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 Posted:   Apr 26, 2023 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


Fairly short-lived series from 1981 that starred Robert Stack. When the pilot opens, not even two minutes in and you get a lame forced skin color joke, and a low-hanging fruit joke about breast size. The series was doomed.

The theme music is by Dominic Frontiere.

Attention readers: I have been implementing a system that is nothing more than a note to myself; for cues that I want to include in a suite one day, for now on I will denote them with ^ symbol. It has no special meaning to anyone else but myself. No, the lack of an up arrow symbol doesn't mean the cue is bad (it just may have too much SFX or FX for suite use or just isn't worth my time to edit and include). Hence forth this system will be in all future threads and pre-exiting threads that I go back to for missed episodes. Anything in ( ) are just notes to the arrow and you need not bother with that. The system does not mean that I will make a suite or that one has been made, it's simply for my own reference if and when I do decide to.

"Strike Force" (A.K.A.: the feature-length pilot)
By: Dominic Frontiere
Alternative link #1:
Alternative link #2: (low quality)
Alternative link #3: (low quality)
Alternative link #4: (low quality)

  • 0:00 in. The country-music flavored source cue that is clearly molded after "On the Road Again".^ *
  • 1:55 in.^
  • 3:53 in. Short outtro followed by the series main theme.^
  • 12:14 in.
  • 16:37 in.^
  • 18:44 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 27:45 in. The Spanish-flavored source cue.^
  • 29:29 in.^
  • 32:26/33:45 in. And the cue after the commercial break of the second cue noted.^
  • 35:47 in.^
  • 37:30/38:37 in.^
  • 42:16 in.^
  • 44:21 in. Including dramatic standing up music. The whole cue is really just fantastic; opens dramatically, builds in an unusual manner, and reaches an off kilter end. There's an extra tag on the end, but I think it was added after-the-fact and is not part of this cue.^
  • 55:05/1:02:37 in. And the cue after the commercial break of the first cue noted.^
  • 1:04:45 in.^
  • 1:07:06/1:09:30 in.^

    * = If I saw Robert Stack behind a counter, I'd think the F.B.I. or some such agency is there to get somebody. He just doesn't blend in.

    (Note to Me: composer credit -- 1:09:59 in)


    By: ?????

     Posted:   Apr 27, 2023 - 2:16 AM   
     By:   chriss   (Member)

    Never heard of this. Rather lackluster theme by Frontiere.
    But Stanley Zbornak was in the cast! big grin

     Posted:   Apr 27, 2023 - 3:53 AM   
     By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

    I watched this when it aired, I don't remember if I liked it, but I do remember loving the theme. That was back when I would just record series themes off the TV. regardless of the show. This was a favorite.

     Posted:   Apr 27, 2023 - 8:26 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    "The Victims"
    By: Nelson Riddle

  • 1:08 in. I can imagine John and Ponch riding around to this on a nice day in "CHiPs".^
  • 3:57 in.^
  • 9:23 in.^
  • 11:26 in.
  • 14:15 in.^
  • 16:21 in.^
  • 18:24 in.^
  • 21:08 in.^ *
  • 25:36 in.
  • 28:24 in.^
  • 33:39 in.^
  • 35:24 in.^
  • 36:18 in.^
  • 37:57 in.^
  • 45:40 in.^

    Yeah, another forced skin color joke. Just what the show needed.

    * = Just, wow. How did this show not get canned after the third episode? It's so bad.

    Robert Stack: "I can't handle you people -- it's too early."

    Captain: "If something goes wrong, it's my neck."
    Robert Stack: "I can live with that."


    "The Predator"
    By: ?????

     Posted:   Apr 28, 2023 - 10:09 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    "Magic Man"
    By: Mark Snow
    Alternative link #1: (with commercials)
    Alternative link #2: (with commercials)
    Alternative link #3:
    Alternative link #4: (with commercials)

  • 4:55 in.
  • 11:25 in.^
  • 12:34/13:58 in. Sad soft piece with flute and synth piano.^
  • 16:47 in. Repeating staccato strings with doubled brass and woodwinds over.^
  • 27:05 in. Ounchy brass plays over for some tense dramatics in the open.^
  • 30:05 in. Short bumper cue, and the short intro cue that follows it.^
  • 32:32 in.^
  • 34:25 in. Lightly mournful cue with woodwinds taking the lead.^
  • 38:12 in. Short outtro cue with the theme. And the cue after the commercial break with some light action material using the main theme and backing ideas.^
  • 45:11 in.^
  • 46:08 in.^
  • 47:42 in. Playful cue^

    (NtM: composer credit -- 48:11 in ~ 25:47)

    "Look at him -- he's got a face that belongs in a cereal box."

