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Arthurian Mythia

A podcast about King Arthur and his Knights in Popular Media
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Apr 24, 2019

What happens when you mix Guy Ritchie, Arthurian Myth, Giant Elephants and six years of development? Arthur running a London brothel.

And yet it's still better than the 2004 film.

Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood review one of the movies of 2017; King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

Books:

Compton's Famous Classics for Children King Arthur - Elizabeth Lodor Merchant

Links:

IMDb - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Wikipedia - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

The Guardian - Epic Fail: why has King Arthur flopped so badly?

The Prophecy of Merlin: The Two Dragons

YouTube - Entertainment Tonight - Charlie Hunnam on his training

Apr 1, 2019

We return to ITV's 1956 series The Adventures of Sir Lancelot where an age old dispute between two families threatens the peace of the realm. King Arthur dispatches the newest Knight of the Roundtable to settle things. Breaking not one but two sieges by himself, Lancelot must use all his cunning and the talents of a boy called Brian to end the fighting.

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot - End Theme, downloaded from Television Tunes.

Credits:

Sir Hector de Maris - Kyotzu

Sir Lancelot du Lac - A Dream to Some

Links:

IMDb - The Adventures of Sir Lancelot: The Ferocious Fathers

Wikipedia - The Adventures of Sir Lancelot

Andred - Name Doctor

Mar 12, 2019

In which Sir Blackwood and Dame Leslie go back to the time of post-Roman Britain where the warring British kingdoms face destruction at the hands of Cerdic of the Saxons. Only one man can unite the Britons to face this threat...and sadly it is not Brian Blessed.

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

Links:

Wikipedia - Arthur of the Britons

IMDb - Arthur of the Britons

King Arthur Wikia - King Arthur: Young Warlord

King Arthur Wikia - Arthur of the Britons (1972)

Sophie Neville - The Secrets of Filming Arthur of the Britons pt1

Sophie Neville - The Secrets of Filming Arthur of the Britons pt2

Michael Gothard LiveJournal

Lludd Llaw Eraint:

Early British Kingdoms Bio

Wikipedia - King Lud

Wikipedia - Lludd Llaw Eraint

Feb 22, 2019

In which Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood go on a quest to see if a decent film can exist underneath the pile of bad comic relief. It is time for a Quest for Camelot.

 

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

Links:

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King%27s_Damosel

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120800/

https://movies.fandom.com/wiki/Quest_for_Camelot

Borromean rings:

https://www.isoleborromee.it/eng/storia-borromeo-stemma.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borromean_rings

Title image: http://www.cornel1801.com/animated/Quest-for-Camelot-1998/4-dont-see-any-dragons.html

Jan 5, 2019

In which we celebrate Gawain month by spending a lot of admiring a shirtless Gwaine...

...

...

...oh we also look into the character of Gwaine in his first appearance in BBC's Merlin.

 

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme By Invictus Media

 

Links:

IMDb

Merlin S03E04 “Gwaine”: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1728790/

Eoin Macken: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2151126/?ref_=tt_cl_t7

Wikipedia

Eoin Macken: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eoin_Macken

BBC

Character Profile: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/5Q4dfX42MmHJK1mHLD30WKy/sir-gwaine

Episode Summary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v4jt3

Episode Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avBjzHEIWNA

Dec 18, 2018

In which Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood witness the conquest of a kingdom and join Prince Valiant on his journey from Thule to a dinosaur infested swamp that may or may not be somewhere in Britain.

 

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

Where the Truth Lies by The Exchange featuring Marc Jordan

The Legend of Prince Valiant soundtrack album on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-legend-of-prince-valiant-original-soundtrack/1389657988

 

Links:

Prince Valiant Wikipedia pages: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Prince_Valiant

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Valiant

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101171/

Cynan name meaning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynan

http://babynames.allparenting.com/list/Welsh_Baby_Names/Cynan/details/

Thule: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thule

Prince Valiant comic strip: http://comicskingdom.com/prince-valiant/

 

Nov 27, 2018

As confusion reigns Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood watch an owl and a time traveler attempt to educate some kid called Wart, as they review The Sword in the Stone.

