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The Invisible Man 

A thief and conman is given the means to become invisible, and ends up working for a government agency.
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Series cast summary:
Vincent Ventresca ...  Darien Fawkes 45 episodes, 2000-2002
Paul Ben-Victor ...  Robert Albert Hobbes 45 episodes, 2000-2002
Shannon Kenny ...  Claire Keeply / ... 45 episodes, 2000-2002
Eddie Jones ...  Charles Borden / ... 45 episodes, 2000-2002
Michael McCafferty ...  Albert Eberts 31 episodes, 2000-2002
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Darian Fawkes is a petty thief and conman who is bailed out of jail by his brother in return for undergoing an experiment that implants a "quicksilver" gland in his head that allows him to turn invisible. When his brother is killed, he ends up working for a top-secret government organization (disguised as the Department of Fish & Game) in return for a counter-agent which keeps the gland from driving him insane. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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The Government's Ultimate Concealed Weapon


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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

9 June 2000 (USA) See more »

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I-Man See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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(44 episodes) | (1 Episode)

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Color
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In the pilot episode, among Fawkes' doctors are Drs. "Baker, McGann, Hartnell, and Troughton." These are the names of various actors who have played the Doctor on the British TV series Doctor Who (1963). A later in-joke along similar lines has Fawkes using a business card with the name "I.M. Forman" on it; this was the name of the owner of the junkyard that appears in the pilot episode of Doctor Who. See more »

Quotes

Darien Fawkes: I've learned a lotta things since I started working with Bobby Hobbes. The names of all the most popular anti-depressants for starters.
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Alternate Versions

The 2nd Invisible Man Boxed Set available in the UK has the alternate opening to "Money for Nothing: Part 2" alongside the aired ending. In this alternate opening, Hobbes decides to bring Darien in, and attempts to put handcuffs on him, but Darien Quicksilvers and escapes, attempting to steal a car before Hobbes finally catches up to him. He forces him into the van, and they head back to The Agency, but Darien manages to convince Hobbes that the men The Agency has sent after him have no intention of bringing him back alive. They are followed, and escape into an alley. The episode then continues as it was aired, starting with the showdown in the alley where Darien hides behind the invisible dumpster. See more »

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Followed by The Invisible Man: Pilot (2000) See more »

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Smarter and funnier than it has any right to be
29 November 2003 | by mightyfastpigSee all my reviews

Somebody finally perfected the "guy with superpowers working for the government" premise. This is a near perfect blend of humor and action, with well-realized characters, sharp dialogue and intelligent plots. This is the show "Jake 2.0" and a bunch of others try to be, and it might have developed a bigger audience on a network.

A thief with a conscience tries to get out of life in prison by volunteering for an experiment. He winds up with the power to turn invisible and a dependency on a drug that keeps him from going psychotic. A low-rent government agency partners him with a guy who keeps a copy of "Lithium and You" in his van.

This show had me when the agents got their briefings through "tri dimensional data viewers", which turn out to be ViewMasters. There's even a reasonably plausible explanation for invisibility that also creates a cool visual effect. (Think about it: how do you make a guy turning invisible look interesting?)


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