Tracker (TV series)
|Created by||Gil Grant|
Geraint Wyn Davies
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Running time||60 mins.|
|Production company(s)||Modern Entertainment|
Future Film Group
Lions Gate Television
|Original release||15 October 2001 –|
3 June 2002
Tracker is a 2001 Canadian science fiction television series starring Adrian Paul and Amy Price-Francis. The series is based on a short story by Gil Grant and Jeannine Renshaw. The pilot episode and two other episodes were edited into the film Alien Tracker.
Tracker is the story of Daggon, an alien life form who lands on Earth from the planet Cirron in a bid to capture 218 prisoners who had escaped from the planet SAR TOP in the Migar Solar System in the form of "life forces" then took over various human identities. He lands in an abandoned field in the outskirts of Chicago where he takes on the form of an underwear model and takes the name "Cole" from the underwear ad he sees on a billboard. He later meets Mel Porter, a Chicago bar owner who has an outgoing British bartender that she inherited along with her grandmother's police bar. Though she is suspicious at first, she gradually comes to accept Cole and lets him stay, offering him some of her ex-boyfriend's clothes. He has a device to capture the life forces and contain them in spheres, and once his mission is over, he has to take them back to SAR TOP.
A brilliant scientist named Zin engineers the jailbreak from SAR-TOP prison, located a hundred light years away from Earth. Zin creates a wormhole, which allows almost instantaneous travel from the Migar solar system to Earth. The wormhole ends in Chicago, where Zin and the escapees have taken over the bodies of human beings and blended into society, but still retain some of their alien otherworldly abilities.
With an army of escaped alien convicts, Zin creates a criminal empire, not unlike the mafia, which he can rule over as Godfather supreme. However as Cole will discover, Zin may have a larger agenda in mind than running illegal enterprises for profit, an agenda that might carry interplanetary implications.
Cole must find the fugitives and stop them before they can carry out their plans, using Mel's help and constant guidance to do so.
- Adrian Paul as Cole/Daggon
- Amy Price-Francis as Mel Porter
- Leanne Wilson as Jess Brown
- Geraint Wyn Davies as Zin
- Richard Yearwood as Nestov
- Caitlin Greer as Recurring Teen Panelist
- Cloud Nine
- Roswell (aka Area 51)
- The Plague
- The Beast
- Without a Trace
- Children of the Night
- Double Down
- Native Son
- To Catch a Desserian
- The Miracle
- Love, Cirronian Style
- Eye of the Storm
- Dark Road Home
- A Made Guy
- Fever of the Hunt (1)
- Fever of the Hunt (2)
- Back Into the Breach
- What Lies Beneath
- Remember When
- Cirronians are energy-based lifeforms that inhabit the planet Cirron in the Migar system. Cirronians have the abilities to move at hyperspeed, which weakens them if used more than once a day; manipulate energy; heal; and telekinesis. They are weakened by the cold, prolonged exposure can be fatal. Their strength is increased by heat.
- The Desserians evolved on a desert world in the Migar System. Apparently, not descended from predators, they were forced to develop extreme blending abilities, not unlike the Earth chameleon. As such, Desserians are extremely difficult to spot in a crowd, as they can also blend into social groups with ease. Much of the plant life on their home planet is poisonous. As a result, Desserian taste buds act as portable chemical laboratories to spot poisons before they enter the bloodstream.
- Although there have been several minor Desserian characters such as Zareth and Suudor, the only main Desserian character was Nestov, a good-natured fugitive con-artist. When he was first admitted to the prison planet, Nestov falsified his records to pass himself off as a Nodulian, a more aggressive species.
- Enixians have preternaturally heightened senses of smell, hearing and taste, which is both a blessing and a curse on planets such as Earth which has odors, sounds and flavors that Enixians are not familiar with on their own planet.
- Although there have been several minor Enixian characters such as Kaden and Trof there was never a main or recurring Enixian character.
- On their planet, Nodulians spend most of their lives under water, on Earth they need to regularly submerge in water with a high level of zinc in it to survive. They are also weakened by heat which would merely irritate a human.
- The Orsusians are born in pairs and are telepathic by nature. They are identified by a metal collar worn around the neck, used to focus their telepathic ability. They also have the ability to move underground.
- The Vardians are the most aggressive of the six alien species, they are super strong and have some telekinetic ability; Zin is the only Vardian seen to be able to manipulate energy like the Cirronians (Cole/Dagon) do.