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Mysterious Island 

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 "... See full summary »
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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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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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Alternate Versions

Shown as "Geheimnisvolle Insel" (1995) in Germany. This series was shown in 22 episodes first and later mostly in 11 episodes. See more »

Connections

Version of The Mysterious Island (1973) See more »

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Artistic licence
16 June 2010 | by xlarsSee all my reviews

No book has ever been filmed absolutely true to the original, that is probably impossible. To some degree we need to accept that the makers of a movie or a series does have some artistic licence.

Still we have to draw a line between "artistic licence" and a complete rewriting of the story, which is what this series is.

Just about the only thing kept as was, is the name, the names and the original settings in Richmond, the flight in the balloon and some parts of the first episode.

Now, what is so problematic in making this vivid and extremely exciting history written by Jules Verne into something so devoid of factuality and realism like this series? I gave up on the series, before I came midways. It is simply not worth more than a 4. Ptooey!


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Canada | New Zealand

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English

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1995 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Runtime:

(22 episodes) | (11 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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