Misfits of Science (1985–1986)

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The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank.

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Friday, February 21, 1986
S1.E15 The Avenging Angel
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Cast

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 Dr. Billy Hayes (16 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln (16 episodes, 1985-1988)
Mark Thomas Miller ...
 John 'Johnny B' Bukowski (16 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Gloria Dinallo (16 episodes, 1985-1988)
Jennifer Holmes ...
 Jane Miller (15 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Dick Stetmeyer (15 episodes, 1985-1988)
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 Miss Nance (15 episodes, 1985-1988)
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Storyline

Superhero series about a group of young mutants who worked for an American thinktank fighting crime. Elvin could shrink to a size of eight inches, Gloria possessed telekinetic powers, and Johnny B was able to fire lightning bolts from his hands. Their leader was Dr. Hayes. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Die Spezialisten unterwegs  »

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The group drive around in a "Fundae Sundae" ice cream truck because they needed it to haul "The Ice Man" in the pilot episode. The character was dropped, but they kept the truck. See more »

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Followed by Misfits of Science: Deep Freeze (Pilot) (1985) See more »

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I fell in love with Courteney Cox watching this show back in '86.
2 June 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Courteney was totally, totally hot. The show was really good too (hey, I was 15) but who am I kidding, I only watched it for Courteney.

From what I remember, the team was made up of Dr. Billy Hayes who was the organiser and fast talker, Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln who was really tall (and didn't like it) but after 'modifying' himself to be smaller could press a gland at the back of his neck and shrink to only a few inches tall for a short time, John 'Johnny B' Bukowski, a rock musician who could draw charge from batteries etc and discharge them as lightning bolts from his hands (but would get burned by water), Gloria Dinallo (Courteney 'sigh') who was a telekinetic and troubled teen, all Carrie-like in the pilot.


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