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Sebastian Roché ...  Tygath 2 episodes, 2005
Chris Gauthier ...  Vetch 2 episodes, 2005
Jennifer Calvert ...  Kossil 2 episodes, 2005
Emily Hampshire ...  Rosa 2 episodes, 2005
Mark Hildreth ...  Jasper 2 episodes, 2005
Alan Scarfe ...  Arch Magus 2 episodes, 2005
Alessandro Juliani ...  Skiorch 2 episodes, 2005
Erin Karpluk ...  Diana 2 episodes, 2005
Dave 'Squatch' Ward Dave 'Squatch' Ward ...  Dunain 2 episodes, 2005
Mark Acheson ...  Gebbeth 2 episodes, 2005
John Tench ...  General Doar 2 episodes, 2005
Heather Laura Gray ...  Penelope 2 episodes, 2005
Amanda Tapping ...  Lady Elfarren 2 episodes, 2005
Betty Phillips Betty Phillips ...  Marion 2 episodes, 2005
Katharine Isabelle ...  Yarrow 2 episodes, 2005
Richard Side ...  Doorkeeper 2 episodes, 2005
William Samples William Samples ...  Doctor Hand 2 episodes, 2005
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R. Nelson Brown ...  Master Herbal 2 episodes, 2005
Chris Britton ...  Master Summoner 2 episodes, 2005
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Peter Williams ...  Kargide Soldier #2 2 episodes, 2005
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A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known. When the young wizard Ged discovers that he possesses infinite magical powers, he seeks to master the ancient arts. As he journeys to manhood, he will combat dragons, fall in love, cross death's threshold, and ultimately wield the power to reunite a kingdom. Written by El_Magus

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13 December 2004 (USA) See more »

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Legend of Earthsea See more »

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Trivia

Ursula K. Le Guin, author of the novels on which the production is based, was critical of the adaptation. Among her complaints was the "whitewashing" of her characters' races (in the novels, few of Le Guin's characters are white). Le Guin also resented a statement published by director Robert Lieberman intoning that she approved of his take on her story. See more »

Goofs

Shortly after Ged and Oigon turn their backs to the goat, the crystal from Oigon's staff falls to the ground. After the cut, the crystal is back. See more »

Quotes

Ged: [following hooded creature] This is a bleak place. I suppose it's more cheerful on the other side of the mountain... did you hear me, I said I hope it's more cheerful on the other side of the mountain. Hey Buddy, we've been walking for an hour, did you fall asleep on your feet?
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I just don't understand
14 December 2004 | by markbvt-1See all my reviews

It never ceases to amaze me how some hack screenwriter can think he's gifted enough to take award-winning, much-loved source material and alter it nearly to the point of unrecognizability. This can never lead to a good outcome. This miniseries was further proof. What a complete waste of time and money. Stilted, wooden acting, lame dialogue, and pointless major plot changes (not to mention detail changes) resulted in one of the worst book-to-film adaptations I've ever seen. Several times I found myself wondering whether the people responsible for this mess had ever actually read the books. And what was up with the casting? I've never seen a bigger load of actors who are simply wrong for their parts.

How do they get funding for this stuff? I just don't get it. They should just give me the money instead -- I could have made a better adaptation with my video camera, a plastic swimming pool, and a stick of modeling clay. Unbelievable.


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