A man who can change himself into any animal fights crime.
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 Lt. Rivera 8 episodes, 1983
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 Tyrone C. Earl 7 episodes, 1983
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 Harold Trout / ... 2 episodes, 1983
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Jonathan Chase was a British college professor at New York University who had the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal. He used his powers to battle crime alongside pretty policewoman Brooke and Vietnam-war pal Ty. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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30 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Ein Fall für Professor Chase  »

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Whenever the script called for an animal transition, the Production Designer, Director, Set Decorator, Stunt Supervisor, Animal Wrangler, and actor had to carefully coordinate every move. Shooting on a soundstage allowed more animal control; location shoots were very difficult. When one script required a cobra, the entire set's perimeter floor and walls had to be sealed to prevent the cobra from escaping. A low wall was placed at the open end of the set to seal the stage. To set up filming action scenes with the snake, the camera crew had to lift their equipment into walled-off stage area. The snake wrangler supervised the animal's movements. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) See more »

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Maybe I was young and an animal lover
10 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

OK I'd have to see these again as an adult to give a better opinion. But the show lasted only a few episodes. The special effects were cool , but they did have to reuse some footage. I'm not sure if it was budget or time. Those change sequences must have been a pain to do. And using latex I think is better than CG even though you can do a lot more with CG

From what I remember I liked the show, but it might have been just the fact that a guy could turn into any animal he wanted (although he only got to do a few of of them). That would capture the imagination of any 8 year old. I remember wishing I could do that!


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