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M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994)

A brilliant, wheelchair-bound scientist invents a form of exo-skeleton called the Mechanically Augmented Neuro Transmitter Interception System (M.A.N.T.I.S.) that turns him into a superhero... See full summary »

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Magda
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A brilliant, wheelchair-bound scientist invents a form of exo-skeleton called the Mechanically Augmented Neuro Transmitter Interception System (M.A.N.T.I.S.) that turns him into a superhero and gives him the ability to fight the crime wave that is engulfing his city. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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24 January 1994 (USA)  »

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M.A.N.T.I.S.: O ilektronikos ekdikitis  »

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The riot where Dr. Hawkins was shot is based on the riots that erupted in Los Angeles after the acquittal of the police officers involved in the Rodney King beating incident. See more »

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When MANTIS is holding Kid MG over the edge of the building, he jumps down to the ground quickly, and the wire holding MANTIS is visible as he descends. See more »

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Hawkins' Assistant: The problem appears to be neurological. The more you use the harness, the more dependent on it you become.
Dr. Miles Hawkins: It's a technical problem. All progress comes at a cost.
Hawkins' Assistant: The harness is destructive, Doctor! If you continue to wear it, you sacrifice any hope of recovery.
Dr. Miles Hawkins: It's my body, Injia. I wouldn't dare test it on anyone else. If you don't like it, I can have you on the first plane back to Africa.
Hawkins' Assistant: But then you'd have to find new assistants.
[laughs]
Hawkins' Assistant: I can just imagine the interview process, Doctor.
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It's About Time
4 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

M.A.N.T.I.S. may not be the best superhero show, but the show made history by being the first drama featuring an African American superhero as the lead (along with a predominantly African American cast). I really enjoyed the show. I liked seeing someone who looked like me on a action/drama as the primary character and as a superhero because it's rare that I get that opportunity. Unfortunately, the show was axed long before it had a chance to really get started. M.A.N.T.I.S. will be missed.


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