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This was an excellent program that should have run longer. Robert
Lansing was an excellent Steve Carella and the other characters were
also good. The only thing different from the novels was Roger Havilland
portrayed by Gregory Walcott. On the show, he was a tough but likable
person whereas in the novels he was a brutal jerk. The earliest
episodes were the best in my opinion. Especially the very first two,
The Floater and Lady in Waiting. I was lucky enough to find VHS copies
on eBay. In another episode, The Very Hard Sell, Leonard Nimoy of Star
Trek fame appears as a very nasty drug pusher while Arte Johnson later
of Laugh-In appears as a desk clerk at a fleabag hotel.
This would make an excellent DVD collection, but of course, it is probably not well remembered although McBain's series of novels are very popular.