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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. As of 2017, the series has begun streaming worldwide for free on Canada Media Fund's Encore+ YouTube channel.[2]

Mentors
GenreFantasy
Science fiction
Teen drama
Created byJosh Miller
StarringChad Krowchuk
Sarah Lind
Shaun Johnston
Belinda Metz
Stevie Mitchell
Samantha Krutzfeldt
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes52
Production
Executive producer(s)Kevin DeWalt
Margaret Mardirossian
Producer(s)Josh Miller
Production location(s)Edmonton, Alberta
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Minds Eye Entertainment
Anaid Productions
DistributorMinds Eye International
Release
Original networkFamily Channel
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original release12 June 1998 –
2 April 2002
External links
Website

Contents

PlotEdit

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.[3] 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.

CastEdit

Series OverviewEdit

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 listEdit

Season 1Edit

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 2Edit

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 3Edit

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 4Edit

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 broadcastsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mentors III". Telefilm Canada. 2001. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXssjYeUyJVHRVsElKWw7_oY9b0LgtrL9
  3. ^ Decker, Shelly (18 June 1999). "Mentors set to begin shooting". CANOE. Retrieved 18 July 2011.

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