Children’s scifi drama series Escape From Jupiter followed the inhabitants of a space colony who are forced to flee to Earth on a derelict space station.
The crux of the story featured five kids living on Io one of Jupiter’s 16 moons. Thanks to an inadvertent drilling operation which causes the moon to start to crumble causing the survivors to flee.
The series made ample use of computer generated graphics and was an Australia-Japan co-production. The show was screened first in the UK before making it’s Australian debut.
Australia – Japan / ABC – NHK – Film Australia / 13×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 1994
Executive Producer: Ron Saunders / Producer: Terry Jennings
STEVE BISLEY as Duffy
ARTHUR DIGNAM as Professor Ingessol
DANIEL TAYLOR as Michael
JUSTIN ROSNIAK as Gerard
ANNA CHOY as Kumiko
ABRAHAM FORSYTHE as Kingston
ROBYN MACKENZIE as Anna
ANNE TENNEY as Helen
LINDEN WILKINSON as Beth
KAZUHIRO MUROYAMA as Tatsuya
SAEMI BABA as Akiko