pixel
Launching The Pilot-logo

Launching The Pilot

3 Favorites

More Information

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

TV & Film Reviewing TV pilots old and newish, on twitter Launching The Pilot @LaunchingTPilot Facebook Launching The Pilot Group

Language:

English


Episodes

The A Team

8/19/2017
More
Episode 78 The A Team pilot episode. The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series that ran on NBC from 1983 to 1987 about former members of a fictitious United States Army Special Forces unit. The members, after being court-martialed “for a crime they didn’t commit”, escaped from military prison and, while still on the run, worked as soldiers of fortune.

Duration: 00:54:13


Tales Of The Gold Monkey (1982)

8/12/2017
More
Episode 77 is Tales Of The Gold Monkey need I say more….Oh alright then… Set in 1938 in the South Pacific, the series is about an ex-Flying Tigers pilot named Jake Cutter (Stephen Collins). Now the operator of an air cargo delivery service based on the fictional South Seas island Bora Gora, he flies a red and white Grumman Goose called Cutter’s Goose. Jake’s best friend is his mechanic Corky (Jeff MacKay), a good-hearted alcoholic with a memory hazy from heavy drinking. However, a...

Duration: 00:56:10


Monkey (magic) 1978

8/5/2017
More
Episode 76 is Monkey time….this cult classic is just amazingly entertaining. Born from an egg on a mountain topThe punkiest monkey that ever popped He knew every magic trick under the sun To tease the God And everyone and have some fun Monkey magic, Monkey magic. Monkey, also commonly referred to as “Monkey Magic” (the show’s title song). Japanese television drama based on the Chinese novel, Journey to the West, by Wu Cheng’en. Filmed in north-west China and Inner Mongolia.

Duration: 00:32:41


The New Monkees

7/29/2017
More
Episode 75 we look at The New Monkees which was the reboot of the famous The Monkees, how could it not be success. The group’s members were Jared Chandler (guitar and vocals), Dino Kovas (drums and vocals), Marty Ross (bass and vocals), and Larry Saltis (lead guitar and vocals). As it had been with the original Monkees, each had to pass a grueling set of auditions. Unlike the previous series, however, musical ability was a key factor in the selection process.

Duration: 00:26:42


The Monkees (1966)

7/22/2017
More
Episode 74 The Monkees we look at the 1966 show of this pop quartet Here we come, walkin’ down the street We get the funniest looks from everyone we meet Hey, hey, we’re Launching The Pilot and people say we monkey around But we’re too busy reviewing to put anybody down We go wherever we want to, do what we like to do We don’t have time to get restless, there’s always something to review Hey, hey, we’re Launching The Pilot and people say we monkey around But we’re too busy...

Duration: 00:37:38


Quantum Leap

7/16/2017
More
Episode 73 is Quantum Leap (1989) starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell, SB plays Sam Beckett a scientist trap in the past and in someone eles body, leaping from one adventure to another. In the first episode he is trapped in 1956 in the body of test pilot Tom…what must he put right so he can leap home with only his holographic buddy Al to help him. The series features a mix of humor, drama, romance, social commentary, and science fiction, and was named one of TV Guide’s “Top Cult...

Duration: 00:54:50


The Invaders (1967)

7/1/2017
More
Episode 71 The Invaders is a Quinn Martin production that run from 1967 to 1968 about David Vincent ,A man too long without sleep who took a wrong turn and discover an alien invasion but know will believe him. He will not stop, he keeps on talking Just a tie and a suit He’s a lonely persuader Fist-throwing crusader Against invaders Won’t be mute.

Duration: 00:39:49


Young Hercules

6/25/2017
More
Episode 70 is Ryan Gosling as Young Hercules ,it’s a shame he hasn’t gone to do more stuff he was pretty good. The show features the efforts of Ares, the god of war, played by Kevin Tod Smith, who attempts often to destroy his younger half-brother to win over Zeus’ good graces. Among his group is his nephew Strife, who is the rather weaker member of the team. Strife’s mother is Discord, goddess of retribution , who acts more level-headed and power hungry than her counterpart on more than...

Duration: 00:28:44


Xena Warrior Princess

6/17/2017
More
Episode 69 is Xena Warrior Princess ,not sure how she is a princess her mum owns a tavern….. we talk about the Herc spin off from 1995 starring Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor. Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and gods

Duration: 00:38:41


Hercules The Legendary Journeys

6/10/2017
More
Episode 68 we take a look at Hercules The Legendary Journeys staring Kevin Sorbo, this 1995 TV show focuses on Hercules (and sometimes his mate Iolaus but not as much has you think) the demigod fight the forces of evil on a weekly bases and is very loosely based on greek mythology.

