Emergency! Season Two
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Automatic 5 stars for the series, no question there. You never know when a fledgling actor (at the time) may pop up. Anybody spot John Travolta as the injured hiker?
Update: EMERGENCY FIX!
Sadly I've come to my viewing of the last episode of Season 2. Gleefully, it appears Universal has fixed the freeze-ups with nice clean transfers with very little artifactual trash; and only one Universal graphics intro. Good job Universal! Lets hope they keep em coming. We're over due for more WEBB TV, as in Season 2 of ADAM-12 and Dragnet. Sure glad to see that Season 3 of EMERGENCY is on its way!
Season 2 is much stronger and offers the following episodes:
Virus (one of the series' best as a deadly disease threatens the lives of both Brackett and Gage!)
Peace Pipe (one of the silliest episodes and again too politically incorrect to air today)
Trainee (maybe the best episode in the series as Gage and DeSoto must work with Ed Marlowe, a former Vietnam medic on an ego trip)
Rip-Off (an excellent piece where Johnny and Roy are accused of stealing)
As far as storylines are concerned, this is the season that introduces Captain Stanley (Mike Norell), who gradually becomes one of the stronger characters in the series.Read more ›
One more thing: The alert tone that preceded the dispatcher's words was the greatest single sound effect in TV history. I use it for my cell phone ring tone.
Then you have EMERGENCY!
I was in grade school when I loved this show. I watched it religiously. Now fast forward 40 years into the future. I haven't watched EMERGENCY since the 1970's when it first came out. I have forgotten all the episodes and story lines. It's like I'm watching them all again for the first time.
I was a big fan of ER. You would think after ER with all its quality and realism, EMERGENCY, a spin-off show from ADAM 12 (Remember THAT???) wouldn't even remotely compare. That's what I thought.
Ok, granted, the show is dated. You can't get around this fact. There were no computers then, or cell phones. Digital did not exist. Everything takes longer. Even the phones are DIAL phones, not even the button variety. The cars all look like boats--it's laughable. The first season the ambulances look like white hearses. The hair styles...everyone looks like they just emerged from a hair salon--the men too. The nurses are all female with the funny paper hats, and most of them obviously wearing false eyelashes. There is no swearing. In the first season not one single person dies. The dialog is laughable in some places. And yet....
One thing that's cool about EMERGENCY--you're looking at real fires. Some of the scenes are actually quite amazing when you consider when this show was filmed. EMERGENCY simply WAS the "ER" of its day. It was the best television could offer, and in my view, ahead of its time.
By Season Two we see a bit more modern style vehicles.Read more ›
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I love this show and in the 2nd season of R.A. Cinadar's program about the LA Paramedics in LA county the show is hitting it's stride but this really is the weakest of the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Graves
Just got it and put it in the player
Was watching on Netflix and decided to buy the series along with Adam 12. All discs played well and are in good condition.
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