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The sword and sorcery adventures of a wandering adventurer who has the ability to communicate with animals.
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Series cast summary:
Daniel Goddard ...  Dar 66 episodes, 1999-2002
Jackson Raine ...  Tao 65 episodes, 1999-2002
Steven Grives ...  King Zad / ... 34 episodes, 1999-2002
Monika Schnarre ...  The Sorceress #1 / ... 30 episodes, 1999-2002
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In this both spinoff and reboot of The Beastmaster (1982) film series, skilled young warrior Dar, the Beastmaster and last known survivor of his tribe, wanders the ancient lands, seeking out his beloved Kira, defending the animals he controls, and pitting his might against various sorcerers and tyrants. His friends, sidekick Tao, warrior Arina and later trickster, spirit guide and mentor Dartanus, who's the only one who knows what really happened to Dar's family, as well as Dar's deep conviction to fight for what's right and his unique ability to befriend and communicate with animals help Dar in his quests to defeat an evil Sorceress and a wicked wizard known as the Ancient One, as well as stop the evil god Balcifer and his minion and Dar's archnemesis, King Zad. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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English

Release Date:

9 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vadak ura See more »

Filming Locations:

Queensland, Australia

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16 : 9
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Trivia

The series ended 20 years after the 1982 film of the same name which the series is based on. See more »

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In plenty of scenes throughout the series, a lot of times in a single episode, Ruh is clearly played by different tigers. See more »

Quotes

Arina: Do animals always do what you ask?
Dar: Sometimes. They are like humans. They listen, but it doesn't always mean they heard you.
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Follows The Beastmaster (1982) See more »

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another lame fantasy/adventure show
17 July 2001 | by MichaelM24See all my reviews

THE BEASTMASTER (the original 1982 film) was and still remains a childhood favorite of mine. When I heard of a series, I was naturally excited. Then I saw the premiere, and had to laugh. Though supposedly produced by one of the guys involved with the film, the show itself isn't much like the film at all, with the only similarity being a guy named Dar who can communicate with animals. Even the backstory of Dar was changed. Also, thanks to the type of fantasy shows produced in the wake of the HERCULES and XENIA series, THE BEASTMASTER became just another typical, corny, lame, lackluster series that could never be found because of its ever-changing schedule, which is just as well. Dar, a muscular tough guy in the films, becomes a slim beach-blonde surfer dude from Malibu (no disrespect to the actor, since it was the producers who made the character like this) who encounters everything from jungle woman to creatures who looks like (and, knowing this type of show, probably are) from space or another dimension. The dark, brooding aspect of the film is instead replaced with a "hip" sensibility meant to attract a young audience, which has probably never even heard of the film. I can't believe the show is still on, though I really couldn't care any less. It's a terrible show, but at least it can never take away my fondness for the original (and much superior) film.


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