Mysterious Island

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 22

    Going, Going...

    Aired 11/9/95

  • S 1 : Ep 21

    A Pact With The Devil

    Aired 11/2/95

  • S 1 : Ep 20

    Plan And Attack

    Aired 10/26/95

  • S 1 : Ep 19

    What Are You Afraid Of?

    Aired 10/19/95

  • S 1 : Ep 18

    The Visitor

    Aired 10/12/95

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alan Scarfe

    Captain Cyrus Harding

  • Gordon Michael Woolvett

    Herbert Pencroft

  • Stephen Lovatt

    Gideon Spilett

  • John Bach

    Captain Nemo

  • C. David Johnson

    Jack Pencroft [ Episodes 1- 8]

  • show Description
  • Welcome to the Mysterious Island guide. This show is based on the book by the French writer Jules Verne. It is about a group of people who escaped from a Civil War battlefield by balloon and ended up on an island in the south Pacific. It seems uninhabited but a person called Captain Nemo is actually watching them all the time.

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  • Quotes (30)

    • Neb: You're quite mad..you know that? Gideon: Just British....hard to tell the difference sometimes, of course.

    • Gideon: Neb, give me your hand! Neb: ( trying to hold on in raging water) I'll take you with me! Gideon: I shall be very cross if you do! (stretches out hand) Now, take a hold!

    • Captain: You're very perceptive, Mrs. Pencroft. The past is behind us...we can't change it. That's the tragedy......

    • Jack: ( referring to the Captain) I always think it's best to humor a man when he's going mad. Joanna: He's not going mad! He's just under a lot of strain. Jack: So are we all....

    • Spilett: (looking over contents of chest) It 's almost as though something or someone has anticipated our needs. Captain: Our needs or theirs, Mr. Spilett.

    • Neb: Captain, why didn't you say anything when you threw me the vines? Captain: Heh....because it wasn't us who threw it, Neb. Neb: Then.....? Captain: That's something we'd all like the answer to, Neb.

    • Captain: (addressing Neb's grave) It was always a wonder to me, Neb, that you bore no bitterness in the face of such injustice and I never said this to you that it was really only your good nature that got me through all those awful years of war. I thank you, Neb. I shall try to be worthy of your example. Goodbye! Forgive me, Neb. Forgive me....

    • Nemo: (as he gazes at his monitoring device) So you want paradise, Captain? Where the color of your skin does not mean torture and death? Where there is no hunger or disease..no pain? No, Captain, I shall you what it is to feel pain and endless nights and loneliness. What shall paradise look like to you then, Captain Harding?

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    Notes (17)

    • Australian Airdate: 15th March 1997.

    • Highlights from the ' Down Under ' episode are shown prior to the opening credits.

    • Highlights from the ' Safe Haven ' episode are shown prior to the opening credits.

    • Highlights from the ' White Water ' episode are shown prior to the opening credits.

    • Highlights from the ' Death In The Family ' episode are shown prior to the opening credits.

    • Highlights from ' Love Thy Neighbor ' are shown prior to the opening credits.

    • Highlights from ' All That Glitters ' are shown prior to the opening credits.

    • Highlights from ' Price of Vengeance ' are shown prior to the opening credits.

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    Trivia (13)

    • At the beginning of the episode, the date of reference is given as March 20, 1865.

    • It is mentioned during the episode that Captain Harding's family had a large plantation in Virginia with a number of slaves. When Harding inherited the plantation, he freed the slaves on it which included Neb and his parents.

    • By the longitude/latitude of Ayrton's camp location, the castaways determine that New Zealand ( the nearest land mass) is 1,800 miles away.

    • It is mentioned that Ayrton has been on the island for six years.

    • The location of Ayrton's camp is 153 degrees West longitude, 37 degrees, 11 minutes South latitude on the island.

    • During the voyage to Ayrton's location, Jack, Herbert and Gideon discover that the compass they brought is usless due to the presence of a powerful unseen magnet.

    • Jack names the boat that he has built the ' Lady Joanna '.

    • The castaways find a knife with a large N embossed on the handle. This is the second item they have found with such an engraving.

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