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Strange Days at Blake Holsey High

Strange Days at Blake Holsey High (also known as Black Hole High) is a Canadian science fiction television series which first aired in North America in October 2002 on Global TV. It is set at the fictional boarding school of the title, where a Science Club (five students and their teacher) investigates mysterious phenomena, most of which is centered on a wormhole located on the school grounds. Spanning four seasons, the series developed into a success, and has been sold to networks around the globe.

Strange Days at
Blake Holsey High
Also known asBlack Hole High
Created byJim Rapsas
StarringEmma Taylor-Isherwood
Shadia Simmons
Michael Seater
Noah Reid
Robert Clark
Jeffrey Douglas
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes42(list of episodes)
Production
Running time25 minutes
Production companyFireworks Entertainment
DistributorFireworks Entertainment
Release
Original networkGlobal TV
Discovery Kids
Original releaseOctober 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)
January 28, 2006 (2006-01-28)

Created by Jim Rapsas, the series intertwines elements of mystery, drama, romance, and comedy. The writing of the show is structured around various scientific principles, with emotional and academic struggles combined with unfolding mysteries of a preternatural nature. In addition to its consistent popularity among children, it has been recognised by adults as strong family entertainment. Forty-two episodes of the series, each roughly twenty-five minutes in length, have been produced, the last three of which premiered in January 2006. Those three final episodes that aired were combined into a film, Strange Days: Conclusions. The show was filmed at the Auchmar Estate on the Hamilton Escarpment in Hamilton, Ontario.

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The show revolves around a group of five friends and their favourite teacher. Together they join the Science Club at Blake Holsey High, a boarding school located in southern Ontario. The name "Blake Holsey" is a pun on the concept of a black hole in that preternatural events constantly happen at the school and affect the students, sometimes as an unexpectedly drastic consequence of their own minor misbehavior. The school's science club considers what a wormhole, a floating Qigong ball, and Pearadyne Industries, a lab that was destroyed years ago right next to the school, all have to do with the mystery.

