Commentary: Trek Stars 109: The Captain Kirk of Hawaii / by Trek fm

Taylor, Part 4: Magnum, P.I..

The three years following the cancellation of Blue Thunder were rather quiet in Jeri Taylor's career. Her sole credit was for a television movie entitled A Place to Call Home. But in 1987, Taylor returned to episodic television as a writing producer on the final season of Magnum, P.I.. In the show, Tom Selleck plays a Vietnam veteran who works as a private detective in Hawaii.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, John and Mike take a look at Taylor's third series. We discuss the elements which make Magnum a quintessential example of 1980s television, the ways in which Taylor brought her style into the show, and the variety which is demonstrated in her episodes.

Running Time: 46 Minutes 52 Seconds


John Mills and Mike Schindler

Editor and Producer

Mike Schindler

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

Associate Producer

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Intro (00:01:09)
Taylor's Episodes (00:12:58)
Final Thoughts (00:30:34)
Wrap-up (00:37:23)

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