History Series / MagnumPI

5th Feb '18 5:08:33 PM barberbarberjoe
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* BreatherEpisode: "Squeeze Play" can be considered one. No crimes or murders, just a simple dispute being settled over a friendly game of baseball.
18th Jan '18 11:30:59 PM YankeeDave
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* UndesirablePrize: Magnum wins third prize in a slogan contest for a cheese company: a trip to Disney World. When it's discovered that one of the two slogans that beat him was a quote from Dickens, he gets bumped up to second prize: a trip to Waikiki. Which in his case is just up the street.
6th Jan '18 1:25:42 PM barberbarberjoe
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* HonorBeforeReason: Higgins willing to organise a fancy gathering even as the mansion is ''being hit by a tropical storm'', in "The Big Blow". [[WhatWereYouThinking Magnum is not amused]].



* HonorBeforeReason: Higgins willing to organise a fancy gathering even as the mansion is ''hit by a tropical storm'', in "The Big Blow". [[WhatWereYouThinking Magnum is not amused]].
6th Jan '18 1:24:40 PM barberbarberjoe
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* HonorBeforeReason: Higgins willing to organise a fancy gathering even as the mansion is ''hit by a tropical storm'', in "The Big Blow". [[WhatWereYouThinking Magnum is not amused]].
6th Jan '18 11:12:59 AM HighCrate
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Younger viewers may find it unbelievable that B-movie producer David Norman in "Skin Deep" would also produce highly-regarded films like the one Higgins knows his name from. Back when the episode was made, however, many film producers financed output in both camps, most notably [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dino_De_Laurentiis Dino De Laurentiis]]. Due to the decline of the B-movie genre and rising costs in filmmaking, combined with greater studio control after the ''Film/HeavensGate'' debacle, this is largely DeaderThanDisco today.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Younger viewers may find it unbelievable that B-movie producer David Norman in "Skin Deep" would also produce highly-regarded films like the one Higgins knows his name from. Back when the episode was made, however, many film producers financed output in both camps, most notably [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dino_De_Laurentiis Dino De Laurentiis]]. Due to the decline of the B-movie genre and rising costs in filmmaking, combined with greater studio control after the ''Film/HeavensGate'' debacle, this is largely DeaderThanDisco seldom the case today.
3rd Jan '18 10:10:30 PM CaptEquinox
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** "Operation Silent Night": Thomas, Higgins, TC and Rick are all crashed on a DesertedIsland over Christmas. Higgins immediately gets some palm fronds and weaves himself a sophisticated sun-hat. He wears it throughout the episode.
3rd Jan '18 10:08:34 PM CaptEquinox
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* MonochromeCasting: Although there were some exceptions, you would think all businessmen and philanthropists on Oahu were white Brits or Americans when you look at who Higgins is often around.

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* MonochromeCasting: Although there were some exceptions, you would think all businessmen and philanthropists on Oahu were white Brits or Americans when you look at who Higgins is often around. When they're not, they're Japanese.
23rd Dec '17 11:15:05 AM nombretomado
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** In season three, "Two Birds of a Feather" featured a fellow Vietnam War aviator who crashes into Robin Masters' tidal pool. According to the [[http://magnum-mania.com/Episodes/Season3/Two_Birds_of_a_Feather.html Magnum Mania]] website, "it was a 'backdoor pilot' for a potential TV series about treasure hunter and ace combat pilot Sam Hunter and his family. The Mike Post and Pete Carpenter score that is heard when Sam comes home (and in the closing credits) was to be used as the theme song. The pilot went unsold. After the pilot failed to attract any interest, Donald P. Bellisario took the bare bones of the concept and eventually developed it into ''{{Airwolf}}'' (1984-1986).

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** In season three, "Two Birds of a Feather" featured a fellow Vietnam War aviator who crashes into Robin Masters' tidal pool. According to the [[http://magnum-mania.com/Episodes/Season3/Two_Birds_of_a_Feather.html Magnum Mania]] website, "it was a 'backdoor pilot' for a potential TV series about treasure hunter and ace combat pilot Sam Hunter and his family. The Mike Post and Pete Carpenter score that is heard when Sam comes home (and in the closing credits) was to be used as the theme song. The pilot went unsold. After the pilot failed to attract any interest, Donald P. Bellisario took the bare bones of the concept and eventually developed it into ''{{Airwolf}}'' ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' (1984-1986).
10th Dec '17 11:33:04 AM nombretomado
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-->DonaldPBellisario

Created by DonaldPBellisario and Glen A. Larson and airing on CBS from 1980 to 1988, ''Magnum, P.I.'' seemed at first glance to be yet another ActionSeries show, using the old ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' production facilities in Hawaii, with a handsome lead actor talented in comedic schtick and the usual buddies helping him solve his case-of-the-week. But it soon revealed its more dramatic plot threads by alternating the comically-toned episodes with those concentrating on UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar background of Thomas Magnum and his friends. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7vW1oEKP1k The concluding scene]] in the season three two-part premiere "Did You See the Sunrise?" was the key moment that illustrated Magnum's darker side. It remained the most unexpected and controversial scene of the series' entire run.

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-->DonaldPBellisario

-->Creator/DonaldPBellisario

Created by DonaldPBellisario Creator/DonaldPBellisario and Glen A. Larson and airing on CBS from 1980 to 1988, ''Magnum, P.I.'' seemed at first glance to be yet another ActionSeries show, using the old ''Series/HawaiiFiveO'' production facilities in Hawaii, with a handsome lead actor talented in comedic schtick and the usual buddies helping him solve his case-of-the-week. But it soon revealed its more dramatic plot threads by alternating the comically-toned episodes with those concentrating on UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar background of Thomas Magnum and his friends. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7vW1oEKP1k The concluding scene]] in the season three two-part premiere "Did You See the Sunrise?" was the key moment that illustrated Magnum's darker side. It remained the most unexpected and controversial scene of the series' entire run.



DonaldPBellisario (who unlike Larson had a lot to do with the series after the pilot) became known for his darker, almost fantastical overtones (see ''Series/QuantumLeap''), and they were introduced slowly into ''Magnum, P.I.'''s storylines by way of prophetic dreams, psychic connections, and ghosts.

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DonaldPBellisario Donald P. Bellisario (who unlike Larson had a lot to do with the series after the pilot) became known for his darker, almost fantastical overtones (see ''Series/QuantumLeap''), and they were introduced slowly into ''Magnum, P.I.'''s storylines by way of prophetic dreams, psychic connections, and ghosts.
5th Nov '17 1:29:55 PM ANTMuddle
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* NotSoFakePropWeapon: For the InUniverse filming of the book adaptation of ''Tahiti Kill.''
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