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  • 6 years ago

On this week's episode, Tom rolls out a staple of fantasy cinema - the George Lucas-produced, Ron Howard-directed Willow (1988), about a young Hobbit-like fellow named Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) who undertakes a task to escort a baby of prophesied birth to her destiny and end the rule of a wicked queen. He's aided by the likes of roguish swordsman Mad Mardigan (Val Kilmer) and a host of fairies, sword-maidens, wizards and the like as Lucas and Co. combine elements from every myth and fable ever told alongside some pioneering visual effects. We get a bonus female perspective on this episode from guest star Elaine, which includes eye-opening discoveries about the dangers of Ron Howard Syndrome, we try to gain an understanding of overly-complicated fantasy fiction terms, and we try to coin a new phrase - the "honk-shake".