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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
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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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Canada

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English

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13 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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(96 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The series' original cancellation in 2000 was due to a dispute between Wilson and the producers of the show over Wilson being offered the role of Jean Grey in 'X-Men' (2000) and asking to be released from her contract early so she could participate. The producers refused and Wilson refused to renew her contract. See more »

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Uniformly fine TV series, a mix of bad/good people make for exciting viewing.
1 January 2001 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

The TV series, "La Femme Nikita" is a spin-off of the fine early-90s French film, "Nikita". Although it does not try to look like the original, it has spun its own look that is every bit as captivating as the film, for a TV series. Peta Wilson who stars a Nikita is so perfect for the role she has created that it is impossible to imagine anyone else playing it now. She is all-in-one beautiful, sensitive, tough, loyal, in a superb acting job. I suspect the real Peta Wilson is not too far away from this character.

I find the series so captivating because of its mix of good and bad. "The Section" exists to foster good in the world, but any means justifies the end, and a lot of people, both innocent and crooked, get in the way and get "eliminated". However, Nikita and Michael both have consciences and in every episode there are ambiguous situations that their characters must deal with. You can't watch it and not ask what you would do in a similar situation. The dark tone of the show, the clandestine operations, the high-tech tracking and communications, the action - it all blends to pull you in and keep you in its grip, until the episode is over. Today, 01/01/01, USA network is running a "Nikita" marathon - 12 straight hours of the best episodes. Very compelling watching.

DEC2004 update: I am watching the DVDs for season one, very nice set.


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