I should really wonder about other things. But I don't.
May 7, 2007 7:05 PM   Subscribe

80sTVShow/FantasyFilter: Sword and Sorcery. At the end of each episode (?), the image would freeze and covert to a painting of said image. That's all I remember. I was 7 or 8 at the time so this would make it around 1985 or so. So. Yeah. That's all you get. Go to it, Mefites.

On further thought, it might not have been the end of each episode...maybe the end of each commercial break.

And maybe...just maybe it was a sci-fi made for tv movie. I don't know.
posted by ryecatcher to Grab Bag (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
That sounds more like Night Gallery than anything else.
posted by adipocere at 7:07 PM on May 7, 2007

This sounds oddly familiar to me.
posted by sneakin at 7:08 PM on May 7, 2007

Possibly The Storyteller?

Not really swords and sorcery, but a re-telling of old-world fairy tales. Much of the work was done in animated and still paintings.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 7:18 PM on May 7, 2007

I should add that the Storyteller was a Jim Henson affair, so the muppets should be a dead giveaway...
posted by WinnipegDragon at 7:19 PM on May 7, 2007

Best answer: Was it Wizards & Warriors?
posted by justkevin at 7:20 PM on May 7, 2007

Totally not the answer, but I thought of Family Ties.
posted by unixrat at 7:20 PM on May 7, 2007

Best answer: You can see the intro here.
posted by justkevin at 7:21 PM on May 7, 2007

Yeah adipocere, that does sound like the Night Gallery show, I think it was running on the "Super Station" channel 17 as reruns on cable about that time. Unfortunately IMDB doesn't tell you if it was running when ryecatcher was a kid.

Do you remember if there was this odd, lanky fellow that had a very distinctive voice, black hair and sometimes smoked a ciggie? He kind of "hosted" the show. His name was Rod Serling. Take a look at him and see if it rings any bells.
posted by bkeene12 at 7:28 PM on May 7, 2007

I think justkevin's got it. Check out The Land of Aperans: The Haven for Wizards and Warriors... you know, just to be sure.
posted by cog_nate at 7:44 PM on May 7, 2007

Best answer: Definitely Wizards and Warriors. You can see the freeze to painting transition at around 3:40 in this Youtube clip.
posted by justkevin at 7:48 PM on May 7, 2007

Response by poster: Justkevin....man, I owe you a drink. If you're ever in the LA area you let me know.

Thanks so much.

And thanks to everyone else as well.
posted by ryecatcher at 11:35 PM on May 7, 2007

Thanks as well, and you should mark best answer!
posted by Roach at 12:26 AM on May 8, 2007

Response by poster: Will do, Roach. Thanks for the reminder.
posted by ryecatcher at 12:54 AM on May 8, 2007

FWIW, this was also done (first) in the show Wild Wild West.
posted by Four Flavors at 9:36 AM on May 8, 2007

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