1 May 1988
| 5.7/10 |
"Living on the Edge".
6 March 1988
| Steven E. de Souza, Stanford Whitmore, Joel Wilf|
William A. Graham, Corey Allen, Jackie Cooper
Craig Safan &Mark Mueller
Jack Eskew (pilot ep.), Craig Safan
American Broadcasting Company
Ken Olandt, Cec Verrell, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Hooks, Dale Dye
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.
Robert Hooks as Commander Jim ColemanKen Olandt as Lt Jack "Sierra" DePalmaPaul Gleason (pilot episode)Cec Verrell as Lt Ruth "Bee-Bee" RuthkowskiJohn David Bland as Lt Doyle "ANZAC" SampsonGerardo Mejía as Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Luis CruzMichael Sharrett (pilot episode)Matthew Walker as Seaman Raymond LafitteTasia 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" RawleyDale Dye as Capt Henry K. 'Hank' MadiganRichard Jaeckel as Master Chief Sam RiversDennis R. "Beau" Sumner, Jr.Matthew WilliamsPeter 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)Supercarrier (TV series) Wikipedia
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'.