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Voyage of the Unicorn 

Unrated | | Adventure, Fantasy | TV Series (2001)
A professor, grieving for his dead wife, and his two daughters unwillingly journey to a parallel universe of fairy court, marauding trolls, and a prophecy that they will save this nether ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Beau Bridges ...  Alan Aisling unknown episodes
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A professor, grieving for his dead wife, and his two daughters unwillingly journey to a parallel universe of fairy court, marauding trolls, and a prophecy that they will save this nether world. They board the Unicorn, a magic ship manned by elves. In the search for a dragon who will help them fulfill the prophecy, they encounter the Minotaur, Medusa, the Sphinx, an ogre, and a unicorn whose tears they need to reverse one of Medusa's misguided stares. The trolls also seek the dragon. Capture and slavery awaits failure, while faith precedes the miracle. The spirit of their mother is close to the girls, who must find courage and imagination, while Dad must keep his wits. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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By Believing, One Can See.

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Adventure | Fantasy

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Beau Bridges was once so tired after a long day of filming his troll smash scenes that he fell asleep while taking a bath. See more »

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Malachi: Trouble has a way of sneaking up and tapping you on the shoulder. Especially when you least expect it.
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Referenced in The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008) See more »

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Faith Precedes the Miracle
Composed by Daryl Bennett and Jim Guttridge
Words and Music by Andraé Crouch
Sung by Kristle Murden and Jessica Tomich
Background Vocals by The Andraé Crouch Singers
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Show your children this film if you want to CLOSE their minds.
27 July 2008 | by Gore_WonSee all my reviews

Some good eye candies are ruined in this movie by the most outrageous comments I've heard in a children's movie. "When it comes to magic, don't ask too many questions" came out of one child's mouth. The writer's obviously no fan of William Drummond ("He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave"). Or how about some Socrates ("There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance").

"Faith precedes miracles" is another gem from the child. But when faith doesn't work, it's fate, or God's will, or a test, or, uh, mysterious ways.

The film also sets up from the start a false dichotomy about reality and magic. That, of course, implies a god of the gaps, and in any case, as Friedrich Nietzsche pointed out, "a casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything."

The funniest thing, though, is that the dad let slip that "snakes are common in mythology." Then the child devalues the library.

Then the dad attempts magic and the daughter an Indian dance. The story ends with the girl saying, "By believing one sees." That's all the evidence anyone has of faith: they must first delude themselves.


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2 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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La merveilleuse traversée de la licorne See more »

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