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One of the best, most under rated television shows of the early 1990s was The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles on ABC. Did you know that The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was based on the Indiana Jones series of films? The TV series  was a follow up on the adventures of young Indiana Jones till he grew up and experienced early adventures, where he gets into troubles, learn more lessons in life and meet various historical figures along the way.

The show primarily starred Sean Patrick Flanery and Corey Carrier as the title character, and George Hall played an elderly version of the character for the bookends of most episodes, though Harrison Ford book-ended one episode. The show was created and executive produced by George Lucas, who also created, co-wrote and executive produced the Indiana Jones feature films. Following the series' cancellation, four TV movies were produced from 1994 to 1996 which were based on the series. The TV show provided a lot of the flashbacks for the films. His relationship with his father, was first introduced in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, was further fleshed out with stories about his travels with his father as a young boy. His original hunt for the Eye of the Peacock, a large diamond was also seen in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, a recurring element in several stories. The show also chronicled his activities during World War I and his first solo adventures. The series is also referenced in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, when Indy describes his adventures with Pancho Villa chronicled in the first episode to Mutt Williams.

For those who don’t know how it was made, during the production of the Indiana Jones feature films, the cast and crew frequently questioned creator George Lucas about the Indiana Jones character's life growing up. During the concept stages of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lucas and director Steven Spielberg decided to reveal some of this back story in the film's opening scenes. For these scenes, Lucas chose River Phoenix to portray the character, as Harrison Ford believed that Phoenix most resembled Ford as a young man. This decision to reveal an adventure of a young Indiana led Lucas and crew to the idea of creating the series. The series was shot in three stages. The first production occurred from 1991 to 1992, and consist of sixteen episodes; five with younger Indy, ten with older Indy, and one with both—for a total of seventeen television hours. The second production occurred from 1992 to 1993 and consist of twelve episodes; one with younger Indy and eleven with older Indy, for a total of fifteen television hours. The third and final production occurred from 1994 to 1995, and consist of four made-for-television movies, for a total of eight television hours. In 1996, additional filming was done in order to re-edit the entire series into twenty-two feature films.

Here is another trivia for the fans of The Indiana Jones, the series was filmed in 23 different countries, traveling over 165,000 miles approximately six times around the world. Cast and crew shot for 152 weeks, making this the longest location shoot in history at that time. The series featured over 1.500 speaking parts, 50.000 extra's for whom over 120, 0000 meals were served. Enough 16-millimeter film was shot to go from New York to Phoenix.

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