Blood of Kings 51: The American Dream: The Full Retrospective

September 18, 2017
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On Blood of Kings Episode 30...Kevin, Norm and Mike reviewed the very first issue of the highly anticipated comic book series...Highlander: The American Dream from IDW comics and  an actual PREQUEL to the events that led up to The Gathering in 1985. Released on February 22nd, 2017...Highlander: The American Dream #1 reunited us with many familiar characters from the original 1986 feature film.

On this very special episode of Blood of Kings - Kevin and our very special guests - Kyle Wagner (co-founder of the Fandom Podcast Network), and Mike Sellers (the Immortal Cimoli himself!) take a very in-depth look at the ENTIRE five issue run of Highlander: The American Dream. With three different readers, come three different viewpoints of how this particular comic series affected our very beloved 30 year old movie franchise. 

 
Please note that this is a VERY SPOILER HEAVY review of this series!!! 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 led for some very interesting discussions! And as always, we would LOVE to hear YOUR take on this comic book series and perhaps even read your comments on the air in an upcoming episode of Blood of Kings!
 
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 50: Norm’s BRAW Trip to SCOTLAND!

September 5, 2017
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast
Episode 50: Norm’s BRAW Trip to SCOTLAND!
 
Kevin and Norm have reached EPISODE 50! FIFTY!! FIVE-OH!!! And...they have decided to celebrate with a SUPER-DUPER-SIZED feature interview covering Blood of Kings co-host Norman C. Lao’s BRAW trip to Scotland. Kevin began this trend…traveling to the Highlands and visiting so many special shooting locations in Scotland and we covered his trips in detail on Blood of Kings Episodes 7 and 8.
 
Now it is Norman’s turn to recount his (and Carol’s) tales of touring the magical country of Scotland. In his own personal words Norm summarized his feelings thusly, “This was the TRIP OF A LIFETIME! I am so humbled and grateful that I had the opportunity to visit Scotland and especially many of the places that are dear to my heart. This has been such a blessing and a gift and I owe so much of this trip to my lovely Carol who planned and organized a TON in preparation for this trip. The people are amazing, the food is incredible, the WHISKY of course is beyond amazing and plentiful...
 
...but it's the HISTORY that is just beyond words. This country has been wracked with war and strife and conflict and so much of that amidst all this natural beauty and wilderness is just an irony that only can be felt when you close your eyes and reach out with your senses...haunting...and beautiful at the same time. Thank you Scotland for sharing your soul with me. I look forward to seeing you again soon.”
 
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast KINGMAKERS Episode 4: THE GATHERING CONVENTION QUICKENING LEVEL UPDATE!!!

August 28, 2017
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On this very special episode of KINGMAKERS on Blood of Kings, we are so incredibly honored and privileged to have on ONCE AGAIN, 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!
 
On March 18th, your Blood of Kings team along with John and Carmel covered the very first few details about the Highlander Worldwide Convention on KINGMAKERS Episode 3. This epic convention entitled THE GATHERING will be held on October 20-22nd at the CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL right next to the Los Angeles Airport.
 
But NOW…nearly 6 months later…John and Carmel share with us so many incredible details which include so many guest updates, event updates and more. Please visit the Highlander Worldwide Website at http://www.highlanderworldwide.com/gathering-convention/
 
This is shaping up to be the BEST HIGHLANDER CONVENTION quite possible of all time. You will not want to miss it. And as always, your BLOOD OF KINGS TEAM will be covering and sharing all of the details with you every step of the way!
 
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 49: CIMOLI’S CHOICE: Take Back the Night Pt. 2 The Commentary

August 15, 2017
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Please join Mike "CIMOLI" Sellers and Norm as they continue their "deep dive" study of TAKE BACK THE NIGHT with a full-length episode commentary. Once again, as many of the most powerful episodes do - Take Back the Night raises so many complicated and interesting points about how HIGHLANDER approaches the blessing or curse of Immortality.

Do you think MacLeod was being hypocritical towards Ceirdwyn bout "revenge solves nothing" - especially with all of the revenge he's exacted on HIS enemies. Or do you think Duncan is really starting to feel weight and guilt of all of those he has killed in his personal crusades?

In many ways, we felt that this episode was a spiritual predecessor to Season 5’s Forgive Us Our Trespasses as we continue to study Duncan’s lust for revenge after the aftermath of Culloden. What would Ceirdwyn have told Duncan in light of Stephen Keane’s damnation of Duncan’s crimes? Would SHE have turned his words back on him? Would she have been able to have bridged an easier peace between MacLeod and Keane?

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 48: CIMOLI’S CHOICE: Take Back the Night Pt. 1 The Retrospective

August 9, 2017
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On this very special CIMOLI’S CHOICE episode, we have the Blood of Kings editor extraordinaire Mike Sellers who was really excited to delve deeply into one of his favorite episodes of all time: Take Back the Night!
 
In his own words, “Not only am I a sword nut, but I'm a bit of a history buff. I didn't take classes in college, I went to art school. So any history knowledge I have picked up is from my own research. Give me swords, history and a strong female character and I'm all in.” 
 
One of the key elements in this episode is the aspect of “Mortal versus Immortal FRAILTY” and how Immortals DO have the ability to weigh and judge and continue their crusades over the generations, whilst mortals who share their lives amidst the game are always in harm’s way. Like Ingrid in The Valkyrie...DO Immortals have the right to become judge, jury and executioner because they have the ability to risk more to do so? More importantly...have the time to maintain and foster that ever-burning grudge spanning decades if not centuries?
 
Another reason why both Mike AND Norm love this episode is because of its close connection with Highlander: THE COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME where CEIRDWYN was one of the more interesting Immortal Personalities (or PERSONAS) to play as she relied heavily on the strength of her allies, much like she did in her episode Take Back the Night
 
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 47: HIGHLANDER ROCKS: QUEEN - A Kind of Magic

August 2, 2017
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QUEEN is one of the most signature Rock and Roll bands of ALL TIME and certainly the most ICONIC within the world of HIGHLANDER. From their signature bombastic opening title track "Princes of the Universe" in March of 1986, QUEEN cemented their sonic legacy amidst the lore and legend of Highlander decades over with that very same thematic title song anchoring the historic six season run of the television series. It is almost impossible and unfathomable to think of the Highlander universe without their music at the center and as the heart and soul of the franchise.
 
