Automan (1983–1984)

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A computer generated superhero and his human creator fight crime in their city.

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 Walter Nebicher (13 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Automan (13 episodes, 1983-1984)
Heather McNair ...
 Roxanne Caldwell (13 episodes, 1983-1984)
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
 Capt. E. G. Boyd (13 episodes, 1983-1984)
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 Lt. Jack Curtis (13 episodes, 1983-1984)
Cursor ...
 Himself (12 episodes, 1983-1984)
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Walter Nebicher is the police department's resident computer expert, although his immediate superior gives no respect as to his contribution to the force. To fix that, he creates a special program that creates Automan, an artificially intelligent computer construct that looks real, sounds reals and, given enough power, can have an actual physical presence outside the computer that feels real. Together, Walter and Automan along with Cursor, a small floating droid that can create any object Automan needs, battle the criminal elements of the city. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Automan - Der Superdetektiv  »

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Glen A. Larson was inspired to create the series after seeing TRON (1982). Producer Donald Kushner also produced that film. See more »

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Ahead of it's time.
24 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Automan was ahead of it's time, at a time when special effects for TV were still in development. If given another season, I'm sure the effects, acting, and format would have been perfected.

Prehaps a return is in order, maybe as an animated cartoon. Some time in Automan's world, maybe? In CGI?

Prehaps anime is the answer. An anime version of Automan would be interesting, to say the least.

The main thing would be keeping with the comedy-adventure-action format that the show was known for.

This show had so many possibilities.


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