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RELIC HUNTER

BUDDHA'S BOWL
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EPISODE NO. 01
Season 1, episode 01
Series 101
1st release: 09/20/99
2nd release: 11/29/99
3rd release: 05/29/00
Production number: 101
Last update: 04-21-02


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REGULAR CAST, GUEST CAST & CREDITS
TV GUIDE PROMO
PRESS RELEASE
AIRING AND RATING INFORMATION
DRESSING DOWN
ON THE HUNT
LINKS


REGULAR CAST
Tia Carrere (Dr. Sydney Fox)
Christien Anholt (Nigel Bailey)
Lindy Booth (Claudia)

GUEST CAST
Harvey Chao (Chan's Father)
Phil Chiu (Greedy Peasant #1)
Michael Chow (One-Eyed Skeptic)
Damon D'Oliveira (Siddhartha)
Martin Doyle (Robert Blaine)
Arthur Eng (Michael Chan)
Marvin Ishmael (Guardian Monk)
James Kim (Bouncer #2)
Simon Kim (Bouncer #1)
Tony Ning (Manager)
Silvio Oliviero (Mohash)
Tony Rosato (Stewie Harper)
Sugith Varughese (Nepalese Villager #1)

CREDITS
Written by Bill Taub
Directed by Ian Toynton

Filmed on location in Toronto, Canada and Paris, France by Fireworks Entertainment Inc. and Gaumont Television. Executive producers: Jay Firestone and Adam Haight; Executive consultant: Gil Grant; Co-executive producers: Christian Charret, Denis Leroy, and Rob Gilmer.




TV GUIDE PROMO

Sydney and Nigel go to Nepal searching Buddha's bowl for villagers building a shrine to Siddhartha, the original Buddha. But Sydney's rival, Stewie Harper, is also searching for the artifact. Hired by a banker, Michael Chan, who needs the bowl to save his family's bank from financial ruin, Stewie will stop at nothing to beat Sydney, and it takes all her resources to make sure the bowl ends up in its place. TV Tome

Tia Carrere ("Wayne's World") plays Sydney Fox, the world's sexiest history professor, who freelances as a b*tt-kicking explorer in search of priceless artifacts. In this distaff take on Indian Jones, Fox and her assistant, prissy Brit Nigel (Christien Anholt), slither through slimey tunnels, battle with brawny brutes and skulk around tombs. All this without breaking a nail-- or a sweat. TVGuide Fall Preview 99 Issue.

Sydney Fox drags her new assistant Nigel Bailey to Asia in search of Siddhartha's richest gift. anotheruniverse.com

Sydney Fox, professeur d'histoire, est sollicitée par des paysans venus du Népal afin de retrouver le bol de Siddharta. Accompagnée de Nigel, son assistant, elle part au Népal dans le but de retrouver l'objet sacré. Malheureusement, elle y retrouve un vieux rival, Stevie Harper, prêt à tout pour l'empêcher d'arriver à ses fins. Stevie travaille pour Michael Chan, dont l'entreprise est au bord de la faillite et qui souhaite à tout prix récupérer le trésor.



PRESS RELEASE

Sydney (Tia Carrere) and Nigel (Christien Anholt) head to Nepal to recover Buddha's fabled overflowing alms bowl for the residents of a small village building a shrine to the original Buddha, Siddhartha (Damon D'Oliveira). But a long-time rival of Sydney's, Stewie Harper (Tony Rosato), is also searching for the priceless artifact. Stewie has been hired by a banker, Michael Chan (Arthur Eng), who needs the treasure to save his family's bank from financial ruin. Stewie will stop at nothing to beat Sydney to the prize, and it takes all her resources, along with the help of a wise monk, to make sure the bowl ends up in its rightful place.

AIRING AND RATING INFORMATION

1st RELEASE: 09/20/99
An AA average of 2.3
Competition from Syndicated Action Dramas:
(1) X-Files 4.1
(2) ER 3.5
(3) Hercules 2.8
(4) Xena 2.7
(5) Stargate SG-1 2.5
(6) Relic Hunter/Star Trek Deep Space Nine 2.4
(7) Earth: Final Conflict/Amazon 2.1

2nd RELEASE: 11/29/99
An AA average of less than 2.7
Competition from Syndicated Action Dramas:
(1) X-Files 4.2
(2) Er 4.1
(3) Xena 3.7
(4) Hercules 3.6
(5) Stargate SG-1 3.2
(6) Earth Final Conflict 3.1
(7) VIP 3.0
(8) Relic Hunter 2.7
(9) Beastmaster/Amazon 2.2

3rd RELEASE: 05/29/00
An AA average of 2.0
Competition from Syndicated Action Dramas:
X-Files/ER 3.8
Xena 3.4
Back2Back (Cleopatra 2525/Jack of All Trades) 2.5
Stargate SG-1 2.9
Profiler 2.1
Relic Hunter 2.0
Amazon/Star Trek Voyager 1.8
Outer Limits 1.6



DRESSING DOWN

08-16-01. After a vigorous lecture demonstration of some indigenous Maori dancing, Dr. Fox strips to her skivvies in her office, much to Nigel's surprise and embarrassment.

08-16-01. 1st season producer Bill Taub on May 7 2001, posted on the Paramount newsgroup "Relic Hunter" his views on Sydney's propensity for stripping down whenever she can. Click here to read it.



ON THE HUNT

08-16-01. 1st season producer Bill Taub on May 7 2001, posted on the Paramount newsgroup "Relic Hunter": "In the pilot, 'Buddha's Bowl' I thought Sydney in a native costume doing a Maori dance in the classroom (which I must add was not my idea) was great -- it showed her being an iconoclastict teacher. The scene where she went into her office and changed clothes before our very eyes (which was also not my idea), I personally found offensive and unnecessary."



LINKS:

Anotheruniverse.com review by Michele Erica Green




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