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Glen A. Larson

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Glen A. Larson
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Biographical information
Birth name Glen Albert Larson
Other name Christopher Eric James (Miniseries credits)
Birth date (1937-01-03)January 3, 1937
Long Beach, California, USA
Death date November 14, 2014(2014-11-14) (aged 77)
Santa Monica, California, USA
Gender
Nationality American
Professional information
Occupations Writer
Producer
Composer
Years active 1957—1999
BSG-related information
Related films Battlestar Galactica
Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack
Conquest of the Earth
Razor
The Plan
Blood & Chrome
Caprica
Related series Original Series
Galactica 1980
Battlestar Galactica miniseries
Re-imagined Series
Caprica
Occupations Creator
Writer
Executive producer (TOS/1980)
Galactica theme (TOS/1980)
Song composer (TOS)
Consulting producer (RDM)

Glen A. Larson (January 3, 1937 – November 14, 2014) was a writer, producer and composer. He created the Battlestar Galactica franchise, wrote several episodes of the Original Series and Galactica 1980, and served as executive producer in both series. He has been credited as consulting producer for the RDM universe and co-writer of the Miniseries under the pseudo of "Christopher Eric James."

Biography

Involvement in the Battlestar Galactica universe

Filmography

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Film and Television
Year Title Function Role Notes
2015 Lego Dimensions series created by: Knight Rider (uncredited) Video Game
2012 Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome creator
consulting producer
TV Movie
2009-2010 Caprica based on characters created by (18 episodes)
consulting producer (18 episodes)
TV Series
2009 Battlestar Galactica: The Plan consulting producer Video
2004-2009 Battlestar Galactica based on the series "Battlestar Galactica" created by (73 episodes)
consulting producer (73 episodes)
TV Series
2008-2009 Knight Rider characters (18 episodes)
executive producer (18 episodes)
TV Series
2007 Battlestar Galactica: Razor based on the series created by: "Battlestar Galactica"
consulting producer
TV Movie
2007 Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks consulting producer (7 episodes) Web Mini-Series
2003 Battlestar Galactica based on a teleplay by (2 episodes, 2003)
written by (2 episodes, 2003)
consulting producer (2 episodes)
TV Mini-Series
2003 Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina additional interviewee Documentary
1999 Millennium Man written by
executive producer
TV Movie
1997-1999 Night Man created by (44 episodes, 1997 - 1999)
written by (6 episodes, 1997 - 1999)
executive producer (3 episodes, 1997)
composer (2 episodes, 1997)
TV Series
1999 The Darwin Conspiracy written by
executive producer
TV Movie
1997-1998 Team Knight Rider executive producer (22 episodes) TV Series
1997 NightMan writer
director
TV Movie
1994-1996 One West Waikiki created by (19 episodes)
executive producer (19 episodes)
TV Series
1993 Staying Afloat story TV Movie
1991-1992 P.S.I. Luv U created by (12 episodes, 1991 - 1992)
writer (2 episodes, 1991)
story (1 episode, 1991)
teleplay (1 episode, 1991)
executive producer (13 episodes, 1991 - 1992)
composer (2 episodes, 1991)
TV Series
1991 Knight Rider 2000 characters TV Movie
1990 Masquerade written by TV Movie
1989 Chameleons writer
executive producer
director
TV Movie
1989 The Road Raiders story
teleplay
executive producer
composer: title theme
TV Movie
1980-1988 Magnum, P.I. created by (158 episodes, 1980 - 1988)
written by (2 episodes, 1980)
executive producer (152 episodes, 1980 - 1988)
TV Series
1987-1988 The Highwayman writer (7 episodes, 1987 - 1988)
executive producer
TV Series
1987 The Highwayman writer TV Movie
1986 Crazy Dan written by TV Movie
1981-1986 The Fall Guy created by (111 episodes, 1981 - 1986)
written by (8 episodes, 1981 - 1983)
story (1 episode, 1983)
teleplay (1 episode, 1982)
executive producer (112 episodes)
composer (112 episodes)
TV Series
1982-1986 Knight Rider created by (86 episodes, 1982 - 1986)
written by (2 episodes, 1982)
excerpts written by (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
executive producer (85 episodes)
composer (84 episodes)
TV Series
1985 In Like Flynn written by
executive producer
composer: main title theme
TV Movie
1985 Half Nelson created by (8 episodes) TV Series
1984-1985 Cover Up created by (20 episodes, 1984 - 1985)
written by (2 episodes, 1984)
executive producer (7 episodes, 1984 - 1985)
TV Series
1985 Half Nelson written by TV Movie
1983-1984 Masquerade created by (13 episodes, 1983 - 1984)
written by (2 episodes, 1983)
executive producer (13 episodes)
TV Series
1983-1984 Automan created by (13 episodes, 1983 - 1984)
written by (2 episodes, 1983)
executive producer (13 episodes)
TV Series
1983 Trauma Center created by (13 episodes)
executive producer (13 episodes)
TV Series
1983 Manimal created by (8 episodes, 1983)
written by (2 episodes, 1983)
executive producer (8 episodes)
TV Series
1976-1983 Quincy M.E. created by (148 episodes, 1976 - 1983)
writer (3 episodes, 1976 - 1977)
