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 Posted:   Oct 1, 2018 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

SEASON 1:

I have to be honest, my goal is to hear the scores by Velton Ray Bunch and Jerrold Immel.



"One Riot, One Ranger"
By: Jeff Sturges
Flute music by: J.C. High Eagle

Part 1: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj7w9
Part 2: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6i80kc

Highlights:

Part 1:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 5:13 in.
  • 23:42 in.
  • 36:11 in.

    Part 2:
  • 2:43 in.
  • 33:14 in.
  • 37:50 in.
  • 52:35 in.



    "Borderline"
    By: Jeff Sturges
    Flute music by: J.C. High Eagle
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6mkuwc

    This is Sturges' final effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 31:41/36:51 in.
  • 44:04 in. The end credits music.

    Presumably the end credits music is by Sturges.



    "A Shadow in the Night"
    By: John E. Davis
    Flute music by: J.C. High Eagle
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6mkuwd

    This is Davis' only effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 2:35 in. A brief statement of theme heard in the end credits.
  • 3:38 in. Another cue using the theme, though it's got more of a country flavor to it.
  • 9:18 in.
  • 20:25 in.
  • 22:06 in.
  • 33:55 in. And after the commercial break.
  • 38:20 in. I'm joining a cue already in progress.

    Much better.

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     Posted:   Oct 1, 2018 - 3:05 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 2:




    "Bounty"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6mtg5v

    Highlights:
  • 6:46 in.

    Anonymous, meaningless synth work sometimes bordering on sound design.



    "Storm Warning"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6dvnnd

    Highlights:
  • Nothing.

    Anonymous, meaningless synth work sometimes bordering on sound design.

    There's a new end credits piece, and still no composer credited.



    "In the Name of God"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6dpagx (low volume)

    Highlights:
  • 9:07 in.
  • 28:33 in.



    "Crime Wave Dave"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3qzz3h (low volume)

    Highlights:
  • 10:30 in.
  • 18:20 in.



    "End Run"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6i9vkm

    Highlights:
  • 17:29 in.
  • 52:13 in.

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     Posted:   Oct 2, 2018 - 9:04 AM   
     By:   First Breath   (Member)

    Yikes, that's a total THIEF rip-off in the opening credits of the Bounty episode!

     
     Posted:   Oct 2, 2018 - 1:07 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 2:




    "Family Matters"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6nena7

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:31 in.
  • 20:01 in.



    "She'll Do to Ride the River With"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6n0wcs

    Highlights:
  • 19:22 in.



    "Unfinished Business"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5viz2v

    Highlights:
  • 3:04 in.
  • 37:34 in.



    "An Innocent Man"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6drx9g

    Highlights:
  • 1:41 in.
  • 39:34 in.



    "Night of the Gladiator "
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5viz2y

    Highlights:
  • 4:30 in.

    Unfortunately, this isn't his final effort for the series; there's more coming.



    "The Legend of Running Bear"
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5viz2z

    Here's to hoping there's a budget for real players and it's not synth heavy...

    Highlights:
  • 0:35 in.
  • 41:03 in.

    ...nope. Well, here's hoping Immel doesn't sue mostly synths, too.



    "Something in the Shadows: Part 1"
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5viz31

    Highlights:
  • 3:15/9:18/31:15 in.
  • 2555 in.
  • 29:48 in.
  • 41:20 in.

    Good God, did they honestly think they could switch the red vehicle for a completely different make and model and the viewer would be too stupid to tell, during an action sequence?

    Trivette: "How we gonna do it?"
    Walker: "Just like this," guns it and rams his pick up through a garage door.



    "Something in the Shadows: Part 2"
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ie6h0

    Highlights:
  • 16:49 in.
  • 19:51 in.
  • 21:30 in.
  • 26:45 in.
  • 54:19 in.

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     Posted:   Oct 2, 2018 - 3:22 PM   
     By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

    If you're into Velton Ray Bunch, I recommend you try The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. next -- he and Stephen Graziano did some great work on that series, particularly early on while there was a still a budget for a full orchestra rather than a few live players + synths/samples, which is sadly where the series got to later.

