Stop! Hammer time

David Rasche as Sledge Hammer

OK, this is nothing at all do do with LEGO or stop-motion animation, but it’s something I believe deserves some publicity. See the banner up there? Here’s what it’s about…

For those who don’t remember it, “Sledge Hammer!” was an acclaimed eighties comedy show that spoofed the Dirty Harry/Hunter renegade cop style of show. If you’ve never seen it, you really don’t know what you’re missing.

Due to international demand, an official website has launched at

Additionally, series creator Alan Spencer confirms that not only is there interest in putting his series out on DVD, but he’s also in talks about turning “Sledge” into a feature film ala “Austin Powers,” “The Pink Panther” and “The Naked Gun.”

The official site now has a message board for fans of the show to reminisce, talk about the proposed new movie and offer suggestions as to what they’d like to see on any future DVD release. Mr Spencer is currently trying to gauge the level of interest in a DVD release. The best way to make your interest known is to post on the message board. This is your chance to have a say in shaping what could be the DVD release of the year (whichever year it gets released in).

There’s also the first part of a brand new Sledge story (text only, unfortunately) written by Alan Spencer.