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LAX…coming This Fall To NBC  
User currently offlineAl319 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4088 times:

NBC has a new crime drama in its fall lineup called LAX starring Heather Locklear as an airport chief.  Confused lets keep our fingers crossed that this one will do the aviation world some justice. You can read about it here.
http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/17/new.season.ap/index.html


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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

I'll be most interested to see if Ms. Locklear can make the transition from "Dynasty" to where she'll be able to tell me how to run my airport.  Big grin

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineBartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 788 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3973 times:

I'll be most interested in the short skirts that Ms. Locklear is known for wearing.

User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3894 times:

Hmm... and somehow they'll fool us into believing Dallas Love Field is LAX?

User currently offlineIslandHopperCO From Micronesia, joined Dec 2003, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

Notice the L1011 in the picture on CNN! They are filming this show using an ex-Northeast Bolivian Airlines L1011. Before and after shots:


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That poor Northeast bird has been around! This ex-TWA bird was stored in Tucson since 1998 when TWA retired their L10s! In 2003 it was brought back to life and that sharp livery was expensively painted for a new Northeast airline to serve Africa (never happened), then they painted "Bolivian Airlines" for new service in that country. That didn't pan out either, so now it gets to be a hollywood prop!

Hoping we get some cool shots of this jet along with its interior.


User currently offlineBoingGoingGone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

God help us all...

What's next? Airliner with Nicole Kidman as the Airplane Captain???


User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3700 times:


Well I hope that they leave the A/C on super cold for the show to be of any interest to me!



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User currently offlineMakeMinesLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3589 times:

Anyone know the story behind the co-opted livery?


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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

Probably quite a few incidents of people joining the mile high club will make the storyline.  Big grin

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Kaz



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User currently offlineJc2354 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

No more Whoopi? darn


If not now, then when?
User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3403 times:

How many times will we see that restaurant that has nothing to do with running the airport? Maybe it will be depicted as her living quarters.

Okay. The first episode. She is sound asleep and is awakened by the thunder of Air Force One's engines breaking every window in her pad. She grounds the plane until the bill is paid for the replacement windows. The delay creates an international crisis and we almost wind up in WWIII. She saves the day when she shows up in one of those short skirts, but forgets to wear underwear. The bill gets paid and everyone leaves smiling. The jet takes off and the thunder of the engines break all the replacement windows. Everybody wants to go back and apologise. She says, "No thanks, I"m a Democrat. Contact departuer on 28.7. Have a good day".



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User currently offlineOzzie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

What the heck-I'll be tuning in to NBC to give this show a try-why not?

User currently offlineAGrayson514 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Lets just hope that this has some actually basis in aviation. She is not famous for serious intellectual and informative TV shows. The sights won't be too bad though, Airplanes... Heather Locklear... Airplanes...


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

This should be a fun TV show - kind of a cross between Dallas, Knots Landing and Airline....I am sure it will be worth watching just to note the mistakes that are made with details and information regarding aircraft......I can already see MD80s departing LAX on nonstop flights to Europe! By the way, the original name of this show was HUB, but that was dropped since the average televison view did not associate the word HUB with a show about airlines, no, I am not kidding.

I am sure the cast of characters will involve a sexy airport manager, a drunk pilot, flight attendants in disfunctional relationships, the token gay ticket agent, the macho baggage handler who is having an affair with the airport manager and meet at a nearby airport hotel, and probably the singing nun left over from Airport 75, with a shot of an airplane every few minutes just to remind us that we are watching LAX. Tune in next week for another episode of "As the Airport Turns"....


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

No runs, no hits, 50000 errors, and no one left watching when this show comes on I bet...

Greg



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User currently offlineIslandHopperCO From Micronesia, joined Dec 2003, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

>Anyone know the story behind the co-opted livery?

Supposedly, the man who set up the new African carrier who originally revived two or three long-stored TWA L1011s was an aviation enthusiast who loved that livery (I agree, it's sharp!)

But he's a lousy businessman, and he pulled out of the deal after the flights had started, leaving a crew completely stranded in Burkina Faso! One of these sharp planes is still there being held for landing fees, etc. I doubt anyone will ever rescue it.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2993 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Yeah I heard about this new show on TV yesterday, let's see what will come of it!!

User currently offlineDoninfc From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

C'mon guys, Heather ran a pretty tight ship as head of D&D Advertising on Melrose. I'm sure she'll make a heck of an airport chief.

User currently offlineType-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4849 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

BoeingGoingGone:

I think Anna Nicole would make a better captain than Nicole Kidman!

DutchJet:

I am still ROFL over your summary. More brilliant than that show will ever be!

All:

Heather Locklear is well known for not wearing nylons with those high-heels.



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User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

I can see alot of Arabian steroetypes being protrayed
in this show. Sounds like a dumb show.

PIA777



GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4202 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

Heather Locklear - great. That means its not going to be a very serious show.
The only takeoffs will be clothing (a la Melrose Place).
Can't wait to see it!



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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

"Airline" is a surprise success. Because of this. . .any show being produced now will be trying to ride that wave. Finally. . .airlines/airports/airliners are HOT and interesting. Maybe this wave from Hollywood will be more realistic than decades past. . .


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User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

When they end this show for whatever reason, do you think it will be known as ex-LAX? Just asking.


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User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Well, I think that this show will be a total failure...but it still will be fun while its on. I just cannot see a made up show about an airport...a REAL airport, might I add, working. Hollywood is not known for making the most serious scripts, and when it comes to airplanes (something Hollywood people travel on VERY often), its is considered just a means of transportation. When is the last time you've seen the TV show "Bus"....just can't work. In my opinion, the hot actresses is all that will keep this show afloat.

Altohugh, whoever said Airline is doing well makes a valid point. We all thought it would die in a few episodes...woh would have known that we'd have Airline UK, Airline Excess Baggage, and Airline 2...so, who knows.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

No runs, no hits, 50000 errors, and no one left watching when this show comes on I bet...

LOL!!!!! Agreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!!!!

Well, I think that this show will be a total failure...

Agreed once again! they just might get the whole aviation jargon incorrect for starters. Down the drain it goes...... LOL!!




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