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Sinbad: Old Man of the Sea

The crew of the Providence find a ghost ship inhabited by a single old man... and they realize that he's much more than he appears. Meanwhile, Taryn brings Akbari word of Sinbad's location.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Sunday July 29th, 2012

Director: Andy Wilson (1)
Writer: James Dormer

Alternate Airdates:

CA (SPACE) Jul 29, 2012
AU (aspire TV) Sep 29, 2012
US (Syfy) Jun 29, 2013

Guest Stars
George Harris (1)George Harris (1)
As Zalelew
Timothy SpallTimothy Spall
As Anicetus
Main Cast
Elliot KnightElliot Knight
As Sinbad
Elliot CowanElliot Cowan
As Gunnar Halfdanarson
Shane LeonidasShane Leonidas
As Anwar Shavani
Orla BradyOrla Brady
As Taryn
Yigal NaorYigal Naor
As Emir


The Providence is becalmed in the middle of the ocean with two days’ of water left at half-rations. Belowdecks, Sinbad insists that there will soon be wind and tells the others not to worry. Cook comes down and tells them that he’s just seen a ship, even though there’s no wind to have brought it there. Anwar and Sinbad go to take a look but there’s nothing there. As they go back below, the mysterious ship reappears out of nowhere...

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Episode Quotes
Akbari: She was the only one who seemed to truly understand.
Emir: Your pain? Taryn did not feel your pain, she only recognized it, fed it. To bind you to her. Twist you to her will. Vengeance, brother, is a thing of destruction.
Akbari: That is what is in my heart.
Emir: What you build, not what you destroy, will stand as testament to your love for your son.

Rina: It's quieter than a dead man's house.
Sinbad: You'd know.
Rina: Easy pickings.

Anwar: Speaking as a scientist, how could he be...?
Sinbad: Who?
Anwar: Death.
Gunnar: Death?
Sinbad: In person? Friend, you are further gone than I thought you were.
Anwar: Now who's close-minded?
Sinbad: At least I haven't lost my mind altogether.
Gunnar: Let him speak.
Anwar: For god's sake, if I'd lost my mind, I'd hardly have a problem with the idea, would I?

Sinbad: Anyone would be scared of Death.
Gunnar: I wasn't scared.
Sinbad: Concerned.
Gunnar: What fool wouldn't be?

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerTim Haines  |  Andrew Woodhead  |  Sophie Gardiner  |  Elwen Rowlands
ProducerGrainne Marmion
Co-ProducerAndrew Wood  |  Donal Geraghty
Associate ProducerJonathan Drake  |  Sheryl Trinh
Production DesignerMartyn John (1)
Unit Production ManagerSimon Sansone
First Assistant DirectorMick Pantaleo
Second Assistant DirectorRobert Bonello
Costume DesignerPhoebe De Gaye
Location ManagerRavi Dube
Production CoordinatorSammi Davis (2)  |  Scott Eaton
StuntsJames Harris (4)  |  Sian Milne
Stunt CoordinatorGareth Milne
Assistant Production CoordinatorRuben Xuereb
Dubbing MixerBen Baird
Third Assistant DirectorFrank Briffa
Main Title DesignPeter Anderson (1)
Visual Effects EditorFionan Higgins
Casting AssociateGemma Sykes
ComposerChristian Henson
Production ExecutiveDanielle Brandon
Foley EditorRob Price
Casting DirectorEdward Said
Dialogue EditorSimon Fitzpatrick
Make-up DesignerJacqueline Fowler
Hair DesignerJacqueline Fowler
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