The Sentinel (1996–1999)

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 Detective James Ellison / ... (62 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Blair Sandburg (62 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Capt. Simon Banks / ... (61 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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In the jungles of Peru, the fight for survival heightened his senses. Now, Detective Jim Ellison is a sentinel in the fight for justice. See more »


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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 »

Goofs

Multiple mistakes in police protocol. See more »

Quotes

Jim Ellison: Incacha, help me!
Incacha: Why do you call me?
Jim Ellison: Am I losing my mind?
Incacha: Do not be afraid to walk through your dreams. You must allow your spirit to speak.
Jim Ellison: But all I see is death in my dreams.
Incacha: If there is darkness, then you must face it. Darkness will flee from the light but the light must shine from within. I can not bring it to you. What do you see? What do you fear?
Jim Ellison: This is not me!
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Followed by The Sentinel: The Switchman (1996) See more »

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A show that dealt with people's senses
29 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this show and taped it, I enjoyed it because it dealt with a subject that some people don't believe can actually happen. THe things that Jim, Blair and Simon did in dealing with crime and life were really great. And I was so angry when they took it off the air. If the people in this world who have these senses actually worked with our police force and FBI can you imagine the crimes that would be solved, and the children and people who have been abducted would still maybe be alive. But because Law enforcement and FBI don't understand it, they don't believe it. I loved that show. It would be great if it would come back with all the originals-. It is like people who are blind, their senses are incredible do to the fact that they see with their senses.


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