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  1. Absolutely great series! I purchased a dvd box from ebay for christmas and I am just watching the pilot episodes. This series feels far superior compared to most other 80's series, which today just seem throughly campy, goofy and outdated although they weren't ment to be silly in their days. Don't get me wrong, TOTGM is campy too, but in 30's pulp style like it should be. People's costumes, hairstyle and speech are believable for the time TOTGM represents (1938). Studio sets feel just perfect for representing 30's adventure film and I think this series would be even better in black and white! Last time I saw the series was somewhere in 1983/84 when it was aired in Finland and haven't seen it since. I have watched many TV series from my childhood during last few years when they have been reprinted in DVD and almost all of them feel just goofy and they aren't nearly as good as I remembered them from the days I was kid. TOTGM, however, is just as good or even better now that I look it from little bit different perspective. It is a shame this series got only one season and there is not a remake done like Galactica for example.And why I write this to the flightsim forum? Becaus main character, Jake Cutter, former AVG-pilot (I know, little bit anachronism here although most likely intentional) flies Grumman Goose named "Cutter's Goose" in the series and the plane is unquestionable one of the main characters. Pilot episodes show also Boeing Clipper stock footage and probably in one scene, a model aircraft of this magnificent aircraft of the pre-war long passenger routes.Highly recommended for all vintage aircraft and adventure series fans. This is not just cheap Indiana Jones rip off, but can really stand on its own two feet! Highly underrated and mostly forgotten, but worth to check out!
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