Pop Medieval Ep 24: The Dark Lord Rises

Pop Medieval Ep 24: The Dark Lord Rises
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Doc and Nina finish up Movember 2020 with a unicorn stinker: 1985’s “Legend” with Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, and Tim effing Curry! Sorry folks, they know you loved this as a kid, but this did NOT hold up! 

They’ll talk about innocence and unicorns, the Biblical imagery and the Garden of Eden, Jack’s medieval armor, and more about the 1980’s Satanic Panic. For an added bonus, Doc and Nina will debate the existence of the Lord of Darkness’ father — was he God? Invisible? A chair?! Are they giving this too much thought?? 


Recommendations

The Last Unicorn (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084237/)

Midsummer Night’s Dream (https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2242)

Spenser’s Stories from the Faerie Queene (https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41350)


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Pop Medieval Ep 23: Thar Be Dragons!

Pop Medieval Ep 23: Thar Be Dragons!
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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!


Recommendations

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)


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Pop Medieval Ep 22: Can You Explain the Penis Tree?

Pop Medieval Ep 22: Can You Explain the Penis Tree?
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Mo-vember is back! This year, we’re starting off with two Decameron-themed sex comedies. First, Doc and Nina discuss 2007’s Virgin Territory starring Hayden Christensen and Mischa Barton. They’ll go over this movie’s costume choices, the naked and horned-up nuns, and Tim Roth’s decision to play this movie as straight as possible. This one’s got Nina fired up and angry folks, so prepare for a rant!

Then, they’ll finish up with a better movie, 2017’s The Little Hours. This movie, while also about randy nuns, uses a combination of anachronistic dialogue and some historical accuracy to tell a story. This one’s actually enjoyable!

Warning: this episode contains a fair amount of humorous, though not descriptive, acknowledgement of sex. If that’s not your bag, you may want to sit this one out.


Show Notes

Virgin Territory (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437954/)

The Little Hours (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5666304/

The Decameron: Day 3, Story 1 on Project Gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org/files/23700/23700-h/23700-h.htm#THE_FIRST_STORY3)


Recommendations

Yes, God, Yes (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8949056/)

The Decameron Project (https://www.patreon.com/m/4119564/posts )


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