NightMan

(ended 1999)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 22

    Keyes to the Kingdom of Hell

    Aired 5/17/99

  • S 2 : Ep 21

    Nightwoman Returns

    Aired 5/16/99

  • S 2 : Ep 20

    Revelations

    Aired 5/9/99

  • S 2 : Ep 19

    Gore

    Aired 5/2/99

  • S 2 : Ep 18

    The Enemy Within

    Aired 4/25/99

  • Cast & Crew
  • Earl Holliman

    Frank Dominus (Season 1)

  • Derek Webster

    Raleigh Jordan (Season 1)

  • Michael Woods

    Lieutenant Charlie Dann (Season 1)

  • Jayne Heitmeyer

    Lieutenant Briony Branca (Season 2)

  • Derwin Jordan

    Raleigh Jordan (Season 2)

  • show Description
  • After lightning strikes saxophonist Johnny Domino, he finds he is telepathically tuned to the frequency of evil. This gives him an edge for finding the bad guys, and some special classified wearable gear gives him an edge for fighting them. The series was primarily filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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  • Quotes (1)

    • (Guy dressed like Spiderman to NightMan after NightMan flies off) Guy: Showoff!

    Notes (25)

    • Filming Locations: San Diego, California, USA

    • Budget: $2,500,000 (estimated)

    • Followed by "Night Man: The Series" (1997)

    • Production Companies * Alliance Communications Corporation * Crescent * Glen A. Larson Productions * Larson * Tribune Distributors * Tribune (1997) (USA) (TV) Other Companies * Keslow Cameras camera equipment provided by * Sound Satisfaction foley recording facilities

    • In most markets, the "World Premiere" two-parter of NightMan aired back two back a week or so before the remaining first season episodes started airing on the same channel. Most markets also re-aired the "World Premiere" the following week in a primetime slot.

    • Raleigh states he worked his way through school at WPIX in New York. WPIX is the Tribune-owned New York station that aired NightMan during its syndicated run. A nice nod to the higher ups by the writer.

    • The character of Buddy returns in the Season 1 finale, "Amazing Grace". Buddy is Jessica Rodger's nephew.

    • Some of the best stock footage of the outside of "The House of Soul" was used right before Bridges breaks into the place and sets it on fire.

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    Trivia (12)

    • In Season 2's "Spellbound", Briony makes it quite clear "The House of Soul" nightclub is not open to minors, yet in this episode, the little girl attends the club. Despite the changes inbetween seasons, continuity remained somewhat untarnished, except for this issue.

    • Another case of the popular plot device involving the poison drink in the glass. Except this time the hero senses he's being drugged and cleverly spills the drink out, pretends to drink the drink, and cleverly passes out till the drugger leaves the room.

    • HoloJohnny appears in this episode at the costume ball. Right before Johnny goes to change into the NightMan costume, he zaps the hologram on behind a curtain on stage, which rises seconds later as the band begins playing.

    • During the costume ball, NightMan runs into a person dressed like Spiderman, causing a humorous exchange between the two as "Spiderman" asks NightMan who he's supposed to be. Then when NightMan flies away, "Spiderman" calls him a showoff.

    • The head mobster's right hand, Viktor, keeps getting left in the oddest, unreachable to get down from spots by NightMan, yet he's taken down and let go without question. If you saw someone hanging from a street light pole, wouldn't you question why they were there, and if maybe they were put there for a reason? One can guess that it was his fellow mobsters that took him down, though one would suspect, in that case, the same mobsters wouldn't have been in disbelief about the "caped one" had they helped his victim down from the pole.

    • The official registers a 10 count when the wrestler is laying on the mat. In pro-wrestling, script says the only time 10 counts take place in ring is when both wrestlers are down for the count at the same time.

    • Professional wrestling rings only have three ropes, not four ropes as the ring was wrongly depicted with in this episode.

    • Zentare tells Johnny that there are such creatures as the Custodians of Time that granted powers to a select few. They are called Tal-Che. Johnny is obviously one of them. If that lightning strike was no accident, then did these Custodians also give Keyes his "powers"?

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    Allusions (2)

    • The Catholic Church celebrates a holy day called Pentecost on which they celebrate Christ returning to Earth following his ascension into Heaven. He returns in the form of fire. Space traveler Pentecost travels to Earth from his reality in the form of fire.

    • Daghda: Daghda is a god from Celtic mythology.

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