In 1957, Manuel is a great worker, intelligent but stubborn. After losing the love of his life, he desperately tries to repair his homemade time machine, the FrankenTV, but never succeeds.
In the present day, Manuel is a professor of astrophysics at the University. He spends most of his time in his laboratory working on a secret project. He has a weakness for his granddaughter Eva, but denies her access to his lab.