Poltergeist: The Legacy

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Name: Poltergeist: The Legacy
Abbreviation(s): PTL
Creator: Richard Barton Lewis
Date(s): 1996-1999
Medium: television series
Country of Origin: US
External Links: Poltergeist: The Legacy (Wikipedia)
LegacyWeb - Poltergeist: The Legacy Fanfic Library

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Poltergeist: The Legacy is a television series about a secret society known as the Legacy that works to protect mankind from paranormal threats. The main characters of the show belong to the San Francisco house of the Legacy. Officially they work for the Luna Foundation which collects things that are often connected to the Occult such as artifacts, books, and antiquities, but the Foundation is only a cover for their often dangerous and deadly work. They all live together in a mansion on an island and there is a lot of canon h/c which is a combination that is usually attractive to fandom.


Fanfiction is often gen h/c or slash but compared to other fandoms with this kind of premise there is not as much fanfiction as one would expect. Most of it is online but there are some zines as well.

Fanfiction Websites

List of Zines

Mailing Lists

  • Legacy Journals archive link "The "LJs" list was founded in early 1997. It is ***the*** Poltergeist: The Legacy general discussion and announcement mailing list for P:TL fans from all over the world. It was formerly a majordomo list (paid for by the list-owner) until December 16 1999 when the former hosting provider closed its list services without warning. A pre-subscription form (for age statement and getting-to-know-you) at http://legacyweb.com/legacy_journals/mailing_list/ needs to be filled out before the listmom will approve *new* subscriptions. If you are a former LJs member from the past, simply send the listmom (legacy-journals-owner@yahoogroups.com) an email explaining the situation. If you are interested in a P:TL fanfic list, check out http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ptlfanfic and/or if you are a major Derek de Lint fan, join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/derekdelint This list is for mature fans only, ages 18+ please." (Founded (on Yahoo! Groups): Apr 14, 1999)
  • Poltergeist Slash archive link "A mailing list designed for discussion, writing, posting and slashy chat about the tv show: Poltergeist the Legacy. This list is slash,that means m/m and f/f fiction. Post fanfiction, comments and chat about our fave guys. There is also a web site for posting fiction if so desired. Warning: includes stories of graphic sexual content, if this offends you or you're under age, please don't consider this list. SLASH MEAN MEN ENGAGING IN SEXUAL ACTIVITES TOGETHER. IF THIS OFFENDS, PLEASE DO NOT JOIN THIS LIST." (Founded: Jun 14, 1998)
  • ptlfanfic archive link "In association with http://legacyweb.com/ and http://www.maryalice.org/p:tl/. This Poltergeist The Legacy fanfic list is for ages 18+. This list is for general fanfics, including cross-overs. No slash. For general discussion of P:TL, please join the Legacy-Journals list (legacy-journals-subscribe@yahoogroups.com). For fans of the actor who portrayed Derek Rayne: derekdelint-subscribe@yahoogroups.com P:TL aired on Showtime, the Sci Fi Channel and in global syndication. Characters from this tv series include Derek Rayne (Derek de Lint), Nick Boyle (Martin Cummins), Philip Callaghan (Patrick Fitzgerald), Alexandra Moreau (Robbi Chong), Rachel Corrigan (Helen Shaver), Kat Corrigan (Alexandra Purvis), William Sloan (Daniel J. Travanti), and Kristin Adams (Kristin Lehman.)" (Founded: Jun 19, 1998)
  • Derek_Nick Chat And Fic archive link "Dedicated to Poltergiest, The Legacy, and in particular, Derek and Nick's relationship in the show It is open to anyone, and all topics pertaining to the show are welcome, along with any general, hetero or slash fanfic that includes one or both of the characters, fiction archived at WWOMB, a multi-fandom, all genres fiction archive, unless there is a "No Archive" note in the story headers."