Sunday, November 29, 2015

Forgotten TV: Lucan (1977)

During the 70's, ABC kept trying to find a suitable lead-in to Monday Night Football or, during the rest of the year, the ABC Monday Night Movie. Lucan, spun off from a TV-movie of the same name, was thought to be a hit, but flopped, cancelled after 11 episodes.

Lucan (Kevin Brophy) was raised by wolves until he was 10 after something had happened to his parents. Now an adult, Lucan was unjustly accused of a crime he didn't commit, when he instead had tried to prevent said crime. Following in the path of The Fugitive, Lucan's trail is followed by a government agent, hoping to recapture the young man, who does possess wolfen senses & powers.

Co-star John Randolph narrates the intro:

Another co-star, Stockard Channing, would go on to appear with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in "Grease" before landing her own CBS sitcom, so some good came out of it......

Rating: B-.


SaturdayMorningFan said...

I remember watching at least the pilot for this show back when it aired. I had completely forgotten about it until I read your post, so apparently it wasn't very memorable.

hobbyfan said...

I watched maybe the first couple of weeks, then the parents found something else to watch. End of story.