Monday Morning – Schedule Change Announcement.
It was 20 months ago that we began running the weekly episodes of the classic tv series Emergency! each Sunday here on Firegeezer. Our first posting was on January 3 of last year, over the New Year's Day weekend. After running it for a few weeks it became a popular Sunday diversion for our readers, almost a habit for some.
When the show originally ran on NBC television in 1972, many of its current fans weren't even born yet, or at least too young to enjoy the show. But its realism in depicting the everyday activities of a firehouse routine along with the well-scripted dramatic stories woven into the hour-long program is enduring and remains ever popular, especially for people connected to the fire and EMS services. Who in the business doesn't know who Johnny Gage and Roy DeSoto are?
But a month from now, our run with the crews from Engine and Squad 51 along with the sterling staff at Rampart General's ER will be coming to an end. We have been documenting over the past 8 months or so about the shifting distribution plans of the various video purveyors as we've watched Blockbuster and other retail rental units shutting down amid a shift to virtual delivery of programming over the internet in lieu of dvd's and online viewing opportunities. Our provider of the Emergency! series, Hulu is moving the four available seasons over to their Hulu-Plus system that operates as a subscription plan that charges monthly fees much like Netflix does and permits you to watch any and everything on direct downloading to your computer and tv set.
The final day that Emergency! will be available free online is Sunday, September 18, so our pleasant visit to Los Angeles County will be coming to an end. During the final two weeks of availability I am planning on running an Emergency! marathon showing an episode each day during the span, excepting Sept. 10 and 11 when the WTC commemoration will be predominant. Also on the 18th our links in the Sunday Emergency category will be canceled and our backlisted postings will be removed from our archives. Time marches on.
Now we need to march on and get this equipment checked out for today. It's Monday, so the long list will keep us busy for a while. I'll make sure there's plenty of coffee ready. See you back in the day room later.
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