The Rockford Files (1977) – To Protect and Serve Parts 1 & 2

A cop groupie causes all manner of trouble in the two-parter I look at this week. David Chase wrote this episode, which originally aired 11 March, 1977 with the second part following a week later on 18 March. The phone gag for the first episode featured a female friend of Rocky’s (Noah Beery Jr.) calling…

The Rockford Files (1974) – This Case Is Closed (Part 1 & 2)

  Private eye Jim Rockford (James Garner) finds himself in trouble in this two-parter with a teleplay by Cannell based on a story by Roy Huggins. Originally aired as a two-hour presentation on October 18, 1974, the episode was subsequently broken up into two parts for subsequent broadcasts. The phone gag this time around featured…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Edge of Destruction

  The third story in the first season of Doctor Who, is a short one, it’s a two-parter, and is also a bottle show, it all takes place on the standing sets of the TARDIS, nothing new had to be built. This allowed the show to save money. The first part, The Edge of Destruction…

Battlestar Galactica (1978) – The Gun On Ice Planet Zero

  This week’s installment of my look back at Battlestar Galactica features the two-parter, The Gun On Ice Planet Zero written by Bellisario, Michael Sloan and Leslie Stevens, from a story idea by John Ireland, Jr. The first episode aired on October 22, 1978, with its conclusion airing the following week on the 29th. The fleet appears to be in trouble…