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Glen A L ar­son

1937- 2014

Colos­sally in­flu­en­tial TV pro­ducer, screen­writer and shaper of many a child­hood Glen A Lar­son has died at the age of 77. Fondly re­mem­bered in sci- fi cir­cles for cre­at­ing the orig­i­nal Bat­tlestar Galac­tica, Knight Rider and the 1979 adap­ta­tion of Buck Rogers In The 25th Cen­tury, Lar­son also made The High­way­man, Man­i­mal and Au­toman – less suc­cess­ful at the time, but shows which have de­vel­oped a cult fol­low­ing in the years since. His fi­nal se­ries, Night Man ( based on t he Mal­ibu Comics character) de­buted in 1997 and lasted just two sea­sons. De­spite his pro­lific ca­reer, awards were thin on the ground, with just one Emmy nom­i­na­tion ( for Quincy) and a Grammy nom­i­na­tion for Bat­tlestar Galac­tica’s orig­i­nal score. Since 2009 he’d been in talks with Univer­sal and Bryan Singer to bring Bat­tlestar Galac­tica to the b ig screen. After fur­ther read­ing? We in­ter­viewed Lar­son for a full, frank and in­sight­ful look back at his ca­reer in SFX 230. He will be missed.

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