Beastmaster - Season 1 Complete
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Beastmaster...I remember just checking out this series from time to time when it originally aired. Saw it on the episode guide of DISH Network and would tune in just to see if I could get into it. Unfortunately I couldn't. I found Tao to be bit annoying and quite frankly silly. So I never watched. But like I said, after watching my Herc and Xena DVDs, I decided that I wanted more and decided to give this Beastmaster a try on DVD. I can say happily that it was NOT a mistake. This series is great (when seen from the beginning). I guess my problem was just seeing a few scenes from Season 3 I think.
What makes this series great is that there are season-long story arcs with numerous re-occuring characters that really contribute to some great continuity between episodes. Now this isn't continuity as you would find on Deep Space Nine or Farscape, but continuity more in the way of Stargate SG-1 continuity. Events or character development (mostly with the re-occuring characters) that would occur in previous episodes would be relevant in future episodes. You didn't get this with Xena or Herc. In fact, I really didn't see this with DS9.
For example, Season 1 here basically has one story arc dealing with Dar's long lost love, Kyra, who has been imprisoned by King Zad and his Terrons of which of course leads to Dar's quest to free her.Read more ›
They are also fond of being a pain in the neck to a certain King Zed, a fascinating villain who takes great pleasure in his life while doing absolutely anything in his power to preserve his rule. He is evil, motivated only by power, but intelligent, and even fascinates a certain Sorceress who is a student of a certain Ancient who supposedly knows the secrets of the universe but keeps them away from his student.
Anyway, season one is the best, so get it now. (Season Two is good too, while Season Three kind of sucks, in my opinion). The DVD quality is very good and everything is in 16:9 widescreen. Special features are few, but the excellent presentation of the episodes themselves makes up for that.
The very first episode blew my mind with it fabulous cinematography and excellent sound effects. Once I got into the series it started to look very similar to the original Star trek. With Dar replacing Captain Kirk and Tao as his right hand man the thinker (Spok without the Vulcan ears). They are out to explore the world and right its wrongs. Amusingly the sourcerers even have their own version of the "Prime Directive" which prohibits them from interfering in human affairs.
The special effects are great, the costumes are wonderful and the setting absolutely spectacular.
It of course does not have the big budget that rings did, but it still comes off very emotional and better written than Herc/Xena.
If you are an animal lover you may even tear up a few times while watching.
I'm glad that I finaly jumped in and bought the series.
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this show make you think how to treat your best and keep you woulding what well come nexts its a good tv show form the 70Published on February 5, 2014 by Sandra J Fritz
This is one of the worst and poorly made shows I have ever seen. I love it. Box set was decent and I am greatful that it exists.Published on January 4, 2014 by Mallory Ottenberg
I LOVE THE SERIES WHEN IT WAS ON TV. WATCHING THIS PUTS ME THERE. ACTION AND ADVENTURE IN EVERY ONE. YOU WILL ALSO LIKE IT AS WELL. IF YOU WATCHED IT ON TV..Published on May 25, 2013 by putder53
I remember watching this as a kid and wanted to introduce it to my kids. We all have a special connections to animalsPublished on April 19, 2013 by wendy frye
I buy 2 season. But 3rd season is $99.00. I can't buy 3rd one
Being too young to had seen the original "BeastMaster" starring the dude from "V" I can't compare the two (nor should the original series really matter in a review of this one),... Read morePublished on February 23, 2007 by T'Pau, High Priestess of Logic