Huge high-tech black aircraft resembling a wing featured on the
adventure HUMAN TARGET/ABC/1992. The Blackwing was headquarters
for Christopher Chance (Rick Springfield), a former Special Forces
operative turned decoy-for-hire who impersonated endangered people
("whether you're a busboy or the king of England"). Chris' clients
lived in the safety and comfort of the Blackwing until the
assignment was completed.
The ship's multi-levels housed facilities including worldwide
television reception and advanced audio and visual communications
systems, including a pocket communicator.
of the Blackwing
Its crew included Vietnam veteran pilot Jeff Carlyle (SaMi
Chester); computer whiz Libby Page (Signy Coleman); and makeup
maven Philo Marsden (Kirk Baltz) who transformed the appearance of
Chance via computer-generated masks for each assignment (which
cost 10% of the client's yearly salary).
According to the show's producer Steven Hattman "This was a man
(Chance) who, at a very young age, went to war in Vietnam. He was
in Special Forces. He was, in fact, an assassin. He did what he
felt was his duty. It affected him. At one point he took life, but
now he finds life sacred. This is a character who's on a
redemptive trek through his like and that's why he chose to become
'The Human Target' - to protect lives in danger, stop murders."
TRIVIA NOTE: The Blackwing aircraft used for the
series was designed by Mike "The Shadow" Kaluta. An aircraft
called "Sky One" headquartered an elite team of crime fighters
working for the Foundation for Law & Justice on the action
adventure TEAM KNIGHT RIDER/SYN/1997-98.
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