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Plot:
Jane Vasco is a DEA agent recruited by a covert government agency that hunts genetically enhanced individuals. She discovers that she can heal rapidly from any injury and begins to investigate the source of her powers.
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 24)

Kristanna Loken ... Jane Vasco (22 episodes, 2007)

Noah Danby ... Connor King (22 episodes, 2007)

Stephen Lobo ... Seth Carpenter (22 episodes, 2007)

Sean O. Roberts ... Riley Jensen (22 episodes, 2007)

Rob Stewart ... Andre McBride (22 episodes, 2007)
Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Joe Waterman (14 episodes, 2007)

Alaina Huffman ... Maureen Bowers (12 episodes, 2007)

Melanie Papalia ... Amanda Worth (11 episodes, 2007)

John Reardon ... Brian (9 episodes, 2007)
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Series Directed by
Matthew Hastings (6 episodes, 2007)
Michael Robison (5 episodes, 2007)
Farhad Mann (3 episodes, 2007)
Peter DeLuise (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Writing credits
Jimmy Palmiotti (22 episodes, 2007)
Joe Quesada (22 episodes, 2007)
Lawrence Hertzog (5 episodes, 2007)
Charles Heit (3 episodes, 2007)
Gillian Horvath (3 episodes, 2007)
Lisa Klink (3 episodes, 2007)
Gil Grant (2 episodes, 2007)
Charles Holland (2 episodes, 2007)

Series Produced by
Rola Bauer .... co-producer (22 episodes, 2007)
Richard Bullock .... producer (22 episodes, 2007)
Gil Grant .... executive producer (22 episodes, 2007)
Matthew Hastings .... consulting producer (22 episodes, 2007)
Lawrence Hertzog .... associate producer (22 episodes, 2007)
Kristanna Loken .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 2007)
Kirk Shaw .... executive producer / producer (22 episodes, 2007)
Stacey Shaw .... associate producer (22 episodes, 2007)
Rob Word .... executive producer (22 episodes, 2007)
Larry Sugar .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2007)

Jason Netter .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
John Sereda (22 episodes, 2007)
Mike Thomas (4 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mahlon Todd Williams (22 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jamie Alain (10 episodes, 2007)
Trevor Mirosh (9 episodes, 2007)
Luis Lam (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Casting by
Laura Toplass (22 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Production Design by
Paul McCulloch (18 episodes, 2007)
James Hazell (4 episodes, 2007)
Piroska Szabady (4 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Direction by
Rudi Grant (10 episodes, 2007)
Erin Sinclair (8 episodes, 2007)
Titusz Pazmany (4 episodes, 2007)
Zoltán Sárdi (4 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Monika Choynowski (18 episodes, 2007)
Tamás Tamási (4 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ken Shapkin (18 episodes, 2007)
Kemenesi Tünde (4 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Makeup Department
Terry Hanson .... key hairstylist (18 episodes, 2007)
Jennifer Powell-Folk .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 2007)
Cara Doell .... hair stylist (12 episodes, 2007)
Krista Seller .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2007)
Alex Szalamonidesz .... key hairstylist (4 episodes, 2007)
Éva Kozma .... key makeup artist (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Production Management
Andrea Kaufman .... production executive: Starz Productions (22 episodes, 2007)
Abraham Fraser .... production manager (21 episodes, 2007)
Todd Giroux .... technical post supervisor (20 episodes, 2007)
Sean Bowers .... post-production supervisor / post-production manager (17 episodes, 2007)
Bryan Heidinger .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2007)
Balázs Harmati .... unit manager: Hungary (4 episodes, 2007)
Andrea Kozma .... production manager: Hungary (4 episodes, 2007)
István Major .... head of production (4 episodes, 2007)
Timea Styt .... unit manager / unit manager: Hungary (2 episodes, 2007)