    Robert Stack: "Twenty bucks? When I was a kid it took me six months to make twenty bucks."

    Robert Stack: "Do I look like Magic Johnson?"
    Kid: "No waaayyy."

    "Night Nurse"
    By: John E. Davis (as "John Davis")
    Alternative link #1:
    Alternative link #2: Couldn't find it, but it's on Youtube somewhere.

  • 1:03 in.^
  • 2:59 in. The cue starts taking off about thirty seconds in. About three minutes of action/chase music using the main theme and backing ideas.^
  • 8:13 in.^
  • 11:33/14:26 in.^
  • 15:34 in.^
  • 18:54 in.^
  • 25:03 in.^
  • 27:14 in.^
  • 30:57 in.^
  • 34:21 in.^
  • 35:16 in.^
  • 36:06 in.^
  • 39:36 in.^
  • 40:31 in. Five minutes of tense and dramatic work.^

    (NtM: composer credit -- 46:37 in)

    "Go curl your hair." (wow, 1980's TV insults!)

     Posted:   May 1, 2023 - 8:58 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    "The Hollow Man"
    By: Nelson Riddle

  • 1:09 in.^
  • 3:27 in.^
  • 13:33 in.^
  • 22:11 in.^
  • 23:52 in.^
  • 25:15 in. And the cue after the commercial break, which just sounds like the same cue continuing.
  • 29:04 in.
  • 33:49 in.^
  • 35:16 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 37:57 in.^
  • 42:24 in.^
  • 45:25 in.^

    The climax was let down by the fact they took like ten second of a helicopter hovering sound, and looped it. Over and over and over again.

    Herb: "Who's side are you on?"
    Robert Stack: "The guy with the bomb."

    Herb: "Man cannot live by chilidog alone. One of these days your stomach's gonna yell uncle."

    Blonde: "Are you a sensitive, too?"
    Robert Stack: "In a few places..."


    "The Outcast"
    By: Mundell Lowe

     Posted:   May 2, 2023 - 8:37 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    By: Nelson Riddle

  • 1:07 in.^
  • 4:08 in.^
  • 5:59 in.^
  • 7:34 in.^
  • 12:06/14:26 in. And the cue after the commercial break of the second cue.^
  • 17:55/19:09 in.^
  • 23:06 in.^
  • 24:34 in.^
  • 24:47 in.^
  • 32:12 in.^
  • 35:57 in.^
  • 42:45 in.^
  • 44:25 in.^
  • 46:35 in.^

    There's not too much in this score that anybody would recognize as being by Riddle (some of the jazz/funk material is like his work on "City of Angels" -- a series I made suites for all episodes of). It's a different foray into his work and also a good score. Some of these cue may be able to be combined into suites and work just fine.

    Bad Guy: "I'm willing to be fair."
    Thief: "You may be willing to be fair, but me..." pulls out a switch blade.


    "Internal Affairs"
    By: ?????

     Posted:   May 3, 2023 - 8:37 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    "Lonely Ladies"
    By: Nelson Riddle (load used) (in Polish?)
    Alternative link #1: (sounds awful, like the video and audio were recorded with a camera off a TV set)
    Alternative link #2:
    Alternative link #3: (first part) (second part) (third part) (last part)

  • 1:15 in. Disco source music. And the score cue that immediately follows it.^
  • 8:04 in.^
  • 11:12 in.^
  • 17:30 in.^ *
  • 22:36 in. More disco source music. And the score cue that immediately follows it (and the cue after the commercial break).^
  • 27:30 in.^
  • 30:41 in.^
  • 36:21 in.^
  • 37:05 in.^
  • 37:59 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 39:10 in. To the end of the episode.^

    This episode score overall is more like his work on "City of Angels".

    * = For the guys here: stick around for after the cue for the hot blonde in a tight exercise dress. You're welcome.


