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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 1, 1992
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Starring: Corey Carrier, Sean Patrick Flanery
  • Summary: 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.

    This guide is laid out in the original order of the airings on TV. When the series was edited into films and released on video, the order changed. Please see the "Notes" section of the episode guides to see what episodes are on which videotapes.
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  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    May 14, 2014
    100
    Young Indy is TV's answer to archaeology, a sweeping and ambitious depiction of the 20th Century. It has been shot around the world, against spectacular scenery, by noted international directors. And it is a triumph for executive producer George Lucas, who makes his passion for history absorbing through an outlandish premise. [4 Mar 1992, p.E1]
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Mink
    May 14, 2014
    100
    IF George Lucas and company can keep up this pace, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles should be positively captivating. Lucas has managed to create the seemingly impossible: a new weekly series for television with very nearly the same improbable sense of spectacle and adventure as the breath-defying ''Indiana Jones'' movies on which he and director Steven Spielberg collaborated. [4 Mar 1992, p.9F]
  3. Reviewed by: Ann Hodges
    May 14, 2014
    100
    The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is so good I'm almost afraid to say how good it is. I've learned from sad experience that TV's good things are quite regularly the first to go. [1 Mar 1992, p.3]
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    May 14, 2014
    70
    Though boringly narrated by a 93-year-old Indy, the tales are the stuff of many a kid's adventure story - back when kids still read. [4 Mar 1992, p.1D]
  5. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 25, 2013
    67
    Each episode tries to shoehorn in bold a history and an ethics lesson with the period dress and picturesque ports of call. The result, though visually rich, is like a fuddy-duddy theme-park ride.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Zoglin
    Jul 2, 2013
    60
    The show is more lushly pictorial than anything this side of the National Geographic Specials, and its seat-of-the-pants approach to history is peppy and playful. ... [But] Indy's adventures in the first episode are often unimaginative (the old mummy's-tomb-with-a-curse routine), and the flip dialogue is too forced.
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    May 14, 2014
    30
    First, the good news: It's handsome, scenic and colorful, produced with a lavish flourish rare for television. Now, the bad news: It's a rompety, clompety bore. [4 Mar 1992, p.C1]

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