Richard Bullock .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Blair Smith .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 2007)
Michael Collins .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 2007)
Vince Coates .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2007)
Sam Harris .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2007)
Carl Mason .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2007)
Leanna Inokoshi .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2007)
Zoltan Moll .... second second assistant director (4 episodes, 2007)
Attila Kenyeres .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2007)
Patrick Weir .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2007)
Csilla György .... first assistant director: Hungary (2 episodes, 2007)
Eszter Kerekes .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2007)
Judit Soltész .... first assistant director: Hungary (2 episodes, 2007)
Réka Szabó .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
Robert Barton .... set dresser (22 episodes, 2007)
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person (22 episodes, 2007)
Ric Walkington .... property master (19 episodes, 2007)
Rowena O'Connor .... props (18 episodes, 2007)
Laura Schneider .... art department coordinator / graphic designer (18 episodes, 2007)
Jesse Joslin .... construction coordinator (17 episodes, 2007)
Beth Snelgrove .... paint coordinator (15 episodes, 2007)
Christopher A.R. Lowe .... on-set dresser (11 episodes, 2007)
Béla Blazsej .... props (4 episodes, 2007)
Zoltán Hardy .... property master (4 episodes, 2007)
Antal Laki .... construction manager (4 episodes, 2007)
Robin McGillivray .... paint coordinator (4 episodes, 2007)
Samantha Schell .... property buyer / props buyer (4 episodes, 2007)
Randy Taylor .... construction coordinator (4 episodes, 2007)
Vern Giammartino .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Sound Department
Mark Hensley .... sound supervisor / sound re-recording mixer (22 episodes, 2007)
Ian Mackie .... foley artist (22 episodes, 2007)
Bill Westwell .... sound editor (22 episodes, 2007)
John Taylor .... sound supervisor (21 episodes, 2007)
Mark Schroeder .... sound mixer (18 episodes, 2007)
Craig George .... sound assistant (15 episodes, 2007)
Don Painchaud .... adr recordist (8 episodes, 2007)
Stephen Cheung .... adr recordist (7 episodes, 2007)
Jakob Thiesen .... adr recordist (7 episodes, 2007)
Ethan Beigel .... adr mixer (5 episodes, 2007)
János Köporosy .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 2007)
Dorian Pareis .... backgrounds editor / assistant sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2007)
Don Mann .... sound editor (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Special Effects by
Robert Paller .... special effects coordinator (18 episodes, 2007)
Don Besse .... special effects assistant (16 episodes, 2007)
Péter Szilágyi .... SPFX coordinator (4 episodes, 2007)
Gyula Krasnyánszky .... pyro coordinator (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Sheila Giroux .... visual effects coordinator (22 episodes, 2007)
Adam Stern .... effects supervisor / effects supervisor: Artifex Studios (22 episodes, 2007)
Kenton Rannie .... digital compositor (21 episodes, 2007)
Milton Muller .... digital compositor / digital effects artist (19 episodes, 2007)
Chris Abbas .... digital compositor (18 episodes, 2007)
Rachelle Paquin .... digital compositor (17 episodes, 2007)
Keegan Douglas .... lead compositor (16 episodes, 2007)
Roula Lainas .... visual effects producer (16 episodes, 2007)
Kevin Struckman .... on-set visual effects supervisor (9 episodes, 2007)
Zeljko Barcan .... digital effects artist / visual effects / ... (8 episodes, 2007)
Elaine Fung .... digital effects artist (5 episodes, 2007)
Sean Gilhooly .... visual effects coordinator (5 episodes, 2007)
Anuj Patil .... senior compositor (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Stunts
Henriett Andrejszky .... stunts (22 episodes, 2007)
Sandor Bertalan .... stunt rigger / stunts (22 episodes, 2007)
Randy Lee .... stunt coordinator (18 episodes, 2007)
László Imre .... stunt coordinator / co-stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2007)
Péter Katona .... stunts (3 episodes, 2007)
István Koleszár .... stunts / stunt rigger (3 episodes, 2007)
David Soo .... fight choreographer (3 episodes, 2007)
Curt Bonn .... stunt rigging coordinator (2 episodes, 2007)
Jason Calder .... rappelling stunt / stunt actor (2 episodes, 2007)
Roland Kollárszky .... stunts (2 episodes, 2007)
Hugo Steele .... stunt double: Nathaniel Deveaux / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Cristobal .... grip (22 episodes, 2007)
Tony Durke .... electrician (22 episodes, 2007)
Dale H. Jahraus .... camera operator: "a" camera (22 episodes, 2007)
Robin Smith .... first assistant camera (22 episodes, 2007)
Blaine Ackerly .... gaffer (19 episodes, 2007)
John Brown .... rigging best boy electric (18 episodes, 2007)
Scott Wallace .... video playback operator (17 episodes, 2007)
Randy Swanson .... key grip (15 episodes, 2007)
Bob Findlay .... camera operator: "b" camera / camera operator: "c" camera (14 episodes, 2007)
Daniel Volonino .... second assistant camera (12 episodes, 2007)
Marc Nolet .... grip (9 episodes, 2007)
Katie Matheson .... second assistant camera (8 episodes, 2007)
Doug Schwartz .... camera operator: "b" camera (6 episodes, 2007)
Riley Pearcy .... best boy electrician / best boy electric (5 episodes, 2007)
Carole Segal .... still photographer (5 episodes, 2007)
Richard Walden .... camera operator: "c" camera (5 episodes, 2007)
Michael Wallbank .... grip (5 episodes, 2007)
Casey Bramall .... camera trainee (4 episodes, 2007)
Márton Gothár .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2007)
András Khin .... camera operator: "b" camera (4 episodes, 2007)
Jeff Smith .... key grip (4 episodes, 2007)
Rudolf Takács .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2007)
Jason Tidsbury .... light balloon technician (4 episodes, 2007)
