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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 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 Betty Phillips ...  Marion 2 episodes, 2005
Katharine Isabelle ...  Yarrow 2 episodes, 2005
Richard Side ...  Doorkeeper 2 episodes, 2005
William Samples William Samples ...  Doctor Hand 2 episodes, 2005
Antony Holland 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 ...  Kargide Ged 2 episodes, 2005
John DeSantis ...  Kargide Soldier #1 2 episodes, 2005
Peter Williams ...  Kargide Soldier #2 2 episodes, 2005
Michael Roselli Michael Roselli ...  Kargide Birdhandler 2 episodes, 2005
Brad Kelly Brad Kelly ...  Kargide Guard in Cell 2 episodes, 2005
Cedric De Souza ...  Kargide Torturer 2 episodes, 2005
Sakalas Uzdavinys Sakalas Uzdavinys ...  Cell Guard 2 episodes, 2005
Stephen Dimopoulos ...  Ship's Master 2 episodes, 2005
Alex Diakun ...  Thorvald 2 episodes, 2005
Stephen Park Stephen Park ...  Shepherd 2 episodes, 2005
Frank C. Turner ...  Farmer 2 episodes, 2005
Karen Elizabeth Austin Karen Elizabeth Austin ...  Farmer's Wife 2 episodes, 2005
Ellie King Ellie King ...  Busty Wench 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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13 December 2004 (USA) See more »

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Legend of Earthsea See more »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Archmagus: That's impossible, no-one can break through these doors.
King Tygath: Maybe you should ask for your money back.
Archmagus: [sees that Jasper betrayed him] Jasper! We gave you the power to bring good to the world, but instead you picked evil. You break my heart!
King Tygath: No, I think I will do that.
[throws dagger into Archmagus' heart]
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TIGO replaces GIGO
14 December 2004 | by PaterPotatoSee all my reviews

Treasure in, Garbage Out. This can hardly be called an adaptation of the novel, as the miniseries has almost nothing in common with the books except a few - not all - of the names. The story has not been changed, but discarded, and a hackneyed Swords & Sorcery 'epic' put in its stead. Ged's solitary search for understanding is replaced by a buddy flick, with Vetch now providing comic relief. In a curiously inconsistent approach to political correctness, women are introduced to Roke, but the black characters are played by white actors, with only one notable exception. (Yes, Ged, Vetch, Jasper, Nemmerle - excuse me, 'Archmagus' - were all black in the books.) Heck, even the Shadow isn't a shadow anymore. Any resemblance to the book is strictly for market appeal.

As a movie/miniseries, it fails. The dialogue is laughable, the acting generally wooden, the special effects not up to the grand effect desired. This would-be LOTR/Harry Potter comes across more as Dungeons and Dragons. Glover mails in his lines, Ashmore fails to achieve the depth of character necessary to make the audience feel the change before and after the incident on Roke Knoll, Calvert turns Kossil into another tiresome scheming vixen; Roche at least has fun with the only role with no counterpart in the novels, and he hams it up royally.

It's simply amazing that the script ever got greenlighted.


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