    Yavar

     
     Posted:   Oct 2, 2018 - 3:30 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Oh, I'm a fan. I may be his biggest fan on the board. I've probably heard more by Bunch than anybody on the board. Everybody's got favorite obscure composers I guess. :-)

    I've contacted him, I've added missing projects he scored, to IMDb; added missing credits, offered to put anything else that was missing if he found something, I think I even offered to help do a basic simple website if he ever wanted to update the place.

    His work on "Qauntum Leap" and "Enterprise" are probably my favorite works by him, this far in my listening experience. Believe it or not, I've not really sampled Brisco much yet, so I may have to take up that suggestion. I have a promo of a bunch of cues by Graziano, but that's it.

     
     Posted:   Oct 2, 2018 - 4:02 PM   
     By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

    Yeah I heard that Graziano promo and it's mostly small scale, short cues...from later in the season when the music budget was cut. He and Bunch did great full orchestral stuff for the first batch of episodes. Also, the TV show itself is just WONDERFUL. One of my very favorites, in fact! One of those Fox one-season wonders, and a fun mix of western and sci-fi predating Firefly.

    Yavar

     
     Posted:   Oct 3, 2018 - 12:49 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Actually, I have another version with different selections for Brisco.



    Continuing SEASON 2:

    It's been slim pickens thus far, but I watched the series when it originally aired and I remember enjoying scoring by Stone, so I'm sticking with it.



    "On Deadly Ground"
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5viz35

    Highlights:
  • 17:46 in.
  • 21:55 in.
  • 42:40 in.

    Some live acoustic guitar has certainly helped.



    "Right Man, Wrong Time"
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5viz37

    Highlights:
  • 18:45 in. Some country-style music.
  • 24:17 in. A tender acoustic guitar and strings piece.
  • 28:08 in.
  • 31:04 in.



    "The Prodigal Son"
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5viz2w

    Highlights:
  • 12:53 in.
  • 17:30/20:54 in.



    "The Committee"
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ie6h1

    Highlights:
  • 27:03 in.
  • 43:05 in.
  • 46:40 in.

    With a plot idea "Angel" later borrowed for the final season.



    "Deadly Vision"
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5viz32

    Highlights:
  • 6:08 in.



    "Skyjacked"
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5viz34

    Highlights:
  • 0:05 in.
  • 9:08/9:49 in.

    Some parts of the score have similarities heard in his score to the episode "Silent Enemy" from the awful "Enterprise" series.

    Normally in any TV series, when a bad guys is escaping in a car chase and other vehicles swerve to avoid the bad guy or get hit, the people always live, just run into something, spin out, etc., but here two cars crashed into each other and exploded, killing the innocent drivers.

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     Posted:   Oct 4, 2018 - 11:33 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 2:




    "The Long Haul"
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6e2ghh

    Highlights:
  • 2:28 in.
  • 3:40/4:50/6:15 in.
  • 9:50 in.
  • 18:13 in.
  • 29:44 in.
  • 40:19 in.

    What a different even a small group of real players can make. Now the synths are augmenting, rather than taking over. It's like a combo of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman", part "Quantum Leap" material, and sort of part "Wiseguy" (the final season, which he scored).



    "Rampage"
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj08x

    Highlights:
  • 33:04 in.
  • 45:50 in.



    "The Reunion" (AKA: "Deadly Reunion: Part 1")
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    No link since no highlights are mentioned.

    Highlights:
  • Nothing.

    Speaking of "Wiseguy", there's ol' Frank McPike (actor Jonathan Banks). Playing a bad guy here. I kept waiting to hear at least part of the "Wiseguy" theme as an in-joke.



    "Stolen Lullaby" (AKA: "Deadly Reunion: Part 2")
    By: Velton Ray Bunch
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6igtpp

    This is Bunch's final effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 16:42 in.
  • 25:00 in.
  • 34:07 in. Kind of reminds me of material from "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman".
  • 34:57 in. Same as the above example.

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     Posted:   Oct 4, 2018 - 12:50 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 3:

    There's a new opening theme and pictures to go with it, by Immel. It's unusual.


    "Badge of Honor"
    By: Jerrold Immel
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj091

    Highlights:
  • 21:04 in.