József Trombitás .... key grip (4 episodes, 2007)
Attila Tumbász .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2007)
István Árvai .... hd assistant camera (4 episodes, 2007)
Norbert Kroó .... generator operator: base camp (3 episodes, 2007)
Bálint Seress .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 2007)
Greg Corp .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2007)
Eike Schroter .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Casting Department
Fern Champion .... casting: Los Angeles (22 episodes, 2007)
Candice Elzinga .... original casting (22 episodes, 2007)
Edward D. Rea .... casting assistant (22 episodes, 2007)
Paul Ruddy .... casting: Los Angeles (22 episodes, 2007)
Martina Smyth .... casting associate (22 episodes, 2007)
Dylan Staniforth .... extras casting wrangler (22 episodes, 2007)
Márta Liener .... extras casting (4 episodes, 2007)
Leo Pintér .... casting director: Hungary (3 episodes, 2007)
János György .... casting (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mónika Erdõsi .... dresser (22 episodes, 2007)
Eilidh McAllister .... wardrobe supervisor (22 episodes, 2007)
Taryn Thumath .... costume supervisor (18 episodes, 2007)
Dawn Grey .... assistant costume designer (8 episodes, 2007)
Kata Horvath .... dresser (4 episodes, 2007)
Brigitta Katona .... key costumer (4 episodes, 2007)
Sara Rakhshandeh .... costumer: extras / extras costumer (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Editorial Department
Kara Eide .... post-production coordinator (22 episodes, 2007)
Jason Koroluk .... on-line editor / on-line assistant editor (22 episodes, 2007)
Ismael Ribeiro .... technical supervisor (22 episodes, 2007)
Randy Rudland .... assistant editor (22 episodes, 2007)
Darryl Whetung .... assistant editor / second assistant editor (19 episodes, 2007)
Sabrina Pitre .... first assistant editor (11 episodes, 2007)
Jacqueline Hinds .... colorist / on-line editor (8 episodes, 2007)
Sevé Schelenz .... colorist (7 episodes, 2007)
Jesse Lyon .... second assistant editor (4 episodes, 2007)
Lorne Wright .... colorist (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Music Department
Matthew Safran .... music supervisor (21 episodes, 2007)
Matthew Hastings .... composer: theme (15 episodes, 2007)
David Wurst .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Transportation Department
Henry Chu .... driver: cast (22 episodes, 2007)
Rick MacKay .... unit driver (22 episodes, 2007)
Alexander Mandra .... picture car wrangler (22 episodes, 2007)
Darryl Martin .... transportation co-captain (22 episodes, 2007)
Peggy Paton .... unit driver (22 episodes, 2007)
Peter Road .... unit driver (22 episodes, 2007)
Lorraine Stomperud .... driver: cast (22 episodes, 2007)
Ben Liljedahl .... transportation captain (21 episodes, 2007)
Fraser Sutherland .... transportation coordinator (18 episodes, 2007)
György Papp .... transportation coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Other crew
Carole Appleby .... publicist (22 episodes, 2007)
Stephanie Brown .... production assistant (22 episodes, 2007)
Doran Chandler .... legal services: Roberts & Stahl (22 episodes, 2007)
Oliver De Caigny .... business affairs (22 episodes, 2007)
Kerry Glover .... production assistant: writers (22 episodes, 2007)
Mike Goldberg .... script coordinator (22 episodes, 2007)
David W. Hamilton .... insurance broker (22 episodes, 2007)
Gillian Horvath .... creative consultant (22 episodes, 2007)
Krista Johnston .... clearances / rights and clearances / ... (22 episodes, 2007)
Arminder Randhawa .... business affairs (22 episodes, 2007)
Michael Schaus .... business affairs (22 episodes, 2007)
Charles Heit .... story editor (21 episodes, 2007)
Jimmy Palmiotti .... story editor (20 episodes, 2007)
Sarah Tarry .... legal services: Roberts & Stahl (19 episodes, 2007)
Linda Strathdee .... script supervisor (18 episodes, 2007)
Shawn Swanky .... trainee assistant location manager (18 episodes, 2007)
Kerri Boyce .... production accountant (17 episodes, 2007)
Les Ford .... computer playback designer (16 episodes, 2007)
Winona Sim .... playback coordinator (16 episodes, 2007)
Stuart Blackie .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2007)
Philippe Filiatreault .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2007)
Kelly Fry .... first aide craft service (13 episodes, 2007)
Dave Edmondson .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2007)
Michael Lien .... assistant production coordinator (12 episodes, 2007)
Fawn McDonald .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 2007)
Jedrzej Kowalski .... locations manager / location manager (9 episodes, 2007)
Lucy MacLeod .... production coordinator (9 episodes, 2007)
Halmágyi Bálint .... location manager (6 episodes, 2007)
Dan Carr .... locations manager (6 episodes, 2007)
Bonnie Judd .... animal coordinator - head trainer (5 episodes, 2007)
Ryan Judd .... animal trainer (5 episodes, 2007)
Korey Petrie .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2007)
Judith Csernai .... production company: Hungary (4 episodes, 2007)
Antal Déberling .... locations manager: Hungary (4 episodes, 2007)
Ken Friss .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2007)
Sandra Gould .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2007)
István Major .... head of production (4 episodes, 2007)
Pálma Melis .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2007)
Judit Romwalter .... production company: Hungary (4 episodes, 2007)
Norbert Vilonya .... production assistant: Hungary / set production assistant (4 episodes, 2007)
Shoana Harrower .... first aide craft service / first aid craft service (3 episodes, 2007)
Sheenah Main .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)
Aaron James .... first aide craft service (2 episodes, 2007)
John Mio .... locations manager (2 episodes, 2007)
Collin Wayne Robertson .... first aide craft service (2 episodes, 2007)
Rachel Robinson .... assistant: producer (2 episodes, 2007)

