Spellbinder is an action/adventure series designed for children and
youths. It was made as a collaboration by the Polish television
company and an Australian film company. It almost only stars Polish
actors, or at least actors of Polish descend.
In short the storyline is like this:
Paul, a young boy is away on camp when all of a sudden he's
"struck" by lightening and gets catapulted into another world.
This other world is known as the Spellbinder Land, hence the
name of the series.
This is a land in which the regents are the only ones intitled to
knowledge, is ruled by spellbinders. Spellbinders are like magicians,
they are capable of channelling electricity through a so-called
Power Suit that they wear. This world is a very simple and poorly
civilized one because of the laws against learning and schools,
people are kept in the dark by the regents and the spellbinders.
Paul stumbles upon a village called Clayhill where the beautiful
Riana lives, Paul and Riana become friends and she helps him
survive the troubles of her world. Paul is a clever boy who is
good at doing stuff with computers, but as it turns out he's not
very good when it comes to the basic things in life, such as
survival in the wild. Riana helps him and they get to be excellent
friends. But before Paul is in trouble when the summoners son,
Gryvon who is very interested in Riana, begins chasing him because
at first he thinks that Paul is Riana's boyfriend and he's jealous,
but then he realizes that he is in fact from
Then Gryvon becomes an aprentice of Ashka's, a powerful spellbinder
who is interested in overthrowing the regents and getting the power
herself. Gryvon and her are both the types who want to be powerful
and they will stop at nothing to get the
knowledge that Paul possesses. Ashka is especially interested in how
to make gunpowder, because this will make the task of getting the
power much easier.
The reason knowledge is forbitten is the fact that
once the world was almost destroyed by a nuclear war, and the regents
(the ones who took over ruling the world afterwards hoped it would
keep it from happening again).
Now people in this world live like peaceful farmers, and all is
well except for the fact that Ashka wants to destroy everything.
Paul tries to stop her, and he's almost succesful from the beginning,
but then he's captured and taken to the palace where Ashka hopes to
break his will and get him to speak of his technology. All he
thinks about is getting home and then he befriends Correon, who is
also a spellbinder, but he is a good one.
He decides to help Paul get home, but he's stopped by Ashka who
challenges him to a duel, and he loses. After this duel he's banished
to the wastelands, a place so desertlike that nothing can survive
there, the water is poisonous and it's nothing but rocks and mountains
But Correon is lucky, he's saved by some Maroders, people who were
banned for knowing how to read and for demanding the right to free
thought. It turns out they are very nice, and they also help Paul.
Well, everything goes up and down for a while, and then Alex and
Katrina, Paul's friends in our world, find a way to get him home.
All goes well except for the fact that he brings Riana with hime to
our world, and then loses her. When he finally finds her again she
is in a mental institution and he has to rescue her. Now he has to
find a way to get her back home to her own world, but when he does
things go so wrong and Ashka steps through the doorway to get
information about our world.