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Sanctuary: Season 1 (2008-2009)




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Set in a future in which cyernetic enhancements, gene therapy, and DNA splicing have changed what it means to be human, "Sanctuary" begins season one by introducing Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping), the head of a network of scientific research facilities known as the Sanctuary Network, which investigate and provide amnesty to the strange, powerful, and sometimes monstrous new manifestations of human kind known as "abnormals."


Amanda Tapping
as Dr. Helen Magnus
Robin Dunne
as Dr. Will Zimmerman
Emilie Ullerup
as Ashley Magnus
Peter Wingfield
as Dr. James Watson
Jonathon Young
as Nikola Tesla
Agam Darshi
as Kate Freelander
Kavan Smith
as Joe Cavanaugh
Lynda Boyd
as Dana Whitcomb
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Critic Reviews for Sanctuary: Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

It's a lot like BBC America's Torchwood, just without the wit and a charismatic lead actor.

May 14, 2007 | Full Review…

It's not an embarrassment for the channel, but it doesn't raise the stakes either.

May 14, 2007 | Full Review…

There's little to recommend this dense drama, which recycles a number of familiar sci-fi tropes.

May 14, 2007 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Much of it feels dreadfully slow, not so much moody as stretched for time.

May 14, 2007 | Full Review…

Still, this low-key, low-budget but well-intentioned sci-fi/action hybrid might be of interest to fans of Tapping's earlier work as Samantha Carter on Stargate SG-1.

May 14, 2007 | Full Review…

The monsters are first rate, the virtual sets are very cool, the acting is excellent.

May 14, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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