William Shatner hosts this television show, featuring dramatic reenactments of situations leading to emergency calls to 9-1-1.
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William Shatner ...  Himself - Host 18 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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April 1989 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The show outlasted many of its similarly-themed contemporaries because, by host William Shatner's own admission, the focus was on "success stories" with happy endings. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end of the credits features a "Arnold Shapiro Productions" bumper that has a comical "Mr. Shapiro, step out of the car please" voice over, as if he is being arrested. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original prime time network airings were an hour-long block, usually with 4 stories that were about 15 minutes each. Many syndicated versions were only half an hour, with 2 stories. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock (1999) See more »

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One of the better reality cop shows.
8 November 2016 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is a rather exciting reality TV series featuring William Shatner as he hosts police-related stories. As he narrates, actors reenact true events of 911 rescues.

It's a very daring, heartfelt and intriguing TV show as it shows the courageous rescuers helping people in distress, sometimes in a heart-pounding race against time.

Shatner does a good job narrating, providing a serious and eloquent tone to his voice.

One of the better reality chop shows out there.

Grade B+


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