Picks and Pans Review: Thursday, June 23

updated 06/27/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/27/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ABC (8-9 p.m. ET)

This contrived, failed pilot features Joseph Bottoms as a bioengineer trying to create life in the form of a dwarfish creature called "Wishman." Enter James Keach as a villain who wants to spirit away Wishman. It's all very mild sci fi, with Wishman easily defeating Keach, who delivers a one-expression performance. It's easy to understand why Wishman did not make the cut.

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