Glen Larson died last week on November 14, 2014. Growing up Larson’s work was all over my house, not in the way that you’d think, but he managed to enter our hearts and minds. You may know him from his works; The Six Million Dollar Man, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Magnum P.I., The Fall Guy, Knight Rider … and so on. Without him we’d never get the critically acclaimed reboot of Galactica.
His shows were ones that the whole family could truly enjoy, and we did. Many times can I recall joining my grandmother, and my mom and dad, we would watch a tv set that had a dial, be taken to a place of imagination where the characters were larger than life, your vehicle of choice was awesomely stylish, and the good guys won.
Larson started out in music, then worked his way in to writing, his musical beginning translated into theme songs for his shows, the best known is probably the Knight Rider theme above, but I have a soft spot for The Unknown Stuntman used for The Fall Guy.
Sad to see you go, you were truly a TV legend, thanks for giving us Cylons, Cyborgs, and talking cars…