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
- George Lucas wrote an extensive time-line detailing the life of Indiana Jones, assembling the elements for about 70 episodes of "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" starting in 1905 and…
[show]George Lucas wrote an extensive time-line detailing the life of Indiana Jones, assembling the elements for about 70 episodes of "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" starting in 1905 and leading all the way up to the feature films. Each outline, included the place, date and the historical persons Indy would meet in that episode, and would then be turned over to one the the series writers. When the series came to an end about 31 of the 70 stories had been filmed.
- Though difficult to see, Sean Patrick Flanery wears a prosthetic scar based on Harrison Ford's actual one in all his scenes.
- 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.