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The Sentinel 

In the jungles of Peru, the fight for survival heightened his senses. Now, Detective Jim Ellison is a sentinel in the fight for justice. Anthropologist Blair Sandburg works side by side with Jim, helping him develop these senses.
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Series cast summary:
Richard Burgi ...  Jim Ellison 65 episodes, 1996-1999
Garett Maggart ...  Blair Sandburg 65 episodes, 1996-1999
Bruce A. Young ...  Simon Banks 65 episodes, 1996-1999
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After spending years in the Peruvian jungle during his tour in Army Special Forces, Cascade PD Detective James Ellison developed hyperactive senses, which came back to him five years after his return to the US. He can see people in darkened windows at night from two hundred yards, hear the music playing on the radio of the car he's chasing after he's lost sight of it, and can distinguish between wood and plastic after both have been in a three thousand degree fire. Blair Sandburg, a local anthropology student, tells Ellison that he is a "Sentinel," who in ancient tribes would protect the village and seek out game using such hyperactive senses. Sandburg becomes Ellison's back-watcher and teacher of how to use his new powers as Ellison brings a whole new edge to the war on crime in Cascade, Washington. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

20 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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| (65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series was originally intended to be set in Seattle, but city officials asked the producers to change so as to not give their town a reputation as a crime scene. Thus, the fictional city of Cascade came into being. The only remnant of Seattle was an undeleted reference to the Seattle Supersonics in the pilot episode. The Cascade basketball team became the Jaguars in later episodes. See more »

Goofs

Multiple mistakes in police protocol. See more »

Quotes

Blair Sandburg: Yeah, that's our job. "neither rain nor sleet nor dark of night will stay these guys from making their appointed rounds.
Jim Ellison: Isn't that the post office motto?
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Referenced in Sandy Wexler (2017) See more »

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this great show will return in reruns
6 August 1999 | by Rey-5See all my reviews

The Sentinel is a great sci-fi/buddy-buddy/action show about Detective Jim Ellison, a cop with heightened senses, and Blair Sandburg, the anthropology grad-student who helps him control them. It's a wonderful action-packed series, but it has been cancelled. Reruns are still running weekly on UPN, but this may only last until next season of new shows begins this fall (1999). However, reruns will show daily on the Sci-Fi Channel beginning in fall. Check it out!


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