CTVA US SciFi - "Gemini Man" (Harve Bennett-Universal/NBC) (fall 1976) starring Ben Murphy

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  "H.G. Wells' Invisible Man"(UK)(1958)    "Invisible Man"(1975-76)
Ben Murphy Series:-
"Alias Smith & Jones"(1971-73) Griff (1973-74)  -  "Gemini Man"(1976)   -  "Lottery$"(1983-84)
Gemini Man (1976)
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GEMINI MAN
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Harve Bennett Productions
Universal City Studios Inc,an MCA company
for
NBC (Thursdays 8:00pm ET)(23Sep76-28Oct76)
Executive producer Harve Bennett
Created for TV by Leslie Stevens; Harve Bennett; and Steven Bochco
Losely Based on H.G. Wells' novel "The Invisible Man"
Produced by Leslie Stevens, Frank Telford, Robert F. O'Neill

US ScFi/Adventures series 1976 pilot + 11 episodes x 60 min color
(23Sep76-28Oct76) (first 5 aired on Network and final 6 Syndicated)
starring
Ben Murphy as Sam Casey
co-starring
Katherine Crawford as Abby Lawrence
William Sylvester as Leonard Driscoll (series)
Richard Dysart as Leonard Driscoll (pilot)

Premise:
Sam Casey an agent for INTERSECT, a government think tank which specializes
in top secret missions, becomes infected by radiation from an underwater
explosion. Thru the efforts of computer expert Abby Lawrence and Leonard
Driscoll, Sam's boss at INTERSECT, they are able to devise a way to control
his invisibilty. He is given a magic watch that makes him invisible when
pressed. However he can ony remain invisible for 15 minutes or else he will die.

The series was conceived as a second attempt to adapt H G Wells' The Invisible Man
into a spy series, following the failed attempt starring David McCallum
the previous season.

Directors include:-
Michael Caffey  
Alan J. Levi  
Charles R. Rondeau  

Original music by Lee Holdridge, Mark Snow, Billy Goldenberg

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GEMINI MAN: CODE NAME: MINUS ONE (90-min pilot TV Movie)
10-May-1976
Executive Producer Harve Bennett
Produced by Leslie Stevens & Robert F. O'Neill
Written by Leslie Stevens / Novel H.G. Wells
Directed by Alan J. Levi
starring
Ben Murphy ............ Sam Casey
Richard A. Dysart ..... Leonard Driscoll (pilot only)
Katherine Crawford .... Abby Lawrence
Dana Elcar ............ Dr. Harold Schuyler
Quinn K. Redeker ...... Vince Rogers
Paul Shenar ........... Charles Edward Royce
H.M. Wynant ........... Captain Ballard
Len Wayland ........... Captain Whelan
Robert Forward ........ Chief Controller
Cheryl Miller ......... Receptionist
Jim Raymond ........... Dietz
Mike Lane ............. Guard
Gregory Walcott ....... Officer
Austin Stoker ......... Dive Officer
Dave Shelley .......... Mechanic
Richard Kennedy ............... CHP officer (uncredited)
Synopsis:
A government agent is caught in the explosion of a government underwater
salvage operation. He finds himself capable of turning himelf invisible,
and sets out to use his new powers to prove that the explosion was
sabotage

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NBC Thursdays 8:00pm Eastern (23Sep76-28Oct76)

1.01 Gemini Man: SMITHEREENS
23-Sep-1976 NBC Thurs
Written by Frank Telford
Directed by Alan J. Levi
Guest cast:
Andrew Prine .......... Luther Stark
Jim Stafford .......... 'Buffalo' Bill Joe Hickens
Alan Oppenheimer ...... Arthur Hale
Gil Serna ............. Hank
Jeannie Wilson ........ Girl Guard
Lawrence Bame ......... Worker