In early 1986, QUEEN recorded the album A KIND OF MAGIC, containing several reworkings of songs written for the fantasy action film Highlander and the close collaboration between QUEEN, Highlander director Russell Mulchaey and original score composer Michael Kamen fostered an incredibly creative environment producing one of the greatest UNOFFICIAL movie albums of all time!
 
Please join your co-hosts Kevin and Norm, along with their special guest and Highlander/80’s aficionado Erin Gill, as they usher in the very first HIGHLANDER ROCKS themed episode to Blood of Kings. Discover their love for QUEEN, the tracks that ALMOST made it into the album, and even your podcasters favorite tracks. And please forgive Norm for his singing because in Highlander…THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE…and that the ONE and ONLY...Freddy Mercury! Enjoy!!!
 
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Watcher Special Report: Assignment RANCHO INDALO!

July 27, 2017
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July 24th, 2017 was a pretty historic day. Kevin, fresh from a 16 hour flight from Australia, was whisked straight away from the hustle and bustle of the Los Angeles International airport, by his co-host Norm, so they could immediately embark on their incredibly important Watcher Field Assignment. Their adventures took them NORTH and deep into California Canyon Country all the way to one of the most beautiful areas that Kevin was visiting for the very FIRST time…RANCHO INDALO!!!
 
Yes, Blood of Kings fans…”THE” Rancho Indalo which is owned and operated by our very own beloved Highlander alumni Anthony DeLongis and his lovely wife Mary. Kevin and Norm had the great honor and opportunity to visit with Anthony, Mary and their doggies Rocky and Shadow…and their four horses!
 
Kevin and Norm had a fantastic time catching up with Anthony and mar and he let us know about a LOT of his upcoming events — which are listed below in the notes. We also talked a great deal about..well…you will just have to listen to find out! Also…pay REALLY CLOSE attention to a special story involving Ricardo (Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan) Montalban’s PANTS!
 
Please enjoy our “field report” podcast. We certainly enjoyed brining it to you! And...there's something truly, truly special at the end of the show so please enjoy the ENTIRE podcast LOL!
 
You will find Anthony DeLongis at these upcoming events!
 
COMBAT CON: Aug 10-13 Las Vegas at the FLAMINGO Hotel and Casino
Anthony will be teaching his MASTERING THE BULLWHIP, THE SUPERSONIC FLEXIBLE BLADE from 7:30 - 11:30 PM
 
POWER CON: Sept 9-10 Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach, Torrance CA
Anthony will be hosting a whip demonstration and a commentary for the 1987 MOTU Feature Film
 
HIGHLANDER Worldwide 25th Anniversary Convention “THE GATHERING
Crown Plaza Hotel October 20-22, 2017
Workshops TBD at this time.
 
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 46: BoK Fan Choice: THE VALKYRIE Part 2: The Commentary

July 26, 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. Listener and fan interaction is incredibly important to promoting new discussions in all aspects of the Highlander universe. One BOK fan in particular, SHAWN DEMPSEY, inspired Kevin and Norm to take a deeper look into one of his favorite episodes: Season 5’s THE VALKYRIE.
Please join Kevin and Norm as they continue their "deep dive" study of THE VALKYRIE with a full-length episode commentary. Also, please let us know what YOU think about Ingrid "choosing" to become the aspect of the Valkyrie from ancient legend; to be the judge, jury and executioner of those who are to be spared and those who are to be slain. Do Immortals have the right to "abuse" their gift and thus...shape the world of mortal men through the use of that power?

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 45: BoK Fan Choice: THE VALKYRIE Part 1: A Retrospective

July 18, 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. Listener and fan interaction is incredibly important to promoting new discussions in all aspects of the Highlander universe. One BOK fan in particular, SHAWN DEMPSEY, inspired Kevin and Norm to take a deeper look into one of his favorite episodes: Season 5’s THE VALKYRIE.
 
Shawn wrote to Blood of Kings and stated, "I like the episode THE VALKYRIE because I think it is one of the best written Highlander episodes. There are so many layers to this story. It plays on the old WHAT IF game: If you could go back in time and kill Hitler, would you? But in this case, if you know someone has the potential to be just as bad, should you eliminate them?"  
 
Please join Kevin and Norm as they try to unravel quite possibly one of the most powerful questions that has been raised in the entirety of the Highlander lore and one of the most PERFECT examples of the possible ABUSE of Immortality: Having the time and opportunity to shape the world to one's making no matter the cost.

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 44: DESERT ISLAND CHALLENGE!

July 10, 2017
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In Fandom, we LOVE lists: BEST OFs, TOP TENs, FAN FAVORITES...you name it...we love ranking our fandoms and everything within those fandoms. On Episode 37: Getting to Know Your Hosts…Kevin and Norm played a game called DESERT ISLAND CHALLENGE and they decided to really expand the scope of this game for an entire podcast!
 
The rules of DESERT ISLAND CHALLENGE are really simple. The scenario is that you have packed up all of your worldly possessions and are sailing to a new land, similar to the Titanic, when disaster strikes and you only have ONE CHANCE to save only ONE CHOICE of...in this case All Things Highlander from sinking into the abyss. These choices will be the only choices you are allowed to toss into a lifeboat and live with for the rest of your life on a nearby Deserted Island. And yes...you will have a fully functioning entertainment there to enjoy your time alone LOL!
 
For this episode, we are going to start with the TELEVISION SERIES first because we feel that this is really much more difficult than the MOVIE SERIES because there are so many more options to choose from regarding just the television episodes. But fear not, in future DESERT ISLAND episodes, we will tackle all of the other areas of Highlander as well.
 
So with all of this in mind, we would like to also challenge all of you - our Blood of Kings listeners - to play along with us and let us know on FB, or TWITTER or on Social Media - your choices for the HIGHLANDER: Desert Island Scenario.
 
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 43: Quentin MacLeod…The Adventure Continues!

June 27, 2017
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast
Episode 43: Quentin MacLeod...The Adventure Continues!
 
His name is Quentin MacLeod...The HIGHLANDER...and he is BACK by POPULAR DEMAND! On Blood of Kings Episode 26, Kevin and Norm tackled Highlander: The Animated Series for the very first time as first time viewers. Much to their surprise, BoK Episode 26 became one of the most POPULAR and dowloaded episodes amongst all of the Blood of Kings fans. So they decided to continue their journey with Highlander: The Animated Series with another FOUR EPISODE review!!!

The ultimate fight between good and evil continues as Quentin, Don Vincente Marino Ramirez, Clyde and Gaul seek out the Quickenings of the surviving Jettators which will allow Quentin to destroy Kortan, save the human race and restore peace to the world.

