Sarah Connor (Lena Heady) will do anything to protect her son John (Thomas Dekker), the future savior of the human race. The machines know about John, and have been sent back to terminate him before Judgment Day. There is also Cameron (Summer Glau), a machine sent back to the past to protect him. But Cameron seems to have another agenda as well. And joining the team on a regular basis this season is John’s uncle Derek Reese (Brian Austin Green).
Following the shocking death of Stephen, who gave his life to save Nick, the team is down in spirits and numbers. Captain Becker joins the team as security when they investigate an anomaly sighting at a London museum. From that adventure, Egyptologist Sarah Page also joins the team. Throughout season the team goes through several major changes, including an administration shake-up and the addition of policeman Danny Quinn who worms his way onto the team as well.
When forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman encounters Dr. Helen Magnus, he is introduced to a whole new world of creatures from dreams and nightmares. Dr. Helen Magnus has taken the responsibility of providing a safe haven for “abnormals,” to protect them from the world and the world from them.
Amanda Tapping stars as Dr. Helen Magnus, the mysterious proprietor of the Sanctuary. Dr. Magnus’ daughter Ashley is an expert fighter/sharpshooter and monster hunter, played by Emilie Ullerup. Robin Dunne is Dr. Zimmerman, new to the Sanctuary but with special gifts of his own. Ryan Robbins adds comedy relief to the show as the tech-geek in charge of keeping the Sanctuary safe as Henry Foss. And Christopher Heyerdahl makes special guest appearances as villainous John Druitt, who shares a secret past with Dr. Magnus.
Each episode is a dark, suspenseful, action-packed, and humorous, with a new creature (and mystery) to face. The characters are well-written and brilliantly cast. With each episode, more is revealed about the characters and the overlying arc of the story. When John Druitt comes on the scene, he is immediately apparent as the sinister “bad guy.” But even he has a story and a reason for his actions.
With incredibly storytelling, fantastic characters, and stunning visual effects, Sanctuary is now one of my all-time favorite shows. It’s one no science fiction fan should miss.
– Audio commentaries with Amanda Tapping, creator Damian Kindler, director Martin Wood, etc.
– 3 Making-of featurettes: Welcome to the Sanctuary, Sanctuary Residents, and Sanctuary Visual Effects
– Sanctuary: The Original Webisodes
– Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
– Season Two Sneak Peek
Sanctuary: The Complete First Season is available in stores now.