Crime Fighting Heroes of Television: Over 10,000 Facts from 151 Shows, 1949-2001

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McFarland, Oct 9, 2002 - Performing Arts - 226 pages
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Superheroes and characters who fight crime by extraordinary means have populated the television airwaves from the beginning. This broad-ranging reference contains a trove of information on shows featuring such characters as Superman and Black Scorpion to programs like The A-Team and Knight Rider. Regular police and detective shows have been excluded. Alphabetical entries on 125 network, cable and syndicated series broadcast from 1949 to 2001, plus 26 pilot films, deliver information about story premises, characters, and myriad elements that add flavor and interest to the shows, as well as cast listings and broadcast data. A handy index of performers is included as well as appendices listing the crime fighting superheroes and machines that appear in the programs.
 

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Contents

The Lone Gunmen
109
The Lone Ranger
111
Los Luchadores The Wrestlers
113
The Magician
114
Manimal
115
Mann and Machine
116
MANTIS
117
The Master
118

Automan
19
The Avengers
20
Batgirl pilot
23
BeastMaster
26
The Bionic Woman
29
Black Scorpion
30
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
33
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
34
Captain America pilot
40
Captain Nice
41
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
43
Captain Video and His Video Rangers
45
CAT Squad pilot
47
Chameleon in Blue pilot
48
Charmed
49
Cleopatra 2525
53
Command 5 pilot
54
Commando Cody Sky Marshal of the Universe
55
Conan
56
Dangerous Curves
57
Dare Devil pilot
58
Dark Avenger pilot
61
The Dragon pilot
62
The Dream Team
63
18 Wheels of Justice
64
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
65
The Flash
66
Flash Gordon
67
Forever Knight
68
Freedom
69
The Gemini Man
70
Generation X pilot
71
The Great Merlini pilot
73
The Green Hornet
75
The Legendary Journeys
77
Here Comes Tobor pilot
79
The Raven
81
The Highwayman
82
The TV Series
83
Human Target
85
Hunter 1968
86
I Spy
87
The Infiltrator pilot
89
Invincible pilot
90
The Invisible Man 1958
91
The Invisible Man 1975
92
The Invisible Man 2000
93
The Invisible Woman pilot
94
Isis
95
It Takes a Thief
96
Jane
97
Kimbar of the Jungle pilot
98
Knight Rider
99
Kung Fu
101
The Legend Continues
102
La Femme Nikita
103
Level 9
106
The New Adventures of Superman
107
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
119
Mr Terrific
122
Model by Day pilot
124
My Secret Identity
126
The New Avengers
127
The New Ghost Writer Mysteries
128
NightMan
129
Once a Hero
130
The Others
132
The Owl pilot
133
Probe
135
The Queen of Swords
137
Relic Hunter
139
RoboCop
140
Rocky Jones Space Ranger
141
Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers
142
Sable
143
Scarecrow and Mrs King
144
The Seal pilot
146
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
147
Secret Agent Man
148
The Secret World of Alex Mack
149
The Sentinel
152
Shazam
153
Sheena
154
Sheena Queen of the Jungle
155
The Six Million Dollar Man
156
Smallville
158
Space Patrol
160
Special Unit 2
162
Stingray
163
Street Hawk
164
Super Force
165
The Super Human Samurai Syber Squad
166
Superboy
167
Tarzan
169
Team Knight Rider
170
Thieves
172
Things That Go Bump pilot
173
Thor pilot
174
Time Traxx
176
Tom Corbett Space Cadet
179
Tracker
181
Ultraman
183
VIP
185
Viper
188
VR Troopers
190
The Wild Wild West
191
Witchblade
193
Wonder Woman
195
Wonderbug
199
Zorro
202
Superheroes by Name
207
Superheroes by Mortal Name
208
Crime Fighting Machines by Show
210
Performer Index
211
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About the author (2002)

New Yorker Vincent Terrace has worked as a researcher for ABC television and is the television historian for BPOLIN Productions (an independent film and television producing company for which he has created a projected television series called "April's Dream"). He has written more than 30 books, many about television and radio.

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