Thanks for reading.
You may recall from my first newspost here that I've hoped for years for a
long-running video series based on the King Arthur legends to bring the
characters the following they deserve, the same kind of following Captain
Kirk, James Bond, Superman and, since about 2005, the Doctor have. (And,
from more recent statements, that the BBC's Merlin, being more
faithful in concept and execution to Smallville than Excalbur,
suffices but doesn't quite fit the bill.)
You may recall from more than one newspost, and at least one actual cartoon, that I've said for years, in so many words, that the adult material in the Morte is inextricable from the plot and could even almost carry the plot by itself.
British tv writer Chris Chibnail's Camelot on Starz is exactly the series I would have made if I were in his position, sex scenes and all.
Well, not exactly. As readers of AKOTAS will realize, my Camelot would have been more colorful, less gritty; more legendary and less historical. And my Merlin would more likely have been played by McKellam or Gambon in a beard and a robe than by Fiennes decked out like a biker on his way to a SCA event.
But, as I tweeted yesterday while I was watching, Christmas is here.
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Arthuriana sources I use or recommend:
Arthuriana - the Journal of Arthurian Studies; the website of the quarterly journal of the North American Branch of the International Arthurian Society.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
Camelot In Four Colors: A Survey of the Arthurian Legend in Comics
Mystical-WWW - The Arthurian A2Z knowledge Bank which has encyclopedically-arranged entries on the characters of the Arthurian legends.
Early British Kingdoms - Arthurian Bios.
Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1 and Volume 2.