Pensacola: Wings of Gold

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Pensacola: Wings of Gold
GenreAction/Adventure
Drama
Created byWilliam Blinn
StarringJames Brolin
ComposersJohn R. Graham
Jimmy Haun
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes66
Production
Executive producersDavid H. Balkan
William Blinn
James Brolin
Stu Segall
Jeff Wachtel
Jacqueline Zambrano
ProducersLaurence Frank
Nan Hagan
Perry Husman
Jeff Wald
CinematographyAnthony Anderson
Tom Jewett
Terry Pfrang
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time48 minutes
Production companiesPartner Stations Network
Dauphine Productions
Stu Segall Productions
Eyemark Entertainment
DistributorEyemark Entertainment
(1997-2000)
CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseSeptember 20, 1997 (1997-09-20) –
May 20, 2000 (2000-05-20)

Pensacola: Wings of Gold is a syndicated American action/adventure drama series based at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida. Episodes were aired in several countries outside the U.S. including Portugal, France, Sweden, South Africa, Finland, Estonia, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Australia and Sri Lanka. Although set in Florida, it was largely filmed in San Diego[1] particularly at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS Miramar). Cast members in season 2 were part of a squadron mimicking VMFAT-101, the F/A-18 instructor squadron based in Miramar. Outdoor scenes were filmed in San Diego and MCAS Miramar while indoor scenes were filmed at Stu Segall Studios in San Diego.

Cast[edit]

  • James Brolin as Lt. Col. Bill "Raider" Kelly, commanding officer of VMFAT-107, an F/A-18 Hornet training squadron

Season 1[edit]

  • Kristanna Loken as Janine Kelly, Lt. Col. Kelly's daughter
  • Kathryn Morris as Lieutenant Annalisa "Stinger" Lindstrom, UH-1 helicopter aviator
  • Rodney Rowland as Lieutenant Bobby "Chaser" Griffin, F/A-18 Hornet aviator
  • Rodney Van Johnson as Lieutenant Wendell "Cipher" McCray, Force Recon
  • Salvator Xuereb as Lieutenant A.J. "Buddha" Conaway, demolitions expert
  • Brynn Thayer as Colonel Rebecca Hodges, LtCol. Kelly's superior officer

Season 2[edit]

  • Bobby Hosea as Maj. MacArthur "Hammer" Lewis, Jr., executive officer (XO) of VMFAT-107; F/A-18 Hornet instructor pilot
  • Michael Trucco as Lt. Tucker "Spoon" Henry III, F/A-18 Hornet student aviator
  • Sandra Hess as Lt. Alexandra "Ice" Jensen, F/A-18 Hornet student aviator
  • Kenny Johnson as Lieutenant Butch "Burner" Barnes, F/A-18 Hornet student aviator
  • Barbara Niven as Kate Anderson, barkeep

Season 3[edit]

  • All main cast reprised their role from season 2[2]
  • Felicity Waterman as Captain Abigail "Mad Dog" Holley, a helicopter pilot on loan from the Royal Air Force and squadron's boxing coach
  • David Quane as Captain Edward "Capone" Terrelli, pilot of the AH-1W "Cobra" gunship, a former fighter pilot

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1997–98)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Yesterday, Upon the Stair: Part 1"James Whitmore Jr.William BlinnSeptember 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)
22"Yesterday, Upon the Stair: Part 2"Ray AustinWilliam Blinn & Morgan GendelSeptember 22, 1997 (1997-09-22)
33"Freebird"Anthony HickoxMorgan GendelSeptember 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
44"It's the Real Thing, Baby"Jim JohnstonNan HaganOctober 6, 1997 (1997-10-06)
55"Fallout"Terrence O'HaraJodie LewisOctober 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
66"Birds of Prey"Jack SholderEric EstrinOctober 20, 1997 (1997-10-20)
77"Road Warriors"James A. ContnerChristopher BeaumontOctober 27, 1997 (1997-10-27)
88"Grey Ghost"Peter EllisSusan Hamilton-BrinNovember 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)
99"Past Sins"Charles SiebertJim MacakNovember 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)
1010"Bogey Man"Richard ComptonMorgan GendelNovember 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)
1111"Acceptable Casualties"Peter EllisPatricia Rust & William BlinnNovember 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)
1212"Company Town"Ron GarciaJoe GannonJanuary 5, 1998 (1998-01-05)
1313"Trials and Tribulations"James BrolinNan HaganJanuary 12, 1998 (1998-01-12)
1414"Soldiers of Misfortune"Peter EllisBabs GreyhoskyJanuary 19, 1998 (1998-01-19)
1515"Power Play"Sidney J. FurieJodie LewisJanuary 26, 1998 (1998-01-26)
1616"Game, Set and Match"Vincent McEveetyJim MacakFebruary 2, 1998 (1998-02-02)
1717"Lost Shipment"James BrolinGary Skeen HallApril 20, 1998 (1998-04-20)
1818"We Are Not Alone"Ron GarciaNan HaganApril 27, 1998 (1998-04-27)
1919"Stranger, Lover, Friend"Peter EllisWilliam Blinn & Patricia RustMay 4, 1998 (1998-05-04)
2020"Great Expectations"Peter EllisJeff WachtelMay 11, 1998 (1998-05-11)
2121"Broken Wings"Sidney J. FurieJim MacakMay 18, 1998 (1998-05-18)
2222"Not in My Backyard"Sidney J. FurieMorgan GendelMay 25, 1998 (1998-05-25)

