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Misfits of Science 

The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank.
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1986   1985  


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Complete series cast summary:
Dean Paul Martin ...  Dr. Billy Hayes 16 episodes, 1985-1986
Kevin Peter Hall ...  Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln 16 episodes, 1985-1986
Mark Thomas Miller Mark Thomas Miller ...  John 'Johnny B' Bukowski 16 episodes, 1985-1986
Courteney Cox ...  Gloria Dinallo 16 episodes, 1985-1986
Jennifer Holmes Jennifer Holmes ...  Jane Miller 15 episodes, 1985-1986
Max Wright ...  Dick Stetmeyer 15 episodes, 1985-1986
Diane Cary ...  Miss Nance 15 episodes, 1985-1986


Superhero series about a group of young mutants who worked for an American thinktank fighting crime. Elvin could shrink to a size of eight inches, Gloria possessed telekinetic powers, and Johnny B was able to fire lightning bolts from his hands. Their leader was Dr. Hayes. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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4 October 1985 (USA) See more »

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Die Spezialisten unterwegs See more »

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Did You Know?


Episode 9 was the first paid writing job for Tim Kring, who later originated and produced the thematically similar Heroes in 2006. See more »


Referenced in CHIKARA La Loteria Letal (2018) See more »

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One of my all-time favorite shows of the 1980s!
25 July 2016 | by sven-simonSee all my reviews

This show is kind of a rare treasure, because it got canceled after the first season, when two of the crew-members tragically died. Though it was not long on air, I was lucky enough to watch it, even it was late on TV. Because of that, back in the days not many of my classmates have seen it. So it was kind of a secret show besides the more popular ones like The incredible Hulk, Knight Rider or The A-Team, what made it even more special for me.

It had a variety of different characters, most of them not so grounded in society, but each with special or supernatural skills, who must learn to work as a team to overcome their flaws and fulfill their adventurous missions.

Dr. Billy Hayes was considered as the comic relief and the leader of the team. He always reminded me of what Steve Guttenberg did in Police Academy. Dr. El Lincoln, a kind and reserved character with the appearance of a basketball-player was able to shrink to the size of an action figure. Great stuff! My favorite character of the show was Johnny B, because as a kid, what could be cooler than a freaky guy with sunglasses an a leather-jacket shooting thunderbolts out of his hands? Yeah, not so much! And as mentioned before, last but not least, the sweet but moody Gloria who has to learn to control her telekinetic powers and her temper.

The show had it all: mad comedy, cheesy action and as expected - some absurd sciency stuff. The concept is easy, but it's fun, many of the minor characters are also recognizable and it has one of the greatest intro song that'll be stuck in my head for ever.

I watched it decades later, and I would still consider me a fan, even it makes me a bit sad about how the show suddenly ended and the story never got continued.

If you are also a fan of the best decade so far, watch it and love it!

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