By Thomas Holbrook II
When I was in grade school, I didn’t always have access to the Internet. The household would only get a video game console when the price dropped low enough for them. The main outlet for entertainment was broadcast TV.
We had about four to six whopping channels.
One of the shows that I remember quite well was Renegade, starring Lorenzo Lamas.
I watched the show for the martial arts and gun toting action. The ladies watched him, because he was a stud on a bike.
Lamas played the role of Reno Raines, a former cop who was framed for murder. He joins Bobby Sixkiller, uses Clint Black as a pseudonym, and becomes a bounty hunter while trying to clear his name.
Dutch Dixon, the crooked cop turned Federal Marshal, is the main villain in the series. He’s absolutely horrible as an individual, and it makes for an interesting series.
The series ran for 110 episodes, and is actually available as a box set.
Though the show may be seen as very corny and blown out of proportion by today’s standards, I remember seeing this guy’s impressive kicks and his motorcycle.
I thought to myself, “Wow. This dude is tough as nails!”
Plenty of guest stars including Jesse Ventura have made appearances in various episodes.
Anyway, here’s the opening theme.