Maddigan's Quest

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  • 2006
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (209)

Maddigan's Quest is a New Zealand television show that aired in 2006. The show is set in a post-apocalyptic world where society has collapsed, and the land is ruled by a tyrant known as The Sheik. The story follows the Maddigan family, who travels with a traveling circus group known as "Maddigan's Fantasia." The Maddigan's are on a quest to collect solar crystals, which they plan to use to power a machine that will restore their world and defeat The Sheik.

The show features a diverse cast of characters, including three siblings, Garland, Eden, and Timon Maddigan, who are determined to save their world. The siblings' parents disappeared on a previous quest for solar crystals, leaving them to take on the task of collecting them. The siblings are aided by a young boy named Gert, who possesses strange powers, and the circus group's ringleader, Yves de Vries, who is played by Rose McIver.

Jordan Metcalfe portrays Garland Maddigan, the eldest sibling, who takes on the role of the protector and leader of his family. Garland is a skilled fighter and fiercely independent. His younger sister, Eden Maddigan, played by Mfave, is a skilled acrobat and rider and specializes in more acrobatic pursuits. Zac Fox plays the role of Timon Maddigan, the youngest sibling, who is clever and inventive and possesses a talent for building machinery.

The show features stunning landscapes and vast landscapes that immerse the viewer in the post-apocalyptic world. The world is inhabited by various tribes of people, who are struggling to survive in the new order of things. The Maddigan's often encounter these tribes as they travel, and the symbiotic relationships they build along the way add depth to the characters and the story.

The show is a mix of adventure, fantasy, and science fiction. The quest for the solar crystals is a race against time, and the Maddigan's encounter various obstacles along the way. The Sheik's minions are always in pursuit, and the siblings must avoid capture and stay one step ahead. The fantastical elements of the show come into play with Gert's powers, and the science fiction elements are showcased through the use of advanced technologies like the steam engine that powers Maddigan's Fantasia.

Rose McIver, who is best known for her role in iZombie, brings a quiet authority to the role of Yves de Vries, the leader of the circus group. She is fiercely loyal to her group and acts as a mentor to the Maddigan siblings. McIver's performance is one of the highlights of the show, and her portrayal of Yves de Vries leaves a lasting impression.

The show's themes are centered around family, friendship, and hope. The Maddigan's are on a mission to save their world, but their bond as a family is what keeps them going. The friendships they build along the way, particularly with Gert and Yves de Vries, inspires them to push through the obstacles they face. The show's message of hope is seen in the Maddigan siblings' unwavering belief that they can restore their world and make it a better place for everyone.

In conclusion, Maddigan's Quest is a captivating show that combines adventure, fantasy, and science fiction into a compelling story. The show's diverse cast of characters, stunning landscapes, and intricate world-building immerse the viewer in a post-apocalyptic world where hope and family are the only things worth fighting for. Rose McIver, Jordan Metcalfe, Mfave, and Zac Fox deliver standout performances that bring the characters to life, making Maddigan's Quest a must-see for fans of the genre.

Maddigan's Quest is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on January 26, 2006.

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13. Solis
February 16, 2006
As the Fantasia faces destruction and disaster, an old friend comes to the rescue. But even if they can get the solar converter to Solis, Garland finds there are traps and betrayal in store. To complete the quest and save Solis, Garland faces the ultimate challenge.
12. Laketown
February 15, 2006
Time is running out for the Fantasia, as they prepare to cross a lake guarded by a monster. Boomer is sure that Timon has something to hide; the true nature of the Talisman is revealed and Ozul and Maska have plans that will change everything.
Pilgrim's Vantage
11. Pilgrim's Vantage
February 14, 2006
As Yves and Maddie grow closer, Garland realizes how much she misses Ferdy. Timon gives her the opportunity to rewrite history and bring back her father but in doing so, Garland could put the whole quest at risk.
10. Birdboys
February 13, 2006
Birdboys attack the Fantasia. But when the precious solar converter is discovered missing, Garland and Timon believe the real traitor is within the Fantasia.
Off the Map
9. Off the Map
February 9, 2006
Yves wins a map in a card game, but the Fantasia soon learn that they have been led off track and into the hands of Pirates who are dead-set on enslaving them.
8. Tunnellers
February 8, 2006
Heading home, the Fantasia's path is blocked by landmines and they are forced to go through the radioactive Tunnels of the Dead. Lilith's singing proves to be an unlikely lifesaver - but the dark tunnels bring danger and reveal a new mystery.
7. Newton
February 7, 2006
The Fantasia reach Newton, the city of knowledge, where they will find the new solar converter. But Garland finds their enemies have got there first; Timon and Eden have a terrible secret, and a bunch of marauding children could sabotage the whole quest.
6. Plague
February 6, 2006
A deadly plague falls upon the Fantasia and their quest is under threat. When a clue is revealed to Garland, she sets out with Timon and Boomer to find the cure. But Ozul and Maska now see their chance to seize Eden and the Talisman.
5. Greentown
February 2, 2006
The Fantasia find luxury at Greentown, but the sumptuous food and drink seem to put them under a spell. Boomer is strangely immune to the curse and uncovers the horrible truth about the town. It's up to him to rescue the Fantasia.
4. Witch-Finder
February 1, 2006
At the simple village of Swamptown, Boomer is sure he sees ghosts and Goneril and Eden are accused of being witches. As the Fantasia fight to prove the pair's innocence, they uncover dark forces at work in the village.
3. Gramth
January 31, 2006
The Fantasia visit the industrialized city of Gramth in search of fuel. Corruption is rife and poor children who can't afford an exemption are enslaved in the mines. When Lillith is captured and put to work, Garland and Timon try to free her, while Boomer too gets a chance to prove his mettle.
2. Hillfolk
January 30, 2006
The Fantasia encounters a roadblock and a gang of mutant hillfolk who demand a high toll; and Timon reveals to Garland the truth about himself and his siblings.
Road Rats
1. Road Rats
January 26, 2006
Maddigan's Fantasia has been charged with a secret quest - to get a new solar converter to save their home city of Solis. At the outset of their journey along dangerous roads, their map reader is killed and their ring master gravely wounded.
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Maddigan's Quest is available for streaming on the FilmRise website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Maddigan's Quest on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    January 26, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (209)