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"Transylvania, January 1918" is the twenty-eighth and final episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and the twenty-second and final episode in season two. Although it was produced for ABC and released in other territories, the episode went unaired in the USA. For home video, it was paired up with "Istanbul, September 1918" to become Masks of Evil.

This episode marks the last appearance of George Hall as Old Indy in bookend segments directed by Carl Schultz, as no segments with him were filmed to bookend the later TV movies made for The Family Channel.

Plot summaryEdit

Opening bookendEdit

On Halloween night, three trick-or-treaters are unsure about approaching a particular house because Professor Jones gave them rotten apples last year and they don't want him to start "telling one of his stories." They knock on the door anyway and Indy unsuccessfully tries to scare them in the house by pretending to be a ghost with a sheet over his head, but he kept his glasses on over the sheet and they tell him they don't believe in ghosts. Indy says that he didn't, either, until he was involved in a secret mission as a spy toward the end of the Great War.

Closing bookendEdit

Indy asks the kids if they believe in ghosts now. They still say they don't, but Indy suddenly turns around with fangs in his mouth and says he wants their blood. The kids run screaming from the house and Indy chuckles to himself as he takes the fake fangs out.

AppearancesEdit

Cast and charactersEdit

LocationsEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

ProductionEdit

Principal photography for this episode took place during the production block from February 22, 1993 to April 21, 1993, with location filming in Brno and Prague, Czech Republic, and soundstage shooting at Barrandov Studios in Prague.[1][2]

ContinuityEdit

Indy states that he speaks twenty-seven languages and demonstrates his knowledge of American Sign Language, but he does not understand Icelandic.

Colonel Waters is impressed with how much Indy "gets around" through his intelligence work, referencing Indy's travels in "Austria, March 1917," "Barcelona, May 1917," and "Petrograd, July 1917."

ReleaseEdit

TelevisionEdit

This episode never aired in its original form in the United States. It was originally scheduled to air in the United Kingdom on May 14, 1994, but was ultimately considered too violent for a pre-watershed timeslot.[3] The episode's first known airing was in Germany on February 7, 1995, and it is also known to have aired in the Netherlands, the UK, and Italy between 1995 and 1997.[4]

Home videoEdit

The episode was edited into Masks of Evil in 1996, which was released on VHS in 1999 and on DVD in 2008 (as part of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Volume Three, The Years of Change).

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