Man from Atlantis (1977–1978)

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The adventures of a man with amphibious abilities.

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 Mark Harris (17 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 C.W. Crawford (16 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Dr. Elizabeth Merrill (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Anson Downes ...
 Airlock Officer (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jean Marie Hon ...
 Jane (9 episodes, 1977-1978)
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Mark Harris is the lone survivor of the legendary sunken continent of Atlantis. Having adapted to life underwater, Mark possesses webbed hands, light-sensitive eyes, and the ability to swim at low depths in the sea for long periods. He draws strength from water and can overpower most ordinary men. Mark assists an institute for undersea research operated by his human friends, Dr. Elizabeth Merrill and C.W. Crawford, and joins Dr. Merrill in several exploratory missions aboard a high-tech submarine. They encounter several bizarre phenomena, including portals leading to other dimensions, a substance capable of altering personalities, an impish creature whose touch causes a mental return to childhood, and the scheme of a portly millionaire, Mr. Schubert, to melt the polar icecaps. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Can this water-breathing "human" crush a plot to destroy the world ?

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After the series was ended, Patrick Duffy was cast as Bobby Ewing in the long-running American drama series "Dallas", which premiered on 2nd April 1978, 2 months prior to the broadcast of the final episode "Deadly Carnival" on 6th June 1978. See more »

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Support wires are visible above the submarine Cetacean depending on the angle of view. Also, when the sub surfaces or submerges in the ship's home base, rising bubbles and surface waves reveal the actual size of the supposedly huge vessel. See more »

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Fun for it's time, it's an interesting, live action take on..
26 July 2001 | by (Decatur, Georgia) – See all my reviews

The Man From Atlantis was a decent show for the 1970s. And as I allude to in the summary, it is curiously similar to The Sub-Mariner. I really don't know if Marvel Comics had anything to do with this, but the project just smells of the half-hearted, live action tv takes of Marvel heroes televised during the time. Like Spider-Man, The Hulk, and Captain America movies, when you see the Man From Atlantis, you will think it is a more romantic, benevolent version of Prince Namor. The initial pilot was good, and the series could have been better. It failed because there were no challenging super villains for Mark to fight. In my opinion, if you are going to do a television series about a merman, go the superhero route, complete with colorful monsters and villains, or don't try it at all.


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