Gemini Man

NBC (ended 1976)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 11

    Suspect Your Local Police

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Return Of The Lion

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    8, 9, 10...You're Dead

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 8

    Escape Hatch

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 7

    Buffalo Bill Rides Again

    Aired

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ben Murphy

    Sam Casey

  • Katherine Crawford

    Dr. Abbey Lawrence

  • William Sylvester

    Leonard Driscoll

  • Alan Oppenheimer

    Arthur Hale

  • Richard Jaeckel

    Nick Rodinsky

  • show Description
  • Gemini Man's Sam Casey is an agent for INTERSECT, a government think-tank and operations center specializing in top secret missions. While on a diving assignment, Agent Casey is contaminated by a high level of radiation from an underwater explosion. He soon discovers that the radiation renders him invisible for short periods of time. INTERSECT devises a way to control his invisibility, by fitting him with a computerized watch that keeps him visible until it is shut off, causing invisibility again. But if he stays in that state for more than 15 minutes in any 24 hour period he will die. This ability to become invisible made him a very effective agent. Gemini Man was yet another attempt to capitalize on H.G. Wells' extremely popular novel The Invisible Man and followed on the heels of the cancellation of the show by that same name starring David McCallum.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (4)

    • The music in the pilot episode was written by Billy Goldenberg rather than regular series composer Lee Holdridge. It featured completely different, more upbeat music for the opening and end titles.

    • This is one of two episodes that were made into a TV movie called Riding With Death. Mystery Science Theater 3000 showed this movie in their eighth season.

    • The director, Charles R. Rondeau, was credited as Charles Rondeau.

    • This is the second of two episodes that were made into a TV movie called Riding With Death. Mystery Science Theater 3000 showed this movie in their eighth season.

    Trivia (3)

    • The "stabilizer" watch Sam is given is actually a Heuer Chronosplit model introduced in 1975, with brand and model names removed. The Chronosplit was one of the earliest digital watches with an liquid crystal display but also kept an LED display. The LED was used for stopwatch functions, necessary because the early LCDs had slow response times. The "gold contacts" that Sam had to keep against his skin were actually the covers for the two batteries the watch needed.

    • The four police officers at the end of the episode are all wearing CHP (California Highway Patrol) "shorty" helmets, made famous by the show CHiPs. Even though they were not motorcycle officers, many departments required their traffic officers to wear helmets for added safety during pursuits. This practice still takes place with some agencies today.

    • The Buffalo Bill character returns from the first episode, "Smithereens."

    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title is a play on the 1968 motion picture, Support Your Local Sheriff

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The Gemini Man

    By DerrickFergus, Sep 19, 2012