BBC (ended 2012)
I think my favourite scene in all Merlin episodes is the moment when the Great Dragon is finally released. It lasts for several seconds only, but it is so majestic! Being kept under the earth in some prison cave for twenty years, and finally a breath of freedom, finally a time for revenge! And Uther's face as he watches yet another of his misdeeds coming back to him at twice the price is priceless itself!
Not to justify killing innocent people, but I can understand his need to take revenge. If I were at his place I would surely do the same thing. And his release, and following reaction by destruction, speaks a lot for all the repressed people, who have some bosses and teachers, and professors, and higher committees, who think they have right to decide on their destiny, and think that they can forever do their will, and coerce those they think lower.
If only more people watched Merlin, I think that a proverb could be made that would mean just that - beware the forces that lie in the nature, and not just nature as landscape around us, but that lie in man's nature, for these forces are much greater than one would imagine, and if provoked, they can be released at great cost for the coercer.
So the proverb could go: "Beware the captive dragon!" For if released, he will fight you back with pitiless intensity...
I agree with you, Danko. Who can blame the dragon after having been witnessed the death of every other of his kin and having been chained for 20 years, right? And as far as we know, all for being himself, just a dragon.
One of the reasons why I love this show is because I can relate to almost every character. Generally speaking, there aren't good or evil characters but just characters driven by their circumstances. I sympathise with most.
And here's a pressie in the form of some Behind The Scenes from the series 2 DVD 2 boxset. Enjoy!
|One has to have an animal - a pet, for example - to see how much soul they really have, and how much much better they can be to you than any human can.|
|Then Sarah would be able to make us those tasty cookies of hers|
|It should be "The Fires of Idirsholas" with all these people lying down. But where is that strap around Merlin's arm to stop bleeding? Maybe it's just consistency error. Otherwise it would have to be Dragon attacking.|
|Random question of the day: I just found this picture and I'm not sure what episode does it belong to. Could it be The Fires of Idirsholas?|
Yes it is, I've just checked - youtube video here look at 3.00 minutes into video - see the same bodies lying on the floor and at 3.06 Merlin's arm has no cloth, the tear on sleeve is vertical and so is hidden from your picture.
Yeah you should all come over to little GB and we could go Merlin stalking! Then i could feed up all on cookies that if you squint slightly and tilt your head to the side look like the dung Merlin once slept in by mistake!
I like going in the random order. It keeps me guessing and I can't wait to find out which episode we are watching on Saturday (eagerly waiting for tomorrow). But yes, I agree it is fitting to finish with The Last Dragonlord.
Post edit: Just ordered the box set for series 2 - will be arriving on Tuesday... cannot wait...
I've know Bradley, Colin and Anthony Head have done the audio commentary for Sins of the Father .Check out here for a taster.
Also Katie for The Fires of Idirsholas?
Have you guys heard anything else?
I'm so sorry I haven't seen your edits before. They have been aroud for a while ago.
208 The Sins of the Father: Bradley, Colin and Anthony do the audio commentary.
210 Sweet Dreams: Angel, Bradley, Julian Murphy (executive producer) and Alice Throughton (episode director) do the audio commentary.
211 The Witch's Quickening: Katie, Julian Murphy (executive producer) and Alice Throughton (episode director) do the audio commentary.
212 The Fires of Idirsholas: Colin, Katie and Jeremy Webb (episode director) do the audio commentary.
You can download them here
I'm so happy - audio commentaries for my three favourite episodes of series 2 - 2.08, 2.10 and 2.12 and Bradley on 2.08 and 2.10 (bliss).
I'm going to be good and wait for my box set ... ooooooooooooh ... well maybe ... just a tiny listen...
|well maybe ... just a tiny listen...|
Edit: Please pcdsa, let me know when you have listened to the 2x11 audio commentary. There is something I don't get.
Has anyone else listened to them?
I was planning to listen to 2.11 last, one of my least favourite episodes because I didn't like how Arthur treated Merlin in that episode (I'll wait for the rewatch week when you'll get my full rant). But I've listended to a tiny, tiny bit of 2.08 and Bradley, Colin and Anthony are so hilarious - and it starts with "Hi Merlin fans"and them humming away to the theme tune during the titles. Brilliant! But I want to listen and watch the DVD to get the full picture.
--Post edit: OK now listened to all of 2.08 - will comment properly after listening with the DVD. Then I will check out 2.11.