Gemini Man

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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