Originally Posted by MrSaxon
Holy crap. I've never even heard of Automan until right now but, having seen that intro, I know I would have loved it as a teen! Guess they didn't show it over here in the UK, or something.
Yeah, I remember Automan in the 80s. It was blink and you'll miss it (they did one season) and it was kind of hard to find some of these things when they aired as they were on at all sorts of weird times. The Greatest American Hero was like that, on 3:00pm one Saturday, 4:00pm the next Sunday, etc.
With Cursor basically jumping down women's cleavages and finding soft cheesecake pictures of ladies in bikinis... Oh and that second Buck Rogers intro where they justify Erin Gray lounging around on a table in her smalls for 3 minutes by saying 'Buck Rogers had some weird dreams'. They just don't make television like that anymore.
Manimal was my jam I have to say. Frikkin odd premises all round. They're all variants of THEY FIGHT CRIME! but high concept as hell compared to what we get these days. Oh, shout out for Werewolf as well, which I don't think was mentioned.