Duration: 00:36:49


Terrahawks (1986)

6/4/2017
More
The last of our look at Gerry Anderson’s Supermarionation with Terrahawks although not supermarionation but be filmed in Supermacromation. The series is set in the year 2020, after an alien force has destroyed NASA’s Mars base and Earth is under threat. A small organisation, The Terrahawks, is set up to defend the planet. From Hawknest, their secret base in South America, they develop sophisticated weapons to prepare for the battles to come. And my god I hated ever minute of this very...

Duration: 00:36:55


Joe 90 (1968)

5/27/2017
More
Episode 66 is Joe 90 which is the adventures of nine year old Joe McClaine, who turns superspy after his scientist father (not real father) invents a device capable of duplicating expert knowledge and experience and transferring it to a human brain. This is another of Gerry Anderson’s Supermarionation for 1968, first episode which bares a striking resemblance to 1977 Craig Thomas noval FireFox.

Duration: 00:27:45


Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967)

5/20/2017
More
Episode 65 we look at Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. On a mission to Mars Captain Black and two other (Bert and Ernie (actually they where never named)) mistake the peaceful Martians scanner has a deathray which they then lay waste to the mars base, luckly the Martians have the ability to rebuild thier base, so no harm no foul ?… the Martains are a bit miffed and decide to destory the Earth and all Earth men ( and probably the women too although it’s never mentioned) but slow over...

Duration: 00:37:45


Thunderbirds (1965) EP 64

5/13/2017
More
Episode 64 is Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds and they are go. 5…4…3…2…1… Thunderbirds are go! Calling, International Rescue Calling, International Rescue Calling, International Rescue… Thunderbirds follows the exploits of the Tracy family, headed by American ex-astronaut turned multi-millionaire philanthropist Jeff Tracy he is a widower with five adult sons The Tracys form International Rescue (IR), a secret organisation dedicated to saving human life.

Duration: 00:42:36


Stingray (1964)

5/6/2017
More
Anything can happen in the next half hour….well more like 25 minutes, This week we are launching Stingray The fourth of our Gerry Anderson specials so join us as we enter the depths to find King Titan of Titanica: Ruthless ruler of the undersea race of the Aquaphibians. Now the blurd Stingray, a highly sophisticated combat submarine built for speed and manoeuvrability, is the flag vessel of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol (WASP), a security organisation based at Marineville in the...

Duration: 00:25:46


Fireball XL5

4/29/2017
More
I wish I was a space man. The fastest guy alive. I’d fly you round the universe, In Fireball XL-5. Episode 62 is Gerry Anderson’s Fireball Xl5 we go with Steve Zodiac on a Mission to planet 46 to find who the mysterious aliens are and why thier are attacking Earth (we never find that out ). I wish I was a space man, The fastest guy alive. I’d fly you round the universe, In Fireball XL-5. Read more: Soundtrack Artists - Fireball Xl-5 Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Duration: 00:28:45


Supercar (1961)

4/22/2017
More
Episode 61 is Gerry Anderson’s Supercar, will supercar be able to rescue the stranded brothers and thier not talking monkey time time and will we find out if Doctor Beaker every make a perfect cup of tea? The plot of the show consisted of Supercar, a vertical takeoff and landing craft invented by Prof. Rudolph Popkiss and Dr. Horatio Beaker, and piloted by Mike Mercury

Duration: 00:23:59


Space Precinct (1994)

4/8/2017
More
Episode 59 is here with Gerry Anderson’s Space Precinct, it has flying cars alien more aliens and space police The year is 2040 and there’s not a lot of backstory to fill in the gaps, so lets say the human race meets some aliens and some of them want to be Cops and some Gangsters. The series is set in the year 2040 and starred American actor Ted Shackelford as former NYPD detective Patrick Brogan, now a lieutenant with the Demeter City police force on the planet Altor in the Epsilon...

Duration: 00:33:22


Space Academy - Jason of star command

4/1/2017
More
Episode 58 is a double on Space Academy and Jason Of Star Command!!! Space Academy (1977) The adventures of the young space cadets of Space Academy in the year 3732. Commander “Doctor Smith” Gampu is the leader of the academy. Jason Of Star command (1978) Jason was an officer of Star Command, which was located on the same asteroid as Space Academy. Both have groundbreaking special effects and Sci Fi veterans in Jonathan Harris (Lost in Space ) and James Doohan (Star Trek) , what more...

Duration: 00:49:58


Blake’s 7 (1978)

3/26/2017
More
Episode 57 is all about Blake’s 7 the cult BBC Sci-Fi show of 1978. Blake’s 7 was popular from its first broadcast, watched by approximately 10 million in the UK and shown in 25 other countries. The Way Back Former resistance leader Roj Blake witnesses a massacre and is subsequently framed for a series of fictional crimes by the totalitarian Federation.

Duration: 00:42:46

See More