    Another small budget takes down another talented composer. Sad.

    Trivette: "You can kiss my black--"



    "Branded"
    By: No composer credited. *
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6igtrx

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 2:46 in. If only this has been fully performed with real players, this might have been a heck of a cue.
  • 14:35 in.
  • 18:35 in.
  • 21:35 in.
  • 23:45 in.
  • 37:04 in.

    * = While no composer is credited, none of this is tracked and it's got a theme running through various cues. Maybe I'll run it by Immel and see if he remembers what happened.

    A lot of cheap-sounding synthesizer stuff. I wonder if this was a last-minute replacement score.
    The way it sounds, I'm surprised they let it air like this.

    Given the theme veers a little close to a theme from an episode of "Gunsmoke" he scored ("Matt Dillon Must Die!") and that Craig Huxley worked with him on this series (uncredited) and that Huxley has the synthesizer experience, I'm inclined to say this score is written (mostly) by Immel and performed by Huxley. Huxley does has ASCAP credits for cues, so he undoubtedly did some of this.

    C.D.: "You know, I was talkin' to folks tonight and a lot of people don't realize the branding-iron helped win the west. It helped win America. Yup, that branding-iron says 'This is mine'. America is one of the few countries that still respects that. You know, when someone comes to take what you got, there's always a bunch of people like ol' Billy Cox to say 'No ... no, you ain't gonna do that'."

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     Posted:   Oct 5, 2018 - 2:02 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 3:

    NOTE: ASCAP shows Sturges for end credits music, which I assume was just season one and not for season two.



    "Silk Dreams"
    By: Jerrold Immel
    No link since I didn't give any highlights.

    Highlights:
  • Nothing.



    "Mustangs"
    By: No composer credited *
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj09x

    Highlights:
  • 0:00/1:17 in.
  • 2:26 in.

    * = Another episode score with no composer credited, but running ideas, like "Branded", also with cheap-sounding synths.



    "Till Death Do Us Part"
    By: Jerrold Immel
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj09y

    Highlights:
  • 0:44 in.
  • 29:28/38:00 in. Kind of reminds me of the soft string theme Ron Jones did on an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" ("Who Watches the Watchers?").
  • 42:28 in.



    "Rainbow Warrior"
    By: No composer credited *
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6n0wcu

    Highlights:
  • 4:50 in.
  • 11:28 in.
  • 21:54 in.
  • 23:42 in.
  • 38:00 in.
  • 49:30 in.

    * = Another episode score with no composer credited, but running ideas, like "Branded" and "Mustangs", also with cheap-sounding synths. It's ridiculous they let out a prime-time drama show with scores that sound like a then Saturday morning PBS kids show. This was 1994, when synths scores to even TV series like "The X-Files" sounded miles above this.

    Based on later efforts below and similar samples, I'd again speculate this os a score mostly by Immel and performed by Huxley with some additional material by him as well.



    "The Road to Black Bayou: Part 1"
    By: Jerrold Immel
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0a3

    Highlights:
  • 22:55 in.
  • 42:35 in.



    "The Road to Black Bayou: Part 2"
    By: Jerrold Immel
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0a6

    Highlights:
  • 37:07/39:30 in.

    "I tripped!"
    Ugh. Fuck you, writers.



    "Line of Fire"
    By: Jerrold Immel
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0a7

    Highlights:
  • 3:25 in.
  • 9:00 in.
  • 33:00 in.
  • 38:40 in.
  • 43:10 in.



    "Payback"
    By: No composer credited *
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0a8 (link included just to showcase the cheap-sounding score, especially that closing cue)

    Highlights:
  • Nothing.

    * = Another episode score with no composer credited, but running ideas, like "Branded" and "Mustangs", also with cheap-sounding synths.

    Based on later efforts below and similar samples, I'd again speculate this is a score mostly by Immel and performed by Huxley with some additional material by him as well.



    "Tiger's Eye"
    By: Jerrold Immel
    No link since I didn't give any highlights.

    Highlights:
  • Nothing.



