The Best Episodes Directed by George Mendeluk
#1 - Brain Fever (1)
Total Recall 2070 Season 1 - Episode 10
The head of the Mars Miners Union is shot by a member who the attempts to kill himself. They are both sent to a hospital where Farve tries to find out why he felt a connection with the shooter, while Hume investigates the shooter's background.
#4 - Follow the Leader
Odyssey 5 Season 1 - Episode 17
The team uncovers a Sentient plot to use elementary school students in the creation of a Doomsday weapon.
#5 - A Bullet for Crockett
Miami Vice Season 4 - Episode 20
Sonny and Rico work undercover with a big dealer, Ricque "Loco" Mendez. During the police intervention, Sonny shot Loco, and the girlfriend of Loco shot Sonny. Members of the vice squad reminisce while Crockett lies close to death from the gunshot wound. We see why the other policemen love Sonny. At the end, we understand why Sonny is a cop.
#6 - Lost Souls
First Wave Season 2 - Episode 9
Foster investigates an alien experiment that caused people to be trapped alive in underground tombs. - - - ""A maiden cut aloft from humanity / Locked in a coffin of stone / Her resurrection a clue for the man twice-blessed / Till the fate of her soul has been sealed"". Our boy Eddie was able to link this quatrain with a wildly bizarre story he picked up in the Paranormal News Group. While building a connector deep within the New York City subway system, a group of workers discovered the extraordinarily well-preserved body of a woman. She had apparently been entombed within a concrete wall that was built over 50 years before. And, believe it or not, that's not the weirdest part. The strangest aspect to the story is that the woman was found alive. Authorities were able to identity the woman as one Francesca Dutton, an accomplished travel writer who was reported missing way back in 1945. Eddie worked his usual magic and managed to work up a false identity for me. I would undertake my inv
#8 - Ohio Players
First Wave Season 2 - Episode 11
Cade Foster investigates the possibility of alien experiments on football players. - - - ""Here the good river runs north / Young fortunes are reversed in mock battle / Enslavement takes myriad focus / The key to them all is control"". The Ohio River runs north on the eastern border of the state. In the Iroquois language Ohio means ""good river."" Sounded like a good place to start looking for a Gua experiment. Eddie checked for anything unusual in the region and came up with what looked like anything but. The Fairvale Falcons â€“ a high school football team with a winning streak that the pros would love to claim â€“ 11 and 0. It was an amazing turn around for a team that's been in last place for nine years running. And it got me thinking. Could high school football be the mock battle Nostradamus was referring to? If so, the Fairvale Falcons have thrilled the state as they reversed their fortunes. As unlikely as it seemed, it fit. Had to check it out. Every dog may have its day, but I've lea
#9 - Wednesday's Child
First Wave Season 3 - Episode 11
Quatrain 15, Century 5. ""The message precedes the messenger, a sudden link to darkness. Betwixt the glare and the chasm, the child is freed with shadows behind."" The Paranoid Times gets thousands of hits a week, all from the growing contingent of believers who know that aliens threaten our world. Most of these e-mails voice support, but when one tipped us to a Gua bomb set outside a United States Federal Office, we had to check it out. That e-mail saved hundreds of human lives, but who sent it? A disgruntled alien, a human with knowledge of Gua plans? The e-mail was traced to a residential address. With backup courtesy of Jordan's Raven Nation, I set out to see if our mysterious cyber-tipper was truly a friend ... or possibly a foe. Posing as Timothy Murray, a Compustar Internet Service employee I met Anne Berman, Aunt and guardian to Emily the intense little girl who lived at the house and the only one to ever use the computer. Made no headway, Anne said Emily was sick and she wasn'
#10 - Tomorrow
First Wave Season 2 - Episode 21
Foster gets a glimpse of what the world would be like during the alien occupation of earth. - - - It started in a dim alley â€“ filthy, ridden with rats. Had no idea where I was at the time. There was a sign on a post ""Help us, help you. Human Registry: Gua and Human Succeed Together."" A bum with a bar code-like scar in his forearm was dead on the floor. I was disoriented, bewildered â€“ I wandered into a seemingly empty, blown-out building â€“ an execution was taking place. An execution of a human by the Gua. They electrocuted him, said they found him guilty of actions against the Gua. I ran. How did I get here? Nothing was right, nothing at all. And that's when I saw my worst fears realized. A new flag flew over the capital building â€“ not red, white and blue. Red, white and black â€“ the Gua had taken over the Earth. My worst fear had come to life, humanity had lost to the Gua. But how? I had no memory of the invasion, nor the battle that caused us to lose control of our planet. Had to exp
#11 - L.D.U.7
Odyssey 5 Season 1 - Episode 9
Taggart, Mendel and Sarah visit a privately operated Maximum Security Prison hoping to find a clue to locating a powerful, dangerous Sentient. They ultimately find themselves trapped within a Synthetic and it's a race to the death.
