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    He Who Burns At The Center Of Time The_Carpenter's Avatar
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    Default Merlin (BBC version) Spoilers abound

    Did anyone watch this on Saturday night? (BBC1)



    A bit slow IMO.. but it was a first episode and these kind of things take a while to get into gear, none the less I thought it was pretty good and has the potential to become really something
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    I missed it unfortunately. I want to try and catch it at some point though.
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    I saw bits of it looking over my shoulder while I was on the comp, and it looked not bad. P-90_177, it should be available to watch through BBC's iPlayer. I'm going to try and catch the full ep this week before it expires.
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    I quite enjoyed it, even though I couldn't help but think of SG-1's The Quest when I saw the cave / dragon set up!


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    Colin Morgan was wonderful. The rest, unfortunately, was bloody awful.
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    Absolutely awful. Even worse than Robin Hood.

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    Wait! It's started? Bugger, I was going to watch that. Does anyone think it's worth taking time out to watch it on the iPlayer?

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    I like it
    you need some regular BBC cheese be is docter who, robin hood or this
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    i just watched this..............MEH

    it was alright, but it could have been alot better

    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen Serpent View Post
    I quite enjoyed it, even though I couldn't help but think of SG-1's The Quest when I saw the cave / dragon set up!

    i too thought of the quest when i saw the cave, maybe it was the same set
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Carpenter View Post
    Did anyone watch this on Saturday night? (BBC1)



    A bit slow IMO.. but it was a first episode and these kind of things take a while to get into gear, none the less I thought it was pretty good and has the potential to become really something
    I watched the first episode and
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    it was even more boring than Robin Hood, i will not be watching the second episode


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    I missed it unfortunately. I want to try and catch it at some point though.
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    Have you watched Merlin? It's a new british show. I watched the first episode and it was really good. The camera and style look similar to Xena and not wery proffesionally done but the story was fresh and unusual.

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    Default BBC's Merlin Similar to Stargate!

    Not sure if other countries get the programme but in the UK there is a series on BBC One - Merlin.
    I was watching last weeks episode (The Gates of Avalon) and noticed that it had some things very similar to stargate -

    1. Reference to Avalon
    2. Staff very similar to an Ori Staff
    3. People trying to 'ascend' to a life of immortality

    This might be because both sg1 (season 9 and 10) and Merlin both draw from the legend of King Arthur and Merlin - Does that mean both production designers got the design for the staff weapon from a real source?

    Has anyone else noticed the similarities to stargate?
    Are the makers fans of Stargate?
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    Default Re: BBC's Merlin Similar to Stargate!

    Glowing staffs are pretty much a staple in all magical mythology and legends, and immortality too.

    And they're going to be the same because, as you said, they both draw upon Athurian Mythology. It's like comparing early SG-1 to a show based on the Egyptian Dieties.

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    Default Re: BBC's Merlin Similar to Stargate!

    Quote Originally Posted by carrollwoman View Post
    Not sure if other countries get the programme but in the UK there is a series on BBC One - Merlin.
    I was watching last weeks episode (The Gates of Avalon) and noticed that it had some things very similar to stargate -

    1. Reference to Avalon
    2. Staff very similar to an Ori Staff
    3. People trying to 'ascend' to a life of immortality

    This might be because both sg1 (season 9 and 10) and Merlin both draw from the legend of King Arthur and Merlin - Does that mean both production designers got the design for the staff weapon from a real source?

    Has anyone else noticed the similarities to stargate?
    Are the makers fans of Stargate?
    If anything, I'd say Stargate was similar to Merlin. Bare in mind that the fictional era used by both shows stems from and is indeed based on Arthurian mythology. I don't find it surprising that themes such as magic and quests of immortality, particularly where Avalon is concerened are mirrored in both.

    Only the staff used by that individual strikes me as a coincidence, so in that lone area I wonder if there could be any winking going on. But then, just take a look at the staffs in Lord of The Rings... it's not an original design, and can probably be traced to real historical artifacts.


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    Default Re: BBC's Merlin Similar to Stargate!

    I watched about 15 minutes of it, and I'll never go back to find out. I wish the BBC would stop trying to punch above their weight, what they come up with is just embarrassing, Robin Hood was bad but this is something else...

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    Default Re: BBC's Merlin Similar to Stargate!

    Quote Originally Posted by jenks View Post
    I watched about 15 minutes of it, and I'll never go back to find out. I wish the BBC would stop trying to punch above their weight, what they come up with is just embarrassing, Robin Hood was bad but this is something else...
    Robin Hood WAS indeed bad, but I'm really enjoying Merlin.


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    Default Re: BBC's Merlin Similar to Stargate!

    it's quite good. Much more better than that awful movie where Merlin was some sort of a forest half-naked wierdo

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