SF OBSCURE: M.A.N.T.I.S.

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230px-MANTIS_(intertitle)M.A.N.T.I.S. was a short lived television series from 1994-1995 for one season. It was a super hero show featuring an African American superhero which was/is fairly rare on American television. It follows the story of Dr. Miles Hawkins (Carl Lumbly) a famous scientist paralyzed after a shooting. He is a somewhat bitter character; although part of it is  faked to deflect attention from himself so his dual personality as M.A.N.T.I.S.  is not discovered.

M.A.N.T.I.S. stands for Mechanically Augmented Neuro Transmitter Interception System. In the pilot movie, the M.A. N.T. I.S. seems to focus mainly on the helmet as the center of control and the rest of the suit gives him mobility. It is covered in a long trench coat. Once the series proper begins, the M.A.N.T.I.S costume in a black bodysuit with the M.A.N.T.I.S  system of the outside. This is one of many, many drastic changes from the pilot to…

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