Matt Houston: Season 1
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Matt Houston arrived on ABC in September of 1982, and lasted for 69 episodes, ending it's run in March of 1985. Actor Lee Horsley, best known (at the time) for his portrayal of the comic book hero "Talon", in 1982's "The Sword and the Sorcerer", was an outstanding choice to play Matt Houston. Pamela Hensley, formerly "Princess Ardala" on TV's "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century", was also a great choice for C.J. Parsons, Houston's associate.
Matt Houston was created and produced by Lawrence Gordon. If that name sounds familiar, that's because his name has been associated with such projects as Alien vs. Predator, 48 Hrs, The Warriors, Predator, Field of Dreams, Die Hard, Boogie Nights, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Hellboy, and Dillinger (1973), just to name a few.
The first season of Matt Houston showcased a nice selection of guest stars, including; Jill St. John, Heather Locklear, Cristina Ferrare, Britt Ekland, Janet Leigh, Sid Caesar, Tina Louise, david cassidy, George Takei, Sonny Bono, Barbi Benton, Dick Sargent, Alan Hale Jr., Stella Stevens, Chuck Connors, Dawn Wells, Shelley Fabares, Tori Spelling, Richard Anderson, Markie Post, and Martin Landau!!! Not too shabby, huh?
The Matt Houston theme song was created by composer Dominic Frontiere (Perhaps best known for composing the theme for "The Outer Limits" - 1964).
Basically, Matt Houston was a typical 80's private detective series, centered around a millionaire playboy (Horsley/Houston) who decides that he likes detective work! Please note that my description of the series as being "typical 80's" is meant as a compliment. Fans of Magnum P.I., Simon and Simon, Remington Steele, and other such 80's classics may find equal amounts of fun within this series.Read more ›
The early word from reviewers who have already received their DVDs is that the show's pilot, "X-22," shows some signs of wear - but the other episodes look fabulous. Great news!
Want to know which episodes will be on the DVD? Here's an episode guide for "Matt Houston"'s first season:
X-22 (originally shown in a two-hour slot when MH premiered, and as a two-parter in syndication.) No synopsis is currently available for the pilot, but guest stars include Barbara Carrera and Jill St. John.
STOP THE PRESSES - Somebody is trying to kill evil tabloid publisher Murray "Jaws" Hamilton - but who? There are way too many suspects, since the guy's bread and butter is publishing outlandish gossip about famous folks. Early TV appearances by Heather Locklear (meditating in a glass pyramid) and Malcolm-Jamal Warner of "The Cosby Show."
DEADLY FASHION - I LOVE this one! Snide Mr. Blackwell basically plays himself (though the character's name is "Valentine St.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The complete series (67episodes) will be available mid July 2016 and is already available for pre-order through VEI so I hope Amazon picks this up. :) I love the old TV shows.Published 29 days ago by L. McFadden
One of the best crime drama series in the 80s.Too bad it lasted only 3 seasons.Published 3 months ago by Sonny Yeap Chin San
I liked the show when I was a kid but $99.99 is a bit too much for season 1. No way.Published 3 months ago by onecrazyfool
Very nostalgic. Can't believe some of the plots and not so great acting but it was still great fun to watch.Published 12 months ago by Woods
This one of my favorite shows from the 80's. I waited decades for it to be showed in syndication on channels available in the New York area but had no success in finding show. Read morePublished 12 months ago by nybandit
Amazon reminds me that I bought this first season set on 11 January 2010. Like everyone who has commented here, I agree that it is a great release of an excellent, old fashioned... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Harry Orwell
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