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A brilliant, wheelchair-bound scientist invents a form of exo-skeleton called the Mechanically Augmented Neuro Transmitter Interception System (M.A.N.T.I.S.) that turns him into a superhero and gives him the ability to fight the crime wave that is engulfing his city. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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24 January 1994 (USA)  »

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M.A.N.T.I.S.: O ilektronikos ekdikitis  »

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Final film of Steve James. See more »

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When MANTIS is holding Kid MG over the edge of the building, he jumps down to the ground quickly, and the wire holding MANTIS is visible as he descends. See more »

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Followed by M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994) See more »

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Black TV History
18 April 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

M.A.N.T.I.S. probably made TV history by being the first black super hero on prime-time TV that represented a positive role model. This show really should have been given a chance. Unfortunately, like many a black program, the show was cut way before its time. I admit the suit needs some work, but the overall concept of the show was great. How often do we see an successful African American man carrying a show and being a positive role model? Answer: rarely!!!!! I can only hope that changes will be made among the Big 4 networks. These networks are obviously in need of more ethnically-aware individuals who can make decisions about what shows get aired and how people of color are portrayed (positive & culturally valid). Maybe they'll give some of the great shows the opportunity they deserve to shine.


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