ORBzine - Sleepwalkers TV Review


1st Season 1997

Sleepwalkers Sleepwalkers [Season 1, Episode 1] Pilot
Shown 12th January 2006 [Wednesday]

An African-American Gulf War veteran is having terrible nightmares. He goes to the Morpheus Institute run by Bruce Greenwood.

Greenwood has a Dream machine that allows his crew (including Naomi Watts ) to enter the patient's dream. Not unlike the film Dreamscape .

David S Goyer wrote and produced, and David Nutter directed.

Sleepwalkers Sleepwalkers [Season 1, Episode 2] Night Terrors
Shown 17th January 2006 [Wednesday]

This is about a team of medical scientists who explore patients' dreams. The team is led by Bruce Greenwood (Double Jeopardy). He is haunted by the ghost of his mentor, guest-star Ray Wise ( Robocop ).

This week the team try to help a young boy. Harry Groener (The Mayor from Buffy the Vampire Slayer ) plays the Trickster, a demon in his head.

Sleepwalkers Sleepwalkers [Season 1, Episode 3] Eye of the Beholder
Shown 27th January 2006 [Thursday]

A patient has nightmares in black-and-white. It turns out they are from the memories of an organ donor. You know, like in that movie.

The thrill-seeker bonds with the black guy.

The ending, shocking as it is, leaves us increasingly confused as to where the dreams end and reality begins.

Sleepwalkers Sleepwalkers [Season 1, Episode 4] Forlorn
Shown 1st February 2006 [Wednesday]

Sleepwalkers Sleepwalkers [Season 1, Episode 5] Counting Sheep
Shown 8th February 2006 [Wednesday]

A serial-killer is in a coma. Kate ( Naomi Watts ) must go into his dream so they can rescue his most recently kidnapped victim.

This plot was later used in a Jennifer Lopez film. And frighteningly, that J-lo effort was far superior to this. I mean, this hits every cliche.

Watts looks horrible in a red wig, but the miniskirt look kind of works on her.

Sleepwalkers Sleepwalkers [Season 1, Episode 6] Passed Imperfect
Shown 15th February 2006 [Wednesday]

Greenwood's coma-wife's deadbeat dad arrives. He wants to enter his daughter's dreams, to say goodbye. Greenwood overrules protocol, and allows him.

Things go wrong - surprise, surprise. Greenwood meets the Jester again! Yes, good old Harry Groener is back. Not for long, unfortunately, but hopefully he will get more screen time in the later eps.

Sleepwalkers Sleepwalkers [Season 1, Episode 7] A Matter of Fax
Shown 2nd March 2006 [Thursday]

A man contacts the team. He dreams about a woman being murdered, and thinks he is responsible for a real death.

Greenwood and Kate ( Naomi Watts ) both have strange dreams about Ray Wise ( Swamp Thing, Robocop ).

Sleepwalkers Sleepwalkers [Season 1, Episode 8] Cassandra
Shown 2nd March 2006 [Thursday]

Sleepwalkers Sleepwalkers [Season 1, Episode 9] Sub-Conscious
Shown 8th March 2006 [Thursday]

Vince (the fat beardy guy)'s hero, a horror novelist, comes to the Institute. Tentacled monsters are invading his dreams.

The source of the nightmare is linked to a fan who sent a letter to the author.







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