Manimal (1983 TV Show) – Gone But Not Forgotten

“Dr. Jonathan Chase… wealthy, young, handsome. A man with the brightest of futures. A man with the darkest of pasts. From Africa’s deepest recesses to the rarefied peaks of Tibet, heir to his father’s legacy and the world’s darkest mysteries. Jonathan Chase, master of the secrets that divide man from animal, animal from man… Manimal!”

So goes the official synopsis for the short-lived action-adventure collection, Manimal. Created by Glen A. Larson, the person behind Battlestar: Galactica, Buck Rogers within the twenty fifth Century and Knight Rider, Manimal was an try by NBC to create a type of hybrid James Bond character through the use of the suave, debonaire Simon MacCorkindale within the lead, but in addition utilizing the then-novel bladder results that have been dominating horror movies and thus making a present that, they hoped, children and horror followers would eat up. It solely lasted eight episodes and has been extensively reviled as one of many worst exhibits of all time, however if you happen to sit down and watch Manimal, is it that unhealthy? After all, there must be a motive its cult following has been sturdy over time.

In this episode of Gone But Not Forgotten, we check out the present’s creation, together with some unique photographs from the Stan Winston School, which discover the present’s then-groundbreaking make-up work. We additionally fondly keep in mind the late Simon MacCorkindale, who tragically handed away in 2010. This episode is written by Jessica Dwyer, narrated by Travis Hopson, edited by Michael Robenault and produced by David Arroyo. Berge Garabedian is the manager producer. Watch earlier episodes under and tell us if you happen to keep in mind Manimal within the feedback! 

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