Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light

Season 1 Episode 1

The Age of Magic Begins (1)

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Sep 21, 1987 on



  • Trivia

    • In the Maze scene, Feryl repels a spider with a pincer-like weapon which crackles with energy. Since technology no longer functioned and magic was not yet acquired, this should not have been possible.

    • While Arzon questions the Bearer of Knowledge about the young maiden, his magical totem momentarily vanishes.

    • When Leoric raises his power staff, his glove is missing.

  • Quotes

    • Darkstorm: You see to have a problem, cliff dweller!
      Arzon: It is not a problem. It is a cleverly disguised opportunity.

    • Galadria: If it weren't for your vulgar perfume, I mightn't have known you were sneaking behind me!
      Virulina: I wasn't sneaking; I was trying to avoid seeing your wretched face.

    • Darkstorm: (walking into a dungeon full of shackled sceletons) Well, what a beautiful exhibit - this must be the art gallery!
      (a skeleton blows out Darkstorm's torch)
      Darkstorm: Fie.

    • (each shouting over distance and through walls)
      Darkstorm: Where are you, Mortdredd?
      Mortdredd: I don't know, Master!
      Darkstorm: You are useless!
      Mortdredd: I know, Master!

    • Merklin: The age of science is over, and the age of magic has began.

    • Ectar: Mortdredd, why don't you speak? Is your tongue sore today from licking your master's boots? Stick it out, let me see...

    • Darkstorm: Mortdredd, do something treacherous that I may put those knights behind me.

    • Darkstorm: Perhaps we should relieve those behind us of the burden of following.

  • Notes

    • Neil Ross voices the character of Bearer of Knowledge in this episode. In all future episodes, Jim Cummings performs the role.

  • Allusions

    • Many of the names in this mythos were taken from various other literary sources. For example:

      From the Legend of King Arthur

      Merklynn - Merlin the Magician
      Mortdredd - Mordred; King Arthur's illegitimate son
      Ectar - Ector; King Arthur's foster father

      From "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy

      Galadria - Galadriel; The Lady of Lórien / The Lady of the Wood / Bearer of one of the Three Rings for the Elves