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Type
Scripted
Premiered
Aug. 26, 1994
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network
Genre

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M.A.N.T.I.S.

Dr. Miles Hawkins, a scientist/inventor who cannot walk, invented a shell in which he can walk and do various stunts. With the help from a few colleagues, The Doctor will be able to fight criminals that the police can't find.

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01x20 Spider in the Tower Aired: Mar. 03, 1995

The Men in Black return to destroy the M.A.N.T.I.S. and the Port Columbia's leaders using their latest weapon.

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 23 episodes air between 1994 and 1995.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • The M.A.N.T.I.S. writers offices on the Universal lot were demolished during the production of the series in order to make space for the "Jurassic Park" ride.
  • The series was subjected to a drastic overhaul midway through its first (and only) season. After a half-season of serious urban action stories with a science-fiction twist, the show's focus…
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    The series was subjected to a drastic overhaul midway through its first (and only) season. After a half-season of serious urban action stories with a science-fiction twist, the show's focus shifted to overt fantasy, involving parallel universes, super-villains and monsters. This failed to reverse the program's weak ratings and the show was cancelled at the end of the season with two episodes unaired. The final episode anticipated this cancellation by killing off the title character.
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  • M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994) (TV), the highly-watched TV movie on which this series was based, featured a predominately African-American cast and racism was a major issue in the story. Fox executives…
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    M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994) (TV), the highly-watched TV movie on which this series was based, featured a predominately African-American cast and racism was a major issue in the story. Fox executives thought that the racial focus of the movie was "too grim and too realistic". Except for Carl Lumbly, the African-American actors from the movie were replaced in this series. Lumbly, Gina Torres, and Christopher M. Brown stated in interviews that they were very disappointed that the tone of the series was changed.
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