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Old March 3 2013, 03:38 AM   #31
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Re: Anyone Like the "Inaccurate" Book Cover art from the 1980's?

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Who's sword was the sword in the stone?
It was Arthur's sword before Excalibur was. Arthur pulled one sword from the stone to earn his kingship, then later it (or whatever other sword he used at the time) got broken in battle, and the Lady of the Lake gave him Excalibur as a replacement.
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Old March 3 2013, 05:37 AM   #32
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It was Arthur's sword before Excalibur was. Arthur pulled one sword from the stone to earn his kingship.
Wait, he didn't become king because some watery tart threw a sword at him?
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Old March 3 2013, 06:06 AM   #33
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Re: Anyone Like the "Inaccurate" Book Cover art from the 1980's?

I was honestly always unsure if the sword was supposed to be a symbolic thing, or an inaccurate representation of Calhoun's sword. After reading through the thread I'm starting to think that symbolic does seem more likely.
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Old March 3 2013, 12:08 PM   #34
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I always thought symbolic. Unless Calhoun likes to take photos of it (and more recently, his comm badge) in obscure locations around the galaxy. For his Spacebook page
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Who's sword was the sword in the stone?
It was Arthur's sword before Excalibur was. Arthur pulled one sword from the stone to earn his kingship, then later it (or whatever other sword he used at the time) got broken in battle, and the Lady of the Lake gave him Excalibur as a replacement.
Interesting. I'm not immensely familiar with the details of Authurian legend and its been quite a while since I've seen Excalibur.
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Old March 3 2013, 02:48 PM   #36
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^I believe the film Excalibur is one of the modern works that treats the two swords as the same one.
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Old March 3 2013, 03:13 PM   #37
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I have to ask: Aren't most Trek covers symbolic? Unless people's heads are often literally floating amidst nebulae and starscapes?
With the magic of the holodeck, anything is possible!
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^I believe the film Excalibur is one of the modern works that treats the two swords as the same one.
Ahhh. Since that is my main exposure to the legend, that must be why I never knew there were versions with two separate swords.
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Old March 5 2013, 02:15 AM   #39
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Didn't we see floating heads on the holodeck in that one TNG Season 4 episode?

Anyway, probably my favorite cover from the 80's would have to be the one for Masks. The light-blue just makes it stand out from the others.
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