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme By Invictus Media

 End Theme By Monty Python

Links:

T.H.White Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._H._White

The Sword in the Stone Wikipedia:

http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/The_Sword_in_the_Stone

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sword_in_the_Stone_(novel)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sword_in_the_Stone_(1963_film)

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057546/

The Times: https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Times

Sherman Brothers Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Brothers

The Sword in the Stone live action remake:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4872762/

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/sword-stone-remake-disney-hires-director-1075997

Nov 6, 2018

In which valiant Sir Blackwood and cunning Dame Leslie watch Galahad's first foray into knighthood and the political intrigues of Camelot. Where we also learn that traveling through Merlin's private forest is a seriously bad idea.

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme By Invictus Media

 

Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Reeves

https://filesofjerryblake.com/2014/12/09/adventures-of-sir-galahad/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041096/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg2nMVdUrds&t=1s

https://picclick.com/GEORGE-REEVES-NELSON-LEIGH-in-The-Adventures-192038004454.html - for cover image

Special Thanks to http://http//fuckyeaharthuriana.tumblr.com

Oct 16, 2018

In which Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood give their actual opinions on the masterwork of comedy that is Monty Python & the Holy Grail. Then following that bloopers from the recording of the Very Serious Review.

 

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme By Invictus Media

 

Links:

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/entertainment/movies/2017/11/07/john-cleese-holy-grail-louisville/508198001/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1RSIwexj9g

 

Jan 26, 2018

In which Sir Blackwood and Dame Leslie go hunting and are forced to spend the night at Carlisle Castle with the dread Carl.

If you want to Read This Before please check it out here:
http://www.eleusinianm.co.uk/olde-bokes/blue-book-of-wellow/pdf/sir-gawain-carle-of-carlisle.pdf
**If you are sensitive about women being treated like property please take a pass.

http://d.lib.rochester.edu/teams/text/hahn-sir-gawain-sir-gawain-and-the-carle-of-carlisle-introduction
http://www.nightbringer.se/a_baldwin.html
http://www.nightbringer.se/a_carlisle.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Churl
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vow


Sound Effects:
That was a Bit Anticlimactic - Gumball

Music:
Opening Music from Heart of Medieval by Butterfly Tea. Downloaded from http://www.last.fm/music/Butterfly+Tea/_/Heart+of+Medieval
y'all Come back Now - The Beverly Hillbillies

Our Sir Gawain Shirt for Gawain Month:
https://www.redbubble.com/people/alterundying/works/29332207-gawain-month-grey?asc=u
https://www.redbubble.com/people/Alterundying/shop?asc=u

Jan 19, 2018

In which Sir Blackwood and Dame Leslie, adventure into the BBC's popular stab at the Myth of Merlin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_(2008_TV_series)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Pierrefonds
http://www.nightbringer.se/a_personsg.html

Image: BBC.co.uk

Music:
Opening Music from Heart of Medieval by Butterfly Tea. Downloaded from http://www.last.fm/music/Butterfly+Tea/_/Heart+of+Medieval
Picard Song - http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-picard-song https://youtu.be/X6oUz1v17Uo
Memorize of "Aya and Eve" - Parasite Eve Sound Track

Sound Effects:
Breaking Glass - Audio Productions https://www.youtube.com/user/JustAudio2008/featured
Crowd Murmuring - Free Sound Effects https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzqkNULitp-4NZs6J1dnCBA
Have you tried not being a mutant? - X2

Voice Actors:
Ceightlynn Stopford - https://www.instagram.com/artist_.in._training/
A Volunteer
A Dream to Some

Jan 3, 2018

In Which Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood after much effort and over coming adversity finally complete 2004 King Arthur.

http://ew.com/article/2004/07/09/behind-scenes-look-king-arthur/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_and_Caitlin_Matthews
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_A._Malcor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur_(2004_film)

History:

The Great Conspiracy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Conspiracy

Pictish Crossbow: https://canmore.org.uk/site/35560/st-vigeans-drosten-stone

Sarmatians: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarmatians

Sarmatian religion: http://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/sarmatian-religion

Behind the Scenes Stuff:
https://youtu.be/3BhJHw6ub38
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5am17Jw_Y0

Notes: The woman in Monty Python and the Meaning of Life who chase a man off the cliff to his death while topless are dressed like Roller Derby performers but don't appear to be wearing any actual rollerskates, I am going to assume they were meant to since you never see their feet they just didn't want any of the women to injure themselves.

