Gemini Man's Wrist Watch - Special
computerized wrist watch issued to Level A-6 INTERSECT agent Sam
Casey (Ben Murphy) on the sci-fi series THE GEMINI MAN/NBC/1976.
While recovering a downed US Government space satellite
("Operation Royce Explorer") from the ocean floor agent Sam Casey
was exposed to a large dose of radiation when the satellite
exploded during the salvage operation. The heavy release of
radiation disrupted Sam's DNA and unexpectedly turned him
To restore Sam to normal, Dr. Abigail "Abby" Lawrence designed a
sub-miniature nuclear-powered (Plutonium & Cobol) digital wrist
band resembling a watch (Top Secret File No. 487384) to regulate,
monitor and stabilize Sam's molecular structure.
The watch was actually a miniaturized version of the Life Support
System that saved Sam's life after the accident. As long as the
three gold contacts at the base of the watch touched Sam's skin,
he stayed visible. When contact was broken, he vanished.
Sam could stay invisible for 15 minutes a day without upsetting
his DNA; any longer and he would disintegrate (die).
A computerized countdown on the watch let Sam know how much time
he had left on his invisibility sessions. The countdown began when
Sam pressed on the watch's stem.
Sam and Abby reported to Leonard Driscoll, the director of
INTERSECT (International Security Technics, a government think
The series pilot was called "Code Name: Minus One."
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