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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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High performance justice. Extra sensory protection. See more »


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Official Sites:

Space [Canada]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sentinel See more »

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Runtime:

| (65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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: Oh, hey. Notice how the war chant of the Yanomamo headhunters finds its pulse in the cellars of Seattle. I'm sure your dad used to say that stuff all the time about the Stones. "Hey, hey, turn that jungle music down."
Jim Ellison: Yes, he did. So do I. You mind?
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Referenced in Sandy Wexler (2017) See more »

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The only TV show I actually would schedule my life around to watch.
18 December 2001 | by bonjoviqueenSee all my reviews

UPN used to run it. Then Sci-Fi channel used to run. Now it's totally disappeared! Question is why? I LOVED THIS SHOW! I always made time to watch this show because it was one of the rare TV shows worth watching. Hell, it was better than Seinfeld and Friends put together. Please put this show back on! The re-runs are worth watching!

Colleen


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