41:50 in. And continued after the gunshot with crappy FX added over it.
I'm going to take a wild guess here, since Stu posts sometimes and might click into this thread because he sees his name and is curious, but I suspect Morton Stevens was hired for that one episode of "Knight Rider" because Stu recommended him (maybe even as a replacement that didn't turn out to work). Their names show up together on so many series.
37:30 in. I didn't know Peter did funky cop-show like music until this episode.
39:25 in. With Ride of the Valkyries worked in.
28:13 in: Director Kim Manners: "Is that the boom mic I see the shadow of on the blue background?" Boom Mic Operator: "Sorry, misses Manners. We'll do another take." Director: "Fuck it, it's AUTOMAN; leave it in. I'm not sitting her and directing this shit again!"
* = I got to say, for some a ... show .... I liked the cinematography of the scenes.
I - just - got this series and Manimal on DVD over the weekend. What wonderfully light 1980's adventure fun! Back when the airwaves were dominated by Glen Larson, Stephen Cannell, Don Bellisario and Aaron Spelling!
If you watch this series with a nitpicky or critical eye, you're doing it all wrong. It's just good fun.
That theme has stuck with me over the 30+ years since I saw the show on its only run on Australian TV when I was a kid. I was pleasantly surprised that, when watching those YouTube links, my memory of that theme recalled every part of those opening credits.
Love the theme, but hated the SFX. You can find a synth version for download on Amazon, with some "Cursor"-like bleeps but no screams or gunshots. It doesn't have the opening bars, but combining those with the download produces a better product than either alone.
I also loved the square turns. (Desi Jr smashed against window, thugs attempting and smashing into things!) So did my kids.
Yes it was dumb, but it was fun. Chuck brought a goofy seriousness that made his scenes fun. Still, not something I can binge. One episode at a time for me.
Dave Fisher did not work for me. He worked for Glen. Glen picked all of the hit recordings he wanted in the show. (He said he used Dave because he "didn't want to bother me with trivial matters.") If Fox could not get a reasonable license fee, then Dave Fisher would do a "sound-a-like recording.