Season 2 (1998–99)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
231"Nuggets"UnknownUnknownSeptember 7, 1998 (1998-09-07)
242"Burn Out"UnknownUnknownSeptember 14, 1998 (1998-09-14)
253"Solo Flight"UnknownUnknownSeptember 21, 1998 (1998-09-21)
264"S.O.D."UnknownUnknownSeptember 28, 1998 (1998-09-28)
275"Stand Down"UnknownUnknownOctober 5, 1998 (1998-10-05)
286"Raid on Osirak"UnknownUnknownOctober 12, 1998 (1998-10-12)
297"Boom"UnknownUnknownOctober 19, 1998 (1998-10-19)
308"The Red Baron"UnknownUnknownOctober 26, 1998 (1998-10-26)
319"Vertigo"UnknownUnknownNovember 2, 1998 (1998-11-02)
3210"Wild, Wild West"UnknownUnknownNovember 9, 1998 (1998-11-09)
3311"Class Strike"UnknownUnknownNovember 16, 1998 (1998-11-16)
3412"Blue Angel"UnknownUnknownJanuary 30, 1999 (1999-01-30)
3513"Lost"UnknownUnknownFebruary 7, 1999 (1999-02-07)
3614"Mishap"UnknownUnknownFebruary 14, 1999 (1999-02-14)
3715"Fox Two"UnknownUnknownFebruary 21, 1999 (1999-02-21)
3816"Blue on Blue"UnknownUnknownFebruary 28, 1999 (1999-02-28)
3917"Cuba Libre"UnknownUnknownApril 15, 1999 (1999-04-15)
4018"Sortie"UnknownUnknownApril 22, 1999 (1999-04-22)
4119"Touch and Go"UnknownUnknownApril 29, 1999 (1999-04-29)
4220"G.Q."UnknownUnknownMay 6, 1999 (1999-05-06)
4321"Night Traps"UnknownUnknownMay 13, 1999 (1999-05-13)
4422"Rules of Engagement"UnknownUnknownMay 20, 1999 (1999-05-20)

Season 3 (1999–00)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
451"Tip of the Spear"UnknownUnknownSeptember 11, 1999 (1999-09-11)
462"Gyspy Tumble"UnknownUnknownSeptember 18, 1999 (1999-09-18)
473"A Wing and a Prayer"UnknownUnknownSeptember 25, 1999 (1999-09-25)
484"Call to Glory"UnknownUnknownOctober 2, 1999 (1999-10-02)
495"Officers and Gentlemen"UnknownUnknownOctober 9, 1999 (1999-10-09)
506"Tattoo"UnknownUnknownOctober 16, 1999 (1999-10-16)
517"Burke's Breech"UnknownUnknownOctober 23, 1999 (1999-10-23)
528"Behind Enemy Lines"UnknownUnknownOctober 30, 1999 (1999-10-30)
539"True Stories"UnknownUnknownNovember 6, 1999 (1999-11-06)
5410"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"UnknownUnknownNovember 13, 1999 (1999-11-13)
5511"On the Tee"UnknownUnknownNovember 20, 1999 (1999-11-20)
5612"Aces"UnknownUnknownNovember 27, 1999 (1999-11-27)
5713"Article 32"UnknownUnknownJanuary 29, 2000 (2000-01-29)
5814"At Poverty Level"UnknownUnknownFebruary 5, 2000 (2000-02-05)
5915"Busted"UnknownUnknownFebruary 12, 2000 (2000-02-12)
6016"Crash Test"UnknownUnknownFebruary 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)
6117"Pensacola Shootout"UnknownUnknownFebruary 26, 2000 (2000-02-26)
6218"Answered Prayers"UnknownUnknownApril 22, 2000 (2000-04-22)
6319"Return to Glory"UnknownUnknownApril 29, 2000 (2000-04-29)
6420"Casualties of War"UnknownUnknownMay 6, 2000 (2000-05-06)
6521"Brothers"UnknownUnknownMay 13, 2000 (2000-05-13)
6622"SOCEX: Final Exams"UnknownUnknownMay 20, 2000 (2000-05-20)

DVD releases[edit]

FilmRise Studios has released all 3 seasons on DVD.[3][4]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete First Season 22 October 10, 2016
The Complete Second Season 22 February 10, 2017
The Complete Third Season 22 February 10, 2017

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Result
1999 Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing Nominated

Video Games[edit]

In June/July 1997, Bethesda Softworks announced a partnership with CBS Enterprises to produce the first-ever true companion PC series of games for the series.[5][6] By December 1997, the first CD-ROM game was still in production.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Diego Film Commission". Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  2. ^ http://epguides.com/PensacolaWingsofGold/
  3. ^ 'The Complete 1st Season' is Now Available on DVD Archived 2017-01-09 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 'The Complete 2nd Season' and 'The Complete 3rd Season' DVDs
  5. ^ Timothy, Burn (June 30, 1997). "Lean, Mean' Software Machine Thrives in a Ferocious Market". The Washington Times. Archived from the original on July 12, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  6. ^ "Pensacola: Wings of Gold". July 1997. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  7. ^ Timothy, Burn (December 15, 1997). "Wings of Gold' Failed to Lift Game Firm Aloft". The Washington Times. Archived from the original on October 20, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2021.

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