In flashback to 1867 Texas, Duncan is part of a posse after Immortal Koren and his gang of raiders. In modern day, Duncan's friend Immortal Cassandra is also after Koren, but she tells Duncan he is ...
A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret testing facility and travels the country taking on different jobs and helping strangers while hiding from his kidnappers.
Michael T. Weiss,
Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.
Taken from the film, Highlander, Duncan MacLeod, clansman of Connor in the film also finds he is being stalked by not only other immortals trying to kill him before the time of the gathering, but also a secret society of mortals who call themselves 'The Watchers' and also seem intent on killing him but "The Watchers" observe and record and never interfere. Duncan and the other immortals can only be killed by decapitation and often live for centuries.Written by
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Plans for a spin-off series led to a group of sixth-season episodes focusing on a new female Immortal (a "back-door pilot" in industry-speak). None of these characters caught on, and the established character of Amanda (Elizabeth Gracen) became the lead for Highlander: The Raven (1998). See more »
The immortals would be criminally charged for killing each other . See more »
Who the hell are you?
A man who was born long before the age of chivalry. Now pick it up.
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The European-broadcast versions of all episodes were 4 minutes longer than the original US airings (rebroadcasts on USA network have further cuts). See more »
It is what the sequels should have been and it gives justice to the original.
The first season is weak. It borrows the antiques dealer riff from the movie and most of the plots are the standard women-in-peril thing that we are probably all sick of. Tess is in danger, Duncan has to save her. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Even then, however, it still had its charm. It picks up when they move the location to Paris and from then on the writers have clearly found their footing.
The Second season starts with a bang that can be heard from the first episode on. They drop the woman in peril thing entirely, they add a protégé for Duncan to train. He swaps the antiques business for a dojo and the story starts to really move along at a breakneck speed.
By season 3 and 4 you should be locked in. The supporting cast has been well developed, everything is chugging along nicely and cemented enough for the plot to really thicken. They aren't reliant on the old tropes anymore and the fat has been trimmed enough for you to get at the real meat.
It doesn't really go down hill until the final, abbreviated, season when it became clear that Highlander did all it wanted to do and they were just out there looking for a spin-off. The series itself wrapped up nicely in Season 5. Season 6 was just an attempt to launch a new show.
Ultimately what you have is 4 stellar seasons, with the first season hit or miss, and the last season clearly not intended to continue the over-all plot of the show.
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