Category Archives: Television

The Shannara Chronicles: Behind the Scenes video

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We are two months away from the premiere of The Shannara Chronicles! If you haven’t read the book The Elfstones of Shannara you better get started. MTV released a Behind-the-Scenes video that introduces the actors and the Shannara universe. Enjoy…

The Shannara Chronicles: NYCC Official Trailer

During the New York Comic Con (NYCC) MTV released another trailer for their upcoming adaptation of The Shannara universe. The Shannara Chronicles debuts on MTV in January 2016!

The Bastard Executioner Season 1 Trailer

The Bastard Executioner, a new series from Kurt Sutter the creator of The Shield and Sons of Anarchy, tells the tale of a 14th Century warrior turned executioner. Kurt Sutter and Emmy winner Brian Grazer (Apollo 13, Robin Hood, Cowboys and Aliens) will serve as Executive producers. Season 1 of The Bastard Executioner premieres on…

The Shannara Chronicles Official Trailer

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The Shannara Chronicles, based on the best selling novels by Terry Brooks hits the airwaves in January 2016. The first season of The Shannara Chronicles is based on the second book in the original trilogy, The Elfstones of Shannara. MTV has released the official trailer for the show. As a fan of the Shannara books…

Bernard Cornwell’s ‘The Last Kingdom’ premieres in October!

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Adapted for TV, The Last Kingdom, the first novel in The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell finally gets a premiere date! BBC America announced the show will air on Saturday, 10 October 2015. (Check your local listings for times) The good news for us here in the States is the show will premiere on BBC…

The Shannara Chronicles trailer

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A couple months ago we interviewed Terry Brooks and talked about the upcoming adaptation of his book. At the time there wasn’t much information about the series, titled The Shannara Chronicles. The series will air on MTV…yeah, I had the same reaction! MTV waited until the San Diego Comic Con to reveal any details about…

John Rhys-Davies joins the cast of ‘Shannara’

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The Lord of the Rings alum John Rhys-Davies has joined the cast of the Viacom-owned cable network’s buzzy adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 10-episode series takes place in a world set thousands of years after the destruction of civilization as we know it. The adaptation of Terry Brooks’ book series follows the Shannara…

2014 Medieval Year in Review: Television

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While the silver screen offered very little for medieval viewing the small screen is taking over! There was the obvious Season 4 of Game of Thrones, but it wasn’t alone. HISTORY, Starz, PBS and even Netflix offered something for TV Viewing. In fact your best bet for medieval fantasy is Television. Game of Thrones continues…

5 Reasons You Should Watch Marco Polo

Marco Polo is a Netflix Original series released on 12 Dec 2014. It’s a 10 episode series exploring the life and times of trader and adventurer Marco Polo’s time in the court of Kublai Khan. Historical dramas based in ancient and medieval times are becoming more popular these days. Shows like Rome, Spartacus, Camelot, Pillars…

‘Shannara’ Ordered Straight to Series at MTV

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I am excited about this news! If you read the About Page then you know The Shannara series influenced my love of the Middle Ages. I’m looking forward to this series and hope they do it right! ~The Archivist The Shannara series first started in 1977 with The Sword of Shannara and encompasses multiple trilogies…

Vikings Season 3 Sneak Peak

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San Diego Comic Con 2014 is wrapping up but not without a few treats from Vikings. While HISTORY Channel is keeping a lot of Season 3 a secret they did confirm, along with Michael Hirst that the Vikings will indeed raid Paris. Hirst said “we’ll have 100 ships and 3000 men attacking a “citadel”, Hirst…

Game of Thrones theme song played by the Queen’s guards

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There are numerous versions of the Game of Thrones theme circulating the internet. But none with such a royal connection. Here is a video of the Queen’s Guards playing the Game of Thrones theme.

“Game of Thrones” Duel Echoes Medieval History by Dr. Steven Isaac

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In the seventh episode of the first season of Game of Thrones, Cersei Lannister speaks the line from which the series takes its name: “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” Since 2011, a fever for Machiavellian treachery and ever-looming supernatural doom has moved beyond…

Game of Thrones Season 4: Weapons & Training Featurette

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Five days to go! Here is a short peek behind the scenes look at the weapons and training for Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres on 06 April 2014

Game of Thrones Season 4: All Men

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Only two weeks to go before Game Of Thrones Season 4 hits the airwaves. You may still be in shock from the end Season 3, but Season 4 is quickly approaching. Who will survive?!? Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres on 06 April 2014