Emerald Point N.A.S.
|Emerald Point N.A.S.|
|Created by||Richard and Esther Shapiro|
|Directed by||Karen Arthur|
Richard Dean Anderson
|Theme music composer||Bill Conti|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production companies||Richard & Esther Shapiro Productions|
20th Century Fox Television
|Original release||September 26, 1983 –|
March 12, 1984
Emerald Point N.A.S is an American television drama starring Dennis Weaver that premiered on CBS on Monday, September 26, 1983. It was cancelled in 1984 after twenty-two weeks, its final episode airing March 12, 1984.
Created by Richard and Esther Shapiro, who had previously devised Dynasty, the series was set at a Naval Air Station (the N.A.S. of the title) somewhere in the American South and dealt with the lives of the personnel stationed there. Combining military and espionage-based storylines with plots revolving around family intrigue, romance and scheming for power, Emerald Point N.A.S was a conventional soap opera.
- Dennis Weaver as Rear Admiral Thomas Mallory, the commanding officer of the N.A.S, and father to three daughters, Celia, Kay and Leslie. Engaged to Maggie Farrell.
- Patrick O'Neal then Robert Vaughn as scheming industrialist Harlan Adams. Father of Simon and Hilary (and quite possibly Leslie Mallory, due to his raping Admiral Mallory's former wife.)
- Sela Ward as Hilary Adams, Harlan's equally scheming daughter, engaged to Glenn Matthews, a man her best friend, Kay Mallory, loves. She is disheartened when he breaks off their engagement and marries Kay.
- Maud Adams as Maggie Farrell, Admiral Mallory's love interest and the liaison between the town's military affairs council and the Naval Air Station, kidnapped by David Marquette.
- Jill St. John as Thomas' unscrupulous former sister in-law, Deanna Kinkaid, who can outvixen scheming Hilary, interested in Yuri, a KGB agent.
- Richard Dean Anderson as LT Simon Adams, Harlan's son, highly regarded by the Admiral, who is not as conniving as his father and sister are. Marries Celia Mallory after her divorce from Jack Warren.
- Susan Dey as Thomas' oldest daughter, Celia Warren, who dislikes the Navy but changes her mind when she marries Simon Adams after her divorce from Jack Warren. She suffered from headaches and remembered in the final episode that she had seen Harlan rape her mother, which meant that Harlan could be the father of her sister Leslie.
- Andrew Stevens as LT Glenn Matthews, torn between the affections of Hilary and Kay and also under suspicion for another man's murder. He eventually breaks his engagement to Hilary and marries Kay.
- Robert Loggia as Yuri Bukharin, a Russian KGB agent to whom Deanna is attracted.
- Michael Brandon as David Marquette, a maniac who kidnaps Maggie Farrell on her wedding day to Thomas Mallory (the storyline went unresolved with the show's cancellation).
- Doran Clark as Ensign Leslie Mallory, Thomas' youngest daughter and a recent graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. She also liked the Navy, to Thomas' delight. Possibly the daughter of Harlan Adams, due to the revelation that he had raped her mother, witnessed by her sister, Celia.
- Charles Frank as Jack Warren, a handsome Naval lawyer married to and eventually divorced from Celia.
- Stephanie Dunnam as Kay Mallory Matthews, Thomas' middle daughter who is the third point of the Hilary-Glenn triangle. Glenn chooses Kay and marries her, over Hilary.
- Michael Carven as Alexi Gorichenko, a Russian pilot attracted to Thomas' daughter Leslie.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Pilot: Part 1"||Harry Falk||Esther & Richard Shapiro||September 26, 1983|
|2||"Pilot: Part 2"||Harry Falk||Esther & Richard Shapiro||September 26, 1983|
|3||"Episode 3"||Larry Elikann||Charles & Patti Dicenzo||October 3, 1983|
|4||"Episode 4"||Bill Duke||Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman||October 17, 1983|
|5||"Episode 5"||Robert Becker||Joyce Armor & Judie Neer||October 24, 1983|
|6||"Episode 6"||Nick Havinga||Robert Schlitt||October 31, 1983|
|7||"Episode 7"||Nicholas Sgarro||Robert Schlitt||November 7, 1983|
|8||"Episode 8"||Alexander Singer||Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman||November 14, 1983|
|9||"Episode 9"||Robert Becker||Margaret Armen||November 21, 1983|
|10||"Episode 10"||Jeffrey Hayden||Joyce Keener||December 5, 1983|
|11||"Episode 11"||Sheldon Larry||Kathleen Shelley||December 12, 1983|
|12||"The Rescue"||Peter Levin||Stephen Black & Henry Stern||December 19, 1983|
|13||"Hide and Seek"||Karen Arthur||Eugene Price||January 2, 1984|
|14||"The Assignment"||John Patterson||Stephen Black & Henry Stern||January 9, 1984|
|15||"Secrets"||Ernest Pintoff||Michael Russnow||January 16, 1984|
|16||"Disguises"||Don Medford||Stephen Black & Henry Stern (teleplay), Rita Lakin (story)||January 30, 1984|
|17||"Lost and Found"||Robert Becker||Diana Kopald Marcus (teleplay), Rita Lakin (story)||February 6, 1984|
|18||"The Climax"||Ernest Pintoff||Stephen Black & Henry Stern (teleplay), Rita Lakin (story)||February 13, 1984|
|19||"The Best Laid Plans"||Bill Duke||Michael Russnow (teleplay), Rita Lakin (story)||February 27, 1984|
|20||"Friends and Lovers"||Larry Elikann||Stephen Black & Henry Stern (teleplay), Rita Lakin (story)||March 2, 1984|
|21||"Pandora's Box"||Lorraine Senna Ferrara||Diana Kopald Marcus (teleplay), Rita Lakin (story)||March 5, 1984|
|22||"The Wedding"||Larry Elikann||Stephen Black & Henry Stern (teleplay), Rita Lakin (story)||March 12, 1984|
|Season||Episodes||Start Date||End Date||Nielsen Rank||Nielsen Rating||Tied With|
|1983–84||22||September 6, 1983||March 12, 1984||65||13.7||N/A|
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