History Series / Manimal

18th Aug '16 1:49:43 PM Tre
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Today, the series is mostly remembered for being the most notorious of NBC's infamous "No-Hitter" year of 1983 (none of the shows that premiered on the Peacock Network that year lasted a full season), for frequently appearing in the form of all-day marathons on the SciFiChannel some years ago, and for -- of course -- that [[NarmCharm hilarious title]]. On the other hand, it was also an early job for special make-up effects guru Rick Baker and the transformation sequences were done by Creator/StanWinston.

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Today, the series is mostly remembered for being the most notorious of NBC's infamous "No-Hitter" year of 1983 (none of the shows that premiered on the Peacock Network that year lasted a full season), for frequently appearing in the form of all-day marathons on the SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] some years ago, and for -- of course -- that [[NarmCharm hilarious title]]. On the other hand, it was also an early job for special make-up effects guru Rick Baker and the transformation sequences were done by Creator/StanWinston.
12th Aug '15 7:43:33 PM HersheleOstropoler
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Today, the series is mostly remembered for being the most notorious of NBC's infamous "No-Hitter" year of 1983 (none of the shows that premiered on the Peacock Network that year lasted a full season), for frequently appearing in the form of all-day marathons on the SciFiChannel some years ago, and for -- of course -- that [[NarmCharm hilarious title]]. On the other hand, it was also an early job for special make-up effects guru Rick Baker and the transformation sequences were done by Stan Winston.

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Today, the series is mostly remembered for being the most notorious of NBC's infamous "No-Hitter" year of 1983 (none of the shows that premiered on the Peacock Network that year lasted a full season), for frequently appearing in the form of all-day marathons on the SciFiChannel some years ago, and for -- of course -- that [[NarmCharm hilarious title]]. On the other hand, it was also an early job for special make-up effects guru Rick Baker and the transformation sequences were done by Stan Winston.
Creator/StanWinston.
25th Jul '15 1:00:54 PM twilicorn
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* ColbertBump: The show's popularity over the internet can be attributed to Creator/BradJones, who is a very big fan of the show and how silly it is.



* TheOtherDarrin: Chase's sidekick Ty changed actors (and level of seriousness) between the pilot (Glynn Turman) and the series regular (Michael D. Roberts).
25th Jul '15 12:59:56 PM twilicorn
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Today, the series is mostly remembered for being the most notorious of NBC's infamous "No-Hitter" year of 1983 (not a one of the shows that premiered on the Peacock Network that year lasted a full season), for frequently appearing in the form of all-day marathons on the SciFiChannel some years ago, and for -- of course -- that [[NarmCharm hilarious title]]. On the other hand, it was also an early job for special make-up effects guru Rick Baker and the transformation sequences were done by Stan Winston.

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Today, the series is mostly remembered for being the most notorious of NBC's infamous "No-Hitter" year of 1983 (not a one (none of the shows that premiered on the Peacock Network that year lasted a full season), for frequently appearing in the form of all-day marathons on the SciFiChannel some years ago, and for -- of course -- that [[NarmCharm hilarious title]]. On the other hand, it was also an early job for special make-up effects guru Rick Baker and the transformation sequences were done by Stan Winston.
15th Nov '14 10:34:51 PM SuddenFrost
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* TransformationSequence: There were only two of these shown with any regularity and a third that was used only once.

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* TransformationSequence: There were only two of these (hawk and black panther) shown with any regularity and a third (snake) that was used only once.
15th Nov '14 10:51:27 AM SuddenFrost
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* ShortRunner

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* ShortRunnerShortRunner: Lasted only eight episodes.
13th Sep '14 6:06:19 PM ThePope
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* ColbertBump: The show's popularity over the internet can be attributed to WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob, who is a very big fan of the show and how silly it is.

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* ColbertBump: The show's popularity over the internet can be attributed to WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob, Creator/BradJones, who is a very big fan of the show and how silly it is.
6th Jan '14 11:32:32 AM notahandle
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-->''Rawr!'' Manimal!
16th Oct '13 7:42:27 AM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:200:Dr. Chase and Police Detective Brooke Mackenzie]]

''Manimal'' was one of several SoBadItsGood series on Creator/{{NBC}} that seemed to rule the television schedule back in TheEighties. Each of them had an aggressively silly science fiction / fantasy premise as the setup for its story arc. In this case, there's this man named Dr. Jonathan Chase (Simon [=MacCorkindale=]) who is implicitly (according to the opening credits; it doesn't look like they ever elaborated on this) the latest in a long line of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting people able to turn into animals]]. He teams up with two average detectives as TheyFightCrime.

