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The Beast in the Black 

Bill is possessed by a woman's spirit. To rescue him, Ralph crosses to another dimension and discovers that his super-suit won't function.


Arnold Laven


Stephen J. Cannell (created by), Juanita Bartlett


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Episode cast overview:
William Katt ... Ralph Hinkley
Robert Culp ... Bill Maxwell
Connie Sellecca ... Pam Davidson (credit only)
Faye Grant ... Rhonda Blake
Michael Paré ... Tony Villicana
Christine Belford ... Sheila Redman, the Spirit
Rae Allen ... Edith Morabito
Jane Merrow ... Betty
John Macchia John Macchia ... Arnold
Jesse D. Goins ... Cyler Johnson
Don Cervantes Don Cervantes ... Paco Rodriguez
Vince Howard Vince Howard ... Workman
Jeff MacKay ... Doctor Weinstein


Bill is possessed by a woman's spirit. To rescue him, Ralph crosses to another dimension and discovers that his super-suit won't function.

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Release Date:

9 December 1981 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Ralph and Bill find the stock certificates for an oil company in Kansas, Ralph says he thought all Kansas had was wheat.Oil in Kansas was discovered in 1915 and has been a significant part of its economy. See more »


References Ghosts on the Loose (1943) See more »

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i agree!
16 September 2011 | by spectaneSee all my reviews

i agree with the first poster. this show had some definite nightmare fuel for kids at the time. so did "v". what really bugs me, i cannot seem to find the only episode i want to re-watch where he went into a negative universe/dimension where he fought a shadow (disembodied) person known as eserhauten? ezerhaten? this is the stumbling block for me, i can't remember how it's name was spelled. it had a light saber, and it could cut him. thats about all i remember. i may have to break down and just buy the entire damn series to find out, but i will never be disappointed with the theme :) one of the best!

uhmn, OK. this is weird. this website is telling me i haven't written enough. boy howdy. i usually get accused of talking too much, but whatever. lets see, does anyone really want to know what i remember as a kid? another thing im truly trying to hunt down is the six million dollar man episodes where he fought those tank robots.

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