T.J. Hooker 3.03 Chinatown (1983, Police Action Drama) – 6/10 TV review

Cast / crew
William Shatner: T.J. Hooker
Adrian Zmed: Officer Vince Romano
Heather Locklear: Officer Stacy Sheridan
James Darren: Jim Corrigan
Writer (Series’ Creator): Rick Husky
James Shigeta: Chow Duc Khan
Patricia Thomson: Nancy Ling Khan
Peter Brown: Lt. Drummer
Benson Fong: Lee Chan
Supervising Producer: Rick Husky
Producer: Jeffrey Hayes
Writer: Simon Muntner
Writer: Jack V. Fogarty
Director: Don Chaffey

T.J. Hooker 3.03 Chinatown (1983)

When Hooker gets involved in weapons smuggling in Chinatown it brings back memories from his first days as a beat officer.

6/10

Great fun with Shatner on top form as he finds out he may have a daughter. Richard Herd replacement Peter Brown (as Lt. Drummer) is dreadfully irritating but Adrian Zmed has a fun scene at Hooker’s motel room. Heather Locklear provokes unintentional laughter as she leaps into action scenes after they’re over and points her gun worthlessly though the blame lies with the producers. James Darren makes you wonder how he got the job as he has no charisma and no camaraderie with the other principle cast. James Shigeta is a decent baddie with his wonderfully smooth voice and even has a bat-cave.

This T.J. Hooker episode contains violence.

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