Otherworld (1985)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Adventure | Sci-Fi
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Thrown into another dimension, a family must keep ahead of a tyrannical state's hunters while searching for a way home.

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Complete series cast summary:
Sam Groom ...
 Hal Sterling (8 episodes, 1985)
Gretchen Corbett ...
 June Sterling (8 episodes, 1985)
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 Trace Sterling (8 episodes, 1985)
Jonna Lee ...
 Gina Sterling (8 episodes, 1985)
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 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)
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 Officer (2 episodes, 1985)
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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>

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Several of Syd Dutton's matte paintings were later reused in the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. See more »

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Man: I couldn't lie even if I wanted to.
Kommander Nuveen Kroll: Well, have you ever tried?
Man: No.
Kommander Nuveen Kroll: That, in itself, is a lie.
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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.


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