Sounds
Mabel making Farting Noises - Gravity Falls
Music and man going off a cliff -Monty Python and the Meaning of Life
Rebel Blockade Runner - Star Wars Sound Track

May 20, 2017

In which Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood return to a classic tale they have tackled before, adventuring through the Stained Glass world of the Welsh Language Channel's  Animated Gawain and the Green Knight.

 

Webpage Sources:

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/camelot-challengers-go-to-children-s-baftas-1.1127380

http://awards.bafta.org/award/2002/childrens/animation

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0846790/

 

Book Sources:

The Knightly Tales of Sir Gawain by Louis B. Hall

Music:

Opening Music from Heart of Medieval by Butterfly Tea. Downloaded from http://www.last.fm/music/Butterfly+Tea/_/Heart+of+Medieval


End Theme Monty Python Intermission Song - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail

 

Sound Effects:

Shut Up and Take My Money -Futurama

 

 

Apr 6, 2017

In which despite tragedy and illness Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood venture forward to look at the Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell.

Internet Links
Emily Cheeseman's Kickstarter
 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/emilycheeseman/gawain-and-the-green-knight
 Sacred Text The Marriage of Sir Gawain
 http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/arthur/art132.htm

 Books and Reference:
 The Knightly Tales of Sir Gawain by Louis B. Hall
 The Arthurian Encyclopaedia by Norris J. Lacy
 
 Music
Opening Music from Heart of Medieval by Butterfly Tea. Downloaded from http://www.last.fm/music/Butterfly+Tea/_/Heart+of+Medieval
 End Theme Monty Python Intermission Song - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail

Jan 23, 2017

In which Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood reunite for an actually really enjoyable children's movie.  We really have no serious complaints.

Sound Effects
Get on With it - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail
This is my Boom Stick - Army of Darkness
Soap Commerical - Zest Soap Commerical from the 80s.

Music
Opening Music from Heart of Medieval by Butterfly Tea. Downloaded from http://www.last.fm/music/Butterfly+Tea/_/Heart+of+Medieval
Bicycle Race - Queen
Wouldn't It Be Nice - Beach Boys
End Theme Monty Python Intermission Song - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail

Dec 13, 2016

In which Sir Kieran and Dame Leslie venture forward to face Morgan leFay and the even more dangerous villain, Sir the Boss' ego.

"Craic" is a pseudo-Irish word used to describe...virtually anything you want to. Fun, jokes, a pleasant atmosphere, a situation or in fact in can also be used to describe something sad or horrible ("bad craic"). It can also be used to enquire about someone's health and wellbeing "what's the craic?" or be used in the place of any verb or noun you're too lazy to think of. Sir Kieran overuses it, so just insert whatever noun or verb floats your boat.

Books:

Signet Classic A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court with  Afterward by Edmund Reiss

Book on Tape and Image Source

https://librivox.org/a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthurs-court-by-mark-twain-2/

Music:

Opening Music Monty Python Intermission Song - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail
End Theme Heart of Medieval by Butterfly Tea. Downloaded from http://www.last.fm/music/Butterfly+Tea/_/Heart+of+Medieval

Original Mission Impossible Theme - Lalo Schifrin

Sound Effects:

Much Rejoicing - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail

Nov 25, 2016

In which Sir Blackwood abandons Dame Leslie to review the LibriVox recording of a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, however, she is joined by a Mystery Knight.

Books:

Signet Classic A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court with  Afterward by Edmund Reiss

Book on Tape and Image Source

https://librivox.org/a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthurs-court-by-mark-twain-2/

Correction I thought Medieval Lives Said at least one kid from each Family was sent to learn Latin I may have been incorrect.
Information on Peasants - BBC Medieval Lives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg3YDN5gTX0


And by Tour I mean Procession.