    "The Big Bingo Bamboozle"
    By: Peter Bernstein
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj09w

    This is Bernstein's only effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 14:30 in.
  • 29:29 in.
  • 39:13 in.
  • 40:54 in. Here's Bernstein doing a cross between Tim Truman's "Miami Vice" work and with Jan Hammer thrown in.
  • 43:30 in. Joining a cue in progress.

    And now, halfway into the third season of the show, the series now has it's famous theme song.

    Sometimes Walker's pick up is grey, sometimes it's blue.

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     Posted:   Oct 6, 2018 - 11:55 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 3:




    "Money Train"
    By: Jerrold Immel
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6n0wbo (load is slowed down)

    They couldn't even be bothered to spell his name correctly, crediting him as Jarrold
    Immel.

    Highlights:
  • 11:50 in.
  • 27:10 in.

    Walker: "When you live in the edge, you're never far from falling off."



    "Mean Streets"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0a2

    Highlights:
  • 28:15 in.
  • 39:02 in.



    "Cowboy"
    By: No composer credited *
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x482mc4

    Highlights:
  • 6:05 in.
  • 15:22/16:42 in.
  • 17:55 in.

    * = Same as episodes like "Branded" and "Mustang".



    "War Zone: Part 1"
    By: Jerrold Immel
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0a5

    These are Immel's final credited efforts for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 40:58 in.
  • 44:43 in.



    "War Zone: Part 2"
    By: Jerrold Immel
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0kj

    These are Immel's final credited efforts for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 5:13 in.
  • 22:40 in.
  • 32:20 in.

    My Twilight Zone suspension of disbelief doesn't let me go the level required to believe the same yellow truck can follow an armored security money collecting truck around for hours and hours three car lengths back and make me think that would work. That's suspension of my brain altogether needed!



    "Trust No One"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ehslx

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • About 20:15 in.
  • 27:10 in. Joining a cue already in progress.
  • 40:13 in.



    "Blue Movies"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6n0wb5

    Highlights:
  • 44:20 in. Joining a cue already in progress.



    Well, that's it until Tuesday. Tuesday: more Franke, and finally we arrive at Stone.

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     Posted:   Nov 16, 2018 - 11:41 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    After hurricane Michael put the kibosh on me for five weeks, I now have some normalcy back, with being online almost every day of the week now.


    Continuing SEASON 3:




    "On Sacred Ground"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6n0w4d (this load is slowed down)

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 12:40 in.
  • 26:40 in.
  • 32:43 in.
  • 48:15 in.

    The only Franke score so far for the series I can say I enjoyed.



    "Case Closed"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0kn

    Highlights:
  • 5:07/44:44 in. Franke's take on "The X-Files"-like scoring.
  • 8:03/14:35 in.
  • 8:55 in. More Mark Snow impersonating.
  • 21:27 in.
  • 39:20 in.

    Another score from Franke I enjoyed, but because it was primarily a Mark Snow pastiche.

    Gah, I hate these X-Files knock-off episodes.
    Fake exchange to demonstrate when series do things like this:
    "Aliens!"
    LATER:
    "Oh, wait, no, it wasn't aliens. Sorry, my bad."

    Cahill: "Why do I feel so vulnerable out here all of the sudden?"
    Walker: "Even with me?"



    "Flashback: Part 1"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6w00pt (load slowed down)

    This is Stone's first effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 3:30 in.
  • 5:45 in.
  • 9:08 in.
  • 12:27 in.
  • 2032/27:52 in.
  • 22:50 in. I'm joining a cue already in progress. The FX is eventually died down to zero for a minute.
  • 39:39 in.

    Some things were dropped from the original way the series started but I love how they kept one aspect for sure: right before Walker makes his arrests, he walks around his pickup and puts the gate down in advance of loading them.

    Walker: "Hold it, boys; lets do this the easy way: just go back there and jump in the back of the truck."
    Buford: "You gotta be kidding."
    Walker: "Well, it was worth a try."



    "Flashback: Part 2"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6qkdqg (load slowed down)

    Highlights:
  • 10:10 in.
  • 29:25/30:37 in.
  • 37:05 in.
  • 46:30 in.
  • 49:54 in.

    "You know, that son of a bitch is hard to kill."