Join Kevin and Norm on THEIR quest - as they live up to their mission statement to explore ALL things Highlander, as they continue their journey with Highlander: The Animated Series.

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 42: SEE IT OR SKIP IT Part 2: Highlander Season One: The Paris Episodes

June 19, 2017
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Kevin and Norm continue their in-depth look at Highlander SEASON ONE with fresh eyes and a fresh perspective as they weigh-in per episode on whether you should SEE IT - OR SKIP IT! This is PART TWO of our review and we cover the PARIS second half of Season One - from For Evil's Sake to The Hunters with incredible introductions to Amanda, Xavier St. Cloud, Hugh Fitzcairn, James Horton and his Hunters and more!
 
THANK YOU to JOHN MOSBY for allowing us to read the Season One Episode summaries from his book FEARFUL SYMMETRY: The Essential Guide to All Things Highlander and you should have this with you as we are evaluating these episodes. You can find FEARFUL SYMMETRY: The Essential Guide to All Things Highlander Amazon.com. Please support John and this book because it really is the ultimate resource for Highlander fans.
 
Also in this episode we announce the winner of the #HIGHLANDER101 contest. The lucky winner of the contest AND the winner of a SIGNED copy of John Mosby's FEARFUL SYMMETRY: The Essential Guide to All Things Highlander IS... ... ... well you are just going to have to listen to find out!
 
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 41: SEE IT OR SKIP IT Part 1: Highlander the Series Season 1

June 7, 2017
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Rarely do Kevin and Norm take the opportunity to discuss the Highlander Television Series at such length and detail, but your Blood of Kings hosts wanted to take a very specific look at Highlander SEASON ONE with fresh eyes and a fresh perspective and weigh-in, per episode, on whether you should SEE IT - OR SKIP IT! This is PART ONE of our review and we cover the SEACOUVER first half of the season from The Gathering to Band of Brothers; the episode that changed everything in Highlander Season One.
 
THANK YOU to JOHN MOSBY for allowing us to read the Season One Episode summaries from his book FEARFUL SYMMETRY: The Essential Guide to All Things Highlander and you should have this with you as we are evaluating these episodes. You can find FEARFUL SYMMETRY: The Essential Guide to All Things Highlander Amazon.com. Please support John and this book because it really is the ultimate resource for Highlander fans.
 
This particular fun podcasting format was inspired by Norm’s friends Bill Smith and Dan Davidson who on their podcast TREKGEEKS, review Star Trek seasons in this very same manner and advise to their listeners regarding which episodes are worth their viewing time and those that can be set aside.
 
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 40: Happy ONE-YEAR Anniversary Blood of Kings!

May 29, 2017
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BLOOD OF KINGS! Today marks the ONE-YEAR anniversary for Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast on the Fandom Podcast network.
 
As Kevin and Norm look back on their humble beginnings, one scene in Highlander came to mind haha…
 
“How did this happen for God’s Sake?” - Connor MacLeod
“Why does the sun come up...hmm...or are the stars just pinholes on the curtain of night? Who knows?” - Juan Sanchez Villa Lobos Ramirez
 
Kevin and Norm already had a bit of a Highlander background before starting the Blood of Kings podcast in earnest; easing into it with previous shows like the 5 Fandom Flashbacks and 1 Special Movie Commentary.

39 Podcast Episodes and 3 Kingmaker Specials later…along with several liters of whiskey, tons of melted cheese, disco fries, trading card packs and hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of books, dvds, blu rays, swords, t-shirts, themed vacations, sword fighting and bullwhip classes - Kevin and Norm have FINALLY scratched the surface of where they want to take Blood of Kings and guess what? You…our fans and supporters…are invited along for the ride!

This week on Blood of Kings, co-hosts Kevin and Norm are joined with Watcher agents in training Mike Sellers and FPNet Founder Kyle Wagner, to discuss Blood of Kings "The One-Year Anniversary Show.“ This entire year-long journey started with a very fortuitous phone call last January of 2016, when Kevin reached out to Norm with an extremely brilliant idea for the Fandom Podcast Network; to create a show solely focused on the Highlander franchise! And the rest is Watchers Chronicle History!

 
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast An Evening At Joe’s: Norm’s RANCHO INDALO FLASHBACK!

May 25, 2017
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Hello Blood of Kings fans! Please enjoy a very informal discussion here at the place where everyone knows JOE’s name! Kevin and I finally had the opportunity to kick back here at Joe’s, ordered some snacks and drinks and FINALLY discussed my weekend at RANCHO INDALO which happened last November 18th-20th, 2016.

Anthony and Mary DeLongis’ Rancho Indalo IS a FULL ON training facility, set in Canyon Country right outside of Santa Clarita, CA (north of Los Angeles). They have 4 gorgeous horses at the ranch, for various riding programs and excursions. Anthony is fully equipped to train and teach all styles of martial arts with a variety of weaponry at his disposal. He is an extraordinary teacher and was able to communicate very quickly and efficiently with me, so that we could maximize the most out of our training sessions. Also...Mary DeLongis is the most AMAZING CHEF and her cooking is worth a trip to the ranch! Lastly, being able to meet Forged In Fire's DAVE BAKER who lives nearby was just the icing on the cake!

After listening to this show, I hope that I have inspired many of you to visit Rancho Indalo. It has made such a profound impact on me, not just because I am a fan of Anthony's work, but because it is such a lovely place to visit, run by two amazing people who have an incredibly deep and infectious passion for what they do. If you have the means and the desire and a WILLINGNESS TO LEARN (very important), seriously consider visiting Rancho Indalo to train and spend time with these two fabulous people. I truly look forward to visiting again.

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Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix
Mike on Twitter: @Immortalcimoli

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 39: BoK Fan Choice: SHADOWS Part 2: The Commentary

May 17, 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. Listener and fan interaction is incredibly important to promoting new discussions across Highlander fandom.

Blood of Kings fan Jill Berticus inspired Kevin and Norm to take a deeper look into one of her favorite episodes: Season 3’s SHADOWS and this Blood of Kings podcast continues Kevin's and Norm's deep dive study with an in-depth commentary as the episode unfolds.

 
SHADOWS also directly addresses one of the key points in Highlander the Series: Can Immortals find happiness in a normal life whilst trying to survive within “The Game” and can Duncan and Anne move past being able to TRUST in each other?
 
Thank you everyone for participating on the Blood of Kings Facebook page.  Any comments, questions, suggestions or critiques are welcome. 

