When lives are on the line, the Emergency! team is there and ready for action. Reunite with Squad 51 and the heroic staff of Rampart Hospital in all 21 gripping Season 2 episodes of the pioneering series that was the first... more » to show the real-life drama of being an EMT. From mysterious widespread viruses to dangerous overdoses to a treacherous gas explosion, there's no crisis too tough for brave paramedics Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe) and John Gage (Randolph Mantooth). With their trademark wit and humor, they're always ready to race to the scene of LA's most dire situations. Along for the ride are some of TV's most popular stars, including Dick Van Patten, John Travolta (Welcome Back Kotter), Deidre Hall and many more. From legendary producer Jack Webb (Dragnet) comes the incredible second season of Emergency! - the TV show that broke new ground for all action series to come.« less
Glenn M. Schoditsch | Richmond, Virginia USA | 02/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, no playable issues here as was/is with Season One; so far. I'm still disappointed with Universal's choice of double-sided, non-picture discs but a better choice of packaging with the slim-line cases.
Automatic 5 stars for the series, no question there. You never know when a fledgling actor (at the time) may pop up. Anybody spot John Travolta as the injured hiker?
Update: EMERGENCY FIX! Sadly I've come to my viewing of the last episode of Season 2. Gleefully, it appears Universal has fixed the freeze-ups with nice clean transfers with very little artifactual trash; and only one Universal graphics intro. Good job Universal! Lets hope they keep em coming. We're over due for more WEBB TV, as in Season 2 of ADAM-12 and Dragnet. Sure glad to see that Season 3 of EMERGENCY is on its way!"
One of the 70's best action shows at its peak
B. Federovitch | Hamilton NJ | 02/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Emergency!, the action show about firemen/paramedics which starred Robert Fuller (formerly of Wagon Train), Julie London, Bobby Troup (author of the song ''Route 66''), Kevin Tighe and Randolph Mantooth debuted in January, 1972 and had its share of kinks. The characters were sometimes too stiff and the scripts too one-dimensional. So in Season 1, you get your share of classic episodes like ''Botulism'' (which deals with food poisoning and a race to save the victims) and ''Brushfire'' (which has some of the series' best fire scenes), but also clunkers like ''Nurses Wild'' (which wouldn't air today because of its chauvinism) and ''Weird Wednesday'' (an entertaining piece on strange things happening in one day, but a theme that wears itself out quickly). Season 2 is much stronger and offers the following episodes: Problem Kids Show Biz Virus (one of the series' best as a deadly disease threatens the lives of both Brackett and Gage!) Peace Pipe (one of the silliest episodes and again too politically incorrect to air today) Saddled Fuzz Lady Trainee (maybe the best episode in the series as Gage and DeSoto must work with Ed Marlowe, a former Vietnam medic on an ego trip) Women Dinner Date Musical Mania Helpful Drivers School Days The Professor Syndrome Honest Seance Boot Rip-Off (an excellent piece where Johnny and Roy are accused of stealing) Audit As far as storylines are concerned, this is the season that introduces Captain Stanley (Mike Norell), who gradually becomes one of the stronger characters in the series. We get a ton of great guest stars like Dick Van Patten, Deidre Hall, Melissa Gilbert, Robert Pratt, Robert Alda, Charles Aidman, Jackie Coogan, Lloyd Bochner and many others as the series' TV ratings get stronger, particularly among children. You get more episodes in this collection than Season 1 and to this point the technical difficulties which hampered the first season DVD sets appear to be resolved. For kids, this series is a great learning device about firemen, paramedics, hospitals, rescue and safety. For adults, it's a great action show, which should bring back a lot of memories. In all, a must-have for your video collection. "
The Don't Make 'Em Like This Anymore
A Reader | Acworth, GA | 12/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This collection, like the first, deserves 50 stars. The first season was fantastic, the quality excellent. Shows like this are a dying lot, and its a total shame. So Season Two should be no different. I'm impatiently waiting for February.
As an equipment buff, I enjoy being able to see all the old Biophones and old GE & Motorola radios used back then. We've come a long way from vacuum tubes and Plectrons. It's nice to see the old Crown Firecoach too. I can't rave enough about the clarity that's been preserved in these shows.
Time to sign off KMG-365 clear"
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David A. Preiser | Tacoma, WA United States | 04/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How Nice To Be Able To Watch This Wonderful Show Again & Anytime I Choose!!! The Cast And The Writing Are Really Outstanding...Julie London & Bobby Troup Are Favs Of My Dad, From Their Music Days, They Were A Great Team!!! The Shows Show Warmth, Humor & Danger That Touches Your Heart! I Can't Wait For Season Three...And Hopefully Season Two Of "ADAM-12", Another Great Show!!!!"
I Hope They Have Improved The Quality Of The Discs for Seaso
A Reader | 01/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Emergency is my favorite 1970's era TV show and I'm really happy to see that the second season is coming out on DVD and I hope Universal has improved the quality control on the sets and there won't be defective discs like happened with the DVD set for season 1. I unfortunately got one of the season one DVD sets with a bad disc and I don't want the same thing to happen with my season two set!"