    "Fallen Angel"
    By: ?????

     Posted:   May 4, 2023 - 10:01 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    By: John E. Davis (sound is only in the right channel; of course any suite will fix that)
    Alternative link #1:
    Alternative link #2: (first part) (second part) (third part) (last part)

  • 2:02 in. Jewish music for two Jewish people; then moderate tense music for a robbery..^
  • 15:09 in. Not so much the short opening comedic cue, but the southern-flavored source cue for the bar. And the whimsical cue that immediately follows it (and guys, stick around for when the cue ends -- super super hot blonde girl in a two-piece bikini; is there a guy here -- who likes girls -- that won't get on their hands and knees and beg her? No, no there is not).^
  • 18:32 in.^
  • 19:58 in.^
  • 21:57 in.^
  • 23:17 in.^
  • 24:29 in.^
  • 26:15 in.
  • 28:56 in.^
  • 31:33 in. Short transition cue.^
  • 32:42 in.^
  • 39:36 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 41:32 in.^

    Jeanette Nolan guest stars some.

    That IMDb credits for this episode have a "Beautiful Girl" listed with an actress named Lori Sutton. She had a short acting career:

    In this episode one of the Strike Force members says she could be in Playboy. The same year as this episode, she was in a film called Fast Times at Ridgemont High, where she played a character credited as: Playmate. Sadly, I don't see anything saying she posed for Playboy or the like, but nude scenes in films, so there's that.

    Lori turns 53 this year. A fairly current pictures shows that even at 53, she's very attractive. I think any older man with a woman over 50 that looks like she does, would be counting their lucky stars. Hell, she could still post for Playboy today.

    Sorry, she's was just to stunningly hot to not look into and talk about. Just, wow. So hot.

    Trivia: There was no film starring John Wayne in 1943 called Out of the Fog. There was a film in 1941 by that name, but still no Wayne.


    By: John E. Davis

     Posted:   May 5, 2023 - 12:03 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    "The John Killer"
    By: Nelson Riddle
    Alternative link #1:
    Alternative link #2:

    This is presumably the final effort by Riddle for the series.

  • 1:07 in. And the source cue that immediately follows it.^
  • 3:22 in.^
  • 6:28 in.^
  • 8:36 in.^
  • 9:21 in.^
  • 11:54 in.^
  • 13:55 in.^(14:06)
  • 16:54 in.^
  • 18:22 in.^
  • 20:43 in.^
  • 21:42 in.^
  • 24:04 in.^
  • 29:20 in.^
  • 33:07 in.^
  • 37:23 in.^
  • 40:08 in.^
  • 45:38 in.^

    (Note to Me: 20:43, 26:22)

    Out-of-context quote...
    Robert Stack: "I wouldn't have come if there had been any other way."

     Posted:   May 8, 2023 - 8:56 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    By: Mundell Lowe

  • 3:37 in.^
  • 10:12 in. The Spanish-flavored source music cue.^
  • 13:25 in.^
  • 18:36 in.^
  • 21:33 in. The funky source music cue.^
  • 22:33 in. And the source cues that immediately follow it. And the score cues that follow the source cues.^
  • 28:35 in.^
  • 30:08 in.^
  • 36:10 in.^
  • 40:25 in.^

    (NtM: 9:17, 45:42)

    This is the final episode with a video available, so the next update will just be a listing of missing episodes.

     Posted:   May 9, 2023 - 2:30 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 1:

    So, like I said, no further episodes are available. And only one I know the composer for (the end credits were on Youtube for it).


    "Deadly Chemicals"
    By: Ken Harrison

    By: ?????

    By: ?????

    "Death Fire"
    By: Ken Harrison

    "The Judge"
    By: ?????

    The final episode apparently did not air. The episode is apparently missing and not currently accounted for, like all other episodes are.

    At least one script was written and not filmed.

     Posted:   May 10, 2023 - 7:29 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


    Culled from BMI and ASCAP. Some of these might be from projects with a similar name; BMI and ASCAP make no distinction. In no particular order:

  • John Murtaugh.
  • Nick Perito. (listed with Allyn Ferguson -- who did one or more unknown episodes)
  • Rocco Moriana. (also a music supervisor)
  • Charles Fox. (listed with Davis)
  • Richard J. Powell.
  • Armen Hambarsumian.
  • Frederick Alan Dyer.
  • John Sponsler and Thomas Gire.

