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 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
1 1 "Dream House / UFO Encounter" Allan Kroeker Will Dixon / James Nadler September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28)
2 2 "Possession / Man Out of Time" John Bell / Allan Kroeker James Nadler / Larry Raskin October 5, 1996 (1996-10-05)
3 3 "Reptilian Revenge / Ghostly Voices" Giles Walker / Allan Kroeker Will Dixon / Richard Oleksiak October 12, 1996 (1996-10-12)
4 4 "Creeping Darkness / Power" John Bell / Allan Kroeker David Preston / Gerald Wexler October 19, 1996 (1996-10-19)
5 5 "Free Fall / Presence" Milan Cheylov / John Bell Larry Raskin / Ian Weir October 26, 1996 (1996-10-26)
6 6 "The Infestation / Human Apportation" Giles Walker / John Bell Damian Kindler / Denise Fordham November 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)
7 7 "The Underneath / Phantom Limb" Milan Cheylov / Allan Kroeker Robert C. Cooper / Sherman Snukal November 9, 1996 (1996-11-09)
8 8 "The Transient / Two Lost Old Men" Giles Walker Damian Kindler / Ian Weir November 16, 1996 (1996-11-16)
9 9 "UFO Duplication / Clara's Friend" Marc Voizard Robert C. Cooper / Will Dixon November 23, 1996 (1996-11-23)
10 10 "The Hunter / The Healer" John Bell Damian Kindler / Larry Raskin November 30, 1996 (1996-11-30)
11 11 "The Curse / Angel on a Plane" Marc Voizard / Ken Girotti Will Dixon / Ian Weir January 18, 1997 (1997-01-18)
12 12 "Anasazi Cave / Devil's Triangle" Marc Voizard / Ken Girotti Sherman Snukal / Damian Kindler January 25, 1997 (1997-01-25)
13 13 "The Undead / The Stalker" Clay Boris Will Dixon / Alex Pugsley February 1, 1997 (1997-02-01)
14 14 "The Forbidden North / Reincarnation" Ken Girotti Damian Kindler / Peter Aykroyd February 8, 1997 (1997-02-08)
15 15 "The Greenhouse Effect / The Buzz" Clay Boris Damian Kindler / Sherman Snukal February 15, 1997 (1997-02-15)
16 16 "The Light" Milan Cheylov Will Dixon February 22, 1997 (1997-02-22)
17 17 "The 13th Floor / The Believer" Clay Boris / Craig Pryce Jean Hurtubise / Damian Kindler April 12, 1997 (1997-04-12)
18 18 "The Fog / House on Garden Street" Clay Boris Robert C. Cooper / Chris Dickie April 19, 1997 (1997-04-19)
19 19 "Second Sight / Chocolate Soldier" Milan Cheylov Sherman Snukal / Will Dixon April 26, 1997 (1997-04-26)
20 20 "Fire Within / Fate" Aaron Schuster Richard Oleksiak / Damian Kindler May 3, 1997 (1997-05-03)
21 21 "Death at Sunset / Collision" Ross Clyde Jeremy Hole / Sherman Snukal May 10, 1997 (1997-05-10)
22 22 "Perestroika" Giles Walker Will Dixon May 17, 1997 (1997-05-17)

Season 2 (1997–98)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
23 1 "Threads" Milan Cheylov James Nadler September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
24 2 "The Donor" Milan Cheylov Rick Drew October 6, 1997 (1997-10-06)
25 3 "Wish I May" John Bell Will Dixon October 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
26 4 "Communion" John Bell Peter Mohan October 20, 1997 (1997-10-20)
27 5 "Frozen in Time" Giles Walker Tracey Forbes October 27, 1997 (1997-10-27)
28 6 "Devolution" Clay Boris John Dolin November 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)
29 7 "The Warrior" Clay Boris Rick Drew November 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)
30 8 "The Grey Men" Giles Walker James Nadler November 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)
31 9 "Man of War" Stephen Williams Deborah Nathan November 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)
32 10 "The Damned" Clay Boris Toni Di Franco December 1, 1997 (1997-12-01)
33 11 "Hell Week" Craig Pryce Alex Pugsley January 26, 1998 (1998-01-26)
34 12 "The Edge" Craig Pryce Tracey Forbes February 2, 1998 (1998-02-02)
35 13 "Bad Dreams" Stephen Williams Will Dixon February 9, 1998 (1998-02-09)
36 14 "Kiss of the Tiger" Carl Goldstein Damian Kindler February 17, 1998 (1998-02-17)
37 15 "The Haunting" John Bell Rick Drew February 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)
38 16 "Night of the Setting Sun" E. Jane Thompson James Nadler March 2, 1998 (1998-03-02)
39 17 "The Labyrinth" Ron Oliver Christiane Schull April 13, 1998 (1998-04-13)
40 18 "Pentimento" Vincenzo Natali Sarah Dodd April 20, 1998 (1998-04-20)
41 19 "Frozen Faith" Ron Oliver Matt Frewer April 27, 1998 (1998-04-27)
42 20 "Map to the Stars" John Bell Will Dixon May 4, 1998 (1998-05-04)
43 21 "The Endangered" Rick Drew Will Dixon May 11, 1998 (1998-05-11)
44 22 "The Egress (Part 1)" John Bell James Nadler May 18, 1998 (1998-05-18)

