Journey to the Center of the Earth (miniseries)
|Journey to the Center of the Earth|
|Based on||A Journey to the Center of the Earth
by Jules Verne
|Written by||Thomas Baum|
|Directed by||George Miller|
|Theme music composer||Bruce Rowland|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||2|
|Running time||178 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hallmark Entertainment|
|Original network||USA Network|
|Original release||September 14, 1999– September 15, 1999|
Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 1999 American science fiction miniseries produced by Hallmark Entertainment. It stars Treat Williams, Jeremy London, and Bryan Brown. It is based on Jules Verne's classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Journey to the Center of the Earth received mostly negative reviews from critics. David Kronke, writing in the Los Angeles Daily News, called the miniseries "thoroughly cheesy" and "flaccid." The Seattle Post-Intelligencer opined that the effects work "[couldn't] overcome a barrage of ponderous dialogue and simply bland acting."
- Treat Williams - Theodore Lytton
- Jeremy London - Jonas Lytton
- Tushka Bergen - Alice Hastings
- Hugh Keays-Byrne - McNiff
- Bryan Brown - Casper Hastings
- Tessa Wells - Helen
- Petra Yared - Ralna
- Sarah Chadwick - Mashowna
- Ceratosaurus (mispronounced "Ceraptosaurus", shown with Stegosaurus plates and spiked tail, incorrectly thought to be strict vegetarian with occasional lapses and thought to be in Late Triassic and Early Jurassic)
- Devonian Fish (possibly Bothriolepis)
- Humanoid dinosaurs (fictional)
- Venomous amphibian (unseen)
- Kronke, David (September 14, 1999). "JULES VERNE'S `JOURNEY' GOES NOWHERE". Los Angeles Daily News – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 2012-12-12.
- "THIS 'JOURNEY' TRAVELS FAR AND WIDE FROM JULES VERNE'S TALE". Seattle Post-Intelligencer – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). September 14, 1999. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
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