|No. of episodes||25|
|Original run||September 15, 1994 – May 8, 1995|
|DVD release||August 26, 2003|
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The first season of the medical drama series ER which originally aired from NBC on September 15, 1994 and concluded on May 8, 1995. The season consists of 25 episodes. It was released on Region 1 DVD on August 26, 2003.
- Main article: Season 1 crew
- Michael Crichton - Executive Producer, Writer
- John Wells - Executive Producer, Writer
- Lydia Woodward - Supervising/Co-executive Producer, Writer
- Robert Nathan - Supervising/Co-executive Producer, Writer
- Mimi Leder - Supervising/Co-executive Producer, Director
- Christopher Chulack - Producer, Director
- Paul Manning - Co-producer/Producer, Writer
- Dennis Murphy - Producer
- Wendy Spence - Associate Producer
- Lance Gentile - Technical Advisor/Medical Consultant, Writer
- Joe Sachs - Technical Advisor
- Michael Salamunovich - Unit Production Manager
- Neal Baer - Writer
- Tracey Stern - Writer
Cast and characters Edit
|Anthony Edwards||Dr. Mark Greene||ER Chief Resident|
|George Clooney||Dr. Doug Ross||Emergency Paediatric Fellow|
|Sherry Stringfield||Dr. Susan Lewis||ER Resident (Year 2)|
|Noah Wyle||John Carter||Medical Student|
|Julianna Margulies||Nurse Carol Hathaway||ER Nurse|
|Eriq La Salle||Dr. Peter Benton||Surgical Resident (Year 2)|
Plot synopsis Edit
In this first season, compassionate Chief Resident Dr. Mark Greene struggles to balance with his hectic professional work life and his dwindling marriage to his wife. Charming, womanizing pediatrician Dr. Doug Ross deals with sick and injured children in his care while constantly struggling with the superficiality of his relationships with the woman he dates. Competent second year ER resident Dr. Susan Lewis works hard to become a good doctor while coping with family problems regarding her troubled sister. Abrasive trauma surgeon Dr. Peter Benton takes medical student John Carter under his wing. Nurse Carol Hathaway survives an attempted suicide, tries to get her life back together and makes a decision about the future her relationship with her fiancée.
- Main article: Episodes
Home Media Edit
The complete first season was released in a 4 DVD set on August 26, 2003.
The following special features were included in the set:
- Pilot episode commentary with Creator/Executive Producer Michael Chrichton and Executive Producer John Wells.
- Pilot episode commentary with Director Rod Holcomb, Casting Director John Levey, Associate Producer Wendy Spence Rosato, Editor Randy Jon Morgan, and Supervising Sound Editor Walter Newman.
- Episode 17: Sleepless In Chicago commentary with Producer/Director Christopher Chulack and Writer Paul Manning.
- Episode 18: Love's Labor Lost commentary with Director Mimi Leder, Associate Producer Wendy Spence Rosato, Editor Randy Jon Morgan, Supervising Sound Editor Walter Newman and Composer Martin Davich.
- Prescription For Success: The Birth of ER - documentary detailing the creation and other events that influenced the creation of ER.
- First-Year Rotation: Caring for ER
- On the Cutting Edge: Medical Realism on ER
- Post-Operative Procedures: Post Production in the ER
- Additional scenes
- First-Year Intern's Handbook