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Complete series cast summary:
Alan Scarfe ...  Captain Cyrus Harding / ... 22 episodes, 1995
Colette Stevenson Colette Stevenson ...  Joanna Pencroft 22 episodes, 1995
Stephen Lovatt ...  Gideon Spilett 22 episodes, 1995
Gordon Michael Woolvett ...  Herbert Pencroft 22 episodes, 1995
John Bach ...  Captain Nemo 22 episodes, 1995
C. David Johnson ...  Jack Pencroft / ... 16 episodes, 1995
Andy Marshall ...  Neb Brown / ... 14 episodes, 1995
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"Loosely" based on the novel by Jules Verne. In 1865 a group escapes from a Confederate prison in a balloon, only to be carried halfway around the world. They are shot down while approaching land (which they later discover is an "uninhabited" island. The shooter (Nemo) wishes to make use of them for some experiments he has planned. The volcano on the island has other ideas. Written by Dennis Kytasaari <djk@xnet.com>

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Canada | New Zealand

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English

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1995 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Geheimnisvolle Insel See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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(22 episodes) | (11 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Epic Jules Verne !!!
2 August 2009 | by Jordan LawSee all my reviews

This TV series, which was loosely based on the Jules Verne novel "The Mysterious Island", was extremely good, and even though it is a rewrite from the original story of castaways, it is quite dark, thrilling, and mysterious.

All the characters featured in the series were complex, and totally full of depth, which gave this production a very good standard of acting. The props and sets were wonderful, with Captain Nemo's submarine "Nautilus" being the most spectacular of all locations on the island, with its cold grey riveted interiors, and an exterior that, although mostly unseen, resembles the Disney submarine in many ways. The atmosphere of the series was extremely gripping, and it almost made you sweat when something bad was going to happen! Overall, I would definitely recommend it to any Jules Verne fan, or to someone who loves a good TV drama. Its excellent!!


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