Glen A L arson
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.