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

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...  Walter Nebicher 13 episodes, 1983-1984
...  Automan 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Heather McNair ...  Roxanne Caldwell 13 episodes, 1983-1984
...  Capt. E. G. Boyd 13 episodes, 1983-1984
...  Lt. Jack Curtis 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Cursor ...  Himself 13 episodes, 1983-1984
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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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15 December 1983 (USA)  »

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Automan - Der Superdetektiv  »

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(12 episodes) | (pilot episode)

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1.33 : 1
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Despite Automan being the result of a computer hologram come to life, no computer animation was used to create the effects. Only traditional animation and editing techniques were used. See more »

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And "Cursor" as Himself See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: The Thirsty Dead (2010) 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 See 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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