List of Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal episodes

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Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal is a Canadian science fiction drama television series which was filmed in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and aired 88 episodes over four seasons from 1996 to 2000. The series is hosted by Dan Aykroyd who presents dramatic stories supposedly inspired by the paranormal investigations of the "Office of Scientific Investigation and Research" (O.S.I.R.).[1]

Each episode in the first season, with the exception of two episodes, feature two unlinked cases in each episode. Beginning with the second season, each episode focused on one case, and the series began to feature story arcs alongside the standalone episodes.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale
1 22 September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28) May 17, 1997 (1997-05-17) July 13, 2010 (2010-07-13)[2]
2 22 September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29) May 18, 1998 (1998-05-18) August 10, 2010 (2010-08-10)[3]
3 22 September 27, 1998 (1998-09-27) May 23, 1999 (1999-05-23) September 14, 2010 (2010-09-14)[4]
4 22 September 26, 1999 (1999-09-26) May 20, 2000 (2000-05-20) October 19, 2010 (2010-10-19)[5]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (1996–97)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Dream House / UFO Encounter"Allan KroekerWill Dixon / James NadlerSeptember 28, 1996 (1996-09-28)
22"Possession / Man Out of Time"John Bell / Allan KroekerJames Nadler / Larry RaskinOctober 5, 1996 (1996-10-05)
33"Reptilian Revenge / Ghostly Voices"Giles Walker / Allan KroekerWill Dixon / Richard OleksiakOctober 12, 1996 (1996-10-12)
44"Creeping Darkness / Power"John Bell / Allan KroekerDavid Preston / Gerald WexlerOctober 19, 1996 (1996-10-19)
55"Free Fall / Presence"Milan Cheylov / John BellLarry Raskin / Ian WeirOctober 26, 1996 (1996-10-26)
66"The Infestation / Human Apportation"Giles Walker / John BellDamian Kindler / Denise FordhamNovember 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)
77"The Underneath / Phantom Limb"Milan Cheylov / Allan KroekerRobert C. Cooper / Sherman SnukalNovember 9, 1996 (1996-11-09)
88"The Transient / Two Lost Old Men"Giles WalkerDamian Kindler / Ian WeirNovember 16, 1996 (1996-11-16)
99"UFO Duplication / Clara's Friend"Marc VoizardRobert C. Cooper / Will DixonNovember 23, 1996 (1996-11-23)
1010"The Hunter / The Healer"John BellDamian Kindler / Larry RaskinNovember 30, 1996 (1996-11-30)
1111"The Curse / Angel on a Plane"Marc Voizard / Ken GirottiWill Dixon / Ian WeirJanuary 18, 1997 (1997-01-18)
1212"Anasazi Cave / Devil's Triangle"Marc Voizard / Ken GirottiSherman Snukal / Damian KindlerJanuary 25, 1997 (1997-01-25)
1313"The Undead / The Stalker"Clay BorisWill Dixon / Alex PugsleyFebruary 1, 1997 (1997-02-01)
1414"The Forbidden North / Reincarnation"Ken GirottiDamian Kindler / Peter AykroydFebruary 8, 1997 (1997-02-08)
1515"The Greenhouse Effect / The Buzz"Clay BorisDamian Kindler / Sherman SnukalFebruary 15, 1997 (1997-02-15)
1616"The Light"Milan CheylovWill DixonFebruary 22, 1997 (1997-02-22)
1717"The 13th Floor / The Believer"Clay Boris / Craig PryceJean Hurtubise / Damian KindlerApril 12, 1997 (1997-04-12)
1818"The Fog / House on Garden Street"Clay BorisRobert C. Cooper / Chris DickieApril 19, 1997 (1997-04-19)
1919"Second Sight / Chocolate Soldier"Milan CheylovSherman Snukal / Will DixonApril 26, 1997 (1997-04-26)
2020"Fire Within / Fate"Aaron SchusterRichard Oleksiak / Damian KindlerMay 3, 1997 (1997-05-03)
2121"Death at Sunset / Collision"Ross ClydeJeremy Hole / Sherman SnukalMay 10, 1997 (1997-05-10)
2222"Perestroika"Giles WalkerWill DixonMay 17, 1997 (1997-05-17)

