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POLTERGEIST: THE LEGACY (spoilers)

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I like this shiow even though i have only seen the pilot and the last two seasons.  You have a Millennium type group known as The Legacy that investigates the supernatural.    You have people with certain psychic and ESP abilities.  the leader, Derek Rayne, can sometimes sense evil and see the future.   There's Alex who has certain abilities.  there's Helen shaver's character who isa pyschologist.   Some of the episodes do draw upon mythology of different cultures and it is a very interesting series about the fight of good vs. evil.   The house where a part of The Legacy is protecting a nexus.   The series didn't forget past characters and evn brought back past evils.    I even read two of teh original novels based on the series.   Did anyone else watch the show?   My memory is a little hazy on the show even though I have 5-6 episodes still on tape over various tapes.  have a better one.

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David Blackwell

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I would watch it sometimes.  I never really made it a regular view habit.  But I have probably seen many of the episodes of the series.  You are definitely right, it definitely has MillenniuMistic qualities in its general themes.  This is especially true in that it deals with a special group/organization who's members have special abilities and a special role to play in the destiny of the balance of good and evil, and in future world events.  Sometimes I liked the episodes that I view.  Sometimes they seemed very hokey or over-acted or melodramatic.  Subtlety was not even a consideration in this show.

When did the show originate?  I am just curious about the timing, to see if it came before MLM.  Or if perhaps it was sort of trying to mimic or pick up some of the audience.

Does anyone know if it is on the air anywhere?

Scott

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Sci-Fi airs reruns of it at 3 am ET on Saturday morning and I wish I had more of the episodes on tape.  Showtime aired the show for the first three seasons (with the pilot airing on April 21, 1996) and it was repeated in syndication the year after Showtime started airing it.  season 4 was produced for Sci-Fi and then shown in syndication after each season was aired on Sci-Fi.   Poltergeist: The Legacy season 4 first aired in 1999 with the first season of Farscape and first season of First Wave (with one episode previewed on March 14, 1999 on USA with Farscape- PK Tek Girl and First Wave- Blue Agave).  Have a better one.

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So, it actually started just before MLM.  It is interesting that they both have loosely similar elements and both have seasons that end just before the millennium.

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Oops!  It is on at 3:30 am ET Saturday mornings on Sci-Fi.

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Are you trying to encourage my insomnia!   :sleepy:  :laugh:

It was bad enough when MLM aired at 1am everynight!

Another note about Legacy.  I actually remember commenting to myself and to some friends of mine that it was kind of interesting how shows like this we showing up during those same few years toward the end of the millennium.

My take on it was that it kind of went along with all the other pre-millennium marketing and hype in the media and Hollywood in the decade before the millennium... all the disaster movies Volcano, Armagedon, Deep Impact, Asteroid, and others...  Shows like we have discussed here... shows like Brimstone, Good vs. Evil, that deal with that classic conflict or just evil itself... all the 1013 shows were started (or at least produced) in the last decade of the millennium or just after.

All the 1013 shows have an element and present a vision of "end of the world as we know it" kinds of themes and arcs.  And there is a list of many other such examples in documentaries, new shows, and quasi-documentary type shows dealing with prophesy, etc that all got aired and marketed in the last decade before the millennium, and particularly the last few years.

Don't forget all the books, both fiction and non-fiction that dealt with the subject.  I don't think it was any accident that the "Left Behind" evangelical book series showed up in the last few years of before the millennium.

And now it is happening in the first few years of the new millennium, sort of playing on the sort of "new awareness" or "threshold of great transformation" or "the 21st century will require a new kind of thinking" hype.  With shows like John Edwards, the Dream Team, etc.  They also are still playing on the millennialist and show down between good and evil mind set with shows like Dead Zone, Miracles, etc.

These are all great examples of smart marketing analysts and advertizers who know how to tap into and use the collective and individual psyche to make lots of money! :laugh:

"The future's so bright/I gotta where shades..." :cool:

Scott

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