Weird old title sequences: TJ Hooker (1982-1986)

Who can resist the joys of William Shatner running a lot, a very young Heather Locklear looking a bit rubbish with a gun or Adrian Zmed looking a little bit camp and sweaty? Yes, it’s time for TJ Hooker, in which grizzled veteran detective – the eponymous Hooker, played by Shatner – teaches students at a police academy how to be real cops.

Odd though it might seem from its weird old (season two) title sequence, TJ Hooker was initially supposed to be a gritty, more realistic police show than others of the time. But that plan quickly fell apart…


Thursday’s “Amanda Seyfried’s dad?” news

Doctor Who


  • Vincent Kartheiser to play Amanda Seyfried’s dad in I’m.mortal
  • MYST gets optioned for a live-action movie

British TV


Wednesday’s Mad Moriarty news



  • Saracen‘s Christian Burgess appointed director of drama at Guildhall School of Music and Drama

British TV

  • Channel 4 greenlights Naked Apes, E4 greenlights Beaver Falls


Sitting Tennant

Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant (week 35, 2010)

Erin C's Sitting Tennant

It’s Erin C who once again hands in the most captionable picture this week (which coincidentally happens to have Kelly Reilly in it, not that that would sway me, oh no). Ten points to her!

  1. Erin C: 255
  2. Rullsenberg: 235
  3. Sister Chastity: 225
  4. Toby: 160
  5. Rachel: 90
  6. Sabine: 65
  7. Karen: 35
  8. dreamer-easy: 30
  9. Dawn: 10
  10. kellyann06: 5

Some good captions for last week’s ST, but it’s new arrival (to the competition, at least) Virpi who managed to raise the most titters chez moi. Well done to her and good luck this week, everyone!

  1. Marie: 195
  2. Rullsenberg: 190
  3. Toby: 165
  4. Electric Dragon: 160
  5. Dani: 80
  6. Jane Henry, SK: 70
  7. ecg: 50
  8. Rachel: 45
  9. Sabine: 25
  10. whogal: 20
  11. kellyann06, Sister Chastity, Alex, Paul Ebbs, Virpi: 10
  12. George, Joe B: 5

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below or email me and if it’s judged suitable, it will appear in the “Sitting Tennant” gallery. Don’t forget to include your name in the filename so I don’t get mixed up about who sent it to me.

The best pic in the stash each week will appear on Tuesday and get ten points; the runners up will appear on Friday (one per person who sends one in) and get five points.

You can also enter the witty and amusing captions league table by commenting on Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant photo, the best caption getting 10 points, everyone who contributes getting five points.