History Franchise / HIGHLANDER

2nd Jun '17 3:42:59 PM GrandmasterKiramidHead
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* ''Highlander: The Raven'' (1998-1999) was a short-lived [[SpinOff spin-off]] of the TV series and centered on Amanda (Elizabeth Gracen), Duncan [=MacLeod=]'s sometime love interest. By all accounts [[http://screamsheet.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/highlander-the-raven/ a disastrous shoot from start to finish]], making it the ''[[Creator/TerryGilliam Lost in La Mancha]]'' of spinoffs.[[index]]

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* ''Highlander: The Raven'' (1998-1999) was a short-lived [[SpinOff spin-off]] of the TV series and centered on Amanda (Elizabeth Gracen), Duncan [=MacLeod=]'s sometime love interest. By all accounts [[http://screamsheet.[[https://screamsheet.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/highlander-the-raven/ com/2016/11/05/highlander-the-raven/ a disastrous shoot from start to finish]], making it the ''[[Creator/TerryGilliam Lost in La Mancha]]'' of spinoffs.[[index]]
15th May '17 2:44:53 PM MadJim
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* In 2009, Big Finish released a four-story season of Highlander audio dramas. A second season, centering on The Four Horsemen, was released in 2011.
10th Apr '17 1:33:12 AM DougSMachina
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*** DoubleSubverted when all the the gas giants pass within Mars' orbit without [[NoEndorHolocaust causing any damage to Earth, themselves, the solar system as a whole, or about twenty other delicate astrological systems.]]

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*** DoubleSubverted when all the the gas giants pass within Mars' orbit without [[NoEndorHolocaust causing any damage to Earth, themselves, the solar system as a whole, or about twenty other delicate astrological astronomical systems.]]
15th Mar '17 5:29:40 PM twingle93
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* ParentalAbandonment: All Immortals are orphans.

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* ParentalAbandonment: All Immortals Both Richie and Duncan on ''Highlander: The Series'' are orphans.orphans. Many in the fanbase have used this fact to conclude that all immortals must also be orphans. Whether this is true or not is unknown, and the idea is never mentioned again.
11th Mar '17 2:45:03 PM nombretomado
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* GoodScarsEvilScars: The Kurgan and General Katana. For the latter, the filmmakers applied makeup to the [[RealLifeWritesThePlot already-existing scar]] on MichaelIronside's head, exaggerating its grotesqueness.

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* GoodScarsEvilScars: The Kurgan and General Katana. For the latter, the filmmakers applied makeup to the [[RealLifeWritesThePlot already-existing scar]] on MichaelIronside's Creator/MichaelIronside's head, exaggerating its grotesqueness.
26th Feb '17 8:00:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* It all started with a single film: ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (1986) introduces Connor [=MacLeod=] (Christopher Lambert), an Immortal born in the [[TitleDrop Scottish Highlands]]. In a series of flashbacks, Connor is mentored by Juan Ramírez (SeanConnery), a wise Immortal who teaches him the basics before being beheaded by Connor's sworn enemy, [[BigBad the Kurgan]] (Creator/ClancyBrown). The film's other half takes place in [[TheEighties Eighties]]-era [[BigApplesauce New York City]], where all the world's Immortals, whose numbers are now growing thin, are drawn together to [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne battle to the last man]] [[DuelToTheDeath in a final showdown]] dubbed "The Gathering". By the end of the film, Connor and the Kurgan are the only Immortals left. Connor kills him in a FinalBattle, [[DistressedDamsel saves the girl]] (Roxanne Hart), and gains The Prize.

