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Release Date:
7 January 1995 (USA) See more »
The year is 2045 and "tek," a highly addictive computer-based reality drug takes the users of the drug into a fantasy world... See more »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 14)

Greg Evigan ... Jake Cardigan (18 episodes, 1994-1996)

William Shatner ... Walter H. Bascom (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Natalie Radford ... Nika (18 episodes, 1994-1996)

Maria del Mar ... Lt. Sam Houston / ... (13 episodes, 1995-1996)

Maurice Dean Wint ... Lieutenant Winger (9 episodes, 1994-1996)

Eugene Clark ... Sid Gomez (8 episodes, 1994-1995)

Series Directed by
Allan Kroeker (6 episodes, 1994-1995)
Bruce Pittman (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
William Shatner (2 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ken Girotti (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Writing credits
William Shatner (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Robin Bernheim (4 episodes, 1994-1996)
David Carren (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
J. Larry Carroll (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Hans Beimler (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Richard Manning (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
James Kahn (3 episodes, 1995)
Marc Scott Zicree (2 episodes, 1995-1996)

Ron Goulart (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Hans Beimler .... co-executive producer / producer (unknown episodes)
John Calvert .... producer (unknown episodes)
Richard Manning .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Seaton McLean .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Jamie Paul Rock .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Stephen Roloff .... producer (unknown episodes)
William Shatner .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Peter Sussman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Fred Mollin (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Series Cinematography by
Michael McMurray (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Dave Goard (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Casting by
Deirdre Bowen (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Stephen Roloff (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Adam Kolodziej (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Marlene Puritt (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Sherry McMorran (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Ava Stone .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Cheree Van Dyk .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1995)

Katarina Chovanec .... hair designer (unknown episodes)
Sean Sansom .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Sherri Saito .... production manager (1 episode, 1995)

Steve D'Onofrio .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Peter Lower .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Reynolds .... first assistant director (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ross Clyde .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kayla Popp .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Art Department
Frauke Illing .... buyer / head props (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Mandi Gerland .... art department trainee (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jim Veale .... carpenter / head carpenter (8 episodes, 1995-1996)

Paul D. Austerberry .... first assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Rob Ballantyne .... first assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Kirk Cheney .... construction manager (unknown episodes)
Imre de Jonge .... property assistant (unknown episodes)
Paula Deresti .... lead set dresser (unknown episodes)
Otto Fondan .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
David Maltese .... lead set dresser (unknown episodes)
Darren Marsman .... lead props (unknown episodes)
Andrew W. Stewart .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Frank Morrone .... sound re-recording mixer (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Matthew Stark .... boom operator (17 episodes, 1994-1996)
Terry Burke .... foley artist (5 episodes, 1994-1996)
Bill McMillan .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 1995)

David Evans .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
David Findlay .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
John Douglas Smith .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
François Dagenais .... prosthetics (unknown episodes)
Tim Good .... special effects foreman (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Billy D. Choi .... computer artist (unknown episodes)
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Tom Turnbull .... effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
John Stead .... stunt double (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Marco Bianco .... stunt coordinator (15 episodes, 1994-1996)
Mic Jones .... stunts / stunt rigger (3 episodes, 1994-1996)

Matt Birman .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Randy Butcher .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Brian Jagersky .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Steve Lucescu .... stunt rigger / utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Krisztina M. Neglia .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Branko Racki .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Robert Racki .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Cudah Andarawewa .... second assistant camera (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
François Balcaen .... best boy grip (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Andrew Potter .... first assistant camera (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Tim Sauder .... key grip (18 episodes, 1994-1996)

Alwyn Kumst .... camera operator: second unit (unknown episodes)
Gordon Langevin .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
C. Michael Easton .... animator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting (1 episode, 1995)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Victoria Dobson .... assistant costume designer (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Anne Peiponen .... wardrobe assistant (12 episodes, 1995-1996)

Patricia Hanley Cumming .... wardrobe mistress (unknown episodes)
Alexia Klysh .... wardrobe workshop supervisor (unknown episodes)
Monica Wier .... wardrobe mistress (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Brian Lovery .... colorist (1 episode, 1995)

Paul Deakin .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
John Harcourt .... director of post-production (unknown episodes)
Lynda McKenzie .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Howard Porter .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Gordon Yang .... location manager (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Music Department
Brian Nevin .... music recordist (18 episodes, 1994-1996)

