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AutomanFor those of you who had better things to do in 1983 than watch execrably bad SFTV, Automan was a short-lived series inspired (unofficially) by TRON. Produced by Glen A. Larson*, starring a perpetually-bewildered Desi Arnaz Jr. and Chuck Wagner’s hair, it did nothing to enhance the reputation of computer programmers.

I’d completely forgotten about it until The Website at the End of the Universe pointed out that the entire pilot episode is available online.

(I’m somewhat hesitant to admit that I actually watched this dumb thing when it first aired, but in my defense I was too young to have anything better to do than watch execrably bad SFTV, plus I wanted a pet Cursor.)

*Y’know, the thing about Glen A. Larson is, for every Battlestar Galactica there’s a Manimal.

Posted in Movies & TV January 24th, 2008 by Chip
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