Poltergeist: The Legacy

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(ended 1999)

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Poltergeist: The Legacy

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Poltergeist: The Legacy was a show that tried to capture the style and success of The X-Files but move it more fully into the horror genre. 'Since the beginning of time mankind has existed between the world of light and the world of darkness. This journal chronicles the work of our secret society, known as The Legacy, created to protect the innocent from those creatures that inhabit the shadows and the night.' So the opening credits intoned. The show had a four season run, three years on the Showtime Network and one year on SciFi. It was never able to attract a huge audience, its highest ratings occurring in its final season when it featured WWE wrestler The Undertaker as a being from Hell who collected souls. While not getting the plaudits of The X-Files, it managed to create an interesting group of characters and story ideas.
Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald

Father Philip Callaghan (1996-1997)

Derek de Lint

Derek de Lint

Derek Rayne

Helen Shaver

Helen Shaver

Dr. Rachel Corrigan

Kristin Lehman

Kristin Lehman

Kristin Adams (1998-1999)

Martin Cummins

Martin Cummins

Nick Boyle

Alexandra Purvis

Alexandra Purvis

Katherine 'Kat' Corrigan

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  • A great show from the mid 90s

    9.8
    This was a good show from the early 90s. Originally released on Showtime, the first season was definately more graffic than later seasons which were released on the SciFi Channel.



    The show foolows a society of paranormal investigators called the Legacy which has bases all around the world but the show mostly takes place in San Fransisco. The characters are well written and the stories are mostly based off of a monster of the week, but they do bring in an overall mythology very well with the monster of the week.



    Although the group does travel aropund the world, most of the stroies take place on the island mansion. The old mansion is a character in itself and is a good setting for this eerie show that although more mystery than horror has the suspence that makes you want to know what happens next.



    The first season has been released on dvd and the rest of the seasons are shown on Chiller network.moreless
  • PLEASE RELEASE THE REMAINING SEASONS ON DVD. THERE ARE STILL FANS OUT HERE OF THE SHOW. THIS SHOW SHOULD HAVE NEVER ENDED. IT'S A CLASSIC ALL THE WAY.

    9.5
    the show is horror at it's best. last halloween i showed it, and my kids enjoyed it tremendously. this is one show that should not have never, ever, ever been cancelled. each actor/character was perfect for their parts. the way they handled themselves in situations was awesome. the writers of this show are making a mistake. this was one of their masterpieces. as i said, this is one show that should have not been cancelled. please, release the other seasons and /or bring back the show. thank you. will be looking forward to seeing the other seasons released or maybe a marathon on tv. keep the terror coming.moreless
  • Addictive show!

    10
    I'm a fan, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I was hooked ever since I saw it and I never missed an episode. Besides the X-files it was my very first paranormal show and the actors were fine with a capital F.



    I admit that the special effects had lots to be desired and most of the times the dialogues were absolutely corny, but all that are forgiven. It's just a show you either will hate or love and nothing in between. I mean, a secret organization who do their best to protect mankind from all the dark evil in the world, what's not to love?moreless
  • This was a little before my time, i bought the DVD set and was pleasantly supprised.

    9.3
    This show finished before i ever really got into TV, that being said i still went ahead i got the season one DVD set and really enjoyed some of the stories. So are really bad, but others are very good. I wasn't ecpecting much but i did like it. I really want to see seasons 2-4 but they are not on DVD yet (at least not in the UK), and so far i havn't heard that they will be releasing it. Thw writing to most episodes is good and most of the charactors are mildly intresting so hopefully i will one day be able to see the complete series. Honestly this is a very under-rated show, which prehaps could have gone on longer than it actually did because 4 seasons isn't that long, pleantly of potential stories are left to be dealt with.moreless
  • Yes,I love this show just like another show called Friday the 13TH,but this was even better pretty women to look at and they'er smart that one thing I like about this show and good effects aswell,and good stories too.And some real scary I like to see itmoreless

    9.5
    I should get this show on DVDreally now I miss it too and I know fan a this gem of a show is a big fan favorite for those who like horror this a great show on FOX give a chance and thank for doing so.Helen Shaver great to see her in something really good and Rebacca Chong aswell fine actress.

    Some ghost are really bad and some not,but something happen to this show in the third season it became different some how why,I don't know I becam someone power stuggle and that was dumdmess thing DVD must I have.moreless
  • Episodes out of order on DVD?
    After watching the first season on DVD, did anyone else think that some of the episodes were out of order? In the second episode "...
    09/22/09
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  • PTL Marathon
    The schedule is for Upstate NY so you'll need to go to the Chiller website if you aren't in that area.CHILL 173 Sat, Jul 255:00 ...
    07/16/09
    1
  • Yes!
    In the Buffalo, NY those with Time Warner Cable have a channel called Chiller which is channel 173 and guess what they're showing?...
    06/27/09
    3
  • Favourite P:TL Character
    In an attempt to wake the boards up... Alex! Alex! Alex! Alex! Alex! WHOOOOOO!!! ALEX!!!!!
    02/22/08
    20
  • Rachel Corrigan
    I have a question,i dont know if this has been esablished, but is does Rachel Corrigan have any powers? i know Kat does, and i kno...
    01/16/08
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Fantasy, Horror, Suspense

Themes

unexplained phenomena, high stake situations, parallel worlds, facing danger, extraordinary situations