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Series cast summary:
Joe Nipote ...  Frankie Waters / ... 66 episodes, 1996-1999
Heather Medway Heather Medway ...  Det. Cameron Westlake / ... 66 episodes, 1996-1999
Jeff Kaake ...  Agent Thomas Cole / ... 44 episodes, 1996-1998
J. Downing ...  Sherman Catlett / ... 43 episodes, 1996-1999
James McCaffrey ...  Joe Astor / ... 23 episodes, 1996-1999
Dawn Stern ...  Allie Farrow 22 episodes, 1996-1997
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A revival of the 1993-1994 series about a crime fighter in a morphing Dodge Viper which converts to a super equipped vehicle known as the Defender used to turn the odds around against a super crime organization. The main character (driver of the Defender) is now Thomas Cole. Written by Jim Brawn <jim_brawn@amuc.mtroyal.ab.ca>

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23 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Száguldó vipera See more »

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Airdrie, Alberta, Canada See more »

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a great show, even after it lost some concepts
30 December 2017 | by starhorsepaxSee all my reviews

I loved the addition of Westlake and Frankie was better than ever. The car was still awesome and all new tricks for its gadgets were added.

The show had some great adventures. I think it did suffer losing Astor and the futuristic element (and its worth noting that we are now IN that future..complete with drones, flat screen tvs and the equivalent of vid phones) and was thrilled he at least returned last season (I assume that is NOT a spoiler since you can see his name right in the credits and if a synops is ever added to those last season shows it'll probably have his name attached.) That isn't to say I didn't like Cole: its simply that Astor had the whole backstory tied into the Viper and I really missed that rogue element.

The only terrible thing about it: it ended too soon, right when it was picking up speed again in my opinion. Personally I suspect 'rating sabotage' (which is what I call it when the show keeps bouncing around day/time slots in an era where the only way to find it is a TV Guide that had to be printed - and a change after that meant finding your show was like hitting a moving target.) And of course, it just took to long to find its stride after being revamped after the first season.

I would've loved to see more seasons: the season/series finale was a great wrap up but it also had potential to take it into some new unexplored character arcs plus tie up some loose ends from first season.


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