Talk:Sierra (TV series)
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BetacommandBot 20:16, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
Article incorrectly uses the term "back door pilot" under Setting?
Under Setting, the article currently states, "The series was spun off as a back door pilot episode of Emergency!."
I do not believe this to be correct. While "Sierra" was produced by the same people as "Emergency!", and while it was established in the "Sierra" episode, "The Urban Rangers", that the two shows do indeed exist in the same universe (by guest-starring "Emergency!" lead characters Roy DeSoto and Johnny Gage), "Urban Rangers" was fifth aired episode of "Sierra's" one (and only season).
A "back door pilot" in this case would mean the producers introducing the "Sierra" characters and/or concept on an episode of "Emergency!" first and as far as I can tell from having seen all of the episodes of "Emergency!" that aired prior to the start of "Sierra" in the fall of 1974, there was no "back door pilot" episode of "Emergency!"
The Wikipedia article even points out that the actual pilot episode of "Sierra", titled "The Rangers", was originally held back and not actually aired until last of the twelve "Sierra" episodes to air, on December 24, 1974.
I recommend that the sentence referring to the "Sierra" series being spun off as a back door pilot" be removed.