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Arthurian Mythia

A podcast about King Arthur and his Knights in Popular Media
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Oct 12, 2019

A look at the 1994 made-for-TV movie, Guinevere. A movie which certainly runs true to its title. Also we see Guinevere and Lancelot and the two do not have an affair! I was as shocked by this as you are!

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

Links:

IMDb - Ronni Kern

IMDb - Guinevere (1994)

Wikipedia - Guinevere trilogy

Wikipedia - Persia Woolley

History Files - Brigantes

Wikipedia - Cartimandua

Wikipedia - Maelgwn Gwynedd

 

Special Links:

Rex Quondam Rexque Futurus

Discord

Cross Over

Sep 5, 2019

With King Uther dead Merlin looks to present Uther's bastard, Arthur as the heir to kingdom. However an alliance between Arthur's half-sister Morgan and Uther's chief rival, King Lot seeks to place themselves on the throne. Heading back to the distant days of 2011 we review the first episode in Starz's short-lived Camelot series.

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

End Theme - Intermission Music by Monty Python

Links:

Wikipedia - Camelot (TV Series)

IMDb - Camelot (TV Series 2011)

The Guardian - Camelot: historical drama just got (even more) stupid

Phase 4 Films (YouTube) - Camelot Season 1 - Official Trailer

IFTN - 'Camelot' Season Two Not Going Ahead

Community:

Discord - Camelot (not actually related to this TV series)

We Are Knight (Tumblr)

Aug 15, 2019

We look at a 00s film depicting a Roman origin for Arthurian myth. Thankfully we're not looking at King Arthur (2004) again, instead we're reviewing The Last Legion.

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

End Theme - Intermission Music by Monty Python

Links:

IMDb - The Last Legion (2007)

Christianity Today - The Last Legion

Wikipedia - The Last Legion (novel)

Goodreads - The Last Legion by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Wikipedia - Odoacer

Wikipedia - Romulus Augustulus

Wikipedia - Legio IX Hispana

Wikipedia - End of Roman Rule in Britain

Jul 22, 2019

We return to an old friend in yet another re-telling of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, this time featuring Bugs Bunny. Is this the best version ACYIKAC ever?

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

Links:

IMDb - Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court

WatchMojo.com (YouTube) - History of Looney Tunes

Wikipedia - Ray Bradbury

Wikipedia - List of works based on Arthurian legends - Films based on Connecticut Yankee

Jun 13, 2019

Arthurian Mythia will now review,

Talk about the pros and cons a lot,

Look at the film and give what is due,

To the 60s musical; Camelot!

 

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

End Theme; Camelot from Camelot Soundtrack

Links:

GQD (YouTube) - C'est Moi, Camelot (1967)

IMDb - Camelot (1967)

Wikipedia - Camelot (film)

Wikipedia - Camelot (musical)

Wikipedia - Roadshow Theatrical Release

Internet Broadway Database - Camelot

The Guardian - Camelot Reel History

Britannica - Camelot Film

The Digital Bits - Camelot 50th Anniversary

May 22, 2019

 

Today we look at the English subtitles for the Italian dub of a Japanese interpretation of the Anglo-French adaptation of Welsh myth; Entaku no kishi monogatari: Moero Arthur, the King Arthur anime. Will Arthur reunite the kingdoms of Wrogles or will the villainous Lavic succeed in killing the new king?

Special Thanks:

Fuck Yeah Arthuriana for your brilliant efforts in providing subtitles.

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

Links:

IMDb - The Tales of the Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur

Wikipedia - King Arthur (TV series)

My Anime List - Entaku no kishi monogatari: Moero Arthur

Ignacio Rodríguez Chávez (YouTube) - 1980 Entaku no Kishi Monogatari Moero Arthur Opening

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...

...

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...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

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