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    jyarter

    [161]Sep 6, 2009
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    For those of you getting into an argument about the historical mythology of Arthurian Legend . It is true for arguments sake that there are many Arthurian Legends. People wrote about him in the 1200's and Geoffrey wrote a version of the legend as well.

    There is one and only one original compilation I have heard of called Le Morte De Arthur by Sir Thomas Mallory. He wrote this in the late 1400's (probably between the 1450's and when it was first published in 1485) and he put together the majority of historical stories and myths into one fairly succinct edition. This was to be the first in a series but I believe he only wrote the one book. Everything written about Arthurian Legend since is based pretty much on this text. So everything written since and all the references made to other writers and changes they have made are just that.

    I think one of the charms of this series is that they have chosen to write their own version which you can choose to enjoy or not based on its historical accuracy. Remember it is a story like any other story and it is open to interpretation. One thing is for certain, they have changed the basics of the original tales but to me that makes it more interesting to watch.

    I'm looking forward to the second season but I don't believe NBC will show it here as the ratings were awful so hopefully they'll release a DVD or we'll be able to see it on BBC America. Thanks for reading...

    Edited on 09/06/2009 4:51pm
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    Frenz9

    [162]Sep 7, 2009
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    Bring on season2! ^_^
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    Phantomrox

    [163]Sep 7, 2009
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    I just found the series 2 promo on youtube! From what I gather it starts on september 19th @ it's regular time in the UK. As for us in North America.... it'll either air in January or next summer.Canada's ratings were good, so I'm pretty confident they'll keep it here. Stateside...I'm not sure. I do know a bunch of people liked it.

    Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeICvtBEIuM

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    boom-moo

    [164]Sep 8, 2009
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    Thank you, it looks great! I don't have audio in this computer so I'll make sure to check it out when I'm at home.
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    Hydra999

    [165]Sep 8, 2009
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    So is Merlin comming back to NBC or just BBC?
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    merlinrules09

    [166]Sep 10, 2009
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    What's the name for the 1st episode ?
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    boom-moo

    [167]Sep 10, 2009
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    merlinrules09 wrote:
    What's the name for the 1st episode ?
    It's The curse of Cornelius Sigan Sounds very good
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    Chocolatier

    [168]Sep 11, 2009
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    omg now with the promo and all I can't wait for next season!! It looks and sounds awesome!
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    illegalferret

    [169]Sep 15, 2009
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    Ok just seen the trailors for series 2 and am now uber excited!!! Bring on saturday!! woop!
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    boom-moo

    [171]Sep 16, 2009
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    sramv9 wrote:
    I love this show - can't wait for Saturday! i'm even not reading any synpses or watching trailers - going to watch it un-spoiled!
    That's precisely why I opened a Spoilers thread so spoiler free people can have fun around the forum without being spoiled. Hopefully people will respect that
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    merlinrules09

    [172]Sep 28, 2009
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    Why is the 2nd episode of series 2 called The Once and Future Queen ? Also does Myror actually die or is he just knocked out at the end of the episode ?
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    illegalferret

    [173]Sep 28, 2009
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    merlinrules09 wrote:
    Why is the 2nd episode of series 2 called The Once and Future Queen ? Also does Myror actually die or is he just knocked out at the end of the episode ?

    Because Gwen will be queen one day! And Myror had his spirit retrapped in that blue heart thing and it was reburied in the tomb. Hope this helps!

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    boom-moo

    [174]Sep 28, 2009
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    merlinrules09 wrote:
    Why is the 2nd episode of series 2 called The Once and Future Queen ? Also does Myror actually die or is he just knocked out at the end of the episode ?
    Please use the Episode discussion thread and Q&A thread to post your questions about current or past episodes. Thank you

    I'm locking this thread since there's no point to keep it open now that season 2 has aired.

    Edited on 09/28/2009 12:19pm
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