Manimal: Season 1, Episode 1

Manimal (30 Sep. 1983)

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Jonathan Chase is a British college professor at New York University who has the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal he wants. He decides to use his power to assist the New... See full summary »

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Jonathan Chase is a British college professor at New York University who has the unusual ability to transform into any kind of animal he wants. He decides to use his power to assist the New York Police Department in solving unusual crimes, and in this series pilot, he teams up with cute cop Brooke and war buddy Ty to stop some terrorists from stealing a supply of toxic gas. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The two hour pilot's set description had the hero living in a New York Town House, with a subterranean safe room where the beasts were housed. Another set, which would be adjacent, was the garage where his auto was stored. The production's designer, Hub Braden, proposed a two story main house interior with the second floor having a center open well to view the first floor, with a glass sky-light ceiling. The proposed budget for this newly constructed main set was $150,000.00. The safe room for the animals was $75,000.00. Glenn Larson and Harker Wade, (sort of) went along with the main sets' estimated costs until the 20th Century Fox Television Division balked at the expense. In stead of building the new set, a standing film set (from a recently shot film) was ordered to be used, revamping for the required hero home base. After all the alterations and additional requirements for the productions needs, this one main interior set resulted costing over $350,000.00 (in revisions) for the pilot. While the "panther and hawk" enclosure safe room remained in the budgeted $75,000. An exterior Fox Lot-studio New York Street facade was used for the exterior Hero house, which had a lower ramp-up to the studio street, which became the main garage driveway entrance, revised with a new automatic garage door addition. See more »

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When the truck is overturned and the bad guys escape, MacKenzie's partner says, "MacKenzie, come back here, these guys have a machine gun." But he tells her to come back before she has had a chance to move so that she is still in place when he says, "Come back here." See more »

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10 September 2004 | by (Liverpool-England) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this as a young kid and thinking it was one of the best shows on the earth but so many years on when i ask people about it they cant remember it at all. Just the idea of a man fighting crime by changing into different animals is amazing. The special effects if i remember correctly were really good for around that time and although people were going on about Knight Rider, Street Hawk, Airwolf and the likes this by far outclassed them on all fronts. I'm am glad that i have eventually found it so i can prove to all those people that doubted me it really was a program. Only if it was on general release to buy, if it is out there somewhere to buy could someone point me to a link?


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