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113October 5, 2002March 1, 2003
213September 13, 2003January 1, 2004
313September 4, 2004March 26, 2005
43January 28, 2006January 28, 2006
  • Josie Trent (Emma Taylor-Isherwood) – Josie is the show's main protagonist. She transfers to Blake Holsey High at the beginning of the series, and is the one who discovered the wormhole first. She is intelligent, curious, and headstrong, and is the one who most wants to know what is going on. In Corrine's words, she has "the hots for Vaughn", but the relationship is a rocky one due to trust issues.
  • Corrine Baxter (Shadia Simmons) – Josie's best friend and roommate, Corrine is the so-called "brains" (with a self-claimed IQ of 172) in the Science Club. In contrast to Josie's messiness and rebellious attitude, Corrine is compulsively neat and well-behaved. Her intelligence tends to be academically inclined, so she often lacks "street-smarts" and demonstrates a rigid attitude towards the more social aspects of her life, which extends to her reciprocated crush on Marshall.
  • Lucas Randall (Michael Seater) – Lucas is a conspiracy theorist, convinced that aliens exist, and coming up with unorthodox theories that often save the day. He is the most driven member of the Science Club to learn the secrets of the school and true intentions of Victor Pearson and Pearadyne Labs, largely due to the fact that he develops a romantic interest in Josie that is largely unrequited as he views Vaughn as a threat. Eventually, he becomes friends with Vaughn and sets his sights on the Josie clone.
  • Marshall Wheeler (Noah Reid) – Lucas' best friend and roommate, Marshall is more social and fun loving than Lucas, and helps to keep him down to earth in this way. While he is a notably intelligent and dedicated member of the Science Club, his interests will often drift towards entrepreneurial tendencies and he performs in a band (Magnet 360) with other Blake Holsey students. However, he has trouble expressing his feelings, including his crush on Corrine.
  • Vaughn Pearson (Robert Clark) – Vaughn is the fifth student in the Science Club. Vaughn is intelligent but sometimes struggles in school as a result of dyslexia. His father is Victor Pearson, the owner and founder of Pearadyne Industries. Vaughn lives at home with his father for a time, as their house is practically next door to the school, but eventually lives alone at Blake Holsey High. He and Josie develop a mutual attraction to one another, though it is strained by a lack of trust in their relationship. Vaughn at first appears to be a mindless bully, who torments the science club but soon grows to accept them as his friends.
  • Professor Noel Zachary (Jeff Douglas) – Professor Zachary, or "Z", is the presiding teacher of the Science Club. Like Josie, he is very curious to find out what is going on at Blake Holsey High. He was able to go to school to become a teacher thanks to a scholarship from Pearadyne Industries, and is the only adult that the Science Club fully trusts. As the Science Club's mentor, he is able to provide background and support for the students.
  • Principal Amanda Durst (Valerie Boyle) – The disagreeable Principal Durst is a looming presence over the Science Club, and differs with Professor Zachary's easygoing ways. A former science teacher, she is a reluctant conspirator in Victor Pearson's plans.
  • Victor Pearson (Lawrence Bayne) – Victor Pearson is a benefactor of the school and a constant antagonist to the Science Club's investigations. Secretive and somewhat ruthless, Victor is deeply distrusted by Josie and Lucas, which puts Victor's son Vaughn in a perpetually awkward position. Although Victor Pearson frequently serves as the villain of the show, he is eventually revealed to be "the good guy" in his long struggle to restore Pearadyne and rescue his time-lost wife.
  • The Janitor (Tony Munch) – The Janitor is an enigmatic character who seems to understand the mysteries at Blake Holsey High, but reveals little. In the last episode, Josie's clone tells Josie that the Janitor is an Observer's observer, sent from the far future to the past to make sure that the past occurs the way it should.
  • Qigong Ball/Chi Ball/Floating Ball: Once a normal ball used to handle stress, but became a source of unlimited potential. Josie had used these balls for relaxation, but during Science Club, one was taken from her by Professor Zachary. The other one was affected by the energy of the wormhole in a trip to the 1970s, which made it gravity-less. It defies the laws of physics, which was why a younger Victor Pearson steals it from Josie years ago when he was in Blake Holsey High. Presenting it to Sarah Lynch, they started their plan to create Pearadyne Industries. Using the Chi Ball to power their lab, it caused an explosion, which led to the destruction of Pearadyne and Sarah's disappearance. Consequently, a wormhole formed at Blake Holsey and caused other strange occurrences. When Josie finds the ball again, she assumes that Vaughn and Victor had plotted to use it. Josie steals it back from them and replaces it with the Chi Ball's original normal partner, leaving Victor under the impression that the Chi Ball has somehow lost its power. However, Josie's clone from the future steals the floating ball back and places it back into Victor's hands.
  • Wormhole: A powerful vortex that can lead to either the future or the past that can be found in the office of Blake Holsey's science teacher. The exact time and duration the wormhole is open is apparently sporadic and it is uncertain when it will lead. Many agents have attempted to keep the knowledge of the wormhole a secret from everyone, however the energy released from the wormhole has affected the students and the school due to the emotions and conditions of the students.
  • Pearadyne Industries/Labs: A laboratory created by Victor Pearson and Sarah Lynch. It was used to create inventions and master quantum physics. On October 4, 1987, Pearadyne was destroyed in an explosion that covered the disappearance of many workers, including Sarah Lynch (Vaughn's mother).

Strange Days at Blake Holsey High began airing in Canada on Global as well as VRAK.TV in Quebec. In the United States, meanwhile, it aired on Discovery Kids and NBC. In late March 2003, almost six months after its North American debut, the series was sold to several international markets at the annual MipTV, which was held at Cannes, France. The British broadcasting network ITV acquired the terrestrial television right to the series, while the pay television rights were sold to Fox Kids (which became Jetix in 2005) in Europe and Latin America, who showed the series in countries including the UK, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Panama. Fox Kids Europe has a partnership deal with the Disney Channel, which enabled the show to be broadcast in Australia, New Zealand, France and Asia. In Russia (Tomsk), the series airs on CTC. In Denmark, it airs on TV2 Denmark. It also airs in other European countries such as Norway (and other Scandinavian nations), the Netherlands, Portugal, Israel, Poland, Turkey and Italy, as well as Colombia in South America. The children's television channel in the UK, PopGirl, acquired the rights to show the series in 2012 with a host of other acquired programmes including another season of Life With Derek, Family Biz, Mortified and Zoey 101. They were bought together and Black Hole High was the last to be shown. Coming Soon trailers started broadcasting on the channel until its 29 September debut. It was the first airing of the show in almost five years. The series is currently airing.

