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I loved how they would get barricaded or imprisoned in a building that just happened to be a workshop full of tools. Big Grin You'd think the villains or MPs would catch on to this after the first time.
 
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I loved how they would get barricaded or imprisoned in a building that just happened to be a workshop full of tools. Big Grin You'd think the villains or MPs would catch on to this after the first time.


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James Bond taught me that there will be NO monologue unless I have kneecapped you first and ALL air handling in my lair will be too small for a human.

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In passing I saw a scene in McIver where he used an Uzi to turn the big valve to a water hose so he could spray and knock down the bad guys coming towards him shooting at him....
 
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C'mon, who did not love that show?

I even enjoyed the movie.


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C'mon, who did not love that show?

I even enjoyed the movie.


I always wanted a more gritty spin off. Think something with the technical accuracy of “SEAL Team”.




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C'mon, who did not love that show?

I even enjoyed the movie.


I always wanted a more gritty spin off. Think something with the technical accuracy of “SEAL Team”.


You know I used to think that many moons ago but this show in all its cartoon goofiness has a charm that shouldn’t be screwed with IMO. I did actually like the movie and felt it tried to walk that line between goofy charm with some more realism but I don’t want a REALISTIC and or grim dark A-Team. I am totally down for that with other properties but not the A-Team.

That’s just me though.


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That’s why I said a spin off and not a remake. You look at “The A Team” in the 80s, and the next evolution to me which was “The Unit” in the 2000s, and “SEAL Team” around present day. While “The A Team” wasn’t really in the same genre as the other two, it kinda was to me.

The A Team did have cutting edge weapons for the time. We first saw M16s and M60s, and in later seasons we saw some stuff that we only saw in gun magazines.

Fast forward to “The Unit”, the prop master was sorta lazy. Single tube NVGs, Blackhawk zip up load bearing vests worn as armor, and eventually 416s with ACOGs mounted on carrying handles. Fast forward again to SEAL Team. I made a post about SEAL Team a couple of years ago, and largely got the response of “ugggg another SEAL show”. To a nerd, the show is awesome. Gear is period correct, right down to plate carrier set ups. Dual tube and Panno night vision, 416s properly set up with later additions of Noveske and Dead Air suppressors. The thing that really sold me is the tactics.

I’d love to see a gritty spin off with a very good technical director and prop master. I think it would be entertaining and be great for my inner 16 year old. Which is what TV is really about to me. Feeding the nerd and 16 year old from the same plate. I don’t watch these shows to learn about the deep struggles of being falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit, or the home life struggles of being a Tier One operator. I watch it to turn the brain off and be entertained. Huge bonus points for technical accuracy or for the characters being likeable, wise-cracking and entertaining.




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I remember towards the end of the A-team's run, they added Robert Vaughn as a Napoleon Solo/Oscar Goldman type character. I think they were planning to make the A-team more James Bondish.



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Fair enough and you are spot on with the Unit and SEAL Team and my inner geek totally gets it. You are also right about the “gear” on the A-Team for the time. Hell they even talk about carrying hollow point ammo with one in the pipe in an episode or two which always grabs me especially through the lense of the era. As we are on the subject let’s recognize those two unsung heroes of 80s TV, the HK P7 and P9. Those suckers popped up in everything from the A-Team to Magnum and everything in between. Smile

I would totally be down for a “realistic” modern A-Team esque show.


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Great show while in my early teens. I don't think anyone actually died or got shot.


Bull FullBright was the only in episode death on the show...


They also shot Bogey the Bear.

Little guy didn't hide behind the tree good enough. Wink




 
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They also shot Bogey the Bear.


Ohh my God murdocks voice, the jingle etc. all came into my head like I was watching it in front of me when I read that.

“I’m Bogie the bear, I’m covered in hair….” Smile


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At the office I used to work it became a ritual to play the A-Team theme song 1 minute before quittin' time. Smile



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BA got shot in the leg at least 1 time.
Kinda jumped the shark when they brought in that reporter girl and the young guy. Otherwise lived for this when I was 8-12 years old or so.

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