Glen A. Larson reported dead
TV series don’t happen without producers.
Even the general public knows that now, with names like Shonda Rhimes being as well known as those of the stars of the shows.
Geeks have always known it.
We’re very interested in what happens behind the camera…even when it’s across the hall from the shooting stage.
We’ll watch a show because of producers like Irwin Allen, Gene Roddenberry, or Ronald D. Moore.
Another name on that list?
Sure, Larson also wrote and did music (including working on the themes for Larson shows Knight Rider,Battlestar Galactica, and The Fall Guy), but it was Larson’s ability to get high concept shows on the air that got the producer the most geek cred.
The shows tended to be high concept, adventurous, and funny. It didn’t take a lot of work to watch a Glen A. Larson show: you just sat back and enjoyed it.
Geek friendly credits include:
- It Takes a Thief (with Robert Wagner)
- Two of The Six Million Dollar Man movies that led to the series
- The original Battlestar Galactica
- Get Christie Love!
- The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
- Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
- Knight Rider
- Millennium Man
From being a member of The Four Preps (the band appeared in Gidget) to bringing us a talking car and a morphing professor, Glen A. Larson was a part of American pop culture.
Good-bye, Glen A. Larson…the world is less outlandish without you.
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