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* It all started with a single film: ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (1986) introduces Connor [=MacLeod=] (Christopher Lambert), an Immortal born in the [[TitleDrop Scottish Highlands]]. In a series of flashbacks, Connor is mentored by Juan Ramírez (SeanConnery), (Creator/SeanConnery), a wise Immortal who teaches him the basics before being beheaded by Connor's sworn enemy, [[BigBad the Kurgan]] (Creator/ClancyBrown). The film's other half takes place in [[TheEighties Eighties]]-era [[BigApplesauce New York City]], where all the world's Immortals, whose numbers are now growing thin, are drawn together to [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne battle to the last man]] [[DuelToTheDeath in a final showdown]] dubbed "The Gathering". By the end of the film, Connor and the Kurgan are the only Immortals left. Connor kills him in a FinalBattle, [[DistressedDamsel saves the girl]] (Roxanne Hart), and gains The Prize.
2nd Feb '17 1:46:52 PM Black_Diesel
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29th Dec '16 6:47:11 AM Black_Diesel
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* A ContinuityReboot was announced in 2008, but has been in DevelopmentHell for years. RyanReynolds was attached to play Connor, but has since dropped from the project. [[Wrestling/Batista Dave Bautista]] was cast as The Kurgan in early 2015 and Film/JohnWick co-director Chad Stahelski signed on to direct in late 2016.

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* A ContinuityReboot was announced in 2008, but has been in DevelopmentHell for years. RyanReynolds was attached to play Connor, but has since dropped from the project. [[Wrestling/Batista [[Wrestling/{{Batista}} Dave Bautista]] was cast as The Kurgan in early 2015 and Film/JohnWick ''Film/JohnWick'' co-director Chad Stahelski signed on to direct in late 2016.
29th Dec '16 6:45:59 AM Black_Diesel
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* A ContinuityReboot was announced in 2008, but has been in DevelopmentHell for years. RyanReynolds was attached to play Connor, but has since dropped from the project.

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* A ContinuityReboot was announced in 2008, but has been in DevelopmentHell for years. RyanReynolds was attached to play Connor, but has since dropped from the project.
project. [[Wrestling/Batista Dave Bautista]] was cast as The Kurgan in early 2015 and Film/JohnWick co-director Chad Stahelski signed on to direct in late 2016.
14th Dec '16 12:13:12 PM Xtifr
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* ''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' (1994) -- [[LousyAlternativeTitles alternatively titled]] '''''Highlander: The Final Dimension''''' -- ignores the second film and the TV series, making it a direct sequel to the original film. It turns out that The Kurgan was ''not'' the only [[BloodKnight savage]] Immortal out to claim Connor's head, as Kane (Mario Van Peebles) and two {{Mooks}} were trapped in a cave for 400 years and so didn't quite make it to The Gathering. The Gathering did happen anyways, though, as Kane and company were considered by whatever governs Immortals to be "dead" as they were trapped [[RocksFallEverybodyDies in a cave under a rock slide with no air,]] allowing them to be resurrected as if the universe were saving them for a sequel. Despite following a similar formula to the first film, ''Highlander 3'' was better received than ''The Quickening''.[[/index]]

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* ''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' (1994) -- [[LousyAlternativeTitles alternatively titled]] '''''Highlander: ''Highlander: The Final Dimension''''' Dimension'' -- ignores the second film and the TV series, making it a direct sequel to the original film. It turns out that The Kurgan was ''not'' the only [[BloodKnight savage]] Immortal out to claim Connor's head, as Kane (Mario Van Peebles) and two {{Mooks}} were trapped in a cave for 400 years and so didn't quite make it to The Gathering. The Gathering did happen anyways, though, as Kane and company were considered by whatever governs Immortals to be "dead" as they were trapped [[RocksFallEverybodyDies in a cave under a rock slide with no air,]] allowing them to be resurrected as if the universe were saving them for a sequel. Despite following a similar formula to the first film, ''Highlander 3'' was better received than ''The Quickening''.[[/index]]



* '''Reunion''' -- As it turned out, Wingfield wasn't burned out on playing Methos just yet. In 2008, he released a ShortFilm starring himself with fellow ''Series'' co-stars Jim Byrnes and Elizabeth Gracen, depicting the characters 10 years after the series finale. Wingfield shot the entire episode [[NoBudget in his house]] (and it shows), but as far as send-offs go, it still beats ''The Source''.

