Title: High Fantasy and Epic Tales Along with Facts and Fictions
Run Time: 23 min 01 secs
Host: Luke Rodgers
Panelists: Oktober, Nabbit, Major Monocle
Topic: High Fantasy and Epic Tales
- Right from the intro we learn alot about the panel. Nabbit enjoys the exploits of Brave Sir Robin. Major Monocle gets confused between monks(like this) and monks(like this). And Oktober remembers “Legend of The Red Dragon” so well, mainly because of the sex.
- Luke proposes that the podcast shares a certain kinship with Tyrion Lannister in this promo… “That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.“
- Oktober goes off on the idea of the contrived warrior woman. One example is Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (seriously, this girl suddenly becomes a crazed badass…kinda outta nowhere). As Oktober stated…”Just have a female character where that was always her propensity to be that way, don’t suddenly switch up the game, where she suddenly knows how to wield a sword.”
- A quick discussion starts about some of the basic parts of a high fantasy adventure. An Epic journey, good versus evil, the orphan who finds out about their destiny. The Black Cauldron is mentioned as an example of where some of the gray areas start to show in between the black and white tropes.
- Nabbit brings up the Dungeons and Dragons panic of the 80’s and how the world has changed since then.
- Major Monocle polls the panel about LARPing. Nabbit wonders why people do it when there are video games out there.
Games: Fact or Fiction?
In this game the panel has to decide whether these statements are completely true or a fiction. Sometimes there will be a small misleading bit in the statement which will cause it to be fiction, so pay close attention.
- The First nuclear powered aircraft carrier shares its name with and early NASA space shuttle and also the fictional starship from Star Trek…that being Enterprise.
- The only honoree to have stars in all five categories on the Hollywood walk of Fame (radio,movies, television, live theatre and music) is Gene Autry.
- The backing band of Linda Rondstadts 1971 self titled album later went on to form one of the world’s best selling bands…you know them as The Eagles.
- The Common Basilisk lizard of South and Central America is known as the medusa lizard because of its unique ability to hypnotize its prey into standing still long enough to snag it with its powerful jaws.
- In 1991 Disney release “The Fox and The Hound” (based of the book of the same name)…at the time it was the most expensive animated film ever produced with a budget of 12 million dollars.