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That title isn't a reference to Knightmare's baddy being disciplined for being naughty, nor a reference to the Opposition technosorcerer being caught in the Dungeons' temporal disruption.
 
It refers to the editorial on page 1 of the latest issue of Time Out London magazine (April 29 - May 5 2014; issue 2275), in which Jonathan Shannon writes that 'anything is possible with the outlandishly imaginative Londoners who are throwing immersive parties that let you dive into some very curious worlds indeed. So prepare to mingle with the Red Queen, Goblin King and Lord Fear among others.'
 
The best Knightmare references are arguably the unexpected ones. When I read that one, my eyes nearly detached themselves from their sockets. This doesn't usually happen until after all my skin has flaked off.
 
The reference is followed up on page 20. 'For nostalgics, there's always Knightmare Live, a version of the classic virtual-reality kids' TV show from the '80s, recreated in real life at the South Bank's Udderbelly on June 6, 13 and 20.' So strictly speaking, the editorial was referring to their 'Lord Fear Live'. But what I like is how Time Out credits its readership with knowing that Lord Fear is associated with Knightmare, without mentioning both together. It's a flattering assumption, showing that Knightmare's pop culture status should not be underestimated.
 
While London will have Tom Bell's Lord Fear in June, Norwich will have the original this month. Next weekend brings us the Knightmare Convention with Mark Knight's villainous alter ego hosting Late Night with Lord Fear followed by Lord Fear's Midnight Hunt. The goblins are in for a lot of fodder.
 
He did say he'd be back ("bigger, bolder, badder and better equipped" - Series 6). And it's safe to say - 'safe' being a relative term where evil-eyed fireball-throwing maniacs are concerned - that Lord Fear is not just back for a short spell. He's back for bad.

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