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The derelict space station on which the families escape (screen cap from promotional trailer).
form y separately published work icon Escape from Jupiter series - publisher   film/TV   children's   young adult   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Escape from Jupiter
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A small group of children live on Io, one of Jupiter's moons, where their parents operate a research and mining outpost. When one of Io's volcanoes explodes, the outpost begins to break apart, and the group must flee. Finding a derelict space station in orbit around Jupiter, they convert it into a workable spaceship and begin the slow and dangerous journey back to Earth.

The program was followed by a sequel, Return to Jupiter. Escape from Jupiter was never released in its entirety on either VHS or DVD, but a two-hour 'film version' was released.


  • Screen Australia lists Ian Munro as an author on the film version of Escape from Jupiter, but not on the television series. Conversely, they list Martin Daley as an author for the television series but not for the film version.

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