Deadly Games

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Deadly Games
Premiere September 5, 1995
Finale January 9, 1996
Creator S.S. Schweitzer,
Anthony Spinner,
Paul Bernbaum
Network/Provider UPN
Style 60-minute sci-fi drama
Company Shaken Not Stirred Productions,
Rumbleseat Productions,
Viacom Productions,
Paramount Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 13 (1 unaired)
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Deadly Games is a sci-fi drama comedy action program that aired on UPN. It was known for being one of the first shows to be aired on UPN when it was first founded and having Leonard Nimoy as executive producer and director of the series primere.

The short-lived hour long action show about a video game coming to life that aired on the newly-founded network UPN in 1995. Most notable for the involvement of Leonard Nimoy as an executive producer and Christopher Lloyd as the series chief-villain, The Sebastian Jackal.

Recently-divorced anti-matter physicist Dr. Gus Lloyd decides to take his mind off all his personal drama by creating an autobiographical video game in his spare time. In it, he is the lead hero "The Cold-Steel Kid"—a commando-type vigilante hero trying to save a planet that's being destroyed and becoming barren.

Along with Love Interest "The Girl" (based off his own ex-wife Lauren Ashborne), he fights the forces of the evil Jackal, who are all based off people from Gus's life who've all accosted and traumatized him in some way.

When Gus' latest experiment causes the characters from the game to come to life, and they're planning on carrying out the schemes from the game. Now Gus, along with his best friend Peter and the reluctant ex-Lauren (since "her" character is important to the game), have to find and stop his characters before they can carry out their missions to end laughter, pleasure and life itself.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Cynthia Gibb Lauren Ashborne/The Girl
James Calvert Gus Lloyd/The Cold-Steel Kid
Stephen T. Kay Peter Rucker
Christopher Lloyd Sebastian Jackal/Jordan Kenneth Lloyd


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 5, 1995 January 9, 1996 13


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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