Pensacola: Wings of Gold

(ended 2000)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 22

    SOCEX: Final Exams

    Aired 5/20/00

  • S 3 : Ep 21


    Aired 5/13/00

  • S 3 : Ep 20

    Casualties of War

    Aired 5/6/00

  • S 3 : Ep 19

    Return to Glory

    Aired 4/29/00

  • S 3 : Ep 18

    Answered Prayers

    Aired 4/22/00

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Brolin

    Lt. Col. Bill 'Raider' Kelly

  • Barbara Niven

    Kate Anderson (Seasons 2-3)

  • Sandra Hess

    Lt. Alexandra 'Ice' Jensen (Seasons 2-3)

  • Michael Trucco

    Lt. Tucker 'Spoon' Henry III (Seasons 2-3)

  • Bobby Hosea

    Maj. MacArthur 'Hammer' Lewis Jr. (Seasons 2-3)

  • show Description
  • Lt. Colonel Bill Kelly takes over the Sea Dragons, a 4 person unit consisting of a fighter pilot, a helo (helicopter) pilot, an electronics specialist and an explosives expert. And he tries to reconnect with his estranged teen age daughter. In season two the show was revamped and only Kelly's character remained. He took over a unit training fighter pilots and the show used elements the movies Top Gun and An Officer and A Gentleman. His daughter had gone off to college and three student pilots, his XO and a widowed barkeep, were added as new regulars. In season 3 the show was revamped yet again and Kelly commanded a unit consisting of several of the student pilots from season 2, and two new characters who were helicopter pilots. His XO was now his equal in rank and was in the staff of the larger unit that Kelly's unit was part of.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Conaway: How we're getting outta here? Kelly: I'm a pilot - we're flying out.

    • Kelly: Step one of the learning process is just knowing that you don't know it all...

    • Kelly: (to his team) You start thinking and questioning, and that one moment of thought could cost somebody's life... quite possibly yours, and quite possibly mine - and that would be a mistake!

    • Kelly: This experimental unit your idea? Hodges: Yes. Kelly: Everybody agree it's a good idea? Hodges: No.

    • Ballinger: (talking about Kelly) So, he the one? Hodges: I hope so, yes.

    • Hodges: Are you going to introduce your unit? Ballinger: No. No, they can introduce themselves... first I taught them how to tie their shoes, then how to introduce themselves - I figure the Alphabet-song's coming next!

    • Col. Kelly: It doesn't take a long time to say I'm sorry. Janine: It doesn't take a long time to say, but sometimes it takes a long time to actually get around to say it.

    • Lt. Griffin: (to Janine) You know those who don't study history are condemned to repeat it - personally I like to study history.

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    Notes (44)

    • Kristanna Loken (Janine Kelly) does not appear in this episode.

    • Kristanna Loken (Janine Kelly) does not appear in this episode.

    • "Hannah" McCray was changed to "Hallie" based on the closed captioning, the sound and that McCray asks Hallie to marry him in this episode and says they are not married in episode "Past Sins."

    • McCray's uniform now has "McCray" printed on the front. Formerly it had "McCrae" printed on it.

    • A computer screen spells a character's name as Vu Ngyen Que while in the end credits it is spelled Le Nguyen Que. Some sites have Rudisill while the closed captioning has Rudasil.

    • Kristanna Loken (Janine Kelly) does not appear in this episode.

    • This story contains the second Vietnam veteran in three episodes who either commits or attempts to commit murder.

    • Kristanna Loken (Janine Kelly) does not appear in this episode.

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    Trivia (18)

    • TRIVIA: There may be a screen of credits missing at the end (as the episode is being shown.) Some characters with no lines appear to be listed while others with lines are not listed.

    • GOOF: It seems unlikely that an American militia group would have a ten million dollar (or so) Cobra attack helicopter.

    • TRIVIA: Christopher's last name is spelled McCray in the end credits but Wendell's uniform has McCrae printed on it in various episodes.

    • Kelly's call sign is Raven, not Raider, in this episode.

    • Usually spy satellites are not tasked to take pictures of North America and with the number of refrigerated trucks on the road in the United States, they probably couldn't find any specific truck.

    • In the closed captioning June is once called Ta June Da but the mirror website suggests it is Pak Joon Ja and she is called June. Some sites have her called June Rae (which is an erroneous mix of two character's names.)

    • The closed captioning says Uncle Shelby but some websites say Shelvy.

    • The closed captioning has a character name as John Chenopolous, but some websites suggest the name is John Kanopolis. The actor appeared under the call sign Hammer in an earlier episode and it could be the same character.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Hammer: Like our Blue Angel-.
      The Blue Angels, the Airforce Thunderbirds and the Canadian Snowbirds are precision flying teams which perform in airshows flying fighter jets in close formation and are very popular attractions. Major Rittman is said to be part of the Luftwaffe "demo team" which is like the Blue Angels.  The West German Navy had such a team known as the Vikings. However,  they performed for the last time on 27 September 1986 due to the retirement of the F-104 from West German Navy service. Germany has no current demo teams in service.

    • The episode title, "C.Q.," stands for carrier qualifications or carrier quals - landing a jet on an aircraft carrier.

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Pensacola Wings of Gold was the best military show on TV. James Brolin was was great. Liked the show better the second season. When I buy a DVD of the shows?

    By shengel, Sep 27, 2007

  • Show about Marines and Navy personel.

    By chrisbd1, Nov 18, 2005

  • A bit confusing, if you’ve actually been there

    By RJ-viewer, Sep 09, 2005

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