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Unintended Knightmare references on TV

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:47 pm
by JamesA
Upon watching Power Rangers SPD this morning (don't ask!) one of the enemies in the show was someone called Morgana.

Not exactly spelled as we know it, but pronounciation-wise it's spot on.

Here's a bit more info:

Re:Unintended KM References

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:23 am
by Drassil
Ironlord wrote:
Drassil wrote: Dragonheart II: A New Beginning was on TV yesterday. It features dragons, a boy who wants to gain access to a dungeon so he can retrieve a sword and become a knight, a character from China, a character named Osric with a connection to the last dragon (the sixth Knightmare book has this too), and John Woodnutt wearing a habit.
Made in 2000. So, I wonder where they could have picked their ideas from?
The idea for the title was probably taken from a film made a few years earlier, named Dragonheart. ;) As for the rest, maybe John Woodnutt suggested it in place of what he read when shown the original script.
BillyH wrote: I saw a bit of it, but only the last few minutes.

That's the last thing John Woodnutt filmed before his sad death, I believe.
His scenes are within the first 20 minutes or so. Poignantly, his character (Friar Peter) dies in his sleep, off-screen.

On Thursday night, Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire was shown on BBC1. During the episode, an army was told there was "no turning back". There was a Roman Senator named Festus: he was not told to "shut up", though the phrase was used a couple of times. The episode also featured Goth(s).

I read recently that an actor named Matthew Wolfenden is joining the cast of ITV1's Emmerdale. I had no idea it existed as a surname. This means yet another addition to the list of KM locations that could have been named after someone.

Re:Unintended KM References

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:14 pm
by Drassil
During a recent episode of Torchwood, one of the characters talked about the origins of the word 'nightmare'.

Torchwood and Knightmare both shared equal 'billing' on the cover of SFX magazine earlier this year (see this thread for details). Both series have a character named Owen; and it's perhaps ironic that although Torchwood is set in Wales, it's the Owen in Knightmare that has a Welsh accent.

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:04 am
by Canadanne
Did anyone else see last week's episode of 'House'? I just watched it this evening, and laughed out loud when they discovered the patient had been eating several cans of tuna every day (leading them to suspect mercury poisoning). Reminded me so much of Lord Fear saying to Lissard "Still doing 3lbs of tuna a day, are you? Mm? Nasty habit, that - it'll be the death of you, you mark my words!"

Also whilst out on a walk the other day, I had to jump across a large gap between edging stones to get across a flooded path, and I felt just like a dungeoneer on the Play Your Cards Right ledge...

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:17 pm
by JamesA
Last night on Channel 4 marked the beginning of a new series called The Morgana Show.

Whilst its spelt completely different to the Morgahanna we all know, the person mentioned above is in fact an impressionist, so one is trying to imagine her recreations of sending a magical axe to chase a dungeoneer to their doom off a thin ledge, or quite simply blasting a couple of bolts to a dungeoneer's head in the closing stages of their quest....

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:52 pm
by Drassil
On Arena: Rolf Harris Paints His Dream on BBC2 last night, the legend discussed (1:08) how the new Controller of ITV's children's programmes axed Rolf's Cartoon Club with merciless words, leaving him deeply depressed and writing 59-page letters at 4am. It seems he was referring to Dawn Airey, who we know played a part in the end of Knightmare too. Rolf was saved by Animal Hospital.

I can't have been the only one to think of Aesandre when the cold and snow hit the UK recently. And more lately it's descended upon Mark Knight in Villa Del Fear. I mean, Philadelphia.

The boys' choral group Libera have revealed that to prepare for their changes of position between songs when the lights are down, they practise with blindfolds! At the end of concerts, they wave goodbye to the audience before walking out of view.

When I saw the film Stardust a while ago, a few aspects served as unintended KM references:

- The use of music also featured in MTV's surprisingly adult Knightmare The Game.

- The title, which was also a Series 3 clue obect.

- A teleportation device known as a Babylon Candle, surely referring to this poem, as KM novella The Forbidden Gate does.

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:03 pm
by Pooka
There's a recurring character in the popular children's BBC sitcom Aquila called Dunstan. That's the only place I've ever heard that name outside Knightmare.

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:37 pm
by Canadanne
A murder victim in Law & Order: UK was called David Lerner - it was very odd to hear that name repeatedly mentioned in such a context!

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:15 pm
by Canadanne
Canadanne wrote:A murder victim in Law & Order: UK was called David Lerner - it was very odd to hear that name repeatedly mentioned in such a context!
And in the latest episode, they had to find out the name of a club whose abbreviation was KAC!

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:08 pm
by Drassil
In a recent episode of CSI, one character received a card apparently from someone called David Campbell, whom she believed to have died some twenty years earlier.

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:56 pm
by Fidjit
McGrew must have finally got the swine then! ;D

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:41 am
by Drassil
I was actually reminded of the full name of the first casualty of the Dungeon. As for McGrew, he's probably moved on to the Baxters by now.

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:49 pm
by HStorm
I'm watching an episode of 'Allo Allo on Gold, and Herr Flick and von Schmallhausen are visiting a monastery that bears an uncanny resemblance to the Castle of Doom. Now why would that be...?

(ETA: Episode is called Eloping To England.)

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:12 pm
by Canadanne
Drassil wrote:If only the actor/stuntman who appeared in the Knightmare pilot had been called Richard Bonecarpark rather than Richard Bonehill then we'd have another unintended Knightmare reference for the annals now. ;)
I was vaguely reminded of Knightmare during the part of the documentary where they added the eyeballs to the skull for the facial reconstruction - it was like seeing the life force animation in reverse. *g*

Re: Unintended Knightmare references on TV

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:02 pm
by Drassil
A long time ago (2003) in a thread far, far away (not actually all that far away), I wrote:...The Francis Urquhart trilogy.

Dungeoneer: Are you Hordriss?
Hordriss: You may think that; one couldn't possibly comment.
The original House of Cards TV series was repeated on Drama last weekend. The lead character's distinctive habit of continually breaking the fourth wall and addressing the audience was a strong reminder of Knightmare.