A computer-generated superhero and his human creator fight crime in the city.

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Glen A. Larson
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Desi Arnaz Jr. ...  Walter Nebicher 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Chuck Wagner ...  Automan 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Heather McNair Heather McNair ...  Roxanne Caldwell 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...  Capt. E. G. Boyd 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Robert Lansing ...  Lt. Jack Curtis 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Cursor Cursor ...  Himself 13 episodes, 1983-1984
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Storyline

Walter Nebicher is the police department's resident computer expert, although his immediate superior gives no respect as to his contribution to the force. To fix that, he creates a special program that creates Automan, an artificially intelligent computer construct that looks real, sounds reals and, given enough power, can have an actual physical presence outside the computer that feels real. Together, Walter and Automan along with Cursor, a small floating droid that can create any object Automan needs, battle the criminal elements of the city. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Automan - Der Superdetektiv See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 episodes) | (pilot episode)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Chuck Wagner agreed to reprise his 80's TV role as Automan for the movie "Hewlogram" (2017) after director Aharon Rabinowitz wrote to him explaining how important that show was to him as a child. See more »

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And "Cursor" as Himself See more »

Connections

Featured in Calling Automan: The Auto Feature (2012) See more »

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A Neat Show with Dazzling Special Effects
11 January 2009 | by GunnSee all my reviews

No one should be embarrassed to admit they liked this show. Look at how many people here gave it positive reviews. I can't remember much more than how cool that car was and Automan's suit, how wild it was! I liked the cast a lot. I also remembered that it starred Desi Arnaz Jr. and that I was bummed when it was canceled. They never gave it a chance. It takes a little time to develop a following and this show and "The Flash" would have done well had they not yanked them off the air so soon. I kind of remember that the theme song was very good also, but can't remember much about it. You can vote to see it, and other shows, on DVD at: TVShowsOnDVD.com.


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