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 Posted:   Sep 25, 2018 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

SEASON 1:

A 1984 series that only lasted one season.



"Cover Up" (AKA: the pilot)
By: Paul Chihara
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YB6PZHMPSc

Highlights:
  • 3:30 in.
  • 5:01 in. Percussion action material. It goes on for a little over three minutes.
  • 9:05 in. Some ethnic material with strings backing it.
  • 18:21 in. Kind of reminds me of Horner's Star Trek Klingon percussion material, when it opens.
  • 22:20 in.
  • 37:40 in. Fast-paced percussion action music.
  • 46:12 in.
  • 54:53 in. Kind of reminds me of Richard Lewis Warren's more action-based material on other series.
  • 1:00:50 in.
  • 1:02:27 in.
  • 1:11:40 in.
  • 1:15:49 in.
  • 1:19:11 in.
  • 1:22:03 in.

    6:35 in: The "Sergeant Carols, what's happening here?" wins the Calculon Unholy Acting Talent! award. In fact, this whole pilot just screams written and directed by Calculon in part or some way. And YET ... it's oddly compelling in some ways (and it's really helped by Chihara's score).

    "Harper, there are so many ways to get yourself killed down here, don't look for new ones."

    "Oh, Harper, I have discretionary powers that in modern parlance are awesome."



    "Death in Vogue"
    By: Richard Lewis Warren
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtj_74xL42g

    Highlights:
  • 15:06 in.
  • 15:48 in.
  • 23:23 in.
  • 2918 in.
  • 42:55 in.



    "The Million Dollar Face"
    By: Richard Lewis Warren
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lj6ppv5APU

    Highlights:
  • 2:27 in.
  • 11:21 in.
  • 14:27 in.
  • 18:00 in. I miss composer RLW.
  • 29:28 in. And the next cue (cool stuff).
  • 41:54 in.

    I miss TV scoring like this! I'd like to hear a Richard Lewis Warren James Bond score.



    "Harper-Gate"
    By: Richard Lewis Warren
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxWkTzUUiiA

    Highlights:
  • 8:02 in.
  • 11:15 in.
  • 17:20 in.
  • 1925 in.
  • 21:15 in.
  • 29:01 in.
  • 31:37 in.
  • 37:48 in.

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     Posted:   Sep 26, 2018 - 3:44 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:




    "Sudden Exposure "
    By: Richard Lewis Warren
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhxXrhzI1GI

    Highlights:
  • 3:54 in.
  • 12:50 in. Featuring a neat riff which is half the theme song ("I Need a Hero") and part of the electric guitar part James Bond theme.
  • 22:20 in.
  • 27:36 in.
  • 29:37 in.
  • 31:12 in. Riffing off the "I Need a Hero" theme song a little. I hope that's not a rights issue for a score release.
  • About 39:30 in. That's when the cue gets good (it also reprises material from the above cue).
  • 43:39 in.
  • 46:20 in.




    "Nothing to Lose"
    By: Richard Lewis Warren
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbUSipA0cyc

    Highlights:
  • 2:35 in.
  • 6:30 in.
  • 14:18 in.
  • 23:37 in.
  • 30:40 in.
  • 32:27 in.
  • 34:48 in.
  • 36:30 in. That's over seven and-a-half minutes.

    This has to be a first (well, that I can recall): a bad guy's complex have a detection system that picks up a transmitter.



    "Golden Opportunity"
    By: Morton Stevens
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tofk6JEpebE

    Sorry about the video quality; there are three or four loads of the episode up, but all of them are from the same poor source.

    Highlights:
  • 5:38 in.
  • 10:55/12:30/13:10 in.
  • 19:50/21:50 in.
  • 32:30 in.
  • 35:02 in.
  • 40:03 in.

    I don't know why with such an orchestral road map Warren laid out and Stevens' passed works, his was so much smaller and had synths and a drum machine in it so much. This wasn't exactly a shining moment of his career.

    The road tarring sequence uses the same truck and a couple similar shots from "Cool Hand Luke" (I had to pull up the film clip to make sure it didn't just re0use them).

    They had to recast the lead. The IMDb trivia page is sad:
    "Jon-Erik Hexums last acting performance, he was fatally wounded by a self inflicted gun shot while shooting this episode."

    The end of the episode has a voice over with words on screen:
    when a star dies, its light
    continues to shine across
    the universe for millenniums...

    John Eric Hexum died in
    October of this year...
    but the lives he touched
    will continue to be brightened
    by his light.. forever..

    and others...