story (1 episode, 1977)
composer (148 episodes, 1976 - 1983)
TV Series
1982 Rooster executive producer TV Movie
1982 Terror at Alcatraz executive producer TV Movie
1982 Simon & Simon story (1 episode) TV Series
1981 Fitz and Bones producer TV Series
1978-1981 B.J. and the Bear created by (42 episodes, 1979 - 1981)
story (9 episodes, 1979 - 1980)
teleplay (2 episodes, 1979 - 1980)
written by (2 episodes, 1979)
teleplay and story (1 episode, 1978)
executive producer (47 episodes, 1978 - 1981)
composer (47 episodes, 1978 - 1981)
TV Series
1981 Conquest of the Earth creator
written by
executive producer
TV Movie
1979-1981 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo created by (37 episodes, 1979 - 1981)
story (6 episodes, 1979 - 1981)
writer (3 episodes, 1980 - 1981)
teleplay (3 episodes, 1979)
executive producer (38 episodes, 1979 - 1981)
composer (38 episodes, 1979 - 1981)
TV Series
1979-1981 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century developed for television by (24 episodes, 1979 - 1981)
written by (1 episode, 1979)
executive producer (21 episodes, 1979 - 1980)
composer (29 episodes, 1979 - 1981)
TV Series
1980 Nightside teleplay
executive producer
TV Movie
1980 Galactica 1980 created by (10 episodes, 1980)
writer (9 episodes, 1980)
executive producer (10 episodes, 1980)
composer (10 episodes, 1980)
TV Series
1980 Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die written by
composer: theme music
TV Movie
1979 Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack characters
screenplay
story
executive producer
TV Movie
1978-1979 Sword of Justice created by (9 episodes, 1978 - 1979)
writer (2 episodes, 1978 - 1979)
executive producer (10 episodes, 1978 - 1979)
composer (10 episodes, 1979 - 1979)
TV Series
1978-1979 Battlestar Galactica created by (21 episodes, 1978 - 1979)
written by (8 episodes, 1978 - 1979)
teleplay by (4 episodes, 1978)
story by (2 episodes, 1978)
executive producer (21 episodes, 1978 - 1979)
composer (21 episodes, 1978 - 1979)
TV Series
1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century written by
executive producer
composer: theme music
Film
1978 A Double Life writer
executive producer
TV Movie
1977-1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries developed for television by (25 episodes, 1977 - 1978)
written by (6 episodes, 1977 - 1978)
teleplay (4 episodes, 1977 - 1978)
story (2 episodes, 1977)
executive producer (46 episodes, 1977 - 1979)
composer (52 episodes, 1977 - 1979)
developer (1 episode, 1977)
director (1 episode, 1977)
TV Series
1978 The Islander writer
producer
TV Movie
1978 Evening in Byzantium writer
executive producer
TV Movie
1975-1978 Switch created by (70 episodes, 1975 - 1978)
writer (4 episodes, 1975 - 1976)
teleplay (1 episode, 1975)
executive producer (24 episodes, 1975 - 1976)
producer (1 episode, 1975)
composer (69 episodes, 1975 - 1978)
director (1 episode, 1975)
TV Series
1978 Battlestar Galactica written by
executive producer
Film
1976-1977 Quincy M.E. executive producer (17 episodes) TV Series
1970-1977 McCloud written by (8 episodes, 1970 - 1977)
story (2 episodes, 1975 - 1976)
teleplay (1 episode, 1972)
executive producer (32 episodes, 1972 - 1977)
producer (5 episodes, 1970)
composer: theme music
TV Series
1977 Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover writer
producer
TV Movie
1975 Get Christie Love! teleplay (1 episode, 1975)
written by (1 episode, 1975)
executive producer (10 episodes, 1975)
director
TV Series
1974 Fools, Females and Fun creator
executive producer
TV Movie
1973 The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping executive producer TV Movie
1973 The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War writer
executive producer
TV Movie
1971-1973 Alias Smith and Jones created by (49 episodes, 1971 - 1973)
teleplay (7 episodes, 1971 - 1972)
writer (1 episode, 1972)
story (1 episode, 1971)
producer (38 episodes, 1971 - 1972)
TV Series
1970-1971 The Virginian writer (1 episode, 1970)
producer (6 episodes, 1970 - 1971)
TV Series
1968-1970 It Takes a Thief writer (18 episodes, 1968 - 1970)
teleplay (1 episode, 1969)
associate producer (22 episodes, 1968 - 1969)
producer (16 episodes, 1969 - 1970)
script consultant (16 episodes, 1968)
director (1 episode, 1970)
TV Series
1966 12 O'Clock High writer (1 episode) TV Series
1966 The Fugitive story (1 episode) TV Series

Notes

  • According to The Official Companion book, Larson wanted a credit on the new 2003 miniseries made by Ronald D. Moore, starting point of the Re-imagined Series, and his request was examined by the Writers Guild of America. Moore thought that Larson deserved a credit because the story was almost the same than Larson's, just told "in a different way". Therefore, Larson is credited as writer in the miniseries with the pseudo "Christopher Eric James." Larson is also credited as consulting producer in all the Re-imagined Series episodes because he owns the rights as creator of the Battlestar Galactica franchise.

See also

External links

References

  1. Although credited as "Consulting Producer" on the Re-imagined Series and Caprica, Larson actually had no direct involvement in the Ronald D. Moore reboot.