The BEST Episodes of Automan

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

Walter Nebicher is a policeman. He is also an expert in computers. He developed a highly sophisticated hologram named Automan, which helps him fight crime. Automan has an assistant named Cursor that can create holographic objects such as a car, helicopter or any other object needed by Walter or Automan to fight crime.

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Flashes and Ashes

#1 - Flashes and Ashes

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 19, 1984

Walter's friend and fellow cop, Frank Cooney is killed during the theft of police weaponry. But when the Internal Affairs agent believes Frank was involved, Walter is suspended when he and Auto interfere trying to prove his friends' innocence.

star 7.06
16 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Doug Heyes Jr.

#2 - Automan

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 15, 1983

Walter Nebicher is a young police officer who wants desperately to get out on the streets and experience some action. Unfortunately, his superior Captain Boyd has assigned Nebicher to a desk job where he can utilize his skills as a computer expert. Still wanting to make a difference, Nebicher goes to work creating the ultimate crime-solving computer program. It turns out so well that the program actually takes on a life of it's own, by taking the holographic form of a man called Automan. Due to the large amount of power needed to exist outside of the computer, Automan can only exist at night, when the rest of the city's power useage is low. Together, he and Walter become one of television's most unusual crime fighting teams. They jump into their first case when Walter's friend Lt. Jack Curtis disappears while investigating the disappearances of several top scientists. Their investigation uncovers an international plot to kidnap the world's top scientific minds, who are then taken to a

star 6.51
92 votes
Directors: Lee H. Katzin
Writers: Glen A. Larson
Staying Alive While Running a High Flashdance Fever

#3 - Staying Alive While Running a High Flashdance Fever

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 22, 1983

Walter and Automan investigate a judge that appears to be corrupt and involved with the mob.

star 6.49
57 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Glen A. Larson
Renegade Run

#4 - Renegade Run

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 5, 1984

When Walter investigates a crooked sheriff who is using illegal immigrants for manual labor, he and a friend are put in jail. Automan teams up with a motorcycle gang to free him.

star 6.49
41 votes
Directors: Allen Baron
Writers: Doug Heyes Jr., Larry Brody
The Great Pretender

#5 - The Great Pretender

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 29, 1983

When a truck load of paper the government uses to print money is hi-jacked, Automan, with the help of Cursor, poses as an rich criminal competing to undermine the existing network of a known criminal dealing in counterfit money.

star 6.47
43 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Sam Egan
Murder MTV

#6 - Murder MTV

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 12, 1984

Walter and Automan investigate an apparent attempt to kill the members of an all-girl band called Sweet Kicks. But their investigation if hampered when the father of one of the girls seeks assistance from a crime syndicate.

star 6.38
40 votes
Writers: Doug Heyes Jr., Guerdon Trueblood
Ships in the Night

#7 - Ships in the Night

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 5, 1984

Walter and Auto fly to San Cristobal to investigate the disappearances of Americans. They discover a man, aided by the local authorities, that lures investors in order to kill them and take their money.

star 6.33
45 votes
Directors: Bob Claver
Writers: Parke Perine
Murder, Take One

#8 - Murder, Take One

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 19, 1984

Former movie star Veronica Everly is a suspect in the murder of gossip columnist, Ray Gillette. However, when Automan discovers that a Hollywood producer had a greater motive for murder, he goes undercover as an actor to catch the real killer.

star 6.32
38 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Sam Egan

#9 - Zippers

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 26, 1984

Automan goes undercover as an erotic dancer in a ladies only strip club.

star 6.31
42 votes
Directors: Alan Crosland
Writers: Bruce Kalish, David Garber
Unreasonable Facsimile

#10 - Unreasonable Facsimile

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 12, 1984

Automan and Walter attempt to solve the murder of a businessman and the crash of a police helicopter. Automan begins acting peculiar after watching soap-operas on television.

star 6.26
42 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Sam Egan
The Biggest Game in Town

#11 - The Biggest Game in Town

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 26, 1984

Automan and Walter attend a computer game convention where they must track down Ronald Tilson, a computer genius who has programmed computers to cause disasters that will kill people unless he gets $10 million dollars.

star 6.25
40 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Larry Brody, Shel Willens
Death by Design

#12 - Death by Design

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 2, 1984

When a ruthless crime syndicate kills one of Jack's best friends, Automan poses as a vigilante cop by the name of Mad Dog who is out for justice.

star 6.19
36 votes
Directors: Gil Bettman
Writers: Sam Egan
Club Ten

#13 - Club Ten

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 9, 1984

The Club Ten resort is a center of diamond smuggling. One of the gang, Felipe, has double-crossed his cohorts and they are after him. Golf pro Ted and henchman Randy catch him, and when he refuses to divulge the whereabouts of the diamonds he stole, they capture his companion, Laura Ferguson, in the act of making a call for help.

star 6.17
36 votes
Directors: Kim Manners
Writers: Kim Weiskopf, Michael S. Baser