The Newcomer's Guide to Robert E. Howard

Everything you need to know

“Conan the Adventurer” (Live Action)

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Come to think of it, wasn’t there a ’90s tv show too?

Yes, there was. In some markets, such as the United Kingdom and Europe, it was simply called “Conan.”

Is it faithful to Robert E. Howard?

… Do I really have to answer that?

Yes.

No, of course not, what kind of ridiculous question is that?

Ok, ok. Is it at least faithful to Conan the Barbarian?

No, it isn’t even faithful to Conan the Barbarian. In addition to retconning Conan’s discovery of a sword which is quite clearly nothing like Jody Samson’s magnificent Atlantean sword, there are constant myriad inconsistencies with the 1982 film: instead of a slave pushing a wheel, he’s a prisoner pulling a wheel; instead of his people being wiped out, they are enslaved, and so on.

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Written by alharron

22 December, 2010 at 10:06 pm

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