Sunday, February 2, 2020

Young Indiana Jones -- Episode 18: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye

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Synopsis in 3 sentences or less:
As World War One comes to an end, Indiana Jones and Remy travel to Egypt and Indonesia in search of a legendary diamond that once belonged to Alexander the Great. Along the way, they meet up with other diamond hunters, pirates, and pacific islanders. 

Memorable Quote:
There are all kinds of ways of life in this world. One is not right, one is not wrong. Understanding others, we can accept them, and through acceptance comes a peaceful world.  ~Malinowski

The scene where the pirates board the ship is fun.

Too much Remy in this episode. In general his character is kind of annoying and doesn't bring much to the table, and at times it's hard to understand him with his thick accent.  Hopefully this will be his last episode.

Brushes with historical figures:
  • Howard Carter.  He also appeared in My First Adventure and is played by the same actor. 
  • Bronislaw Malinowski. I'd never heard of him, but apparently he was a famous anthropologist.

Other thoughts, observations, and questions I didn’t ask when I was in fourth grade:
  • Why is everyone fighting even though the armistice is about to be official within the hour? Did that really happen?  Let me check the internet....yes, looks like it did
  • Finally, the war is over and there can be some episodes about something other than WWI. 
  • It sounds like Remy says that he's been married to his wife for three years and has only seen her for ten days. But then at the train station it seems like he has a bunch of kids. 
  • 8:28 mark - Shouldn't Indy know Greek instead of Remy needing a scholar to translate?
  • Hard to believe that Indy and Remy are so quick to leave home and travel halfway around the world immediately after returning from a long and grueling war. Even more surprising is that Remy's wife not only tells them to go but gives them some of grandma's jewelry to finance their trip. "Even though you've been gone for three years and home for only an hour, why don't you leave right away on a wild goose chase and leave me to manage the home and the children!"  Maybe she finds Remy annoying, too. 
  • 13:12 - It's the Indiana Jones traveling-on-the-map picture! I don't recall seeing this in any of the earlier episodes -- too bad, because it's cool and evocative of the movies. 
  • 22:05 - Some sloppy editing when they're supposed to be looking at a newspaper that is clearly blank. 
  • Nice ending where Malinowski helps Indy to prioritize archaeology over diamonds and fortune. Unfortunately, Indy forgets this lesson at the beginning of Temple of Doom. 

Final Analysis:
After a litany of war episodes, it's nice to see Indy going back to some good old-fashioned treasure hunting. Ranking it 4th out of 18. 

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