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Pan Am Promo trailer

Written by Christopher Alm • June 8th, 2011

A few weeks ago we took the skies with news about a new ABC series centered around the iconic airline Pan American World Airways during the 1960s. Recently a promo was released, giving us a taste of what we’ll see this fall. At a first glance it looks a bit like Mad Men in the air.

It is a treat seeing historic locations such as the Pan Am building, complete with helicopters and the Googie designed jet port at JFK airport in New York being brought to life with computer magic. I am excited about this, what about you guys?

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Gloubiboulga

    Al the visual looks so fake. I mean everything looks so clean. You can feel CGI on every shot. That looks like dreamed sixties, not the sixties.

  • Mmorley3

    Oooooohhhh, pretty!  Those airplanes may be CGI, but they’re really, really *GOOD* CGI.

  • Baron von Swankenstein

    “Pan Am” and “The Playboy Club.” If all they do is clone “Mad Men,” they’ll fail.

    It’s interesting to note that ABC has placed “Pan Am” opposite “Mad Men” in the same day and time slot here in America. The producers have some major chutzpah if they think “Pan Am” will beat it.  The thing is that “Pan Am” may come from the “director of The West Wing” and the “executive producer of ER” but it’s the *writing* and attention to historical detail, that makes “Mad Men.”

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  • Jimatkent

    Lookin’ pretty cool!
    What’s up with the weird way the ‘stews’ board the aircraft?
    Is that some sort of Gen-X fantasy?

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  • disqus_0PtLV9c2IT

    Five years later, this is now a historic record. The show didn’t too very well. We only got one season! It wasn’t reasonable to expect Pan Am to be any near the level of Mad Men. However, even for a broadcast network television show, Pan Am could have been a little better. Oh well, c’est la vie!

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