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Spellbinder Series 1

Best Fantasy Adventure -NY Film Festival
Best Children's Drama -Australian Film Institute

"Highly Recommended. An exemplary series that mixes time travel and a science field trip to bring us to the land of the Spellbinders." -NAMTC/NMM Review
"Highly Recommended. The special effects and the storyline are wonderfully recreated in this adaptation; this series is a neat way to watch a successful science fiction book recreation." -EMRO Review
"Suspenseful adventure - I was on the edge of my seat." -Screen Guide
This exciting series tells the story of a teen-ager who finds himself accidentally marooned in a world parallel to his own, where the industrial revolution never happened, and the people are ruled by Spellbinders, the only ones with a command of science. A thrilling mix of adventure and fantasy, the focus is on character and the capability of children and teens to undergo positive change and confront adversity using their wits and imaginations. Produced by Screen Australia & Polish TV. Programs available on 26 DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a Best Value 5-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail
Also See: Spellbinders Series 2: Land of the Dragon Lord

List of Titles


Episode  1: The Big Bang

Episode 1: The Big Bang

A school excursion turns into a disaster when Paul Reynolds (Zbych Trofimiuk) disappears. As part of a practical joke, Paul and his friend Alex (Brian Rooney) set up a cable, but it passes close to power lines. A strange electrical surge passes through the cable and explodes Paul into a parallel universe. Uncertain Click for more


Episode  2: Where Am I?

Episode 2: Where Am I?

Paulís classmates and the police are searching for him around the site where he disappeared. Paul is trying to come to terms with his new and primitive surroundings. He has met a girl, Riana (Gosia Piotrowska), but she is suspicious of his foreign ways and fears he is evil. She leaves him to his own devices, and his Click for more


Episode  3: Finding the Way Home

Episode 3: Finding the Way Home

Paul manages to convince Riana he is from another world. Together they make their way back to the place where Paul entered this new world. Seeing an electrical surge building up, Paul recognizes his chance to get home. But on the other side the Police are still looking for Paul and fearing the danger of an electrical Click for more


  

Episode 4: It Isn't Magic, It's Science

Riana sets Paul up in her village and explains that things must be done according to the Spellbinders' instructions. Paul is skeptical about their powers and soon realizes they are using science to appear powerful. He tries to explain to the local Spellbinder, Gryvon (Rafal Zwierz), he is from another world and shows Click for more


Episode  5: Secrets

Episode 5: Secrets

Paul is brought before the Spellbinder's Council of Regents, found guilty of stealing an Eyestone, and banished to the wastelands. One Spellbinder, Ashka (Heather Mitchell), is sympathetic to Paul's story and tries to convince the Council of his innocence. As a result, Paul is put into a cell. Riana is making her way Click for more


Episode  6: Show Me Your World

Episode 6: Show Me Your World

Ashka and Gryvon realize the potential of Paulís fireworks, and how powerful they world be if they knew how to make them. They plan to learn the secret from Paul. Riana sneaks into the Spellbinders' castle and finds Paul's video recorder in the hands of a Regent named Correon (Krzyszof Kumor). She puts the tape in Click for more


Episode  7: The Gunpowder Plot

Episode 7: The Gunpowder Plot

Gryvon insists Paul teach him how to make gunpowder. Meanwhile, Riana and Correon set off in search of him. Paul is suspicious of Gryvon and Ashka and gives them false instructions in making gunpowder. Having observed the strength of the gunpowder, Correon realizes that Paulís knowledge is too dangerous for their world Click for more


Episode  8: Secrets of the Spellbinders

Episode 8: Secrets of the Spellbinders

Back in Paulís universe Katrina convinces Alex of her suspicions as to where Paul is. Meanwhile, Paul and his rescuers are heading for the cave where he entered this new world. Katrina and Alex make radio contact with the new world, see energy rippling around the cave, and get vague glimpses of figures in the doorway. Click for more


Episode  9: The Labyrinth

Episode 9: The Labyrinth

The Marauders turn out to be regular people who had been banished by the Spellbinders. They capture Paul, Riana and Correon and take them to their camp in a labyrinth on the edge of the forest. Ashka and Gryvon have combined forces with another Spellbinder, Lucan (Joachim Lamza, convincing him they are chasing renegades. Click for more


Episode 10: Desperate Measures

Episode 10: Desperate Measures

Paul heads back to the cave with a chain that will act as a conductor to create an electrical surge and help him return home. Paulís friends back home, Alex and Katrina, pick up that Paul is in trouble and transmit a warning to him. Paul hears the warning, and fearing for his newfound friends' safety returns to the Click for more


Episode 11: The Centre of Power

Episode 11: The Centre of Power

Paul agrees to provide the gunpowder formula so that Correon's life will be spared; through Gryvon's Eyestone Paul lets Katrina and Alex know he is being held prisoner. Riana sneaks into the castle and helps Paul escape with Gryvon's power suit; Paul contacts Katrina and arranges for her to set up a cable at the cave; Click for more


Episode 12: Spellbinder Jack

Episode 12: Spellbinder Jack

Paul's flying ship plummets out of the sky, but wearing Gryvon's power suit he is able to pretend to be a Spellbinder. Realizing Summoners are close on their trail, he and Riana float down a river to escape. They make their way to Riana's village to get a chain to help them open the doorway to Paul's world, but they Click for more


