M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994)

TV Movie   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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A brilliant, wheelchair-bound scientist invents a form of exo-skeleton called the Mechanically Augmented Neuro Transmitter Interception System (M.A.N.T.I.S.) that turns him into a superhero... See full summary »


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20 May 2006 | garrard
Much better than its short TV life
While "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," the camp classic 60's "Batman," or even currently airing "Smallville," most shows based on the exploits of superheroes have short television careers. If the show adapted from the teleflck, "M.A.N.T.I.S" had been just as good, it may have lasted more than a few episodes.

"M.A.N.T.I.S" introduces the world to "Dr. Miles Hawkins" (Carl Lumbly), a brilliant yet paraplegic scientist that, through the aid of special prosthetics and electronic equipment, becomes a "maker of right" in the constant fight against evil. In the pilot movie, Dr. Hawkins battles municipal corruption and drives one of the coolest cars in TV history: a 70's model Oldsmobile that converts to an airborne vehicle.

Besides Lumbly's believable acting, the movie also sports some decent effects, along with an exciting score, reminiscent of "V" the miniseries and Bernard Herrmann's work on "North by Northwest".

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