The BEST Episodes of Misfits of Science

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2020

Network: NBC

Misfits of Science was a short-lived series that followed the lives of super-powered humans and the obstacles they face in their daily adventures. Each of the humans had different superpowers, from the ability to shrink, to telekinesis, to an ice man, and during their lives they discovered and developed their powers in a way that can be used to do good in the world. Led by Dr. Hayes, a scientist from an American thinktank, the mutant misfits fought crime and through their adventures found the people they were meant to be.

Lost Link

#1 - Lost Link

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 1, 1985

A primitive in a loin cloth comes ashore at Venice Beach and no one knows who he is - in fact it's believed he may be a caveman. It turns out that the man, ""Link,"" is in fact an Aborigine from a lost tribe in New Guinea and the Misfits help him to set free the soul of his deceased child by placing a small totem on a rocket.

star 8.73
33 votes
Writers: Mark Jones
Center of Attention

#2 - Center of Attention

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 31, 1986

El goes undercover as an incredibly talented basketball player (with some help from Gloria) to expose a crooked owner who is having his players throw their games.

star 8.00
1 votes
Writers: Sara Parriott
The Avenging Angel

#3 - The Avenging Angel

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 21, 1986

Gloria helps out an aspiring pro wrestler with the use of her telekintic powers without telling him - the wrestler, Milt, soon decides he does have super powers and Gloria needs to keep helping him out when he decides to go after crooks trying to sell him protection.

star 8.00
1 votes
Writers: Daniel DeStefano
Deep Freeze

#4 - Deep Freeze

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 1985

Billy and El, scientists for the Human Investigation Team, put together a team of super-powered individuals to deal with a secret government project to create a neutron bomb.

star 7.73
15 votes
Writers: James D. Parriott
Sort of Looking For Gina

#5 - Sort of Looking For Gina

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 8, 1985

Johnny's efforts to get a date with an attractive woman, Gina, go amiss when it turns out she's involved with crooks and the Misfits have to mastermind a bank robbery to help her out.

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Hayden
Writers: James D. Parriott, Michael Gassutt, Morrie Ruvinsky
Sonar...And Yet So Far

#6 - Sonar...And Yet So Far

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 15, 1985

A marine biologist and friend of Billy's who works with dolphins believes they can talk, making him the target of drug smugglers who need the help of his dolphin friends to recover a sunken cache of cocaine.

star 7.60
5 votes
Writers: Donald Todd
Against All Oz

#7 - Against All Oz

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 7, 1986

In this somewhat bizarre episode, Billy tries to break a record for staying awake and finds himself in an alternate reality where everyone he knows is there but in different jobs and with different personalities.

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Michael Switzer
Writers: Morrie Ruvinsky
Twin Engines

#8 - Twin Engines

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 13, 1985

Johnny's friend Lonnie begins having premonitions of danger, but it turns out in fact he's linked to his previously-unknown twin Dwayne, a motorcycle racer, and the Misfits have to help them both out.

star 7.33
3 votes
Writers: Donald Todd, Tim Kring
Grand Theft Bunny

#9 - Grand Theft Bunny

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 27, 1985

The bad guys manipulate the Misfits into helping them unleash a plague on L.A. with the aid of a contaminated bunny rabbit.

star 7.33
3 votes
Directors: Michael Switzer
Writers: Pamela Norris
Once Upon a Night

#10 - Once Upon a Night

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 17, 1986

Gloria's pen pal Jae is the object of a hunt by unknown assailants.

star 7.00
2 votes
Directors: Barbara Peeters
Writers: Linda Campanelli, M.M. Shelly Moore
Three Days of the Blender

#11 - Three Days of the Blender

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired May 16, 1986

When a blender is accidentally delivered to Billy, he ends up getting arrested as a spy and Stetmeyer gets targeted by the FBI.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Michael Switzer
Writers: Donald Todd
Guess What's Coming to Dinner?

#12 - Guess What's Coming to Dinner?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 25, 1985

A friend of the Misfits claims to have made contact with aliens from Mars. Problems arise when the authorities try to prevent him from continuing his contact.

star 6.88
8 votes
Writers: Morrie Ruvinsky
Your Place or Mayan?

#13 - Your Place or Mayan?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 18, 1985

On behalf of a dead friend of Billy's, an archaeologist, the Misfits set out to prove the existence of buried Mayan treasure beneath Beverly Hills.

star 6.70
10 votes
Directors: Alan J. Levi
Writers: Donald Todd
Fumble on the One

#14 - Fumble on the One

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 1985

The Misfits have to help Brick Tyler, a part-bionic CIA agent who has managed to lose the ""football"" - the briefcase that the President carries that can activate nuclear war.

star 6.67
3 votes
Directors: Bob Sweeney
Writers: Blaze Forrester
Grand Elusion

#15 - Grand Elusion

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 10, 1986

Billy recruits the gang to help a fellow scientist's daughter defect when she and her father tour America as part of a Russian girl's gymnast team. The gang takes the place of the magician hired to perform for the tour thanks to a judicious use of super powers, but the daughter refuses to leave without her father. Complicating matter, the KGB minder Galenkov has sworn to make sure the scientist Nikolai never gets away. The Misfits have to pull off an elaborate bait-and-switch to make sure that both Nikolai and Tatyana manage to escape.

star 6.67
3 votes
Writers: Morrie Ruvinsky
Steer Crazy

#16 - Steer Crazy

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 29, 1985

Three senior citizens end up with super-powers from irradiated hamburgers, and the Misfits have to both help them out and restrain them from injuring themselves.

star 6.50
2 votes
Directors: John Tracy
Writers: James D. Parriott