The title character in this made-for-TV movie, played by Gary Kasper, is an artificial "superhuman," created at the behest of the U.S. government to be the ultimate soldier. Unfortunately for the Feds, J.O.E. has been imbued with the genes of idealistic scientist Michael Moran (Terence Knox), an avowed pacifist. J.O.E. also has a mind of his own, rendering him incapable of following orders in which he does not believe. The humanoid hero's convictions -- and incredible strength -- are put to the test when a group of terrorists try to destroy the U.S. defense system. Clearly the pilot for a proposed (and never sold) series, J.O.E. and the Colonel (released to video as Humanoid Defender) made its ABC network debut on September 11, 1985.
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