Today, the series is mostly remembered for being the most notorious of NBC's infamous "No-Hitter" year of 1983 (not a one of the shows that premiered on the Peacock Network that year lasted a full season), for frequently appearing in the form of all-day marathons on the SciFiChannel some years ago, and for -of course- that [[NarmCharm hilarious title]]. On the other hand, it was also an early job for special makeup effects guru Rick Baker and the transformation sequences were done by Stan Winston.

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[[caption-width-right:200:Dr. [[caption-width-right:200:[-Dr. Chase and Police Detective Brooke Mackenzie]]

''Manimal'' was
Mackenzie.-] ]]

'''''Manimal''''' is
one of several SoBadItsGood series on Creator/{{NBC}} that seemed to rule the television schedule back in TheEighties. Each of them had an aggressively silly science fiction / fantasy premise as the setup for its story arc. In this case, there's this man named Dr. Jonathan Chase (Simon [=MacCorkindale=]) who is implicitly (according to the opening credits; it doesn't look like they ever elaborated on this) the latest in a long line of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting people able to turn into animals]]. He teams up with two average detectives as TheyFightCrime.

Today, the series is mostly remembered for being the most notorious of NBC's infamous "No-Hitter" year of 1983 (not a one of the shows that premiered on the Peacock Network that year lasted a full season), for frequently appearing in the form of all-day marathons on the SciFiChannel some years ago, and for -of course- -- of course -- that [[NarmCharm hilarious title]]. On the other hand, it was also an early job for special makeup make-up effects guru Rick Baker and the transformation sequences were done by Stan Winston.



!!The series had examples of the following tropes:

* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Perhaps the only live action example of the ''All Animal Abilities'' type.

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!!The series had !!''Manimal'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Perhaps the only live action A rare live-action example of the ''All Animal Abilities'' type.



* {{Crossover}}: A strange one-scene one with fellow Larson-made 80s series ''Series/{{Automan}}'', as well as a full-episode one over a decade later with ''NightMan''.

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* {{Crossover}}: A strange one-scene one with fellow Larson-made 80s '80s series ''Series/{{Automan}}'', as well as a full-episode one over a decade later with ''NightMan''.''Series/NightMan''.



* FullyAbsorbedFinale: Dr. Chase would appear again in a {{crossover}} episode of ''NightMan'', almost 15 years after his show's cancellation. In the years since the end of the series, Chase married his old partner Brooke, who later died after giving birth to Chase's daughter.

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* FullyAbsorbedFinale: Dr. Chase would appear again in a {{crossover}} episode of ''NightMan'', ''Series/NightMan'', almost 15 years after his show's cancellation. In the years since the end of the series, Chase married his old partner Brooke, who later died after giving birth to Chase's daughter.



* MagicPants: Used to an enormous degree-- Dr. Chase's transformation sequences clearly show him ripping out of his clothes, only for him to be wearing a fully-intact suit the instant he turns back.

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* MagicPants: Used to an enormous degree-- degree -- Dr. Chase's transformation sequences clearly show him ripping out of his clothes, only for him to be wearing a fully-intact suit the instant he turns back.



* TheOtherDarrin: Chase's sidekick Ty, changed actors (and level of seriousness) between the pilot (Glynn Turman) and the series regular (Michael D. Roberts).
* TransformationSequence with a CoconutSuperpowers chaser: There were only two of these shown with any regularity and a third that was used only once.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Chase's sidekick Ty, Ty changed actors (and level of seriousness) between the pilot (Glynn Turman) and the series regular (Michael D. Roberts).
* TransformationSequence with a CoconutSuperpowers chaser: TransformationSequence: There were only two of these shown with any regularity and a third that was used only once.


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5th Apr '13 10:54:55 AM rose64bud
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* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Patrick Duffy happened to wear a tuxedo well; what other animal goes with tuxedoes?
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