CONGRATULATIONS!!! You're Gold Monkiac*
to visit this site since March 21, 1996!
*Definition = a Tales of the Gold Monkey fan (pretty clever, huh)
Fabulous Films, in conjunction with Shout! Factory, will be releasing a Region 1 NTSC encoded DVD set of the complete series June 8, 2010! The set includes the complete series -- The 2 hour pilot movie and the 20 subsequent hour long episodes -- uncut. Extras include: a brand new 36 minute "Making Of" documentary featuring Stephen Collins, Caitlin O'Heaney, writer/producer Tom Greene and director Harvey Laidman, episode commentary by Tom Greene (5 episodes); series synopsis; stills gallery; Caitlin's original costume gallery; artefacts gallery and a 24 page Collectors Booklet. You can pre-order it now at the Shout! Factory Store for just $32.99!
For fans outside of North America, Fabulous Films has already released a Region 2/4 PAL encoded, 6 disc set in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Tales of the Gold Monkey-The Complete Series is available for order from Goldmonkey.com for just US$49.99! The set includes everything listed in the Region 1 set. Shipment will be directly from Fabulous Films in the UK via airmail. IMPORTANT: The Region 2/4 DVD set will not play on most DVD players sold in the US or Canada [Region 1]. This item requires a region specific or multi-region DVD player and compatible TV.
Shop the Monkey!
FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING at the Goldmonkey.com store. You read it right! Free shipping to anywhere in the world. Choose from about 60 rare, retro TV series, including Tales of the Gold Monkey, naturally. These items are also available at my iOffer store. If there's a show you desperately want, but can't find in the store, please drop me a line and I'll try to track it down for you. Show your support for classic TV and this site! The money you spend helps keep this site up and growing!!
What's a TV show fan site without video. The Pics Page now has some Real Video clips from the episodes. And now you can see those video clips and more on my You Tube channel. If you'd like to see something specific, let me know and I'll try to make it happen!
Along with every script, the Episode Guide now has 48 (96 for the pilot) corresponding pictures. Just click on the PICS link!
Real to Reel
The Oklahoma Film Society held a 3 day workshop June 25-27, 2004. The event had a Gold Monkey theme. They held a charity auction on June 26 which includes Jack's eye patch. Click for EVENT FLYERS. First hand accounts of the seminar will be forthcoming.
COMING SOON......The Harvey Papers
Action, drama, comedy, romance...and a one-eyed, talking dog! Yes, folks, it's Tales of the Gold Monkey, that TV cult classic from that totally bitchin' period known as the early '80s. You remember the high-flying adventures of Jake Cutter, TV's best answer to Indiana Jones. You watched it. You liked it. Oh, yes you did! Otherwise, you wouldn't be here, would you? The odds are you're part of that generation that "came of age" (God, I hate that phrase) in the early '80s. You listened to Duran Duran and Men at Work, wore your collar up, moussed your hair and had a collection of buttons (you know, those stupid pins you put on your jacket, your purse, etc.). And you used to watch Gold Monkey 'cause it was wicked cool. Don't be ashamed. Be proud. Be strong. Just keep repeating "Yeah, I liked Tales of the Gold Monkey. You got a problem with that?!" Don't you feel better?
First, let me just say that this is a totally UNOFFICIAL web site. I have no affiliation with Belisarius Productions, Universal Studios or any another organization or individual who had anything whatsoever to do with the series (I hope that satisfies those legal types). I'm just a nostalgic, Gen Xer with an excellent memory and way too much time on my hands who has seen the need for this site, judging from the traffic on the Net about the show. Yep, the '80s are back and they're better than ever (Reagan's gone, for one thing).
So what's in this site? Well, all sorts of good stuff, like:
Remember that this site is a work in progress. If anybody has contributions (trivia, pictures, etc.), please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Not only will I use almost anything you send me, but I'll even give you credit. That's just the kind of generous person that I am.
WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN - RETIRED
For 14 years, this page has included a write-in campaign to cable networks, such as TV Land, and Universal Studios to get the show repeated on TV or out on home video/DVD. Now that the DVD mission has been accomplished, I'm retiring the write-in campaigns. Why bother fighting a losing battle to get a syndicated version of the series on cable when we have the complete version available on demand on DVD. All I can say is, IT'S ABOUT FREAKIN' TIME!!!! :)
P.S. I'm sure there will be a few of you super fanatics out there who object to my less than reverent tone. The only way I can answer you folks is to quote William Shatner from a November, 1986 skit on Saturday Night Live. "GET A LIFE, will ya, people! I mean, for crying out loud, it's just a TV show." Of course, he was referring to Star Trek, but the principle's the same.
Totally Awesome! site of the day for May 01, 1996. The 80s Server
OTHER COOL LINKS
So you want to know all out Stephen Collins' career, eh? Well, get the details from the man himself at http://www.stephencollins.com/.
John "The Gneech" Robey - the man, the myth, the legend. Get inside the mind of this mad genius by reading his home page. Learn about his unrequited love for the Grumman Goose. And prepare to be astounded by his creation, Astounding Adventures Quarterly.
Take a trip to the Pacific Northwest by checking out Seattle Seaplanes, the current home of Cutter's Goose.
Jeff "CRASH" Goldin - yet another Goose aficionado.
Rae's Personal Potpourri - Rae was kind enough to put a link to this site on her page, so I felt I should return the favor.
Check out Duane Rowland's Grumman Goose Image Gallery
You can peruse the Musgrave Foundation's Tribute to Roddy McDowall
And you can check out the home pages of two of our favorite Monkiacs, Karen McLean and Leanne Shawler.
Also, stop by and join Karen's fantastic Official Stephen Collins Appreciation Society.
Harvey Laidman is a man of many talents. He not only directs TV series, but he's created his own web site, OutaDaLoop.
Read all about Stephen Collins' latest TV series, 7th Heaven.
Links to Other Don Bellisario Related Series
If you love Tales of the Gold Monkey (and who doesn't), then you may want to check out these sites for shows that Mr. B. has had a hand in.
*Bellisario stepped down as Airwolf executive producer in 1985.
This site is committed to keeping the memory alive for the early '80s action/adventure TV series, Tales of the Gold Monkey, starring Stephen Collins, Jeff MacKay, Caitlin O'Heaney and Roddy McDowall.
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