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Football Through the Ages Super Bowl 50 is fast approaching. Come February 7th, the Carolina Panthers will face the Denver Broncos to see who wins the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy. With all this fuss about football, you may wonder where … Read More

Beholder vs. Medusa: An Unlikely Match-Up
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What happens when two magical creatures’ chief advantages are stripped away? A beholder, a floating spherical beast from Dungeons and Dragons, has one central eye which projects a beam to cancel out magic and ten smaller eyes on tentacle-like stalks, … Read More

Throne of Blood ~ Medieval Movie Talk
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This adaptation of the Scottish Play, directed by Akira Kurosawa (who brought you Seven Samurai, among others), is spliced with elements of Noh theater, making for a unique film. The part of Lord Macbeth is given to General Taketoti Washizu, … Read More

The Shannara Chronicles (2016) ~ Medieval TV Talk
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The big question: can MTV handle Terry Brooks’ work and do it justice? The answer: we’re still trying to decide. There are a lot of divided opinions out there about The Shannara Chronicles, largely centered around how faithful it was … Read More

Beholder vs. Medusa: An Unlikely Match-Up

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What happens when two magical creatures’ chief advantages are stripped away? A beholder, a floating spherical beast from Dungeons and Dragons, has one central eye which projects a beam to cancel out magic and ten smaller eyes on tentacle-like stalks, … Read More

Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands (2016) ~ Medieval TV Talk

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From the first “Hwæt!” through the Geatish king’s eulogy, the Old English poem Beowulf has inspired a great deal of spinoffs, debate, and discourse. The new series Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands provides an interesting new look at the Anglo-Saxon … Read More

The Shannara Chronicles (2016) ~ Medieval TV Talk

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The big question: can MTV handle Terry Brooks’ work and do it justice? The answer: we’re still trying to decide. There are a lot of divided opinions out there about The Shannara Chronicles, largely centered around how faithful it was … Read More

Inigo Montoya vs. Syrio Forel: An Unlikely Match-Up

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Fencing, epigrams, and pure awesomeness make up today’s Match-Up combatants! The fantastic fencer from The Princess Bride, Inigo Montoya studied swordsmanship out of desire for revenge. As there’s not a lot of money in the revenge business, though, he turned … Read More

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