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Charlie Jade Episode 111 Commentary: Thicker Than Water

Featuring commentary by writer Sean Carley on Episode 111, “Thicker Than Water”.

Originally aired Space on 06/18/2005 in Canada, aired on SciFi Channel on 08/19/2008 in the USA.

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Charlie Jade Episode 110 Recap Trailer

Promo recap of Episode 110, “Identity”, aired prior to Episode 111, “Thicker Than Water”

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Commentary Delayed

Due to technical difficulties, the commentary for “Identity” will be delayed, most likely until after the actual episode airs.

We apologize for this delay, and we hope to provide it before “Thicker Than Water” airs next week.

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Charlie Jade Episode 110 Commentary: Identity

Featuring commentary by writer Denis McGrath on Episode 110, “Identity”.

Originally aired Space on 06/11/2005 in Canada, aired on SciFi Channel on 08/12/2008 in the USA.

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Charlie Jade Episode 109 Recap Trailer

Promo recap of Episode 109, “Betrayal”, aired prior to Episode 110, “Identity”

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Charlie Jade Episode 109 Commentary: Betrayal

Featuring commentary by Robert Wertheimer on Episode 109, “Betrayal”.

Originally aired Space on 06/04/2005 in Canada, aired on SciFi Channel on 08/05/2008 in the USA.

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Charlie Jade Episode 108 Recap Trailer

Promo recap of Episode 108, “Devotion”, aired prior to Episode 109, “Betrayal”

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Charlie Jade Episode 108 Commentary: Devotion

Featuring commentary by Robert Wertheimer on Episode 108, “Devotion”.

Originally aired Space on 5/28/2005 in Canada, aired on SciFi Channel on 07/29/2008 in the USA.

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Charlie Jade Episode 107 Recap Trailer

Promo recap of Episode 107, “Diamonds”, aired prior to Episode 108, “Devotion”

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Official Charlie Jade website

For those of you long-time Charlie Jade fans, this will come as welcome news.

The efforts to reclaim charliejade.com from the netherworlds of Internet limbo failed, but from the ashes a new site has risen.

Robert asked, and razorbraille delivered. They have rebuilt the site they had originally created in 2005-2006, now at a new location: http://www.charliejade.info

Update your bookmarks!

update, October 2010: The charliejade.info site expired, but the original content can now be found at http://guide.charliejade.net”

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Charlie Jade Episode 107 Commentary: Diamonds

Featuring commentary by Robert Wertheimer on Episode 107, “Diamonds”.

Originally aired Space on 5/21/2005 in Canada, aired on SciFi Channel on 07/22/2008 in the USA.

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Charlie Jade Episode 106 Recap Trailer

Promo recap of Episode 106, “Dirty Laundry”, aired prior to Episode 107, “Diamonds”

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Charlie Jade article

Here’s an article on Charlie Jade from Genre Commentary, from November 2006:

The Best SF Series You’ve Never Seen: CHARLIE JADE
Submitted by Arwen Spicer on Tue, 2006-11-07 06:59. CHARLIE JADE | Introduction to the wonders of the TV series

Have you heard of Charlie Jade? Unless you live in Canada or South Africa, the answer is probably “no.” If it is, you’re missing out on an extraordinary show: original, intelligently conceived, and populated by refreshingly fallible heroes and ambiguous villains. Filmed gorgeously in and around Cape Town, this Canadian-South African co-production (2005, 20 episodes, plus one “recap” episode) centers on the adventures of the eponymous Charlie (Jeffrey Pierce), a private detective who, in the course of investigating a mysterious girl’s murder, gets catapulted into an alternative universe. Our universe. There he must unravel the machinations of the nefarious megacorporation, Vexcor, before… well, to say any more would spoil the surprise.

Charlie Jade breathes new life into the standard SF trope of the parallel universe. The show moves among three “present-day” universes: the Alphaverse, Betaverse, and Gammaverse. You won’t find Spock-with-a-Beard here; in fact, very few characters have alter egos. This—to invoke Spock again—is logical: given different life circumstances, most people’s parents wouldn’t have gotten together. Charlie comes from the Alphaverse, a Blade Runner-esque dystopia where Vexcor rules a totalitarian state of near-universal surveillance and corporate corruption. But Vexcor has a problem: the Alphaverse is running out of natural resources. Luckily for Vexcor, it has developed a universe-hopping technology that will allow the company to plunder the Gammaverse, a seeming utopian idyll of ecologically sustainable living. To reach the Gammaverse, however, Vexcor’s machine must punch a line through the Betaverse, our universe. And when Gammaverse terrorists blow up the Vexcor’s Gammaverse base, Charlie finds himself caught in the shock wave and stuck in Beta.

He’s not alone: one of the Gammaverse terrorists, Reena (Patricia McKenzie), has also been thrown into the Betaverse. A wanted criminal, she’s on the run, combating Vexcor, her “hellish” new world, and her own conscience. Charlie, meanwhile, has it somewhat easier. Befriended by conspiracy theorist Karl Lubinsky (Tyrone Benskin), he quickly finds his footing in the Betaverse and uses his Alphaverse detective skills to get the dirt on Vexcor.

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Charlie Jade Episode 106 Commentary: Dirty Laundry

Featuring commentary by Robert Wertheimer on Episode 106, “Dirty Laundry”.

Originally aired Space on 5/14/2005 in Canada, aired on SciFi Channel on 07/15/2008 in the USA.

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Charlie Jade Episode 105 Recap Trailer

Promo recap of Episode 105, “And Not A Drop to Drink”, aired prior to Episode 106, “Dirty Laundry”