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 Tygath (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Kossil (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Rosa (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Jasper (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Diana (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Dunain (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Gebbeth (2 episodes, 2005)
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 General Doar (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Penelope (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Lady Elfarren (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Marion (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Yarrow (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Doorkeeper (2 episodes, 2005)
William Samples ...
 Doctor Hand (2 episodes, 2005)
Antony Holland ...
 Master Namer (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Master Herbal (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Master Summoner (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Roke Student with Knife (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Kargide Lieutenant at Osskil (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Dragon's Voice (2004) / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Kargide Commander (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Kargide Ged (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Kargide Soldier #1 (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Kargide Soldier #2 (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Kargide Birdhandler (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Kargide Guard in Cell (2 episodes, 2005)
Cedric De Souza ...
 Kargide Torturer (2 episodes, 2005)
Sakalas Uzdavinys ...
 Cell Guard (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Ship's Master (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Thorvald (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Shepherd (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Farmer (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Farmer's Wife (2 episodes, 2005)
Ellie King ...
 Busty Wench (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Shire Reeve (2 episodes, 2005)
Christopher R. Sumpton ...
 Barman (2 episodes, 2005)
Tom Heaton ...
 Fisherman (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Drinker (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Ged (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Ogion (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Thar (2 episodes, 2005)
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A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known. When the young wizard Ged discovers that he possesses infinite magical powers, he seeks to master the ancient arts. As he journeys to manhood, he will combat dragons, fall in love, cross death's threshold, and ultimately wield the power to reunite a kingdom. Written by El_Magus

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Trivia

Ursula K. Le Guin - author of the novels the production was based on - was critical of the adaptation. Among her complaints was the "whitewashing" of her characters' ethnicities (in the novels, few of Le Guin's characters are white). Le Guin also resented a statement published by director Robert Lieberman which indicated that she approved of his take on her story. See more »

Goofs

Shortly after Ged and Oigon turn their backs to the goat, the crystal from Oigon's staff falls to the ground. After the cut, the crystal is back. See more »

Quotes

Archmagus: That's impossible, no-one can break through these doors.
King Tygath: Maybe you should ask for your money back.
Archmagus: [sees that Jasper betrayed him] Jasper! We gave you the power to bring good to the world, but instead you picked evil. You break my heart!
King Tygath: No, I think I will do that.
[throws dagger into Archmagus' heart]
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a bitter disappointment
14 December 2004 | by (Roswell, New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

I have been a loyal fan of Ursula K LaGuinn's Earthsea series for years, and when Sci Fi announced they were making a miniseries, needless to say I was excited. And then the movie began... what a bitter disappointment! I had hoped, with the beautiful and excellent work done on Lord of the Rings, that movie makers and script writers were at last going to be true to an author's vision. What a terrible blow then, when Sci Fi aired Part I of Legend of Earthsea. I did not even bother to watch the second half, for I truly couldn't stomach anymore. I guess the writers and producers didn't even bother to read the books... in fact, I think they borrowed a name here, a place there, threw Ursula K LaGuinn's name on it so they couldn't be sued for plagiarism, and said here you go, an epic retelling of a masterpiece! Maybe they should have stuck with science fiction, 'cause they sure do suck at fantasy! If any of you watched this, "movie" and liked it, I urge you to read the true Earthsea Cycle and then decide. As for me, my faith in the skill and talent of the writers hired by Sci Fi has been badly shaken, and may never recover!


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