''Quest of the Delta Knights'' is a 1993 DirectToVideo fantasy/adventure sword and sorcery film wholly lacking in sorcery. It's another one of those movies that [[VindicatedByCable wouldn't have a page on this wiki]] were it not for ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' and its [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E13QuestOfTheDeltaKnights Season 9 appearance]].

The plot concerns a young boy named Travis (nicknamed "Tee"), who is sold into slavery after he is orphaned in an attack on a caravan. Tee is bought by Baydool (David Warner), a beggar man who is secretly a spy for the Order of the Delta Knights. This underground society is dedicated to knowledge, justice, eradicating evil; the usual heroic stuff. Baydool makes Tee his apprentice as he covertly opposes the dastardly Lord Vultare (also David Warner), who is looking for the fabled Lost Storehouse of Archimedes, rumored to contain all manner of LostTechnology that would allow their wielder to TakeOverTheWorld.

The duo infiltrate Vultare's castle to gain access to a map leading to the storehouse, but afterward Baydool is captured, and Tee's attempt to rescue his mentor [[MentorOccupationalHazard ends badly]]. Tee sets off to find the Storehouse before Vultare can, joining forces with [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Leonardo da Vinci]], who is also a member of the Order, and a serving wench named Thena. Along the way they have a few scrapes with Vultare's forces, Leo hits on and gets hit by the girl, the party gets captured by a disturbingly merry band of masked bandits, and it turns out Thena is a princess.

In the end they find the Storehouse, but it turns out Vultare's been following them the whole time! Fortunately the villain gets DistractedByTheShiny artifacts and zaps himself to death, and Tee blows up the Storehouse, reasoning that [[TheWorldIsNotReady mankind is not yet ready for its secrets]]. But Leonardo rips off most of the gadgets inside of it, so it isn't a total loss. The end.

As far as movies riffed on by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' go, this one isn't one of the worst but also not one of the best. It's at least watchable and usually fairly fun, but also notably confusing and nebulous, especially with regards to its [[AnachronismStew temporal]] and [[ArtisticLicenseGeography physical]] setting. The recap can be found [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S09E13QuestOfTheDeltaKnights here]].

Also, several viewers have noticed that the first act of ''Delta Knights'' ("mute" orphan slave is bought for an insultingly low sum, freed, and adopted by a "crippled" beggar who is a spy for a secret organization) is essentially Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/CitizenOfTheGalaxy'' [[RecycledInSpace Recycled In Medieval Europe]].

!!''Quest Of The Delta Knights'' contains examples of:

