The now legendary, almost mythical character of Indiana Jones once had a childhood. Every episode starts out with the elderly man that he is in the 1990's getting into a specific situation where he has to tell a story from his past. The stories go back to when he was ten years old and on a world tour with his father, and to his late-teens when he fought in World War I.
Last Episode03x08 Travels with Father, Athens 1910 (2) Aired: Jun. 16, 1996
With his mother away and his teacher ill in bed, Indy takes a reluctant weekend trip to Athens with his father in search of philosophical answers …
Series Fun Facts
- Had the series been renewed for a third season, Young Indy would have been introduced to younger versions of characters from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: Abner Ravenwood…
[show]Had the series been renewed for a third season, Young Indy would have been introduced to younger versions of characters from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: Abner Ravenwood ('Jerusalem, June 1909') and René Belloq ('Honduras, December 1920'). Other episodes would have filled in the blanks between existing ones ('Le Havre, June 1916', 'Berlin, Late August, 1916'), and there would even have been some adventures starring a five year old Indy (Including 'Princeton, May 1905').
- River Phoenix, who played Young Indy in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", was offered the title role, but turned it down, since he didn't want to return to television.
- In the episode, "The Curse of the Jackal", the old Indy reveals when and where he was born: 1 July 1899 in New Jersey.