History Series / HIGHLANDER

23rd Mar '18 6:55:26 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** also in the novels: "White Silence" has Duncan and Fitzcairn in Gold Rush Alaska, and "The Empty Soul" has Duncan appear in the beginning and end chapters, but the rest of the novel is Methos in several successive flashbacks, in different BC times and cultures.
27th Feb '18 8:18:42 AM CharlesPhipps
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* {{Mooks}}: The Hunters in ''TAS'', green-armored goons who have [[YouAreNumberSix numbers instead of names]]. They're apparently all descended from the inmates of a pre-war penal colony.
26th Feb '18 8:40:39 PM Saurubiker
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There was a large InternetBackdraft and fan backlash following the death of one of the characters at the end of season 5, and many fans choose to deny the sixth season even exists. It is agreed that the show suffered a big drop in episode quality in season 6, whose episodes were primarily an attempt to find a female character other than Amanda to use in a spinoff. Initially, the character of Alex Raven was to be used, leading to the spinoff being named ''Highlander: The Raven'', but it was ultimately decided to use Amanda anyway.

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There was a large InternetBackdraft and fan backlash following the death of one of the characters at the end of season 5, and many fans choose to deny the sixth season even exists. It is agreed that the show suffered a big drop in episode quality in season 6, whose episodes were primarily an attempt to find a female character other than Amanda to use in a spinoff. Initially, the character of Alex Raven was to be used, leading to the spinoff being named titled ''Highlander: The Raven'', but it was ultimately decided to use the already-established character of Amanda anyway.
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22nd Feb '18 7:51:49 PM Angelus25
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** ''TAS'' has one episode featuring a rogue Hunter who was trying to carve out his own empire and wanted to take an ancient library as his palace and burn all the books. His name? [[Literature/Fahrenheit451 Hunter #451]].
12th Feb '18 7:09:14 PM Angelus25
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first half of Season One set in Seacouver has a few story elements that were later dropped such as the police investigating the beheaded Immortals and the reporter investigating Duncan. Also, episodes featuring Duncan dealing with mortal antagonists that were not The Watchers were gradually reduced after the first season and mostly eliminated by the middle of the show's run, though there were some exceptions in later seasons where the Immortals of the episode were mostly heroic and the villains turned out to be mortals:
** The episode "Unusual Suspects" has Hugh Fitzcairn posing as a mortal businessman and living a life of luxury. Someone poisons him and the rest of the episode deals with a series of murders, as his mortal wife and mortal associates compete to claim his fortune.
** In "Sins of the Father", Duncan suspects that Immortal Alex Raven was behind the assassination of mortal banker George Thomas. It turns out that George was assassinated by his own grandson, in a dispute over the family fortune.
** In "Promises", Duncan is blackmailed by Immortal Kassim to help him in the assassination of mortal dictator Hamad. Duncan spares Hamad's life, and Hamad then murders a rival politician in cold blood. Duncan realizes that he was wrong in giving Hamad a chance and now really wants to assassinate the dictator.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season states that "The Gathering", the encounter of the last surviving Immortals to fight for the Gift, is taking place. As the show moved forward and more and more Immortals are mentioned or introduced, all mentions of the Gathering were dropped.
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first half of Season One set in Seacouver has a few story elements that were later dropped such as the police investigating the beheaded Immortals and the reporter investigating Duncan. Also, episodes featuring Duncan dealing with mortal antagonists that were not The Watchers were gradually reduced after the first season and mostly eliminated by the middle of the show's run, though there were some exceptions in later seasons where the Immortals of the episode were mostly heroic and the villains turned out to be mortals:
** *** The episode "Unusual Suspects" has Hugh Fitzcairn posing as a mortal businessman and living a life of luxury. Someone poisons him and the rest of the episode deals with a series of murders, as his mortal wife and mortal associates compete to claim his fortune.
** *** In "Sins of the Father", Duncan suspects that Immortal Alex Raven was behind the assassination of mortal banker George Thomas. It turns out that George was assassinated by his own grandson, in a dispute over the family fortune.
** *** In "Promises", Duncan is blackmailed by Immortal Kassim to help him in the assassination of mortal dictator Hamad. Duncan spares Hamad's life, and Hamad then murders a rival politician in cold blood. Duncan realizes that he was wrong in giving Hamad a chance and now really wants to assassinate the dictator.
11th Jan '18 12:08:44 AM Kalaong
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG84k0HPLPQ&list=PL551DB3E031657F74 The entire show has been legally uploaded to Youtube by it's current distributor so you can watch it for free here.]]

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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG84k0HPLPQ&list=PL551DB3E031657F74 com/playlist?list=PL551DB3E031657F74 The entire show has been legally uploaded to Youtube by it's current distributor so you can watch it for free here.]]
31st Dec '17 4:34:38 PM captainpat
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* HotScoop: Randi [=McFarland=].
26th Dec '17 10:32:51 PM shoboni
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG84k0HPLPQ&list=PL551DB3E031657F74 The entire show can viewed on Youtube here.]]

