The second show to be the topic of much discussion a few months ago by our USA TIWWA Cousins (!), Veritas - The Quest comes to http://www.uk.scifi.com/ this Monday 2nd February 2004.
Veritas: The Quest
What if you watched your mother mysteriously vanish in an ancient tomb? What if you discovered that your father was not who he seemed to be? What if the worst day of your life began your lifes greatest adventure?
Meet Nikko Zond, a hyper-intelligent but rebellious teenager still mourning the death of his renowned archeologist mother and a virtual stranger to his workaholic father, Solomon. On the day Nikko gets kicked out of the latest in a long line of boarding schools, he discovers his fathers career as a university professor is just a cover. Solomon is really head of the Veritas Foundation, whose agenda is to seek the truth behind the mysteries of history and civilization.
Teaming up for the first time with his father, Nikko finds his parents spirit of adventure clearly runs in his blood, as he inadvertently gets entangled in his dads dangerous adventures. Soon, and against his fathers better judgment, Nikko enters the high tech, classified world of Veritas and begins the adventure of his lifetime - a journey that will lead to the unlocking of universal mysteries and, hopefully, will bring him and his emotionally estranged father back together.
The Veritas team includes: The highly intelligent and mysterious Vincent Siminou, Solomons closest confidant and protector; Calvin Banks, a high strung but brilliant by-the-books archaeologist; and Maggie, a cool and sophisticated computer scientist. And charged with the difficult task of trying to keep Nikko out of trouble is Juliet Droil, a beautiful and brilliant former student of his fathers who will be Nikkos tutor and friend.
From an excavation site of the pre-Roman civilization of Ancient Gaul to the North Pole, there is no place to which the Veritas Foundation will not venture in their mission for the truth. But a secret nefarious organization, seeking to destroy the Foundations research, will never be far behind.
The series stars Ryan Merriman as Nikko Zond, Alex Carter as Solomon Zond, Eric Balfour as Calvin Banks, Cynthia Martells as Maggie, Cobie Smulders as Juliet Droil with Arnold Vosloo as Vincent Siminou.
A gripping adventure series, Veritas: The Quest combines the action and thrills of Indiana Jones with the intrigue of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries. This innovative series is from the creative team behind the hit feature film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Premieres: Monday 2nd February, 8pm. Continuing every Monday, 9pm.
The first one was Miracles by the way.