Mann and Machine

Tagged: TV

US tv series (1992). Universal Television/Dick Wolf Films for NBC-TV. Executive Producer Dick Wolf. Directors included Allan Arkush, James A Conant, Brian Grant. Writers included Nancy Bond, Neil Cohen, Morgan Gendel, Larry Lalonde. Cast includes David Andrews, Yancy Butler and S Epatha Merkerson. Nine 45-minute episodes. Colour.

Brash policeman Detective Bobby Mann (Andrews) is assigned an experimental Android as his new partner: Sergeant Eve Edison (Butler), beautiful but rather naive. Their superior officer is Captain Margaret Claghorn (Merkerson). Edison proves to be a more than competent partner despite Mann's initial reluctance about her; however, the series failed to generate much interest. A reworking with a slight twist of the same basic Crime and Punishment theme as Holmes and Yo-Yo (1976), Future Cop (1976-1977) and RoboCop (1987), the series is little remembered today, though it was of respectable quality. [GSt]

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