Fireworks Entertainment, the company behind Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, closed down after the production of Season 3. There were three additional episodes of the series, which aired as a finale film event on January 28, 2006 on the Discovery Kids channel, as "Strange Days Conclusions". As of June 2006, no episode or season of Strange Days at Blake Holsey High has been legally released to DVD in any country. In 2004 it was announced that a DVD box set of season one was to be released in the United Kingdom on July 26, 2004, and websites such as Amazon put up the DVD for pre-order. The release was later pulled without explanation.

Strange Days at Blake Holsey High has been nominated for several awards, but won none. Writers Jeff King, Jeff Schechter and Thérèse Beaupré were nominated for episodes broadcast in the year 2003 at the 31st Daytime Emmy Awards in 2004, in the category Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series. Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Shadia Simmons and Robert Clark were each given Young Artist Award nominations in early 2003, although Taylor-Isherwood was placed in the supporting category, Simmons was elevated to lead, and Clark was considered a "guest actor". Simmons received a second nomination the following year, alongside Talia Schlanger (Madison). The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television nominated creative team Tony Thatcher, Adam Haight, Jeff King and Kevin May for Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series at the annual Gemini Awards in late 2004, and the Directors Guild of Canada also recognised the show in areas such as sound editing, team achievement, and the product as a whole in 2003 and 2004.

In 2006 Strange Days was nominated for two Emmy Awards: "Outstanding Children's Series" and "Outstanding Writing".

The series went on hiatus in the UK in early September 2006, but returned on November 6, 2006. The show has since been removed from the Jetix schedules.

The series is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

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Strange Days at Blake Holsey High Language Watch Edit Strange Days at Blake Holsey High also known as Black Hole High is a Canadian science fiction television series which first aired in North America in October 2002 on Global TV It is set at the fictional boarding school of the title where a Science Club five students and their teacher investigates mysterious phenomena most of which is centered on a wormhole located on the school grounds Spanning four seasons the series developed into a success and has been sold to networks around the globe Strange Days atBlake Holsey HighAlso known asBlack Hole HighCreated byJim RapsasStarringEmma Taylor Isherwood Shadia Simmons Michael Seater Noah Reid Robert Clark Jeffrey DouglasCountry of originCanadaOriginal languageEnglishNo of seasons4No of episodes42 list of episodes ProductionRunning time25 minutesProduction companyFireworks EntertainmentDistributorFireworks EntertainmentReleaseOriginal networkGlobal TV Discovery KidsOriginal releaseOctober 5 2002 2002 10 05 January 28 2006 2006 01 28 Created by Jim Rapsas the series intertwines elements of mystery drama romance and comedy The writing of the show is structured around various scientific principles with emotional and academic struggles combined with unfolding mysteries of a preternatural nature In addition to its consistent popularity among children it has been recognised by adults as strong family entertainment Forty two episodes of the series each roughly twenty five minutes in length have been produced the last three of which premiered in January 2006 Those three final episodes that aired were combined into a film Strange Days Conclusions The show was filmed at the Auchmar Estate on the Hamilton Escarpment in Hamilton Ontario Contents 1 Premise 2 Episodes 3 Cast and characters 4 Significant objects and locations 5 History 6 Notes 7 References 8 External linksPremise EditThe show revolves around a group of five friends and their favourite teacher Together they join the Science Club at Blake Holsey High a boarding school located in southern Ontario The name Blake Holsey is a pun on the concept of a black hole in that preternatural events constantly happen at the school and affect the students sometimes as an unexpectedly drastic consequence of their own minor misbehavior The school s science club considers what a wormhole a floating Qigong ball and Pearadyne Industries a lab that was destroyed years ago right next to the school all have to do with the mystery Episodes EditMain article List of Strange Days at Blake Holsey High episodes SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedFirst airedLast aired113October 5 2002March 1 2003213September 13 2003January 1 2004313September 4 2004March 26 200543January 28 2006January 28 2006Cast and characters EditMain article List of Strange Days at Blake Holsey High characters Josie Trent Emma Taylor Isherwood Josie is the show s main protagonist She transfers to Blake Holsey High at the beginning of the series and is the one who discovered the wormhole first She is intelligent curious and headstrong and is the one who most wants to know what is going on In Corrine s words she has the hots for Vaughn but the relationship is a rocky one due to trust issues Corrine Baxter Shadia Simmons Josie s best friend and roommate Corrine is the so called brains with a self claimed IQ of 172 in the Science Club In contrast to Josie s messiness and rebellious attitude Corrine is compulsively neat and well behaved Her intelligence tends to be academically inclined so she often lacks street smarts and demonstrates a rigid attitude towards the more social aspects of her life which extends to her reciprocated crush on Marshall Lucas Randall Michael Seater Lucas is a conspiracy theorist convinced that aliens exist and coming up with unorthodox theories that often save the day He is the most driven member of the Science Club to learn the secrets of the school and true intentions of Victor Pearson and Pearadyne Labs largely due to the fact that he develops a romantic interest in Josie that is largely unrequited as he views Vaughn as a threat Eventually he becomes friends with Vaughn and sets his sights on the Josie clone Marshall Wheeler Noah Reid Lucas best friend and roommate Marshall is more social and fun loving than Lucas and helps to keep him down to earth in this way While he is a notably intelligent and dedicated member of the Science Club his interests will often drift towards entrepreneurial tendencies and he performs in a band Magnet 360 with other Blake Holsey students However he has trouble expressing his feelings including his crush on Corrine Vaughn Pearson Robert Clark Vaughn is the fifth student in the Science Club Vaughn is intelligent but sometimes struggles in school as a result of dyslexia His father is Victor Pearson the owner and founder of Pearadyne Industries Vaughn lives at home with his father for a time as their house is practically next door to the school but eventually lives alone at Blake Holsey High He and Josie develop a mutual attraction to one another though it is strained by a lack of trust in their relationship Vaughn at first appears to be a mindless bully who torments the science club but soon grows to accept them as his friends Professor Noel Zachary Jeff Douglas Professor Zachary or Z is the presiding teacher of the Science Club Like Josie he is very curious to find out what is going on at Blake Holsey High He was able to go to school to become a teacher thanks to a scholarship from Pearadyne Industries and is the only adult that the Science Club fully trusts As the Science Club s mentor he is able to provide background and support for the students Principal Amanda Durst Valerie Boyle The disagreeable Principal Durst is a looming presence over the Science Club and differs with Professor Zachary s easygoing ways A former science teacher she is a reluctant conspirator in Victor Pearson s plans Victor Pearson Lawrence Bayne Victor Pearson is a benefactor of the school and a constant antagonist to the Science Club s investigations Secretive and somewhat ruthless Victor is deeply distrusted by Josie and Lucas which puts Victor s son Vaughn in a perpetually awkward position Although Victor Pearson frequently serves as the villain of the show he is eventually revealed to be the good guy in his long struggle to restore Pearadyne and rescue his time lost wife The Janitor Tony Munch The Janitor is an enigmatic character who seems to understand the mysteries at Blake Holsey High but reveals little In the last episode Josie s clone tells Josie that the Janitor is an Observer s observer sent from the far future to the past to make sure that the past occurs the way it should Significant objects and locations EditQigong Ball Chi Ball Floating Ball Once a normal ball used to handle stress but became a source of unlimited potential Josie had used these balls for relaxation but during Science Club one was taken from her by Professor Zachary The other one was affected by the energy of the wormhole in a trip to the 1970s which made it gravity less It defies the laws of physics which was why a younger Victor Pearson steals it from Josie years ago when he was in Blake Holsey High Presenting it to Sarah Lynch they started their plan to create Pearadyne Industries Using the Chi Ball to power their lab it caused an explosion which led to the destruction of Pearadyne and Sarah s disappearance Consequently a wormhole formed at Blake Holsey and caused other strange occurrences When Josie finds the ball again she assumes that Vaughn and Victor had plotted to use it Josie steals it back from them and replaces it with the Chi Ball s original normal partner leaving Victor under the impression that the Chi Ball has somehow lost its power However Josie s clone from the future steals the floating ball back and places it back into Victor s hands Wormhole A powerful vortex that can lead to either the future or the past that can be found in the office of Blake Holsey s science teacher The exact time and duration the wormhole is open is apparently sporadic and it is uncertain when it will lead Many agents have attempted to keep the knowledge of the wormhole a secret from everyone however the energy released from the wormhole has affected the students and the school due to the emotions and conditions of the students Pearadyne Industries Labs A laboratory created by Victor Pearson and Sarah Lynch It was used to create inventions and master quantum physics On October 4 1987 Pearadyne was destroyed in an explosion that covered the disappearance of many workers including Sarah Lynch Vaughn s mother History EditStrange Days at Blake Holsey High began airing in Canada on Global as well as VRAK TV in Quebec In the United States meanwhile it aired on Discovery Kids and NBC In late March 2003 almost six months after its North American debut the series was sold to several international markets at the annual MipTV which was held at Cannes France The British broadcasting network ITV acquired the terrestrial television right to the series while the pay television rights were sold to Fox Kids which became Jetix in 2005 in Europe and Latin America who showed the series in countries including the UK Argentina Mexico Brazil Chile and Panama 1 2 Fox Kids Europe has a partnership deal with the Disney Channel which enabled the show to be broadcast in Australia New Zealand France and Asia In Russia Tomsk the series airs on CTC In Denmark it airs on TV2 Denmark It also airs in other European countries such as Norway and other Scandinavian nations the Netherlands Portugal Israel Poland Turkey and Italy as well as Colombia in South America 3 4 The children s television channel in the UK PopGirl acquired the rights to show the series in 2012 with a host of other acquired programmes including another season of Life With Derek Family Biz Mortified and Zoey 101 They were bought together and Black Hole High was the last to be shown Coming Soon trailers started broadcasting on the channel until its 29 September debut It was the first airing of the show in almost five years The series is currently airing Fireworks Entertainment the company behind Strange Days at Blake Holsey High closed down after the production of Season 3 There were three additional episodes of the series which aired as a finale film event on January 28 2006 on the Discovery Kids channel as Strange Days Conclusions As of June 2006 no episode or season of Strange Days at Blake Holsey High has been legally released to DVD in any country In 2004 it was announced that a DVD box set of season one was to be released in the United Kingdom on July 26 2004 and websites such as Amazon put up the DVD for pre order The release was later pulled without explanation 5 Strange Days at Blake Holsey High has been nominated for several awards but won none Writers Jeff King Jeff Schechter and Therese Beaupre were nominated for episodes broadcast in the year 2003 at the 31st Daytime Emmy Awards in 2004 in the category Outstanding Writing in a Children s Series Emma Taylor Isherwood Shadia Simmons and Robert Clark were each given Young Artist Award nominations in early 2003 although Taylor Isherwood was placed in the supporting category Simmons was elevated to lead and Clark was considered a guest actor Simmons received a second nomination the following year alongside Talia Schlanger Madison The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television nominated creative team Tony Thatcher Adam Haight Jeff King and Kevin May for Best Children s or Youth Fiction Program or Series at the annual Gemini Awards in late 2004 and the Directors Guild of Canada also recognised the show in areas such as sound editing team achievement and the product as a whole in 2003 and 2004 6 In 2006 Strange Days was nominated for two Emmy Awards Outstanding Children s Series and Outstanding Writing The series went on hiatus in the UK in early September 2006 but returned on November 6 2006 The show has since been removed from the Jetix schedules The series is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Notes Edit Fox Kids Europe Acquires Black Hole High In Multi territory Deal Jetix Europe 2003 03 24 Archived from the original on 2017 08 20 Retrieved 2019 07 08 Fox Kids Europe adds two hot new properties Megaman and Jacob two two to its programming portfolio Jetix Europe 2004 03 31 Archived from the original on 2004 07 26 Retrieved 2019 07 08 Archived copy Archived from the original on 2003 02 28 Retrieved 2005 08 13 CS1 maint archived copy as title link Archived copy Archived from the original on 2003 05 03 Retrieved 2005 08 04 CS1 maint archived copy as title link Black Hole High Series 1 Vol 1 DVD Archived 2007 05 03 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved November 13 2006 Strange Days at Blake Holsey High IMDb References EditStewart Lianne BlackHole High still strong WatchFireworks com April 3 2003 Retrieved August 4 2005 Strange Days at Blake Holsey High Family Screen 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