An immortal man whose blood can have miraculous health benefits is a fugitive from those who would exploit both him and his brother he seeks.

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Robert Specht
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Christopher George ...  Ben Richards 16 episodes, 1969-1971
Don Knight ...  Fletcher 12 episodes, 1970-1971
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Storyline

Test driver Ben Richards discovers his blood contains every immunity known to man--in effect making him immortal. When an elderly billionaire named Maitland learns of Richards' condition, he hires mercenary Fletcher to track Richards all over the country, capture him, and bring him back to Maitland's estate for periodic transfusions. The series details Richards' adventures with people he meets along the way, all the while fleeing from Fletcher and his goons. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Notice in the TV movie "The Night Stalker" (1972) when the refrigerator containing blood is opened there's blood labeled "Benjamin Richards". Obviously a left over prop. See more »

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Follows The Immortal: Pilot (1969) See more »

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Bad review but best here
17 February 2010 | by HerowithgreeneyesandblueSee all my reviews

A guy (Christopher George as Ben Richards) has immunity to all things and even ages at a fourth the rate of the rest of us and it's his blood that's the key. He's offered "everything he could ever want" by a rich guy that wants him for regular blood transfusions. Problem is, immunity guy leads a dangerous life so rich guy demands of immunity guy to live a risk free lifestyle, soft and cushy protection hosted by rich guy. Immunity guy loves his dangerous lifestyle and prefers it to a protected one that would be torture to him so he refuses the offer. Rich guy doesn't take no for an answer and considers himself entitled, irregardless to any idea of individuals having self ownership.

So then comes the drama, rich guy hires an oily creep to capture immunity guy and bleeds him when he catches him, but immunity guy keeps getting away...DOH'.

While the chase from rich guy and company goes on, immunity guy comes upon various unfortunate individuals whom he saves by giving them a blood transfusion.

There's also an undercurrent (and actually most important) theme about individualism, freedom etc. There's something to the theme about the nonconformist personality who is always under attack to get back in the box. This show was a variation of that theme.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De onsterfelijke See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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