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     Posted:   Nov 17, 2018 - 10:07 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 3:




    "Standoff: Part 1"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6n0wbx (load slowed down)

    Highlights:
  • 20:00 in.
  • 43:53 in. Joining a long cue already in progress, but it's mostly atmospheric stuff until this point. Continues passed the commercial break.
  • 47:52 in.
  • 49:07 in.
  • 51:38 in.

    That's the most crowded hotel lobby full of awkward actors I've ever seen. Seriously, could some of them be anymore awkward and look at the camera?

    Good ... lord. I can't say this is when the show jumped the shark, but I can say it jetpacked the roof.

    Trivette: "You got to admit a lot of what he says makes sense, partner."
    Walker: "It always makes sense until they get elected."



    "Standoff: Part 2"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6n0waq (load slowed down)

    Highlights:
  • 6:10 in.
  • 16:28 in. Again, joining a cue long already in progress.
  • 28:38 in.
  • 51:19 in.

    Walker isn't killing all these men, so they can, you know ... regain consciousness and keep coming after him. Fuck, why let that get into the way of the script.

    I've pointed this out before in other threads, but ANOTHER one of those episodes of a TV series where an extra doesn't know how to mop. It's again like the director's direction was:
    "Okay, push the bucket to a random spot and pretend like you don't know how to mop. Action!"
    (if I had a Youtube channel with videos like CinemaSins, I'd totally be pointing this out every time!)

    C.D.: "They all make a mistake sooner or later."

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     Posted:   Nov 19, 2018 - 10:15 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 4:




    "Blown Apart"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0kv

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 18:55 in.
  • 26:08 in. Joining a cue already in progress.
  • 30:07 in.

    What awful dreck. A month or two ago CinemaSins started a separate channel for sins for episodes of TV series -- surely this is a contender.



    "Deep Cover"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0kx

    Highlights:
  • 25:07 in.
  • 33:46 in.
  • 36:41 in.



    "The Guardians"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0ky

    Highlights:
  • 8:14 in.
  • 27:00 in. It continues after the commercial break.
  • 31:04 in.
  • 37:56 in.
  • 40:45 in.

    One scene it's night time during the climax, then it goes to commercial break, and now it's broad daylight. Did they think nobody would notice?



    "Collision Course"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5rvz75

    Highlights:
  • Nothing.



    "Point After"
    By: Ron Ramin
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0l1

    Ramin's first effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 2:10 in.
  • 3:50 in. You'd think you were listening to some Mark Snow score from "The X-Files", if not for the country guitar.
  • 9:30 in.
  • 18:38 in.
  • 36:10 in.
  • 38:30 in.
  • 40:12 in.
  • 44:01 in.

    I like how Ramin's scores rely less on synths.

    Randomly-appearing new character is randomly appearing!



    "Evil in the Night"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0l3

    Highlights:
  • 17:37 in.
  • 40:16 in. Only to about 41:00 in.

    Okay, this may be a jumped the shark moment -- ghosts rising from the ground and killing people.

    This episode is bad, too, but not as bad as "Blown Apart".

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     Posted:   Nov 20, 2018 - 11:37 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 4:




    "Final Justice"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0kw

    Highlights:
  • 24:25 in.
  • 36:10 in.
  • 40:36 in.

    And the season of clichéd plots continues.



    "The Lynching"
    By: Ron Ramin
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0l0

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 10:58 in.
  • 13:02 in.
  • 16:05 in.
  • 21:20 in.
  • 29:25 in.
  • 34:00 in.
  • 37:50 in.
  • 42:30 in.

    And the season of clichéd plots still continues.



    "Whitewater: Part 1"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6n0wg5 (load slowed down)

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 5:33 in.
  • 7:27/11:11/18:00 in. *
  • 27:15 in.
  • 32:55 in.
  • 48:04 in. Continues after the commercial break.

    This may be the first truly good score of the series. Only took getting to season four.

    * = I'd really like to get ahold of the score to this episode, especially the bits here (I left out one short piece which would make a good opening) and edit and re-arrange them into a suite.

    And the season of clichéd plots rages like a whitewater river.