#12 - Women Want to Know
Relic Hunter Season 3 - Episode 12
Event: SOUTHEAST ASIA 1075 A.D. Sydney is out in the field looking for a relic while accompanied by a women's talk show hostess and her cameraman. Nigel and Karen are back at the office. Sydney is entering a temple when rebels in the local Gamora Heights district stage a rebellion. The men are after foreigners. Sydney and the others take refuge in the temple, while Nigel and Karen collaborate with the show's producer back home to try and get aid to Sydney. Sydney manages to get into the temple, but the rebels trap her and the others there. They make a makeshift flare, send up a signal, and the government troops arrive to rescue them. They find out that the soldiers never saw the flare, and it was due to Nigel's intervention back in the States that they were rescued.
#13 - The Other Side
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Season 2 - Episode 8
Hercules didn't think he'd see his wife and children again - not in this life, anyway. But he was reunited with his deceased family when he went into the netherworld to rescue young Persephone from Hades. If Hercules did not bring Persephone back, the girl's mother - the goddess Demeter - would devastate the land with sleet and snow. To Hercules' amazement, Persephone was in love with Hades. In the end, she did return to her mother, but Demeter had to compromise with Hades, allowing her daughter to spend six months of every year on the other side.
#14 - Forced Perspective
Andromeda Season 1 - Episode 15
Dylan is taken captive and forced to admit that he killed the Mobius leader and overthrew the Mobius government more than 300 years ago.
#15 - As Darkness Falls
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Season 1 - Episode 6
In the town of Nespa, the winsome penelope was about to marry Marcus - much to the dismay of Nemis the Centaur. Nemis prayed to Hera for a way to win Penelope for himself, and she gave him a wicked cudgel. Hera's challenge to Nemis: kill Hercules. Nemis enlisted the aid of the centaurs Craesus and Deric, plus Deric's girlfriend, Lyla, who cunningly blinded Hercules. Nemis kidnapped Penelope, but Hercules used his sense of sound and touch as well as his wits, to even the odds in his fight against Nemis. Hercules prevailed, and Penelope was returned to Marcus.
#16 - Cross of Voodoo
Relic Hunter Season 2 - Episode 9
Event: HAITI LATE 18TH CENTURY Two graduate students on the trail of the Haitian Cross of Utu disappear in New Orleans and Sydney and Nigel go down on the bayou to find them. Sydney and Nigel uncover more than they ever wanted to know about voodoo, when picking up the young scholars' trail, including a modern day Utu cult hell-bent on keeping its prized black pearl talisman with its amazing powers a secret.
