Gilligan's Island (1964–1967)
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The pilot episode that tells the tale of a tiny ship which set off on a three-hour tour but got caught in a storm and crashed on an island. The pilot was filmed in November 1963, and not aired until almost 30 years later.

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The pilot episode that tells the tale of a tiny ship which set off on a three-hour tour but got caught in a storm and crashed on an island. The pilot was filmed in November 1963, and not aired until almost 30 years later.

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16 October 1992 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Assuming a three-hour tour, the farthest the boat would have gone would be 1.5 hours away from California at 10 knots (typical of boats that size). All the Channel Island off the Los Angeles coast have been charted for centuries. Moreover, there are no tropical islands within 2,000 miles of the US mainland (all islands off the coast of California and Mexico are semi-desert) See more »

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Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby: [yelling at the ocean] Now hear this! If there be a man-eating shark out there...
[pointing at Gilligan]
Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby: ... what are you waiting for?
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Gilligan's Islands Pilot Theme
Written by Sherwood Schwartz and John Williams
Performed by Wally Boag
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Nice historical trip, some good moments
3 March 2004 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

I can see why they recast the three supporting roles. This was nice for any casual fan of the series, although about 1/3 of the footage was recycled for the Christmas episode with the flashbacks. Skipper was a little rough around the edges, and, as usual, Jim Backus and Natalie Schafer stole their scenes. The shipwreck location was a tad claustrophobic compared to the open beach shipwreck footage from the black and white Gilligan episodes.

A worthwhile rental if only to grab a few new scenes for this great series.


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