Saturday, October 27, 2012

Spooktober: Big Wolf on Campus (1999)

In 1999, Fox Family (now ABC Family) picked up a Canadian produced adventure series that was a twist on the 1985 movie, "Teen Wolf" (which later became an animated series and was revived as a drama last year by MTV).

Big Wolf On Campus lasted three seasons, and was often aired not only on Saturdays, but also on weekdays, which of course meant instant burnout. High school quarterback Tommy (Brandon Quinn) was bitten by a werewolf while on a camping trip, and thus becomes a werewolf himself. Only diff is, Tommy is using his new powers as the secret defender of his town. Best buddy Merton, the resident geek (Danny Smith, who also composed and sang the show's theme song) is at first the only one who is privy to Tommy's secret.

In season 2, Tommy & Merton picked up a female sidekick (Aimee Castle) who would also be Tommy's girlfriend for the rest of the series. I could swear two of the other students bore some resemblance to Bulk & Skull, the comedy relief bullies from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Anyway, here's the season 2 open.

Since its cancellation in 2002, the series has been buried in the Disney vaults. Go figure, as it would be a companion series to Disney Channel's My Babysitter is a Vampire.

Rating: A-.

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