Home Television Drama Invisible Man, The

Invisible Man, The

1 9 7 5 – 1 9 7 6 (USA)
14 x 60 minute episodes

Dr Daniel Westin (David McCallum) is a scientist working with a US government think-tank known as the KLAE Corporation.

While conducting research into molecular reduction and transformation, Westin accidentally discovers that objects can be made invisible through molecular restitution and begins more complex experimentation. Finally, he tries it on himself and is rendered invisible.

Before he can return to normal, Westin discovers the government has plans to use his discovery for military purposes, so he destroys the formula and his laboratory.

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Unfortunately, he has no way to become visible again.

Now he is not only invisible but a fugitive, terrified that he will suddenly come into clear view, be captured and forced to continue his experiments so warring nations might benefit.

Since his formula works only on flesh and not on his clothes or anything man-made, he can appear “normal” simply by donning a very realistic face mask and plastic hands . . . er, hand-gloves.

Westin then sets out to fight crime and battle saboteurs, while simultaneously working in a laboratory with his wife Kate (Melinda O Fee) to rediscover his formula.

He does all kinds of clever things when he’s invisible – doors open by themselves, keys fly across rooms – as do a variety of other objects, a sneaky foreign agent in a room alone sees a chair rise from the floor and then feels it crash down hard, apparently of its own accord, on his evil head.

Dr Daniel Westin
David McCallum
Dr Kate Westin
Melinda O Fee
Walter Carlson
Craig Stevens