Fantasy Island
(1977 — 1984)
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FANTASY ISLAND
60 Minute Drama
Fantasy

ORIGINAL TRANSMISSION
1977 — 1984

BROADCASTER
ABC

SEASONS / EPISODES
1 TV Movie
7 Season / 156 Episodes

Drama series from the late 1970s and early 1980s in which the white-suited Mr Roarke (Ricardo Montalban), aided by Tattoo (Herve Villechaize), made the fantasies of his guests come come true along with providing a suitable moral if required.

The series was revived in the 1990s with Mr Roarke, now played by Malcolm McDowell, very definitely having supernatural powers.
Novelisations
Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island cover image
by Jane Seskin
  • United States
  • Paperback
  • Ballantine Books
  • 1978
Novelised Episodes
Lady of the Evening / The Racer
Back Cover Blurb
THERE'S ONLY ONE RULE ON FANTASY ISLAND: YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT WHETHER YOU WANT IT OR NOT!

It was a glittering jewel set in a crystal sea...a lush tropic haven designed by its creator to satisfy every conceivable human desire.

For Rourke, its handsome and dynamic "proprietor", it was the culmination of his own dream come true...

For Tattoo, his feisty assistant — a tiny man with gigantic appetites — it was the world's most romantic playground...

For Jack Kincade, one of pro racing's top drivers, it was the perfect place to face down a nightmare — by recreating the race that nearly killed him a year before...

And for the beautiful Renee Lansing, New York's highest priced pleasure girl, it was a desperate chance to be someone else at last — herself!

JOIN THEM ALL ON FANTASY ISLAND WHERE WISHING WILL MAKE IT SO!
Fantasy Island #2

Fantasy Island 2 cover image
by Jane Seskin
  • United States
  • Paperback
  • Ballantine Books
  • 1979
Novelised Episodes
The Beachcomber / The Last Whodunnit
Back Cover Blurb
MAKE A WISH — THEN RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

Charles Preston was a big wheel in the world of wealth he left behind, seeking the life of a "free soul" on a tropical beach.

Mabel Jarvis's family bought her wish — to play detective, portraying her favorite fictional heroine, Aunt Daphne, at the island's foreboding Wallace estate.

But unplanned for perils suddenly intruded for both when Charlie followed the lure of a beautiful islander only to wind up trapped in paradise — and in deadly danger...and Mabel Jarvis found herself in the terrifying center of an "Aunt Daphne Mystery" with murderously real consequences on...

FANTASY ISLAND WHERE WISHING WILL MAKE IT SO!