The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000– )

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The fantastic steampunk adventures of the future science fiction writer and his friends, the Foggs and Passepartout.

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Series cast summary:
Francesca Hunt ...
 Rebecca Fogg (22 episodes, 2000)
Michel Courtemanche ...
 Passepartout (22 episodes, 2000)
Chris Demetral ...
 Jules Verne (22 episodes, 2000)
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 Phileas Fogg (22 episodes, 2000)
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 Sir Jonathan Chatsworth / ... (10 episodes, 2000)
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In this series, we see the adventures of the young Father of Science Fiction and his friends, Phileas and Rebecca Fogg and their servant, Passepartout. In an alternative Victorian era, which has taken that era's technology to fantastic levels, this intrepid quartet battles villians wherever they find them. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Inventing the future. Battling to save it.


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Inspired by an alternate draft of "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea," which featured Nemo as a Pole attacking Russian ships to avenge his dead family. (The book was changed to its more famous version of a stateless man attacking unflagged ships when Napoleon III signed a treaty with Russia.) See more »

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Count Gregory: Throw him over the side.
Phileas Fogg: 'Throw him over the side'? How unimaginative!
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I am recommending this series because I feel it is amazing, creative, and something the whole family can enjoy together.
1 May 2001 | by (Springfield,Mo) – See all my reviews

"The Secret Adventures Of Jules Verne" is the most creative and visually stunning series I have seen....well ever. The actors are Perfect for their roles: Michael Praed as Phileas Fogg is a man tormented by tragedy and betrayal. He would be living the life of a gentleman of means if not for his cousin Rebecca Fogg. Need I mention that Michael Praed is an actor who can play all the complex emotions that Phileas tries to keep under control and can show more feelings with his soulful eyes than most actors can with their whole bodies. Rebecca Fogg is played by Franchesca Hunt. Rebecca is not a shrinking Victorian Violet. She is the British Secret Service's first female agent. Trying to keep her alive keeps pulling Phileas back into danger and adventure. Passepartout is Phileas valet. He is played to perfection by Michel Courtemanche. This includes not only inventing ingenious if sometimes wacky items that he feels Phileas might need but also doing a wicked impersonation of his master from time to time. And last but not least is Jules Verne. He is played with just the right amount of idealism and eagerness by Chris Demetral. But he is growing up and seeing the world through different eyes. Jules is living the adventures he will write about. Chris is careful not to play him overly exciteable like a puppy but as a young man wanting to know everything he can about the world. Phileas has taken Jules under his wing to make sure he doesn't end up as disillusioned as Phileas is himself . If you want to watch a show that combines the very latest in HDTV technology with creative and lively story lines you need look no further than "The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne". It is currently showing at sat. night/sunday morning at 1am eastern on Scifi. But it will be going into wide syndication this fall. Look for it!


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