Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals.
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 Duncan MacLeod / ... (119 episodes, 1992-1998)
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 Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan (104 episodes, 1992-1998)
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 Joe Dawson (88 episodes, 1993-1998)
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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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The character of Marcus Constantine played by James Faulkner was intended as a possible replacement for Darius who would have acted as an elder statesman/mentor to Duncan. The producers decided to use Methos in this capacity and Constantine never reappeared. Also the character of Cederwiyn played be Kim Johnston Ulrich was also considered as a replacement before Methos. See more »

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Episode 1.20, "Avenging Angel", features a swordfight between immortals that appears to be on holy ground; however the site is actually a museum displaying religious artifacts from the crusades. The confusion arises because footage from this fight is seen in the opening credits of later episodes as the narrator speaks of holy ground. See more »

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Followed by Highlander: The Adventure Begins (1994) See more »

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THE TIME OF THE "QUICKENING" IS HERE...........
30 June 1999 | by (NEW JERSEY, USA) – See all my reviews

This series is a seamless excerpt from the time line of the Highlander movies. A science fiction fantasy deluxe, the tale of Duncan McLeod, of the klan McLeod, becomes a realistic, believable, secret world hidden within our own. The only "real" sadness is Duncan's eternal loneliness due to the eventual deaths of all he allows near. Mortals are so fragile and, as for immortals, "There can be only one!"

Very easy to get caught up in, my children and I each carried katanas (plastic sword replicas) for many months during the original run of the series. Duplicating sword "riffs" and "taking" heads made for many hours of "immortal" fun.

Try to catch "HIGHLANDER" from the beginning episode and follow Duncan through the centuries of his life (in present day and flashback sequences). He adapts to all "times" and we get to learn perspective on present day and (supposedly) historical events immortals have influenced or shaped.

Too bad it's gone, but you can only save the world so many times before it gets old. There are re-runs though......


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