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The Spirit (1987)

The Spirit TV Movie

Here’s a forgotten piece of pop culture for you.  I was going through the Starlog archives looking for stories to run and I stumbled across these promotional photos for a TV pilot based on Will Eisner’s pulp hero, The Spirit.  The pilot was filmed in 1986, but the proposed series wasn’t picked up.  So it eventually aired as a stand-alone movie the following year.  The lead is none other than Flash Gordon star Sam Jones and that’s Nana Visitor of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine clutching his shoulder.  The pilot was written by Steven E. de Souza prior to hitting it big with Die Hard.

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