Mentors (TV series)

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Mentors
Genre Fantasy
Science fiction
Teen drama
Created by Josh Miller
Starring Chad Krowchuk
Sarah Lind
Shaun Johnston
Belinda Metz
Stevie Mitchell
Samantha Krutzfeldt
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 52
Production
Executive producer(s) Kevin DeWalt
Margaret Mardirossian
Producer(s) Josh Miller
Location(s) Edmonton, Alberta
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Minds Eye Entertainment
Anaid Productions
Distributor Minds Eye International
Release
Original network Family Channel
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release 12 June 1998 – 2 April 2002
External links
Website

Mentors is a Canadian science fiction fantasy series that aired on Family Channel.[1] It was aired on Discovery Kids in the United States and Latin America. It also aired in Japan on NHK where it was dubbed in Japanese.

Plot[edit]

Mentors follows the adventures of 15-year-old boy genius Oliver Cates who uses his computer to bring famous historical figures such as Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, and Joan of Arc from the past into the present for 36 hours.[2] He and his friend Dee Sampson often use the device to help cope with the challenges of being teenagers, as well as learning about history. Eventually Oliver hands the machine over to his two cousins Simon and Crystal, who bring forward figures such as Confucius, Anaïs Nin and Vlad the Impaler.

Cast[edit]

  • Chad Krowchuk as Oliver Cates
  • Sarah Lind as Dee Sampson
  • Belinda Metz as Anne Cates
  • Shaun Johnston as Roy Cates
  • Stevie Mitchell as Simon Cates
  • Samantha Krutzfeldt as Crystal Cates

Series Overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 13 12 June 1998 (1998-06-12) 26 March 1999 (1999-03-26)
2 13 18 August 2000 (2000-08-18) 10 November 2000 (2000-11-10)
3 13 8 May 2001 (2001-05-08) 28 May 2001 (2001-05-28)
4 13 15 March 2002 (2002-03-15) 2 April 2002 (2002-04-02)

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode # Title Original air date
1 "The Genius" 12 June 1998 (1998-06-12)
2 "Smart Aleck" 19 June 1998 (1998-06-19)
3 "Raising the Siege" 26 June 1998 (1998-06-26)
4 "Lewis in Wonderland" 3 July 1998 (1998-07-03)
5 "Little Emperor" 10 July 1998 (1998-07-10)
6 "Wilde Card" 17 July 1998 (1998-07-17)
7 "A Ninth of Beethoven" 16 January 1999 (1999-01-16)
8 "A Transient, Shining Trouble" 23 January 1999 (1999-01-23)
9 "The Presence of Saint Nick" 6 February 1999 (1999-02-06)
10 "The Raven" 5 March 1999 (1999-03-05)
11 "Harriet's Path" 12 March 1999 (1999-03-12)
12 "The Crush" 19 March 1999 (1999-03-19)
13 "The Rescue" 26 March 1999 (1999-03-26)

Season 2[edit]

Episode # Title Original airdate
1 "The Truth Is in Here" 18 August 2000 (2000-08-18)
2 "Her Grace Under Pressure" 25 August 2000 (2000-08-25)
3 "Dear Diary" 1 September 2000 (2000-09-01)
4 "The Glory Trail" 8 September 2000 (2000-09-08)
5 "Right Place, Right Time" 15 September 2000 (2000-09-15)
6 "Nothing But Net" 22 September 2000 (2000-09-22)
7 "Father's Day" 29 September 2000 (2000-09-29)
8 "The Book of Love" 6 October 2000 (2000-10-06)
9 "Stranger in a Strange Land" 13 October 2000 (2000-10-13)
10 "The Fire Ship" 20 October 2000 (2000-10-20)
11 "Klondike Daze" 27 October 2000 (2000-10-27)
12 "Seer and Now" 3 November 2000 (2000-11-03)
13 "Future Tense" 10 November 2000 (2000-11-10)

Season 3[edit]

Episode # Title Original airdate
1 "The Good, the Bad and the Ollie" 8 May 2001 (2001-05-08)
2 "The Odd Pod" 12 May 2001 (2001-05-12)
3 "Man's Best Friend" 13 May 2001 (2001-05-13)
4 "Citizen Cates" 14 May 2001 (2001-05-14)
5 "Experience" 15 May 2001 (2001-05-15)
6 "Silent Movie" 19 May 2001 (2001-05-19)
7 "Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made Of" 20 May 2001 (2001-05-20)
8 "Work in Progress" 21 May 2001 (2001-05-21)
9 "Nothing to Fear" 22 May 2001 (2001-05-22)
10 "Anything You Can Do" 26 May 2001 (2001-05-26)
11 "Remembrance Day" 27 May 2001 (2001-05-27)
12 "The Tao of Hockey" 28 May 2001 (2001-05-28)
13 "Homesick" 29 May 2001 (2001-05-29)

Season 4[edit]

Episode # Title Original airdate
1 "Enter the Monolith" 15 March 2002 (2002-03-15)
2 "The Private Eyes" 16 March 2002 (2002-03-16)
3 "Humbug" 17 March 2002 (2002-03-17)
4 "The Other Half" 18 March 2002 (2002-03-18)
5 "Transition" 22 March 2002 (2002-03-22)
6 "Breakthrough" 23 March 2002 (2002-03-23)
7 "Future Forward" 24 March 2002 (2002-03-24)
8 "Dusty Trails" 25 March 2002 (2002-03-25)
9 "Cursed" 29 March 2002 (2002-03-29)
10 "Once and Future King" 30 March 2002 (2002-03-30)
11 "Secrets and Lies" 31 March 2002 (2002-03-31)
12 "A Matter of Time: Part 1" 1 April 2002 (2002-04-01)
13 "A Matter of Time: Part 2" 2 April 2002 (2002-04-02)

International broadcasts[edit]

Country Channel
 Australia ABC Kids
 Canada CTV
Vision TV
Latin America Discovery Kids (Latin America)
 United States Discovery Kids
 Portugal Canal Panda
 Brazil Discovery Kids (Brazil)
 France Ma Planète
 Japan NHK
 Israel Noga

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mentors III". Telefilm Canada. 2001. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  2. ^ Decker, Shelly (1999-06-18). "Mentors set to begin shooting". CANOE. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 

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