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Dinotopia (2002)

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Synopsis

Broadcast History

Ordered to series after the success of the Dinotopia miniseries, this show premiered on ABC on November 28, 2002. Thirteen episodes were produced, but only six were aired during the original network run. The other episodes aired in the U.K. in the summer of 2003.

On DVD / Video

Title Release Date
Dinotopia: The Series January 20, 2004

Cast

Episode List

"Marooned Part 1"


Aired: November 28, 2002
Debut: A man and his two sons (Erik von Detten, Shiloh Strong) survive a plane crash only to find themselves stranded on an island populated by a society of humans and dinosaurs. First up: The populace is menaced by T-Rexes when the protective sunstones fail, and a mysterious amulet is discovered by a rebel group called the Outsiders. Based on the books by James Gurney. Marion: Georgina Rylance. Mayor Waldo: Jonathan Hyde. Rosemary: Sophie Ward. Le Sage: Lisa Zane. Frank: Michael Brandon. Voice of Zipeau: Omid Djalili.

"Making Good Part 2"


Aired: November 28, 2002
Conclusion. The Outsiders use the mysterious green amulet to gain control of the T-Rexes and invade Waterfall City. Meanwhile, Frank thinks he has found a way off of Dinotopia and takes Karl and Marion with him. Karl: Erik von Detten. David: Shiloh Strong. Marion: Georgina Rylance. Frank: Michael Brandon. Quattrone: Ivan Kaye. Quint: Zoltan Seress. Mayor Waldo: Jonathan Hyde. Rosemary: Sophie Ward. Le Sage: Lisa Zane. Voice of Zipeau: Omid Djalili.

"Handful of Dust"


Aired: December 5, 2002
A deranged alchemist named Cortez (Philip Voss) discovers a potion that restores youth, but it requires the tail spikes from stegosauruses, which he is systematically hunting and killing. While investigating the dinosauricides, Karl and Marion have a run-in with the Outsiders. Cortez (30s): Matt Rippy. Quint: Zoltan Seress. Le Sage (18): Kara Tointon. Romana: Naomie Harris. Cortez (18): Dani Gaobori. Portia: Georgina Sutcliffe. Ajax: Graham McTavish. Karl: Erik von Detten. David: Shiloh Strong. Marion: Georgina Rylance.

"Contact"


Aired: December 12, 2002
Karl (Erick von Detten) discovers a radio on a wrecked ship and slowly manages to make it work, dreaming all the while of using it as a way to leave Dinotopia. However, no one else agrees with him. Then the radio picks up a distress call from the outside world. Rizouli: Heathcote Williams. Gracie Simmons: Lara Azzopardi. Marion: Georgina Rylance. David: Shiloh Strong. Frank: Michael Brandon. Mayor Waldo: Jonathan Hyde.

"The Matriarch"


Aired: December 19, 2002
The theft of a dinosaur egg during a special celebration sparks an incident with the Outsiders---and Le Sage---when it's discovered a dinosaur egg has been switched with that of a T-Rex, which hatches and wreaks havoc at the dinosaur nursery. Iridia: Julia Ford. Mia: Viktoria Szavai. Quint: Zoltan Seress. Le Sage: Lisa Zane. Karl: Erik von Detten. David: Shiloh Strong. Marion: Georgina Rylance. Rosemary: Sophue Ward. Voice of Zipeau: Omid Djalili.

"The Big Fight"


Aired: December 26, 2002
Frank (Michael Brandon) introduces the art of the wager to Dinotopia, and ends up as a fight promoter with Le Sage (Lisa Zane), setting up a boxing match between David (Shiloh Strong) and an Outsider named Alano (Danny Midwinter), who is vying for the eye of Marion (Georgina Rylance). Karl: Erik von Detten. Voice of Zipeau: Omid Djalili. Quint: Zoltan Seress. Lorenzo: Ben O'Brien.

"Lost and Found"


This episode did not air during the original network run. It did air in the U.K. on July 6, 2003.
When David (Shiloh Strong) suggests Karl (Erik von Detten) join the Skybax, the sibling rivalry heats up and Karl rashly attempts flying. But he soon finds himself stranded in an uncharted area of the island, surrounded by T. rexes---and people unknown to the Dinotopians. Le Sage: Lisa Zane. Quint: Zoltan Seress. Rosemary: Sophie Ward. Frank: Michael Brandon.

"LeSage"


This episode did not air during the original network run. It did air in the U.K. on July 13, 2003.
A mysterious disease infects all the saurians of Dinotopia, rendering them incapable of harvesting the crops, but Le Sage (Lisa Zane) and the Outsiders have stolen the antidote and are holding it for ransom. Quint: Zoltan Seress. Karl: Erick von Detten. David: Shiloh Strong. Marion: Georgina Rylance. Rosemary: Sophie Ward.

"Night of the Wartosa"


This episode did not air during the original network run. It did air in the U.K. on July 27, 2003.
Karl (Erik von Detten) meets a strange, toad-like creature called a wartosa that, after he kisses it on a bet, sends him back in time, where he tries to seduce Marion (Georgina Rylance). But each time he goes back, things get more complicated. David: Shiloh Strong. Voice of Zipeau: Omid Djalili.

"Car Wars"


This episode did not air during the original network run. It did air in the U.K. on July 20, 2003.
Dinotopia is in upheaval when Mayor Waldo (Jonathan Hyde) finds himself in a three-way battle for mayor with Zipeau and a disgruntled Frank Scott (Michael Brandon), whose budding automobile factory has been shut down by Waldo. Voice of Zipeau: Omid Djalili. Karl: Erik von Detten. David: Shiloh Strong. Marion: Georgina Rylance.

"The Cure Part 1"


This episode did not air during the original network run. It did air in the U.K. on August 3, 2003.
Karl becomes extremely sick with a potentially fatal disease after a strange insect bites him, and the only cure involves using a magic portal that can transport people out of Dinotopia. Part 1 of two. Marion: Georgina Rylance. Karl: Erik von Detten. Frank: Michael Brandon. David: Shiloh Strong. Le Sage: Lisa Zane. Rosemary: Sophie Ward.

"The Cure Part 2"


This episode did not air during the original network run. It did air in the U.K. on August 10, 2003.
Conclusion. David's plan to use a magic portal to find a cure for Karl's illness backfires when Le Sage finds out and demands to join him in leaving Dinotopia. Then, the two land in Budapest instead of New York. David: Shiloh Strong. Le Sage: Lisa Zane. Karl: Erik von Detten. Mayor Waldo: Jonathan Hyde.

"Crossroads"


This episode did not air during the original network run. It did air in the U.K. on August 17, 2003.
The secret of the portal is revealed and the council debates whether the Scotts should have access to it---and whether those who leave Dinotopia can keep its existence a secret. Marion learns about Rosemary's past and her relationship with Le Sage. Frank: Michael Brandon. Le Sage: Lisa Zane. Karl: Erik von Detten. David: Shiloh Strong. Marion: Georgina Rylance. Rosemary: Sophie Ward.

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