Big Wolf on Campus

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Big Wolf on Campus
FormatHorror
Supernatural drama
Teen dramedy
Romance
Action
Created byChris Briggs
Peter A. Knight
StarringBrandon Quinn
Danny Smith
Rachelle Lefevre
Aimée Castle
Country of originCanada
No. of episodes65 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Abbie Charette
Peter A. Knight
Running time22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelYTV (Canada), Fox Family Channel (USA)
Original runApril 2, 1999 (1999-04-02) – April 27, 2002 (2002-04-27)
 
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Big Wolf on Campus
FormatHorror
Supernatural drama
Teen dramedy
Romance
Action
Created byChris Briggs
Peter A. Knight
StarringBrandon Quinn
Danny Smith
Rachelle Lefevre
Aimée Castle
Country of originCanada
No. of episodes65 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Abbie Charette
Peter A. Knight
Running time22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelYTV (Canada), Fox Family Channel (USA)
Original runApril 2, 1999 (1999-04-02) – April 27, 2002 (2002-04-27)

Big Wolf on Campus is a Canadian television series created by Peter A. Knight and Christopher Briggs that ran from 1999 to 2002. In the lighthearted horror/teen drama tradition of Buffy the Vampire Slayer,[citation needed] it is about a teenage boy named Thomas "Tommy" P. Dawkins, who was bitten by a werewolf during a camping trip in the woods a week before his senior year. After becoming a werewolf, he fights against vampires, cat women, ghosts, zombies, and other supernatural entities to keep his hometown of Pleasantville safe, even though almost everyone in Pleasantville believes that their protector, "The Pleasantville Werewolf", is dangerous.

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Thomas "Tommy" P. Dawkins is a teenager who is mauled by a werewolf during a camping trip. After returning to his home town of Pleasantville, of which his father is the mayor, there are sightings of the "Pleasantville Werewolf". The first person to find out that Tommy is the Pleasantville Werewolf is Tommy's goth friend Merton J. Dingle, a keen expert of the supernatural. Together they battle other paranormal creatures that comes into their town. Despite Tommy's best efforts to protect Pleasantville, almost everybody sees him as a dangerous monster, including Tim and Travis Eckert, twin brothers who are obsessed with hunting the Werewolf down.

In the first season, Tommy's love interest is Stacy Hanson, and most of the other characters are completely unaware of Tommy's secret. They date at some points but due to Tommy's vigilante lifestyle as a lycanthrope, his transformations interfere with their relationship. At the end of the first season, Stacy leaves for college after graduation.

Some of the antagonists in the series take a toll on Tommy, such as the werewolf who bit him. Tommy also stands against a Werewolf Syndicate who intends on using Tommy to create other werewolves, as they are unable to since they are not Alphas like Tommy.

Taking Stacy's place as Tommy's love interest is Lori Baxter, a former Catholic school girl who was expelled for vandalism. Lori is an expert fighter who realizes Tommy's secret and later befriends Tommy and Merton and joins them in fighting evil.

Along with Tommy's relationships, some of the drama they struggle with is Merton being temporarily cursed by Medusa, as well as their frequent encounters with the Syndicate. At some point Merton and Lori, on two different occasions, are turned into werewolves themselves. Merton is accidentally bitten while doing dental work on Tommy, and becomes excited at the notion of becoming a werewolf, and Lori is bitten by Tommy after he is brainwashed during an encounter with the Syndicate, which results in a takeover. Both are cured before becoming permanent werewolves, but Tommy, despite his own attempts at being cured, is unsuccessful in finding a cure as he is a full werewolf. Nonetheless, he accepts that being a werewolf is his fate, though an unwanted one.

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