#17 - The Light of Truth
Relic Hunter Season 3 - Episode 4
Event: ARABIA 843 A.D. A man preparing to shoot one of Sydney's students is killed by a mysterious assassin...who turns out to be the bodyguard to the student, Prince Shareem. Shareem is looking for the Light of Truth, a lamp that reveals the true nature of anyone who holds it. Sydney refuses it, so Shareem ducks his bodyguard Yusef and hires Relic Hunter Frank Kafka to find it. Shareem's uncle Hosni wants Sydney to find it. Also, Sydney and Kafka have a history: Kafka blames Sydney for the loss of his left hand. Sydney and Nigel go off after Shareem, who is at a dig being run by Kafka. Kafka plans to mislead Shareem, find the lamp, and kill the Prince. He and Sydney duke it out and Kafka ends up falling into a deep pit. Sydney then finds the lamp and Shareem uses it to test the loyalty of Yusef and Hosni. Yusef passes, but Hosni is revealed as being a traitor. Satisfied, Shareem gives the lamp to Sydney for the museum. However, as the episode ends we see that Kafka is still alive...
#18 - Wardogs
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future Season 1 - Episode 10
Hawk makes contact with a band of soldiers lead by an old flame. They have been conducting raids on Dread, but now she's tired and wants to find the rumored safe haven - Eden 2. When opening in Dread's blockades appears, she asks Hawk to come with her.
#19 - The Unknown Soldier
Highlander: The Raven Season 1 - Episode 8
An Immortal stalks and kills Donald Magnus, the brother of Nick's former captain Carl Magnus. The Immortal is a soldier, John Ray Fielding, and the brother had killed Fielding's men in the Gulf War due to "friendly fire". Fielding killed brother Donald to avenge his fallen comrades. However, in flashback we find out that Fielding "died" for the first time when Amanda stole orders from him that resulted in the death of him and his men. Now Fielding is out to kill Amanda. Unable to live with the guilt of what she has done, of actually killing people due to her irresponsibility, she yields herself to Fielding who kills her and prepares to take her head. However, Nick convinces Fielding that she has "died with honor" and there's nothing further to be won. Saluting Amanda's courage, Fielding departs.
#20 - Dead on Arrival
Highlander: The Raven Season 1 - Episode 22
A cyberhacker and his employer kill each other in a shootout...and the employer, an Immortal, walks away. The hacker's sister Janet is a friend of Amanda's and the duo get involved. Nick tracks a back-up CD to the Immortal, whom Amanda recognizes as Payton, an astrologer, poisoner, and stage magician who ran afoul of Amanda centuries earlier. Payton assaults Nick and then escapes with a poisoned-smoke grenade, giving the detective 22 hours to live. He'll give Nick the antidote if they stay out of his affairs. Amanda gets hold of the 10 million Payton was stealing, and Payton kidnaps Janet in return. They arrange to make a deal, and Amanda engages Payton in combat. He tries to trick her using a holographic projector but a dying Nick destroys it, giving Amanda the advantage. She suffers a rather bizarre Quickening as she flashes back over her life, and her encounters with Nick. Going to him, she asks for forgiveness and shoots him dead before the poison kills him. He wakes up immortal.
#21 - Vendetta
Highlander Season 3 - Episode 11
To save his own hide, petty hoodlum Benny Carbassa, the Nathan Detroit of Immortality, turns MacLeod over to an aging gangster determined to see MacLeod dead before he dies. In the midst of this, Anne returns, having convinced herself that MacLeod will open up in his own time and determined not to push him too hard. In flashback, we see MacLeod's first meeting with Benny, in 1938 at the Coconut Lounge, a club operated by two young brothers who are rivals for the same torch singer.
#22 - Birthright
Highlander: The Raven Season 1 - Episode 6
Amanda is breaking into an exhibit of artifacts from a an old sailing ship when she is interrupted by two "amateurs" who set off the alarm. One of the men throws himself through a window after being shot, and is dragged out of the water dead. Nick suspects Amanda's involvement, and the police suspect both of them are involved. Amanda was after artifacts she had left on the ship in the past, from when she had helped a family of slaves. The "dead man" (who took a voodoo-type drug to fake death) is the descendent of that family, trying to recover a deed that freed his family and granted them property. He finally expires from his gunshot wound, but Amanda can't recover the deed alone and gets Nick to help her. They duck into a bathtub just in time to keep the police from catching on, leaving Amanda wondering where Nick got that tattoo on his butt...
