I've never been a fan of science fiction, but some reason that this series appeals to me. In fact, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I stumbled across it by accident while flicking through channels one day, and I've been an addict ever since.
The best I can relate it to is a cross between Dark Angel
), Poltergeist The Legacy
), Veritas the Quest (never been released on DVD), and Primeval
This series originally started as 8 webisodes available from 2007. These webisodes built up such a cult following that the series was eventually commissioned the television.
The series stars, and is produced by, Essex girl Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG1
, Stargate Atlantis
) as Dr. Helen Magnus who is ably assisted by daughter Ashley Magnus (Emilie Ullerup), and Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne). Also appearing as part of this "Scooby gang" are going Christopher Heyerdahl ("Bigfoot"), and Ryan Robbins (as Henry Foss).
The first TV series has 13 episodes, and the second series has now been commissioned and started filming in April 2009.
*** EXTRAS ***
- Commentaries for all episodes
- Making of Sanctuary
- Photo gallery
- Season two preview
I recommend this series to anyone (science fiction fan or not), it's a good bit of escapist fun.