Episode 13: The Final Challenge

Episode 13: The Final Challenge

Paul and Riana get caught by Summoners and Riana's family help them to escape, now they must all flee the village. Paul, wearing a power suit, opens the doorway into his world; but Ashka is hiding, waiting for an opportunity to pass into his world. Katrina's voice comes over Ashka's Eyestone, alerting Paul to Ashka's Click for more


Episode 14: Lost and Found

Episode 14: Lost and Found

The doorway closes behind Riana, stranding her in Paul's world. Walking to the railway station, Riana gets lost. Paul is adamant that Katrina and Alex keep the Spellbinders' world a secret. Paul and Alex go to Paul's home to get help in finding Riana but the police are there. Paul tells Alex to take the power suit, Click for more


Episode 15: Hospitality

Episode 15: Hospitality

The doctor suspects that Riana is some kind of "wild child," and concludes that Paul is suffering hallucinations and amnesia as a result of his ordeal. Riana tries to escape from the hospital but is caught and placed in a security ward. Paul and Alex repair the power suit to prove Paul's story to his father, Brian Click for more


Episode 16: Breakout

Episode 16: Breakout

Paul and Alex visit Riana who pleads with them to get her out. Paul and Alex use the power suit to get past security systems and break into the hospital. The suit's magnetic field damages the hospital computers. They rescue Riana and try to hide her at Paul's house, but Christine (Georgina Fisher) comes in and Paul Click for more


Episode 17: The Trojan Toffee Trolley

Episode 17: The Trojan Toffee Trolley

Riana begs Paul to allow her to come to school with him. With the help of a forged note, Paul passes Riana off as his cousin from Poland. Despite Paulís anxiety, Riana is able to fit in well. Katrina threatens to turn in Riana if Paul doesnít allow her to use the power suit. Paul receives a radio message from Correon. Click for more


Episode 18: Run!

Episode 18: Run!

Paul and Alex race to Katrina's house just as she gets the suit working and take the suit back. Unable to find Paul at school, Riana goes back to his house. No one is home so she breaks in. Brian catches her and calls the police. Terrified, she breaks away and runs. Paul and Alex take the power suit to the rendezvous. Click for more


Episode 19: Reunions

Episode 19: Reunions

Paul plans on going back to the Spellbinders' world. When he and Riana arrive at the cave, they use the radio to contact Correon and step through to Riana's world. Correon tells them that Ashka is still at large and returns Paul's video camera. Meanwhile, Gryvon goes to Ashka who is hiding out in the forest. She realizes Click for more


Episode 20: Alien Invasion

Episode 20: Alien Invasion

Riana rescues Paul but leaves the video camera behind. Ashka flees and Correon calls for flying ships to search for her. With Gryvon's help Ashka steals an Eyestone, opens the doorway, and enters into Paul's world. Paul returns to his world without the video camera. Katrina and Alex are furious there is no proof of Click for more


Episode 21: The Hunt For Ashka

Episode 21: The Hunt For Ashka

Ashka is having a hard time in Paul's world. She uses the power suit in an electrical store and all of the appliances go haywire. Paul sees the report and realizes that Ashka must be in his world. At school, Katrina decides to search for the Spellbinder on her own. She finds Ashka, who makes up a story about needing Click for more


Episode 22: Clowning Around

Episode 22: Clowning Around

Alex and Paul locate Ashka's room and convince Katrina that Ashka is up to no good. Paul throws the power suit into a garbage truck where it is crushed. In Riana's world, Gryvon steals the Eyestone and sneaks up to the Summoning Tower where Riana sees him open the door to Paul's world and is shocked to see Ashka step Click for more


Episode 23: The High-Tech Power Suit

Episode 23: The High-Tech Power Suit

Using all her strength and cunning, Riana manages to escape from the vault. She reaches the Summoning Tower just in time to see Ashka step through to Paul's world and follows her. Ashka shows Brian the book she obtained from the vault. He is flattered when Ashka tells him that she sought him out because of his scientific Click for more


Episode 24: A Spellbinder in the House

Episode 24: A Spellbinder in the House

Paul tries to warn his father about Ashka, but Brian only gets angry with Paul. Riana tells Paul she has the videotape of her world, but this infuriates Brian even more. Then Riana tries to steal the book, which contains the power suit plans, but is caught by Askka and locked up. Paul turns to Alex for help, but Alex's Click for more


Episode 25: Breakfast of Champions

Episode 25: Breakfast of Champions

Paul realizes he'll need help to save Riana and tips off Katrina and Alex. Katrina contrives to meet Ashka and manages to slip into her house before she can be stopped. Katrina booby-traps the security system so they can get in later. Paul, Alex and Katrina rescue Riana and find a case of money from the armored car Click for more


Episode 26: Flight

Episode 26: Flight

Ashka pursues Brian, Paul and Riana through the building. She catches them, locks them up, and tells them she is destroying all evidence of her work. She starts a fire in the building, but they manage to escape. Paul and Riana take refuge at the docks, but Askha corners Riana. Paul uses a huge electro-magnet to short Click for more


Spellbinder Series 1:  Episodes 1 - 26 (5-Disc Set)

Spellbinder Series 1: Episodes 1 - 26 (5-Disc Set)

A combined version of Spellbinder Series 1, Episodes 1 - 26 is available in a 5-Disc Set. The 26 episodes are listed below.
Spellbinder Series 1
Episode 1: The Big Bang
Episode 2: Where Am I?
Episode 3: Finding the Way Home
Episode 4: It Isn't Magic, It's Science
Episode 5: Secrets
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