William Shatner hosts this television show, featuring dramatic reenactments of situations leading to emergency calls to 9-1-1.
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...  Himself - Host 17 episodes, 1989-1996
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In this early example of police-based reality TV hosted by William Shatner, we are treated to reenactments of real-life 911 rescues. Recordings of the actual calls, interspersed with interviews with the paramedics and other rescue workers, provide a vivid look at the life-or-death dramas that occur every day. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A pinball machine based on the series was released in the mid 90s. See more »

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The Arnold Shapiro Productions voiceover was changed in at least one Christmas-themed episode to say "Mr. Shapiro, have a happy holiday." See more »

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What a great show
17 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was little when I used to watch this show, probably under 5 years old. I don't remember William Shatner, but I do remember certain episodes: the one where a boy locked himself in the trunk of a car, and one where a child licked a tray of ice cubes and got his/her tongue stuck to it. The ice cube one has always stuck in my memory, and any time after I saw that episode and got my tongue stuck on a Popsicle, I knew how to get it unstuck without freaking out.

This show showed real stories and helped families learn what to do in certain situations. It was both entertaining and educational - a great combination.


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