Research Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagramore

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Connecticut_Yankee_In_King_Arthur%27s_Court

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillory

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/ancient-rome/roman-slaves/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_the_British_Isles#Before_1066
http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?ParagraphID=cio#2628
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/12/151228-vikings-slaves-thralls-norse-scandinavia-archaeology/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maredudd_ab_Owain

Music:

Opening Music from Heart of Medieval by Butterfly Tea. Downloaded from http://www.last.fm/music/Butterfly+Tea/_/Heart+of+Medieval
End Theme Monty Python Intermission Song - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail

Back in Time - Huey Lewis and the News

Sound Effects:

Timey Wimey - Dr. Who

Skype Sounds -Skype

Inception Horn - The Alpha https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQiXViZUfxxZD7LlHGjRQYQ

Oh My! - George Takei

 

Oct 31, 2016

In Which Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood brave this spooky mash-up, managing to not get bitten, but completely forgetting to comment on how both Kings are thematically tied to Dragons.

King Arthur Vs. Dracula Playlist https://youtu.be/Br8EzAZrJ_c?list=PLxdiGg4d849rMBCLr5Yq8h5SJU-VMJ2iA
Christopher Lee Reading Dracula https://youtu.be/kgIblQXwm2g
http://hppodcraft.com/2015/03/05/episode-247-dracula-part-1/
https://www.amazon.com/Dracula-King-Arthur-Adam-Beranek/dp/0979119200/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477854520&sr=8-1&keywords=Dracula+vs.+King+Arthur
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katie_McGrath
Long Box of the Damned Complete Dracula Review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuByUeOyC84
https://www.amazon.ca/Complete-Dracula-Leah-Moore/dp/1606900609

Image From: http://comicvine.gamespot.com/dracula-vs-king-arthur/4050-20166/

Music
Vincent Price Monolog and Goofy Horror Music - Hilarious House of Frightenstein
Opening Music from Heart of Medieval by Butterfly Tea. Downloaded from http://www.last.fm/music/Butterfly+Tea/_/Heart+of+Medieval

Spooky Ride by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/250/spooky-ride
Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org

Sound Effects
Thunder Clap and Storm - Fierce Thunder Storm with Wind http://www.freesfx.co.uk
Crash Sound Effect http://www.freesfx.co.uk/
Dracula Talking - Christopher Lee Hammer Horror
Battle Sounds - Kingdom of Heaven
They're Great! - Frosted Flake Commerical, Tony the Tiger

Oct 25, 2016

 

I Which Sir Blackwood and Dame Leslie watch the first 10 episodes of the French Comedy Kaamelott and try desperately to figure out who everyone is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaamelott
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinevere

Image from
http://www.premiere.fr/Cinema/News-Cinema/Galerie-Photos-de-Kaamelott?item=4

Music
Opening Music from Heart of Medieval by Butterfly Tea. Downloaded from http://www.last.fm/music/Butterfly+Tea/_/Heart+of+Medieval
End Theme Monty Python Intermission Song - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail

Sound Effects
French Taunting - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail

Sep 14, 2016

In Which Sir Blackwood and Dame Leslie handle the Sword of Lancelot and try to determine what is going on with the soap.

Our Tumblr http://arthurian-mythia.tumblr.com/

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancelot_and_Guinevere
http://gms.greentreetv.com/p/lancelot-and-guinevere-1963-action.html
New Arthurian Encyclopedia Book

https://escanor.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/female-learning-and-literacy-in-the-middle-ages/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap#Early_history

Comic Cover - http://arthurian-mythia.tumblr.com/post/150223380576/i-thought-i-put-this-up-gaze-upon-the-beauty-of

Sound Effects
Camelot, Camelot, It's Only a Model - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail
Soap Commerical - Zest Soap Commercial from the 80s.
Outragous French Accent - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail
She's a Witch - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail
Man Screaming - Wilhelm Scream
Wha Wha Sound Effect - You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtmI--F8Zmo

Music
Good to Go - Gunnar Olsen
End Theme Monty Python Intermission Song - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail

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