- Starring David Soul, Jennifer Hetrick, Joe Maruzzo, Richard Kind
- Written by David J. Burke, Stephen Kronish
Unsub (1989) -- A special team of FBI forensics experts investigates serial murderers and other unsolved violent crimes.
This was one of the best of the Stephen J. Cannell Productions that ran in the 80s on NBC. David Soul's John Grayson was a far cry from his "Hutch" of years before and as the leader of the Justice Department Behavioral Science Lab, he and his crew used all the latest methods of scientific and intuitive discovery in order to hunt down the "unknown subjects" that performed the current week's gruesome crime. Just like other Cannell shows of the time [like "Stingray" and the first season of "Hunter" among others] it sported a stylish soundtrack of songs written and performed by composer Mike Post. The short lived series also featured fine performances by Kent McCord [formerly of "Adam-12"], M. Emmett Walsh, Richard Kind [later to co-star on "Mad About You" and "Spin City"] as well as Jennifer Hetrick [who would later co-star as Captain Picard's love interest "Vash" on Star Trek: the Next Generation"].
The similarities between this show and today's major hit "CSI" are astounding and really make me wonder if the creators of "CSI" may have been inspired by this short lived series. Another astounding fact is that the villain of the very first episode was played by none other than Paul Guilfoyle [ a frequent Cannell villain back then] who would later co-star on "CSI" as Captain Jim Brass. Shows like this are few and far between and getting more scarce all the time, I just really wish it had ran a lot longer.
Emmy nominated, yet yanked after 8 episodes - a show too far ahead of it's time.
Episodes:White Bone Demon Silent Stalker Clean Slate Daddy Dearest And They Swam Right Over the Dam And the Dead Shall Rise to Condemn Thee: Part 1 And the Dead Shall Rise to Condemn Thee: Part 2 Burn Out
Unsub DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 9/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.