Merlin (1998)

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The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot.

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 19 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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 Merlin (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Morgan Le Fey (3 episodes, 1998)
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 King Constant (3 episodes, 1998)
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 King Vortigern (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Mountain King (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Lady of the Lake / ... (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Frik (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Vortigern's Guard (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Guinevere (2 episodes, 1998)
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The legend of King Arthur, this time, from the perspective of the King's Wizard, Merlin. Merlin is a creature born of pagan magic, living in a world converting to Christianity. Merlin is beside Arthur as he gains Excalibur, builds Camelot and is betrayed by his wife, Guinevere. Merlin and Arthur are both menaced by the plots of Morgan Le Fey, her son by Arthur, Mordred, and their cohorts. Through it all, Merlin tries to keep Arthur from the destructive path set by fate. Written by &view=simple&sort=alpha" >Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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26 April 1998 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Isabella Rossellini's voice was dubbed over Agnieszka Koson's for young Nimue. See more »

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Every actor playing Merlin at different life stages has a different eye color. Baby Merlin has dark brown eyes; teen Merlin has unnaturally bright blue ones; adult Merlin has normal blue; and elderly Merlin has brown again. See more »

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Vortigern: That is a mistake many of my enemies make. They think before they act. I act before I think.
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Overall- the best miniseries I have ever seen
2 May 2005 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Merlin is an epic story of the legendary merlin set in the knights of the round table era. I believe that the movie is great and I have no idea how Merlin has a 6.7 rating when "The 10th Kingdom" has an 8.1, "The 10th Kingdom" was completely terrible in every way.

Directing 7/10:Merlin is directed by Steve Barron (I believe its his best work) and I think he did an amazing job with the materials he had.

Plot 8/10: The plot is good for people who like fantasy movies. I thought there was nothing wrong with the story at all. Not one of the best plots but still great.

Acting 7.5/10: The acting in this movie has nothing left to be desired. Sam Neill is amazing as the lead role of merlin. Many other great performances are also in this movie.

Art Direction 7/10: All of the costumes and sets in this movie are good, nothing great but for a made for t.v. movie one of the best.

Score 9/10: The music in this movie by Trevor Jones is AMAZING! One of my favorite parts of the movie.

Special Effects 7.5/10(for its time 9/10): This movie even now doesn't look very old. The cgi is extremely good for its time. The only time that the graphics really look bad is the scene with the dragon, all the other times it is great, and subtle. The same digital effects compositor as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Please don't complain about the special effects in this movie when no one complains about the effects in "The 10th Kingdom" which had SOME OF THE WORST SPECIAL EFFECTS I HAVE EVER SEEN! "The 10th Kingdom" was also made in 2000 not 1988!!!

Overall 9/10: My favorite t.v. movie of all time!


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