M.A.N.T.I.S.

M.A.N.T.I.S.

  • 1994
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (650)

After Dr. Hawkins, played by Carl Lumbly, is shot during a riot in Port Columbia, left paralyzed, and later loses his lawsuit against the corrupt cop who shot him, he uses his considerable resources to create a powered exoskeleton. This suit not only restores Hawkins' ability to walk, but enhances his abilities to superhuman performance levels. Inspired to defeat evil, Dr. Hawkins establishes a secret lab, a hovercraft, and even takes up the heroic name of M.A.N.T.I.S., which stands for Mechanically Augmented Neuro-Transmitter Interception System. As the series progressed, M.A.N.T.I.S. would serve as a vigilante, battling the corrupt businessman Solomon Box, played by Andrew Jordt "Andy" Robinson, while evading the police. Midway through the series, more fantastical elements including clones, mad scientists, and even time travel are introduced, with the series concluding on a potential replacement for the M.A.N.T.I.S. exoskeleton suit. M.A.N.T.I.S. is a live-action, science-fiction television series. It lasted a single series of twenty-two 44 minute-long episodes, and originally aired on Fox's prime time programming block.

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Seasons
Ghost of the Ice
24. Ghost of the Ice
September 15, 1997
MANTIS and his friends encounter a ravenous Tyrannosaurus.
First Steps
23. First Steps
August 26, 1994
MANTIS must stop an evil crime lord who has stolen a deadly virus.
Ghost of the Ice
22. Ghost of the Ice
September 14, 1997
MANTIS and his friends encounter a ravenous Tyrannosaurus.
Ancestral Evil
21. Ancestral Evil
September 7, 1997
Stonebrake needs help from the MANTIS when he brings to life an ancestor who goes on a killing spree.
Spider in the Tower
20. Spider in the Tower
March 3, 1995
MANTIS strikes back when Ruell the Spider is positioned to attack Port Columbia.
Fast Forward
19. Fast Forward
February 17, 1995
MANTIS faces a criminal who has the ability to move so fast he is invisible.
The Delusionist
18. The Delusionist
February 10, 1995
MANTIS must stop a traveling magician that uses a mind control machine.
Switches
17. Switches
January 27, 1995
MANTIS must stop a mysterious presence that is living in the electronic wiring of Port Columbia.
Progenitor
16. Progenitor
January 20, 1995
A crazy scientist kidnaps Miles and replaces him with a clone.
The Sea Wasp
15. The Sea Wasp
January 6, 1995
Hawkins needs the MANTIS to save him after he falls under the spell of the notorious Dr. Marisa Savoy.
Faces in the Mask
14. Faces in the Mask
December 16, 1994
MANTIS tries to track down a killer after many founding members of the Micropower Corporation die.
The Eyes Beyond
13. The Eyes Beyond
December 9, 1994
MANTIS is mysteriously thrown into the future and finds Port Columbia governed by a computer.
Through the Dark Circle
12. Through the Dark Circle
November 18, 1994
MANTIS must rescue Port Columbia when "The Men in Black'' plan to take over the city.
Revelation (2)
11. Revelation (2)
November 11, 1994
The police force continues its attempt to hunt down the MANTIS.
Thou Shalt Not Kill (1)
10. Thou Shalt Not Kill (1)
November 4, 1994
Hawkins tries to control his rage against those who permanently disabled him.
Fire in the Heart
9. Fire in the Heart
October 21, 1994
MANTIS searches for an arsonist after several local businesses mysteriously burn.
To Prey in Darkness
8. To Prey in Darkness
October 14, 1994
MANTIS becomes the prime target of a sophisticated group of criminals.
The Black Dragon
7. The Black Dragon
October 7, 1994
MANTIS must use his high-tech superpowers against the dangerous warriors of the Yakuza.
Gloves Off
6. Gloves Off
September 30, 1994
MANTIS uncovers an organization which runs underground, to-the-death bloodsport matches.
Soldier of Misfortune
5. Soldier of Misfortune
September 23, 1994
A virtual reality soldier is on the hunt for MANTIS.
Cease Fire
4. Cease Fire
September 16, 1994
MANTIS discovers his ex-girlfriend is the target of an international assassin.
Days of Rage
3. Days of Rage
September 9, 1994
MANTIS must stop a group of young students from continuing in an experimental drug program.
Tango Blue
2. Tango Blue
September 2, 1994
MANTIS starts a weapons turn-in program, only to have the weapons stolen by a band of pirates.
Pilot
1. Pilot
January 24, 1994
In the first of two parts; a brilliant; wheelchair-bound scientist; Dr. Miles Hawkins (Carl Lumbly); invents a form of exo-skeleton called the Mechanically Augmented Neuro Transmitter System (M.A.N.T.I.S.) that turns him into a superhero and gives him the ability to fight the crime wave that is engulfing his city.
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After Dr. Hawkins, played by Carl Lumbly, is shot during a riot in Port Columbia, left paralyzed, and later loses his lawsuit against the corrupt cop who shot him, he uses his considerable resources to create a powered exoskeleton. This suit not only restores Hawkins' ability to walk, but enhances his abilities to superhuman performance levels.

Inspired to defeat evil, Dr. Hawkins establishes a secret lab, a hovercraft, and even takes up the heroic name of M.A.N.T.I.S., which stands for Mechanically Augmented Neuro-Transmitter Interception System. As the series progressed, M.A.N.T.I.S. would serve as a vigilante, battling the corrupt businessman Solomon Box, played by Andrew Jordt "Andy" Robinson, while evading the police. Midway through the series, more fantastical elements including clones, mad scientists, and even time travel are introduced, with the series concluding on a potential replacement for the M.A.N.T.I.S. exoskeleton suit.

M.A.N.T.I.S. is a live-action, science-fiction television series. It lasted a single series of twenty-two 44 minute-long episodes, and originally aired on Fox's prime time programming block.M.A.N.T.I.S. is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on January 24, 1994.

Where to Watch M.A.N.T.I.S.

M.A.N.T.I.S. is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch M.A.N.T.I.S. on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 24, 1994
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (650)