Cannon/The Quasar Kill

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The Quasar Kill
Season 5, Episode 21
Airdate February 4, 1976
Written by Karl Tunberg and
Terence Tunberg
Directed by William Wiard
Produced by Anthony Spinner
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The Quasar Kill is the twenty-first episode of the fifth season of Cannon, and the one hundred eighteenth episode overall.

Starring: William Conrad (Frank Cannon)

Guest Stars: Andrew Duggan (Dr. Laurence), Eric Braeden (Dr. Carl Bruckner), Keene Curtis (Dr. Sam Tree), Ellen Weston (Mrs. Golden), Joshua Bryant (Professor Egan)

Co-Starring: James Gammon (Sheriff Ryder), Peter Brandon (Dr. John Golden)

with Virgil Frye (Deputy Sheriff), Owen Bush (Joe), Barry Cahill (Congressman Manly), Barry Delaney (Tony D'Angelo), Drew Denbaum (Bill), Stewart Steinberg (First Technician), W.T. Zacha (Guard)


Plot Overview

An antagonistic scientist working on a desert project channeling alien life is killed by a laser beam from a computer, and Cannon's hired by one of his colleagues who believes that the death had more human involvement than alien.


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