MERLIN THE MAGICIAN - by William Welch
In sixth century England, Merlin the magician Forces Tony and
Doug to help Arthur, the future King, rid the country of his
Ann, Kirk and Swain are startled when Doug and Tony are frozen
in the Vortex of Time. Suddenly, they too are frozen in place. Merlin
appears before them, then, with a gesture, he calls the Time Travellers
before him and orders them into his service. Tony and Doug materialize
in a rocky glade and are immediately attacked by Vikings. Overpowering
them, Tony turns to face the young Arthur, who asks them to join him
against his Viking enemies. As Arthur leads them away from his Father's
castle, now held by the Vikings, they are again attacked. Doug is run through
with a sword, while Tony and Arthur are ordered taken as prisoners by Wogan,
a Viking Chieftain. In a dungeon, Tony manages to regain consciousness. He
escapes, as Doug, seriously wounded, is being tended by Guinevere. Merlin
appears and miraculously orders Doug, with no evidence of a wound, to his feet.
At the castle, Tony, disposing of the prison guards, Finds Arthur unconscious,
Doug, determined to rescue his friend, starts out alone For the castle. The
Tunnel technicians are ready to switch Doug and Tony, when Merlin appears
and warns them not to move the Travellers. Meanwhile, Wogan, searching for
the escaped prisoner;, discovers a dagger and recaptures them. Guinevere has
followed Doug, offering to show him the way, but they are both taken by the
Vikings and Doug is chained to the dungeon wall alongside Tony and Arthur.
Wogan then goes to the dungeon and orders the death of the prisoners. A
bowman left to execute them, sends an arrow through Arthur's heart, but
Merlin appears and reverses the action, restoring Arthur to life and freeing
them from their chains. Escaping, Doug goes to rally the knights loyal to Arthur.
Using his last miracle, Merlin, knowing Vikings fear only Vikings, transforms
the knights into Vikings. When the attack begins, Tony rescues Guinevere and
Arthur. Victorious, Merlin is predicting the glorious future of Arthur when Tony
and Doug, watching, suddenly vanish, which is no surprise to Merlin.