Dark Angel (2000–2002)
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12 genetically enhanced childern escape from a military base that created them. 10 years later, after The Pulse, a magnetic bomb that destroyed every computer in USA, has struck, Max ... See full summary »

Director:

David Nutter

Writers:

James Cameron (created by), Charles H. Eglee (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Alba ... Max Guevera / X5-452
Michael Weatherly ... Logan Cale
Alimi Ballard ... Herbal Thought
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ... Kendra Maibaum (as Jennifer Blanc)
Richard Gunn ... Calvin 'Sketchy' Theodore
J.C. MacKenzie ... Reagan 'Normal' Ronald (as J.C. Mackenzie)
Valarie Rae Miller ... Cynthia 'Original Cindy' McEachin
John Savage ... Donald Lydecker
Stanley Kamel ... Edgar Sonrisa
Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Lydia Meyerson (as Kristin Bauer)
Paul Popowich ... Darren McKennon
Kim Hawthorne ... Jacinda Katsuno
Douglas O'Keeffe ... Bruno Anselmo
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Lauren Braganza
Lauren Lee Smith ... Natalie (as Lauren Smith)
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Storyline

12 genetically enhanced childern escape from a military base that created them. 10 years later, after The Pulse, a magnetic bomb that destroyed every computer in USA, has struck, Max Guevara, one of the 12 escapees, is a bike messenger in (what's left of) Seattle and with cyberjournalist, Logan Cale, she tries to rid the world of crime and corruption, avoid her creators and uncover her past. Written by Lisa Zhong

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Engineered To Raise Hell.


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Trivia

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which everyone needs in their diet. Since Max needs more tryptophan than her diet provides she must take supplement pills. Logan mistakenly says tryptophan serves as a neurotransmitter. It is merely the basic molecule from which the body makes the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin. See more »

Goofs

When Max is hanging Lydia out of the window, you can clearly see the strap that is holding Lydia up by the ankle. See more »

Quotes

Logan Cale: I need a favor.
Max Guevara: You can keep this. I really don't have anyplace to put it.
Logan Cale: I need you to do a little leg work for me. Joel Solinski. This guy's got a wife with three kids, an ex-wife with two kids, a mistress, and two girlfriends. The wives get houses, the mistress a condo, and everybody gets a car... all on a harbormaster's salary.
Max Guevara: I caught the tail end of your hack. The guy's on the take. He's paid to look the other way while the smugglers deep-six their cargo.
Logan Cale: He's made a fortune... as an ...
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References Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) See more »

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Ended just when the series not only became good, but had more to say than your average TV series
8 June 2005 | by thuybuiSee all my reviews

It took us a couple of episodes to "get into" Dark Angel as a story and a series, since we were transitioning from The Sopranos, a very different mentality framework. But, once we got with the gist of the series, we were very quickly hooked. It's a shame that the series ended just when it was just starting to past good into the excellent category: Dark Angelwas much more than your average TV series. It kicks ass and rocks as far as action goes, but the interactions of the characters and societal reactions to "mutants" reminds us of the constant prejudices that we face (and make) everyday. That the story is set in the future keeps the mood surreal and prevents the anti-discrimination message from being rubbed in our faces (hence not ruining the "fun" for those who don't like to be lectured during entertainment), but every event and human/societal interaction remains relevant to the present. We all make judgments, face our own prejudices, but, in the end, the question of who you are lies in: do you sit back and shut your mind to it, or do you get up and do something about it? For those who have no choice but to fight, for survival or justice, this series empowers them. For those who've never had to face the question, this series "sneaks in" that message under the guise of pure action entertainment. It is much more well-made and well-written than most TV series; I'm highly disappointed it ended before it could really kick into high gear.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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