The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Season 1, Episode 3

British East Africa, September 1909 (18 Mar. 1992)

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Professor Indiana Jones visits the Metropolitan Foundation for Educational Quality where the Annual Celebrity tennis shoe auction and diner is being held. He begins to entertain the snobby ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth de Sosa ...
George Hall ...
Isaac Senteu Supeyo ...
Tim Machin ...
Kermit Roosevelt (as Timothy Machin)
Paul Birchard ...
Toby Stark ...
Frances Taylor ...
Selina (as H. Lee Freeman)
Jeffrey Pillars ...


Professor Indiana Jones visits the Metropolitan Foundation for Educational Quality where the Annual Celebrity tennis shoe auction and diner is being held. He begins to entertain the snobby people at his table by recounting a safari to British East Africa in 1909. There, Indy became determined to find the fabled Fringe-Eared Oryx for former US President Teddy Roosevelt. He befriended Meto, a Massai boy around the same age as himself at the time. Despite their language barrier, they find out where to find the last remaining Oryx. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Selections of Laurence Rosenthal's score for this episode can be heard on the Varese Sarabande CD "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Volume Two" (1992), produced by Robert Townson. See more »


When Meto puts down the binoculars after Indy shows him how to use them, he is holding them the wrong way round. See more »


Teddy Roosevelt: Bully for you!
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Hunting in the Garden of Eden!
6 June 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The British East Africa episode delivers a strong message to those who think killing animals and disrupting the balance of Nature won't have consequences. And we see that even people we think of as great (Theodore Roosevelt) did their share in destroying this planet's Ecology.

Indy, his parents and Miss Seymour join Theodore Roosevelt and famed hunter Frederick Selous on a safari in British East Africa (Kenya). Even though they successfully hunted down lions and other exotic animals, they fail to locate a rare species of the oryx. Indiana and one of the local tribe boys, Meto, try to find the animal, but loose track of the time. Indy's father and Roosevelt search for him, while the two boys are collecting clues on how the interrupted balance of nature is responsible for the absence of the oryxes.

The cinematography of this episode is absolutely stunning and there's quite a bit of action for a Corey Carrier episode. We also see Paul "Belloq" Freeman as Frederick Selous (one of the main inspirations for the novel hero Allan Quatermain). Definitely a great episode. (10/10)

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