(ended 2004)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 13

    A MATTER OF TIME (Part Two)

    Aired 4/5/04

  • S 4 : Ep 12

    A Matter of Time (Part One)

    Aired 4/1/04

  • S 4 : Ep 11

    Secrets and Lies

    Aired 3/31/04

  • S 4 : Ep 10

    Once and Future King

    Aired 3/30/04

  • S 4 : Ep 9


    Aired 3/29/04

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shaun Johnston

    Roy Cates (Seasons 1-2)

  • Barbara Mamabolo

    Glae (Season 4)

  • Belinda Metz

    Anne Cates (Seasons 1-2)

  • Daryl Shuttleworth

    Ted Sampson (Seasons 1-2)

  • Sarah Lind

    Dee Sampson (Seasons 1-2)

  • show Description
  • Information on Seasons 1 & 2 Mentors is a show about a teenage boy named Oliver Cates who has his own invention called Visicron, which is a machine that can bring historical people from the past back to the present for 36 hours. The only other person that knows about Visicron is Oliver's girlfriend Dee Sampson. If any of the historic people are ever around people that don't know about Visicron, then Oliver always disguises the person by using a different name for them. Information on Season 3 Oliver is now attending college in Montreal, Quebec. He has decided to pass Visicron down to his young cousin Simon. As well as the Visicron, Simon also has an invention of his own called Illuminon which can display three dimensional images of historic people. Chad Krowchuk (Oliver) and Sarah Lind (Dee) will only be making a few guest appearances this season. Mentors is filmed on location of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The show itself also takes place in Edmonton.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Crystal: Mom, you're not even listening to me! Peggy: Frustrating, isn't it?!

    • Crystal: Miss a shot. Let them know your human.

    • Simon: I think your 36 hours here are up. Glae: Finally!

    • Crystal: Miss a shot..let them know your human!

    • King Arthur: I shall not relinquish the grail.

    • Mata: Maybe your nice secretary can get you a new lab coat.

    • Mata: Beverley, you don't understand. Beverley: Sure I do. I know hundreds of companies that'll pay an arm and a leg for this kind of work, and I deserve it. Now hand it over!

    • Beverley: After all these years of slaving for Milton, he chooses you over me, well you can just rot in here for all I care!

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    Notes (33)

    • Albert Einstein becomes the first AND last mentor in the whole series

    • The closing credits music was slightly different than the rest of the episodes.

    • Sarah Lind, who plays Dee Sampson does not appear in this episode because Oliver doesn't meet her until the next episode.

    • This is the first episode that Sarah Lind appears in.

    • This episode's title appears to be a play on words of the [url=""]X-Files[/url] motto: "The Truth Is Out There". This ties in to guest star William B. Davis, who played the evil Cancer Man/Cigarette Smoking Man on that series.

    • Dee now works at the library.

    • The opening sequence has different pictures with Simon and Crystal since they are now the lead show stars and Oliver and Dee will only guest star every now and then. The theme music is still the same.

    • This episode first aired on June 14, 2002 in the U.S. on Discovery Kids.

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    Trivia (1)

    • When Glae is in the future and attempts to summon Crystal from the present, Glae types in the time as "2002" but this episode did not air until 2004.

    Allusions (2)

    • This episode acquires similarities to an episode of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show when Wayne inadvertently becomes unconscious and is teleported to the dream world where he must defend his title as an inventor. It also shows clips of past episodes to support him and to go against him.

    • Simon: Rosebud... *drops snowglobe* This, as well as the ending furnace shot, and the title of the episode itself, is a reference to the 1941 movie, "Citizen Kane", about a newspaper editor who dies saying the final word of "Rosebud", and it is not until the end of the movie we find out what "Rosebud" is.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Educational, somewhat humorous, and suspenseful. What more could you ask for? So how come not many people like it?

    By knuckles_sonic8, Jul 26, 2005