Category Archives: Television

Game of Thrones Season 3 Trailer ‘Chaos’

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Season 3 of the Game of Thrones is fast approaching and the teasers are starting to appear. Game of Thrones Season 3 premieres on HBO on 3.31.13

Battle Castle: Georgia, USA dates

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Another station has checked in with dates and times for Battle Castle. Georgia Public Broadcasting will air episodes on Friday nights. The bad news is they started last Friday! The good news is you can catch a replay of Episode 1: Crac des Chevaliers this Wednesday. The dates and times are below. GPB – Georgia…

Battle Castle USA Tour Dates

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With one tweet medievalists across the USA celebrated. It premiered on Hstory Channel Canada last winter, followed by BBC TV in the fall and now, finally Battle Castle hits the USA! [blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/battlecastle/status/287330515885899776] That’s the great news. The not so good news is it wasn’t bought by a national channel like History or Discovery. It…

2012 Medieval Year in Review: Television

2012 was a good year for medieval television. HBO aired the second season of its extremely popular series \’Game of Thrones\’ adapted from GRR Martin\’s books. Tandem Productions the creators of 2011\’s Pillars of the Earth, brought us the sequel, World Without End. While not as strong as Pillars, World Without End was still a…

World Without End “Part 2: A Crown Tested” Review

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World Without End “Part 2: A Crown Tested” Review In the second part the action heats up and the characters display all their qualities, good and bad. Let’s take a look at World Without End Part 2. The Show Part 2 opens in Kingsbridge and we see the casualties from the bridge collapse taken to…

World Without End: Part 1 Review

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Following on the success of Pillars of the Earth, Ridley Scott and Scott Free productions brings us the sequel World Without End. Written by Ken Follett 18 years after Pillars of the Earth and set 200 years after the events of Tom Builder and company. World Without End focuses on the town of Kingsbridge and…

‘A Knight’s Tale’ coming to a TV near you

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ABC has bought a project from Battlestar Galactica re-creator Ron Moore which readapts the 2001 film. Named for the story by Geoffrey Chaucer – which was about two cousins fighting for the love of a woman – A Knight’s Tale is a strange amalgam of a historical fantasy and a rock opera. Heath Ledger, in…

History Channels new scripted series: VIKINGS

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Hot off the heels of its popular scripted drama Hatfields & McCoys The History Channel is moving forward with another scripted show: Vikings. Written and created by Michael Hirst, Vikings is based on the life of Ragnar Lothbrok in the 8th Century. Hirst wrote the screenplay for Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. He is…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 10 “The Championship Joust”

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This is it! The Wildcard joust and the Championship joust. How will they pick the Wildcard and who will it be? At the end of it all the first Full Metal Jousting Champion will stand tall. Let’s get started… Episode 10: ‘The Championship Joust’ The competitors are in the house and Shane and the coaches…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 9 “Charge On”

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The two semifinal jousts are set and after this episode we will have two jousters left to face off for the championship. Episode 9: ‘Charge On’ The competitors are treated to a nice dinner and get a chance to relax a bit before the semifinal jousts. Jake talks trash about the joust with Matt and…

Full Metal Jousting: Semifinal Sneak Peek

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This Sunday is the are the Semifinal jousts on Full Metal Jousting. The semifinals should be good. Two hard hitting jousters, the underdog and a philosiphy student. Two will move on, two will be eliminated. The semifinal match-ups are: Black Team: Josh Knowles vs Red Team: Josh Avery Black Team: Matt Hiltman vs Red Team:…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 8 “Go To War”

Not one, not two but all three remaining quarterfinal jousts! Who will win and move on to the Semi-finals? Let’s find out. Episode 8: ‘Go To War’ The episode opens with the jousters showing off their injuries. There are bruises in a variety of places but the worst is injury to Matt’s leg. It’s about…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 7 “A Killing Machine”

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One final joust before the quarterfinals begin. No major injuries this week but we see a massive hit that results in a double unhorsing! Episode 7: ‘A Killing Machine’ The episode opens at the jousting match-up platform. The jousters need no introduction, they are the only two who remain. The final joust will be Joe…

Battle Castle: Teutonic Knights and the Siege of Marienburg

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On the fifth installment of Battle Castle we travel to Prussia and visit Malbork Castle, home of the Teutonic Knights. Sprawling over 51 acres (21 hectares) Malbork is truly an impressive castle. Host Dan Snow walks us through the castles design and demonstrates how to create mud bricks in Guedelon. Then Dan teams up with…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 6 ‘Ready to Rock’

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This episode was completely nuts! Multiple injuries, two joust and an eliminated jouster gets a second chance. Episode 6: ‘Ready to Rock’ This episode doesn’t open in the locker rooms, instead we see Shane standing atop the jousting match-up platform. The teams arrive and the first joust is arranged. With Rope’s win last week the…