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Evan the Shaggy
02-02-2007, 08:00 PM
Good Lord, I can remember liking this show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BLVvJMKP9c

Scotty
02-02-2007, 08:09 PM
dude there was a video game too

Evan the Shaggy
02-02-2007, 08:09 PM
dude there was a video game too

Oh I gotta see that.

Meteornotes
02-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Oh man, we used to watch that late at night when we got back from the studio. We'd laugh our asses off the whole time, though I'm not sure if we were in the right frame of mind after working 12 hour days on some horrible commercial or something. Or maybe being dead tired made it better.

dt

batmanbooyah
02-02-2007, 08:12 PM
two minutes? the fucking intro is 2 min long? was the show 8 hours long?

Scotty
02-02-2007, 08:24 PM
I found this tidbit intresting.


Distribution rights

It should be noted that Thunder in Paradise has the distinction of being the only syndicated program of its kind to be jointly produced or distributed by three different companies: MGM/UA Television, Buena Vista Television (through Walt Disney Television) and Rysher Entertainment (now part of CBS Paramount Television).

And description on the video game


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Published by
Philips Interactive Media, Inc.
Developed by
Mass Media, Inc.
Released
1995

Also For
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Teen
ESRB Rating
Teen
Genre
Action, Adventure
Perspective
1st-Person Perspective
Non-Sport
Arcade, Interactive Movie, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter, Video Backdrop
Misc
Licensed Title

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Description
Thunder in Paradise is an interactive movie starring R.J. (Terry "Hulk" Hogan), Spence ("Hurricane" Spencer) and Martin "Bru" Brubaker (Chris Lemmon), among others. Based on the TV series with the same title, Thunder in Paradise refers to the main 'appendix' of the story: a supersonic boat called "Thunder". The game allows you to play through a Thunder in Paradise episode, titled "The M.A.J.O.R. and the Minor".

The game consists of several so-called 'game encounters':

* In "Thunder Encounter", you control Thunder's powerful weapons to destroy as many threats to the boat as you can. This section of the game is somewhat like the arcade shooter "Paratrooper".
* "Island Encounter" is very similar to other games like Mad Dog McCree, in which you should shoot the baddies, before they shoot you.
* "Lab Encounter" has the same feeling as "Island Encounter", but set in the laboratory. Nice thing about this bit is, the way it's played (from a 'good' or 'bad' point of view) depends on how you did in the previous encounter.




http://www.mobygames.com/game/cd-i/thunder-in-paradise-interactive

batmanbooyah
02-02-2007, 08:40 PM
a supersonic boat huh? like, what, is that a gay kitt? eventhough kitt was gay i think?

moonspider
02-02-2007, 08:45 PM
KNIGHT BOAT....YAY KNIGHT BOAT!!!

batmanbooyah
02-02-2007, 10:03 PM
oh there's always a channel, or an inlet, or a fjord!

d.j.
02-02-2007, 10:16 PM
Those opening credits are, in a word, AWESOME.

I never saw the show, but why it's not still on the air, I'll never know.

chrisfasowned
02-03-2007, 04:53 AM
you can get it on dvd at amazon for 15 bucks!