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Treasure Island in Outer Space
DVD cover
GenreScience fiction
Directed byAntonio Margheriti
StarringItaco Nardulli
Anthony Quinn
Ernest Borgnine
David Warbeck
ComposerGianfranco Plenizio
Country of originItaly
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes5
Running time100 minutes each
Original networkRai Due
Original release1987 (1987)

Treasure Island in Outer Space (Italian: L'isola del tesoro) is a 1987 Italian science fiction television miniseries directed by Antonio Margheriti.


It is based on the 1883 novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, setting the story in Italy and in space in the year 2300.



The series was produced by RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana) and directed by Antonio Margheriti under the pen name Anthony M. Dawson. It is the biggest sci-fi production of Italian television.

The miniseries of 5 episodes of 100 min was originally aired in Italy from November 19, 1987, on RAI Due channel. It was also adapted as a 120 min film. The miniseries is also known as Space Island (UK and Norway, USA on VHS) and Der Schatz im All (Germany).

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