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* '''Reunion''' ''Reunion'' -- As it turned out, Wingfield wasn't burned out on playing Methos just yet. In 2008, he released a ShortFilm starring himself with fellow ''Series'' co-stars Jim Byrnes and Elizabeth Gracen, depicting the characters 10 years after the series finale. Wingfield shot the entire episode [[NoBudget in his house]] (and it shows), but as far as send-offs go, it still beats ''The Source''.



* '''WesternAnimation/HighlanderTheAnimatedSeries''' (1994-1996) mostly ignores the established canon, though Connor [=MacLeod=] and Ramirez (from the original film) both make an appearance. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where the Immortals have agreed to a truce. Once everyone else has taken the oath, however, a {{jerkass}} Immortal named Kortan [[ILied takes advantage]] of the binding truce to become [[TakeOverTheWorld ruler of Earth]]. Several centuries later, new Immortal Quentin [=MacLeod=] is born. He is [[CurseEscapeClause not bound by the oath]], making him the sole warrior able to face Kortan. His mentor Vincente Ramirez leads him on a quest to find the other Immortals and receive their knowledge, before Kortan does. Tagging along is Clyde of the Dundee, Quentin's adoptive sister. The series eventually spawned a game ''Highlander: The Last of the [=MacLeods=]'' for the ill-fated UsefulNotes/AtariJaguar CD. Seriously.[[/index]]

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* '''WesternAnimation/HighlanderTheAnimatedSeries''' ''WesternAnimation/HighlanderTheAnimatedSeries'' (1994-1996) mostly ignores the established canon, though Connor [=MacLeod=] and Ramirez (from the original film) both make an appearance. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where the Immortals have agreed to a truce. Once everyone else has taken the oath, however, a {{jerkass}} Immortal named Kortan [[ILied takes advantage]] of the binding truce to become [[TakeOverTheWorld ruler of Earth]]. Several centuries later, new Immortal Quentin [=MacLeod=] is born. He is [[CurseEscapeClause not bound by the oath]], making him the sole warrior able to face Kortan. His mentor Vincente Ramirez leads him on a quest to find the other Immortals and receive their knowledge, before Kortan does. Tagging along is Clyde of the Dundee, Quentin's adoptive sister. The series eventually spawned a game ''Highlander: The Last of the [=MacLeods=]'' for the ill-fated UsefulNotes/AtariJaguar CD. Seriously.[[/index]]



* '''''Anime/HighlanderTheSearchForVengeance''''' (2007) is an {{Anime}} unrelated to any of the films or other adaptations. It starts in AD 125, somewhere in RomanBritain. A small village is wiped out by Roman troops led by Immortal Marcus Octavius. He is a WellIntentionedExtremist who thinks an Empire is [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans necessary to build a utopian society]]. This battle leads to the rise of another Immortal, Colin [=MacLeod=]. He is mentored by Amergan, the ghost of a druid. Colin devotes his life to seeking vengeance by killing Octavius. The film follows them in brief scenes taking place during a period of two millennia. The film was a critical hit and is thought to have a far more complex plot than most of the live-action sequels.

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* '''''Anime/HighlanderTheSearchForVengeance''''' ''Anime/HighlanderTheSearchForVengeance'' (2007) is an {{Anime}} unrelated to any of the films or other adaptations. It starts in AD 125, somewhere in RomanBritain. A small village is wiped out by Roman troops led by Immortal Marcus Octavius. He is a WellIntentionedExtremist who thinks an Empire is [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans necessary to build a utopian society]]. This battle leads to the rise of another Immortal, Colin [=MacLeod=]. He is mentored by Amergan, the ghost of a druid. Colin devotes his life to seeking vengeance by killing Octavius. The film follows them in brief scenes taking place during a period of two millennia. The film was a critical hit and is thought to have a far more complex plot than most of the live-action sequels.
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