Thrown into another dimension, a family must keep ahead of a tyrannical state's hunters while searching for a way home.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1985  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Other World (TV Movie 2016)
Sci-Fi

A Science Fiction adventure set in two different time-periods. An impending visit by extra-terrestrials is discovered by Government Agents. Ten years later we discover the outcome of the extra-terrestrial visit.

Director: Stuart White
Stars: Matt Oxley, Damian Nixey, Matthew R. Grego
V (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.

Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Faye Grant
Shattered Innocence (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A HS grad leaves behind her modest life and finds work in the Sex industry. It ends in disaster.

Director: Sandor Stern
Stars: Jonna Lee, Melinda Dillon, John Pleshette
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A magic fairy tale drawing on Pagan Celtic myths and Irish legends.

Director: Gisela Pereira
Stars: James Karcher, Hjeron O'Sidhe, Gisela Pereira
V: The Final Battle (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth.

Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Robert Englund
The Midnight Hour (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Phil, Melissa, Mitch, Mary, and Vinnie are high school friends, who unwittingly raise the dead on Halloween night. Once the dead have returned, Pitchford Cove will never be the same again....or will it?

Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Lee Montgomery, Shari Belafonte, LeVar Burton
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The adventures of high-school student Matthew Star, who is actually a superpowered alien prince from another world.

Stars: Peter Barton, Louis Gossett Jr., Amy Steel
The Fantastic Journey (TV Series 1977)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean becomes lost in the Bermuda Triangle and washes up on an uncharted island. They meet up with travelers from other times, planets and dimensions... See full summary »

Stars: Jared Martin, Carl Franklin, Ike Eisenmann
Automan (1983–1984)
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A computer generated superhero and his human creator fight crime in their city.

Stars: Desi Arnaz Jr., Chuck Wagner, Heather McNair
Starman (1986–1987)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An alien returns to Earth years after an earlier visit to reunite with his Earth son and together, they search for the alien's human wife.

Stars: Robert Hays, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Michael Cavanaugh
The Highwayman (TV Series 1987)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Series starring a big high-tech 18-wheeler. The driver, the title's 'Highwayman' was one of a team of federal marshals empowered to right wrongs "where ordinary laws do not reach" - and to ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam J. Jones, Jane Badler, Suzanne Casey
The Phoenix (TV Series 1981)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An ancient and powerful human-like alien is pursued on modern Earth while he searches for his long lost partner.

Stars: Judson Scott, Richard Lynch, E.G. Marshall
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sam Groom ...
 Hal Sterling (8 episodes, 1985)
Gretchen Corbett ...
 June Sterling (8 episodes, 1985)
...
 Trace Sterling (8 episodes, 1985)
Jonna Lee ...
 Gina Sterling (8 episodes, 1985)
...
 Kommander Nuveen Kroll (8 episodes, 1985)
Chris Hebert ...
 Smith Sterling (6 episodes, 1985)
Wayne Alexander ...
 Lieutenant (4 episodes, 1985)
Peter Bromilow ...
 Praetor (3 episodes, 1985)
Janet Graham ...
 Woman / ... (2 episodes, 1985)
Rodger LaRue ...
 Corporal (2 episodes, 1985)
...
 Officer (2 episodes, 1985)
Edit

Storyline

The Sterling family goes on vacation to Egypt and visits one of the pyramids. However, they get lost while wandering around in the labyrithine interior of the pyramid. When they finally make it out of the pyramid, they discover that they're no longer on Earth. Instead, they've somehow been transported to another planet. And the natives (run by an autocratic dictator) aren't very friendly... Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 January 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dimensione Alfa  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The average day on Thel is 25 hours long. See more »

Quotes

[Opening title narration.]
Narrator: Other worlds lie outside our seeing. Beyond the beyond. At the edge... of within. The Great Pyramid: erected by the ancient ones as a barricade. At the portal between two dimensions, two separate realities. This is the story of one family, drawn through a mysterious vortex into the other world -- and of their perilous trek homeward.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Really Good Show That Didn't Make It
24 July 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Seeing 20 user comments for Otherworld is a pleasant surprise for me. I really thought I might have been the only one who remembers this unique and fascinating science fiction series. Sad that it only ran for a few episodes. I attribute that to poor marketing. With all the cable outlets now, Otherworld definitely could have survived. I can see it being a staple on the SyFy network now.

The show involves the American Sterling family touring Egypt where they wander into the labyrinth of one of the pyramids and when they come out find they're in a different dimension. And of course they stand out in this Big Brother Orwellian type of planet. The idea was for them to get back home somehow.

It's a thinking man's version of Land Of The Lost. The few episodes there were and I saw were intelligently written and acted by the players who were cast as the Sterlings. Father Sam Groom, Mother Gretchen Corbett, and children Tony O'Dell, Chris Hebert, and Jonna Lee were all just fine in the parts.

Too bad this show didn't catch on. Everyone should write in to the SyFy Channel and beg them to buy these episodes.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Complete Season 1 exists bdickinson
Best Quotes from this show: oghmagod
desperate to know the end nandeewalker
The Rock 'n Roll episode marsxxiv
My favorite episode michael_mckenna
Probably not on DVD, thanks to music licensing! mongrove_mantichora
Discuss Otherworld (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?