The Last Defender of Camelot

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (5)

  • Lance: Merlin always said you had no morals. Morgan Le Fay: Merlin said a lot of things. Between him and Mallory, I got horrible press.

  • Morgan Le Fay: Why do you suppose you were in such a hurry to get to Cornwall? Lance: Call it an old man's whim. Morgan Le Fay: Yes. The old man was Merlin.

  • Tom: Where...? Lance: Cornwall. Tom: Cornwall, you're daft! Strong, mind you, but daft.

  • Merlin: I have no doubt that you'll be at my side when I set my new Arthur on the throne of England. Lance: Kings are mere ornaments in this time, Merlin. People prefer to choose their own leaders now. Merlin: What a foolish notion. How can they understand what's best for them?

  • (Closing Narration) Narrator: Once upon a time there was a realm of myth and magic, a high bright dream that shimmered briefly and then was gone, leaving only memories and one ageless, weary, slightly tarnished hero, who proved at last that wisdom and valor go hand in hand - on Earth, in Camelot, and in the Twilight Zone.

Notes (2)

  • No opening narration.

  • This episode is based on the short story "The Last Defender of Camelot" by Roger Zelazny. The story was first published in Asimov's SF Adventure Magazine (Summer, 1979).