Crime Fighting Heroes of Television

Over 10,000 Facts from 151 Shows, 1949–2001


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

Vincent Terrace has been a researcher for ABC television and is the television historian for BPOLIN Productions. He has written more than 50 books about television and radio.

Bibliographic Details

Vincent Terrace
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 226
Bibliographic Info: appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1395-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8445-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface     1

The Shows     5

Appendix A: Superheroes by Name     207

Appendix B: Superheroes by Mortal Name     208

Appendix C: Crime Fighting Machines by Show     210

Performer Index     211

Book Reviews & Awards

“detailed…loads of arcane trivia splashed in…facts…fun—Classic Images; “detailed…should appeal to TV trivia buffs”—Booklist; “Terrace is arguably the most prolific developer of television reference material, with more than 30 books to his credit”—ARBA.