[MR] TV Coverage
Velsthe1 at aol.com
Velsthe1 at aol.com
Mon Jun 4 23:31:47 PDT 2001
There is one "commercial" for the SCA actually...
<Camera Pans across a lake, and settles on a family of ducks swimming. Vivaldi's(?) Four Seasons [Spring] plays softly.>
<In Modern Cursive: 'A walk in the country...' scrolls onto the bottom of the screen in white letters>
Announcer: Ahhh, Virginia. But this is no ordinary walk through the countryside.
<Cue "The Lone Ranger Theme">
A column of armored fighters come charging down a woodland path, brandishing rattan swords. One carries much aloft a banner as they run.
A view of single combat between two 'unarmored fighters'
Full melee on a field, the crash of swords on shields, cries of glory and death.
An archer puts a second arrow into the center of a hay-bail mounted round target.
Sans helmet and guantlets, a grizzled and tired heav fighter takes a rest in the shade of a tree.
A giant is legged by a much shorter opponent.
A mustachioed marshall wearing a large brimmed brown hat stands to the side of an advancing shieldwall, on a black and yellow striped staff he leans.
Two large (okay about 20 fighters each) units collide and spears reach forth to claim the first of the ravens' feast that day.
Camera returns to the family of ducks, with the Pastoral of Vivaldi's Spring playing softly. "A walk in the country..." appears again. Below in a similar hand "Brought to you by the Society for Creative Anachronism"
All this in about 45 seconds, shortly less time than it takes to prep a vcr when sitting 10 feet from it. But I believe a copy may be availible from AFRTS/AFN (Armed Forces Radio Telvision Services/Armed Forces Network), as it airs several times a month on that network. Ask your friends who are Mundanely Military who've been overseas in the past few years.
According to the Announcer, it was filmed here abouts. I seem to remember, and have recognized, the tabard of the tired fighter seen resting in the shade.
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