Season 2 (1997–98)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
231"Threads"Milan CheylovJames NadlerSeptember 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
242"The Donor"Milan CheylovRick DrewOctober 6, 1997 (1997-10-06)
253"Wish I May"John BellWill DixonOctober 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
264"Communion"John BellPeter MohanOctober 20, 1997 (1997-10-20)
275"Frozen in Time"Giles WalkerTracey ForbesOctober 27, 1997 (1997-10-27)
286"Devolution"Clay BorisJohn DolinNovember 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)
297"The Warrior"Clay BorisRick DrewNovember 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)
308"The Grey Men"Giles WalkerJames NadlerNovember 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)
319"Man of War"Stephen WilliamsDeborah NathanNovember 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)
3210"The Damned"Clay BorisToni Di FrancoDecember 1, 1997 (1997-12-01)
3311"Hell Week"Craig PryceAlex PugsleyJanuary 26, 1998 (1998-01-26)
3412"The Edge"Craig PryceTracey ForbesFebruary 2, 1998 (1998-02-02)
3513"Bad Dreams"Stephen WilliamsWill DixonFebruary 9, 1998 (1998-02-09)
3614"Kiss of the Tiger"Carl GoldsteinDamian KindlerFebruary 17, 1998 (1998-02-17)
3715"The Haunting"John BellRick DrewFebruary 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)
3816"Night of the Setting Sun"E. Jane ThompsonJames NadlerMarch 2, 1998 (1998-03-02)
3917"The Labyrinth"Ron OliverChristiane SchullApril 13, 1998 (1998-04-13)
4018"Pentimento"Vincenzo NataliSarah DoddApril 20, 1998 (1998-04-20)
4119"Frozen Faith"Ron OliverMatt FrewerApril 27, 1998 (1998-04-27)
4220"Map to the Stars"John BellWill DixonMay 4, 1998 (1998-05-04)
4321"The Endangered"Rick DrewWill DixonMay 11, 1998 (1998-05-11)
4422"The Egress (Part 1)"John BellJames NadlerMay 18, 1998 (1998-05-18)

Season 3 (1998–99)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
451"Jaunt (Part 2)"John BellJames NadlerSeptember 27, 1998 (1998-09-27)
462"Comings and Goings (Part 3)"John BellTracey ForbesOctober 4, 1998 (1998-10-04)
473"Heartland"Stephen WilliamsJohn DolinOctober 11, 1998 (1998-10-11)
484"The Kiss"Doug JacksonC.D. Frewer & F.J. KennedyOctober 18, 1998 (1998-10-18)
495"Absolution"Clay BorisDamian KindlerOctober 25, 1998 (1998-10-25)
506"All Hallows Eve"Luc ChalifourDonald MartinNovember 1, 1998 (1998-11-01)
517"Palimpsest"Craig PrycePaula SmithNovember 8, 1998 (1998-11-08)
528"Return"Bruce PittmanJames NadlerNovember 15, 1998 (1998-11-15)
539"Harlequin"Ron OliverLarry RaskinNovember 22, 1998 (1998-11-22)
5410"Little People"Craig PryceRick DrewNovember 29, 1998 (1998-11-29)
5511"The Winding Cloth"Clay BorisRick DrewJanuary 24, 1999 (1999-01-24)
5612"Chango"Bruce PittmanSarah DoddJanuary 31, 1999 (1999-01-31)
5713"Solitary Confinement"Ron OliverStory by : John Dolin & Michael Teversham
Teleplay by : John Dolin
February 7, 1999 (1999-02-07)
5814"Valentine"Ross ClydeSheila Prescott-VesseyFebruary 14, 1999 (1999-02-14)
5915"Old Wounds"Luc ChalifourStory by : Jim Purdy
Teleplay by : Jim Purdy & Paula Smith
February 21, 1999 (1999-02-21)
6016"The Observer Effect"Giles WalkerDamian KindlerFebruary 28, 1999 (1999-02-28)
6117"School of Thought"John BellRick DrewApril 18, 1999 (1999-04-18)
6218"Y2K"Ron OliverC.D. Frewer & F.J. KennedyApril 25, 1999 (1999-04-25)
6319"The Tribunal"John BellJean HurtubiseMay 2, 1999 (1999-05-02)
6420"John Doe"Giles WalkerDamian KindlerMay 9, 1999 (1999-05-09)
6521"Forever and a Day (Part 1)"Ron OliverJames NadlerMay 16, 1999 (1999-05-16)
6622"Forever and a Day (Part 2)"Stephen WilliamsJames NadlerMay 23, 1999 (1999-05-23)

