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Here's the original Human Target - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 12th 2009 1:02PM
Human Target comic bookJason told you yesterday that Fringe cast member Mark Valley is going to star in a new version of The Human Target, about a masterspy-ish person who flies around the world on his superplane, donning disguises to become the people he tries to help out of trouble. I say "new" version because this actually was already a TV show, in 1992, with Rick Springfield in the lead. It was on ABC and lasted only a handful of episodes. Then it was gone, but for good reason.

It wasn't very good.

To be fair, the premise was pretty cool (if impossible), and the show had a great theme song. It just didn't come together that well (though I wish it had lasted longer than it did - I'm a sucker for shows like this). It was created by the same people who did The Flash, but that show was better.

I still have all of these episodes on tape, and I also have the comic books that came out around the same time. I'm not sure if they did that because they thought the show was going to be big or they just did it to do it (this was before the web and online fans and webisodes). With all of the superhero/action shows and movies that are around today, maybe this will find a bigger audience than it had in 1992.

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I liked the gigantic Stealth bomber lab/apartment/headquarters that somehow traveled the world and stayed aloft 24/7 with out refueling. Also the instant mask-making machine that made those Mission Impossible-style rubber masks that made you look exactly like another person and no one could tell were rubber. But then, I'm weird like that.

February 13 2009 at 9:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If they are looking to adapt Peter Milligan's Human Target series, I guarantee a different experience.

February 12 2009 at 10:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I remember the 1992 version! In fact, I remember thinking it must have been produced on the cheap because they used Rick Springfield's song "Human Touch" for the theme and just dropped in some guy's voice saying "Target". It was really jarring.

February 12 2009 at 2:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yes, as long as you are the right height, weight and gender the Human Target can help.

February 12 2009 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Ryan's comment

Yeah, but isn't it that way with all Superhero stuff?


February 12 2009 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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