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Short Circuit

Before there was Johnny-5

Before there was Johnny 5 or Short Circuit, there was PAL. Eric Allard, (J5's creator), created PAL, which bears a remarkable resemblance to J5. In 1987 there was a short-lived TV series called "The Wizard", and in one of the final episodes, H.E.N.R.I. VIII is accused of murder. HENRI is actually PAL slightly modified. The story pretty much bites, but there is lots of great footage of PAL from every angle.

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