Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals.
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Complete series cast summary:
Adrian Paul ...  Duncan MacLeod 119 episodes, 1992-1998
Stan Kirsch ...  Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan 107 episodes, 1992-1998
Jim Byrnes ...  Joe Dawson 97 episodes, 1993-1998
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Taken from the film, Highlander, Duncan MacLeod, clansman of Connor in the film also finds he is being stalked by not only other immortals trying to kill him before the time of the gathering, but also a secret society of mortals who call themselves 'The Watchers' and also seem intent on killing him but "The Watchers" observe and record and never interfere. Duncan and the other immortals can only be killed by decapitation and often live for centuries. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The character of Marcus Constantine played by James Faulkner was intended as a possible replacement for Darius who would have acted as an elder statesman/mentor to Duncan. The producers decided to use Methos in this capacity and Constantine never reappeared. The character of Cederwiyn, played be Kim Johnston Ulrich, was also considered as a replacement before Methos. See more »

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The immortals would be criminally charged for killing each other . See more »

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Amanda: MacLeod, why don't you believe me?
Duncan MacLeod: Experience.
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The European-broadcast versions of all episodes were 4 minutes longer than the original US airings (rebroadcasts on USA network have further cuts). See more »

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Spun-off from Highlander (1986) See more »

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Princes of the Universe
Performed by Queen
Written by Freddie Mercury
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Thoughtful, and very hot
29 October 2001 | by Venus-25See all my reviews

Far superior to the films, for every reason: Better venue for developing the mythos and the characters, better opportunity to explore the nature and implications of immortality, and a far superior leading man for all the reasons we choose them. Adrian Paul (who inspires whole libraries of romance novels) looks magnificent and convincing in any time period and has ALL the right moves. He's also a vastly superior actor to Christopher Lambert. It is easy to see why the producers regretted not having made Duncan MacLeod immortal in an earlier time period; not only would there have been more history to explore and a richer background for Duncan, but it would have provided more visual riches for the audience.

The series jumped the shark after season 5, which I think had some of its best episodes: "Comes a Horseman", "Revelation 6:8", "Duende", "Dramatic License", "Little Tin God". "The Stone of Scone," which has its defects, represents an episode type that this series should have done more of: a complete flashback without 20th C references. The possibilities of such episodes were a missed opportunity.


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Canada | France

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English

Release Date:

6 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highlander See more »

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Bordeaux, Gironde, France See more »

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(119 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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