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)
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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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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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Wish I could see it again
20 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The 1980s were full of optimistic TV action series of a kind we just don't see any more. Not that I'm against the high-quality screen writing of such shows as "24", "Buffy" or "Angel"; it's just that I miss the old popcorn dramas which were nothing if not fun and provided ample light relief from stressful schooldays. Recent releases of "The A Team", "Knight Rider" et al on DVD have brought that old pleasure back, but I'm still eagerly anticipating "Airwolf", "Street Hawk" and "Automan". The latter two lasted only one season, but they were certainly enjoyable to me and my school friends. In those days when an American TV show was cancelled it was of too little consequence to become known in the UK, so we never knew why these fun shows disappeared. "Automan" appealed to me because it seemed to be a reverse of "Tron". The hero was rather straight-laced (even compared to Christopher Reeve's Superman!), but the show had plenty of visual treats and action to satisfy kids like me. It's the humour that I would like to re-evaluate as an adult. I'm almost certain I'd enjoy seeing this again!


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