Robert Galletti .... production counsel (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
David W. Hamilton .... the producers would like to thank (6 episodes, 2007)
 

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59 out of 97 people found the following review useful.
If any promise was made by "Eureka" to trend the Sci-Fi Channel out of its non-stop output of trash, "Painkiller Jane" reverses that with a vengeance, 30 June 2007
Author: liquidcelluloid-1 from www.liquidcelluloid.blog.com

Network: Sci-Fi; Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi; Content Rating: TV-PG (violence, language); Perspective: Contemporary (star range: 1-4);

Season Reviewed: season 1

Of all the show's I've watched this year so far, few are quite as punishing as "Painkiller Jane". To call it a "mess" or "sloppy" would not begin to do it justice.

Jane Vasko (Kristanna Loken) is an agent for a secret crime fighting agency that hunts "Neuros" – defined by Jane in the opening as "people who can do strange things with their mind". A Neuro is basically a catch-all that allows the show to do anything it wants. The show trots in villains who can see the future, can start fires, are banshees, machine controlling killers and, hell, maybe even ghosts. There are no set rules or consistent behavior to the Neuros, or if there are the show plays pretty fast and loose with them. The Sci-fi Channel should know one thing, if anything about their base: that sci-fi fans love keeping up with the rules of a new world.

Led by this complete lack of focus with the Neuros, the show slips and slides all over the road trying to plug itself into every genre and sci-fi story it can think of - possibly in the name of versatility, possibly because it has no personality of it's own. When a show can pull this off successfully you've got some wildly inventive TV heaven, but when it can't you've got a mess. A show without a backbone or its own original voice.

The superhero catch: Jane has an ability herself. She can heal, quickly, from anything. Even a fatal fall or a hit from a train. The show doesn't have the budget that, say, NBC's "Heroes" does (which includes a character with the exact same power) to allow us to really see Jane's bone-crunching skills in action. So most of the "stunts" are pieced together from a series of confusing shots leaving the viewer to decipher what the hell just happened and squashing any potential thrill or intensity from the show. The fundamental flaw with "Jane" is that while this may be based on a comic book of the same name, from Wolverine to Clair Bennett we've seen this ability ad nauseum and it is a hard thing to get excited about anymore.

On top of it all, Loken plays Jane as deadpan and emotionally cold as her cyborg villain in "Terminator 3". The woman either cannot act at all or somebody forgot to tell her than Jane should have emotions. But Loken is a gorgeous woman playing to a sci-fi crowd and the show makes the mistake of treating her like one of the boys. Knowing how silly it was and who it was playing to "Dark Angel" had the foresight to put Jessica Alba in skimpy clothes and have her go into heat every time sweeps rolled around. "Jane" has our main character covered up, trapped in a boring love life and musing over narration about how you never really know somebody… or something equally basic. It is as if the show is on a mission to keep her as sexless and dull as possible on every level. Will she get together with the bald emotionally distant jerk on the team? Even that might help. Come on, let's give the internet something to talk about.

If it didn't look like garbage or was written with one inane, confounding line following another, everything in "Jane" from the characters to the show's world is half (or never) explored or explained. For to do that might require the show to think something out or express itself in a voice that is something other than cheap, manufactured, assembly line stories. Could Jane be a Neuro herself? If not that would be quite a coincidence. I'm sure answers will come, but I for one, won't be sticking around any more to get them.

If any promise was made by "Eureka" to trend the Sci-Fi Channel out of its non-stop output of trash, "Painkiller Jane" reverses that with a vengeance.

½ / 4

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