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"The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" Transylvania, January 1918 (1993)

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Original Air Date:
21 August 1993 (Season 2, Episode 22)
On Halloween, old Indy tells a ghost story to three trick or treaters concerning a mission he undertook near the end of the Great War... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Sean Patrick Flanery ... Indiana Jones
George Hall ... Old Indy

Bob Peck ... General Targo

Keith Szarabajka ... Colonel Waters
Simone Bendix ... Maria

Paul Kynman ... Nicholas Hunyadi

Sam Kelly ... Dr. Franz Heinzer / Capt. Adolf Schmidt
Alan Polonsky ... Agent McCall
Michael Mellinger ... Paretti

William Roberts ... Stanfill
William Armstrong ... The Major

Steven Hartley ... Agent Picard
Anne Tirard ... Tarot Reader
Petr Svárovský ... Venetian Policeman

David Gilliam ... Agent Thompson
Petr Jákl ... German General
Jiri Kraus ... French General

Lee Norris ... Kid #1
Grady Bowman ... Kid #2 (as Grady McCloud Bowman)
Darwin Brandis ... Kid #3

Episode Crew
Directed by
Dick Maas 
Carl Schultz (bookend)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonathan Hensleigh  writer

Produced by
George Lucas .... executive producer
Rick McCallum .... producer
Original Music by
Curt Sobel 
Cinematography by
David Tattersall 
Film Editing by
Edgar Burcksen 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Roger Mussenden 
Production Design by
Gavin Bocquet 
Art Direction by
Ricky Eyres 
Set Decoration by
Peter Walpole 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Holdich 
Makeup Department
Thomas R. Burman .... makeup artist: 'Old Indy' (as Tom Burman)
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... makeup artist: 'Old Indy' (as Bari Burman)
Katerina Erbanova .... hair stylist
Eva Ungrová-Malíková .... makeup artist (as Eva Malikova)
Eva Vytlelová .... makeup artist
Production Management
David Blake Hartley .... production supervisor
Rick McCallum .... production manager
Callum McDougall .... unit manager
Petr Moravec .... production supervisor
Daniel Severa .... pre-production manager: Czech Republic
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Bellew .... second assistant director
Nick Lavis .... first assistant director
Nick Laws .... first assistant director
Crispin Reece .... second unit director
Jay Tobias .... first assistant director: bookend
Art Department
Karel Vacek .... construction
Sound Department
Tom Bellfort .... supervising sound editor
Christian Boatsman .... assistant sound editor
Laird M. Malamed .... assistant sound editor
Larry Oatfield .... sound effects editor
Susan Sanford .... assistant sound editor
Christopher Scarabosio .... sound effects editor
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator
Bruce White .... sound mixer
Christopher Scarabosio .... sound designer (uncredited)
Michael Silvers .... dialogue/adr editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Beavis .... special effects (as Dave Beavis)
Visual Effects by
Allison Smith-Murphy .... visual effects supervisor
Simon Crane .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Brown .... electrician
Trevor Coop .... camera operator
Mike Evans .... focus puller
Chuck Finch .... gaffer
George Hesse .... second assistant camera: bookends
Dean Morrish .... focus puller
Peter Myslowski .... key grip
Keegan O'Neill .... clapper loader
David Tattersall .... cinematographer: bookend
Paige Thomas .... clapper loader
Casting Department
Andy McKee .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Liz Dann .... assistant costume designer
Mandy Harper .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Kristine Hanna .... post-production coordinator
Dana Mulligan .... first assistant editor
Cheryl Nardi .... assistant film editor
Matthew Wood .... assistant editor
Music Department
James Collins .... assistant music engineer
Jamie Forester .... music editor (as Jamie Gelb-Forester)
Malcolm Luker .... music recording engineer
Patrick Mullins .... music editor
Mark Tucker .... assistant scoring engineer
Other crew
Hillary Barret .... assistant accountant
Jane Bay .... executive assistant: George Lucas
Donald R. Beck .... title designer: main titles
Daniel Brock .... scoring production supervisor
Jo Burn .... contact: London
Anne Coulter .... script supervisor
Louise Coulter .... location accountant
Kathryn Farrar .... production accountant
Deborah Fine .... researcher
Anne Merrifield .... secretary to executive producer
Sophie Milton Wright .... assistant: Rick McCallum (as Sophie Milton)
Julia Overton .... coordinator: London

