CBS Summer Playhouse: Season 1, Episode 12

Infiltrator (14 Aug. 1987)

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A scientist's experiment conveys him to another lab where his body is fused with a mechanism that can't be easily extracted---its co-creator is holding the device's plans for ransom.

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A scientist experimenting with teleporter technology manages to merge himself "The Fly"-style with an experimental probe that is designed to adapt automatically to any threat. The scientist is then recruited by a secret government agency to go on missions. In his first mission, the scientist has to deal with a rogue scientist who has rigged his island fortress with death traps. As the probe technology adapts itself to higher and higher threat levels, the scientist becomes less and less human. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Good enough at the time to have been a series.
1 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Its sad that such jewels are left unearthed in the annals of television. Infiltrator was a pretty decent attempt at CBS to provide the basis for a sci-fi series. Scott Bakula is a scientist, who's latest creation is a matter transporter/teleporter. Being like most scientists he uses himself for the final test to see if it works with humans and it does, the only hitch is that he teleported into the lab next door which had a multi-million dollar artificially intelligent space probe being readied for a mission to Mars. So what? Well, his little quantum journey merged him with the probe ala' the fly, and its electronic prototype systems become hardwired with his own body, right down to his blood cells. He and the female scientist that developed the probe now have a real problem on their hands as the probe is just as curious about our world as the far away worlds it was designed to explore and at times will modify Bacula in order for its objectives to be met. This also includes the perception of threats as when ever his adrenaline goes up so does the probes and boom Bacula transforms into a half man half machine laser shooting cyborg. Eventually some baddy gets wind of this and tries to capture him for study and then the action really starts. This could have been a great series as the whole angle of how the infiltrator probe guides our hero through obstacles could have been really cool not to mention the cyborg effects were pretty neat for the time.


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