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Friday, November 20, 2015

H.G. WELLS' INVISIBLE MAN: Secret Experiment

Guest Stars:  Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Lloyd Lamble, Bruce Seton, Ernest Clark
Directed by Pennington Richards
(actor & director credits courtesy

Dr. Peter Brady accidentally turns himself invisible during a lab experiment, and seeks out the aid of a colleague in finding a cure.

Despite H.G. Wells' name in the titles, this series is not very faithful to his famous novel, featuring a kinder and more heroic protagonist, unlike Wells' creation who turns murderously insane.  Nonetheless it's great fun, with a likable cast and impressive special effects.  Occasionally you may able to spot some wires, but other than that, the effects hold up well, and the uncredited American voice of Peter Brady is well-suited to the Invisible Man's adventures, although it stands out somewhat oddly among the British cast.

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