Poltergeist: The Legacy
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Title: Poltergeist: The Legacy
Format: Live-Action
Running time: 60 min.
country: US/Canada
Network: Showtime (S1-3)
Sci-Fi Channel (S4)
Seasons: 4
Episodes: 87
Production company: PMP Legacy Productions; Trilogy Entertainment Group
Executive producers: Pen Densham; Richard Barton Lewis; John Watson; Grant Rosenberg; Garner Simmons; Gary Sherman; Frank Abatemarco
Producers: Robert Petrovicz; David Tynan; Brent-Karl Clackson; N. John Smith; Fran Rosati; Michael Robison
Principal cast: Derek de Lint; Martin Cummins; Robbi Chong; Patrick Fitzgerald; Helen Shaver; Alexandra Purvis
Air dates
First aired: April 21st, 1996
Last aired: November 12th, 1999

Poltergeist: The Legacy was a supernatural-themed television series that aired from 1996 to 1999. It spanned four seasons, averaging twenty-two episodes per season for a total of eighty-seven episodes. The series was created by Richard Barton Lewis and originally aired on Showtime for the first three seasons. When Showtime discontinued the program, the series was picked up by the Sci-Fi Channel which aired the remaining fourth season.

Premise[edit | edit source]

The plot of the series revolved around a secret society known as the Legacy. The Legacy was a global organization of scholars and psychics who investigated cases of the paranormal and, whenever possible, attempted to defeat the supernatural forces that would otherwise threaten mankind. The setting of the series took place in San Francisco, California (though primarily shot in Canada) and focused on the West Coast branch of the Legacy group. The prefect of the Legacy was Dutch-born Oxford graduate Doctor Derek Rayne, a scholar of the occult who, with his team of like-minded individuals investigated cases of the supernatural in the Bay area. Attending him in his efforts were former marine Nicky Boyle (played by Martin Cummins), psychiatrist Rachel Corrigan (played by Helen Shaver) and psychic Alexandra "Alex" Moreau (Robbi Chong). Other supporting characters included Philip Callaghan, an Irish-born Catholic priest and Kristin Adams, an anthropologist from Boston, Massachusetts.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor Role
Derek de Lint Derek Rayne
Martin Cummins Nick Boyle
Robbi Chong Alexandra Moreau
Patrick Fitzgerald Father Philip Callaghan
Alexandra Purvis Katherine "Kat" Corrigan
Helen Shaver Rachel Corrigan

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Season One[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
1x1 The Fifth Sepulcher April 21st, 1996
1x2 Sins of the Father April 26th, 1996
1x3 Town Without Pity May 3rd, 1996
1x4 The Tenement May 10th, 1996
1x5 The Twelfth Cave May 15th, 1996
1x6 Man in the Mist May 22nd, 1996
1x7 Ghost in the Road May 31st, 1996
1x8 Doppelganger June 7th, 1996
1x9 The Substitute June 14th, 1996
1x10 Do Not Go Gently June 21st, 1996
1x11 The Crystal Scarab June 28th, 1996
1x12 The Bell of Girardius July 12th, 1996
1x13 Fox Spirit July 18th, 1996
1x14 Thirteenth Generation July 26th, 1996
1x15 The Dark Priest August 9th, 1996
1x16 Revelations August 16th, 1996
1x17 The Bons of Saint Anthony August 23rd, 1996
1x18 The Inheritance August 30th, 1996
1x19 The Signalman September 6th, 1996
1x20 The Reckoning September 13th, 1996
1x21 A Traitor Among Us September 20th, 1996

Season Two[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
2x1 The New Guard March 9th, 1997
2x2 Black Widow March 9th, 1997
2x3 Lights Out! March 14th, 1997
2x4 Spirit Thief March 21st, 1997
2x5 The Gift March 28th, 1997
2x6 Transference April 4th, 1997
2x7 Dark Angel April 11th, 1997
2x8 Lives in the Balance April 18th, 1997
2x9 Rough Beast April 25th, 1997
2x10 Ransom May 2nd, 1997
2x11 Finding Richter May 9th, 1997
2x12 Repentance May 23rd, 1997
2x13 The Devil's Lighthouse May 20th, 1997
2x14 Lullaby June 13th, 1997
2x15 Silent Partner June 20th, 1997
2x16 Shadow Fall June 27th, 1997
2x17 Mind's Eye July 4th, 1997
2x18 Fear July 18th, 1997
2x19 Someone to Watch Over Me July 25th, 1997
2x20 Let Sleeping Demons Lie August 3rd, 1997
2x21 Trapped August 10th, 1997
2x22 The Choice August 17th, 1997

Season Three[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
3x1 Darkness Falls January 23rd, 1998
3x2 Light of Day January 30th, 1998
3x3 The Enlightened One February 6th, 1998
3x4 Stolen Hearts February 16th, 1998
3x5 Father to Son February 20th, 1998
3x6 Fallen Angel February 27th, 1998
3x7 Dream Lover March 6th, 1998
3x8 Debt of Honor March 13th, 1998
3x9 The Light March 20th, 1998
3x10 Hell Hath No Fury April 10th, 1998
3x11 Irish Jug April 17th, 1998
3x12 Metamorphosis April 24th, 1998
3x13 La Belle Dame Sans Merci May 29th, 1998
3x14 The Prodigy June 26th, 1998
3x15 The Human Vessel July 3rd, 1998
3x16 The Covenant July 10th, 1998
3x17 The Internment July 17th, 1998
3x18 Seduction July 24th, 1998
3x19 Out of Sight July 31st, 1998
3x20 The Last Good Knight August 7th, 1998
3x21 Armies of the Night August 14th, 1998
3x22 The Darkside August 21st, 1998

Season Four[edit | edit source]

Episode Title Airdate
4x1 Song of the Raven March 19th, 1999
4x2 Bird of Prey March 26th, 1999
4x3 Vendetta April 2nd, 1999
4x4 The Painting April 9th, 1999
4x5 The Possession April 16th, 1999
4x6 The Traitor April 23rd, 1999
4x7 Double Cross April 30th, 1999
4x8 Brothers Keeper June 4th, 1999
4x9 Initiation June 11th, 1999
4x10 Wishful Thinking June 18th, 1999
4x11 Still Waters June 25th, 1999
4x12 Unholy Congress May 28th, 1999
4x13 Sacrifice August 6th, 1999
4x14 She's Got the Devil in Her Heart August 13th, 1999
4x15 Body and Soul August 20th, 1999
4x16 Forget Me Not September 10th, 1999
4x17 The Portents September 17th, 1999
4x18 Gaslight September 24th, 1999
4x19 Sabbath's End October 1st, 1999
4x20 The Mephisto Strain October 8th, 1999
4x21 Internal Affairs November 5th, 1999
4x22 The Beast Within November 12th, 1999

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Not to be confused with the Poltergeist film franchise, which has no relation to the television series.

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