Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 32: Listener’s Choice: Mortal Sins Part 2: The Commentary

March 27, 2017
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One of the things that Kevin and Norm love most about having created the Blood of Kings Podcast, is the growth of the amazing HIGHLANDER Fan Community on Facebook and Social Media. Fan interaction is incredibly important to promoting new discussions in all aspects of the Highlander universe. One fan in particular, Vince Stefanelli, inspired Kevin and Norm to take a deeper look into one off Vincent’s favorite episodes: Season 3’s Mortal Sins.

This episode of Blood of Kings continues Kevin and Norm's deep dive study on Mortal Sins with an in-depth commentary and insight in real-time as the episode unfolds. Throughout the commentary of this episode, Kevin and Norm can easily see why Vince Stefanelli chose this as one of his favorites.

This episode combines a great many aspects of what makes for a quality Highlander episode; especially the MORAL question and dilemma plaguing and haunting Father Bernard.

This episode also sheds a very pointed light on whether or not Immortals can indeed find happiness in a normal life whilst fighting for their own survival within “The Game”.

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast KINGMAKERS Episode 3: John Mosby and Carmel Macpherson

March 18, 2017
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In early December 2016, a very powerful teaser image was released to the Highlander fan public on Facebook; multiple copies of the word “Gather” in a circular “ring”. Needless to say, the Highlander community’s interest was instantly piqued! Shortly after…the HLWW or Highlander WorldWide logo appeared in the center of that “ring” of “Gather” - or GATHERING - and accompanied by the phrase “Twenty-Five Years Can Seem Like A Lifetime” - the teaser began to make sense.

Finally, the plans of the 25th Anniversary Highlander Convention were announced and a surge of Quickening level energy cascaded throughout the fanbase and across all of social media. Details were somewhat limited due to all of the hard work that was being invested behind the scenes.

On this very special episode of KINGMAKERS on Blood of Kings, we are so incredibly honored and privileged to have on both John Mosby, author of FEARFUL SYMMETRY: The Essential Guide to All Things Highlander and Carmel Macpherson, PRESIDENT of Highlander Worldwide to discuss the most current developments for the Highlander 25th Anniversary Convention! Joined by your FPN co-hosts, Kevin, Kyle and Norm, John and Carmel discuss how this convention started to take shape, what has been set in the planning stages, many of the “hopes” for the convention and discuss the “WHY NOW?” about producing this con on the 25th anniversary of the television series.

PLEASE NOTE: As of the release date of this podcast - March 18th, 2017 - only ADRIAN Paul, ELIZABETH Gracen, DAVID Abramowitz, JIM Byrnes and F BRAUN McAsh have been confirmed. During the course of the show, many wishlist names are mentioned but only THESE five celebrities have been CONFIRMED. More details will come as the planning stages continue. John and Carmel are hard at work behind the scenes trying to make sure the guest list is robust and an incredible opportunity for all of the fans.

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 31: Listener’s Choice: Mortal Sins Part 1: A Retrospective

March 15, 2017
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One of the things that Kevin and Norm love most about having created the Blood of Kings Podcast, is the growth of the amazing HIGHLANDER Fan Community on Facebook and Social Media. Fan interaction is incredibly important to promoting new discussions in all aspects of the Highlander universe. One fan in particular, Vince Stefanelli, inspired Kevin and Norm to take a deeper look into one off Vincent’s favorite episodes: Season 3’s Mortal Sins.

After reviewing this episode, Kevin and Norm can easily see why Vince Stefanelli chose this as one of his favorites. This episode combines a great many aspects of what makes for a quality Highlander episode; especially the MORAL question and dilemma plaguing and haunting Father Bernard.

This episode also sheds a very pointed light on whether or not Immortals can indeed find happiness in a normal life whilst fighting for their own survival within “The Game”.

Please join Kevin and Norm as they dive deeply into Mortal Sins, and as they also discuss a milestone in the Blood of Kings community, announce The Raven contest winner and continue the academic pursuit of whether or not Nakano was a true Sorcerer or was he just an “illusionist”. Enjoy!

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Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701

Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix

Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 30: Highlander: The IDW American Dream #1

March 8, 2017
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Highlander…the cult classic fantasy film from 1986 returns to the pop culture spotlight in a new comic book series from IDW Publishing. Highlander: The American Dream was first teased to the world of fandom in November of 2016 that sent "quickening level" shockwaves through the Highlander fan community as we were presented with the possibility of an actual PREQUEL to the events that led up to The Gathering in 1985.

Released on February 22nd, 2017...Highlander: The American Dream #1 reunites us with many familiar characters from the original 1986 feature film; including most importantly both Connor MacLeod and Rachel Ellenstein. However, this time we are re-introduced to a character who in the 1986 movie was only featured by way of mugshot and a police report. Osta Vaslek was one of the final six and a character, who until now, was shrouded in mystery.

Please join Kevin, Norm and our resident comic book aficionado and Blood of Kings editor Mike Sellers as they delve deeply into a SPOILER HEAVY review of this comic book; the first in a series of stories set in Connor’s recent past. As with all extensions of the Highlander lore - your Blood of Kings team did their homework, discovered many interesting aspects of the story and stumbled upon a few narrative choices that still make Norm go “Hmmmm…” Enjoy!

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Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 29: The RULES of the GAME

March 1, 2017
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“Why does the sun come up? Or are the stars just pin holes in the curtain of night...who knows? What I do know is that because you were born different, men will fear you... try to drive you away...like the people of your village. You must learn to conceal your special gift and harness it until the time of The Gathering. When only a few of us are left, we will feel an irresistible pull towards a far away land... to fight for The Prize. We must fight until only one remains. You are safe only on Holy Ground. None of us will violate that rule. It's tradition.”

- Juan Sanchez Villa Lobos Ramirez to Connor MacLeod circa 1541

One of the most important (yet inconsistent) elements in the history of the Highlander franchise is understanding the RULES of the Immortal Game. Why can there be only ONE? What if the last two who remain no longer want the ultimate prize? Why can some Immortals like Kane choose to ignore the “tradition” of Holy Ground, when even the most ruthless of Immortals like the Kurgan do not? When did challenge by way of single combat become an established rule of The Game? Who enforces these rules and what are the penalties of ignoring them - especially Holy Ground?

Join Kevin and Norm as they try to make sense of a very convoluted topic with the help and feedback from members of the Blood of Kings Facebook page. As difficult as it was trying to make sense of the Rules...one thing is for certain: In the end, there can be only FUN!!! Enjoy.

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Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701

Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix

Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL