Q for Quest of the Delta Knights


by Lillian Csernica on April 19, 2015

Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any worse, I bring you the Quest of the Delta Knights.

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Start by knowing the plot is lifted almost wholesale from Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy.  The theme song was also stolen from a science fiction source, Battle Beyond the Stars.  Otherwise the soundtrack such as it is consists of that flute-ish sounding music that almost passes for somebody playing a recorder properly.

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A young lad named Tee (Corbin Allred) is recruited by Baydool (David Warner) and trained up to fulfill his destiny as a member of the Delta Knights.  This involves recovering a cache of lost treasures which are rumored to be kept in the “Lost Storehouse of Archimedes.”  Along the way they are joined by plucky tavern wench Thena (Brigid Brannagh).

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The Bad Guys are Lord Vultare (also David Warner) and his queen, the Mannerjay (Olivia Hussey).

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For reasons known only to himself, Lord Vultare’s henchmen are all dressed up like Vikings even unto the horned helmets, which the most shallow student of that period knows did not exist.

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Thrown in Leonardo da Vinci (David Kriegel) as well as the use of firearms, and what you have here is something no film student with any sense of self-respect would admit to making.

The settings and costumes are a horrible mishmash of Dark Ages, quasi-medieval, and Elizabethan England.

Part of the movie was filmed at the Northern Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Novato, CA.  By a strange coincidence, that is the very Faire where I once worked, and I worked there at the very time the film people came looking to recruit extras from among our fencing booth “privateers.”

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So when you see the guy sitting at the table get hit in the neck with a dart and keel over, and you see the surly Hispanic-looking guard pacing back and forth, know that those two guys came from the fencing booth where I worked.  I cannot tell you how much this adds to the humor value of this movie.

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14 responses to “Q for Quest of the Delta Knights

  1. Dropping in from the AtoZ Challenge! We start the home stretch tomorrow! Hang in there, and happy AtoZing!
    Visit me at: Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B of Tremps’ Troops
    with the A to Z Challenge

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  2. Ah, so that’s why you wathced the movie. To see your coworker on screen.
    I was just wondering why you watched this 😉

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  3. Pretty much everyone I know has watched a bad movie just for a bit part by someone they know. It’s allowed.

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  4. Well, this is a very cool story. It’s always fun when you know someone who’s in a movie or wrote a book that you’re seeing reviewed on the Internet.

    That said, it does sound like a bad movie — but possibly “so bad it’s good?”

    Happy A to Z!

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  5. Olivia Hussey?! Oh, how the talented have fallen!!!

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  6. What a great true story behind a terrible movie! 🙂

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  7. Alex Hurst

    That’s really cool that it’s a movie filmed in a place that was part of your daily life! That always adds value to any movie. 🙂

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