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BeastMaster: :  -- The sword and sorcery adventures of a wandering adventurer who has the ability to communicate with animals.

Overview

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Writers:
Larry Lalonde (writer)
Scott Kraft (writer)
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Contact:
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
9 October 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The sword and sorcery adventures of a wandering adventurer who has the ability to communicate with animals. Full summary »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great Show, with plot holes big enough to fit Texas!!! See more (21 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 53)
Jackson Raine ... Tao / ... (65 episodes, 1999-2002)

Daniel Goddard ... Dar / ... (65 episodes, 1999-2002)

Steven Grives ... King Zad / ... (32 episodes, 1999-2002)

Monika Schnarre ... The Sorceress #1 (29 episodes, 1999-2002)
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Series Directed by
Michael Offer (3 episodes, 1999)

Peter Andrikidis (unknown episodes)
Ian Gilmour (unknown episodes)
Brendan Maher (unknown episodes)
Catherine Millar (unknown episodes)
Raymond Quint (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Andre Norton (66 episodes, 1999-2002)
Daniel Goddard (6 episodes, 2000-2002)
Dawn Ritchie (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Charles Lazer (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Steve Feke (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
Jim Henshaw (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
William Gray (2 episodes, 2001)

Sarah Dodd (unknown episodes)
Edwina Follows (unknown episodes)
Tracey Forbes (unknown episodes)
Damian Kindler (unknown episodes)
Scott Kraft (unknown episodes)
Larry Lalonde (unknown episodes)
Paul Pepperman (unknown episodes)
Steven Whitney (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Brett Popplewell .... producer (64 episodes, 1999-2002)
Charles Lazer .... executive producer / co-executive producer (22 episodes, 2001-2002)

Jim Henshaw .... supervising producer (unknown episodes, 2000-2001)
Greg Coote .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Connie Dolphin .... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Allan Eastman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Steve Feke .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey M. Hayes .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Dawn Ritchie .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Sylvio Tabet .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Graeme Coleman (64 episodes, 1999-2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mark Wareham (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Geoffrey Lamb (9 episodes, 2000-2001)
Craig Webster (5 episodes, 1999-2000)

Dean Balser (unknown episodes)
Bruce Lange (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Eve Brandstein (unknown episodes)
Maura Fay (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Stewart Burnside (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Daryl Porter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Mandy Willaton (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Sheehan .... key hair stylist: second unit / key makeup artist: second unit / ... (43 episodes, 2000-2002)
Paige Badenoch .... additional makeup artist (7 episodes, 2002)

Rick Findlater .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Sue Laidlaw .... makeup supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
John Kerns .... post-production supervisor (43 episodes, 1999-2001)
Paul Ackerley .... post-production supervisor (22 episodes, 2001-2002)

Darryl Sheen .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Ashton .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Wade Savage .... first assistant director (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Andrew Power .... first assistant director: second unit (8 episodes, 2002)
Dean Mountford .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 1999-2000)

Liz Tan .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes, 2002)
Liam Branagan .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Darwin Brooks .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Daniel Birt .... set dresser (65 episodes, 1999-2002)
John Andersen .... stand-by props (44 episodes, 1999-2001)
Daniella Rigby .... art coordinator (22 episodes, 2000-2001)

Manuel Castillo .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Stuart Polkinghorne .... stand-by props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Vic Kaspar .... adr mixer (66 episodes, 1999-2002)
Steven Eberhard .... assistant dialogue editor (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kristian Abell .... assistant sound editor (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
John Elliot .... foley artist (8 episodes, 2000)
Dallas Johnson .... adr recordist (5 episodes, 2000-2002)

Eric Apps .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Matt Connolly .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Christian T. Cooke .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Jane Crawford .... assistant audio editor (unknown episodes)
Erik Culp .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Tony Currie .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Joseph Doane .... assistant dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
David Evans .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Paul Germann .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Jack Heeren .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Stefan Kluka .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Martin Lee .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Kirk Lynds .... foley recordist (unknown episodes)
Brent Pickett .... first assistant sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Dino Pigat .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
David Rose .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Randy Wilson .... adr mixer / foley recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Gulliver Page .... special effects technician (22 episodes, 1999-2000)

Matt Sloan .... lead animatronic technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Mark Palowich .... cg animator (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
Che Spencer .... vfx: line producer (22 episodes, 1999-2000)

