Bennett, Part 2: The Mod Squad.
As Star Trek was entering its final season in 1968, another soon-to-be iconic series was just beginning. The Mod Squad, creator Harve Bennett's first television series, told the story of three young undercover police officers who were used to infiltrate criminal activity in an ever-changing world.
In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, John and Mike take a look at The Mod Squad. We discuss the similarities and differences to other police shows at the time, how it reflected the changing television landscape, and the thematic parallels to Star Trek. We also try to figure out what's going on in the opening title sequence.
Running Time: 38 minutes 34 seconds
John Mills and Mike Schindler
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The Mod Squad (00:01:14)
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Social Themes (00:22:38)
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