It is still Cobert but I think he'll be gone soon. I believe I recall someone saying that the music was changed to Score Productions in late 1970. In one of this week's episode, one of the music cues was definitely one of the Dark Shadows tracks, not just shades of his DS work. I think the music cue appeared during a nightmare Althea was having.
Julie's sinister smile after she further tore her dress chilled me. Clearly, she was going to make life hell for Rico. I'll miss her stirring up trouble at Hope Memorial. Ginger Gerlach was pretty memorable in that role.
None other than Marsha Clark showed up this week on an August 1970 episode of The Doctors. She played a candy striper in the staff lounge. She then appeared at the nurses' station during the closing credits. As she walked toward the elevator, she encountered Dr. Nick Bellini and student nurse Julie Forrest. Of course, Nick was played by actor Gerald Gordon and Marsha was the president of his fan club.
No. No. No. Bill Bauer? I remember that the original plan was for Tracy/Sandy/Cassie to be played by Kim Zimmer, but I had no idea that they wanted her to be a Bauer! Around the same time (summer 1997), I got the impression that they were trying to link Michael Burke to the Bauers and especially Meta. They were a couple brief scenes where they implied that he had a connection to the Bauers.
Overall, I was utterly disappointed with the mid-season finale. Yes, there were some fine moments -- the image of the ants making their way to Sam's plate, Deanna and Michonne's talk, Deanna's "Oh crap" line. But, overall, the episode was very anticlimactic.
While I understand the house was under siege by walkers, Rick and Jessie showed so little concern for their offspring. Rick makes a point of saying that Deanna can't be by herself, but then doesn't send anyone to watch over her. Poor Judith could have been a goner. Then there's Jessie who doesn't bother to tell Sam that they're fleeing the house until the kid opens the door. Very clunky plotting.
Then there's the missing characters. Where's Aaron? Where's his long MIA boyfriend? Where's Deanna's son?
And I was rooting for Father Gabriel and Eugene to bite it last night. I would have much preferred them as opposed to Deanna.
Nope. Smith was gone by December 1982 and Potter was there until around February 1983. In an interview on the AW Home Page, L. Virginia Browne, one of the scribes who replaced Smith, talks about being fired as soon as soon as Gail Kobe replaced Potter.
I've always wondered how much Marland actually contributed to the creation of Loving. Dan Wakefield was originally slated to be the co-creator along with Nixon. But then he left and was replaced by Marland. And supposedly the show's premiere was delayed from March to June. I wonder how the show changed after Marland came on board.