The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (what it was originally named) was one of my favorites as a teen. I still have all my young adult media tie-in novels based on the show as well!
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Volume One is the first of three collections of the series. The first 12-disc set includes seven feature-length episodes as well as 38 in-depth companion documentaries, an historical overview, an interactive game and an interactive timeline.
Episodes: 44 (several unaired)
Release Date: March 4th, 1992
Tagline: Before the world discovered Indiana, Indiana discovered the world.
“The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was based on the Indiana Jones series of films. The series follows the Indiana Jones character (as a young boy and as a young man) as he was growing up and experiencing his early adventures, where he gets into trouble, learns life lessons and encounters various historical figures along the way. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was filmed on location all over the world ~ including England, Russia, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, France, India, China, Austria, Egypt, the United States, Morocco, Ireland, Italy, Africa, Turkey, Greece and Thailand.”
Actors: Sean Patrick Flanery, Corey Carrier
Format: Box set, Color, NTSC, Full Screen
Number of discs: 12
Studio: Paramount Home Video
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
Run Time: 649 minutes
– For one of his brief appearances as the middle-aged Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford sports a beard. This is because he was filming The Fugitive at the time his scenes were shot, and he didn’t have time to shave it off.
– River Phoenix, who played Young Indy in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, was offered the title role, but turned it down, since he didn’t want to return to television.
– In the episode, “The Curse of the Jackal”, the old Indy reveals when and where he was born: July 1st, 1899 in New Jersey.
– Filmed in 23 different countries, traveling over 165,000 miles (aproximately six times around the world). Cast and crew shot for 152 weeks, making this the longest location shoot in history at that time. The series featured over 1.500 speaking parts, 50.000 extra’s for whom over 120, 0000 meals were served. Enough 16-millimeter film was shot to go from New York to Phoenix.
– Though difficult to see, Sean Patrick Flanery wears a prosthetic scar based on Harrison Ford’s actual one in all his scenes.
Details and trivia take from IMDB.com.