NOTE FROM LB: Back in 1983 I was an Executive Producer of a short-lived TV series called Automan.
Not only was it short-lived, it also was greatly beloved by stars Desi Arnaz and Chuck Wagner and my very self), and, if my experience in the real world is to be believed, at least dozens of viewers who are missing it to this day.
Here’s a look back by one of those viewers, found right here on the interwebs, and neither Desi nor Chuck nor I twisted any arms to make it happen. Hey, Bashbash Cramer, we loveya, man!
by Bashbash Cramer
Nowadays when you see a movie like the Transformers or Iron Man you often go “wow! look at that Ferrari 458 or Audi R8!” But if we look deeper into movie history we can see there was a cooler car that make those look like nothing.
That car in question was the Autocar which starred in the 1983 TV series Automan. Even if there was only 13 episodes aired, it took viewers into a science fiction world of comedy, adventure and mystery.
The TV show was about a police officer who goes by the name of Walter Nebicher (called Wallie by his friends) and Automan who was an artificial intelligence that helps him solve mysteries and crimes.
Cursor was Automan’s sidekick and let us just say he had a very naughty personality especially when it came to woman. Anyway, Cursor was a flying, glowing polyhedron that could “draw” and create any physical objects. This included the Autocar which was a Lamborghini Countach LP400. Here are 5 reasons why it is the coolest car in tv history.
5: COULD TAKE CORNERS INCREDIBLY WELL
The Autocar isn’t just any Lamborghini Countach LP400. In fact it can take corners better than any car, even compared to today’s standards. When encountering a corner it could do a perfect 90 degree turn without even braking. Unfortunately, this meant if you were a mortal and didn’t have your seatbelt on, you flew all over the place in the car like a bouncy ball….