Beastmaster (the TV-series)
BeastMaster, based on André Norton's novel The Beast Master, chronicles the adventures of Dar, the last surviving male of the storied Sula tribe, who is blessed with the ability to communicate telepathically with the animals of his ancient world. Also endowed with the strength, courage and fighting skills of a great warrior, he uses his gifts to defend all living creatures oppressed by the forces of evil.
Dar's quests and adventures are propelled by his search for his long-lost love Kyra, who has been kidnapped and enslaved by the brutal Terron warriors who destroyed his people.
The BeastMaster's world is a fantastic mythical universe that contains great beauty, diversity and danger. Dar lives in a paridisal aerie garden, perched high atop a jungle plateau in an untamed domain called the Mydlands. This lush subtropical forest is filled with demons, spirits and various tribes struggling to coexist.
Though many of Dar's adventures unfold in this green and feral land, he also travels to other realms, known as the Territories and the Downs. Settled by the violent and nomadic Terrons, the Territories is an ominous place of constant battles and bloodshed. By contrast, the Downs is a land of kings and queens in which mythical creatures, secret potions and magical spells abound.
Featured in Dar's adventures are his amazing animal companions, including Ruh, a fierce and regal tiger that can discern who is good and who is evil; Sharak, an immortal eagle that allows Dar to see through his eyes; and Kodo and Podo, two mischievous ferrets that ride around in Dar's leather pouch.
Beastmaster TV episodes marathons scheduled on the SCIFI channel,
5am is night of date shown not morning:
12/05/2007 BEASTMASTER Marathon:
08:00 AM GEMINI
09:00 AM RESCUE
10:00 AM REVELATIONS
11:00 AM MANLINKS
12:00 PM IARA
01:00 PM SEER
02:00 PM ORPHEO
03:00 PM XINCA
12/07/2007 05:00 AM VEIL OF DEATH
12/09/2007 02:00 AM DESTINY
12/14/2007 05:00 AM PRIZE
12/16/2007 02:00 AM SERPENT'S KISS
12/21/2007 05:00 AM TIGER TIGER
12/23/2007 02:00 AM DISPOSSESSED
12/27/2007 BEASTMASTER Marathon:
08:00 AM GHOSTS OF THE FOREST
09:00 AM RAGE
10:00 AM WHITE TIGER
11:00 AM HEART LIKE A LION
12:00 PM GONE
01:00 PM GOLGOTHA
02:00 PM TAO'S BROTHER
03:00 PM WILD CHILD
12/28/2007 05:00 AM SLAYER'S RETURN
no episodes are scheduled for 2008
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"The Legend Continues"
Dar befriends inquisitive and bumbling Tao as he begins his quest to rescue his long-lost love Kyra, who has been kidnapped and enslaved by the brutal Terron warriors.
Dar teams up with Akili, a warrior banished by the Terrons, to rescue his beloved Kyra, unaware that Akili is also in love with her.
With the help of his animal friends, Dar rescues Tao from an island inhabited by the murderous Birdmen.
"A Simple Truth"
After finally being reunited with Dar, Kyra is captured by the Sorceress.
Dar races to retrieve a rare fire lily from a valley inhabited by Amazons to save the life of a young woman (Farscape's Gigi Edgley).
"The Demon Curupira"
Dar and a young boy, Guariba, convince the Demon Curupira to spare the lives of Guariba's tribe — if the tribe agrees to show respect for the land and the inhabitants of the rain forest.
Dar must summon all his skills to end the killing rampage of the world's greatest warrior, Nokinja (Grace Jones, Conan the Destroyer),
who is secretly backed by the magic of the evil demon Ketzwayo, Curupira's sworn enemy.
"The Last Unicorn"
Dar and Tao set out to save the last Unicorns from the Terrons, who seek the magical healing properties of their horns.
"Circle of Life"
At the Black Apparition's behest, Ketzwayo returns from the dead with magic designed to kill Dar and the entire animal kingdom of the Mydlands.
"Riddle of the Nymph"
Dar must rescue from a brutal Venatu warrior the nymph who produces the water for the Fountain of Youth.
Aided by a mystic shaman, Dar journeys to Valhalla, the place of memories, where he comes to terms with the savage slaughter of his Sula tribe.
In a true test of his love for Kyra, Dar finds himself attracted to Zuraya, a beautiful animal-trainer cursed with loneliness by the Ancient One.
Dar reluctantly accepts help from the Sorceress to rescue Tao from King Zad's ferocious Minotaur.
Dar and Tao must stop an unholy pilgrim named Ramah, who gains possession of a liquid rock that gives him control over life and death.
Dar and Tao must protect a mystical baby from the evil King Zad, who believes the child will bring about his demise.
"A Devil's Deal"
Dar meets a strange amphibious woman named Atlantia who is part of an mute ancient race. He must communicate with her and then gain her help to save Tao's life.
"Tears of the Sea"
While trying to expose a young friend's killer, Dar learns that ancestral protectors of a tribe of divers take the form of dolphins in the sea.
"The Burning Forest"
When the Sorceress is captured by the Black Apparition, Sharak — in human form — enlists Dar's help to save her.
"The Golden Phoenix"
The Golden Phoenix takes the human form of Prince Garuda to exact revenge on Dar.
Dar and Tao must discover what is killing both humans and animals in the forest before they become the next victims.
