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T.J. Hooker: The Complete Series

 

 

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I’d never seen an episode of T.J. Hooker, the 1982-86 police action-melodrama, until preparing this review. But when Shout! Factory announced The Complete Series I decided to give it a go, mainly because of the actor playing the title role, William Shatner.

I’d long admired Shatner as an actor and for his amazing longevity. Coming from the Canadian theater scene, he first made a name for himself as one of the main go-to guys on American television of the late-1950s through mid-1960s, on shows like Studio One, The Naked City, Twilight Zone and many others. He was not only one of the finest actors on television at that time, he was roguishly handsome to boot, and a big break in movies and/or TV seemed inevitable.

It was Star Trek, of course, that made him truly famous, but like many 60s TV leads, after his series was cancelled Shatner struggled for a time….Read the entire review

Source: DVD Talk

By Max Schindler