    As usual, there has been, of course, no release of the show's scoring. No known promos either.

    Other Threads I Have Created or Commented in About TV Scores:

    PLEASE NOTE: There are some shows left off, that I created as place holders to new TV series, incase I wanted to cover then later, but changed my mind.

  • "MacGyver":

  • "The Orville":

  • "The Rockford Files":

  • "Private Eye": (technically completed)

  • "Cannon": (complete)

  • "Barnaby Jones": (complete)

  • "Dan August": (complete)

  • "Markham":

  • "T.H.E. Cat":

  • "The Name of the Game":

  • "McCloud":

  • "Hart to Hart":

  • "T.J. Hooker": (complete)

  • "The Simpsons": (technically complete)

  • The Shirley Walker Odyssey (on episodes of TV series she has scored):

  • "Christy":

  • "Walker, Texas Ranger": (complete)

  • "Rawhide": (complete)

  • "Cover Up": (complete)

  • "Matt Helm": (complete)

  • "87th Precinct": (complete)

  • "Quantum Leap":

  • "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman":

  • "The Untouchables" (1993): (complete)

  • "Gunsmoke": (technically complete)

  • "In the Heat of the Night":

  • "Flying High": (complete)

  • "Bodyguards": (complete)

  • "FX: The Series":

  • "Seaquest: DSV": (complete)

  • "The Dirty Dozen: The Series": (complete)

  • "CHiPs": (technically complete)

  • "Bronk": (complete)

  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer": (technically complete)

  • "Spencer's Pilots":

  • "Police Story":

  • "Longstreet": (complete)

  • "Vega$": (complete)

  • "Crazy Like a Fox":

  • "Voyagers!": (complete)

  • "Gemini Man":

  • "Automan":

  • "Manimal": ("complete"; until I heat Stu's rejected score, I'm not counting it completed)

  • "The Fall Guy":

  • "Matlock":

  • "Black Saddle": (complete)

  • "Dark Justice":

  • "Mannix": (complete)

  • "Jake and the Fatman":

  • "Murder, She Wrote" (including "The Law & Harry McGraw):

  • "Miami Vice":

  • "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe": (complete)

  • "Matlock":

  • "Magnum, pi":

  • "The A-Team":

  • The Random TV Pilots Thread:

  • "Wiseguy": (complete)

  • "Cagney & Lacey":

  • "The Visitor" (1997):

  • The Random TV Movies & Miniseries Thread:

  • "Paper Dolls": (complete)

  • The Random Westerns Score Thread:

  • "From the Earth to the Moon": (complete)

  • "Nowhere Man": (complete)

  • "Starsky and Hutch": (complete)

  • "Vengeance Unlimited": (complete)

  • "Hawk":

  • "Remington Steele": (complete)

  • "King of the Hill": (complete)

  • "Ghost Whisperer":

  • "Baretta":

  • "Dynasty":

  • "The Colbys":

  • "Moonlighting": (complete)

  • "Falcon Crest":

  • "Dallas":

  • "Petrocelli":

  • "Mrs. Columbo": (complete)

  • "Police Woman": (complete)

  • "Madigan":

  • "Salvage-1": (added so next time I have to copy it I don't have to go hunting for the link) (complete)

  • "Charlie's Angels": (complete)

  • "Emerald Point, N.A.S.":

  • "Wagon Train": (complete)

  • "The Muary Laws Odyssey Thread":

  • "Cimarron Strip": (complete)

  • "Born Free": (complete)

  • "Father Dowling Mysteries": (complete)

  • "Pasadena": (complete)

  • "The Six Million Dollar Man":

  • "The Mod Squad":

  • "Samurai Jack": (complete)

  • "Lady Blue": (complete)

  • "Knots Landing":

  • "The Twilight Zone" (2002): (complete)

  • "The Waltons":

  • "First Monday":

  • "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" (radio):

  • "The Feather and Father Gang": (complete)

  • "Greatest American Hero": (complete)

  • "City of Angels" (1976): (complete)

  • "Lancer":

  • "Laredo": (complete)

