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Was surprised at the end of Monday's episode of Castle to see a little farewell message to Stephen J. Cannell. I hadn't heard that he passed on Sept. 30th.

Used to hear him on radio talk shows every now and then and he seemed like a real down to earth, good egg guy, not a typical Hollywood whoron.

If you had your TV at any time in the last 30 or 40 years, chances are you saw at least one of his shows. He created or wrote for:

Adam-12
The A-Team
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Baretta
Booker
Broken Badges
Castle (as actor)
Chase
Cobra
The Commish
The D.A.
The Duke
The Greatest American Hero
Hardcastle and McCormick
The Hat Squad
Hawkeye
Hunter
J.J. Starbuck
The Last Precinct
Magnum, P.I. (as actor)
The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage
Pacific Blue (as actor)
Palace Guard
Profit
The Quest
Renegade (also acting)
Richie Brockelman, Private Eye
Riptide
The Rockford Files
The Rousters
Santa Barbara (acting)
Silk Stalkings (also acting)
Sonny Spoon
Stingray
Stone
Street Justice
Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (also acting)
Toma
Top of the Hill
21 Jump Street
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Thanks for all the good times, SJC. You'll be missed. :(
 

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"Naked Heat" by Richard Castle is available now. Rumor has it SJC was the ghost writer on the two "Richard Castle" books and possibly a third.

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Who notes it's a good, old fashioned mystery.
 

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I heard the original obit a couple weeks ago. He was pretty young, really.

I've been watching my DVD set of the fifth season of ADAM-12. Yea, I've caught his name in the credits, as well as being familiar with others Snake45 listed.

R.I.P. :cry:
 
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Adam-12
The A-Team
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Baretta
Castle (as actor)
Hardcastle and McCormick
Hunter
Magnum, P.I. (as actor)
The Rockford Files
Silk Stalkings (also acting)
Stingray
Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (also acting)
Toma
I remember these shows well, watched a few of them every week if I could.
 

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Snake45 said:
Was surprised at the end of Monday's episode of Castle to see a little farewell message to Stephen J. Cannell. I hadn't heard that he passed on Sept. 30th.

Used to hear him on radio talk shows every now and then and he seemed like a real down to earth, good egg guy, not a typical Hollywood whoron.

If you had your TV at any time in the last 30 or 40 years, chances are you saw at least one of his shows. He created or wrote for:

Adam-12
The A-Team
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Baretta
Booker
Broken Badges
Castle (as actor)
Chase
Cobra
The Commish
The D.A.
The Duke
The Greatest American Hero
Hardcastle and McCormick
The Hat Squad
Hawkeye
Hunter
J.J. Starbuck
The Last Precinct
Magnum, P.I. (as actor)
The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage
Pacific Blue (as actor)
Palace Guard
Profit
The Quest
Renegade (also acting)
Richie Brockelman, Private Eye
Riptide
The Rockford Files
The Rousters
Santa Barbara (acting)
Silk Stalkings (also acting)
Sonny Spoon
Stingray
Stone
Street Justice
......Thanks for all the good times, SJC. You'll be missed. :(
Huh? Certainly not THIS: :mrgreen: :ek:
 

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No, it was about a mysterious guy who drove around in an all-black '65 Corvette.
 

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:rotflmao: Oooooohhh! A CORVETTE Stingray!! THAT makes a DIFFERENCE! :shock: :roll:

Guess I need a :cluebat: used on me! 8)
 

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I seem to recall a news report saying he was 69. I could be wrong though.
 

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No, it was about a mysterious guy who drove around in an all-black '65 Corvette.
It was a weird premise a guy named Ray rode around in a Corvette Stingray, if you checked the plates, you got the Presidential Motor Pool.

He traded favors, "In return for what you did for me, you want me to illegally take an anonymous patient and treat him off the books, I could lose my business, everything..and that ALL you want in return! Just that!" Or words to that effect.

What did he do for some of these folks, was the premise.

But, too slow, too complicated and terribly out of style at the time.

Geoff
Who wonders if it would work now days.
 

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As I remember it, Ray carried a Detonics Pocket 9. Designed by Dr. Nehemiah Sirkis, it was a delayed blowback 9x19mm, which used an annular ring in the chamber to slow down the opening of the slide. Detonics later released a .380 variant, and oddly, a long-slide version: the Pocket 9LS. There was an article in American Handgunner a couple of issues back where the writer was discussing one of Dr. Sirkis' other short-lived handgun designs, mentioning how successful he was. Sirkis has been prolific designer, but the number of his designs that were commercial successes can be counted on the fingers of one hand, with some left over.
 
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