And don’t forget about our #highlander101 contest and how you can enter your chance to win John Mosby’s FEARFUL SYMMETRY. Details how are…well, you will just have to listen to the show :)

 
You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/
 
You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.
 
Blood of Kings Contact Information: 
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Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701
Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix
Mike on Twitter: @Immortalcimoli

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 38: BoK Fan Choice: SHADOWS Part 1: A Retrospective

May 10, 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. Listener and fan interaction is incredibly important to promoting new discussions in all aspects of the Highlander universe. One BOK fan in particular, Jill Berticus, inspired Kevin and Norm to take a deeper look into one of Jill’s favorite episodes: Season 3’s SHADOWS.
 
After reviewing this episode, Kevin and Norm can easily see why Jill Berticus chose this as one of her favorites. This episode combines a great many aspects of what makes for a quality Highlander episode; especially the MORAL ambiguity haunting Duncan MacLeod and the guilt that John Garrick is able to tap into to drive Duncan towards the edge of his own sanity.
 
This episode also sheds a very pointed light on whether or not Immortals can indeed find happiness in a normal life whilst trying to survive within “The Game” as Duncan and Dr. Anne Lindsey’s blossoming relationship is put to the ultimate test: TRUST in each other.
 
Thank you everyone for participating on the Blood of Kings Facebook page.  Any comments, questions, suggestions or critiques are welcome. 

And don’t forget about our #highlander101 contest and how you can enter your chance to win John Mosby’s FEARFUL SYMMETRY. Details how are…well, you will just have to listen to the show :)

 
You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/
 
You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.
 
Blood of Kings Contact Information: 
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Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod
Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701
Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix
Mike on Twitter: @Immortalcimoli

Blood of Kings 37: A Highlander Podcast An Evening At Joe’s: Getting to Know Your Hosts

May 2, 2017
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There have been so many new members to the official Blood of Kings Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter feeds - that Kevin and Norm felt it was a good idea to “re-introduce” themselves to everyone, and even share a few personal stories and details of how they became such close friends.
 
Please enjoy this supplemental episode “An Evening At Joe’s” as Kevin and Norm look back at a friendship that started around 2001 and has only become closer and more enriched as their love of different fandoms continued to bring them together to where they are now; as hosts for the Blood of Kings Podcast on the Fandom Podcast network…and more!
 
Don’t forget about our #highlander101 contest and how you can enter your chance to win John Mosby’s FEARFUL SYMMETRY. Details how are…well, you will just have to listen to the show :)
 
You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/
 
You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.
 
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Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod
Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701
Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix
Mike on Twitter: @Immortalcimoli

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 36: The Fandom Chronicles Vol. 1

April 27, 2017
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Welcome Blood of Kings fans to something well...a little different. This particular show is about YOU; YOUR questions and YOUR feedback answered by YOUR hosts on Blood of Kings. 
 
One of the reasons why we wanted to do this show format is because we have had SO MUCH incredible participation on the official BLOOD OF KINGS Facebook Fandom Page, we felt that it would be a lot of fun to finally get "up close and personal" with our fans, through answering your questions and seeing the Highlander lore and universe from YOUR perspective.
 
Thank you everyone, truly, for participating on the Blood of Kings Facebook page. As always…we look forward to hearing what you have to say. Any comments, questions, suggestions or critiques are welcome. This is YOUR show too - so please let us know what YOU would like to hear now and in the future!
 
And don’t forget about our #highlander101 contest and how you can enter your chance to win John Mosby’s FEARFUL SYMMETRY. Details how are…well, you will just have to listen to the show :)
 
You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/
 
You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.
 
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Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod
Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701
Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix
Mike on Twitter: @Immortalcimoli

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 35: Deckbuilding 101 with the Highlander Collectible Card Game

April 20, 2017
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Time to dust off all those stacks of Highlander collectible cards you have been holding onto for all these years !!! On this episode of Blood of Kings, Norm and special guest host Mike “The Immortal Cimoli” Sellers will be discussing both the FIRST and SECOND EDITION of the Highlander CCG and how to build a playable deck as we start tuning up for convention and competition season on the road to where all gaming journeys meet: Gen Con 50! SPECIAL THANKS to Steven Rice for joining us on this episode!!! Steven is a long time Highlander CCG, developer, player, veteran and contributor and currently helming the Blood of Kings CCG Facebook page.

The last time we discussed the Collectible Card Game was FIRST on Part Four of the Highlander Fandom Flashback, and THEN on the TWO PART Episode on Blood of Kings called "It's All in the Cards" - Blood of Kings Episode 5 and 6. Those episodes discussed a lot of the general history and basic strategy of the card game but we really want to get into some more advanced theories on this episode and that leads us to building a proper and competitive Highlander CCG Deck.

We hope you enjoy this episode and if you would like to share your Highlander CCG experiences with us, please feel free to visit the Blood of Kings CCG Fandom page on Facebook and join the conversation. Who knows…maybe you can share a few amazing strategies with us as well.

You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/

You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.

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Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701
Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix
Mike on Twitter: @@Immortalcimoli

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 34: KURGAN RISING…A Big Finish Audiobook Review

April 14, 2017
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“Everyone has a Bogeyman…”
 
Norman & Kevin are proud to introduce this episode of Blood of Kings as they highlight ANOTHER of the Highlander BIG FINISH Audio books  - KURGAN RISING - written by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright, and produced and distributed by Big Finish Audio. Adrian Paul returns to his iconic role from the Highlander TV Series as Duncan McLeod. This story takes place 5 years after the events of Highlander: Endgame and in very many ways, re-opens old wounds as Duncan is unwillingly maneuvered into doing the ONE thing that Immortals are NEVER to do: Fight on Holy Ground.
 
Along with a tour de force performance by veteran voice actor Toby Longworth, KURGAN RISING is an incredibly complex story, weaving in and out of canonized lore, and exploring…or exploiting…many of Highlander’s most signature elements - most notably the consequences of breaking tradition.

Very special thanks to Blood of Kings fan Daniel Jacob Horine for his suggestion that Kevin and Norm should take a closer look at this particular story and how it applies to challenging the lore and canon of Highlander.

You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/

 
You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.
 
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Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod
Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701
Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix
Mike on Twitter: @@Immortalcimoli

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 33: Surviving The Game: a.k.a Highlander 101

April 3, 2017
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Norm was recently asked a very interesting question from a friend and listener of Blood of Kings, “I really like listening to your show…but I just don’t get all of the CONCEPTS of Highlander. I don’t get what it’s all about sometimes…”

From it’s very humble cult beginnings in 1986 with the signature Christopher Lambert film, to celebrating Highlander’s 31st birthday this past March 7th - and now looking forward towards celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 25th anniversary of Highlander: The Television Series in October in Los Angeles…HIGHLANDER is still going strong and there is an amazing resurgence in the fandom. BUT, there is a lot of LORE that has been developed for this franchise these past 30 years. How does one keep track of it all? Well...let's start with the basics or "HIGHLANDER 101."

