When I was a kid, I absolutely loved any kind of "fantasy" stuff I could find, and it seemed like what I could find was pretty scarce. Movies that had magic or dragons or whatnot in it were "must see" films for me (provided I was old enough that my parents would let me see it). Star Wars was a big deal back then (and I was, of course, a fan), but I would much rather have seen a dude in armor wielding a real sword than a spaceship or laser gun.
On TV, such stuff was even more rare, and a television show like Wizards and Warriors was a fantastic find for my nine-year old brain. I remember very little of the show (though in later years I ended up modeling several RPG characters on Dirk Blackpool), but I do remember the following:
- I considered it to be "my favorite show on TV."
- I knew enough to know the channel and time slot and was diligent in having my ass in from of our (7"? 9"?) color TV in time to watch.
- The show constantly being preempted for shit like ice skating.
[no, ice skating isn't really "shit" ...but find your own damn timeslot, huh?]
Anyway, as with many "lost treasures of my youth" I've kept half an eye/ear open for any word of availability for this show. Partly for the sake of nostalgia, partly for closure (let me see the episodes I missed!), partly out of curiosity (the things I've read about the show on-line have piqued my interest). Regardless of how dated it might seem today (I realize many of my "faves" as a youth don't hold up in the light of adulthood), I'm interested. Plus, my own children might be interested in watching it when they're old enough.
[I was watching a video clip today of the intro to the old cartoon Thundarr the Barbarian and my boy came along and started watching. He made me replay it, and then told me, "Papa, let's buy that movie!" A kid after my own heart]
|Only took 30 f'ing years!|
Next up: Tales of the Gold Monkey and when the hell are they going to re-release the animated Hobbit on DVD? Ooo-oo...maybe Matthew Star or The Phoenix!