I enjoyed watching speelbinder very much because of the fact that it was very exciting to watch as a kid. Paul was stuck in another dimension and his friends back home tried to get him back. I liked the spellbinders and their costumes. Shooting out energy very cool! Rianna was also a good character who tried to help paul get home. One evil spellbinder ashka even travelled to pauls dimension when he finally got home. Ofcourse his father never believed him. He even worked with ashka on improving the suit she suposedly found in this dimension. He told her that this suit could make people fly!
Spellbinder is a teen science-fiction show that comes from Australia. The show centers around Paul Reynolds, a bright high school boy who accidentally opens a doorway to a parallel world and gets trapped there. Paul is thrown into conflict with the Spellbinders, the rulers of this primitive world who use advanced science to make the inhabitants believe they are skilled in magic. With the help of Riana, a native teenage girl, and other inhabitants, Paul survives the Spellbinder world. Paul also uses his "otherworldly" knowledge to outmaneuver those who would manipulate him for nefarious purposes. Meanwhile, back in Paul's world, his family and friends search to find him. Spellbinder, airing in the mid-1990s, included many themes that even adults can identify with, good versus evil, the possibility of nuclear war, equality, scientific breakthrough and the advantages of knowledge.
I love this series - it is the first time in a while that there has been a cliffhanger series on tv- it got you to the point where you had to see it the following week - sometimes the week was unbearable to get through to find out what happened! im so glad i recorded them - as the disney channel only reaired them once. The Fox Family channel aired a sequel series - which was good but not as good. Ashka was totally evil! she was an awesome villian - i highly recommend this australian sci fi series!!!
Paul reynolds is a boy in his mid-teens who opens a world-portal by playing with electricity and is lost in a world of civilization where the industrial revolution never happened, and science never advanced. A a person of the 21st century, he becomes hunted by the world\'s leaders: spellbinders for his chemical knowledge on how to make gunpowder on top of his attempts to get home. He finds a friend, Riana who helps him throughout the storyline. Much of the story involves Pauls plight and in returning home, but is also extended, when Riana becomes lost in our world therefore putting the storyline in reverse. The story picks up in pace when one of the spellbinders, Ashka realises that she can use the science of our world to dominate hers, and the main characters are now faced with trying to stop her.
(That is the most brief version i could come up with to summarise the enormous 26 episode long series.)
What really proves captivating is the cinema art used to create the parallel world and the way the audience learns with the characters about each others worlds. There is very good acting by both the young and old cast and a lot of credit must be given to the shows artwork designers.
Overall, \"Spellbinder\" is a highly recommended Australian television program which has very good ideas to excite the imagination of both children and adults alike.
I tuned in every Monday to Thursday for this program when it was originally aired In Australia. I was 14 years old and taped every episode, (Which I still have today).
Spellbinder was about a boy who accidentally found his way into another world and his friends who were trying to rescue him. I was instantly hooked after the first episode; it always left you wondering what was going to happen next.
They successfully made you feel like you were looking at two different worlds through the technological differences yet blending them to show how they could still rival one another. The Land of the Spellbinders was made even more convincing throughout the arc of the entire season giving us ample opportunities to relate and understand their rules and customs to our own.
This was a fantastic children’s program for it’s time setting me up for great adult version’s such as Stargate SG-1 or Sliders.
Given the low budget this program must have been given I am convinced they did a marvelous job using rich scenery for the Spellbinder’s land to give the program a cinematic feel.
I would recommend this show to any child who would be remotely interested in the paranormal. Or for any adult who still has that little child within.
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