CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Wizards and Warriors

Debuting in 1983 and running for eight episodes (of which three episodes were directed by Bill Bixby), Wizards and Warriors, was a fantasy show which focused on two neighbouring kingdoms whose crown princes regularly battle each other. On the side of good is Prince Erik Greystone (Jeff Conaway). Greystone is engaged to the Princess Ariel (Julia Duffy). On the evil side is Prince Dirk Blackpool (Duncan Regehr).

In the first episode, “The Unicorn of Death,” it is Princess Ariel’s birthday and all the kingdom is celebrating. But the evil Wizard Vector (Clive Revill) suggests a plot to Prince Dirk Blackpool to use Ariel’s birthday to gain a final victory in their war against Ariel’s father King Baaldorf (Thomas Hill).

Episodes two and three and a two-parter known as “The Kidnap.” It tells the early days of the war as Prince Erik Greystone arrives in Baaldorf to meet his promised bride, Princess Ariel. Meanwhile Prince Dirk Blackpool plots with the Witch Bethel to steal an item of great power. Later Greystone and his vassal Marko attempt to rescue the kidnapped Princess Ariel from Prince Dirk Blackpool and the Wizard Vector (Walter Olkewicz).

Further adventures include Night of Terror where Prince Erik and Princess Ariel are trapped in a haunted castle. Prince Dirk and the Wizard Vector engage in a game for a prize of power; Skies of Death where the Wizard Vector and Prince Dirk Blackpool develop a powerful new weapon which threatens the kingdom of Baaldorf and which Prince Erik Greystone and Marko must find a way to defeat; and The Caverns of Chaos which begins when Prince Erik’s father is infected with a deadly disease Erik meaning that Erik must enter the Caverns of Chaos to find the cure. There he discovers Prince Dirk who is also searching for the cure. The Witch Bethel schemes for another way to get a throne.

In The Dungeon of Death, Marko is captured along with information crucial to the war. Prince Erik with the aid of his brother Prince Justin and a band of mercenaries must get into the dungeon of Castle Blackpool to retrieve them both. Then in the final episode, Vulkar’s Revenge, we find everybody trapped together in Castle Baaldorf by the Rains of Death, friend and foe must form an alliance to defend against Vulkar returned from the dead and out for revenge!

 

Related Posts
Worzel Gummidge: Saucy Nancy

Mackenzie Crook returns in a new episode of his interpretation of Barbara Euphan Todd's Worzel Gummidge. Crook already has two episodes under his belt which debuted last Christmas- The Scarecrow Read more

Wildside (1985)

Created by Tom Greene, Wildside debuted on March 21st 1985 and ran for six episodes. The show starred William Smith, J. Eddie Peck, Howard Rollins, Sandy McPeak, Terry Funk, John D'Aquino, Read more

Unsub

Running for eight episodes between February 3rd 1989 to April 14, 1989, Unsub came from the minds of David J. Burke, Stephen J. Cannell, and Stephen Kronish. It followed a special Read more

Tucker’s Witch

If you like Bewitched and early 80's detective dramas then Tucker's Witch was the show for you! Originally running for twelve episodes between October 6th 1982 to November 10th 1982. Read more

Tokyo Vampire Hotel

Tokyo Vampire Hotel is a 2017 Japanese nine-part horror television miniseries directed by Sion Sono. The series follows a young girl named Manami (Ami Tomite) who is targeted by the Read more

Timewasters

Debuting on October 9th 2017, Timewasters was created by Daniel Lawrence Taylor and starred Taylor alongside Kadiff Kirwan, Adelayo Adedayo, and Samson Kayo as a struggling four-piece South London jazz Read more

Time Taxi

Edawakare (Yutaka Takenouchi) is the driver of the Time Taxi which debuted in October 2014. It ran for ten episodes. The Time Taxi is a special vechicle that can transport Read more

The Vanishing Legion

Directed by Ford Bebe and B. Reeves Eason, The Vanishing Legion was an American Pre-Code Mascot film serial that was first shown in 1931. It consisted of 12 Chapters eavh Read more

The Renegades (1983)

Created by Lawrence Gordon and Rick Husky, The Renegades ran for six episodes starting in March 1983. It aimed to combine The Warriors/Wanderes gang vibe with a Police drama (in Read more

The Lost City

Written by Sherman S. Krellberg and directed by Harry Revier, The Lost City is an independent science fiction film serial created and produced in 1935. It consisted of twelve chapters. Read more

The Hurricane Express

Directed by Armand Schaeffer and J.P. McGowan, The Hurricane Express was an American Pre-Code Mascot Pictures film serial than consisted of tweleve chapters. As the show begins we learn that the Read more

The Gentle Touch

Created by Terence Feeley, The Gentle Touch was the first police series to show a woman at Detective Inspector level, it starred Jill Gascoine as Maggie Forbes – a tough but Read more

The Boys (Season 1)

The Boys is Amazon Prime’s newest addition to the seemingly endless slew of cape fuelled media flooding our media feeds. Granted, this onslaught of comic book adaptations has been slowed Read more

Sword of Justice

Written by Christopher Crowe, Michael Gleason, and Glen A. Larson, Sword of Justice debuted in America on September 10th 1978 and ran for nine episodes (epsiodes nine and ten were Read more

Stingray

Running for 39 episodes from October 4th 1964 to June 27th 1965, Stingray  was created Gerry and Sylvia Anderson (Thunderbirds, Space: 1999) and filmed using their classic SUPERMARIONATION technique. The Read more

Sanctuary

Created by Damian Kindler, Sanctuary debuted in October 2008 and ran for four seasons (59 episodes). The show initially began as an 8 episode webseries that was soon picked up Read more

Ragdolly Anna

Ragdolly Anna was a British children's television series made its debut in July 1982. It ran for three series (30 episodes) until July 1987. It was based on the book Read more

Preview- Wacko (Bluray)

A raucous parody of horror films and teen sex comedies, predating the Scary Movie franchise by nearly two decades, director Greydon Clark’s Wacko features a mind blowing ensemble cast including Read more

Pettonton

Pettonton created by Shotaro Ishinomori and produced by Toei. It ran for 46 episodes between October 1983 and August 1984. Pettonton is a green mysterious space alien, discarded on Earth by an UFO Read more

Outlaws

Created by Nicholas J. Corea, Outlaws debuted on December 28th 1986 and blended westerns, detective stories and time travel. It ran for twelve episodes. The show followed the adventures of Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014. Some would describe him as a teacher, writer, dream weaver, and visionary... some would not...

%d bloggers like this: