MythQuest (2001– )

The Doppelganger 

Alex enters cyberspace through a looking glass where an experience with an Italian painter's doppelganger haunts him when he heads back home.


Stefan Scaini


Ian Barr (story editor), Jeffrey Cohen (as Jeff Cohen) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Christopher Jacot ... Alex Bellows
Joseph Kell ... Matt Bellows (archive footage)
Wendy Anderson Wendy Anderson ... Lily Bellows
Meredith Henderson ... Cleo Bellows
Leslie Malton Leslie Malton ... Barbara Frazier
Shaun Johnston ... Detective Saybrook (archive footage)
Bill Switzer ... Philthy (credit only)
Emily Hampshire ... Contessa Juietta De Medi
Vince Corazza ... Giacomo (as Vincent Corazza)
Matthew Walker ... Max Asher (archive footage)
Jessica Harvey Jessica Harvey ... Jennie
Jason Yuzicapi Jason Yuzicapi ... Mr. Watt
Jean Freeman Jean Freeman ... Woman
Ken Spencer Ken Spencer ... Doctor


Journeying through a remarkable cyberspace looking glass, Alex finds himself the doppelganger in a story about an Italian painter named Giocomo. Rather than let himself, as Giocomo's animated shadow, take over, Alex restores Giocomo, but upon returning home, Alex's own shadow takes on life, telling Lily what her kids have been up to in the Cyber Museum, wooing Cloe's friend Jennie, challenging a teacher's precept on a classic horror novel, and devising a very special future for Barbara. Written by statmanjeff

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Canada | Germany



Release Date:

6 October 2001 (Canada) See more »

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Did You Know?


While this particular episode deals openly with the concept of a world within a world within a world (the imagined world of a mirror, as seen within the world of cyberspace, as seen within Alex and Cleo's reality), audiences have already been taken there, seeing the Cyber Museum's cyberspace worlds, within Alex and Cleo's reality, within the television audience's viewing reality. It thereby makes this episode a world within a world within a world within a world. See more »


The opening credits list Bill Switzer ('Philthy') while not listing Jessica Harvey ('Jennie'). Both names appear in the closing credits, but it's 'Jennie' who has featured scenes in the story while 'Philthy' doesn't appear anywhere at all. See more »


Alex Bellows: Maybe I can be Giocomo's shadow again.
Cleo Bellows: This isn't Peter Pan. There's no Wendy with a needle and thread.
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References Peter Pan (1953) See more »

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