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Highlander (1992–1998)

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Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Duncan 'Mac / ... (119 episodes, 1992-1998)
 Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan / ... (104 episodes, 1992-1998)
 Joe Dawson (88 episodes, 1993-1998)


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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Release Date:

6 October 1992 (USA)  »

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(119 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actor Alastair Duncan was considered for the lead role in the series. He later made a guest appearance as immortal Terence Coventry. Gary Daniels, James Horan, Alexis Denisof and Geraint Wyn Davies. were in the running for the role of Conner Macleod (back when the character was going to be the main lead in the series. See more »


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 »


Richie Ryan: Come on, do it. Come on, come on, go ahead, do it. When the Quickening knocks you on your skinny little ass, MacLeod's gonna be right there to help you up. I die, you go right behind me.
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I love the concept...
29 June 2002 | by (north carolina) – See all my reviews

Ever feel that good things go to those who don't deserve them? If only someone who could do it justice had gotten hold of Gregory Widen's brilliant idea. But no. So I just pretend that the ending of the original movie and all the other movies never happened, as well as all the stupidity of the last season of the series. (who ever heard of the hero only appearing in about 3 episodes of the final season?) I just wish the show had taken itself a little more seriously. Here was a grand opportunity to bring some genuine high concept to TV and the series did that in many respects. However, it was made in the 90's and the bits which seem out of place now were, I suppose, the best they could do. Still, the series was the first of a wonderful kind of modern fantasy TV genre, which has been followed by the Crow: Stairway to Heaven, and now Witchblade. (If only the writers of Witchblade had written the series! Not to mention if the series would've had those kind of effects.) I just pick and choose what fits with my personal vision of highlander. Watch it yourself and make up your own mind- it is definately worth it.

Final Words: Quit making the idiotic movie sequels. Give Methos his own show and set it entirely in the past.

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