Season 3 (1998–99)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
45 1 "Jaunt (Part 2)" John Bell James Nadler September 27, 1998 (1998-09-27)
46 2 "Comings and Goings (Part 3)" John Bell Tracey Forbes October 4, 1998 (1998-10-04)
47 3 "Heartland" Stephen Williams John Dolin October 11, 1998 (1998-10-11)
48 4 "The Kiss" Doug Jackson C.D. Frewer & F.J. Kennedy October 18, 1998 (1998-10-18)
49 5 "Absolution" Clay Boris Damian Kindler October 25, 1998 (1998-10-25)
50 6 "All Hallows Eve" Luc Chalifour Donald Martin November 1, 1998 (1998-11-01)
51 7 "Palimpsest" Craig Pryce Paula Smith November 8, 1998 (1998-11-08)
52 8 "Return" Bruce Pittman James Nadler November 15, 1998 (1998-11-15)
53 9 "Harlequin" Ron Oliver Larry Raskin November 22, 1998 (1998-11-22)
54 10 "Little People" Craig Pryce Rick Drew November 29, 1998 (1998-11-29)
55 11 "The Winding Cloth" Clay Boris Rick Drew January 24, 1999 (1999-01-24)
56 12 "Chango" Bruce Pittman Sarah Dodd January 31, 1999 (1999-01-31)
57 13 "Solitary Confinement" Ron Oliver Story by : John Dolin & Michael Teversham
Teleplay by : John Dolin
February 7, 1999 (1999-02-07)
58 14 "Valentine" Ross Clyde Sheila Prescott-Vessey February 14, 1999 (1999-02-14)
59 15 "Old Wounds" Luc Chalifour Story by : Jim Purdy
Teleplay by : Jim Purdy & Paula Smith
February 21, 1999 (1999-02-21)
60 16 "The Observer Effect" Giles Walker Damian Kindler February 28, 1999 (1999-02-28)
61 17 "School of Thought" John Bell Rick Drew April 18, 1999 (1999-04-18)
62 18 "Y2K" Ron Oliver C.D. Frewer & F.J. Kennedy April 25, 1999 (1999-04-25)
63 19 "The Tribunal" John Bell Jean Hurtubise May 2, 1999 (1999-05-02)
64 20 "John Doe" Giles Walker Damian Kindler May 9, 1999 (1999-05-09)
65 21 "Forever and a Day (Part 1)" Ron Oliver James Nadler May 16, 1999 (1999-05-16)
66 22 "Forever and a Day (Part 2)" Stephen Williams James Nadler May 23, 1999 (1999-05-23)

Season 4 (1999–2000)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
67 1 "Shocking" Stephen Williams Larry Raskin September 26, 1999 (1999-09-26)
68 2 "Sacrifices" Stephen Williams Will Dixon October 3, 1999 (1999-10-03)
69 3 "Happy Birthday, Matt Praeger" Luc Chalifour Larry Raskin October 10, 1999 (1999-10-10)
70 4 "Soul Survivor" Ross Clyde Rick Drew October 17, 1999 (1999-10-17)
71 5 "883" Ron Oliver Damian Kindler October 24, 1999 (1999-10-24)
72 6 "Once Upon a Time in the West" John Bell Damian Kindler October 31, 1999 (1999-10-31)
73 7 "Body and Soul" John Bell Andrea Moodie November 7, 1999 (1999-11-07)
74 8 "Temple of Light" Ron Oliver Andrea Moodie November 14, 1999 (1999-11-14)
75 9 "Inertia" Randy Bradshaw Will Dixon November 21, 1999 (1999-11-21)
76 10 "Nocturnal Cabal" Steve DiMarco Damian Kindler November 28, 1999 (1999-11-28)
77 11 "'Til Death Do Us Part" Luc Chalifour Sarah Dodd January 22, 2000 (2000-01-22)
78 12 "Tyler/Tim" Randy Bradshaw Rick Drew January 29, 2000 (2000-01-29)
79 13 "Super Sargasso Sea" Larry McLean Andrea Moodie February 5, 2000 (2000-02-05)
80 14 "Persistence of Vision" Ron Oliver Will Dixon February 12, 2000 (2000-02-12)
81 15 "GeoCore" Jon Cassar Martin M Boricky February 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)
82 16 "Gone Fishing" Ron Oliver Larry Raskin & Aaron Woodley February 26, 2000 (2000-02-26)
83 17 "Chiaroscuro" Alan Gough Andrea Moodie April 15, 2000 (2000-04-15)
84 18 "Regeneration" Will Dixon Damian Kindler April 22, 2000 (2000-04-22)
85 19 "Wendigo" John Bell Mark Leiren-Young April 29, 2000 (2000-04-29)
86 20 "Elevator" Ron Oliver Larry Raskin May 6, 2000 (2000-05-06)
87 21 "Force Majeure" John Bell Will Dixon & Damian Kindler May 13, 2000 (2000-05-13)
88 22 "Stone Dreams" Ron Oliver Larry Raskin & Andrea Moodie May 20, 2000 (2000-05-20)

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