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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG84k0HPLPQ&list=PL551DB3E031657F74 The entire show can viewed on has been legally uploaded to Youtube by it's current distributor so you can watch it for free here.]]
26th Dec '17 4:23:30 PM nombretomado
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** ''TAS'' has one episode featuring a rogue Hunter who was trying to carve out his own empire and wanted to take an ancient library as his palace and burn all the books. His name? [[{{Fahrenheit 451}} Hunter #451]].

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** ''TAS'' has one episode featuring a rogue Hunter who was trying to carve out his own empire and wanted to take an ancient library as his palace and burn all the books. His name? [[{{Fahrenheit 451}} [[Literature/Fahrenheit451 Hunter #451]].
15th Oct '17 12:43:22 PM FordPrefect
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* EternalLove: The [=DeValincourts=], for the most part. They were rivals who fell in love and married each other in 1696. They were still married in 1996, though they briefly considered divorce due to boredom with their life. One shared adventure later, convinced them to stay together and spice their life a bit more. Others have pointed out to them that [[ArcWords "In the end, there can be only one,"]] but they retort that it's not "the end" yet, and until that time comes, they can still enjoy their lives together.

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* EternalLove: The [=DeValincourts=], for the most part. They were rivals who fell in love and married each other in 1696. They were still married in 1996, though they briefly considered divorce due to boredom with their life. One shared adventure later, they were convinced them to stay together and spice up their life a bit more. Others have pointed out to them that [[ArcWords "In the end, there can be only one,"]] but they retort that it's not "the end" yet, and until that time comes, they can still enjoy their lives together.



** In another variation, an Immortal is killed in front of witnesses. He/she can not return to his/her former live without answering a lot of questions. So they have to run away, leaving people convinced that they are still dead. For example Richie once had a career as a driver for motorcycle races and became a minor celebrity. He formed a rivalry with mortal rider Basil Dornin. In a serious miscalculation during their last race, Richie caused their motorcycles to collide. He and Basil were killed in front of thousands of people and a television audience. Not only he could not return to his career as a driver, Richie had to avoid anyone who might recognize his face from the news.

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** In another variation, an Immortal is killed in front of witnesses. He/she can not return to his/her former live life without answering a lot of questions. So they have to run away, leaving people convinced that they are still dead. For example example, Richie once had a career as a driver for motorcycle races and became a minor celebrity. He formed a rivalry with mortal rider Basil Dornin. In a serious miscalculation during their last race, Richie caused their motorcycles to collide. He and Basil were killed in front of thousands of people and a television audience. Not only he could not return to his career as a driver, Richie had to avoid anyone who might recognize his face from the news.



** Pretty much the purpose of the Dark Quickening episodes. As introduced, a good immortal who absorbs too many "evil" Quickenings can be overwhelmed and turn evil. These Immortals can display all the personality traits of long-dead evil foes. The Native American Immortal Coltec, who dedicated his life to clearing the world of evil, had a Dark Quickening. He turned from a Holy Man to a savage, heartless killer. Once Duncan killed Coltec, Duncan himself turned into a villain. He spend some time as a remorseless killer and criminal until Methos managed to purge the evil from him. (The one curiosity was that "evil" Duncan managed to earn an honest wage as a sailor.)

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** Pretty much the purpose of the Dark Quickening episodes. As introduced, a good immortal who absorbs too many "evil" Quickenings can be overwhelmed and turn evil. These Immortals can display all the personality traits of long-dead evil foes. The Native American Immortal Coltec, who dedicated his life to clearing the world of evil, had a Dark Quickening. He turned from a Holy Man to a savage, heartless killer. Once Duncan killed Coltec, Duncan himself turned into a villain. He spend spent some time as a remorseless killer and criminal until Methos managed to purge the evil from him. (The one curiosity was that "evil" Duncan managed to earn an honest wage as a sailor.)



** While Flashbacks take place in almost every episode, their relevance to the present is not always obvious. In "Counterfeit: Part One", the flashback deals with Duncan's brief relationship with an Immortal called Charles Browning. In 18th-century England, Duncan was arrested for poaching and rescued by Charles. He befriended his savior and they spend a night drinking together. It turned out that Charles was a BitchInSheepsClothing, waiting for Duncan to get drunk and weak in order to decapitate him. He miscalculated and lost his own head. The flashback is supposed to relate to the current situation of the episode, not trusting Richie's new friend, but Charles is mostly irrelevant. Both Duncan and Richie had already spend entire episodes with the theme of traitorous friends, so it is not exactly a new lesson.

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** While Flashbacks take place in almost every episode, their relevance to the present is not always obvious. In "Counterfeit: Part One", the flashback deals with Duncan's brief relationship with an Immortal called Charles Browning. In 18th-century England, Duncan was arrested for poaching and rescued by Charles. He befriended his savior and they spend spent a night drinking together. It turned out that Charles was a BitchInSheepsClothing, waiting for Duncan to get drunk and weak in order to decapitate him. He miscalculated and lost his own head. The flashback is was supposed to relate to the current situation of the episode, not trusting Richie's new friend, but Charles is mostly irrelevant. Both Duncan and Richie had already spend spent entire episodes with the theme of traitorous friends, so it is was not exactly a new lesson.
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