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Manimal: Night of the Beast (S1EP8 NBC 17 Dec 1983, Robert Englund)

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Night of the Beast: While on a well deserved vacation, Jonathan, Ty and Brooke get involved to thwart an attempt by a syndicate boss to illegally take over the town of Birch Hollow in order legalize gambling and build a large casino. TRANSFORMATIONS: a horse, black panther, bear (twice) and hawk.

Regular Cast: Simon MacCorkindale (Johnathon Chase), Melody Anderson (Brooke McKenzie), Reni Santoni (Lt Rivera), Michael D. Roberts (Tyrone ‘Ty’ Earl)

Guest Cast: Jeff Corey (Zeke Bethune), Robert Englund (Thug), Dana Gladstone, Grainger Hines (Keslo), Taylor Lacher (Sheriff), Fran Ryan (Sadie Bethune), Fred Sadoff, Hal England, Maggie Cooper (Maggie Slokam), Clayton Day (Powell), Wayne Heffley (Osmond), Alan Koss (The Man), Joe Stefano (Ray Garrett), Salvador Feliciano (Vendor), William Bumiller (Lyle Preston)

Writer: Sam Egan / Director: Russ Mayberry

Airdate: 17 Dec 1983 on NBC

Series: Manimal Season 1 Episode 8

Show Info: Scifi drama series. Criminologist Jonathan Chase is able to transform himself into any animal he chooses. He uses his powers to catch criminals. The series aired on NBC from 30 Sep – 17 Dec 1983 and lasted for the pilot and 7 hour long episodes.