Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Latorski, Sep 1, 2004.
I liked them all.
In fact, it's the best thing Lucas ever produced.
It may not be that well known and popular (it's probably more popular over Europe), but it's of high quality.
While I like Star Wars, Indiana Jones much, I rate Young Indy much higher.
Especially the episodes with Sean P. Flannery rocked. Very enjoyable stories. And Sean is a very great actor(would have been a great Anakin if he was younger, better than Hayden IMO).
Also nice appearances of Ian McDiarmid, Christoper Lee and others.
Really, I was very surprised that the series were that good. Lucas should get more recognition for them.
And since I'm from Belgium, it was nice seeing Indy as a part of the Belgian Army.
I didn't like the show or The Last Crusade. Both were boring wastes of time.
I'm too young for the show. I've never seen it.
five years of windiness!
I liked all of it. I mean, when I started watching the series I was a kid who loved Indiana Jones and so it was quite enjoyable. In retrospect, yeah, it's a TV series and obviously it could never match up to the films. But it was in the same kind of spirit, a tribute to the old serials, and I think that's pretty cool.
-sj loves kevin spacey
Sadly i've never seen any of Young Indy
I liked the flashback in Last Crusade, but the TV show was way too convoluted. I can't equate the rugged guy in the films with the kid who met every famous person on earth during his childhood.
I go into more detail in this thread;
The 'canon' of the life and times of Dr. Indiana Jones
I pretty much liked all of it. Once I got over how different it was from the movies, I was able to enjoy it for what it was.
"I can't equate the rugged guy in the films with the kid who met every famous person on earth during his childhood. "
I know that Lucas wanted to get young people interested in history with "Young Indiana", but I think that having Indy meet just about every famous person alive during World War One was not the way to do it.
The encounter with Patton in Mexico was clever, though, and I am sure that Lucas was making a in joke about his close friend Francis Coppola with the bit.
(Coppola won his first Oscar for writing the script for "Patton".)
I once again find myself in agreement with JP.
I liked all the SPF stuff, i have many fond memories of the show. I thought it was maily let down by Corey Carrier, we didn't need to see Indy at nine. Especially played by someone who didn't resemble SPF or Harrison Ford.
I never seen the young Indy flims but I might go to Hollywood video today and rent some of the Young Indy videos.
Hands down one of the most ambitious, arty and POSITIVE television shows ever made. The fact that it was a learning experience alone made it worth te watch, but the effects, the characters, the writing and the cute flashbacks (and that one episode with the flash-forwards) made it worthwhile. Loved how Harrison Ford played Indy in the 1960's...and I also loved how Indiana turns into a Forrest Gump like character in the 1990's, badgering poor unassuming people with his endless stories Hilarious!
The fact that it had so much going for it pretty much doomed its fate
I can't wait for the DVDs.
I like it all but the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is my favorite. I just adored that show when it was on. It inspired my love of history and geography. I was so mad when when it was cancelled but I was fortunate that I did see all the Family Channel Indy films save for Hollywood Follies.
I really liked the Young Indy TV series which was produced by Rick McCallum. He did some amazing things with a TV budget and the limitations of special effects at that time. I also remember Harrison Ford appearing as Indy in one of the episodes - does anyone remember which episode that was? It was shot about the same time he was working on The Fugitive.
Harrison Ford appeared in Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues. He appeared in the bookends of the episode reminesing about his experiences in 1920s Chicago. It was released on video back in 1999 but I haven't seen it since it originally aired.
Thanks for the info. That will be the first one I'll watch when the DVD set eventually is released.
I pretty much just enjoyed the Last Crusade bit with River Phoenix. I felt the TV series was really contrived the way Indy met all those famous people and had connections to just about everything. I would've enjoyed a more "normal" childhood for him. Of course, you need to throw the occasional adventure in there, but nothing like the series portrayed.
Bravo, HS 29. That's exactly how I felt towards the show. When watching it I'd always wonder when we'd be done with the history lessons and see Indy go search for artifacts. Not to mention that none of the supporting characters or villains were anywhere as interesting as those in the films. Even Ford's guest appearance was sort of disappointing.
I really liked the Phantom Train or something like that and Hollywood Follies, and I liked how Indy's pilots kept getting shot in the episode with the Red Baron.
I never did see one with 10 year Indy but I do like how the episodes kind of had two stories within them, like when they had to stop the director from making the movie and then when Indy has to be the stunt double.
I for one loved the Young Indy tv show. It first aired when I was only a kid and I watched it all the time. I was a huge indiana jones fan, and still am today. Last year I went on a mission to get every single episode ever on dvd. Using various sources I was able to acquire all of the original, unedited tv episodes of young indy. the ones with 90year old indy telling the stories. And then I was also able to acquire all of the Edited Young Indy movies with old Indy edited out. The way the show was filmed was amazing not only did it have amazing effects and epic battle scenes for a tv show it also had a nearly flawless continuity to it. When you watch the edited movies, the Chapters 1 - 22 (which when the movies were released on video they were chapters 23-25), they flow together so flawlessly it's amazing they were filmed out of order. And in my opinion I definetly see the young indy show in continuity, not only was it produced by lucas, it fits in so well with the movies.
And to the poster who said he can't see this kid growing up to be adult indy, we only see him when he's 8 to 20 years old and the movies don't start for another 15 years later. So there is time for indy to be more of the "rugged" character he eventually becomes. But there were a lot of episodes where he learned lessons that would stick with him, like in The phantom train of doom, When he teams up with the old men he asks them what their plan is, and they say they don't have one. Indy replied, "So, you just make it up as you go? Thats good advice." Lol, loved that. And you see indy's love for history and archaeology in the show. And you definetly see the "years of field work" he talked about in temple of doom. I could argue alot of points for why it was so good, and should be in continuity, I actually will probably repost this in the Indy continuity topic that other poster put up. But for now off to bed. Oh, and sorry if that was a bit long winded.
I've only seen a few episodes, but I hated old Indy with a motal passion. Bad, bad idea.