When Dar and Tao learn that the Terrons are holding Kyra captive once again, the two set out to rescue her.
Qord vows to kill the BeastMaster and capture Kyra as his ultimate revenge against King Zad.
When two new races enter the Territories, Dar and Tao get caught up in the struggle as these groups challenge Zad and his Terrons for supremacy.
Dar and Tao search for missing men on an island inhabited by the deadly serpent demon Iara and a colony of strange and exotic women.
Dar protects Olwen, a Seer pursued by Arina and the Terrons, who plan to exploit Olwen's powers for their own selfish purposes.
Arina's lover returns from beyond the grave and wants to take her back with him.
Tao's life is threatened when he returns to his homeland of Xinca. Elsewhere, the warrior-guide Arina leads the Nords in an attack against the Terrons.
"Ghosts of the Forest"
It takes the determined spirit of a dying tiger to help Tao recognize a new purpose in his own life.
Dar and Tao prove that communication can be a powerful weapon when they become involved in the Royal Family's bitter dispute.
The BeastMaster is stalked by the evil demon Iara (Sam Healy), who plots to win him for herself.
"Heart Like a Lion"
Dar goes to battle to save an entire village from the forces of the evil despot, Arkon.
The BeastMaster intervenes to save a rare Tasmanian tiger from extinction, while Voden attempts to manipulate Dar into helping him expand his empire.
Dar fights to restore the balance of nature when a village starts losing young women to the river's starving crocodiles.
An Eiron leader emerges to reclaim Tao's homeland of Xinca from the evil Blood Priests.
Dar vows to reunite Huna (Farscape's Claudia Black) with her long-lost child,
raised from infancy by wolves and now hunted by the murderous Milos (Farscape's Anthony Simcoe).
"Mate for Life"
Dar helps the young Lyca escape the tyranny of the tribe of lion-people.
Dar helps Sagitto and Radia, centaur archers forced from the safety of their homeland.
Dar and Tao must save the world from destruction when the evil Annubis (Bruce Spence, The Road Warrior) is accidentally released from his rock prison.
"A Terrible Silence"
Iara strips Dar of his power to communicate with animals — and unwittingly sets all of nature off-balance.
Dar must right an imbalance of nature when the birds of the forest suddenly turn against humans. MonsterVision review & host segments for Hitchcock's The Birds
The BeastMaster must intervene to prevent the Eirons' miraculous healing crystal from falling into the hands of the malevolent King Voden.
"Game of Death"
Dar infiltrates the city of Chalka to free the sacred tigers and release Queen Lyoka from her inner turmoil.
Arina must seek Dar's help when she is pursued by The Apparition, who is after her unborn child, and by Voden, who desires her mare's foal.
"Clash of the Titans"
Dar is drawn into a battle between King Zad and King Voden in order to save Tao, Arina and a band of captured elephants. No relation to movie Clash Of The Titans by Ray Harryhausen
Guided by his spirit warrior, Dartanus, Dar sets out on a journey to discover his true destiny.
Dar continues his journey to discover his true heritage.
Dar quests to find his family and defeat Balcifer, the Lord of Darkness.
"Veil of Death"
Dar protects a white tiger, which embodies his long-lost sister, Lycia.
The Sorceress and the Apparition vie for the evil Balcifer's favor by trying to corrupt Dar.
Dar must race to rescue Ruh before he is sacrificed in a grisly ritual meant to earn the favor of Balcifer.
Dar fights to save a wolf named Slayer and destroy King Rolan, a grotesque ancient monster who seeks rebirth through Zuraya's child.
Dar sneaks into Xinca to rescue an extraordinary horse, despite a fortune-teller's warning that this will lead to Dar's own death.
King Zad finds an ally in Nadeea, a beautiful succubus who will stop at nothing to destroy the BeastMaster.
Dar helps the Orlas reclaim their decimated land, but only by sacrificing his own chance to find his mother.
Dar loses heart and considers giving up his quest after unwittingly leading Arina into a deadly trap.
King Zad needs Dar's help to stop the evil spirit of a ruthless ruler who is murdering the citizens of Xinca.
"Turned to Stone"
Determined to rescue his brother, Dar risks death to fulfill three daunting tasks for the spiteful demon Yamira.
The Sorceress, yearning for her love, Sharak, to be returned to his human form, makes a deal with the devil that threatens Dar's quest.
Dar discovers that the key to his quest lies hidden away in the archives of the legendary Order of Vella.
Dar faces an arranged marriage according to an alliance forged by his father, King Eldar.
Accused of evading his promise to protect the animals, Dar is brought to trial by Curupira's sister, the powerful nature demon, Manaka.
"The Devil You Know"
Callista vows to win the favor of Balcifer by convincing Dar's brother, Sendar, to stake his claim on Eldar's throne.
Zad learns the identity of the sword-maker who forged the Sword of Eldar, and orders him to make a Sword of Balcifer.
"Rites of Passage"
Dar faces his biggest test yet in his struggle to defeat the Lord of Darkness.
Dar receives three hidden signals, indicating that the final challenge of his quest is about to begin.
"A New Dawn"
With his entire family inside the Crystal Ark, Dar is faced with his final challenge.
Cast Of The TV-Series
Past SciFi Channel broadcasts of Beastmaster episodes
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