isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 26 Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 5877 times:
I sure hope they get a real good technical advisor who has power to check airport and airplane clips before the final product is aired.
Otherwise we call get to list the screwups.......like we usually do with a TV show or movie about airports or airliners.
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BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 14313 posts, RR: 26 Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 5402 times:
Quoting BOACCunard (Reply 4): If we see "Mad Men"-style attention to detail, it could be great.
This could be great or horrible. And, let me be the first to propose a spin off (or like what CSI Miami is to CSI) or miniseries chronicling the last few years of Braniff. It might be a bit tough to sell the public on the fact that Harding Lawrence really was the way he was though.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
spacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3248 posts, RR: 14 Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 5306 times:
Quoting BOACCunard (Reply 4): If we see "Mad Men"-style attention to detail, it could be great. But it could also be horrible.
Not even "Mad Men" is perfect, they just get right more than they don't, and throw in so much period-specific stuff that most people are too overwhelmed to notice the details they mess up. But, for example, they use lots of typefaces in their ads and other media that didn't even exist back then, some of which were in fact invented much later specifically to look "retro".
I don't have a problem with this approach, though, because most people aren't "rivet-counters" and the idea is just to get the look and feel right. So I think no matter what happens, there are going to be things in this Pan Am series that they get wrong and that people here will howl about, but it could still be a good series.
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directorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1569 posts, RR: 12 Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 5248 times:
As an avid Mad Men fan, I'm looking forward to this, plus the fact that ABC's producing this means that this won't go unnoticed. Some of the largest hits of the decade were produced by ABC (Lost, Desperate Housewives etc.). Mad Men's ratings were great given it's on AMC, but a major network-produced show is something else. I have high hopes for this.
toptravel From Italy, joined Oct 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 5149 times:
Great bring it on. Shame they say New York was where PA had a major hub, how about head office in nice big building called the 'Pan Am Building' with the 'Copter Club' on the top floor. 'Mad Men' reminds me of 'Wells Rich and Green' one of the last of PA's ad agencies. Great era and a wonderful time to work for PA.
WA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2037 posts, RR: 13 Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 5067 times:
Quoting N49WA (Reply 3): I wonder if Frank Abagnale will be a recurring character.
Los Angeles Times media correspondent Joe Flint (who is the brother of Air Transport World's managing editor, Perry Flint) said something similar. Joe said "wouldn't it have been easier if ABC had turned "Catch Me if you Can" into a TV series?"
flyby519 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 850 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4550 times:
Quoting apodino (Reply 13): These owners are the same ones who tarnished the brand and had their operating certificate revoked by the FAA. Good luck with that.
Ugh, that was an ugly abomination of the Pan Am brand, and they should serve jail time for the injustice they did! It is sad, but the Pan Am name is better left to the movies and merchandise instead of on airplanes.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12328 posts, RR: 12 Reply 16, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4511 times:
The 1960's offer a rich period of time in America and the world to look back on as many events then still affect us today. Shows like this will most probably overplay the sex between the stewardesses and pilots rather than the real politics behind the scenes at Pan Am and the USA government. It will probably overplay the preceived glamour of air travel and service that many, especially here, are nostalgic for rather than the reality that PanAm and other airlines were in an highly regulated enviroment.
hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2118 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4329 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 16): the real politics behind the scenes at Pan Am and the USA government.
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It would be nice to see a good series with some humor about it...as it would be nice to see aircraft without the airbus forced billboard logo...bu the behind the scenes stuff from the 30's onward with the US Gov would be more of a drama I would think....hell there were even crazy stories about the president's fleet having pan am templates for painting at one time or another....
Indeed it isn't -- nothing is -- but it's pretty good. Certainly the level of attention to detail is far higher than most of what one sees. Given the general quality level of what's out there, I think it is a good benchmark.
But as I said ... if they get it wrong this could be awful. I'd rather it not be made than have it made poorly. Much like the various reincarnations of Pan Am itself, which I think most of us wish never happened.
charlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1077 posts, RR: 5 Reply 20, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3927 times:
Quoting BOACCunard (Reply 19): But as I said ... if they get it wrong this could be awful. I'd rather it not be made than have it made poorly. Much like the various reincarnations of Pan Am itself, which I think most of us wish never happened.
So you're telling us that L-1011's in 1966 will be in bad form
isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 26 Reply 23, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3576 times:
Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 17): Do you recall "Fate is the Hunter"? That was so stupid (the airplane, not the story) I could hardly sit still enough to watch it.
There was a thread on this a few years back. One of the posters of the thread was on the set of the movie. I always thought the plane was a converted Martin 404 but it was a DC6, modified for the movie of course.
I like the story(I have a copy of the movie) because I was a big Glenn Ford fan. A young Suzanne Pleshette was the surviving F.A.
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