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Josh Kirby: Time Warrior! Chap. 1: Planet of the Dino-Knights (1995)

In the 25th century mankind has found a device capable of destroying the universe. Irwin 1138 separates the Nullifier into 6 pieces which he scatters throughout time. When the evil Dr. ... See full summary »


Ernest Farino (as Ernest D. Farino)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Corbin Allred ... Josh Kirby
Jennifer Burns Jennifer Burns ... Azabeth Siege
Derek Webster ... Zoetrope
Barrie Ingham ... Irwin 1138
John DeMita ... William of Dearborn
Spencer Rochfort ... Lord Henry
Sandra Guibord ... Mistress
Jonathan C. Kaplan Jonathan C. Kaplan ... Irwin Lee (as Jonathan Charles Kaplan)
Time Winters ... Blacksmith
Robert Louis Kempf Robert Louis Kempf ... Theodore
Mary-Pat Green ... Lady in Waiting
Michael C. Mahon ... Donald Kirby (as Michael Mahon)
Helen Siff ... Mrs. Mandelbaum
Charisma Carpenter ... Beth Sullivan
Johnny Green Johnny Green ... Duke Dunkington


In the 25th century mankind has found a device capable of destroying the universe. Irwin 1138 separates the Nullifier into 6 pieces which he scatters throughout time. When the evil Dr. Zoetrope goes after the pieces, Irwin 1138 must try to stop him, with the help of a 20th century teenager, Josh Kirby, and a half-human warrior named Azabeth Siege. The race is on. Written by Chuck Ivy

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Rated PG for mild language and action violence

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Strongly influenced by the Doctor Who (1963) Key to Time story-arc. See Doctor Who: The Ribos Operation: Part One (1978). See more »


References THX 1138 (1971) See more »


Written and Performed by Matt Wegner
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Cliffhangers for kids!
27 July 2001 | by bigdinosaurSee all my reviews

My youngest kid got all of these Josh Kirby titles and this review is based on all 6.

Storyline is definitely for juveniles: Josh encounters time traveling pod and its occupants (Irwin, Azebeth & Prism) and is pursued by Dr. Zoetrope who is trying to obtain the crystal pieces of a time nullifier device. At least the ending (in episode 6) has a twist. Azabeth is a headstrong girl who eventually likes Josh. Prism is a cute little alien who reminds me of a cross between gremlins & yoda. Irwin is the professor running the time pod trying to get the nullifier pieces before Zoetrope can. Each episode leads into the next just like old time serials did.

Zoetrope!...At least let's be original here. Effects are what you'd expect if you did this on your PC (except the costumes---they weren't all that bad). Acting...well they train dogs too.

Make no mistake; these are good movies for kids (younger kids of maybe 6 to 12). But if you're going to watch them with your kid you may want to catch a nap instead.

I gave these movies as a whole an 8 out of 10 because they are totally suitable for the audience they were intended to entertain. Kids will like them. My kid has watched them several times. If your kids like "The Clockmaker", "The Shrunken City", "The Borrowers" and similar titles, they will like the Josh Kirby series.

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Release Date:

24 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az idő harcosa 1.rész: Dinólovagok See more »

Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo


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