Airwolf

Season 2 Episode 2

Firestorm

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Aired Unknown Sep 29, 1984 on CBS
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Hawke and Dominic help Dominic's friend, Eddie, a hopeless drunk who sees unusual things in the desert at night. They're all unaware of a former General's plan to launch his own missile against Russia, and Eddie may prove to be more help in stopping it than even he thinks.

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  • Always ahead of the market.

    9.0
    Not only is the CD recording on this show ahead of its mass market for public, but there are also other technologies that this episode had that weren\'t available for at least another decade.



    For example, when their sensors were being jammed, they used Thermos, Infrared, and standard cameras for recording. Thermo cameras didn\'t exist at that time. The Army Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and Apache helicopters didn\'t have Thermo scanning technology until the mid 90\'s.



    Also, the color printer directly from CD was also not available until the late 90\'s.



    Definitely, Airwolf had alot of stuff on its show that was ahead of its time.moreless
Eugene Roche

Eugene Roche

Eddie Donahoe

Guest Star

Joseph Campanella

Joseph Campanella

ex-General Elliot Sandhower

Guest Star

Elizabeth Stack

Elizabeth Stack

Tanya

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The fourth season episode 'Salvage' re-works much of the premise of this episode, with a disturbed character living alone in a deserted area seeing strange lights and hearing strange noises in the middle of the night. (In that case, the cause was a hi-tech helicopter, in an excuse to recycle footage from the third season episode 'Airwolf II').

    • When Hawke and Dominic are surveying the desert in Airwolf to see if they can find any clues to Eddie's alleged sightings, Dom records their surveillance pictures on a Compact Disk – something that would be the very cutting edge of technology then in 1984, that is nowadays common-place on home computers. (And not only can you record on CDs now, you can watch this episode on one – and the season's been released on DVD in the UK too!)

    • Hawke states that he can fly Airwolf alone, but needs someone to bring the munitions online. Yet in the episode "Sins of the Past", he is quite capable of single-handedly blowing the snot out of the casino. Either this is a goof, or Hawke told Eddie a little white lie in order to get him to believe in himself again.

    • When Hawke goes to get Airwolf from the lair, he is wearing his flightsuit as he takes off. In the next shot, however, and for the remainder of the flying scenes, he is wearing the shirt and jeans he was wearing when he went to the lair.

    • When Hawke, on his way to Eddie's cabin, forces the first of the two jeeps off of the road, look towards the bottom of the picture – there are three people in the middle of nowhere, that seem to be film crew!

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Dominic: (as Eddie wakes up in he hospital) You look like hell, you know that?
      Eddie: I didn't want to show up my friends.

    • Dominic: Eddie, nobody can live your life for you. You have to figure it out for yourself. When you do, call me.

    • Eddie: Anybody that depends on a drunk is a fool!
      String: Not unless you have to depend on that drunk to help save millions of lives. Buddy, you're it!

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    • Episode Title: "Firestorm"
      Firestorm is a conflagration which attains such intensity that it creates and sustains its own wind system. It is most commonly a natural phenomenon, created during forest fires, and some of the largest forest fires, such as the Great Peshtigo Fire, have been firestorms. A firestorm can also be a deliberate effect of targeted explosives such as occurred as a result of the aerial bombings of Dresden and Tokyo during World War II.

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