The Immortal (2000 TV series)

Summary

The Immortal is a Canadian horror-based martial arts television series which aired from October 7, 2000 to June 2001 and had 22 episodes.

The Immortal
GenreAction/Adventure
Created byCary Solomon
Chuck Konzelman
StarringLorenzo Lamas
Steve Braun
April Telek
ComposerSchaun Tozer
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Production
Executive producersMichael Grais
Harel Goldstein
Tim Gamble
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Production companiesHilltop Entertainment
Studio Eight Productions
Peace Arch Entertainment Group
Release
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseOctober 7, 2000 (2000-10-07) –
June 2, 2001 (2001-06-02)

PlotEdit

In 16th century Asia, Raphael Cain sees his wife slain and his daughter taken by supernatural villains from the underworld. He vows to pursue the demons through the centuries to kill them all and find his daughter, and with the help of a mystic, he is taught the magic—and samurai swordsmanship—it will require to accomplish this oath. His reluctant squire, Goodwin follows him through time and helps him in his quest. Now in the 21st century, Cain and Goodwin are joined by a psychologist, Sara Beckman, who studies otherworldly anomalies. Cain will need all the help he can get because now the lead demon, Mallos and his henchwoman, Vashista, are gathering power and making life in the 21st century America very uncomfortable.

ReceptionEdit

M. Ray Lott in his book The American Martial Arts Film wrote that "the resemblance to Highlander is probably not coincidental. The show, which only lasted a year, boasted some good martial arts sequences and some really bad demons."[1]

CastEdit

Actor Role Notes
Lorenzo Lamas Raphael Cain 22 episodes
Steve Braun Goodwin 22 episodes
April Telek Dr. Sara Beckman 22 episodes
Robert Ito Yashiro
Regan Hasegawa Kiyomi
Dominic Keating Mallos 6 episodes
Kira Clavell Vashista 3 episodes
Grace Park Mikiko 5 episodes
Bret Hart "The Collector"[2] 2 episodes

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Demons of the Night: Part 1"David StraitonClint LienOctober 7, 2000 (2000-10-07)
2"Demons of the Night: Part 2"David StraitonRick Drew & Clint LienOctober 14, 2000 (2000-10-14)
3"Half Way"Gavin WildingJim HenshawOctober 21, 2000 (2000-10-21)
4"Not So Dead"Scott SummersgillDamian Kindler & Will DixonOctober 28, 2000 (2000-10-28)
5"Wicked Wicked West"Gilbert ShiltonMartin M. BoryckiNovember 4, 2000 (2000-11-04)
6"Prime Location"Mark JeanJohn SheppardNovember 11, 2000 (2000-11-11)
7"Studio D"Ron OliverMartin M. BoryckiNovember 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)
8"Flight 666"Bill CorcoranRick DrewNovember 25, 2000 (2000-11-25)
9"Bride's Kiss"Scott SummersgillTeleplay by: Deborah Peraya
Story by: Gabriel Tick & Steven Barwin
December 2, 2000 (2000-12-02)
10"The Hunted"Bill CorcoranRick DrewDecember 9, 2000 (2000-12-09)
11"Forest for the Trees"Charles WilkinsonMartin M. BoryckiFebruary 3, 2001 (2001-02-03)
12"The Asylum"Charles WinklerRick DrewFebruary 10, 2001 (2001-02-10)
13"Learning Curve"Charles WilkinsonDamian Kindler & Will DixonFebruary 17, 2001 (2001-02-17)
14"The Good Squire"Scott SummersgillDeborah PerayaFebruary 24, 2001 (2001-02-24)
15"Wired"Scott SummersgillMartin M. BoryckiMarch 3, 2001 (2001-03-03)
16"Replay"Michael John BatemanRick DrewMarch 10, 2001 (2001-03-10)
17"Spy vs. Spa"Harley CokelissMartin M. BoryckiApril 28, 2001 (2001-04-28)
18"Happily Never After"Scott SummersgillRon OliverMay 5, 2001 (2001-05-05)
19"Deja Vu"Harley CokelissTeleplay by: Jim Henshaw
Story by: Stacey Kaser
May 12, 2001 (2001-05-12)
20"Reckoning: Part 1"Scott SummersgillRick DrewMay 19, 2001 (2001-05-19)
21"Reckoning: Part 2"Scott SummersgillRick DrewMay 26, 2001 (2001-05-26)
22"Kiyomi"Ron OliverRick DrewJune 2, 2001 (2001-06-02)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lott, M. Ray. (2004). The American Martial Arts Film. McFarland. p. 188. ISBN 0-7864-1836-2
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent. (2002). Crime Fighting Heroes of Television: Over 10,000 Facts from 151 Shows, 1949-2001. McFarland. p. 89. ISBN 0-7864-1395-6

External linksEdit

  • The Immortal at IMDb