As Blood of Kings continues to grow in fans and followers, Kevin and I felt it was a good idea to refresh all of our listeners, especially those NEW to the Highlander franchise - to the basic framework and architecture. Many of us are long time veterans of the lore, stretching all the way back to 1986. BUT some of us are NEW to the game and we wanted to take this opportunity to review what you need to know to fully understand Highlander.

You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/

 
You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.
 
Blood of Kings Contact Information: 
Facebook: Blood of Kings: A Highlander Fandom Group
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Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod
Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701
Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix
Mike on Twitter: @@Immortalcimoli

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”.

You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/

You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.


Blood of Kings Contact Information:
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Facebook: Blood of Kings: A Highlander CCG (Collectible Card Game) Page
Email: BloodOfKingsPodcast@gmail.com
Instagram: BloodOfKingsPod
Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod
Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701
Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix
Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL

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.

You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/


You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.


Blood of Kings Contact Information:

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Email: BloodOfKingsPodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: BloodOfKingsPod

Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod

Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701

Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix

Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL

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!

You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/


You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.


Blood of Kings Contact Information:

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Facebook: Blood of Kings: A Highlander CCG (Collectible Card Game) Page

Email: BloodOfKingsPodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: BloodOfKingsPod

Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod

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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You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.


Blood of Kings Contact Information:

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Email: BloodOfKingsPodcast@gmail.com

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Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod

Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701

Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix

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.

You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/


You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.


Blood of Kings Contact Information:

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Email: BloodOfKingsPodcast@gmail.com

Instagram: BloodOfKingsPod

Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod

Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701

Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix

Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 28: The Sorcerer’s Final Dimension Commentary!

February 21, 2017
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In Episode 27: The Movie with Two Names?…Kevin and Norm took a very deep dive back into Highlander 3: The Final Dimension;  the SECOND sequel to the cult 1986 classic. BRAND NEW Highlander director Andy Morahan tried very hard to re-capture many of the touchstones that made the first movie the cult phenomenon that it remains to this day with a very valiant directorial effort. However, in the final analysis, the overall connective tissue feels nothing more than a forced redirection to get the franchise back on track from it’s unfortunate de-railing in Highlander 2 - the THEATRICAL cut.
 
Join your Blood of Kings co-hosts as they have created a full commentary review for you and re-discover how certain parts of the film actually DO really propel the lore forward, moments of the film that were deliberately created to disavow Highlander 2: The Quickening, how certain signature moments were truly a blatant rip-off of 1986 and even raise a few very important canonical issues that challenge the overall canon of Highlander - specifically the rule of Holy Ground. And keep your eyes peeled for the GREATEST WEAPON CAMEO IN HIGHLANDER!!!
 
You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/
 
You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.

 
Blood of Kings Contact Information: 
Facebook: Blood of Kings: A Highlander Fandom Group
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Instagram: BloodOfKingsPod
Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod
Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701
Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix
Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 27: The Movie with Two Names?

February 13, 2017
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Highlander 3: The Final Dimension was a very valiant theatrical effort. It tried very hard to re-capture many of the touchstones that made the first movie the cult phenomenon that it remains to this day. It even succeeded in creating some interesting extensions to the established canon.

It does have some very strong and signature HIGHLANDER moments, but in our opinion, it’s the overall connective tissue that really strains the Highlander audience’s ability to reconcile this as nothing more than trying TOO HARD to redirect the franchise from what was the de-railing years before in Highlander 2 - the theatrical edition.

Join Kevin and Norm as they rediscover Highlander 3: The Final Dimension and delve deeply into the subject matter of the film. From the perspective of a fresh re-watch, Kevin and Norm discover how certain parts of the film really work and propel the lore forward, moments of the film that were deliberately created to disavow Highlander 2: The Quickening, how certain signature moments were truly a blatant rip-off of 1986 and even raise a few very important canonical issues that challenge the overall canon of Highlander - specifically the rule of Holy Ground.

Oh and yes...if there is one thing that is consistent about Highlander 1 through 3...it's that iron pipes make all the difference in surviving the game!

 You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/


 You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.


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Email: BloodOfKingsPodcast@gmail.com

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Twitter: @BloodOfKingsPod

Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701

Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix

Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast: Episode 26: There Can Be Only…QUENTIN?

February 2, 2017
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Seven hundred years after the great catastrophe, post-apocalyptic Earth is ruled by the evil Kortan. But now there has arisen a new champion, a young immortal who will fulfill the ancient prophecy and bring peace to the Earth: His name is Quentin MacLeod and HE is the HIGHLANDER...

WHAT? Waitaminute WHAT? Hold on a second...ANOTHER MACLEOD???

YES! Another MacLeod...from The Animated Series!!! This time, the ultimate fight between good and evil begins as Quentin embarks on a perilous quest to regain the knowledge that will allow him to destroy Kortan, save the human race and restore peace to the world. Join the Highlander in his quest for peace in this complete animated series!

And join Kevin and Norm on THEIR quest - as they live up to their mission statement to explore ALL things Highlander, including their first foray watching the Animated Series. Who knows…perhaps in some small yet significant ways, Kevin and Norm even learn a thing or two about how more exposure to all things Highlander is somewhat eye opening!!!

 
You can find Blood of Kings and our entire catalog of Fandom Podcast Network shows here: http://fpnet.podbean.com/
 
You can find all of our shows on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Google Play for Android Users.

 
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Instagram: BloodOfKingsPod
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Norman C. Lao on Twitter: @starfighter1701
Kevin M. Reitzel on Twitter: @spartan_phoenix
Mike on Twitter: @msellCNL

Happy Anniversary Fandom Podcast Network

January 29, 2017
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On January 29, 2016 the Fandom Podcast Network was offically born as Kevin and Kyle recoreded and published our Mission Statement.   Shortly their after Norman joined in and made the FPNet rock solid.  A year later the three Co-Founders take a look back at where we have been as well as where we are headed.  Which none of this could have happened without our listeners, so thank you.  We also have a HUGE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about the latest project coming the the Fandom Podcast Network we dont think you will be dissapointed!   Thank you to everyone and Happy Anniversary!

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast: Episode 25: REBORN as The Raven!

