Samiksha Jaiswal (Editor)

Supercarrier (TV series)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
6.2/101 Votes Alchetron6.2
6.2
1 Ratings
100
90
80
70
61
50
40
30
20
10
Rate This

Rate This

6.5/10 TV

Country of origin  United States
Final episode date  1 May 1988
Number of episodes  8
5.7/10 IMDb

Opening theme  "Living on the Edge".
First episode date  6 March 1988
Number of seasons  1
Supercarrier (TV series) httpsimagesnasslimagesamazoncomimagesMM
Written by  Steven E. de Souza, Stanford Whitmore, Joel Wilf
Directed by  William A. Graham, Corey Allen, Jackie Cooper
Theme music composer  Craig Safan &Mark Mueller
Composer(s)  Jack Eskew (pilot ep.), Craig Safan
Network  American Broadcasting Company
Cast  Ken Olandt, Cec Verrell, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Hooks, Dale Dye
Similar  Super Force, V, The Conquerors

Supercarrier is a 1988 ABC television series. It features US Navy Pilots aboard the fictional aircraft carrier USS Georgetown. It suffered from low ratings against CBS's Murder, She Wrote and NBC's Family Ties, and only lasted eight episodes before being cancelled.

Contents

Cast

  • Robert Hooks as Commander Jim Coleman
  • Ken Olandt as Lt Jack "Sierra" DePalma
  • Paul Gleason (pilot episode)
  • Cec Verrell as Lt Ruth "Bee-Bee" Ruthkowski
  • John David Bland as Lt Doyle "ANZAC" Sampson
  • Gerardo Mej√≠a as Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Luis Cruz
  • Michael Sharrett (pilot episode)
  • Matthew Walker as Seaman Raymond Lafitte
  • Tasia Valenza (pilot episode)
  • Wendie Malick (pilot episode)
  • Denise Nicholas (pilot episode)
  • Scott Kraft (pilot episode)
  • Craig Stevens(pilot episode)
  • Thomas Beck (pilot episode)
  • Alex Hyde-White as Lt Dave "Hat Trick" Rawley
  • Dale Dye as Capt Henry K. 'Hank' Madigan
  • Richard Jaeckel as Master Chief Sam Rivers
  • Dennis R. "Beau" Sumner, Jr.
  • Matthew Williams
  • Peter Mark Richman (2nd episode)
  • William Smith (3rd episode)
  • Ismael 'East' Carlo (5th episode)
  • Gina Gallego (5th episode)
  • Harley Jane Kozak (5th episode)
  • Jennifer Darling (6th episode)
  • Lyman Ward (7th episode)
  • Lawrence Kopp as Deadly Enemies (Pilot)
  • Production

    The series was partly filmed on board the USS Vandegrift (FFG-48) which is an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate rather than an aircraft carrier. Part of the filming was conducted on the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), between September and November 1987, while the ship was undergoing a period of upkeep.

    The Department of the Navy pulled its support for the show in March 1988, with a spokesperson citing dissatisfaction with the plots of upcoming episodes which the carrier 'just becomes a backdrop' for stories unrelated to the U.S. Navy. The producer, Charles Fries, said in response that the Navy 'wanted a sleepy show about life on a Supercarrier' and that he was 'happy to be relieved of the cooperation because naval personnel were stifling our writers relationships and dialogue'.

    References

    Supercarrier (TV series) Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    Super Force
    Cec Verrell
    Dale Dye
    Topics
     
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L