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"Coronado 9" and "Hawaii Five-0"

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 29, 2018 at 8:50 AM

Honu posted the following in the Guestbook:


I wanted to share this. Me-TV has a story this morning about forgotten TV shows from the 1960s, several of which I do remember, like "Diver Dan," "Everglades!" and "Sea Hunt." One show I don't remember is called "Coronado 9" but the description reminded me a little of Hawaii Five-O:


On the heels of hep crime shows 77 Sunset Strip and Surfside 6 came Coronado 9, a detective series set in the San Diego suburbs. Former stuntman and cowboy movie star Rod Cameron headlined this production, playing a former Navy intelligence man turned private eye.


Jack was a former cowboy TV star who played a former Navy intelligence man turned detective! Even the name "Coronado 9" ends in a number like "Hawaii Five-O."


I responded:


Don't you just love these coincidences, Honu? Here's another interesting coincidence: According to IMDb, "Coronado 9" was filmed in part in Honolulu!


IMDb does not say which studio released it, only that Revue produced it. I know CBS aired a number of Revue productions, so it is possible that CBS aired "Coronado 9." Could it be that they thought Len Freeman could make an idea work that Revue had been unable to make work??? I'd really like to know more about this.


Honu added :


I looked up an episode guide for "Coronado 9" and several of the episode titles certainly sound like Five-O titles: "Singapore Girl," "The Daley Double," "Run, Shep, Run," "Flee Now, Pay Later." And there's this description of an episode called "And the Patient Died" (which sort of sounds like "And a Time to Die") - Dr. David Travis receives a threat: let a patient die---or the doctor's entire family will be murdered. That really sounds familiar. Could Wo Fat have been involved?

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