    "Whitewater: Part 2"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0l4

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in. Picks up where Part 1 left off.
  • 10:10 in. And after the commercial break.
  • About 17:40 in. Joining a long cue already in progress.
  • 20:49 in.
  • 25:27/28:08 in.
  • 20:49 in.
  • 35:22 in.
  • 38:30 in.

    Also some good stuff here, too. More like a film score on a low budget.

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     Posted:   Nov 21, 2018 - 12:05 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 4:




    "The Covenant"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6er5ni

    Highlights:
  • 3:24 in.
  • 7:36 in.
  • 35:57 in.

    Well, the writing, acting and direction has gotten better. Still not what it could be.

    C.D.: "You come back around here one more time and I'll plant this shotgun so deep in your butt they'll heard the echoes in Houston!"



    "Rodeo"
    By: Ron Ramin
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0uf

    Highlights:
  • 1:45 in.
  • 14:40 in.
  • 19:22 in. Owing, of course, to Copland's piece Hoedown.
  • 33:05 in.
  • 38:50 in.
  • 44:45 in.



    "Flashpoint"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0ug

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 17:18 in.
  • 24:19 in.
  • 35:35 in.

    Once again another episodes of a TV series perpetuating the myth that grenades not only wait a few second to explodes -- just long enough for you to run off or duck behind something -- but also have no blast radius, that they're essentially fancy cherry bombs.



    "Break-In"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0uh

    Highlights:
  • 28:13 in.
  • 32:24 in.
  • 36:55 in.
  • 43:50 in.



    "The Return of LaRue"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0ui

    Highlights:
  • 9:46 in.

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     Posted:   Nov 24, 2018 - 11:22 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 4:




    "The Juggernaut"
    By: Ron Ramin
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0uj

    Highlights:
  • 8:30 in.
  • 15:10 in.
  • 26:54 in.
  • 32:34 in.
  • 37:25 in.
  • 43:34 in. Joining a cue already in progress.



    "El Coyote: Part 1"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0us

    Highlights:
  • 2:56/4:56/6:00 in.
  • 11:18 in.
  • 29:10 in.
  • 32:14 in.
  • 39:50 in.



    "El Coyote: Part 2"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ewpgc

    Highlights:
  • 4:12 in.
  • 8:20 in.
  • 18:27 in.
  • 21:00 in.
  • 26:36 in.
  • 30:19 in.
  • 34:00 in.
  • 37:19 in.
  • 39:51 in.

    35:40 -- forget sand ninjas, flying Walker can appear out of nowhere. And there's a kick for your face, too.



    "The Avenger"
    By: Christopher Franke
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0uv

    This is Franke's final effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 0:10/22:10 in.
  • 5:56 in. Sound African-instruments flavoring.
  • 12:47 in.
  • 23:17 in.
  • 24:26 in.
  • 34:33 in.



    "Behind the Badge"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0uw

    Highlights:
  • 10:28 in.
  • 11:38 in.
  • 37:15 in.



    "Blackout"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0uy

    Highlights:
  • 8:00 in.
  • 17:07 in.
  • 28:49 in.
  • 40:30 in.

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     Posted:   Nov 26, 2018 - 12:03 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 4:




    "Deadline"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0uz

    Highlights:
  • 4:54 in.
  • 7:47 in.
  • 13:50/15:30 in.
  • 21:50 in.
  • 36:14 in.
  • 38:34 in.

    Magical vans where bullets only break windows and bounce off the rest of the car!



    "The Siege"
    By: Ron Ramin
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0v0

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 10:06 in. Laid-back strings and acoustic guitar. Ron does this well. Mostly SFX free.
  • 12:35 in.
  • 14:54 in.
  • 24:19 in.
  • 29:30 in.
  • 32:25 in.
  • 35:00 in.
  • 43:17 in. Yeah, I know it's a short outro, but it's pleasant.

    Ron would have made a good "In the Heat of the Night" composer. His country-flavoring would have worked well on "King of the Hill", too.

    A thoughtful villain --a rarity in the series.

    Magical bullets that can make a vehicle explode with one shot, despite that it's nearly impossible to do that even when shooting the gas tank ("Mythbusters"covered it).



    "The Moscow Connection"
    By: Gary S. Scott
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0v2

    This is Scott's only effort for the series.

