I think that the stage is bigger and I think he was active all over the world.
However, since the fighting helicopter was originally strong, I did not receive much impression that Air Wolf itself was so amazing.
Of course it is amazing equipment and performance, but ...
So personally I like the human drama part more than the battle scenes of battle helicopter and I often see it.