That Time The Greatest American Hero Saved St. Croix
I don’t care how big of a superhero fan you think you are, if you weren’t living in St. Croix in the 1980’s then you probably don’t remember The Greatest American Hero. The stiff and cheesy ABC series only lasted a couple years (1981-83), despite having such big names as Stephen J. Cannell (creator), Robert Culp (actor) and Mike Post (composer) headlining the credits. These guys were behind TV classics like I Spy, Hill Street Blues, and The Rockford Files. I doubt that The Greatest American Hero shows prominently in their bios.
Like Crocket and Tubbs, though, the mad-cap caped crusader holds a special place in the hearts of 1980’s-era Crucians. For the reason why, watch the video below. What you’ll see is “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” episode 15 of the show’s second season, which was filmed almost entirely in St. Croix.
Like the wild episode of Miami Vice we profiled here, this film production took the island by storm during the shoot, the excitement only heightening once the show aired in February 1982.
Check it out and see how many STX landmarks you can make out!