1.02 Gemini Man: MINOTAUR
30-Sep-1976 NBC Thurs
Written by Robert F. O'Neill & Frank Telford
Story by Robert Bloch & Robert F. O'Neil
Directed by Alan J. Levi
Guest cast:
Ross Martin ........... Carl Victor
Deborah Winters ....... Nancy Victor
Loren Janes ........... Minotaur
Cheryl Miller ......... Girl
William Boyett ........ 1st Officer
Michael J. London ..... Guard
Robert Hackman ........ Clerk
Dale Johnson .......... Secretary
Synopsis:
Scientist Carl Victor is fired from Intersect because he built a
Doomsday machine, and its up to Sam to battle the robot which Victor
uses to blackmail the government by threatening to destroy a skyscraper full of people.

1.03 Gemini Man: SAM CASEY, SAM CASEY
07-Oct-1976 NBC Thurs
Written by James D. Parriott
Directed by Micheal Caffey
Guest cast:
Nancy Malone .......... Armistead
Jo Ann Pflug .......... Susi
Pamela Susan Shoop .... Barby
Leonard Stone ......... Robbins
Mickey Morton ......... Alf
Tony Young ............ Tanner
Joan Crosby ........... Dora
Les Moonves ........... Guard

1.04 Gemini Man: NIGHT TRAIN TO DALLAS
14-Oct-1976 NBC Thurs
Written by Steven E. De Souza
Directed by Alan J. Levi
Guest cast:
Lane Bradbury ......... Amy Nichols
Kim Basinger .......... Sheila
Dawn Jeffory .......... Leslie
Ann Shoemaker ......... Mrs. Price
Ryan MacDonald ........ 1st Agent
Carl Reindel .......... 2nd Agent
Michael Fox ........... Conductor
Bob Delegall .......... Steward
Michael McManus ....... Moose
Pat Skelton ........... Football Player
Synopsis 1:
Sam must protect a diving champion who learned some vital, top-secret
information while working as a secretary for a recently deceased
Government scientist. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Sam must find a dead scientist's former secretary, Amy Nichols, now an
Olympic swimmer, since she is the only hope of completing his research.
She needs some convincing.

1.05 Gemini Man: RUN SAM, RUN
28-Oct-1976 NBC Thurs
Written by Frank Telford
Directed by Charles Rondeau
Guest cast:
Ted Hartley ........... Colonel Frank DeBlazio
Warren Berlinger ...... Harris
Terry Kiser ........... Ted Benton
Ron Pinkard ........... Willie
Laurette Spang ........ Maggie
Michael Richardson .... Bruce
Jack Mannon ........... Dan
Rai Bartonious ........ Proprietor
Synopsis:
A videotape shows Sam murdering a fellow Intersect agent, but he is
suffering from amnesia. He goes underground, and with the help of a
deaf Salvation Army worker, tries to clear his name.

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1.06 Gemini Man: ESCAPE HATCH
Universal-Harve Bennett prod. no. 46102
11-Nov-1976 NBC Thurs (original scheduled airdate)
Unaired on Network/ First Aired in Syndication

Produced by Leslie Stevens
Written by Leslie Stevens
Directed by Paul Stanley
director of photography: Enzo A. Martinelli
Guest cast:
Jane Wyatt ............ Miss Carlisle
Pamela Franklin ....... Daphne
Bert Kramer ........... Captain Brenner
Morgan Jones .......... Chief Stanton
Florence Halop ........ Miss Evans
Larry Delaney ......... Lt. Stoller
Walter Brooke ......... Commander Hammond
Lane Allan ............ Admiral
Polly Middleton ....... Pat Sloan
Barry Van Dyke ........ Steward
Synopsis:
Mutinous crew members hold a shipping magnate, Miss Carlisle, hostage.

