Excalibur is not a thing, something you can hold in your hand.
Excalibur is the good in you.
The power to do good, to stand up for what's right, to slay dragons, to capture bank robbers.
You always carry Excalibur in your heart.

Robert Tinnell, Kids of the Round Table (1995)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lee on Prince Valiant (1954)

With apologies for the multiple cross-postings:

Lee, Peter W. “Red Days, Black Knights: Medieval-themed Comic Books in American Containment Culture.”Corporate Medievalism II. Ed. Karl Fugelso. Studies in Medievalism 22. Cambridge, Eng.: D. S. Brewer-Boydell & Brewer, 2013. 181-200. Print.

Monday, June 24, 2013

New Site Name

As the Are You from Camelot? collection moves forward, I'm beginning to think ahead to larger concerns about the state of scholarship on Arthurian-themed films, television productions, and electronic games (as well as our association with our sponsor and our niche in Arthurian Studies). As a result, I am pleased to announce the renaming of this blog to The Matter of Britain on Screen as the first step in this direction. I hope that you continue to find the site of service to you.

Michael Torregrossa
Co-founder, The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

Friday, June 14, 2013

Merlin on Video

A quick post to catch up to date. The popular series Merlin finished its five-year run earlier this year. The complete series is now available to own on DVD, Blu-Ray, and instant video. The following images are the front and back covers of the DVD release. I assume the Blu-Ray includes the same extras.