Episodes

Episodes

'Misfits of Science' first aired on October 4th 1985 on NBC. Its original run, in the primetime slot between 'Knight Rider' and 'Miami Vice', included the two-hour pilot and fourteen episodes. It was canceled at the beginning of 1986, with one episode that didn't air until later during repeats.

NOTES: The transcripts were made by ear, but all care was taken to make them as accurate as possible. The credits are taken straight from the episodes with no extra information.

01-02. Deep Freeze

The Misfits' very first adventure together. They have to learn how to utilize their powers while working as a team, rescue Beef and Dr. Momquist from the clutches of the military, and save the free world from the menace of a powerful neutron beam cannon. Nobody said being a Misfit was easy.

CHARACTERS:   Beef   Dr. Momquist   Senator Donner   Scanlon   Cindy   Mrs. Hayes   Dr. Strickland   General Thiel

Oct 04, 1985
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03. Your Place Or Mayan?

Billy's late archaeologist friend had a theory about the lost Mayan civilization; Gloria's graffiti artist friend has the apparent genetic memory of the Mayan language. Just the right ingredients to get 'Indiana Hayes' to take the Misfits on an expedition in search of the lost Mayan temple.

CHARACTERS:   Angel   Augie   Stoffer   "Ponytail"   Ramon

Oct 18, 1985
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04. Guess What's Coming To Dinner?

For Humanidyne employee Harry, it's his dream come true when he gets a message from the stars. With the Misfits along for the ride, he does what any suburban, 60's-music-loving, sci-fi nut would do – he invites his new contacts for dinner. Unfortunately, it isn't aliens he's communicating with, but something much more military.

CHARACTERS:   Harry   Josh   Jeffries

Oct 25, 1985
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05. Lost Link

The Misfits get quite the workout trying to bridge the cultural barrier between themselves and Link, a primitive man with an important mission to complete. With a little music from Johnny B, and some pure persuasion from Billy, Link is able to communicate the nature of his mission and gets a much better chance at completing it.

CHARACTERS:   Link   Deanna   Dr. Komack   Major Logger

Nov 01, 1985
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06. Sort Of Looking For Gina

Johnny B wants to find the woman who keeps showing up at his garage to hear him play and then disappearing underground; Dick wants H.I.T. to dispel the claims of molemen under the museum where Humanidyne is overseeing a sunken treasure exhibit. The Misfits take to the sewers to track down some answers to both mysteries.

CHARACTERS:   Gina   "Stretch"   Al Buchre   Syl

Nov 08, 1985
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07. Sonar... And Yet So Far

Donald, the sort-of-talking dolphin, is the center of the Misfits' attention as they and Donald's friend and trainer get tangled up with drug dealers. Note to Billy: Just because you've seen how vice cops work it on TV, doesn’t mean you should try it yourself.

CHARACTERS:   Eddie & Donald   Chuck   Sherri

Nov 15, 1985
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08. Steer Crazy

Moral: If it's glowing bright green, don't feed it to anyone. Three senior citizens are given a unique experience when, after eating radioactive burgers, they feel sixty years younger and have the strength of He-Man. It was all going fine until the nuclear power plant got involved.

CHARACTERS:   Bessie   Irma   Barney

Nov 29, 1985
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09. Fumble On The One

Billy's bionic, government operative, college buddy, Brick Tyler, screwed up big time – he's lost the suitcase containing a button that can launch World War III. In a nice spoof of everything spy, the Misfits join Brick on the retrieval mission, in the hope that they can give him enough of an ego boost to get him back on his game.

CHARACTERS:   Brick   Oscar   "Mr. Mustache"   "Betty"

Dec 06, 1985
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10. Twin Engines

Johnny B wants to help his friend who's been having odd visions - he's even willing to get Billy's help. Lonnie's visions lead him, Johnny B, and the rest of the Misfits to a motorcycle racetrack and a murder plot. Johnny B's motorcycle riding skills and electrical powers both come in handy to save the day.

CHARACTERS:   Lonnie   Dwayne   Didi   Dan   Mark   Skinner

Dec 13, 1985
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11. Grand Theft Bunny

The Misfits try to help their activist friend, Sarah, free some mistreated test animals, but instead play right into the hands of an evil scheme involving a biologically-engineered disease. Once they find out Sarah and Johnny B have been infected, they put the pedal to the metal to find the only bunny with the antidote.

CHARACTERS:   Sarah   Dr. Levine   Dr. Moyer   Vince

Dec 27, 1985
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12. Grand Elusion

Nikolai, a Russian who defected during a magic act in 1973, wants to say hi to his estranged daughter whose gymnastics team is visiting America. Unfortunately, she's being guarded by the KGB man who's still harboring a grudge over having lost Nikolai before. Luckily, Johnny B has a gig performing for the visiting Russians – a perfect cover for the Misfits to stage a little magic of their own.

CHARACTERS:   Nikolai   Tatyana   Mrs. Willis   Galenkov

Jan 10, 1986
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13. Once Upon A Night

What happens when you mix a soft-hearted electric rock 'n' roller, a secretive girl trying to solve her problems on her own, and a crazy possessive suitor? The Misfits find out when Jaye gets a lovestruck Johnny B to help her, and Gloria gets kidnapped in her place.

CHARACTERS:   Jaye   Agents Davis & Jeff   Cassatti

Jan 17, 1986
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14. Center Of Attention

The best way to disprove the rumor that The Fly is jinxing his team's games is to have El infiltrate the court. The only problem is that El is about as good at playing basketball as Michael Jordan would be at doing El's growth research. Billy solves this by convincing Gloria to use her TK to make the baskets for El. But during the big game, Gloria is busy helping Johnny B get evidence on the team's sleazy owner.

CHARACTERS:   Derek  "The Fly" Avery   Coach Sonny   Buxton

Jan 31, 1986
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15. Against All Oz

A trip into the world of Billy's dreams or a glimpse into a warped alternate reality? Billy’s 'Oz' counterpart tries to explain the Misfits' reality - insert flashbacks of previous episodes here - to a group of very familiar faces around the alternate Humanidyne lab. Oh yeah, and there's a giant nuclear bomb in the middle of the lab that accidentally gets triggered and everyone has to band together to help disarm it.

CHARACTERS:   Alt Billy   Alt El   Alt Dick   Alt Miss Nance   Alt Johnny B   Alt Gloria   Mrs. Willis

Feb 07, 1986
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16. The Avenging Angel

When Gloria uses her TK to help stop a protection racket beating, wannabe-wrestler Milt thinks the rescue is all his doing. He launches full swing into the role of "champion of the underdog" - wrestling mask, cape and all – to help clean up the neighborhood. The Misfits know he's going to need some help, especially with the Mob involved.

CHARACTERS:   Milt   Nate & Heddy   Mrs. Willis   Mr. Rogers   Riggs

Feb 21, 1986
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17. Three Days Of The Blender

Six weeks ago Billy got arrested on charges of treason; now the news is doing a piece on him to determine if he's really the sort of person who'd sell out his country, throw away his career, and turn his back on his friends. Remarkably, it's Dick who steps up to the plate to expose the real culprit and clear Billy's name.

CHARACTERS:   Hanratti   Jerry McDermott   Miss Jobs   Mrs. Hayes   Matt Jasper

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1 comment:

  1. I loved this series. It died too soon.

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