1.07 Gemini Man: 8, 9, 10 ... YOU'RE DEAD
Universal-Harve Bennett prod. no. 46108
18-Nov-1976 CBS Thurs (original scheduled airdate)
Unaired on Network/ First Aired in Syndication

Teleplay by Frank Telford & Richard Fielder
Story by Richard Fielder
Directed by Andy Sidaris & Alan Crosland (on copyright)
director of photography: Vince Martinelli
Guest cast:
Herb Jefferson Jr. .... Arch Kingston
Henry Darrow .......... Trent
Charles Lampkin ....... Pop Kingston
Skip Ward ............. Delbert Reese
James York ............ Caster
Tony Burton ........... Biggie Moore
Thomas J. Kelly ....... Sportscaster
Derek Welles .......... Boy
Gene LeBell ........... Referee
Synopsis 1:
Sam goes undercover to kayo a con man's scheme to force a champion
boxer to throw a fight. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
After prizefighter Arch Kingston's brother dies, he decides to leave the
business but agrees to return for promoter Harry Trent. Leonard asks
Sam uses his invisibility to get into the ring with Arch, since he doesn't trust Harry

1.08 Gemini Man: TARGETS
Universal-Harve Bennett prod. no. 46124
Unaired on Network/ First Aired in Syndication
Written by James Carlson & Terrence McDonnell
Directed by Michael Caffey
director of photography: Enzo A. Martinelli
Guest Cast:
Cesare Danova ........... Victor
Katherine Woodville ..... Valerie Dawson
Cindy Eilbacher ......... Nina Dawson
Paul Mantee
Cort Brackett ........... Carlyle
David Mauro ............. Driver
Paul Lukather ........... Guards
George Ball ............. Guards
W.T. Zacha .............. Guards

1.09 Gemini Man: SUSPECT YOUR LOCAL POLICE
Universal-Harve Bennett prod. no. 46123
Unaired on Network/ First Aired in Syndication
Teleplay by Steven E. DeSouza
Story by Rick Mittleman and Steven E. DeSouza
Directed by Paul Krasny
director of photography: Vince Martinelli
Guest cast:
Richard Jaeckel ........ Oficer Nick Rodinski
Ben Hammer ............. Alex Kadescho
Joby Baker ............. Josef
Naomi Stevens .......... Mrs. Stapola
Scott Arthur Allen ..... Oscar
Bill Zuckert ........... Captain
Barbara George ......... Lisa Korlavitch
Peggy Walton ........... Kristina
Synopsis:
Sam must foil an assassination plot against Alexander Kodesko, an activist
from Lithuania, when Officer Nick Brodenski, who is assigned to crowd
control of a rally by Kodesko, is photographed in Lithuania when he claims
to have been in Mexico.

1.10 Gemini Man: BUFFALO BILL RIDES AGAIN
Universal-Harve Bennett prod. no. 46117.
Unaired on Network/ First Aired in Syndication
Written by Frank Telford
Directed by Don McDougall
director of photography: Vince Martinelli
Guest cast:
Jim Stafford ........... Buffalo Bill
Ed Nelson .............. Robert Denby
Don Galloway ........... John Hillier
Smith Evans ............ Tina
Mickey Gilbert ......... Elmo
Ben Bates .............. Mort
Fred Waugh ............. Hood #1
Alin Oliney ............ Hood #2
John Milford

1.11 Gemini Man: RETURN OF THE LION
Universal-Harve Bennett prod. no. 46122
Unaired on Network/ First Aired in Syndication
Written by Steven E. DeSouza
Directed by Alan J. Levi
director of photography: Enzo A. Martinelli
Guest Cast:
Raymond St. Jacques .... Jamada
Quinn Redeker .......... Brighton
Mills Watson ........... Hauser
Joel Fluellen .......... Headman
Adrian Ricard .......... Wife
Merriana Henriq ........ Daughter
Don Maxwell ............ Soldier
George Jordan .......... Radio Operator
Synopsis:
Sam helps Jamada, the deposed leader of the African country of Kampali,
cross enemy lines into his own country, since his reign is the only way
to stop bloodshed in that country.

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