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Series / The New Adventures of Robin Hood

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Anna Galvin and Matthew Porretta as Marian and Robin
The New Adventures of Robin Hood is a 1997-1998 live-action TV series, produced by Warner Bros. International Television and aired on TNT. It was filmed in Vilnius, Lithuania. The tone of the series resembles its contemporaries Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.


  • Criminal Doppelgänger: In "Outlaw Express", Robin poses as his evil look-a-like in order to recapture other escaped prisoners.
  • Enemy Mine: In "Attack of the Vikings", Robin must rescue both himself and his archenemy when he and Prince John are kidnapped by Vikings.
  • Green Lantern Ring: In one episode, Rob acquires a unicorn horn to fight the Big Bad. He can command it to turn into anything from a weapon, to a ladder, to a length of rope. Towards the end he's flailing a bit, and just yells, "Give me what I need!"
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: In "Day After Day", an evil warlock curses a village to live the same day over and over until the woman he obsesses over agrees to marry him.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Rather than merely being a bad king as in most versions, this Prince John gleefully sacrifices peasants to Celtic goddesses.
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  • How Unscientific!: "Dragon from the Sky" was about an alien crash-landing in Sherwood and repairing his space-ship in time before the Sheriff dissected him.
  • Laser Blade: No, really. When Marion is kidnapped to be a demon god's bride in "Devil's Bride", Robin shows up with an Unicorn horn that can changed into different energy weapons, one of which is a energy sword. This dissolves into a light saber duel when the lead worshiper possessed by the god reveals his own energy sword.
  • Manchurian Agent: In "The Hanged Man", the Sheriff uses a Mad Scientist to brainwash either Marion, Little John, or Tuck to kill Robin.
  • Morph Weapon: The unicorn horn in "Devil's Bride" which can become almost anything, including a Laser Blade.
  • New Old Flame: In "First Love", Robin's former fiancé Olivia seeks the outlaw hero's help in rescuing her husband.