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Indy 4 page says release will be 2008. Here it says 2007. One is wrong. --Mcmachete 08:45, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Obviously, it was in 2008. --Paploo (talk) 15:16, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
Obviously the comment you're replying to was posted 2 years ago. Back then, it was a valid question that was not at all obvious. ColdFusion650 (talk) 15:38, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
Time is a funny thing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:46, 10 September 2008 (UTC)


Does it mean that the 22 "films" will bereleased individualy or as part of one boxset? The article makes it a bit unclear.

  • That's because Lucas and company have never made it clear either. All they have said is that there will be 22 DVDs in all which will contain the complete series and 100 historical documentaries dealing with the real-life events and people fictionalized in the show. The Wookieepedian 11:31, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Critical reception[edit]

Isn't there something to say about general critical or fan opinion of this? Brutannica 03:51, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Yes. If you have any info, please add it! :) The Wookieepedian 04:15, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Dude that's what I want to know. Ok it won lots of emmies and awards etc but did the fans like it? Why was it 4 seasons: did interest fall off, did it get boring, was it planned this way to have 44 or so episodes? Is it truly educational and useful as intro to history?Joe Swiss 15:05, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

According to this article, Lucas intended for it to run much longer, leading up to the events in Raiders. I seem to recall it was never a ratings success, but was allowed to continue because ABC execs thought it was worth championing. I also seem to remember that it was one of the first shows to run either in a short season or intermittently, which hurt habitual viewership, important in building a long-running series. The timing and intended audience I think also hurt it, as the same audience that fell in love with Raiders was at the time of the series debut too old to appreciate a show that was ostensibly aimed at kids and tweens (I was in high school when Raiders was released, but I was six years out of university when the series debuted). You'll have to find sources to back me up on this before adding it to the article, though. This is just my recollection. 14:42, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Map of all places Indiana visits[edit]

Does this map only include the places Indiana visits in the series, 'cause i believe he also visits the Netherlands in one of the movies ( I think Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen), if only for a moment. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:26, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Pilot Re-Edited[edit]

There is a question of how the pilot episode originally existed. As originally aired the pilot was the feature length Curse of the Jackal; that particular story didn't air as two separate episodes until much later. It therefore makes sense that the episode as originally aired was also how it was originally edited, with re-edits later done to make re-runs fit into the hour-long time slot. This is a common practice (see "Encounter at Farpoint" for example). Now, I can point out common sense all I want, and argue that I remember watching the pilot episode when it originally aired, but admittedly, that all counts as original research. Also, while I've found several websites that back up my assertion -- including the IMDb -- I don't think Wikipedia considers them valid resources for citation. Still, they're better than nothing. Can ColdFusion cite more reliable sources? Minaker (talk) 15:01, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

No, I can't. I do remember reading, perhaps somewhere in the giant library that is Raider that they filmed everything as normal one hour episodes and then went back and edited it together into one movie first to introduce both actors at once, and second to make a huge event to initially attract viewers. So, while it originally aired together, they were not originally created together. I can't put my finger on the source, so I guess it doesn't matter. ColdFusion650 (talk) 15:47, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Plot = no real plot[edit]

The plot of the Indiana Jones' movies written on this page can hardly be called a plot. It doesn't go much into detail. Also, on this page I can't find any details about the character Remy (although he is mentioned as an important character in the cast- he was Indy's partner in the series). It's also not mentioned that he was recruited as a member of Pacho Villa's troups and recruited in the Belgian army, where he fought in the battle of Somme and was captured by the Germans (which is quite important, I think). Maybe there should be told more a history in the plot instead jut a series of names and places where he went. The history of a character who travelled the world deserves a bit content. The Wikipedia pages in all other languages do have a more detailed plot (e.g. Spanish wiki search for 'Indiana Jones'). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

It used to be huge. It was cut down. When fitting 44 hours of footage into a short description, you have to leave some stuff out. The focus of the series is Indy meeting famous people, and so that is the focus of the description. If individual episode summaries are notable enough, individual articles can be created. ColdFusion650 (talk) 19:23, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Home video re-edits[edit]

It is mentioned here that there were 4 unaired episodes: Florence, May 1908, Prague, 1917, Transylvania, 1918, and Palestine, 1917. Palestine was a 2 episode show. It is also mentioned that two more episodes were filmed in 1996. That makes in total SEVEN unaired episodes. So where does the episode Princeton, 1919 come from? Was it filmed in 1996 or was it one of the "original" unaired episodes?

Also it says that Northern Italy, 1918 was renamed to 1917 when Morocco, 1917 was released. This doesn't make sense with the chronology of the series and it's discrepant compared to the other wiki-page List_of_The_Young_Indiana_Jones_Chronicles_episodes. Please look at the discussion page for that link since I'm trying to get people involved in discrepancies on both these pages. Athinsz (talk) 19:51, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Is this article like... 'stone age'????[edit]

Hello, let me apologize 30+ times in advance if I'm not following Wikipedia's uppity, stick-in-the-mud policy, but I have an obvious problem with this page, and anyone with a shred of common sense will agree with me:

WHY.... is the title 'Young Indiana Jones Chronicles' featured so strongly and prominently when it is NOT the official name for this series????? If anyone, I repeat: ANYONE wants to see this series, ALL they will see in any store is 'The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones'. Granted, I know that's on this page, but it's treated as an afterthought. It is like totally indisputable that this is the official title the whole world recognizes. As for the plot, as Wikipedia's policy would chime in: this page is clearly about the development of the series, not the series itself. If Wikipedia finds this unsuitable for display, maybe they should start calling Indiana Jones by his former working name, 'Indiana Smith'. LOL

Personally, I have wanted for years to type up, or see already typed up, a page that documents each individual film chapter: from Chapter 1: 'My First Adventure' (Egypt 1908) to Chapter 22: 'Hollywood Follies' (Hollywood 1920), which would give not only the plot of each story, but document the features on the VHS (where it would apply, as only 12 of the 22 chapters were released on VHS), and a section describing the DVD release as included in its corresponding Volume Box Set. Don't even begin to try to make me think that this stuff is original research that doesn't belong on the site. What I just described above is the REAL fundamental facts of the series that all people watch. You can't even locate the name 'Young Indiana Jones Chronicles' unless you're reading a George Lucas Filmography book or watching Star Wars: Empire of Dreams. Go figure.

By the way, did you know that The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: (Chapter 12) Attack of the Hawkmen was directed by Ben Burtt? That's the kind of stuff that belongs in the template box for an 'Attack of the Hawkmen' page. Or, for a page on 'Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life' after the plot point where it would document Indy watching Dr. Schweitzer plays 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring', there should be a parenthetical statement that the music composition 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' is played prominently throughout the rest of the movie. Where are THESE pages????? Oh, let me guess: Original Research? NO. It's what everyone sees when they watch the films, so why isn't there a page devoted to each individual Young Indiana Jones movie?

I don't necessarily detest this page, but I think it needs to be stated for what it is: A page that neatly documents obscure, archival knowledge of the series DEVELOPMENT and WORKING NAME. Oh, and one more thing: Yeah, yeah, I know about 'Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal' being the originally planned first 30-minute segment, but hey, what the heck? It sure can't be found, because that is not the final product of what the world now knows as the first part of 'My First Adventure', once it had been re-edited in full-length feature format.

I hope Wikipedia updates and embellishes and categorizes all the information on The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones on the above proposed 22 film pages, because I find this one article to be painfully 'stone age' through and through, except for that Old Indy photo with an eyepatch, which is clearly an abandoned concept that never saw the light of day.

PLEASE do something about this! This lack of information on the series really bugs me... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oovo (talkcontribs) 04:34, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

First of all, calm down, set aside your preconceptions for a moment, and do some digging before you go on giant rants like this. This "thing" was a TV show that aired, well, like any other TV show. During this time it was called "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles." You can look at promotional and marketing materials from the years it was on the air, programming schedules, reviews, title cards, and just about anything else from when this was an active TV show, and over and over again you'll see that the title is "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles." Period. I'm not sure what you're arguing with. It wasn't until they started editing it differently for home release that the title was changed to "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones." I'm sure you have some dog-eared, mid 90's VHS sleeve saying "The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones" which you've obviously taken to be the oldest EVER reference to the show, but if you do a modicum of digging-- wait, no, not even a modicum, you will find that, unequivocally, the show was called "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" long before any other title was dreamed up and printed on home media. I apologize if I sound rude, but you could've easily answered your own question 4 or 5 times over in the time it took you to write your vitriol-filled monologue. Patrick of J (talk) 08:54, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Exactly. It would be like moving Raiders of the Lost Ark to Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark simply because Lucasfilm now calls it that. The Wookieepedian (talk) 14:59, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

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