The Invisible Man (1975–1976)
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The Invisible Man 

Having nothing to do with H.G. Wells novel beyond the premise of a scientist making himself invisible, this is a TV-series pilot which even changes the characters' names.

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Dr. Kate Westin (as Melinda Fee)
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Dr. Nick Maggio
Alex Henteloff ...
Rick Steiner
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General Turner
John McLiam ...
Blind Man
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Paul Kent ...
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Doctor
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Tamar Cooper ...
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Motel Clerk
Richard Forbes ...
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Dr. Daniel Westin was a brilliant scientist working for an American thinktank who discovered a method to turn objects invisible. Not wanting his notes to fall into the wrong hands (including those of the U.S. Government), he destroyed all evidence of his discovery, and turned himself invisible to test it. Unfortunately, he didn't know how to turn himself visible again, so he wore a (extremely realistic) mask in public while searching for a cure. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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6 May 1975 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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If a person were to become invisible he would be blind, as the retina would be invisible, light would pass right through it without any resistance. Without light hitting the retina, the person could not see anything around them. See more »

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Version of The Invisible Man (1984) See more »

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Unseen for the wrong reasons
6 January 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

A half-hearted attempt to update the classic H.G. Wells story, this series featured Dr. Daniel Westin, a scientist at the shadowy KLAE Corporation, who stumbles across a means of making objects invisible. The series came out shortly after Watergate. Consequently, so when Westin learned that Uncle Sam planned to use his invention for military use, he turned himself invisible, destroyed his equipment, and promptly escaped. However, his method for becoming visible failed to work leaving him invisible permanently. A scientist friend creates a realistic face mask with a built in wig, and plastic hands to conceal his invisibility.

Daniel and his wife Kate returned to work for the KLAE Corporation, where he continued his experiments in order find his way back to visibility. In exchange, Westin ironically uses his new powers to work for the government. He spends the remainder of the series undertaking secret missions often aided by his wife. The special effects were quite good but all too often the plots were tired, juvenile, a full of clichés. As a result, the show disappeared without ever realizing it's potential.


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