ReGenesis

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ReGenesis
ReGenesis season one DVD.jpg
Cover of Season 1 DVD. From left to right: Conrad Pla as Carlos Serrano, Mayko Nguyen as Mayko Tran, Peter Outerbridge as David Sandström, Maxim Roy as Caroline Morrison, Dmitry Chepovetsky as Bob Melnikov, and Sarah Strange as Jill Langston.
GenreScience fiction
Created byAvrum Jacobson
StarringPeter Outerbridge
Conrad Pla
Dmitry Chepovetsky
Wendy Crewson
Mayko Nguyen
Greg Bryk
Opening themeAnywhere But Here
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes52 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Christina Jennings
Tom Chehak
Broadcast
Original channelThe Movie Network
Movie Central
Original runOctober 24, 2004 (2004-10-24) –
May 25, 2008 (2008-05-25)
External links
Website
 
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ReGenesis
ReGenesis season one DVD.jpg
Cover of Season 1 DVD. From left to right: Conrad Pla as Carlos Serrano, Mayko Nguyen as Mayko Tran, Peter Outerbridge as David Sandström, Maxim Roy as Caroline Morrison, Dmitry Chepovetsky as Bob Melnikov, and Sarah Strange as Jill Langston.
GenreScience fiction
Created byAvrum Jacobson
StarringPeter Outerbridge
Conrad Pla
Dmitry Chepovetsky
Wendy Crewson
Mayko Nguyen
Greg Bryk
Opening themeAnywhere But Here
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes52 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Christina Jennings
Tom Chehak
Broadcast
Original channelThe Movie Network
Movie Central
Original runOctober 24, 2004 (2004-10-24) –
May 25, 2008 (2008-05-25)
External links
Website

ReGenesis is a Canadian television series produced by The Movie Network and Movie Central in conjunction with Shaftesbury Films. The series, which ran for four seasons, revolves around the scientists of NorBAC ("North American Biotechnology Advisory Commission"), a fictional organization with a lab based in Toronto. The organization investigates problems of a scientific nature, such as bio-terrorism, mysterious diseases or radical changes in environment throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico. NorBAC is headed by David Sandström (played by Peter Outerbridge), the chief scientist and molecular biologist. Through this character the show often addresses topical social, political and ethical issues related to the science at hand.

The series was originally seen on The Movie Network and Movie Central with rebroadcasts on Global and Showcase in Canada. Internationally it can be seen on FX in the United Kingdom, The Science Channel, Halogen TV and in syndication at CW Plus in the United States, and FX Latin America in Mexico; as well as numerous broadcasters in Europe and Asia. International distribution is handled by Oasis International. As of April 2012 the show can also be seen on Hulu.com.

Aled Edwards, scientific consultant for the series, is a noted Canadian molecular biologist, and the director of the Structural Genomics Consortium.

Interactive and other media[edit]

ReGenesis has been an international pioneer in integrating interactive media elements into the series. The first successfully deployed alternate reality game paired with a major television broadcast is called the ReGenesis Extended Reality and was created by Xenophile Media in association with Shaftesbury Films. It won the Canadian New Media Award for Best Cross-Platform project of 2004 and an FITC Design & Technology Award for Excellence in Convergence.[1] In 2006 the alternate reality game won the Banff World Television Festival[2] Award for Interactive Television, a Gemini Award for Best Cross-Platform, and in 2007, an International Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Program. An exploratory game, the ReGenesis Extended Reality draws viewers into a conspiracy and mystery that weaves in and out of the TV series, using the internet, email and other media to immerse the viewer, blurring the line between fiction and reality. ReGenesis Extended Reality harnesses the power of enthusiastic fans that seed the site with discussion content and collaborative investigations. Extensive knowledge of various chemistry and biotechnology issues is required to find out why the plot in many episodes can't be true (if it can't).

Other interactive elements include ReGenesis:ReMixed, a series of podcasts featuring the music of ReGenesis, as well as exclusive interviews with some of the people involved in putting the show together. However, neither of these were continued for the third or fourth season of the series.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

Music[edit]

The main title theme song for ReGenesis is "Anywhere But Here" by the Montreal band Behavior. Behavior is an alias for producer / composer Michael McCann. The show's score is primarily composed by Tom Third, with numerous contributions throughout by film/TV composer Rob Carli.

A comprehensive list of all the music played in the first two seasons can be found at the ReGenesis:ReMixed site.

Episode list[edit]

DVD releases[edit]

On November 11, 2008 Season 1 was released in North America on DVD by Entertainment One. The four-disc set includes all 13 first season episodes presented in a letterbox format. Special features include a making of, photo gallery, and "The Facts Behind the Fiction" (the white papers published by the Ontario Genomics Institute). Shaftesbury Films claimed that Seasons 2, 3 and 4 would follow throughout 2009 and 2010, but as of February 2013 no such releases have emerged.

The first season has also been released in the UK through Universal Studios UK. The second season was later released to European countries by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, though it was presented in a Pan and Scan format. Seasons 3 and 4 have been released on DVD in Japan—Season 3 in letterbox format and Season 4 in 16:9 widescreen. The Japanese Season 3 boxset includes a 20-minute Making Of video[3] and the Season 4 boxset a 20-minute Peter Outerbridge interview titled "Pretending With Conviction".[4]

International broadcasts[edit]

CountryTV Network(s)
Canada CanadaThe Movie Network, Movie Central (first run)
Global (second run), Showcase, Vision TV
Argentina ArgentinaTecnopolis
France FranceSci Fi Channel, 13ème Rue
France France & Germany GermanyArte
Mexico MexicoFX Latin America
Brazil BrazilFX Latin America
Spain SpainCalle 13
Portugal PortugalSIC Radical
United Kingdom United KingdomSciFi (UK) (first run) and FX (second run, premiering 22:00 on Wednesday, 22 October 2008).
Belgium BelgiumCanvas (Flanders), RTL TVi (Wallonia)
Korea KoreaScience Channel
Japan JapanWOWOW
United States United States of AmericaSyndication, Halogen TV, MAVTV, Hulu, The Science Channel
Poland PolandAXN / AXN Sci-Fi
Russia RussiaRussia 2
Italy ItalyMediaset Premium 1
Bulgaria BulgariaFox Crime
Hungary HungaryAXN
Romania RomaniaAXN / AXN Sci-Fi
Serbia SerbiaFox Crime
Finland FinlandYLE FST5
Philippines PhilippinesMaxxx, Studio 23
South Africa South AfricaMnet Action
Turkey TurkeyDizi Smart, Dizi Smart Premium
Albania AlbaniaVizion Plus
Australia AustraliaFX

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FITC Awards -2005". FITC.ca. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Clickable Culture - ‘ReGenesis’ ARG Wins Gemini Award". Secretlair.com. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
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