With sirens screaming and red lights blazing, the Emergency! team is back in all 22 gripping Season Three episodes on five discs. Reunite with paramedics Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe) and John Gage (Randolph Mantooth) as they r... more »ace to scenes of danger, death and destruction in order to bring help to L.A.'s most needy victims. Waiting for them on the other end of the line is the intelligent staff of Rampart Hospital, including dedicated Nurse Dixie McCall (Golden Globe nominee Julie London). One of the first shows to realistically portray life as an EMT, or emergency medical technician, Emergency! also features such sensational guest stars Kathleen Quinlan, and teen heartthrob Bobby Sherman. Get ready for every heart-racing moment as the Emergency! team comes to the rescue in these engaging Season Three episodes!« less
Mark H. (dccradio) from LUMBERTON, NC Reviewed on 7/24/2016...
Emergency! is one of my favorite television programs. Season three is probably my favorite season of the season's that I've watched so far.
Emergency Season 3
Gin | South GA | 02/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can vividly remember watching Emergency as a kid and being in awe of the things that Gage and DeSoto were able to do as Paramedic Firefighters. Back then I could not wait for The Price is Right to be over so that Emergency would come on... As I got older I found myself drawn to the field of Emergency Medicine and at 16 I started as a volunteer at the local ambulance squad, and at 18 became a NY State EMT. I went on to work at NYC EMS and in fact met my husband of going on 26 years while at EMT class. Without this show I would not have married my husband or had my 3 children. I am sure the creators of this show never imagined that it would have such impact of so many lives! I have seasons 1 & 2 and preordered season 3 and as soon as it arrives my husband and I will sit down and watch it without fail..."
A great family show
R. W. Corrigan | Philadelphia, PA | 02/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a fire captain in a major northeastern city, and Emergency! was a great influence on me as a kid. Now my children are the age of when I used to watch the show, and watching it with them is a way for me to help them understand what I do, and a show that we can all enjoy together. There are so few good shows on T.V. these days that all of us can enjoy together, and "Emergency!" in one that really brings us togther. I am surprised how much my kids love this show, but I guess I shouldn't be!"
A great TV show I thought I'd never see on DVD
calvinnme | 02/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was quite surprised to see that not one but three seasons of Emergency are out on DVD or pending. I remember watching this great show on Saturday nights back when I was in high school. In those days, the networks put the good TV shows on Saturdays. Today, Saturday night is a graveyard for the pseudo-cancelled. It's hard to believe that 35 years ago the concept of the paramedic was a novel one, and this is a great show about the problems and personal lives of those involved in those early days of the program.
Emergency kept the pace fast and interesting with a combination of strange, dramatic, and even humorous cases. More unusual cases this season include the rescue of a boy trapped inside his own homemade rocket, a man who has difficulty breathing because he has swallowed his partial dental plate, an amateur magician trapped in a safe, a bank robbery hostage has symptoms of a heart attack and the paramedics have to treat him at gunpoint, a patient with an earache caused by mothballs, and an artist trapped inside his own sculpture.
The personal side of Emergency is interesting too. The chemistry between paramedics John Gage and Roy DeSoto is great and their various misadventures are frequently humorous. They're good friends but quite different people. Roy is a family man through and through, and John is a carefree single guy. I remember one particularly funny conversation in which John is actually thinking about marriage but is not sure he and the girl have known each other long enough. He asks Roy how long he knew his wife before they got married and Roy says 12 years. When John says that is a ridiculous period of time to wait, Roy mentions that he and his wife met in the fourth grade. That's a pretty typical conversation for the two. I highly recommend this series. If you've never seen it, even though medicine has changed drastically, it is still good entertainment. Highly recommended. "
At long last; it's here!!!
Kevin M. Vyvyan | Union Grove, WI USA | 02/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's such a shame that there's so many negative comments about this release. Like most writing reviews I too am a firefighter/emt. I didn't have the privilege of watching this show during it's original run, but was able to watch it through syndication in the '80s. I remember setting that hour aside every day straining to watch it through a channel out of Chicago. It was worth every minute. I love the fact that the discs were not double sided. Yes, some of the episodes have minor flaws in the picture quality, but who cares. A true fan looks past that and enjoys the program for what it is. What's even better is now I can enjoy this with my son and show him some of the history that helped evolve the fire service. Thank you Universal for releasing season three and here's hoping for more seasons to follow."