In memory of Glen Larson (1937-2014)

As you’ve almost certainly heard by now, Glen Larson died Friday. He was the creator or co-creator of a number of television series in the 1970s and 1980s, including Alias Smith and Jones, Battlestar Galactica, The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries, Switch, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Sword of Justice, B.J. and the Bear, Trauma Center, Quincy M.E., Manimal, Masquerade, Automan, Cover Up, Knight Rider, The Fall Guy, Magnum PI, P.S. I Luv You, One West Waikiki, and NightMan. He started his career as a singer and songwriter with The Four Preps in the 1950s and 1960s and wrote the theme music for several of his series.

One of his better themes was the one he did for his adaptation of the Buck Rogers comic strip. You can find it with and without lyrics on YouTube. Here’s the music in a parody of the opening credits featuring South Park’s Eric Cartman:


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