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DUNGEONS & DRAGONS :
THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - 2 Slimes
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 5 February 2008

Capsule Review:    

The kids encounter a knight named Sir John, who they believe to be an exceptionally brave fellow. This is because a string of accidental blunders makes it look like Sir John defeats a humongous scorpion and single handedly routs an entire tribe of giant, children-eating snails. In truth, Sir John makes Sir Robin look like a certified hero. The potbellied knight is scared of just about everything, including Uni. Old Fraidy Knight is about to lose his position as town protector, and it looks like he and his son will be locked outside the gates as a treat for whatever nocturnal denizen comes looking for a midnight snack.

I presume that every time Sir John has run away, a farmer or child was eaten by an owl bear. Simply firing him is pretty lenient of the town's mayor.

Hank and his friends are tasked by the Dungeon Master with destroying the Beholder, a vile monster that turned a beautiful valley into a blighted land. Along with doing the world a good deed, killing the Beholder benefits the party - it guards a gateway that leads to Earth. Sir John needs to prove that he is brave and the teenagers need to kill the monster to get home.

This episode does feature a number of monsters: the humongous scorpion, a blue dragon, the giant snails, and the Beholder. The floating fiend is a cool creature; unfortunately, its powers are not exactly what I remember from the Monstrous Manual. Maybe the animators realized that nobody wanted to watch Sheila's cartoon flesh sloughing off of her arm when the ninth eyestalk targeted her.


Things I Learned From This Show:  

Green Dot Knights are civil servants and their tenure is "at-will" employment.
Green Dot Beholder's are lousy gardeners, but make great fertilizer.

Stuff To Watch For:  

Green Dot 9 mins - Presto, you really need to have a chat with the capricious djinn that is living inside your hat.
Green Dot 17 mins - Shouldn't they be dead, asleep, turned to stone, or disintegrated?

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Comments:Write CommentPages: [1]
Re: Dungeon & Dragons: The Eye of the Beholder (Capsule Review)
Reply #1. Posted on February 06, 2008, 09:47:30 AM by lester1/2jr
I got this box set for my nephew and he loves it.  best saturday morning cartoon of all time
Re: Dungeon & Dragons: The Eye of the Beholder (Capsule Review)
Reply #2. Posted on February 06, 2008, 02:14:45 PM by Inyarear
Ah, yes. If I recall rightly, a comment from a hardcore gamer on the live-action Dungeons and Dragons movie indicated that the beholder monsters are extremely intelligent and have a mind in each of those eye stalks capable of acting independently and firing off some very nasty spells, such that were one to pit two dragons against a beholder in an arena, the beholder would not only wipe out the two dragons, but also whichever half of the audience didn't manage to flee fast enough.

The gamer was complaining because the beholder in the live action film was a real pushover too (easily kept from noticing the heroes when one of them throws a rock to distract it).
Re: Dungeon & Dragons: The Eye of the Beholder (Capsule Review)
Reply #3. Posted on February 21, 2011, 03:15:54 AM by Blacklight
I remember, back in my D&D days, the damn beholders were my BANE !!!  I HATED those things !!! They were responsible for more character deaths in our campaigns than any other creature we encountered.  So of course, our dungeon master went out of his way to have us constantly run into them everywhere we went !!!  Jerk !!!
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