• Air date: 18 Jun '00 22 episodes
      The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne is a 22-episode science fiction television series in the steampunk genre that first aired in June 2000 on CBC Television in Canada and in syndication in the United States. The plot concept is predicated on a vast fictional conspiracy beginning with the revelation that Jules Verne did not merely write the stories behind his famous science fiction classic books Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth or Around the World in Eighty Days — but actually experienced these adventures personally. A television technological historic footnote, this work was the first hour-long series filmed entirely in HDTV format.
  • List of Episodes (22)
    • 1. In the Beginning

      18 Jun '00
      The adventure begins. In Paris, Jules Verne, a student with the ambition of becoming a great novelist and playwright, unwittingly attracts the attentions of the League of Darkness and its leader, Count Gregory, with his visions of fantastic machines and ideas for the future. The League, hoping to use Jules' ideas for their own nefarious purposes, kidnaps Verne and tries to steal the images directly from his imagination. He is saved by British secret agent Rebecca Fogg who had been sent to Paris
    • 2. Queen Victoria and the Giant Mole

      25 Jun '00
      Using an idea stolen from Jules Verne (from In the Beginning), the League of Darkness construct a giant underground tunneling machine, the "Mole." The League first kills a diplomat to get papers giving their own agent access to Queen Victoria, whom they plan to kill. While Rebecca goes to investigate the sewers where the Mole is, Phileas first believes that Jules was involved since one of his drawings was found in connection with the Mole. After a bit of slapping around, he eventually believes
    • 3. Rockets of the Dead

      02 Jul '00
      When Rebecca investigates the murder of a British envoy in London, she must go undercover as an actress to attract Angelo Rimini, Duke of Carpathia and the prime suspect. He becomes infatuated with her and seemingly vice versa, and spirits her off to Carpathia. Phileas is none to thrilled with the Secret Service endangering her and pursues. The three of them evade vampires and Phileas and Jules make it to the castle and see Rebecca falling under Rimini's sway. Meanwhile, vampires take the Aurora
    • 4. The Cardinal's Design

      09 Jul '00
      Rebecca has a friend of hers trying to decipher a secret code, behind the back of her superior. She is threatened with a scorpion in her bed, which she manages to kill. Phileas offers to help, but the codebreaker is killed under his protection by the mysterious Cavois. Cavois makes another attempt on Rebecca's life, which is thwarted by a bulletproof corset. Phileas tries to confront Cavois but is thwarted: Cavois leaves him for later. Meanwhile, Jules is meeting with his old friend Alexandre
    • 5. The Cardinal's Revenge

      16 Jul '00
      Stilled trapped in the time of the Three Musketeers, Rebecca is mistaken for Madame D'Urfe, an assassin hired to kill King Louis XIII. Jules and Phileas must persuade the Three Musketeers to reunite to rescue Rebecca, and save the King by defeating Richelieu. Of the Musketeers, Athos is dead and the other two are relucant, but are swayed to join. Porthos is a dead-ringer for Dumas in the 19th century. Adding further confusion, Richelieu is a twin for Fogg, Louis XIII for Jules, and D'Urfe for
    • 6. The Eyes of Lazarus

      23 Jul '00
      The evil spirit of a dead mad anarchist, Lazarus, takes possession of Passepartout at a seance for Passepartout's recently-deceased Aunt Louisa. Lazarus, who died at the hands of Phileas, is intent on returning the favor. When Passepartout is thought mad and committed to an asylum, the spirit of Lazarus passes to Rebecca. With the help of the spirit of Aunt Louisa, Lazarus is banished before his evil plan is accomplished.
    • 7. Lord of Air and Darkness

      05 Aug '00
      While investiging a country priest's murder, Jules is lured to a secret base of the League of Darkness, where they are creating a flying ship called the Prometheus. Jules accepts a commission at the behest of the ship's beautiful commander, unaware of the League's true purpose. The others come to investigate, and the Aurora is taken captive. Rebecca discovers that the League plans to use both ships to help the Confederacy win the Civil War. While Phileas confronts the League's leader, the
    • 8. Southern Comfort

      12 Aug '00
      Hoping to shift the balance of power in the United States' Civil War, the League of Darkness heads across the Atlantic in the Prometheus while being pursued by the crew of the Aurora. When the Aurora crashes, Phileas, Rebecca, Jules, and Passepartout are welcomed into the home of a true Southern belle, Saratoga Browne, with whom Phileas falls in love. Passepartout and Rebecca join forces with the Union to try and defeat the Prometheus, while Phileas and Jules go after the airship when Count
    • 9. Let There Be Light

      19 Aug '00
      Following the death of Saratoga Browne, Jules, Rebecca, and Passepartout have their hands full with a suicidal Phileas. Packing up the Aurora, they decide to go on a tour of the United States. They meet up with a young boy, Al, who they find is mechanically inclined and partially deaf. They also discover he is an incredible mechanical genius, having recreated the design of the Cardinal's Chariot (from "The Cardinal's Design). It lacks time-travel capability, but the miniature armored model can
    • 10. The Ballad of Steeley Joe

