Sinbad – The Complete Series

by Alan Rapp on September 9, 2013

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Sinbad - The Complete SeriesCreated by British Broadcasting’s Sky1 in an attempt to sell the character of Sinbad as a cool new family adventure, Sinbad lasted only a single season. The focus of the twelve episodes was the journey of Sinbad (Elliot Knight) from cursed small time thief into high seas adventurer with a motley crew of friends at his command (Marama CorlettElliot CowanDimitri LeonidasEstella DanielsJunix Inocian) while also fleeing from the witch Taryn (Orla Brady) and Lord Akbari (Naveen Andrews) who blamed the thief for the death of his son.

Over the course of the season Sinbad and his friends would battle witches, secret sects, various monsters, Sirens, Death itself, water spirits, and even get lost for a time in an otherworldly gambling den.

The production of the show often didn’t  measure up to the vision of the scripts (several episodes looked hastily scraped together most notably “Queen of the Water Thieves“).

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Sinbad - Queen of the Water-Thieves

After surviving the storm that killed the rest of the ship’s passengers and crew, Sinbad (Elliot Knight), Anwar (Dimitri Leonidas), Rina (Marama Corlett), Gunnar (Elliot Cowan), and Nala (Estella Daniels) are taken captive by the Water-Thieves who confiscate their ship and deliver them as prisoners to their Queen (Sophie Okonedo). Stepping foot on land again for the first time since his curse, Sinbad has only a single day and night to try and charm the Queen and save himself and his friends who are meant to feed the cannibalistic tribe of Water-Thieves.

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Sinbad – Pilot

by Alan Rapp on June 11, 2013

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Sinbad - Pilot

The short-lived BBC retelling of the journey of Sinbad makes its way to the shores of America this Summer courtesy of the Syfy Channel. The series, cancelled after a single season, stars Elliot Knight as a thief who flees his home following the accidental death of the son of a powerful lord (Naveen Andrews), as well as the death of Sinbad’s younger brother (Devon Anderson) and a curse bestowed on the young man by his grandmother (Janet Suzman) forcing Sinbad to a life on the high seas and unable to spend more than a single day at a time on land.

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