This time, instead of an ex-astronaut with experimental robot parts, the creators looked to Victorian author H.G. Wells, and came up with a scientist turned permanently invisible in an experiment gone wrong. Unfortunately, The Invisible Man (1975) wasn't the success the network hoped for, lasting a mere 13 episodes.
|(Also Rudy Wells' West Coast OSI laboratory....)|
I was a big fan of The Invisible Man when I was ten, and was eager to get my hands on this DVD set. I'm still glad I did, but I can now see why it had such a short run.
By far, the best part of the show is the portrayal of the Westins as equal-partners in both science and adventure, and the adult chemistry between McCallum and Fee almost makes up for the show's other shortcomings.
If you remember and enjoy the series from its original run (or later, Sci-Fi Channel reruns in the 90s) and want to add it to your collection, the VEI DVDs aren't bad - although I'd suggest avoiding the disastrous Blu-ray release altogether.
BUY: The Invisible Man (Complete Series)