#23 - Thick as Thieves
Highlander: The Raven Season 1 - Episode 18
Nick and Amanda work to stop a casino theft, but fail. Amanda realizes the ringleader is Jeremy Dexter, a fellow Immortal and thief that she has teamed up with several times over the millennia. She doesn't want to give Jeremy up to Nick, who has other ideas. Nick is being accompanied by Interpol agent Nicolae Breslaw (from the Highlander episode "The Valkyrie"), who is out for revenge because his younger brother was gambling in a casino with his company's money when Dexter robbed the place, and killed himself afterward. Nick and Amanda eventually set it up so that Breslaw can "kill" Jeremy, but he refuses to. Nick has to do so instead, leaving Breslaw to believe Dexter dead so that the latter can sneak out of town on Amanda's money.
#24 - The Frame
Highlander: The Raven Season 1 - Episode 16
Nick is hired to return a painting by Sir Trevor, and invites Amanda along so she can get a taste of "doing good." The picture is mysteriously restolen as they leave, and Amanda's past raises the suspicion of the local police. It turns out that another Immortal, Jade, patterns herself on Amanda and likes to one-up her. The two have been rivals for centuries. Things get further complicated when Jade tries to sell the picture, and Nick and Amanda manage to recover it. It turns out that Trevor had a fake picture stolen for the insurance, and plans to secretly sell the original. The duo's return of the picture screws up his plans, but since the fake is in the gallery they'll be in trouble as well if Trevor reveals he got a fake back. Amanda and Nick strike up an alliance with Jade: she shows them the secret passage into the vault and they return the real one. They then knock out Trevor and make it look like he was trying to switch pictures.
#25 - The Ex-Files
Highlander: The Raven Season 1 - Episode 20
A woman watches her partner get gunned down...and we next see her at the bar. She is Nick's ex-wife Lauren. A lawyer, she is pursuing an organ bootlegging case against a Dr. Julian Heller. Heller is an Immortal, who makes a huge profit on using his medical practices to corrupt purposes. He and Amanda had a run-in centuries ago when Amanda assisted as a midwife for a woman accused as a witch. Amanda escaped then and still holds a grudge, but Nick insists it is personal. He and Lauren briefly rekindle their romance, but Heller then has Lauren killed. Swearing revenge, Nick goes after Heller. Amanda gets there first, but is knocked down a flight of stairs and briefly killed. Nick arrives and drives off Heller before the latter can take Amanda's head. Nick takes Amanda's sword and goes after Heller with his gun. A game of cat & mouse ensues, but Nick gets the upper hand and takes Heller's head. Amanda arrives just in time to get the Quickening, leaving Nick to lament what might have been.
#26 - The Rogue
Highlander: The Raven Season 1 - Episode 14
Two of Bert's bodyguards are protecting a flighty actress when one is shot and killed. Nick is called in, and prevents another apparent assassination attempt, only to realize the assassin is a man, Frank Brennan, that he killed four years ago. In flashback we see how Nick and Bert met for the first time, when Nick inadvertently rescued Bert when Brennan, a rogue NSA agent, tried to kill him. Brennan isn't after the actress, but rather the people involved in his first ""death"" which made him immortal, and who are now guarding her. Amanda and Nick manage to thwart Brennan before he can kill Bert, while keeping the secret of Immortals away from Myers. Amanda confronts Brennan, who shoots her. Nick shoots him and Amanda takes his head. Copyright 2002 Steve Crow
#27 - Hell Hath No Fury
Poltergeist: The Legacy Season 3 - Episode 10
After a freed cop killer is killed Derek and the team investigate when it becomes obvious it was a ritualistic murder. More importantly, the murder was done using an artifact stolen from a Legacy collection on display by a former member. Though, Det. Carmack is set against allowing the team to help he has no choice as the Legacy is set on solving the case and retrieving their stolen property. Soon the investigation leads Derek to a truth he had secretly hoped wasn't the truth...