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

A video game based on this series produced by Bug-Byte Software was released for the Commodore 64 platform in 1985. See more »

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And "Cursor" as Himself See more »

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Referenced in Retarded Animal Babies (2003) See more »

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One of the T.V. show that redefined superhero in the eye of a child.
6 July 2002 | by Cyber9989See all my reviews

In a time when innocents has played a part of my life, Automan has been a great T.V. gem that creator Glen Larson and ABC has top offer. It was the very first live-action super hero show that widen my horizons of imagination. Though it attracts more kids then adults. It is why the show got canceled because of poor ratings and expensive special effects. Automan was very original and it should be granted a second chance then. Thanks to the Sci-Fi Channel, it is great to relive all 13 episodes of this failed series.


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