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 Posted:   Jan 10, 2012 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   IntoTheVoid   (Member)

With the success of the "Airwolf Themes" soundtrack and another one due shortly, is there any chance there will ever be a soundtrack released for the tv series T.J. Hooker? (Music composed by Mark Snow)

There were at least 5 different main themes, plus who knows how many unused versions, plus episodic music.

Season 1 (Main Theme Edit)

Season 2 (Main Theme Full)

Season 3 (Version 1)

Season 3 (Version 2)
(Used For 2 Episodes - "Walk A Straight Line" + "A Child Is Missing")

Seasons 4/5



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Season 3 Themes

http://web.archive.org/web/20040726125751/http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/GuidePageServlet/showid-541/epid-59244/

http://web.archive.org/web/20040602164847/http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/GuidePageServlet/showid-541/epid-59247/

Seasons 4/ 5 Theme

http://web.archive.org/web/20040602044250/http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/GuidePageServlet/showid-541/epid-59259/

 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2012 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

This would be awesome! I loved this show as a kid...and as a Trekkie...this would be even better since its Shatner's show lol

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2012 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

With the success of the "Airwolf Themes" soundtrack and another one due shortly, is there any chance there will ever be a soundtrack released for the tv series T.J. Hooker? (Music composed by Mark Snow)

John Davis, Frank Denson and Alan Silvestri also scored episodes. But really, I wouldn't hold my breath.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2012 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   mrchriswell   (Member)

I could never understand how/why Shatner carried such a gut on that show when he was always running around, jumping on car hoods and the like ...

 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2012 - 9:58 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

I liked the Season 1-2 arrangement and hated the change that was made starting with Season 3, when they went from a more traditional sound to one that was trying to ape Miami Vice it seemed like.

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2012 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I could never understand how/why Shatner carried such a gut on that show when he was always running around, jumping on car hoods and the like ...

Are we looking at the same Shatner? He doesn't have a gut in TJ Hooker! He still had his Ken Doll physique in those days, which you could plainly see any time he was running. I dare anybody to point out a gut to me from season 1 when he's chasing down that bus.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2012 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   mrchriswell   (Member)

I could never understand how/why Shatner carried such a gut on that show when he was always running around, jumping on car hoods and the like ...

Are we looking at the same Shatner? He doesn't have a gut in TJ Hooker! He still had his Ken Doll physique in those days, which you could plainly see any time he was running. I dare anybody to point out a gut to me from season 1 when he's chasing down that bus.


That first season the Shat was still in fighting trim, probably from having to climb into those close fitting Star Trek: The Motion Picture pajamas. But while my memory may be faulty, I recall him being pretty chunky on Hooker, his slimming black cop uniform notwithstanding.

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2012 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   TheSaint   (Member)

I'd buy this soundtrack in a second!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

Da Da Duh Da-Duh, Da Da Dah Da-Dah... Love that theme!

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Every time I see this thread, I get the theme stuck in my head for about an hour!

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Was he ever referred to in any episode as "T.J."? In all my wasted years watching that show--I was "locked" in most Saturday nights for a heapin' helpin' of The Shat--I can't recall the other characters ever calling him "T.J.", but they always called him "Hooker."

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Nope, even his ex-wife always called him "Hooker". The only time his first name got revealed was in an early second season episode when Vic Tayback calls over to him, "Hooker? Thomas J.?"

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Nope, even his ex-wife always called him "Hooker". The only time his first name got revealed was in an early second season episode when Vic Tayback calls over to him, "Hooker? Thomas J.?"

I remember his name being Thomas J. Hooker, but found it odd that he was never referred to as T.J.

I'm not sure I even watched the third season of the show and after, but did the program take on a Miami Vice-like tone (boy, does that look funny when typed!)? I saw an episode one depressing morning at 3am and the show was a lot "edgier" than I remember it being...and a lot more "eighties" sounding, with those synth-sounding drums that defined the decade.

I can still remember the tangible excitement of the ballyhooed Nimoy guest shot.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

They certainly were channeling Miami Vice when they redid the theme music starting in S3, and I absolutely hated it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

In all my wasted years watching that show--I was "locked" in most Saturday nights for a heapin' helpin' of The Shat--I can't recall the other characters ever calling him "T.J.", but they always called him "Hooker."

I felt compelled to watch it too. At first it was like a methadone clinic for STAR TREK fans, with Shatner's sense of action-showmanship making his cop character's exploits almost as improbable as his starship captain's. But then you got into T.J. HOOKER itself, with its sunny California fantasy town so inviting, its familiar routine of two car chases per episode that you could set your watch by, the Shatner-Zmed banter, and Heather Locklear's preternatural good looks. I loved it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 9:03 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I was reading up on T.J. Hooker and see that it was canceled in Summer, 1985. I had already abandoned the show after the second season because it was up against the new show "Airwolf" over on CBS. CBS would later pick up--tee hee!-- "Hooker" for an additional season--17 ninety-minute episodes--aired during the late night schedule.

As for those scores, I don't remember anything about them--not big on the Eighties sound-- though that theme sure was catchy, even if it sounded so..."ABC." wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Someone out there LOVES this show!

http://www.tj-hooker.com/index.html

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2012 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The premise of Hooker never made much sense to me. It was established that he'd been a detective but had gone back to "pounding a beat" yet all the work we basically saw him do on the show was of the "detective" variety, just while wearing a uniform!

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 12:10 AM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

I remember that show as well and I too enjoyed it. I forgot that Richard Herd played in the show. He's been in a lot of TV shows.. T.J. Hooker, seaQuest, Star Trek Voyager....

Was Adrian Zmed one of the cops who chased down Gillian, Kirk, and McCoy in the hospital when they were getting Chekov out of there?

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2012 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The premise of Hooker never made much sense to me. It was established that he'd been a detective but had gone back to "pounding a beat" yet all the work we basically saw him do on the show was of the "detective" variety, just while wearing a uniform!

At least I remember it being the premise, because I only learned recently that HUNTER originally had Fred Dryer being the son of a (murdered?) mobster! They must have dropped that quick, because I watched that show during its first season and it was news to me!

 
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