Skip to comments.Reza Badiyi dies at 81; prolific TV director
Posted on 08/22/2011 8:36:43 AM PDT by BorgesEdited on 08/22/2011 8:39:14 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Reza Badiyi, a prolific television director whose credits included "Get Smart" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and who set a Directors Guild of America record for directing the most hours of episodic series television, has died. He was 81.
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According to IMDB, it was Badiyi who came up with the idea of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat into the air at the end of the opening credits of her show.
In some respects, he’s also the father of the music video. Some of the camera and editing techniques he used in the title sequence of “Hawaii Five-O” were widely copied in the early videos that appeared on MTV.
BTW, the new CBS version of Hawaii Five-O (including its title sequence) pales in comparison to the original. And I hear the network is now working on a remake of “Gunsmoke.” I’m not looking forward to a PC version of Matt Dillon and Dodge City.
And one of the networks has just ordered a pilot for a remake of Bewitched. These folks are fresh out of ideas.
Get Smart was my favorite show when I was 4 and 5 years old.