Sanctuary (2008– )

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Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands.

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 Dr. Helen Magnus (59 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Dr. Will Zimmerman / ... (59 episodes, 2008-2011)
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 Henry Foss (59 episodes, 2008-2011)
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Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, cloning; The very meaning of the word "humanity" changes daily in the modern world. But there is a darker side to the evolution of mankind, a truth only a few brave souls are willing to face: There are monsters loose in the world. And they are the key to the future of our race. Written by SpArkY

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There are monsters loose in the world. And they are the key to the future of our race.

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It takes 5 hours in the prosthetics make-up chair by an actor to evolve into one of the creatures in Sanctuary. See more »

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Original idea, a few minor mistakes, but definitely a show worth watching.
28 November 2009 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

It seems Canadian TV shows are at it's golden age, to be honest only reason i decided to check Sanctuary out is because of Amanda Tapping. Being a big fan of Stargate SG-1 (also Canadian by the way) starring Tapping as one of the main cast, I heard of this show through a Stargate convention and figured it would be worth watching, and having just finished the pilot movie I think it is.

I liked the main concept, kinda like a mixture of the X-Files and Buffy/Angel. The characters are great, in addition to Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus I found Robin Dunne as Dr. Will Zimmerman very intriguing. Not sure exactly what's so special about the character, but if you watch the show I think you'll agree with me. Ryan Robbins as Henry Foss was not bad, but noting special. I liked Christopher Heyerdahl as Bigfoot seems he like monster roles since he was Todd the Wraith in Stargate Atlantis. Emilie Ullerup as Ashley Magnus I sadly must admit felt a little Hollywood stereotype as the rebellious young female who never obeys rules and hangs out with an arms dealer or something. But hopefully she'll impress more in the following episodes.

The special affects were great, almost to great. I mean the "monsters" or ab-normals as they call them looked great, but when I noticed that almost every set in the episode was a green screen, I felt they kinda pushed it a bit to far. To be honest most of the episode felt like a video, they should have used their budget on more sets. Also it gave the episode a slightly slow pace which were a little annoying, hard to explain but you'll know what I mean when you see the episode.

So to sum it up; great idea for a promising TV show. Characters are mostly very original, acting is just great, special affects are impressive but slightly overused. I will definitely continue to watch this show, and I think it has great potential. honestly when you watch this you will be very interested to see how the story continues and what that will happen to the main character, especially Dr. Will Zimmerman. I give the pilot episode a 8/10.


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