As originally aired on NBC on Saturday nights between January 1972 and September 1977, the popular drama series EMERGENCY! bore a marked resemblance to the original DRAGNET, with its semi-documentary approach to stories, and little wonder: Jack Webb created the program through his Mark VII production shingle, merely two years after DRAGNET wrapped. Episodes took place in the City of Angels, and followed the adventures of two collaborating teams of rescue workers: Squad 51 of the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Paramedical Rescue Service, and the ER staff of L.A.'s Rampart Hospital. Leading the fire department EMS squad were two heroic paramedics, Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe) and John Gage (Randolph Mantooth); episodes interwove suspenseful, tragic, and occasionally comic storylines involving the workers' attempts to save citizens, with a heightened emphasis on helping to free the endangered from precarious positions. This set from Universal offers the entire Season Six run of EMERGENCY! (its final season, prior to a string of follow-up telemovies in 1978), with all of the episodes presented chronologically and back-to-back as they originally aired. This particular season featured guest turns by then-unknown actresses Linda Gray and Joanna Kerns, fast on their way to television stardom.