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Indiana Jones
Episode Studies
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This is the home page of PopApostle's exploration of the Indiana Jones story franchise. This includes studies of the movies, the Young Indy TV series and the franchise's associated comic books, novels, video games etc.

 

I am continuing to use the term "episode" here as I have elsewhere on PopApostle, as a separable piece in the continuous narrative of a larger story.

 

Below are the chronological studies of the adventures of Indiana Jones during the time of his life generally referred to as "Young Indy", covering the years 1899-1920, from his birth to his 21st birthday. Indy's adult adventures will follow when these studies are complete.

 

Many of these Young Indy adventures were first depicted in the 28 episodes of the two-season run of the The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles TV series on the ABC television network from 1992-1993. Most of the episodes were 1-hour long, with two 2-hour episodes. Most of the episodes also featured bookends with "Old Indy", a 92-year old Indy (portrayed by George Hall) in 1992 relating the story contained in the episode. The final four 1-hour episodes were left unaired at the time due to falling ratings that led to the series' cancellation. In 1994-95, four additional TV movies were shot to air on the Family Channel cable network 1994-1996. In 1996, the entire series was edited and combined into 22 2-hour TV movies with the franchise title of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. The TV movie versions omit the "Old Indy" bookends and contain, in some cases, new interstitial scenes, while also omitting other original footage. PopApostle's studies of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles will attempt to cover elements from both the original airings and the re-edited TV film versions.

 

The 1-hour episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles used the location and date of the adventure as the title of the episode, such as "British East Africa, September 1909", while the 2-hour TV movies would have a proper title. The PopApostle studies use a combination of the movie titles and references from the episodes, noting the original "title".

 

In the studies, PopApostle sometimes refers to the 0-12 year old Indy as "Little Indy", the 13-21 year old Indy as "Teen Indy", the "adult" Indy as "Indy", and the 92-year old Indy as "Old Indy" to differentiate the periods of his adventures.

 

YOUNG INDY (0-15 years old)

 

INDIANA JONES (Years 1921-1936)


Young Indy (16-21 years old)

Indiana Jones: Race to Danger Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure Indiana Jones: A Piece of the Action Indiana Jones: The Easter Rebellion Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet Song
"Race to Danger" "Spring Break Adventure" "A Piece of the Action" "The Easter Rebellion" "Love's Sweet Song"
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Teenage Indy lives through a real-life Tom Swift adventure in New Jersey. Indy meets Pancho Villa in Mexico and finds the lost jackal standard from Egypt. On a steamer to Europe with Remy, Indy encounters a German spy.

Indy and Remy get involved in the Easter Rebellion.

Indy heads to Europe to join the war and falls in love with a suffragette.

Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell Indiana Jones: Prisoner of War Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception Indiana Jones: The Mata Hari Affair Indiana Jones: The Phantom Train of Doom
"Trenches of Hell" "Prisoner of War" "Demons of Deception" "The Mata Hari Affair" "The Phantom Train of Doom"
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When all the officers of Indy’s Belgian platoon are killed in battle, he is left in charge until a French lieutenant takes over in Somme.

As a POW, Indy meets Charles De Gaulle.

Indy acts as a courier for the Allied forces at Verdun.

In France, Indy has a fling with Mata Hari.

Indy hooks up with the 25th Royal Fusiliers in East Africa.

Indiana Jones: The Kidnapping Indiana Jones: Trek of Doom Indiana Jones: Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen Indiana Jones: The Fokker Agenda
"The Kidnapping" "Trek of Doom" "Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life" "Attack of the Hawkmen" "The Fokker Agenda"
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Indy, Remy, and Selous are captured by the Germans.

Indy becomes 2nd-in-command of a detachment in Africa, sent to cross 2,000 miles for weapons.

In the heart of Africa, Indy’s platoon meets Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

As a reconnaissance photographer with the Lafayette Escadrille, Indy's plane is shot down and he is captured by the Red Baron.

Indy is assigned to deliver a message to aircraft magnate Anthony Fokker to defect from Germany to the Allies.

Indiana Jones: The Secret Peace Indiana Jones: Espiodage Escapades Indiana Jones: Revolution! Indiana Jones: The Trial of Amadeus Schubelgruber Indiana Jones: In Morocco
"The Secret Peace" "Espionage Escapades" "Revolution!" "The Trial of Amadeus Schubelgruber" "In Morocco"
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Indy acts as a spy in Austria.

Indy is sent on a mission in cahoots with some bungling Allied spies seeking to turn neutral Spain against Germany.

Indy takes part in the Russian Revolution.

Indy's new undercover assignment is positively Kafkaesque.

As part of a covert mission, Indy is assigned to escort famed American author Edith Wharton during her visit to Morocco.
Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert Indiana Jones: Mask of Evil Indiana Jones: To Have and Have Not Indiana Jones: The Wolves Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye
Daredevils of the Desert "Mask of Evil" "To Have and Have Not" "The Wolves" Treasure of the Peacock's Eye
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Indy aids the British and the Australians in the Battle of Beersheba.

Indy versus Vlad the Impaler.

In Italy, Indy and Ernest Hemingway vie for the attentions of the same woman.

Indy is sent on a dangerous spy mission in Istanbul, where he keeps his identity a secret from his new fiancé.

The war ends with Indy and Remy in possession of a treasure map.

Indiana Jones: The Gentle Arts of Diplomacy Indiana Jones: Winds of Change Indiana Jones: Mystery of Jazz Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues Indiana Jones: Scandal of 1920
"The Gentle Arts of Diplomacy" "Winds of Change" "Mystery of Jazz" "Mystery of the Blues" Scandal of 1920
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Indy is present at the Paris Peace Conference at the end of the Great War.

Indy returns to the States and moves back in with his father, but the reception is somewhat cold.

Indy learns to play jazz on the soprano saxophone.

Indy and his buddies Eliot Ness and Ernest Hemingway take it upon themselves to investigate the murder of Big Jim Colosimo. 

Indy celebrates his 21st birthday and falls in love with 3 beautiful women.

Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies        
Hollywood Follies        
Young Indiana Chronicles TV episode        
Indy's summer break from university is spent working at a pair of Hollywood film productions.        
         
         
         
INDIANA JONES 1921-1936