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Arthurian Mythia

A podcast about King Arthur and his Knights in Popular Media
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Jan 29, 2022
It's January. It's Gawain Month! So what better than to look at last year's film, The Green Knight complete with magic mushrooms, giants and a talking fox. Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media
Arthurian Mythia Techno Remix by Scop

Links:

The Green Knight - IMDb

The Green Knight (film) - Wikipedia

The Green Knight - A24 Films

The Green Knight's Ending Explained - Vanity Fair

Our Links:

Our novella, Ap Ector No.1: Cries in the Storm is out on Amazon Kindle.

Tumblr, Twitter, Redbubble Store, Twitch, Discord (Where we hang out it doesn't belong to us), Email: arthurian.mythia@gmail.com

Dec 23, 2021

After being stuck inside an urn for six months we are back and we find out what happens when Nicolas Cage has magical powers in the 2010 film, The Sorcerer's Apprentice. A movie with as much to do with the Mickey Mouse bit in Fantasia as it does with Arthurian myth.

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media
Arthurian Mythia Techno Remix by Scop

Links:

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) - IMDb

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010 film) - Wikipedia

The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Official Trailer - Disney UK via YouTube

Our Links:

Our novella, Ap Ector No.1: Cries in the Storm is out on Amazon Kindle.

Tumblr, Twitter, Redbubble Store, Twitch, Discord (Where we hang out it doesn't belong to us), Email: arthurian.mythia@gmail.com

Jun 29, 2021

The 2006 adaptation of the tale of Isolde the Irish princess falling in love with Tristan a British noble amongst all the warfare and politics of a post-Roman Britain. When Isolde is married to Tristan's adoptive father, King Marke can they resist their love for the sake of peace?

Of course not.

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media
Arthurian Mythia Techno Remix by Scop

Links:

Tristan & Isolde - IMDb

Tristan & Isolde (film) - Wikipedia

A Summary and Analysis of the Tristan and Isolde Myth - Interesting Literature

Our Links:

Our novella, Ap Ector No.1: Cries in the Storm is out on Amazon Kindle.

Tumblr, Twitter, Redbubble Store, Twitch, Discord (Where we hang out it doesn't belong to us), Email: arthurian.mythia@gmail.com

Mar 31, 2021

Can Merlin foil the plans of Queen Mab and try to get a half-decent king in charge of Britain? Today we managed to battle past 90s TV CGI dragons to take a look at the 1998 mini-series; Merlin.

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media
Arthurian Mythia Techno Remix by Scop

Links:

Merlin (TV Mini-Series 1998) - IMDb

Merlin (miniseries) - Wikipedia

Our Links:

Our novella, Ap Ector No.1: Cries in the Storm is out on Amazon Kindle.

Tumblr, Twitter, Redbubble Store, Twitch, Discord (Where we hang out it doesn't belong to us), Email: arthurian.mythia@gmail.com

Nov 14, 2020

Come with us as we journey back through the mists of time to the land of 2019! Where a school boy called Alex pulled a sword from the stone and sets into motion a battle against Morgan le Fey! Get ready your bone, gristle and beetle blood for The Kid Who Would Be King!

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media
Arthurian Mythia Techno Remix by Scop

Links:

The Kid Who Would Be King - IMDb

The Kid Who Would Be King - Wikipedia

The Kid Who Would Be King Trailer - Fox Family Entertainment - YouTube

Tintagel, Cornwall

The Hurlers, Cornwall - Wikipedia

Stanton Drew, Somerset - Wikipedia

Gringolet Tumblr

Our Links:

Ap Ector - Good Reads

Ap Ector - Amazon Kindle

Tumblr, Twitter, Redbubble Store, Twitch, Discord (Where we hang out it doesn't belong to us)

Oct 1, 2020

We journey back to Thule and this time its for the 1997 live action adaptation of Prince Valiant! Can Valiant stop the evil Morgan and Thagnar the viking from stealing Excalibur and taking over Britain? Probably yes, because he's the titular hero.

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media
End Theme Monty Python Intermission Song - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail

Links:

Prince Valiant (1997) - IMDb

Prince Valiant (1997 film) - Wikipedia

Prince Valiant - Video Detective

Our Links:

Tumblr, Twitter, Redbubble Store, Twitch, Discord (Where we hang out it doesn't belong to us)

Jul 24, 2020

In which Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood find themselves in the 90s to take a look at this made for TV film of Time Travel.   Will this be an Excellent Adventure or a Bogus Journey?

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media
End Theme Monty Python Intermission Song - Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail

Links:

Amazon - Lancelot: Guardian of Time

IMDb - Lancelot: Guardian of Time

IMDb - Patricia Monville

IMDb - Claudia Christian

Wikipedia - Marc Singer

Our Links:

Tumblr, Twitter, Redbubble Store, Twitch, Discord (Where we hang out it doesn't belong to us)

Feb 19, 2020

Combining Arthurian myth with aspects of Celtic mythology, the 2015 film, Arthur & Merlin gives a unique take and punches well above its budget. Listen to our thoughts on the movie and our attempts at saying Irish and Welsh words.

(Image Credit)

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

References:

Arthur & Merlin - IMDb

Arthur and Merlin - Wikipedia

Tuatha Dé Danann - Wikipedia

Annwn - Wikipedia

Hafgan - Wikipedia

The legendary trail of Dinas Emrys - National Parks

The Dumnonni Chronciles

Jan 15, 2020

For Gawain Month 2020 we go back to 1991 to look at (yet another version of) Gawain & the Green Knight. Will there be hunting? Decapitation? Heated sexual tension? And all on a TV budget?

