The Net (U.S. TV series)

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The Net
The Net (U.S. TV series).jpg
Created by Deborah Pratt
Starring Brooke Langton
Joseph Bottoms
Tim Curry
Eric Szmanda
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 60 minutes
(per episode)
Production company(s) Columbia TriStar Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Release
Original network USA Network
Original release July 18, 1998 – March 27, 1999

The Net is a 1998 television drama series based on the 1995 film of the same name. The series starred Brooke Langton as Angela Bennett, the character Sandra Bullock played in the film. Produced in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the series originally aired for one season on the USA Network before being canceled in 1999.

Synopsis[edit]

Computer expert Angela Bennett (Brooke Langton), accidentally receives a top secret email with information about an elite terrorist organization called the Praetorians. Angela soon discovers that the Praetorians' goal is to take control of people's lives through the use of computers. The Praetorians become aware of Angela's knowledge of them and steal her identity, placing her new identity on the F.B.I.'s Ten Most Wanted List. Angela, with the help of an unidentified person named "The Sorcerer" (Curry), sets out to stop the Praetorians and win back her true identity while staying one step ahead of both the F.B.I. and the Praetorians.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Kelli Taylor as Anna Kelly (1998)
  • Mackenzie Gray as Greg Hearney
  • Jim Byrnes as Mr. Olivier
  • Dion Luther as Mr. White/Michael White

Guest stars[edit]

Production[edit]

The stunt coordinator for the series was David Jacox.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byOriginal air date Prod.
code [1]
1"Deleted"Bradford MayJuly 18, 1998 (1998-07-18)101
2"North by Northwestern"Jim CharlestonJuly 25, 1998 (1998-07-25)102
3"Transplant"George MendelukAugust 1, 1998 (1998-08-01)103
4"Bulls and Bears"Helen ShaverAugust 8, 1998 (1998-08-08)106
5"Death of an Angel"Patrick NorrisAugust 15, 1998 (1998-08-15)105
6"Kill the Buddha"Adam NimoyAugust 22, 1998 (1998-08-22)107
7"Fireball"TBAAugust 29, 1998 (1998-08-29)108
8"Jump Vector"Scott PaulinOctober 3, 1998 (1998-10-03)109
9"Go Like You Know"David WinklerOctober 10, 1998 (1998-10-10)110
10"Harvest"Peter DeLuiseOctober 17, 1998 (1998-10-17)111
11"Diamonds Aren't Forever"Michael RobisonNovember 28, 1998 (1998-11-28)112
12"Pandora's Box"Neill FearnleyDecember 5, 1998 (1998-12-05)113
13"Sample"Jefferson KibbeeDecember 12, 1998 (1998-12-12)114
14"Lucy's Life"Jefferson KibbeeDecember 20, 1998 (1998-12-20)115
15"Pay the Line"Les LandauJanuary 9, 1999 (1999-01-09)116
16"Lunatic Fringe"Oscar CostoJanuary 16, 1999 (1999-01-16)117
17"In Dreams"Helaine HeadJanuary 23, 1999 (1999-01-23)118
18"Y2K: Total System Failure"Randy ZiskJanuary 30, 1999 (1999-01-30)104
19"Zero"E. J. FoeresterMarch 6, 1999 (1999-03-06)119
20"Last Man Standing"Peter DeLuiseMarch 13, 1999 (1999-03-13)120
21"Chem Club"Anson WilliamsMarch 20, 1999 (1999-03-20)121
22"Eye-see-you.com"Scott PaulinMarch 27, 1999 (1999-03-27)122

DVD releases[edit]

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the complete series on DVD in Region 2 on May 15, 2006.[2] It was also released on DVD in Region 4 on 21 March 2006.

The order of the episodes on the DVD release differs from the order in which they were aired on television (see above); airing episode #18 is #4, and episodes 5 and 6 are in reverse order, on the DVD release.

Mill Creek Entertainment announced The Net: The Complete Series on DVD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "The Net : no"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-05-27. 
  2. ^ Amazon.com, The Net: The Complete Series DVD release info

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