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Series cast summary:
Peta Wilson ...  Nikita 96 episodes, 1997-2001
Don Francks ...  Walter 96 episodes, 1997-2001
Eugene Robert Glazer ...  Operations / ... 96 episodes, 1997-2001
Roy Dupuis ...  Michael Samuelle 91 episodes, 1997-2001
Matthew Ferguson ...  Seymour Birkoff / ... 90 episodes, 1997-2001
Alberta Watson ...  Madeline / ... 89 episodes, 1997-2001
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Section One, a clandestine anti-terrorist organization, fakes the death of a jailed, convicted murderer and, believing her twin assets of beauty and ability to kill will make her a valuable new operative, trains her in the fighting skills necessary to succeed in her new job. The new operative, code-named 'Josephine', proves to be somewhat less ruthless than planned, however, as she had been falsely convicted and never murdered anyone. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Kill or be killed. (Season 1) See more »


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Country:

Canada

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English

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13 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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Nikita See more »

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(96 episodes)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Composer Sean Callery was made to listen to "Lust for Life" by Iggy Pop and told by Joel Surnow it was "the heart and soul of the show". Callery drew inspiration from it and from European techno-pop to create the score for LFN. See more »

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Nikita: Don't worry Birkoff. You're still my favorite overachiever.
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Superb Noir Highly Developed Characters
27 April 2001 | by mowzerificSee all my reviews

This series is unique. Unlike the banal witty dialog in all of today's action series...this one was quite different and pleasing. Finely emotionally nuanced so that communication takes place by a glance or a turn of the head. This series is the antidote for all other series where everything is conveyed via dialog and nothing by character development. An organization dedicated to public good, but using evil techniques. Are its principals evil themselves or simply amoral? Characters have everything money can buy, but freedom or individual destiny. Nikita herself flourishes at Section, and is redeemed from a meaningless life on the streets..but is this redemption worth it? Does she lose herself or find herself? The moral contradictions alone are spellbinding. I recommend following director Joel Surnow's work for similar treatment of new series.


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