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Sinbad: Pilot

Sinbad and his brother Jamil inadvertently causes the death of a noble's son. The noble kills Jamil and Sinbad escapes prison, only for his grandmother to curse him to never spend more than a day's time on land at one time. Now Sinbad must set sail for foreign lands with a crew of strangers and stowaways.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday July 08th, 2012

Director: Andy Wilson (1)
Writer: Jack Lothian

Alternate Airdates:

CA (SPACE) Jul 08, 2012
AU (aspire TV) Sep 08, 2012
US (Syfy) Jun 08, 2013

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
George Harris (1)
As Zalelew
Myriam Acharki
As Zahira
Devon Anderson
As Jamil
Robert Gilbert
As Tazeem
Paul Portelli
As Bookmaker
Paul Barber (1)
As Captain
Marc Cabourdin
As Raess' Friend (as Marc Cabourdine)
Akash Heer
As Raess
Morgan Johnson
As Ship's Mate
Polly March
As Fortune Teller
Main Cast
Elliot Knight
As Sinbad
Elliot Cowan
As Gunnar Halfdanarson
Shane Leonidas
As Anwar Shavani
Orla Brady
As Taryn
Yigal Naor
As Emir
Janet Suzman
As Safia


In a fighting arena beneath the streets of the city Basra, Sinbad is brawling with an opponent, Raess, who keeps knocking him down. After eying his older brother Jamil, who still isn’t happy with the odds, Sinbad continues to let himself be beaten by Raess, who tells Sinbad he’s disgusted to have “his kind” in the city...

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Episode Quotes
Tazeem: Let's not forget about how women feel about a man with a marked collar.
Jamil: How is that girl you've been seeing?
Tazeem: Oh, she said those magical words to me. "I think of you... like a brother."
Jamil: Ooh.
Tazeem: (shoves Sinbad) Then she asked me about you, which was sickening.
Jamil: Try being related to him.

Jamil: I never get tired of this view. City as far as the eyes can see. So many people, so many possibilities. Did I tell you about my dream the other night?
Sinbad: Was it one where you just stop speaking for a moment?

Akbari: What does mercy truly mean? Is it a sign of strength or one of weakness? And then I think of your kind, breeding in the alleys like rats infesting our city. And the question of mercy falls into nothing.

Anwar: That doesn't look good.
Sinbad: Ahhh!
Anwar: Yes, it might sting a little it.
Sinbad: You're meant to tell me that before you put it on, not after.
Anwar: Yes, good point.

Anwar: You saved our lives. Steering us through that wave and then diving below. Magnificent, really.
Sinbad: If I'd known you were going to talk so much, I wouldn't have bothered.

Jamil: Brother, relax. Take a deep breath and smile. There's a whole new world of adventure out there.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAndrew Woodhead  |  Tim Haines  |  Sophie Gardiner  |  Elwen Rowlands
ProducerGrainne Marmion
Co-ProducerAndrew Wood  |  Donal Geraghty
Associate ProducerSheryl Trinh  |  Jonathan Drake
Production DesignerMartyn John (1)
EditorAndrew Macritchie
Unit Production ManagerSimon Sansone
First Assistant DirectorMick Pantaleo
Second Assistant DirectorRobert Bonello
Costume DesignerPhoebe De Gaye
HairstylistKaren Schembri Grima
Production Sound MixerFraser Barber
Script SupervisorHelene Oosthuizen
Production CoordinatorSammi Davis (2)  |  Scott Eaton
Assistant EditorEdel McDonnell
Post Production SupervisorDee Collier
Director of PhotographyGavin Finney
Art DirectorCharlo Dalli
Assistant Production CoordinatorRuben Xuereb
Script EditorMeriel Baistow-Clare
Dubbing MixerBen Baird
Main Title DesignPeter Anderson (1)
Visual Effects EditorKevin Ahern  |  Fionan Higgins
ComposerChristian Henson
Production ExecutiveDanielle Brandon
Foley EditorRob Price
Assistant Costume DesignerRosie Grant  |  Ernest Camilleri
Casting DirectorDaniel Hubbard
Makeup ArtistKaren Schembri Grima
Dialogue EditorSimon Fitzpatrick
Supervising Art DirectorNick Blanche
Standby PropsMatthew Pace
Make-up DesignerJacqueline Fowler
Hair DesignerJacqueline Fowler
Visual Effects AssistantMalcolm Moloney
Post Production ProducerTim Bradley
Dressing PropsStephan Saliba
Warning: Sinbad season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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