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Highlander 

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Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Adrian Paul ...  Duncan MacLeod 119 episodes, 1992-1998
Stan Kirsch ...  Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan 108 episodes, 1992-1998
Jim Byrnes ...  Joe Dawson 97 episodes, 1993-1998
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Storyline

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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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highlander See more »

Filming Locations:

Bordeaux, Gironde, France See more »

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Runtime:

(119 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When the character of Methos was being created, the idea was that he would have been a one time character. One idea that was considered was to have Methos find Duncan and leave with him a vast collection of his writing detailing his past 5,000 years on earth. He would then leave to die as he was tired of living. When the character finally appeared, the plan was to kill him off in the third season finale, but the sudden mass popularity of the character played by Peter Wingfield led to the producers and writers of the show making him a recurring character. Methos returns in films Highlander: Endgame (2000) and Highlander: The Source (2007). See more »

Goofs

Episode 1.20, "Avenging Angel", features a swordfight between immortals that appears to be on holy ground; however the site is actually a museum displaying religious artifacts from the crusades. The confusion arises because footage from this fight is seen in the opening credits of later episodes as the narrator speaks of holy ground. See more »

Quotes

Richie Ryan: You know, sometimes you knowing everything gets to be a real pain in the ass.
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Alternate Versions

The short American versions of episodes 1.1 (The Gathering") and 1.8 ("Revenge is Sweet") were combined (run back-to-back with only one set of opening and closing credits) into an ersatz feature film for direct-to-video release, "Highlander: The Gathering." See more »

Connections

Followed by Highlander: Endgame (2000) See more »

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Princes of the Universe
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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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