The legendary Kingdom of Camarand is ruled by good King Baaldorf and Queen Lattinia. Their daughter, Ariel, is engaged to Prince Erik Greystone, who becomes Camarand's Champion against a ...
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Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
The legendary Kingdom of Camarand is ruled by good King Baaldorf and Queen Lattinia. Their daughter, Ariel, is engaged to Prince Erik Greystone, who becomes Camarand's Champion against a neighboring kingdom ruled by evil Prince Dirk Blackpool. Erik was always helped by his servant, Marko, the strongest man in the kingdom and often hindered by his ne'er-do-well playboy brother, Justin. A variety of wizards and witches, both good and evil, also played a part in the conflict. This short-lived black comedy satirized the sword and sorcery genre and pop culture. Written by
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Most or all episodes included stock battle footage from Warner Bros.' earlier release Excalibur (1981). See more »
[Prince Dirk Blackpool and his wizard Vector are forced by a magical storm to take refuge in his sworn enemies' castle.]
Prince Dirk Blackpool:
This situation is more intolerable to me than you can imagine. It would help if you could muster up some degree of sophistication.
Prince Erik Greystone:
Dirk, why don't you quit while you're ahead? In the Rains of Death, skin MELTS.
Prince Dirk Blackpool:
Obviously sophistication is beyond you, Erik. I trust the rest of you will make up for him?
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I watched this series faithfully back when I was in college. I remember seeing the first episode and being quite puzzled. In those days, mixing comedy and drama was not very common, so I was not sure how to react. But the show interested me enough to watch the second episode, and that was when I got the joke -- a hero who wasn't always heroic, a princess who could be annoying, and a villain who could be quite sympathetic in a twisted sort of way. From that point on, I was hooked. I was so unhappy when it was canceled, but not too surprised. I think it was a little too different for most people. But I still think of it now and then and am hoping that some day it will be released on DVD (or whatever the next technology will be).
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