Pop Medieval Ep 23: Thar Be Dragons!

PopMedieval Logo, showing stylized images of Dr Nokes and Nina McNamara. Above them is a shield, with arms, that says PopMedieval.
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Pop Medieval Ep 23: Thar Be Dragons!

Mo-vember continues (but with some more family friendly counter-programing this time)! This episode, Doc and Nina offer up 1982’s “The Flight of Dragons,” a Rankin/Bass animated medieval-fantasy adventure and one of Nina’s childhood favorites. Dragons, magic, celebrity voice acting, and theological debates – this is some heavy stuff for a children’s movie, folks, but somehow it still works!

Also in this episode, Doc and Nina discuss what dragons represent in medieval history; the movie’s recurring science versus religion themes, and the interesting choices of knighthood and chivalry. Plus, Doc does some karaoke!


Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8888186/)

Dragonlance – the board game (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/795/dragonlance)

Have a recommendation for us? Send Doc and Nina an email at podcast at profawesome dot com!

Happy St. George’s Day! And Sad Shakespeare’s Death Day!

If you like slaying dragons and Elizabethan theatre (and I know you do), today is both St. George’s Day and the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. You might consider doing your Google searches on the UK page, which has as its doodle St. George slaying the dragon (though why Google would position itself as the dragon rather than the saint is unclear). In 2009, Google attempted a St. George & the Dragon / Romeo & Juliet mash-up, though usually they have preferred non-Shakespeare depictions.