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. tv show photo

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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Last Episode

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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  • In the pilot, "M.A.N.T.I.S." stood for: Mechanically Augmented Neuro-transmitter Interception System. Otherwise known as the "exo-skeleton". But the network felt that the public would get…
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    In the pilot, "M.A.N.T.I.S." stood for: Mechanically Augmented Neuro-transmitter Interception System. Otherwise known as the "exo-skeleton". But the network felt that the public would get confused by this, and would always be asking themselves, "What's that suit called again?" So the actual series producers, Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo (who had previously done "The Flash") had one of the supporting characters in the first episode of the actual series run, upon seeing the title character in the suit for the first time, say "Wow, you know? It kinda looks like a Mantis!" thus removing the need for an acronymic title. The only mention of the acronym in the TV series is in the episode "M.A.N.T.I.S." (1994) {The Eyes Beyond (#1.13)}, where a computer display shows what M.A.N.T.I.S. stands for. However, in this graphic, the word "Integrated" is used instead of "Interception".
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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…
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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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  • Richard Roundtree and Paul Winfield are among the actors that auditioned for the part of John Stonebrake.
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