Randy Vellacott .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes, 1999-2000)
Larry Adlon .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Mark Chong .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Graham Cunningham .... animator / digital artist: Calibre Digital Pictures (unknown episodes)
Peter Denomme .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Simon Dye .... compositor (unknown episodes)
Michael Halley .... senior animator (unknown episodes)
Gudrun Heinze .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Ariel Joson .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Lon Molnar .... senior animator (unknown episodes)
Brent Pate .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Mike Pieczonka .... senior animator / texture painter (unknown episodes)
Matt Schofield .... matte painter (unknown episodes)
Rainy Venne .... Flame artist (unknown episodes)
Steve Wittmann .... 3D animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Jeff Prewett .... stunt double: Lead (44 episodes, 1999-2001)
Craig Dunn .... stunt performer (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kyle Gardiner .... stunt double: Daniel Goddard (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Haydn Dalton .... stunt performer (14 episodes, 1999-2002)
Ric Anderson .... stunts (13 episodes, 1999-2001)
Ryctor .... stunt double: Lead (13 episodes, 1999-2001)
Keir Beck .... stunt performer (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Leon Stripp .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Steve Harman .... stunts (3 episodes, 2002)
Nick McKinless .... stunts (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Brit Sooby .... stunts (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Danny Baldwin .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sue Baldwin .... stunt department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Simon Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Alex Kuzelicki .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Angela Moore .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Sheree Swords .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Maxwell .... first assistant camera (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
Alan Willis .... lighting technician (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ricky Schamburg .... first assistant camera: second unit (22 episodes, 2000-2001)
Daniel Clark .... first assistant camera (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Phil Cross .... director of photography: second unit (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rodrigo Vidal-Dawson .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2002)

Sean Aston .... key grip: second unit (unknown episodes)
Stuart Christie .... clapper loader: additional second unit (unknown episodes)
Tony Politis .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Dick Tummel .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Tom McSweeney .... casting: Australia (unknown episodes, 1999-2002)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chintamani Lila .... stand-by costume (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Amanda Enders .... set costumer (16 episodes, 2001-2002)

Carol Anne Wegner .... stand-by wardrobe (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mandy Jacobs .... assistant editor (43 episodes, 2000-2002)
Peta Ross .... post-production coordinator (43 episodes, 2000-2002)
Kent Pritchett .... colorist (2 episodes, 2001-2002)

Paul Booth .... assembly editor (unknown episodes)
Andrew Coutts .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Chris Mayo .... video conform editor (unknown episodes)
Cheryl Potter .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Angelique Badenoch .... assistant accountant / production secretary (66 episodes, 1999-2002)
Luke Kelly .... production runner (23 episodes, 2000-2002)
Eve Spence .... second script supervisor: second unit (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rowena Zande .... assistant to producer / post production coordinator (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
Donald Munro .... production coordinator / script coordinator (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gareth Price .... location manager (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Scott Stewart .... assistant location manager (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Christen Hill .... script coordinator (6 episodes, 2000)

Tara Aucoin .... assistant: Mr. Popplewell (unknown episodes)
Barrett J. Leigh .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Sheila Lind .... second unit coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sally Mann .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Karen Mansfield .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
M. Rutledge McCall .... assistant to head writer (unknown episodes)
Holly Smith .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
45 min (66 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In plenty of scenes throughout the series, a lot of times in a single episode, Ruh is clearly played by different tigers.See more »
Quotes:
Tao:So we're helping someone we don't like, based on the word of someone who never tells the truth.See more »
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FAQ

Where can I find a copy of all 3 complete Seasons of Beastmaster for a good price.
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Great Show, with plot holes big enough to fit Texas!!!, 30 July 2005
Author: fatality713 from baton rouge, la

To begin with, I like this show, I own all three seasons on DVD. It is a fantasy show, utterly lacking any need for higher level thinking. This is not "Farscape" or "Star Trek" which might require the viewer to actively think about what is going on, or even "Xena" and "Hercules" which actually stuck to one major plot line. But it is good aimless fun. And Monikka Schnarre would look good reading a phone book.

What surprised me however was the lack of any sense of time. The show started the first season in the stone age. Bones, wood and stone consisted of the materials available to create tools and weapons. Okay, I'll buy it. Darr's Halbred could have been created of two leg bones of an extremely large animal, the metatarsals or metacarpals of an elephant would suffice (or is it the phalanges?). Season two rolls around and we've got bronze. Initially only the Nords had it, until the middle of the season. After the half-way mark, everyone was learning to extract bronze, independently of each other. Tao was developing ways to fly. The crossbow was invented. I still wasn't thrown, the liberties hadn't truly been taken yet. That's when season three rolled around. The first two seasons were thrown out the window. Everyone had iron weapons. Darr's sword appeared to be a Katana made of steel. STEEL!!! Zad had Knights running around. We went through roughly 7000-8000 years of evolution in a short three year span. None of the actors even aged discernably. The animals even took a back seat to him finding his family.

It seems to me the people pulling the strings decided to take the show different ways from episode to episode. The Sorceress would show up in black leather trying to be evil in one week, and then be wearing clothes straight from the runway the next. Not that I'm complaining. She can wear leather, dresses, skirts, bikinis or even nothing and I still would watch.

Oh well, I still watched and bought the show. They succeeded in what they wanted to accomplish. Just don't watch the show with a critical view and you'll do fine.

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