The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.
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Series cast summary:
 Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. (148 episodes, 1976-1983)
John S. Ragin ...
 Dr. Robert Asten (148 episodes, 1976-1983)
 Sam Fujiyama (148 episodes, 1976-1983)
Joseph Roman ...
 Sgt. Brill / ... (147 episodes, 1976-1983)
Garry Walberg ...
 Lt. Frank Monahan (145 episodes, 1976-1983)
 Danny Tovo (138 episodes, 1976-1983)
Eddie Garrett ...
 Ed / ... (113 episodes, 1976-1983)
John Nolan ...
 Bartender / ... (89 episodes, 1977-1983)


Quincy and Sam are working as Coroners. Inspecting dead people they often see facts that don't match the theories of the police how or if really they were murdered. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <>

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3 October 1976 (USA)  »

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Marc Scott Taylor was originally hired as a technical advisor but became a semi-regular cast member because he could operate electron microscopes and other complex instruments. It was more cost effective to give him a recurring bit-part than to train the actors to operate the equipment convincingly. His role was greatly expanded in an episode in which "Sam" had been poisoned and "Mark" helped Dr. Quincy save his life. He eventually provided a couple of scripts for the show and by season seven had become a co-producer. See more »


Spoofed in SCTV: Cookery Crock/Cartoon Coroner (1981) See more »

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CSI before there was a CSI!
14 July 2003 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

This show was more influential than most shows of its genre on TV. In many ways, it was the predecessor to the current CSI and CSI: Miami, with its emphasis on science and the forensic approach. In fact, many of the episodes dealt with forensic methods which were just coming into being in the 70's, and for the first time let the audience of the series see these new techniques and research, including the build-up of a skeletal face to what the person could have looked like, looking for evidence of where a person has been by looking at the residue on a person's shoes and other forensic methods we take for granted nowadays.

What's even more interesting is that many of the topics of these episodes, some 25 years old, show a great amount of relevance even now. Such things as airplane safety, epidemics, political influence, riots, runaways and child pornography, post traumatic stress disorder as a result of a war experience, migrant workers, crash diets, child abuse, and much, much more.

This show was and is a great forerunner to many other shows over the past twenty-five years. In many ways, the current resurgence in shows about forensic science can be attributed to this show. Not only the commercial successes of CSI and CSI:Miami, but shows like "Forensic Files," "Cold Case Files" and other such shows. With the amount of technology which we presently have available to us now, it's amazing that a lot of it has only been available since Quincy debuted on television, less than 25 years ago.

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