The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank.
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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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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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In an interview in Starlog 124 (published November 1987), Courteney Cox revealed that she was auditioning for a part on Code Name: Foxfire (1985) at Universal Studios when she found out they were casting Misfits of Science across the hall and decided to try out for that as well. See more »

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Referenced in Night Court: A Day in the Life (1987) See more »

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Mutant X, go home!
3 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I remember to really have enjoyed this show as a kid. It had nice 80ies-TV-Action,suspense and characters you could relate to in contrast to Mutant X, that had only pretty people. Courteney Cox's intense performance was especially memorable. Her character Gloria was probably the most powerful of all the mutants, yet always sad. And man, was she beautiful! She was the main reason why I started watching Friends - resulting in owning 10 Seasons of DVDs ... I can't understand why they don't bring it out on DVD though - so much crap is released on DVD, but good shows like Misfits aren't. So, people, please, please release Misfits on DVD. I'll buy. I promise.


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