Automan

Season 1 Episode 5

Unreasonable Facsimile

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 12, 1984 on ABC
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Unreasonable Facsimile
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A corporate executive trying to expose fraud in his company is murdered. Taking lessons from videotapes of a soap opera, Automan teams with the executive's daughter, posing as a wealthy tycoon interested in buying the company.

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    Glenn Corbett

    Glenn Corbett

    Jarrett Powers

    Guest Star

    Delta Burke

    Delta Burke

    Rachel Innis

    Guest Star

    Conroy Gedeon

    Conroy Gedeon

    The Bartender

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Automan: For the first time, I realize what's been missing in my life.
        Walter: What's been missing?
        Automan: Lust, Walter. Passion. Ruthlessness. Deceit. I'm missing the struggle for life's most worthy goals - power and romance.
        Walter: What have I done?
        Automan: Choruses of angels. Midnight rendezvous. Burning desires!
        Walter: Yeah, yeah, Auto, Auto! I get the picture.
        Automan: Walter, I've been in your world for close to six months and I still haven't fallen in love!
        Walter: You don't understand. You're a hologram. You're not even real.
        Automan: Neither are the people in soap operas and they fall in love every twenty minutes!

    • NOTES (1)

      • This episode features the talent of three people involved with Star Trek. Glenn Corbett guest-starred as Zefram Cochrane in the TOS episode, "Metamorphosis." Robert Lansing guest-starred as Gary Seven in the TOS episode, "Assignment: Earth." Winrich Kolbe would go on to direct numerous episodes in all four of the subsequent Star Trek shows.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Automan watches tapes of a soap opera named Abilene. This is a take on Dallas, the pioneering and at the time hugely popular prime time soap opera. Abilene and Dallas are neighboring cities in Texas.

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