Man from Atlantis
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).
|Patrick Duffy||Mark Harris|
|Belinda J. Montgomery||Dr. Elizabeth Merrill|
|Alan Fudge||C.W. Crawford|
|Victor Buono||Mr. Shubert|
|J. Victor Lopez||Chuey|
|Richard Laurence Williams||Jomo|
|Jean Marie Hon||Jane|
|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|
|Season One||September 22, 1977||June 6, 1978||13|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There are no DVD releases for this show.