January 23, 2017
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On this episode of Blood of Kings, Kevin and Norm continue their "Search for the Raven" with an in-depth look at REBORN - the PILOT episode of Highlander: The Raven with Elizabeth Gracen taking center stage as AMANDA; our favorite cat-burglar from Highlander: The Series.
 
With Adrian Paul moving onto different stages of his career, and the future of the Highlander property in flux, the producers tested several actresses throughout the sixth and FINAL season of Highlander: The Series and ultimately decided that Elizabeth Gracen's AMANDA was THE one to carry on the Highlander television tradition  into the future. Executive Producer Bill Panzer said, "The existing (and popular) character of Amanda felt like a strong choice with many benefits. Television being television, we did look around, but Amanda was always the dream choice."
 
Join us as we take a closer look at the launch of a completely new era of Highlander and the challenges of extending a very much and deeply beloved franchise. Was Highlander REBORN with "The Raven"? That is something we hope you will try and help us discover along the way as you listen to this episode. ENJOY!

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 24: Season Six a.k.a The Raven Auditions!

January 16, 2017
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Happy New Year Blood of Kings fans!!! On our first episode for 2017, your co-hosts Kevin and Norm delve deeply into the SIXTH and FINAL season of Highlander: The Series. Due to many extreme circumstances, especially the limitations of Adrian Paul’s availability, Season Six became the “soft auditions” for the eventual spin-off series Highlander: The Raven.

Season Six began production in Paris in the summer of 1997 and Panzer-Davis Productions had been approached by partners and foreign investors about doing a possible spin-off series - which would center on a FEMALE immortal. Several "spec" scripts for the new series were filmed as episodes to fill out the season. Funding was cut and only thirteen episodes were filmed, of which TWO did not feature Adrian at all. The writing was on the wall for Highlander: The Series and a choice had to be made.

Join us as we take a look at the FIVE episodes and the WOMEN who helped shape the destiny of the spinoff series as we begin PART ONE of our journey in the Search for the Raven…

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast: Episode 23: Our Flashback Episode!

January 6, 2017
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This week on Blood of Kings, co-hosts Kevin "The RaiderNerd" Reitzel and Norman "Centauri" Lao are joined with Watcher agent in training Mike Sellers - to discuss Blood of Kings "The Year in Review!" This entire year-long journey started with a very fortuitous phone call last January of 2016, when Kevin reached out to Norm with an extremely brilliant idea for the Fandom Podcast Network; to create a show solely focused on the Highlander franchise!

 Over 30 episodes later - starting with the FPN Highlander 30th Anniversary Commentary and the FANDOM FLASHBACK 5 part series, the Blood of Kings team of Kevin, Norm and Mike Sellers worked incredibly hard to bring the Highlander community - thoughtful and insightful commentary to all things Highlander. Please enjoy our YEAR IN REVIEW and stay tuned because as good as 2016 was for Blood of Kings...2017 is going to be even better!

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 22: Highlander 30th Anniversary Gathering Event Wrap Up

December 28, 2016
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This week on Blood of Kings, co-hosts Kevin"The RaiderNerd" Reitzel and Norman "The C stands for Centauri" Lao discuss the Blood of Kings wrap up of the Highlander 30th Anniversary Gathering event that took place in Lakeland, Florida on December 3-4, 2016

This time Norm puts Kevin in the interview chair as Kevin recounts his Highlander 30th Anniversary Gathering day by day adventures which include his TWO Sword Experiences with Adrian Paul, his Flying Rainbow Fan Thai Chi class with Elizabeth Gracen, his Supersonic Flexible Sword Whip Class with Anthony De Longis and a Combat Knife course with F. Braun McAsh.

Enjoy this very detailed recount of the Lakeland, Florida Highlander 30th Anniversary Gathering including the first ever debut and convention highlight, "Love Letters", a two person play staring Adrain Paul & Elizabeth Gracen as they return to their classic of Duncan & Amanda, reconnecting 10 years after the events of the original Highlander TV series.

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 21: The post Highlander 30th Anniversary Convention Interviews!

December 23, 2016
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This wekk on BLood of Kings, Co-hosts Kevin "The RaiderNerd" Reitzel and Norman "The C stands for Centauri" Lao are joined with Watcher agent in training Kyle Wagner - to discuss all of the fantastic interviews that were recorded a the Highlander 30th Anniversary Celebration Convention on the weekend of December 3rd and 4th in Lakeland, Florida.

The Highlander Celebrity Alumni troupe of Adrian Paul, Elizabeth Gracen, F. Braun McAsh, Anthony DeLongis and special emcee John Mosby put on a show that the fans will never forget; from swords, to whips, to knives, Tai Ci Fans..there was something special happening for every Highlander fan who attended.

The Blood of kings team also had the great pleasure and opportunity to meet up with so many BoK and Highlander fans and we finally were able to shake hands with our fellow brother Highlander podcasters from HIGHLANDER REWATCHED.  So sit back, relax and enjoy our coverage and interviews from the Highlander 30th Anniversary convention

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 20: Highlander 2 The REITZEL Renegade Version!

December 9, 2016
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In Episode 19: Does Time Heal All Wounds? – your Blood of Kings co-hosts Kevin and Norm presented a POSITIVE case FOR Highlander 2: The Special Edition and proposed a challenge to all Highlander Fans: To look at Highlander 2: The Quickening "Special Edition" in a different light, and enjoy it from a different perspective; hoping that the distance and separation of time has eased much of the vitriol that has been levied at Highlander 2 since 1991.

 NOW you can join your Blood of Kings co-hosts as they have taken their review one step further and have created a full commentary review for you. Join them on their rewatch journey and become engaged and enlightened (and hopefully entertained) by their viewpoints and interpretation and positivity towards this much maligned CANONICAL sequel.

 We also encourage all of our listeners to share your thoughts about Highlander 2 with us so please contact us so we can address your viewpoints on a follow-up show.

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 19: The Legacy of Highlander 2 a.k.a Does Time Heal All Wounds?

December 2, 2016
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Highlander 2: The Quickening is hailed by many-and especially in the Highlander Fan Community - as being the WORST sequal (and possibly one of the worst movies) OF ALL TIME!!!!  With three simple words = "The Planet Zeist" - Highlander 2 instantly alienated (no pun intended) an entire fan base and created one of the most profound schisms in the Highlander Fan community not seen before or since.