    I noted many years ago, probably back when the episode originally aired (guilty of having watched the series!), that I liked the score. Let's see how it holds up now...

    Highlights:
  • 054 in.
  • 2:54 in.
  • 5:07 in.
  • 11:00 in.
  • 1330 in.
  • 15:57 in.
  • 20:58 in.
  • 30:12 in.
  • 33:57 in.
  • 36:42 in.
  • 43:07 in.

    More synths, but like Stone, Scott is big on ideas instead of pads and moods, and tries to be more filmic in approach.

    Trivette: "Wow," reading a book.
    Walker: "What?"
    Trivette: "Listen to this: No one, not even a lover, looks at you as intensely and closely as someone who intends to knock you out in the ring. I could actually feel my opponent's eyes drilling into me; examining my slightest movement, measuring my breathing, calculating my physical condition. And I did the same to him. It's no exaggeration to saying winning or losing a bout is directly related to concentration," puts the book down, "Wow."
    Walker: "What's the name of that book?"
    Trivette: "Secret Power Within."
    Walker: "Who wrote it?"
    Trivette: "Chuck Norris."
    Walker: "Never heard of him."
    Trivette: "You never heard of Chuck Norris?"
    Walker: "Um un."
    Trivette: "Four-time world karate champion?"
    Walker: "six..." Walker says in a low voice.
    (0:20 in, if you want to hear/watch the exchange)



    "Miracle at Middle Creek"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0v4

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 5:07 in.
  • 39:05 in.
  • 43:24 in.



    "Hall of Fame"
    By: Ron Ramin
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0v6

    Highlights:
  • 6:10 in.
  • 9:11 in.
  • 16:17/17:54 in.
  • 24:42 in. Yet another cue you'd think would be by Mark Snow, until the country flavor kicks in.
  • 37:40 in.
  • 41:50 in. Another Mark Snow-sounding piece. Ron has a way of making piano pieces in similar veins.

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     Posted:   Nov 27, 2018 - 11:50 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 5:




    "Higher Power"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0ux

    Ugh, please don't be one of those awful little boy is an important Buddhist reincarnation plots...

    Highlights:
  • 10:06 in.
  • 12:53 in. A solo shakuhachi piece.
  • 16:13 in.
  • 17:16 in. With some Japanese percussion chase music.
  • 20:09 in.
  • 25:10 in.
  • 35:05 in.
  • 39:20 in. Different composer, but most of this sounds like something Mark Snow would have done.
  • 43:21 in. Another Mark Snow-sounding piece (well, the string work).

    Plenty of Japanese instruments to flavor this score enough to make it different from other Stone

    efforts.

    ...Goddamnit, it is one of those clichéd plots. A bad episode.

    "Wait, this isn't one of your Cherokee things, is it?" says Trivette on reincarnation, who was witness to flying Indian ghosts who were killing people a season or two ago.



    "Patriot"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6qiz6c (load slowed down)

    Highlights:
  • 1:12 in. Some lightly whimsical stuff.
  • 4:07 in.
  • 12:30 in.
  • 15:08 in.
  • 18:44 in.
  • 24:33 in.
  • 49:39 in.

    A bad episode.

    Walker: "Why did I ever teach you this?" Walker says while Alex has him in a headlock.



    "Ghost Rider"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0v3

    Highlights:
  • 14:34 in.
  • 20:25 in.
  • 23:19 in.
  • 30:09 in.
  • 41:39 in.

    A bad episode.

    Once again Trivette isn't believing he is seeing a ghost, even though, as I just pointed out episodes ago, a season or two ago he was witness to Indian ghosts attacking and killing people. This is Dana Scully-level madness; Scully witnesses something, then immediately reverts back to a not believing.



    "The Brotherhood"
    By: Christopher L. Stone
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5rvykz

    Highlights:
  • 10:47 in.
  • 19:35 in.
  • 30:40 in.
  • 33:43 in.
  • 36:48 in.

    A bad episode.



    "Plague"
    By: Ron Ramin
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vj0v7

    Highlights:
  • 20:02 in.
  • 23:00 in.
  • 26:22 in.
  • 28:32 in.
  • 30:35 in.
  • 39:25 in.

    Another bad episode.

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