    "Writer's Block"
    By: Richard Lewis Warren
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q63JnrANNjQ

    Highlights:
  • 2:10/6:32 in.
  • 16:25 in. Short but nice. Sounds like he was going for a "North by Northwest" vibe.
  • 20:17 in.
  • 27:10 in. And after the commercial break, another short NbNW vibed cue.
  • 34:20 in. Another NbNW vibed cue.
  • 36:20 in. More NbNW vibing.
  • 42:40 in.
  • 46:08 in.

    8:00 in: That's like a Schwarzenegger film, driving up a car on a motorcycle, stopping on the roof, and tossing a grenade in. LOL. Can anybody think of a bad pun for him to say on the roof?

    Some poorly filmed action sequences in this episode:
    * You can see the explosives on the bottom the cliff-dived car go off, so it didn't looks like the car blew up from the impact.
    * The in another sequence where a bas guy gets hit with a car, you can see the stunt man leap ahead onto the hood before the impact. Of course you don't want to really slam the stunt guy, but you shouldn't film something from that angle which shows him faking the impact.



    "Murder in Malibu"
    By: J.A.C. Redford
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4WVL-TKeME

    This is Redford's only effort the series.

    Highlights:
  • 2:14 in.
  • 3:15 in.
  • 9:07 in.
  • 12:55 in.
  • 13:38 in.
  • 26:15 in. Uses a riff of the "I Need a Hero" theme song. Over four minutes in length.
  • 35:56 in.
  • 38:22 in.
  • 41:43 in.
  • 43:56 in.

    Much better than Morton Stevens' first effort. I would have liked to have heard more from Redford on the series.

    "With that body I bet she sleeps wherever she pleases..."

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     Posted:   Sep 27, 2018 - 3:11 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:




    "Midnight Highway"
    By: Richard Lewis Warren
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53tIpLtaJV0

    This is Warren's final effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 1:45 in.
  • 5:19 in.
  • 6:40/8:00 in.
  • 10:11 in.
  • 15:41 in. Hoedown fight music.
  • 16:55 in.
  • 18:08 in. Hoedown chase music
  • 22:45 in.
  • 25:14 in.
  • 27:40 in.
  • 30:48 in.
  • 32:40 in.
  • 33:35 in.
  • 43:05 in.
  • 45:53 in.
  • 47:16 in.

    That's damn near every cue.

    Some country flavoring with a dash of "In the Heat of the Night" series scoring sound.



    "A Subtle Seduction"
    By: Ken Harrison
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKogxNyzNuQ

    Highlights:
  • 3:44 in.
  • 6:50 in.
  • 14:39 in.
  • 16:10 in.
  • 19:06 in.
  • 22:18 in.
  • 26:21 in. Sounds like (what I nick-named) a Jeep Travel cue from "MacGyver". And the rest of the cue sounds like his "MacGyver" work, too.
  • 31:00 in.
  • 33:22 in.
  • 35:04 in.
  • 39:25 in.
  • 44:47 in.
  • 46:14 in.



    "Black Widow"
    By: Dennis McCarthy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeFA6srCQCI (sorry about the buzz -- only two loads up and they are both from the same source)

    This is McCarthy's only effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 1:44 in.
  • 8:04 in.
  • 15:12 in.
  • 18:29 in.
  • 25:02 in. A side of McCarthy I've not quite heard before and I liked it.
  • 25:57 in.
  • 37:16 in.
  • 39:20 in.
  • 42:01 in.
  • 44:11 in.

    "I've been looking for you," kick to the head.
    LOL.



    "Murder Offshore"
    By: Morton Stevens
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFd1WaBMRCM (another episode with a buzz)

    Highlights:
  • 223 in.
  • 4:44 in.
  • 13:56 in. Actually, it start earlier, but between the SFX and the buzz in the video, this is the point where you can really hear it.
  • 22:22 in.
  • 30:42 in. Almost five minutes long.
  • 37:41 in.
  • 39:15 in.
  • 42:32/44:02 in. These two cues can be combined.
  • 46:00 in.



    "The Assassin"
    By: Ken Harrison
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rATzCEuCZUw (buzz free [though hissy now]; my ears are recovering now; the volume is a little low though)

    Highlights:
  • 1:42 in.
  • 7:24 in.
  • 9:32 in.
  • 15:08 in.
  • 24:28 in.
  • 34:06/34:50 in.
  • 36:30 in. The cue runs for a little over ten minutes.



