Before CNN, cam-corders, and communications satellites, the only way to view exotic locales was on real film that might take weeks or months to arrive from the far corners of the world. The... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Before CNN, cam-corders, and communications satellites, the only way to view exotic locales was on real film that might take weeks or months to arrive from the far corners of the world. The raison d'etre for this program was to bring that film to the television viewer. Each week some adventurer would be asked to narrate his 16 mm home movies for the viewing audience. The film might be from the Amazon jungle or the arctic regions of northern Alaska. Teenage boys were drawn to the show not only by the adventure but also by the occasional fleeting glimpse of some native woman's bare breast. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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This series was produced by Julian Lesser, the son of producer Sol Lesser. The elder Lessor would provide African episodes to this series, usually to promote his latest Tarzan feature. See more »

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Made you want to travel.
23 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this as a young child and I swore mighty oaths that I would some day go see these exotic places for myself. I've been to many of them and if I could see the series again, I'd try to go to more of these places. One of the best shows involved Chichen Itza in the Yucatan showing the observatory, the ball court, and the sacrificial pool. I went there in 1995 and remembered the scenes well from seeing them on the show. As I remember it, this show only had maybe 15 episodes which they played over and over. It may have been that the show only lasted for a year, but the local TV station in Dayton, Ohio had the rights to run it for several years as I seem to recall watching it for longer than a year. UPDATE: Apparently IMDb has corrected the dates on this show as it now shows it being on for more than the 1 year they originally said. Makes sense as I remember it being on for several years.


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