Man from Atlantis

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Man from Atlantis
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Premiere pilot movie
March 4, 1977
series
September 22, 1977
Finale June 6, 1978
Creator Herbert F. Solow
Network NBC
Style 60-minute sci-fi adventure
Company Solow Production Company
Seasons 1
Episodes 13 + 4 TV movies
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Man from Atlantis is a sci-fi adventure that aired on NBC.

When a man is found washed up on a beach, he is taken to a local hospital, where he is lucky enough to be seen by Dr. Elizabeth Merrill. The man's vital signs are fading, and there seems no hope, until Elizabeth realizes that the man has webbed hands. Taking a chance, she submerges the man in a tank of water, and he miraculously begins to come back to life. On talking with the man, he explains that he comes from a far off place beneath the oceans, Elizabeth is stunned, could this could really be an inhabitant of the lost world of Atlantis? They christen the man Mark Harris, and he joins the Foundation for Oceanic Research, run by C.W. Crawford, to help them find out more about the oceans. While undergoing tests, they find Mark can swim at incredible speeds, and is able to withstand great pressures of water without harm.

Four Man from Atlantis TV movies, The Man from Atlantis, Death Scouts, Killer Spores and The Disappearances, were produced first and aired in the spring of 1977 before the series was green-lighted to begin production. Herbert F. Solow, a former executive with Desilu Productions, produced the TV movies and the later short-lived series through his Solow Production Company.

Warner Bros. now owns the distribution rights to the series for TV (through Warner Bros. Television) and DVD (through Warner Home Video, which has released the TV movies and the complete series via manufactured-on-demand collections available at Warner Bros.' online shop).

Contents

Cast

Actor Character
Main Cast
Patrick Duffy Mark Harris
Belinda J. Montgomery Dr. Elizabeth Merrill
Alan Fudge C.W. Crawford
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Victor Buono Mr. Shubert
J. Victor Lopez Chuey
Richard Laurence Williams Jomo
Jean Marie Hon Jane
Anson Downes Allen
Robert Lussier Brent

Telefilms

Title Network Airdate
The Man from Atlantis NBC March 4, 1977
Death Scouts NBC April 22, 1977
Killer Spores NBC May 17, 1977
The Disappearances NBC June 12, 1977

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 22, 1977 June 6, 1978 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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