  • "Peyton Place": (complete)

  • "Custer": (complete)

  • "The Streets of San Fransisco": (complete)

  • "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir": (complete)

  • "Matt Houston": (complete)

  • "Switch": (complete)

  • "Johnny Midnight":

  • "Ohara":

  • "Hawaii Five-O":

  • "S.W.A.T.":

  • "The Loner": (complete)

  • "The Rookies": (complete)

  • "Harry O": (complete)

  • "Cade's County": (complete)

  • "The Powers of Matthew Star": (complete)

  • "Daniel Boone": (complete)

  • "Law of the Plainsman": (complete)

  • "Tales of Wells Fargo":

  • "Code Red":

  • "Chase" (1973):

  • "Delvecchio":

  • "Get Christie Love!":

  • "Sarge":

  • "12 O'Clock High": (complete)

  • "Once an Eagle" (WWII mini series): (complete)

  • "Thriller" (1973): (complete)

  • "Thriller" (1960): (complete)

  • "Nash Bridges":

  • "Garfield's Halloween Adventure":

  • "The Cousteau Odyssey":

  • "O'Hara United States Treasury":

  • "Banacek":

  • "Most Wanted": (complete)

  • "The Most Deadly Game":

  • "Fantasy Island" (original series):

  • "Medical Center": (complete)

  • "The Magician":

  • "The Flying Nun": (complete)

  • "Sonny Burke": (complete)

  • "Korg: 70,000 B.C.":

  • "Laramie": (complete)

  • "The Virginian":

  • "The Monkees": (completed)

  • "The Critic": (complete)

  • "American Dad!": (in progress)

  • "McClain's Law":

  • The "Call to Danger" Pilots Thread:

  • The "Johnny Dollar" TV Pilots Thread:

  • "Finder of Lost Loves": (completed)

  • "240-Robert":

  • "Kolchak: The Night Stalker": (completed)

  • "Night Stalker" (2005): (completed)

  • "Haunted" (technically completed)

  • "Call to Glory":

  • "The Adventures of the Falcon":

  • "J.J. Starbuck": (one episode short oif being compelted)

  • "Serpico":

  • "Police Squad!": (completed)

  • "Futurama": (will be completed)

  • "Columbo": (completed)

  • "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles":

  • "Kojak": (completed)

  • "Kojak" (2005): (completed)

  • "The FBI":

  • "Guns of Paradise":

  • "Strike Force":

  • "D

  • "Ho


    (If I missed a thread, let me know!)

     Posted:   Oct 12, 2023 - 11:35 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    A couple of missing episodes have popped up since, so I was able to solve the composer on each. So I'll do one today and one tomorrow.

    "The Outcast"
    By: Mundell Lowe (no, it's not you -- the load has skips in audio)

  • 1:06 in. A long cue, going on for nearly seven minutes.^
  • 15:50 in.^
  • 24:55 in.^(parts)
  • 34:09 in.^(34:35/35:00)
  • 36:33 in.^(37:05)
  • 39:07 in.^
  • 40:27 in.^(open/41:15/)
  • 45:50 in.^

     Posted:   Oct 12, 2023 - 12:45 PM   
     By:   CindyLover   (Member)

    I'm amazed this show did a comic relief subplot about Robert Stack's character trying to get the phone company to do something about an obscene phone caller ringing him.

    I thought it was Don Davis when I watched the episode Jon E. Davis did!

     Posted:   Oct 21, 2023 - 2:49 AM   
     By:   CindyLover   (Member)

    Fun fact: There was a UK Christmas annual of this series prepared... (ITV bought it for UK airings but never seems to have been shown here. It can't have been the quality or the series' short lifespan that was a sticking point...)

     Posted:   Oct 21, 2023 - 8:16 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    Last episode that is up that was not before. Still some missing.

    By: John E. Davis (not, it's not you -- the opening credits theme is only coming out the right channel, and there are also annoying skips in the audio here and there)

  • 1:07 in. A few seconds short of being four minutes long.^
  • 14:25 in.^
  • 17:01 in.^
  • 23:50 in.^
  • 25:34 in.^
  • 27:25 in.
  • 39:32 in.^
  • 42:32 in.^
  • 44:35 in.^
  • 45:52 in.^

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