Yuri Gorbachow .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Jeff Wolpert .... scoring mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Frank Mizzi .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 1995-1996)

Dave Perich .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Steve Holt .... on-set medic (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Jodie Lewis .... production assistant (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Caroline Murphy .... vice president of finance (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Elaine Scott .... business affairs (18 episodes, 1994-1996)
Toby Sax .... assistant accountant (17 episodes, 1994-1996)
Anne Marie Cormier .... production accountant / key accountant (14 episodes, 1995-1996)
Karen Sharp .... assistant accountant (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Debra Wagner .... assistant accountant (8 episodes, 1994-1995)
Marcy Kierech .... script coordinator (2 episodes, 1995)

John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer (unknown episodes)
Robin Bernheim .... supervising creative consultant (unknown episodes)
David Carren .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
J. Larry Carroll .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Patricia Hanley Cumming .... co-supervisor (unknown episodes)
Mark Finkelstein .... production controller (unknown episodes)
Randi Kirshenbaum .... business affairs (unknown episodes)
Mike Mistovich .... assistant script coordinator / assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
JoAnne Rivers .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Daniela Saioni .... continuity supervisor / script supervisor (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"TekWar: The Series" - USA (promotional title)
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60 min (18 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Good Show, bad channel to show it on., 27 August 2011
Author: HyperPup from United States

I would have given it more stars but for the simple fact that some scrimping had to be done in order to create the world of 2045. The continuity wasn't always consistent. However the series taken from the four Universal Action Pack movies that aired in syndication months before the series debut was one of the most futuristic and visionary cyberpunk stories to air on television in the early/mid-nineties when VR and Cyberspace was beginning to become common buzzwords in the lexicon of the 90's. Granted the future was very stylish, not the beat-up grungy used and recycled vision of cyberpunk that visionaries like William Gibson and Bruce Sterling gave us in their novels. Here the tech was high tech looking with colorful polished surfaces, metallic sheen and a slightly computer generated look to it's design. I like to call it Ikea-Tech as it has a subtle euro-Nordic influence to it's design sensibilities. This doesn't detract from the viewing experience, just makes this cyberpunk future a bit more heavy on the futuristic comfort rather than the "beat it to fit and paint it to match" aesthetic of wrote cyberpunk. But again, that is a minor aside, what counts is the stories and the acting and Evigan and cast deliver good solid dialog with only a few winces (Rez-off) and cool cyber-noir story lines that would make effective reading if not filmed. In this stylish future the world is plagued by the drug TEK. The drug is a futuristic VR hallucinogen that when active allows the user to experience whatever illusion he or she desires along with enhancing the users neurochemical processes. That is why it is deadly, as these TEK experiences can not just be addictive but eventually cause neurological deficits, nerve damage, brain damage and eventually death. Jake Cardigan a former police officer starts the series being revived from a 15 year cryoprison sentence early to find his world turned upside down. His wife has divorced him and taken another lover, his son is ensconced away in a private school in Europe and he has no job and a bad reputation as a TEK junkie and a cop killer the last of which is what got him thrown in CryoPrison. Walter Bascom, head of Cosmos security got Jake out for the express purpose of giving a wrongly accused man a second chance to redeem himself as a crusader against TEK. The series follows his adventures with his trusty sidekick Sid Gomez as they take down TEKLords that have murderous VR duplicates, TEK family syndicates, Hackers in search of TEK secrets, Android part thieves and even saving the life of a scientist who has figured how to stop TEK from affecting the brain, thus making it non addictive and harmless and making him a target for some very powerful TEK distributors. Along the way, Jake and his equip(Nika, Sid, Sam) make serious in-roads into stopping TEK and freeing the world from the nightmare of addiction and murder that follow in it's wake. Sadly the series never completed a first season, and was not renewed for following seasons like many a scifi series. The series was rerun on SciFi Channel which is probably where it belonged in the first place. Universal who I think had just bought USA Networks (owner of SciFi Channel)decided to showcase the series on a cable channel in prime-time instead of prime-time syndication like most of their Action Pack series. Had it been run that way, there could have been a wider viewing base with better ratings as a result and the series might have had the numbers that showed it was a worthwhile investment to keep filming. Granted USA was gaining in popularity as a Prime-Time network to rival the syndies and non-cable nets but this was still early and uncharted territory. Still, we got something and with remakes becoming popular these days, a chance that this could be remade with even more lavish FX is possible. I am sure the writers of this series could find a bit more to write about Jake Cardigan and his fight against TEK.

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