When a man is exposed to an alien gas, he acquires the ability to heal instantly and survive any injury or toxin.

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Eric Wilder
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Harry Murphy
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Holbrook
Dale Wilson ...
Rudy
Cindy Higgins ...
Allison
Charles Siegel ...
Cabbie
Joseph Golland ...
Meek Man
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Robbery Youth
Ted Stidder ...
Dr. Allen
George Josef ...
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Terry Moore ...
Distinguished Man
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This was a sci-fi show about a guy and his son having super human healing powers. They got this power from being too close to a van that had some kind of chemical in it and it exploded, causing the guy to be badly burned and having to go to the hospital. The burns soon just healed magically.. Written by Jeff Cloward

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gas | laser | blood | california | nasa | See All (17) »


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6 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Scott Bakula's TV debut. See more »

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Karen McCorder: When this is over I think you should have a complete physical.
Jeffrey Wilder: I was perfectly alright before I became indestructible.
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Featured in The Best TV Shows That Never Were (2004) See more »

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A show I've never forgotten
7 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Apparently, I was 7 years old when I caught I-Man on television. I had no idea what it was, and I have no idea why I was watching it, but even at that age, the premise was so unique to me; so fascinating. Nearly twenty years later, the memory of that one viewing stayed with me until this very moment when, in doing a search on Scott Bakula, I found the entry for this show. Previously, I'd had no idea what it was called, who was in it, or even that it had been a pilot for a TV show that was never picked up. I had thought it was a made for TV movie.

It's hard to work from an 18 year old memory, but what stood out about I-Man was the combined science fiction premise of a man who's unique power is to heal (an understated ability, but one with many uses), as well as the family-oriented heart of the show. After all, the father and the son both share their unique ability. They work together with a Batman/Robin sort of dynamic, though their relationship obviously runs deeper.

Essentially, it's a feel good family show with a kick-butt sci-fi premise. I would have been fascinated to have seen where this would have gone, and would love to track down a copy of the pilot. And, of course, with Scott Bakula in the lead, you can never go wrong.


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