The opening sequence includes a shot of Jack Lord standing on a penthouse balcony of The Ilikai hotel when a helicopter dramatically rises up behind him.
This same sequence is used in the opening credits of the 2010 remake, with Alex O’Loughlin in the lead role.
In the remake, the theme song was played with a synthesizer and guitar.
There were lots of negative reactions to the new theme song. The producers realized that it was a mistake and reverted back to the original score.
The original composer of the theme song was Morton Stevens.
The modern version: