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




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


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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Ursula K. Le Guin, author of the novels on which the production is based, was critical of the adaptation. Among her complaints was the "whitewashing" of her characters' races (in the novels, few of Le Guin's characters are white). Le Guin also resented a statement published by director Robert Lieberman intoning that she approved of his take on her story. See more »


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 »


Vetch: [after Ged transforms] Yeah, I'm talking to a bird.
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So, so disappointing!
14 December 2004 | by bmoore-13See all my reviews

Two-thirds through last night's show--the first half of EARTHSEA--I muttered to my wife, "This is so bad." She said, "So tomorrow you'll be at the computer typing up your gripes to someone." I looked at her indignantly and said something like, "Ah, why waste my time?" Of course, she was right, so here I am. An Earthsea adaptation is long overdue; I'm just so sad that it was done so shabbily, with such an eye (apparently) toward anticipating what the unimaginative masses would like to see, as opposed to the rich, subtle, mystical world that Ursula Le Guin so beautifully created in her great Earthsea novels. I don't have the heart (or time) to break the mini-series down, bit by bit, to show what's wrong with it. Let's just say that the screenwriters, producers, and director insisted on reshaping a great work of popular art into a cookie cutter shape, substituting clichés for subtleties and an "epic" (read Lord of the Rings) war story for what should have been a personal struggle with good/evil. Worst, I suspect that in Part II, tonight, we're all gonna see Ged, whose little cheek scar only adds to his overall "hotness," smooching a princess (the SMALLVILLE babe). This thing is almost as bland as last month's elections. Mr and Ms. Producers, either do Le Guin justice and tell the story right or don't bother!

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