Music:

Arthurian Mythia Theme by Invictus Media

Links:

IMDb - Gawain & the Green Knight

Amazon - Gawain & the Green Knight

Medieval hair style:

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

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

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 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

 

 

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

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

Jul 30, 2016

In which Sir Blackwood and Dame Leslie Encounter Sean Connery’s Nipples and a really bad adaptation.

Best Version of the Stain-glass Gawain & The Green Knight Animated.
https://youtu.be/t855W1rFYEo?list=PLtqAE96LRGobwaYie-usNJtecF3eC2SgU

Valiant Sword Links
http://www.godecookery.com/incrd/incrd.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wedding_of_Sir_Gawain_and_Dame_Ragnelle
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10585159-sword-of-the-valiant
http://awesomebmovies.com/2011/06/sword-of-the-valiant-the-legend-of-sir-gawain-and-the-green-knight-1984/

Books
The Knightly Tales of Sir Gawain by   Louis Brewer Hall

Music
End Music - taken from Monty Python’ and the Search for the Holy Grail

Sound Effects
Playing With You dolls - Spaceballs
Monk Chant - Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Chase Music - Benny Hill Theme
“Rita Repulsa Clip” - Power Rangers
Total Drama Island Clip
Swallow Clip Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Dull Surprise - Mystery Science Theatre 3000
Whale Probe - Star Trek IV
Wha Wha Sound Effect Taken from You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtmI–F8Zmo
Joker Laugh Batman the Animated Series.
Sean Connery’s Nipples -Performed by Detroit He posts every Sunday Morning at  http://caucus99percent.com  He also made the Rita Repulsa joke first.

Jul 14, 2016

King Arthur was a Gentelman Cast

In which Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood talk about a movie that is not entirely unlike a movie about King Arthur, Oh and there are Nazis.

This Movie is Public Domain You can watch it here
https://archive.org/details/KingArthurWasaGentleman

Crash Sound Effect http://www.freesfx.co.uk/
Web Reference http://www.britmovie.co.uk/films/King-Arthur-Was-a-
Gentleman/

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

Closing Intermition Music - taken from Monty Python’ and the
Search for the Holy Grail.

The Book Mentioned is Modern Arthur #1 Knight Life
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/366033.Knight_Life?
from_search=true&search_version=service

Gawain Comic Mentioned http://gawaincomic.com/

Arthur King of Time and Space Did Dracula Vs. Arthur
http://arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/1043.htm
http://arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/1657.htm

Also there is a Comic Book
http://www.comicvine.com/dracula-vs-king-arthur/4050-20166/

It's the "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Operations_Executive

King Arthur was a Gentleman Wiki Page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur_Was_a_Gentleman
Arthur Askey Wiki Page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Askey
IMDB Page
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034943/

To learn More about Universal Carriers
http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/vehicles/universalcarriers/univers
alcarriers.htm

Also Shout out to @Professorerudite for information given to us in
this post, sadly been to busy working on the episode to respond.
http://professorerudite.tumblr.com/post/132272401801/arthurian-mythia-professorerudite

Jul 8, 2016

End of Excalibur

The second half the review of Excalibur as Dame Leslie and Sir Blackwood discover the true magnificence of Crazy Hermit Lancelot.

Corrections
Gaheris not Gareth was tied to the Horse

References
Arthur Dies at the End by Jeffery Wikstrom http://www.jeffwik.com/le-morte-darthur-index/

Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory https://librivox.org/search?q=Le%20Morte%20d%27Arthur&search_form=advanced

Robert Addie – IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0011665/

Excalibur - IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082348/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

Excalibur (film) - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excalibur_%28film%29

Excalibur (1981)(film) - King Arthur Wikia http://kingarthur.wikia.com/wiki/Excalibur_%281981%29_%28film%29

Quote from Camelot Musical http://www.startribune.com/ah-camelot-where-the-tables-are-round-and-the-relationships-triangular/303610231/

Picture source
http://filmyfantasy.blogspot.ca/2013/04/excalibur-1981.html

Audio sources
Intermition Music - taken from Monty Python' and the Search for the Holy Gral

Sound Clip from Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail.

Wha Wha Sound Effect Taken from You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtmI--F8Zmo

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

Jul 7, 2016

Excalbur 1981 Cast

In which Sir Blackwood and Dame Leslie bravely dig into the history and sources of the 1981 movie Excalibur.

Books

Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory https://librivox.org/search?q=Le%20Morte%20d%27Arthur&search_form=advanced

The Arthurian Encyclopedia - The King Arthur Library

The New Arthurian Encyclopedia - Norris J. Lacy (ed)

Gurps Camelot - Steve Jackson Games

Web Pages

Excalibur review by Roger Ebart (1981) http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/excalibur-1981

Excalibur - IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082348/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

Excalibur (film) - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excalibur_%28film%29

Excalibur (1981)(film) - King Arthur Wikia http://kingarthur.wikia.com/wiki/Excalibur_%281981%29_%28film%29

The Great Unmade? John Boorman's The Lord of the Rings - Cinetropolis http://cinetropolis.net/the-great-unmade-john-boormans-the-lord-of-the-rings/

John Boorman's The Lord of the Rings - Tolkien Gateway http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/John_Boorman's_The_Lord_of_the_Rings

Picture source
http://filmyfantasy.blogspot.ca/2013/04/excalibur-1981.html

Audio sources
Opening music from Heart of Medieval by Butterfly Tea. Downloaded from
http://www.last.fm/music/Butterfly+Tea/_/Heart+of+Medieval
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
The Liberty Bell - taken from Monty Python's Flying Circus
Gravity Falls

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