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 90 minute pilot, directed by Russ Mayberry, aired on NBC, on September 30, 1983, opposite CBS's "Dallas", a ratings juggernaut . "Manimal" was canceled after 8 episodes were broadcast. NBC had campaigned a pre-must see TV at NBC experimenting with sheer high concept fare as programming like "Knight Rider" and the "A Team" shows to see what would stick in their programming line-up. TV Guide ranked "Manimal" #15 on their list of 50 worst TV Shows of all time in 2002. 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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Follows Manimal (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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Man and Animal: Manimal!
26 September 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This show didn't last too long, but it had a hillarious plot. I loved the scenes where MacCorkindale would turn into a black panther, because writers felt it was somehow vital to the story!!! But in all seriousness, it wasn't any worse than the prime time soap operas and junk dramas (Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere) of the early 80s, and probably deserved more of a chance. Of course an NYU Zoology professor turning into animals was a bit strange (He even turned into a bull once during a rowdy kidnapping) but it was also cool. Melody Anderson and Michael Gregory added some nice mood lifters too.


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