released 17 october 1978 | U | dvd
Marvel’s sorcerer came to television as part of the same deal that gave us The Incredible Hulk. While that show’s grounded take made it a hit, this doomed pilot embraces its comic book roots.
It’s surprisingly ambitious, in fact, dealing out demons, otherworldly dimensions, mystical zaps and an Astral Plane that’s as trippily ’70s as a Studio 54 light show. But saddled with Peter Hooten’s bland, fresh-faced Strange, this origin tale never quite earns the Eye of Agamotto.
Extras None. Nick Setchfield
“Wish my cape wasn’t on fire.”