Yeah, Blue Thunder only had a few TV episodes... Great movie of course, but personally I thought it was a better idea for a TV series than Airwolf... That's just me though. :(
But of course Airwolf was better because it continued! It also had a great soundtrack, had Earnest Borgnine, Jan Michael Vincent, etc...
I never saw the BT TV series, but I thought the helicopter was destroyed at the climax of the movie. Roy Schieder is always blowing things up.
I hate it when TV takes liberties like that. It cheapens the movie. :(
The thing that made Airwolf better than BT is that it looked like a civilian chopper, but actually was a heavily armed combat helicopter. That and of course TURBO BOOST!