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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Long Lost Childhood Fun
22 September 2007 | by (Coplay, PA, Corporate States of America) – See all my reviews

i've not seen this since it originally aired, but it stuck with me for a very long time. i remember parts like i saw it yesterday (i have eidetic memory that i cannot control) and other things about it are just a haze. i would love to see it again.

Infiltrator and I-Man (also starring Bakula), could have both been fun TV series. (though Quantum Leap and Bakula did fantastic work and i hope to own that series on DVD one day).

Infiltrator's special effects were, as i remember as a young person, from way back then, very well done and, sometimes, a little gross (i remember his hand in transformation where all the flesh sort of "sucked inward" making it look skeletal as the machine started to take over and form itself into a robotic counterpart to a human hand), and that really got my attention.

The concepts were smart. The series would have been nice if there was a wide-scope plan in place, but as we've seen with 80's pilots, lots of science fiction ideas were tried and since there were no real plans on where to take it, they just threw things at the audience to see what would stick. When something stuck, they didn't know what to do with it beyond the pilot or miniseries (like Something is Out There, which i WANT ON DVD BADLY).

This could have been The Guyver before The Guyver was actually made into a live action movie series (gag gag gag, though the second one had some good cinematic moments). i wonder if this was inspired BY the Guyver (i don't know the age of that Manga).

i'd give it a ten, but i'm sure my memory glorifies it a bit, so i'm trying to compensate and be realistic, giving it an 8... until i see it again.

Scott Bakula has been and always will be one of my favourites. It would be a great pleasure to see this one-off show again and to have it in my collection. i'm with the other commentator above me: i own tons of legal DVDs and almost every one is science fiction. Set us up for some sales!


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