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How many sixty (60) minute episodes were prod...

nAfter being on hiatus during most of January, February, March, and April of 1977, the series re-surfaced as part of NBC’s regular Friday night hour-long line-up (10 – 11 PM). While the majority of the episodes aired during NBC’s Wednesday night line-up, a total of one-hundred and forty-three (143) 60-minute episodes were produced over the […]

Who were the regular characters on the show?

nA whole host of regulars make up the QME cast. Most recognizable actors include Garry Walberg as Lt. Frank Monahan (previous by having shared the camera with Klugman on The Odd Couple, as Speed), Robert Ito as Assistant M.E. Sam Fujiyama, John S. Ragin as Dr. Robert Astin, Val Bisoglio as Danny Tovo (previously from […]

Who played in some of the re-occurring roles ...

nLynette Mettey (1976-1977) as Lee Potter, Anita Gilette (1982-1983) as Dr. Emily Hanover, Eddie Garrett as Ed, John Nolan as Bartender, Peter Virgo as Pete and Filip field as Lab Technician. Actor James A. Watson Jr. periodically throughout the series) appeared many times as the level-headed District Attorney Jim Barnes, while Joseph Sirola portrayed District […]

How much of what we see and hear is procedura...

nIn an early 1980s Science Digest article entitled, Among Forensic Pathologists, Quincy’s a Social Crusader, by Marvin Grosswirth, Mark Scott Taylor (QME technical advisor and actor) indicated, “When we get into the various lab procedures, we try as much as possible to do real procedures or at least a portions of real procedures…” He admits […]

Why were “social responsibility” related them

nUnlike Glen Larson’s more romantic crime-drama, One West Waikiki, QME was largely based upon identifying causes related to social conflict and prescribing socially responsible cures to some of the problems that plague our country. Whether the issue was environmentally based, such as toxic waste dumping, or narrowly-defined such as Tourette’s syndrome, QME writers continually provided […]

Does Quincy consistently follow his own advic...

nBefore the Medical Health Planning Board, during “For the Benefit of My Patients,” Quincy was quick to point out about his own profession,nnnn“…As you can see, Dr. Rawlings and the Terrace Heights Hospital are not prejudiced. Anyone can get in, regardless of race, color, or creed – they just have to be able to pay! […]