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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Sebastian Roché ...  Tygath 2 episodes, 2005
Chris Gauthier ...  Vetch 2 episodes, 2005
Jennifer Calvert ...  Kossil 2 episodes, 2005
Emily Hampshire ...  Rosa 2 episodes, 2005
Mark Hildreth ...  Jasper 2 episodes, 2005
Alan Scarfe ...  Arch Magus 2 episodes, 2005
Alessandro Juliani ...  Skiorch 2 episodes, 2005
Erin Karpluk ...  Diana 2 episodes, 2005
Dave 'Squatch' Ward ...  Dunain 2 episodes, 2005
Mark Acheson ...  Gebbeth 2 episodes, 2005
John Tench ...  General Doar 2 episodes, 2005
Heather Laura Gray ...  Penelope 2 episodes, 2005
Amanda Tapping ...  Lady Elfarren 2 episodes, 2005
Betty Phillips ...  Marion 2 episodes, 2005
Katharine Isabelle ...  Yarrow 2 episodes, 2005
Richard Side ...  Doorkeeper 2 episodes, 2005
William Samples ...  Doctor Hand 2 episodes, 2005
Antony Holland ...  Master Namer 2 episodes, 2005
R. Nelson Brown ...  Master Herbal 2 episodes, 2005
Chris Britton ...  Master Summoner 2 episodes, 2005
Neil Grayston ...  Roke Student with Knife 2 episodes, 2005
Brad Loree ...  Kargide Lieutenant at Osskil 2 episodes, 2005
Peter Kent ...  Dragon's Voice (2004) / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Curtis Caravaggio ...  Kargide Commander 2 episodes, 2005
Kit Mallet Kit Mallet ...  Kargide Ged 2 episodes, 2005
John DeSantis ...  Kargide Soldier #1 2 episodes, 2005
Peter Williams ...  Kargide Soldier #2 2 episodes, 2005
Michael Roselli ...  Kargide Birdhandler 2 episodes, 2005
Brad Kelly ...  Kargide Guard in Cell 2 episodes, 2005
Cedric De Souza ...  Kargide Torturer 2 episodes, 2005
Sakalas Uzdavinys ...  Cell Guard 2 episodes, 2005
Stephen Dimopoulos ...  Ship's Master 2 episodes, 2005
Alex Diakun ...  Thorvald 2 episodes, 2005
Stephen Park ...  Shepherd 2 episodes, 2005
Frank C. Turner ...  Farmer 2 episodes, 2005
Karen Elizabeth Austin ...  Farmer's Wife 2 episodes, 2005
Ellie King Ellie King ...  Busty Wench 2 episodes, 2005
Stefan Arngrim ...  Shire Reeve 2 episodes, 2005
Christopher R. Sumpton Christopher R. Sumpton ...  Barman 2 episodes, 2005
Tom Heaton ...  Fisherman 2 episodes, 2005
Paul Jamieson ...  Drinker 2 episodes, 2005
Shawn Ashmore ...  Ged 2 episodes, 2005
Danny Glover ...  Ogion 2 episodes, 2005
Kristin Kreuk ...  Tenar 2 episodes, 2005
Isabella Rossellini ...  Thar 2 episodes, 2005
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A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known. When the young wizard Ged discovers that he possesses infinite magical powers, he seeks to master the ancient arts. As he journeys to manhood, he will combat dragons, fall in love, cross death's threshold, and ultimately wield the power to reunite a kingdom. Written by El_Magus

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At least 24 of the actors also appeared in Stargate SG1 or Atlantis. See more »

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Shortly after Ged and Oigon turn their backs to the goat, the crystal from Oigon's staff falls to the ground. After the cut, the crystal is back. See more »

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King Tygath: Riddles? I *hate* riddles!
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Worse than I thought possible
14 December 2004 | by cneissSee all my reviews

I had read Ursula K. LeGuin's response to some statements made by the director and I expected it to be bad. What I saw was horrendous. This is, to my mind, one of the best fantasy series ever written. This adaptation of it only resembles it in the location it was set and the names of the characters.

I have seen a couple of posts to which I must respond:

1) Comparing this to other works such as Dune and The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant miss the mark. While both of those series were great, A Wizard of Earthsea precedes them. Moreover, the best of the series was the last two books, unlike most other most similar series (was it Frank Herbert that said "every good trilogy is five books, at least"?

2) Changing the race of the characters misses an integral part of the statement made by the author. I know she hates it when people read meanings into her works, but given that the book was written in the middle of racial unrest in the '60s a statement was made, intended or otherwise. The "good guys" were the dark skinned peoples and the "bad guys" were the tall, blond white peoples (yes, I know it's no where near that simple, but the basic idea stands).


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