      26 Aug '00
      While waiting for Passepartout to arrive from Baltimore with the Aurora, Jules, Rebecca, and Phileas pass the time aboard the gambling boat, the Memphis Belle; Phileas by gambling and Jules and Rebecca by socializing with a newspaperman, Sam Clemens. They meet up, also, with a group of ex-Confederate soldiers, including Frank and Jesse James, bent on a life of crime who steal the Aurora and kidnap Passepartout. Using alcohol and a fantastic story about "Steeley Joe", Passepartout is able to
    • 11. The Black Glove of Melchizedek

      02 Sep '00
      Phileas Fogg comes into possession of a single black glove covered with Cabalistic symbols. The glove, it turns out, is being hunted by two men: a mysterious Cabalistic sorcerer named Vargas, and a Chinese mystic, Zai Chao. Vargas confronts Fogg, threatening Passepartout's life for the glove. Fogg, though, manages to defeat Vargas despite his mystical abilities. Meanwhile, Rebecca has been kidnapped by Zai Chao, and is being used as a hostage to force Fogg to give him the glove. In the final
    • 12. Dust to Dust

      01 Oct '00
      A sarcophagus containing the remains of Nepka, an Egyptian high priest, is being transported to New York by Phileas Fogg for his old schoolmate, Professor Alexander Douglas, and an unusual woman, Adriana Locke. It becomes clear that Phileas has fallen under the spell of Adriana when he shows no interest in the mysterious deaths surrounding the sarcophagus. Jules, Rebecca, and Passepartout investigate, discover Adriana's evil intent, and defeat her purely.
    • 13. The Golem

      08 Oct '00
      Traveling to Paris to celebrate Jules' birthday, Phileas, a disabled Rebecca, and Passepartout, along with Sir Hugo Bezel (chief architect of Paris), arrive just as a golem is on a murderous rampage through the city. After Jules is arrested for the crimes, Phileas and Rebecca each go about in their own way to discover the true murderer; Phileas by seducing the beautiful and talented Angelique, and Rebecca by dispatching Passepartout to do research. It is Jules, however, who unmasks the culprit.
    • 14. Crusader in the Crypt

      15 Oct '00
      On assignment to find invasion plans, Rebecca escapes empty-handed from the castle of Prussian General von Kessler, with the aid of the Aurora and her cousin Phileas. They are then summoned back to Fogg Manor, Shillingsworth Magna, with the news that the body of Phileas's father has disappeared from the family crypt. The group travels to the manor, where a number of strange occurrences have been reported. The vicar has called in an exorcist, who seems smitten with Rebeccas' charms. Phileas, who
    • 15. The Strange Death of Professor Marechal

      22 Oct '00
      On the death of Professor Maréchal, his daughter persuades Jules and Phileas to take his remains to the coast, where they find the machine Maréchal created that can supposedly bring the dead back to life. The daughter sends the men away and then tries to revive her father. The attempt succeeds, but she finds out that her father was working with the League of Darkness, and he killed himself to prevent the finished device from falling into Count Gregory's hands. Phileas and Julies return and
    • 16. The Rocket's Red Glare

      29 Oct '00
      The group is summoned to British Columbia after an American General, Steele, is kidnapped by Indians from the British territory. To avoid a war between the two countries, Fogg and the others must find Steele. They discover that Steele's kidnapping was engineered by Count Gregory and the League of Darkness. The League steals the Aurora and drops Steele's corpse off at West Point to further set the two countries upon each other. With the aid of a local Indian, the team finds Gregory's waterfall
    • 17. Rocket to the Moon

      05 Nov '00
      While Jules tries to help Count Kugarin launch a rocket to the moon, Phileas gambles everything he owns against the Russian in a series of contests.
    • 18. The Inquisitor

      18 Nov '00
      When a college friend of Rebecca's, Amateratsu, and her grandfather Kajimori travel to Paris, the grandfather is kidnapped by the Inquisitor, a member of the League of Darkness. Kajimori has knowledge of a potion of "enlightenment," which he has passed on to Amateratsu. Amateratsu and Jules have become involved, and the League go after her when Kajimori tells them nothing. Rebecca and Phileas become involved when the two are kidnapped. Amateratsu gives her grandfather the potion, and he uses it
    • 19. Royalty

      25 Nov '00
      While traveling over Montravia, the Aurora crashes and the local constabulary mistakes Passepartout for King Carl V, for whom he is a dead ringer. Carl is a lackabout, and they need a king who will go through the proper actions and sign a treaty. Passepartout agrees, with Phileas and Jules playing the role of his valets. Meanwhile, Rebecca tracks down the true king and imparts a few important lessons. Meanwhile, Lord Tyrol is working with the King's fiance to take the throne for himself. When
    • 20. Secret of the Realm

      02 Dec '00
      A ship carrying the Spanish Ambassador Senior Sel Fuego and his mysterious cargo runs aground in the Sargasso Sea, and Fuego seems to disappear into a mirror. While Verne is plagued by strange visions, the Foggs and Passepartout go to investigate, and the Foggs pass through a dimensional curtain. They are imprisoned, and find out that Count Gregory and the League of Darkness are behind the sceheme. By entering the other dimension, Phileas and Rebecca caused the creation of "Similars" back in the
    • 21. The Victorian Candidate

      09 Dec '00
      The League of Darkness executes an elaborate plan to kidnap Phileas and brainwash him into assassinating Queen Victoria.
    • 22. The Book of Knowledge

      16 Dec '00
      When Jules contracts yellow fever in Tangiers, a famous doctor takes him for treatment to a Corsican hospital that is secretly controlled by the League of Darkness.