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Sydney Fox is a professor but primarily a globe-trotting "relic hunter," looking for ancient artifacts to return to museums and/or the ancestors of the original owner. She's aided by her linguistic assistant Nigel, and occasionally by her somewhat air-headed secretary Claudia. She often ends up battling rival hunters seeking out artifacts for the money. Written by
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You're a sweet little thing, aren'tcha?
That's no way to talk to a lady.
I was talking to you.
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The series is made by a Canadian company, and has a different look and
feel from its Hollywood adventure / action counterparts.
The series may have been inspired by Eidos' "Tomb Raider" game that was
popular around the time this series was made.
Professor Sydney Fox works for the archeology department at Trinity
College - a fictitious school in "north east" area of Americas (which
can be either in Canada, or the US). She spends most of her time relic
hunting that takes her to many exotic locations around the world. She's
an expert in ancient cultures, and martial arts. She's accompanied by
her assistant Nigel Baley who's intelligent, but aren't nearly as tough
as she is. In most episodes she goes into a somewhat scary situation
where she and Nigel has to fend for their lives using their charm,
intelligence, and martial arts skills. The episodes are much more story
driven compared to American made TV series of this type. Ethnic mixture
of part Hawaiian Tia Cerrerie, British Christien Anholt, and Canadian
Lindy Booth (Tanja Reichert in the third season) is also unique in TV
What's stellar about this series is it's production. The producers of
this series knew what they were doing. The characters, the stories, and
the location are all superbly in good taste that holds up to repeat
viewing. One very honorable mention goes to the series'
cinematographer. You can freeze frame any part of the episode, and they
all look like a perfectly framed, and exposed Kodachrome shot. No
messed up computer graphics, or effects to kill the atmosphere of the
story, and this in my opinion is one of the attraction of this series.
Stories are great, acting is great, so no wonder there's still a fan
base to this series that's requesting more episodes to be made. If they
are going to make another series, I'd like to request the original team
that made these episodes come back, because the look and feel of the
series was superb.
This is one of the best television series, and deserves further
development in the future.
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