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Mann & Machine 

In the near future, cop Bobby Mann is teamed with a voluptuous robot partner, Sgt. Eve Edison. He's a brash, wise-cracking maverick; she's serious, naive, by-the-book and tends to take ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
David Andrews ...  Det. Bobby Mann 9 episodes, 1992
Yancy Butler ...  Sgt. Eve Edison 9 episodes, 1992
S. Epatha Merkerson ...  Capt. Margaret Claghorn 9 episodes, 1992
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In the near future, cop Bobby Mann is teamed with a voluptuous robot partner, Sgt. Eve Edison. He's a brash, wise-cracking maverick; she's serious, naive, by-the-book and tends to take things literally. In this hour-long series, the two detectives learn from each other, while solving a variety of crimes. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Action | Crime | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L.A. Machine See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Runtime:

(9 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ahead of it's time......Time for another try?
11 January 2008 | by rayne_koestSee all my reviews

Being of the generation that was too young to have watched the Bionic Woman, I was just getting into SF when Mann & Machine came around.. *Wow* what a great show. Until Mann & Machine, the only android character on TV that I was accustomed to was Data from Star Trek and even then as young teen, I was absolutely fascinated by his journey to and among humanity. Mann and Machine neatly addressed my android fascination by following Eve in her learning of humanity, and to me this was by far the most interesting part of the series. Today's equivalent (albeit in a different setting) might be Kyle XY. I think that the cop show genre worked well, as did added that addicting little "will they or won't they" that seems to be present in so many cop series that have male and female partners.

Since Mann & Machine, technology has made huge advances (check out the Actroid Robot on YouTube), and Sci Fi is becoming more mainstream. I think that this concept still has a lot of potential and hope that someone out there decides to give this idea another go, it could do really well.


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