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Thousands of stars...
(or The RH-Files)
Looks like the writers gave in to the science fiction series trend and put an alien in the series just to see what would happen. Witches, sorcerers, and magic I will buy, but you're heading for a fall from the dangerous precipice over the treacherous ocean of Too Far if you introduce extraterrestrials into Medevial England. However it appears that Marion is playing the excitable "Agent Mulder" part, and Robin is the skeptical "Agent Scully" in this particular X-File.
Tuck is asked to make a toast. He does: "To the Bride and Groom!" What, no worldy wisdom?
Not even a blessing? That's the last time we ask him to make a toast!
GOODNIGHT, SWEET PRINCE:
Remember when I said that you never see Prince John with Lady Claudia and Barclay in the same episode? Now you get Lady Claudia and Barclay, but no Prince John!
He must have slept through the episode.
BLONDS HAVE MORE FUN:
That's Anna Galvin in a blond wig and glam makeup playing the Seeress! It looks like
she had a lot of fun with this quick little scene.
BILLYUNS AND BILLYUNS:
Marion meditating on the existance of life elsewhere in the universe sounds like she's
reading from Carl Sagan. Maybe Stephen Hawking was one of her decendants?
Recognize the scruffy, handlebar-mustachioed soldier with Barclay at the crash site? It's Adam
Carpenter, one of Robin's friends!
YA SAY YA WANT A REVOLUTION:
I know at this point in history they still believed the Earth was flat, but hadn't
someone figured out a better cover story for the changing of the seasons and night and day? C'mon! Even a kindergartener could see the holes in Tuck's theories.
STANDING IN THE HALLWAY:
Barclay is standing in the corridor practising his lies. Don't the directors give the
actors time to do that off the set?
Robin- "M'Lady, take off your skirt."
First he mysteriously retrieves a purse from a Lady's bodice, and now he wants this one to strip? Methinks he's in this for something other than the gold.
DRAGGIN' FROM THE SKY:
Oh look what the cat dragged in. It's a guy with split pea soup spilled all over him, and
a few fish fins thrown in. Talk about Low Budget!
SERMON ON THE MOUNTAIN:
Sam- "You will take me to that mountain." Correct me if I'm wrong, but I see several mountains in the distance. Could you be more specific?
MAN'S SEARCH FOR SELF:
The Dragonslayer is played by none other than the Dragon himself!! At least he knows
where to look.
WHAT'S IN A NAME:
How threatening can an alien be when you call him Sam? Not very.
Barclay should have known this was rough place when he saw Lana and her gang hangs out here. It's nice to know she wasn't killed in Game of Death.
Sam's helmet looks like it's made of bubble wrap.
SO THAT'S WHERE THAT CAME FROM!:
Sam is a cartographer ? So that's why Tuck gave that little lecture
on the cartographer in the first ep! However, it took them so long to justify that speech that everyone has forgotten it by now.
Sam says he needs the element to run his system. Which one do you think he uses? Windows
98 or Mac OS 8.5? Knowing the quality on this show, it's probably a TSR-80.
IN THE MOOD:
Little John- "I'm in a mood to catch me a dragon today!" You won't be catching him if you're riding that saw horse, buddy.
Sam arranges a mass of flowers around Marion and she sleeps through it, until he places the last one. I can't sleep if someone is watching TV downstairs, and she can sleep through that?
Hey, Robin, that's a riding horse, not a vaulting horse. You can mount the horse using the stirrups, ya know.
Sam says the last planet he visited had red grass. I don't have the heart to tell him it was supposed to be violet, but someone forgot to water it.
The log trap swings forward, then back to it's ready position, but where does it go from there? It should have kept swinging back and forth until it lost it's momentum, but you don't see it again.
Robin and Marion are riding the sawhorses again, and Robin is really overdoing the bobbing/riding effect. I am getting tired of the sawhorse gimmick, because it looks tacky.
Marion falls, and Sam helps her up the mountain. Robin looks jealous. I don't see why he should be
jealous, I didn't see him help Marion when she fell. I didn't see him tie his own rope to the arrow either.
ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR ROBIN:
If the element Sam needs is harmful to Robin and Marion, then why isn't it
dangerous to them when he brings it out of the cave with him?
The soldier Robin chokes with his bowstring was in furry civilian clothes a moment ago.
Now Robin is fighting Adam Carpenter turned soldier.
See what happens when you turn on Robin Hood?
This is the first time that Sam has met himself. And he does not look impressed.
Look who comes riding to the rescue: it's Little John's Little Stuntguy!
SHERWOOD, THE FINAL FRONTIER:
Marion- "... Having adventures, exploring new worlds..." And boldly going
where no one has gone before? Hey, Sam is moving to Star Trek!
MAPS OF THE STARS HOMES:
If Tuck has only mapped the forest, how does he recognize that the planet in his box
is Earth? Most of the world wasn't discovered (by Europeans anyway) at this time; at the most he'd recognize England, Ireland, and half of Europe.
Robin- "If he could have taken you, would you have gone?"
Marion- "Maybe, maybe not." I am still waiting for Robin to kiss her and make her glad she stayed!
This episode had so many burdens to bear: Sam's makeup; the juxtaposition of the scifi theme over
Plantagenet England; those darned sawhorses. But it still had a few moments of near-glory