The Gemini Man
Real Name: Sam Casey
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Diver, secret agent
Affiliations: Dr. Abbey Lawrence, Leonard Driscoll
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Minus One (codename - only mentioned in alternate title for pilot)
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: The Gemini Man (NBC pilot, 10th May 1976)
Powers/Abilities: Able to turn invisible for brief periods.
History: Sam Casey was injured by an underwater explosion while on a diving job, and exposed to unknown radiations in the process. When his unconscious form was recovered, it was discovered that he had been rendered invisible. He was handed over to Intersect, a government think tank which ran various special operations; they devised a way to allow him to regain visibility, using a life support system later miniaturised to the size of a digital watch. Worn on his wrist, it controlled his condition, but could be turned off temporarily to allow him to become invisible again - however Intersect told him that if he assumed this state for more than fifteen minutes in a twenty-four hour period, he would become permanently invisible. Using his new power, he became a special agent for the government.
Comments: Played by Ben Murphy. A revamp of an NBC show from the year before, The Invisible Man, The Gemini Man saw a new cast and a new reason why the lead was invisible, but was otherwise very similar in concept. Like its predecessor, the show ran for thirteen episodes - one pilot and twelve regular installments:
The Gemini Man (Pilot - also called "Codename: Minus One")
Sam Casey, Sam Casey
Night Train to Dallas
Run Sam, Run
Eight- Nine- Ten You're Dead
Suspect Your Local Police
Buffalo Bill Rides Again
Return of the Lion
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Dr Daniel Westin, the Invisible Man he replaced on NBC
Invisible Man, HG Wells' original who inspired all the rest
The Invisible Man, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Darien Fawkes, a much later Invisible Man
The Hollow Man, another invisible scientist who went psychotic
any other many other "Invisible" people
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