Throwback Thursday-BeastMaster (1999-2002)

For some writers, the science fiction/fantasy genre is akin to playing G-d. He or she can create the world, the characters and the narrative as they wish.

From 1999-2002, Beastmaster was on the air. Both a spinoff and a reboot of the 1982 film, The Beastmaster, the title character Dar (Daniel Goddard) is the last living member of his tribe. Known for his ability to talk to communicate with his animals, he and his best friend Tao (Jackson Raine) are on a mission. While looking for Dar’s missing girlfriend, he comes up against wizards, g-ds and sorceresses who would be happy be rid of him once and for all.

Around the turn of the millennium, one of the trends in television were science fiction/fantasy programs that took place in alternate realities where g-ds and wizards ruled. BeastMaster was on the air for three years. While it was a semi-decent show, it really didn’t stand out among the similar shows that were on the air at that time.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.


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