The lovely theme Composed By Fred Karlin is wistful and melancholy and suits Lucan’s story perfectly.
Narrations by John Randolph (Dr. Don Hoagland)
“In 1967 a group of hunters ventured into the remote part of Northern Minnesota. They came back with a strange story. Where there are no roads, the human animal is rarely seen, and other forms of life may flourish undisturbed. From the outside, these dense forests look lifeless, but inside there are Elk and Caraboo, Black Bear and Bobcat, It is also the last refuge in America of Canis Lupis… the Grey Wolf.
The Hunters who penetrated deep into this lush wilderness claimed to have seen a creature living there, which at first, they didn’t identify. It turned out to be a 10-year-old human, a boy. Deserted by his parents at an early age, he somehow survived, adapted to the environment. How? We may never know.
He hunted like a wolf. He ate, and slept, and even howled like a wolf. An expedition captured the wild boy and brought him to a University Research Center in California. There, 10 years ago, he began his immense journey. It is the journey man himself has made. From the forest to civilization And the journey continues…”
“In the wilds of Northern Minnesota, a group of hunters captured a strange creature. A boy raised by wolves. As a Scientist at the University the boy was brought to, I guided him on his immense journey from savagery to civilization. Who was this boy? How was he lost? Who were his parents? Are mysteries still unsolved…”
“In 1967, in the wilds of Northern Minnesota, a group of hunters captured a strange creature. A boy, raised by wolves. As a scientist at the University he was brought to, I guided him on his immense journey from savagery to civilization. Who was this boy? How was he lost? Who were his parents?…are mysteries still unsolved. The day came when the boy had to find the answers for himself. His name was LUCAN…”
“The authorities, afraid Lucan might revert to wolf, tried to hold him under lock and key. But Lucan escaped and the University obtained a court order for his return. A bounty hunter was hired to track him down.”
The last four episodes slightly retooled the plot, making Lucan a fugitive for murder and changing the narration:
“Hunters found him in the wilds of Northern Minnesota, a boy raised from infancy by wolves. They captured him and brought him to the University where I was conducting research on human behavior. Growing into young manhood he was haunted by the mystery. Who was he? How had he been lost? Who were his parents? I named him Lucan.“
“Working at the University one night he came upon two men stealing drugs. They attacked him, chemicals exploded, one of the men died. The other escaped. Lucan was unjustly accused and held for the man’s death. He fled. A police officer relentlessly follows his trail. But Lucan will never stop trying to find his parents. Or to win his right to be free.”