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Produced by
Cesare Landricina .... line producer: Italy
Casting by
Ahmed Abounouom 
Art Direction by
Tom Brown (1995)
Phil Harvey 
Martin Martinec 
Makeup Department
Susan Buffington .... hair stylist
Tricia Cameron .... hair stylist: Mexico and Egypt episodes
David Syner .... key makeup artist
Jake Garber .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Guido Cerasuolo .... production supervisor
Peter Heslop .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Duthie .... assistant director
Rajiv Maikhuri .... second assistant director
Aradhana Seth .... third assistant director
Jay Tobias .... first assistant director (4 episodes)
Art Department
Tim Eckel .... assistant art director
Beth Giles .... buyer
Geoffrey S. Grimsman .... set designer
Stefan Mily .... set dresser
Rick Mobbs .... scenic artist
Rick Mobbs .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
C. Douglas Cameron .... utility sound: U.S.
Jonathan Null .... supervising assistant editor
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... visual effects animator
Jonathan Keeton .... digital artist: Western Images
John Copeman .... utility stunts
Bret Culpepper .... stunt double: Sean Patrick Flannery, second unit U.S.
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Dale Gibson .... stunt coordinator: second unit U.S.
Jesse V. Johnson .... stunts (as Jesse Johnson)
Derek Lea .... stunts
Mark McBride .... stunt coordinator
Jaroslav Peterka .... stunts
Gábor Piroch .... stunts
Lee Sheward .... stunts
Raliegh Wilson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Arnautov .... gaffer: Czech Republic
Jan Boruvka .... electrician
Alfie Emmins .... best boy
Stewart Hadley .... gaffer
Billy Merrell .... best boy (as Bill Merrell)
Tommy Ray Sullivan .... rigging gaffer
Jeffery J. Tufano .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jeffery J. Tufano .... director of photography: second unit
Micky Young .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gabriela Dolenska .... costume interpreter
Alice Powell .... seamstress
Location Management
Simon Marsden .... location assistant
Music Department
John Bell .... orchestrator
Jamie Luker .... assistant score engineer
David Slonaker .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Bill Pitts .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Dawn Fields .... production assistant
Adam Howard .... title designer
Andrew L. Lanier .... production assistant
Nathaniel McCullagh .... set runner
Martin Stanek .... production assistant (as Martin Stanék)
Other Companies

Additional Details

Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Keith Szarabajka got his first bit of acting in the Vampire genre in this episode/movie, less than a decade later he'd return to the genre as "Daniel Holtz" in Joss Whedon's "ANGEL" the Series.See more »
General Targo:That was... impolite.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Young Indy's only occult adventure, 1 May 2008
Author: Chip_douglas from Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands

The last weekly adventure of the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is the customary Halloween episode and was deemed too violent to be shown on television in many countries. This was a bit of a crime, as "Transylvania, January 1918" is one of the few episodes in the series that manages to capture the spirit of the Indiana Jones movies. True, it leans towards the dark and bloody themes of the Temple of Doom, often voted everyone's least favorite (though not mine) but what would you expect from a tale set in Transylvania? I for one would not have minded to see more Young Indy adventures in this vein, but alas, that was not to be.

Indy (Sean P. Flanery) is part of a team of specialists on a spy mission led by fellow American Colonel Waters (Keith Szarabjka). As the two of them meet, they start boasting about their language skills: Indy knows 27 (including sign language) while Waters beats him by 5 (including Islandic). All these knowledge never seemed to aid older Indy the movies, but that's neither here nor there. They are joined in their quest by a Roemanian strongman (Paul Kynman), a French knife thrower (Simone Bendix) and an Austrian Doctor ('Allo 'Allo's Sam Kelly). Their objective is to confront the mysterious General Targo (the late great Bob Peck, who's finest hour arguably came as the Soldier who captured Death in The Storyteller). The General, who claims to be a decedent of Vlad Tepes himself, has started his own private war and liberated several Prison of War camps in the vicinity. Along the way they face ceilings dripping with blood, demonic possession and unnaturally hot and cold rooms. Naturally not all of the team members make it all the way through, though some of them are dispatched a bit off handedly.

Dutch director Dick Maas, who's movie debut "De Lift" owed a lot to Spielberg's "Jaws" and opened with an homage to the Star Destroyer shot from Lucas' "Star Wars", is once more influenced by Spielberg in the way he paced and frames this adventure. He even includes the patented zoom in to an extreme close up in moments of dread (in this case zooming in on Hans Geering). Just like in Indy's cinematic adventures, there are plenty of corpses for our hero to bump into in this episode, and despite falling down a castle wall, his beloved fedora manages to stay on until the very end. The script also includes an extended exposition scene in which Indy and Captain Waters are briefed (what George Lucas likes to call 'the pointer scene') and builds up the tension in several ways before we finally get to meet the main villain. Sure, there are a lot of implausible things happening to our band of heroes, and some wonky special effects. Chief amongst these is a ball of lightning that seems to have come straight out of the adventures of Tintin ("Les Sept Boules De Cristal" to be precise). However, it is very refreshing to watch a Young Indy without all lot of historical information awkwardly inserted into the dialog.

After having been completely cut out of the latter season two episodes, George Hall makes one last appearance as weathered old Indy. His bookends were most likely included here in order to emphasize the Halloween elements (Old Indy is telling his ghost tale to three young trick-or-treaters) as well as to add the possibility of some of the more fantastical elements of the story being figments of the old man's imagination. Either way, it's good to see cranky old Indy once more, and here's to hoping we'll finally find out exactly how he got that big scar over his right eye when "The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" opens in 22 days (I mean we've already seen pictures of Cate Blanchett pointing her sword at Indy's face)...

9 out of 10

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