Season 4 (1999–2000)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
671"Shocking"Stephen WilliamsLarry RaskinSeptember 26, 1999 (1999-09-26)
682"Sacrifices"Stephen WilliamsWill DixonOctober 3, 1999 (1999-10-03)
693"Happy Birthday, Matt Praeger"Luc ChalifourLarry RaskinOctober 10, 1999 (1999-10-10)
704"Soul Survivor"Ross ClydeRick DrewOctober 17, 1999 (1999-10-17)
715"883"Ron OliverDamian KindlerOctober 24, 1999 (1999-10-24)
726"Once Upon a Time in the West"John BellDamian KindlerOctober 31, 1999 (1999-10-31)
737"Body and Soul"John BellAndrea MoodieNovember 7, 1999 (1999-11-07)
748"Temple of Light"Ron OliverAndrea MoodieNovember 14, 1999 (1999-11-14)
759"Inertia"Randy BradshawWill DixonNovember 21, 1999 (1999-11-21)
7610"Nocturnal Cabal"Steve DiMarcoDamian KindlerNovember 28, 1999 (1999-11-28)
7711"'Til Death Do Us Part"Luc ChalifourSarah DoddJanuary 22, 2000 (2000-01-22)
7812"Tyler/Tim"Randy BradshawRick DrewJanuary 29, 2000 (2000-01-29)
7913"Super Sargasso Sea"Larry McLeanAndrea MoodieFebruary 5, 2000 (2000-02-05)
8014"Persistence of Vision"Ron OliverWill DixonFebruary 12, 2000 (2000-02-12)
8115"GeoCore"Jon CassarMartin M BorickyFebruary 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)
8216"Gone Fishing"Ron OliverLarry Raskin & Aaron WoodleyFebruary 26, 2000 (2000-02-26)
8317"Chiaroscuro"Alan GoughAndrea MoodieApril 15, 2000 (2000-04-15)
8418"Regeneration"Will DixonDamian KindlerApril 22, 2000 (2000-04-22)
8519"Wendigo"John BellMark Leiren-YoungApril 29, 2000 (2000-04-29)
8620"Elevator"Ron OliverLarry RaskinMay 6, 2000 (2000-05-06)
8721"Force Majeure"John BellWill Dixon & Damian KindlerMay 13, 2000 (2000-05-13)
8822"Stone Dreams"Ron OliverLarry Raskin & Andrea MoodieMay 20, 2000 (2000-05-20)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal". TV Guide. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal - First DVD Release in North America is Coming to Canada this Summer". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on April 18, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2010.
  3. ^ "Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal - Alliance Announces a Street Date in Canada for Season 2". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on June 22, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  4. ^ "Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal - Alliance Schedules the Next-to-Last Season for DVD". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on July 12, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  5. ^ "Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal - Dan Aykroyd and Matt Frewer in the 4th (and Final) Season on DVD". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on August 28, 2010. Retrieved August 19, 2010.

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