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 Jim Ellison (65 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Blair Sandburg (65 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Simon Banks (65 episodes, 1996-1999)
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After spending years in the Peruvian jungle during his tour in Army Special Forces, Cascade PD Detective James Ellison developed hyperactive senses, which came back to him five years after his return to the US. He can see people in darkened windows at night from two hundred yards, hear the music playing on the radio of the car he's chasing after he's lost sight of it, and can distinguish between wood and plastic after both have been in a three thousand degree fire. Blair Sandburg, a local anthropology student, tells Ellison that he is a "Sentinel," who in ancient tribes would protect the village and seek out game using such hyperactive senses. Sandburg becomes Ellison's back-watcher and teacher of how to use his new powers as Ellison brings a whole new edge to the war on crime in Cascade, Washington. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Garett Maggart was cast as Blair before Jim's role was assigned. He screen tested with a few of the Jims in the running but once Richard Burgi came on the scene it was pretty much decided. They had instant chemistry. See more »

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Multiple mistakes in police protocol. See more »

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Blair Sandburg: You're a detective with hyperactive senses. You're a monster, man. A human crime lab with organic sensory equipment. What more do you want?
Jim Ellison: Control.
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Followed by The Sentinel: The Switchman (1996) See more »

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One of the best shows I've seen
21 April 2003 | by (Aldinga Beach Australia) – See all my reviews

The Sentinel was one of the best shows I've seen. It managed to tie in credible cop plots with a bit of sci-fi and make it enjoyable. Richard Burgi and Garett Maggart made a great team and it was so nice to see Aussie actress Anna Galvin as Megan with Aussie accent and colloquialisms instead of the usual fake "cockney" types American shows give us a being typically Australian. Nice job Anna. Now if we can could just get them to remake it.


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