When Kevin and Norm first created Blood of Kings, one of their very first ideas was to present a POSITIVE case FOR Highlander 2 and to challenge Highlander Fans to look at H2 in a different light, and enjoy it from a different perspective; hopin that the distance and separation of time has eased much of the vitriol that has been levied at Hilander 2 since 1991.

To be fair and specific, in THIS episode of BoK, Kevin and Norm are citing the Special Edition as the ULTIMATE CUT of Highlander 2 and the version that is worth of summary judgement by the fan community.

We also encourage all of our listeners to share your thoughts about Highlander 2 with us so please contact us so we can address your viewpoints on a follow-up show.

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Special! LashCon Events Highlander 30th Anniversary Gathering Update!

November 23, 2016
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This week on Blood of Kings, while Norman is on a secret Watchers Mission, Blood of Kings co-host Kevin Reitzel and guest co-host and fellow Fandom Podcast Network Co-Founder Kyle Wagner, interview special guest Michael Lashman, ownser and organizer of LashCon Events Highlander 30th Anniversary Gathering in Lakeland Florida this December 3-4 at the Lakeland Cwenter Convention Hall.

With the convention only about a week away, Kevin & Kyle Interview Michael Lashman about all of the updated events and guests at this eagerly awaited Highlander 30th Anniversary Gathering.  Michael also updates us all on the special ticket & autograph packages, hotel and parking, and a special added event with Adrian Paul & Elizabeth Gracen!

Kevin and Kyle also give an update on the Blood of Kings activities at this Highlander 30th Anniversary Gathering, including fan & guest podcast interview and the Friday Night Blood of Kings pre-gathering meet up!

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 18: The Broken Bokken - Norm’s Sword Experience at Stan Lee’s Comic-Con (ComiKaze!)

November 13, 2016
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This week on Blood of Kings, Kevin "The RaiderNerd" Reitzel "interviewed" Norman "Centauri" Lao at length about Norm's first ever SWORD EXPERIENCE with Adrian Paul at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Convention on Saturday October 29th. Norm goes into very deep-cut and emotional detail about how he first learned about the Sword Experience, what he did to prepare, and how HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) prepared him for the rigorous (nearly) 4 hour session of sword fighting and choreography and how this was a MUST-DO and BUCKET LIST item for him; encouraging all Highlander Fans to do this if possible. Norm even had a chance to meet and hang out with several Blood of Kings fans, gained a few new listeners and at the end of the day - gave Adrian a Blood of Kings T-Shirt which he WORE in a future video tweet for the wrap-up of the Los Angeles Experience!!!

Also on this weeks “Watchers Roundtable at Joes”, Kevin throws down the very first Watchers quiz gauntlet, Norm talks about the BoK exclusive T-SHIRT CONTEST, and we discuss ALL of the details for the Blood of Kings convergence at the HIGHLANDER 30th Convention in Lakeland, FL on December 3-4 - LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY!!!

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 17: Men of STEEL - The Weapons of Highlander 1986

November 3, 2016
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This week on Blood of Kings, Kevin, Norm and "special guest" and BoK editor Mike Sellers dive deep into the WEAPONS seen and used in the FIRST Highlander film. We give our opinions and overall observations on the different weapons used throughout the course of the film; from the ICONIC Masamune Katana used by both Connor and Ramirez, to the impracticality of the Kurgan's broadsword, to the utility of a common steel pipe. Join us for a fantastic conversation as we place all of these weapons underneath Brenda J. Wyatt's forensic metallurgist's microscope!

Also on this weeks “Watchers Roundtable at Joes”, Mike adds Jersey style “DISCO FRIES” to the menu, Kevin shares his thoughts on Ridley Scott’s ”The Duelists”, Norm talks about attending Adrian Paul’s Sword Experience at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Convention on Saturday October 29th, and we all discuss getting behind the Blood of Kings convergence at the HIGHLANDER 30th Convention in Lakeland, FL on December 3-4 - especially the addition of sword master Anthony De Longis to the celebrity line-up.

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast - Episode 16: Beggars Can’t Be Choosers - The Highlander 30th Blu-ray Special Features Review

October 21, 2016
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This week on Blood of Kings, Kevin and Norm dive deep into the Region One Highlander 30th Anniversary Remastered Blu-ray Special Features. We give our opinions and overall observations on the different special features provided in this 30th Anniversary Highlander Blu-ray. Is this new edition of this classic Highlander movie worth the price and deserve a spot in your Highlander collection? Or will it leave you wanting? Please listen and let us know if you agree or disagree with our recommendations regarding this 30th Anniversary release.

Also on this weeks “Watchers Roundtable at Joes”, you are treated to our new musical intro for this segment, and we ask, "What's Happening on the Blood of Kings FB page?” We also address BoK fan James Soberly's question, "What Highlander property would you like to see get a Star Wars Special Edition treatment?" 

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast: Kingmakers Episode 2 Anthony De Longis

October 14, 2016
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Student, Teacher, Sword Master, Bullwhip Expert, Actor, Fight Choreographer, Historian, Vocal Talent and Director - these are just but a few brief descriptions that barely scratch the surface of our very special guest for this installment of KINGMAKERS: A Blood of Kings Spotlight. We at Blood of Kings are deeply HONORED to introduce as our special guest - MR. ANTHONY DE LONGIS!
 
Anthony is well known in both television and cinema for such a diverse and seasoned career. For Highlander the Series fans, he was first seen as the villainous Lymon Kurlow in Season Two’s BLACKMAIL. However, he made his most indelible mark on the series AND the franchise, as he returned with an idea inspired by his love for the Spanish “Mysterious Circle” and crafting the greatest duel in the history of the show while breathing life into one of Highlander’s most beloved rogues Ottavio Consone, in the seminal Season Five episode: DUENDE.
 
In our interview, Anthony expounds upon his long and illustrious career, touches on some of the more recent projects that he is working on with HIGHLANDER IMAGINE, and encourages your Blood of Kings co-hosts Kevin and Norman to work and train with him at his RANCHO INDALO, located in the Foothills north of Los Angeles, California. We cannot thank Anthony enough for his time and his graciousness and we hope that all of his fans and fans of Highlander enjoy this podcast.
 
Please visit Anthony De Longis on his website http://www.delongis.com for more information on his upcoming projects and to learn more about training with him at the ranch! 
 
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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 15. Highlander: The Search For Vengeance Part 2, Commentary

October 5, 2016
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This week on Episode 15 of Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast, Kevin, Norman and special guest Kyle Wagner, our fellow Fandom Podcast Network co-founder and resident Anime expert, are back for part 2 of the Anime movie Highlander The Search for Vengeance, the commentary.

