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 planning and logistics using the black panther, both on stage and on a location, required tremendous coordination between the director, the stunt-animal wrangler, and the art department. Just what could the panther perform! What the panther's wrangler could teach, and rehearse with the panther, to perform according to the writer's scripted proposal, was always a challenge. The "art department" became a key element in setting up the circus ring! The crew were constantly warned and cautioned about the unpredictable panther's temperament while being rehearsed and performing in front of camera. At times, filming was really a three ring circus! See more »

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When Brooke MacKenzie faints in Jonathan's arms, she is still holding the cobra's head up and away from her body. A person who really faints would go limp in the arms. See more »

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Edited into Automan: Automan (1983) See more »

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Never Gonna Let You Go
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Written by Sérgio Mendes
Performed by Joe Pizzulo and Leza Miller
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Too much recycling of footage
8 April 2001 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Alas, the producers evidently could not afford new first-class special effects every week, so the man-to-animal transformations, though impressive the first time you saw them, were quickly worn out by re-use. But the idea was a good one and I hope that one of these years we'll see a remake.


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