    "Rules to Die By "
    By: Morton Stevens
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB79q06vDxQ (much better quality compared to the last two)

    This is Stevens' final effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 4:44 in.
  • 8:12/9:39 in.
  • 14:57 in.
  • 18:20 in.
  • 24:04 in.
  • 30:00 in.
  • 32:35 in.
  • 38:46 in.
  • 40:40 in.
  • 45:43 in.

    Boy, a lot of people fall to their deaths in this series.



    Looks like I'll finish the series Saturday.

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     Posted:   Sep 28, 2018 - 2:06 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:




    "Healthy, Wealthy and Dead"
    By: Paul Chihara
    Source music arranged by: Dave Fisher (honestly, I've been skipping the credits passed the composer credit, so if he was credited on others, I don't know)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Math2iJhJiQ (the load is muffly and somewhat low)

    This is Chahara's final effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 8:01 in.
  • 19:08 in.
  • 21:07 in. Obviously inspired by a certain Vangelis cue I don't need to name (for the horses riding half of the cue).
  • 28:35 in.
  • 37:00 in.
  • 40:15 in.
  • 47:02 in.

    Smaller, not as big on ideas and heavy on synths, compared to his terrific pilot score.



    "The Ugliest American"
    By: Ken Harrison
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3_iG92sqIE (the load is muffly and somewhat low)

    Highlights:
  • 1:35/3:53/5:15 in. Ahhh, remember when we could get scoring like this in a TV show?
  • 7:00 in.
  • 11:00 in.
  • 12:00 in.
  • 25:35 in.
  • 32:21 in.
  • 36:27 in.
  • 38:05 in.
  • 40:17 in. Nearly the whole thing has the "MacGyver" Harrison sound over it, especially considering this could have bee a Mac rescue.
  • 45:04 in.



    "Who's Trying to Kill Miss Globe?"
    By: Ken Harrison
    Source music arranged by: Dave Fisher
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PLrW_5ayWs

    Highlights:
  • 16:00 in.
  • 21:35 in.
  • 31:58 in.
  • 37:25 in.
  • 41:40 in.

    Doesn't really sound like any Harrison score I've heard before. Sounds less well-written, more improvised. Perhaps -- pure speculation -- they took a chance on another composer and it didn't work out and Ken had little time to do a new score.

    Joseph Conlan is mistakenly credited for the score on IMDb. A quick search seems to indicate he did the arrangement -- uncredited -- of the re-recording of the song "I Need a Hero", used for the show, with Rocky Davis as an orchestrator.



    "Adams' Ribs"
    By: Ken Harrison
    Source music arranged by: Dave Fisher
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkOF3fEIEIM

    Highlights:
  • 2:14 in.
  • 3:12 in.
  • 14:45 in.
  • 18:15 in. Also sounds like his "MacGyver" work.
  • 27:25 in.
  • 2840 in.
  • 33:28 in. That theme is very similar to Rosenman's theme for the TV movie "The Face on the Milk Carton" (sadly still not released)..
  • 36:03 in.
  • 38:16 in.
  • 40:24 in. Another "MacGyver" sounding cue.
  • 41:37 in.
  • 42:37 in.
  • 44:31 in.

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     Posted:   Sep 29, 2018 - 12:00 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing the Series:




    "Jack of Spades"
    By: Ken Harrison
    Source music arranged by: Dave Fisher
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SionT65bpJA

    Highlights:
  • 1:43 in.
  • 10:38 in.
  • 14:00 in.
  • 16:05/17:35 in.
  • 25:43 in.
  • 30:00 in.
  • 34:10 in.
  • 37:54 in.
  • 43:20 in. Reminds me of his "MacGyver" work for the first half minute.
  • 45:00 in.



    "Passions" (final episode of the series)
    By: Ken Harrison
    Source music arranged by: Dave Fisher
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxuxBhS6-qU

    Highlights:
  • 1:43 in.
  • 7:37 in.
  • 8:50 in.
  • 11:10 in.
  • 14:20 in.
  • 21:34 in.
  • 37:37 in.
  • 41:04 in.
  • 44:55 in.



    The series has not been released, so the Youtube loads are the only way to catch it currently.
    There has been no release of any of the scoring. I also can't find any promos that have any cues on them by the composers.


    ADDITIONAL, UNCREDITED, SOURCE, OR TRACKED COMPOSERS

    This list is compiled from ASCAP and BMI.

  • Ralph Ferraro
  • Don Nemitz (this would have been additional for Richard Lewis Warren)
  • John Debney (probably for McCarthy)
  • Stewart Levin
  • Bruce Babcock (this would have been for Harrison and maybe for McCarthy as well; he worked with them on "MacGyver")
  • Don Davis (maybe for McCarthy)

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