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Benares, January 1910 

Old Indy attempts to enlighten a down on his luck trucker by telling him about the most extraordinary person he ever met: Krishnamurti. In 1910 The Jones family was attending a meeting of ... See full summary »


Jonathan Hensleigh, George Lucas (story)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Carrier ... Henry 'Indiana' Jones, Jr.
Margaret Tyzack ... Miss Seymour
Ruth de Sosa ... Anna Jones
Lloyd Owen ... Professor Henry Jones, Sr.
George Hall ... Old Indy
John Wood ... Charles Leadbeater
Dorothy Tutin ... Annie Besant
Hemanth Rao ... Jiddu Krishnamurthi
Anatol Yusef ... Hurbert Van Hook
Kari Masengale Kari Masengale ... Mrs. Van Hook
Naved Aslam Naved Aslam ... Theosophy Attendant
Vijoy Krishna Vijoy Krishna ... Indian thief
Chris Jose Matthew Chris Jose Matthew ... Nitya
Udayan Nair Udayan Nair ... Sanjeeva Sharistap
Lou Criscuolo Lou Criscuolo ... Al


Old Indy attempts to enlighten a down on his luck trucker by telling him about the most extraordinary person he ever met: Krishnamurti. In 1910 The Jones family was attending a meeting of the Theosophy movement in Benares, India. Society leaders Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater pronounced a young boy named Jiddu Krishnamurti to be the next world teacher and possible messiah. Traveling the holy city, Krishnamurti explained to Indy about the similarities between all different religions. However, Miss Seymour was less easily convinced and became determined to expose Leadbeater as a fraud. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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English | Hindi

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3 July 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 1999 Lucasfilm announced "Benares, January 1910" to be the first half of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance (2000), the second half being The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Peking, March 1910 (1993). This chapter was finally released in October 2007 on disc 7 of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Volume 1. See more »


Miss Seymour: You learned how to play cricket?
Henry 'Indiana' Jones, Jr.: The pitcher's called a bowler and a curve balls' called a googly
Miss Seymour: Well, you did learn some cricket. Perhaps the afternoon wasn't a waste after all.
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Tedious Polemic on Religion
4 July 2012 | by terrob1229See all my reviews

The script was a superb example of a tedious polemic on the universality of all religions. It would have been fine if the idea that all religions are one (universalism) was mentioned once in the exposition, since the idea is part of the storyline about the thinker, Krishnamurti (sp?), an exponent of universalism. But the scriptwriter has more than one character go on-and-on about universalism for scene after scene. This is a 45 minute show and at least ten minutes are devoted to praising Krishnamurti, universalism, Annie Besant, and Theosophy. It's a kid's show, remember--and it's supposed to be an action adventure series. It was deadly boring.

Be warned: this episode is a thinly-veiled apologetic for Theosophy. If you like that particular philosophy, then you'll love this episode. But if you have problems with it, then you'll find the content of the episode--its message--hard to stomach.

I turned it off after 15 or 20 minutes because it felt like my kids were being brainwashed.

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