With Kyle's expertise on Anime, and Kev & Norm's Highlander encyclopedia gusto, you will enjoy a special insight and look into this very unique Highlander movie.

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 14: Highlander The Search For Vengeance Part 1 Retrospective

September 28, 2016
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This week on Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast, Kevin and Norman cover the Anime movie Highlander The Search For Vengeance Part 1, A Retrospective.

Kev & Norm are also joined by their Fandom Podcast Network Co-Founder and Anime expert Kyle Wagner. Kyle's expertise on Anime will give a special insight and look into this very unique Highlander movie.

Blood of Kings also looks into the production, story, voice talent and the controversy that was spawned due to the differences between the Japanese and American production companies. However Highlander The Search Vengeance remains a fan favorite, and Blood of Kings explores those reasons why.

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 13- Highlander 30th Convention with Michael Lashman

September 20, 2016
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Blood of Kings is happy to introduce our special guest on the Blood of Kings Highlander Podcast this week, Mr. Michael Lashman! Michael is the owner and organizer of Lashcon Events, and the upcoming Highlander 30th Anniversary Convention at the Lakeland Center, Lakeland Florida, December 3-4, 2016. Guest co-host and Fandom Podcast Network co-founder Kyle Wagner joins the interview with Kevin Reitzel as they ask Michael Lashman about the origin of Lashcon Events and the Highlander 30th Anniversary.

Michael also discuses the Highlander 30 planning, the Highlander stars he has confirmed, and the special events including Adrian Paul's Sword Experience, F. Braun McAsh's Knife Combat Course, Elizabeth Gracen's Flying Rainbow Fan Class and the Highlander Endgame and fan films "The Watcher" / "Dark Places" reception party's.

Link to Lashcon Events Highlander 30 event:
http://www.lashconevents.com/highlander-30th

Also on this episode of Blood of Kings, Norman C. Lao also discusses the new Highlander 30th Anniversary Adrian Paul endorsed Go Fund Me Peace Fund Campaign that works Adrian's charity to protect, educate and aid children in extraordinary difficult circumstances. Link to the charity: https://www.gofundme.com/highlander30

Norman & Kevin also talk about the
Highlander: The Dark Warrior
Art by Ruiz Burgos and Story by John Bierly
Available now at http://www.alchemycomics.net/

Norm and Kevin talk about their upcoming Sword Experiences at Stan Lee's ComicKaze and Highlander 30 and give a Seavouver Weather update!

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Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 12 - The Secret of the Sword Audiobook

September 13, 2016
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“This sword is at least four hundred years old.” Duncan MacLeod knows a lot about swords. Everyone knows that. So, when he’s called in to help Seacouver police value an antique blade found hidden away in a museum basement, he thinks nothing of it. But then, when he sees the sword – as amazing, beautiful and ancient as it is – Duncan realizes there might be more to his involvement than he originally thought… Norman & Kevin are proud to introduce this episode of Blood of Kings as they highlight one of the Highlander Audio books "The Secret Of The Sword" written by Jonathan Clements and produced and distributed by Big Finish Audio. Adrian Paul returns as his iconic role from the Highlander TV Series to lend his voice in this 3rd of 4 audio books that continue the adventures of Duncan McLeod. This story is a sequel to the Highlander TV episode "The Samurai". This audio book takes place 10 years later when Duncan reunites with an old sword that is considered cursed and once took his life. Enjoy this special episode of Blood of Kings as Kevin and Norman for the first time showcase one of these fantastic Highlander Audio Books released by Big Finish in 2009.

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 11 - Samurai

August 29, 2016
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“You cannot save honor with a lie.” - Hideo Koto

 One of the core elements in Highlander is the study of how Immortals, both good and evil, incorporate the lessons of their pasts and apply them into their lives moving forward. In many cases, Immortals learn from their previous experiences and in turn, forge those moments into their very being which becomes part of their Quickening.

 In arguably one of the TOP 10 Highlander Episodes of all time, Season Three’s THE SAMURAI, Duncan MacLeod meets a mortal man, a Samurai named Hideo Koto, who teaches him not only the “Way of the Warrior” but also what it means to be an HONORABLE man and to live by that very code. It is a lesson that Duncan will carry with him for the remainder of his immortal life; represented by the bequeathed Koto family Dragon Head Katana that Duncan has faithfully wielded for over 200 years as a symbol of his vow to its original master.

 Please join us, your Blood of Kings hosts Kevin “The RaiderNerd” Reitzel and Norman “Starfighter” Lao, as we look deep into one of the most poignant moments in Highlander as THE SAMURAI challenges us to find the moral and the meaning of honor, how it applies to this episode in terms of Highlander canon, and how it has bound Duncan MacLeod to a code that has shaped his very essence as an Immortal.

 

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Episode 10: Band of Brothers, the Episode that Saved Highlander

August 23, 2016
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In this episode of Blood of Kings, we are going to pay a very special honor and focus to what has been hailed as the episode that “changed the landscape of Highlander" and saved the show in the eyes of the audience. We of course are talking about Season One, Episode 13 - Band of Brothers.

 Spirituality and consequences for one's action are at the very center to the tonal development of Highlander and when done right, can elevate Highlander, in any of its forms into truly spectacular storytelling. Here on Blood of Kings we are always looking for when we can really focus on one of these core meanings of Highlander and in this case: How Immortals, like Duncan and Darius, reflect on the fragility and precious gift of mortality.

 Kevin and I also chose this episode for a very special reason. This is our first ANNIVERSARY episode. EPISODE 10 - DOUBLE DIGITS!!! And we would like to thank everyone that has supported us from all the way back to our Fandom Flashback 5-Part Highlander series to now and to all of the fans on the Blood of Kings Facebook page. Almost 500 strong, we cannot thank all the listeners enough for believing in us, supporting us and giving us the inspiration and momentum to keep bringing you Highlander discussion as we can here on Blood of Kings and The Fandom Podcast Network. Enjoy!

 

Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast Ep 09 Clancy Brown at Highlander 4K Premier in Edinburgh Scotland!

August 16, 2016
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Blood of Kings proud to present our special guest Erin Gill who took her own Highlander pilgrimage through Scotland. This fantastic trip included several Highlander filming locations. Erin also experienced her own "Fandom Quickening" during the highlight of her trip when she attended the Highlander 4K Movie Premier at the Edinburgh film festival in Edinburgh Scotland on June 18th, with special guest Clancy Brown (aka The Kurgan), whom she spoke with personally!