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I saw it in very young age and probably saw only one or two episodes. I think it was something like 'Are you afraid of the dark' or 'Twilight Zone' only more obscure - i.e. different episodes weren't connected directly.

I remember that in the opening sequence they showed something like a portal from Sliders, only the camera moved to the side and you can see that portal had no thickness.

And I remember that in that one episode there was some teenage guy that looked completely normal but after some time he went into his room, rolled his trouser-leg up and took something from his leg. Like an electric plug. And than he plugged it into a wall (into the socket I presume). So he was like a robot but nobody knew that.

That was in Russia in the mid-90's. Unfortunately I don't remember the channel it was on.

  • Sounds like Twilight Zone (as you mentioned) or a sci-fi version of Alfred Hitchcock Presents... But I have absolutely no clue – Photo Voltaeic Jul 23 '17 at 18:13
  • Which channel was it on? – Gallifreyan Jul 23 '17 at 18:22
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    The last paragraph sounds like one of the Not Quite Human series. – Kyle Kanos Jul 23 '17 at 18:54
  • @Gallifreyan i honestly don't remember. And I'm not from USA, our channels won't mean anything to you anyway. – Amomum Jul 23 '17 at 19:52
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    @KyleKanos hmm.. I might have mixed it all up. Although Not Quite Human seems to be a TV film, not a series. I watched it now on fast-forward and it does have some resemblance but I couldn't find that particular scene. – Amomum Jul 23 '17 at 19:55
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I believe you are looking for the Not Quite Human movies. Adapted from the Not Quite Human book series by Seth McEvoy, it featured Chip, a humanoid robot built by Dr. Jonas Carson and enrolled in the local high school as a test. There were two sequels. All three films were initially shown on The Wonderful World of Disney, which may account for you remembering this as a TV series.

The synopsis from Wikipedia of the first film:

Dr. Jonas Carson (Alan Thicke) creates an android that looks just like a human 17-year-old boy, and he "adopts" him as his son and as an older brother to Becky (Robyn Lively), who names him Chip. After the Carsons move to a new town, Chip (Jay Underwood) is enrolled in high school alongside Becky. Dr. Carson also goes to the high school, having filled a vacancy as a science teacher, which allows him close range to see how Chip interacts with others.

Chip's ways seem to have an annoying or amusing effect on students and teachers, depending on how it is viewed. Chip runs afoul of Coach Duckworth and strict teachers, but his literalist actions surprisingly make him some friends, as other teenagers see it as a way that he is bucking the system. Chip also gains the attention of Erin (Kristy Swanson), a fellow student.

However, Dr. Carson and Chip are being stalked by Gordon Vogel (Joseph Bologna), a former employer who is a defense contractor. A former colleague of Carson's, J.J. Derks, is enlisted to seek out Carson. When asked about Carson's son, Derks says Carson only has a daughter until he remembers that Carson in his younger years had confided in some friends about his idea to make a realistic android, which Derks and the others originally dismissed. Vogel tells Derks they will capture Chip, as Carson had failed to oblige an earlier contract. Since Chip was built with Vogel's resources and while Carson was supposed to honor the contract, Vogel claims he is entitled to ownership of Chip. When Derks questions what Vogel wants with Chip, Vogel replies he intends to reprogram Chip for military purposes. Chip must shake his pursuers while trying to present a "normal" life like a human.

Here is a scene where Chip is nearly caught plugging in:

And a still shot of his ankle:
The plug in Chip's ankle

  • Thank you! Apparently my memory has merged an opening from some other thing to this scene. – Amomum Jul 26 '17 at 22:44

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