* AnachronismStew: And how! The extras were workers and patrons of a local Renaissance Faire who provided their own costumes. So some Mooks wear horned Viking helmets, others wear armor, while still others dress like pirates and sultans. Archimedes' notebook, which becomes the foundation of the Order, is bound with ancient staples. And as mentioned earlier, Tee uses bombs to bring down the Storehouse, and also has a crude pistol (though to be fair, gunpowder weapons had been present in Europe since the 14th century). Tee's gender neutral parent thing tries to assault Vultare with a ''sai''.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Everyone's speaking English, but "Vultare" sounds vaguely French, Leonardo da Vinci is hanging around, and supposedly Archimedes of Syracuse has a storehouse nearby. England is apparently due north.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Attempted with Leonardo and Thena. Failed mostly because Leonardo turns into an unlikable jackass from the moment they rescue Thena from slavers.
* BigNo: There's one from Travis at the beginning as his family is killed, but we only see him mouth the word as the sound is removed for drama.
%% * BreastExpansion: Apparently, finding out you're a princess causes your breasts to enlarge.
%% * TheChick: Thena
* TheChosenOne: Tee is the one destined to find the way to Archimedes' Lost Storehouse. In practice, what this means is that they use the place of his birth to orient the map... which, from their starting place, is actually ''north''.
* CopycatCover: A recent DVD cover for the movie makes it seem like the lost member of the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy.
* CoversAlwaysLie: [[http://www.davidwarnerfilm.co.uk/photos/-Film-Posters/quest.JPG This]] is a one of the posters for this movie. Should we be alarmed that the poster doesn't even get the title right?
* DragonTheirFeet: One Vultare's soldiers outlives him by a minute or so.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Tee's disguise involves a long, flowing hairpiece that makes him look like a girl. It's not DisguisedInDrag, though, because it wasn't intentional.
* DungFu / ToiletHumor: Baydool weaponizes his urine early in the film.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Thena turns out to be the long-lost Princess Athena of a neighboring country, a fact revealed during an improbable run-in with her bandit brother Prince Justin and his friends.
* {{Expy}}: Thena's brother is basically Robin Hood.
* GreaterScopeVillain: The Mannerjay, the evil supreme ruler of the country in which this story is set.
* {{Historical Domain Character}}s: Archimedes and Leonardo da Vinci.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Thena the bawdyhouse princess.
* HornyVikings: A few of Vultare's soldiers have big horned Viking helmets.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Thena. Spelled out by her brother, who says that [[MyGirlIsNotASlut no matter what she had to do as a serving wench, she did to survive]] and that she was always a princess nonetheless.
%% * InThePastEveryoneWillBeFamous: Leonardo ''of'' Vinci.
* KidHero: Tee, the ChosenOne of the Order, who is destined to lead the way to the Lost Storehouse of Archimedes.
* LostSuperweapon: It turns out one of Archimedes' great inventions was a crystal ball that focuses latent energy in the atmosphere to create a DeathRay. It turns out it wasn't quite {{Ragnarok Proof|ing}}ed well enough, though, and it overloads on Vultare, killing him.
%% * LoveableRogue: Leonardo da Vinci, for some reason.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Just before Baydool dies, he calls Tee "my son!" He dies before saying whether he really is Tee's father or just a ParentalSubstitute.
* MadeForTVMovie: Originally a Sci Fi Channel made-for-cable movie.
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: By Thena's brother when Leo comments on how she went from serving wench to princess overnight.
--> "Athena was ''always'' a princess! ...no matter what things she had to do."
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Replace just one letter in the villain's name and you've got Lord Vulture.
* ObfuscatingDisability: Tee pretends to be a mute while a slave.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Baydool's disguise as a simple beggar allows him to move around freely.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Athena, and how. When she's revealed as a princess, her corset pushes her bosom to her ''shoulders''.
* OlderSidekick: Leonardo da Vinci, who seems to be around twenty here, is sidekick to little kid Tee.
* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime: "The arrow will show / Where the Father did glow / From the house of the One / Treasures are given... from Father to Son."
* PunnyName: "Mannerjay" seems to be a title invented by the movie, likely as a pun off of "manager".
* RagsToRoyalty: Thena, who goes from serving wench to princess overnight after meeting a thief prince who happens to be her long lost brother.
* RedBaron: By his own account, Vultare has many nicknames along these lines, such as the Scourge of Iberia and the Panther of the Pyrenees.
* ShaggyDogStory: The entire point of Tee's quest was to find the Lost Storehouse and use its treasures of LostTechnology to lead mankind out of the dark ages. Instead, Tee destroys the Storehouse, saying TheWorldIsNotReady. Sure, they reunited Thena with her brother and killed Lord Vultare, but mankind is still in the dark ages, the Mannerjay still retains power in their homeland, and countless treasures of antiquity are lost forever.
* ShownTheirWork:
** No matter [[SoBadItsGood how inaccurate the rest of the movie is]], the writers ''did'' get some facts on Archimedes right, notably how he reflected the sun's light as a weapon and the basic circumstances of his death. They also knew that Leonardo da Vinci was called that because he really was from Vinci, rather than treating it as his surname (he didn't have one[[note]]His full title was "Da Vinci, di Ser Piero", but taking this to be his surname would be akin to saying the [[Literature/TheBible Biblical disciple Joseph]]'s last name was "of Arimathea" and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Aragorn]]'s last name was "son of Arathorn"[[/note]]).
** The Mannerjay also refers to the ruler of "Cathay," which was an antiquated, Anglicized name for what is today called China.
* SpiderSense: Tee, though it rarely does him much good given how many times it gets him captured or his friends killed.
* SpySpeak: The shibboleth of the Delta Knights.
-->It's a nice day if it doesn't rain.\\
It's always a nice day if it doesn't rain.\\
If the sun isn't too warm.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Vultare is constantly rolling his eyes at his goofy subordinates like Wamthool.
* ThemeTuneCameo: The opening theme is a re-use of the theme from the 1980 sci-fi movie ''Battle Beyond The Stars''.
* TrainingMontage: Guaranteed to be the goofiest and least believable one you will ever see in your entire life. [[Film/TheManWhoSavesTheWorld Or at least the second.]]
* UnusualEuphemism: Wamthool is described as the Mannerjay's "merlin," with King Arthur's own Merlin having apparently become the standardized word for a court wizard in this setting.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: Leonardo and Thena.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: So, what became of the Mannerjay, anyway? Or the wizard who was working for her?
* WhatTheHellHero: Leonardo openly calls out Tee's decision to destroy the lost storehouse of Archimedes, and especially pointing out that he had no right to do so. Tee simply claims TheWorldIsNotReady and Archimedes gave him the right. Amusingly, unknown to both his actions were irrelevant since Vultare managed to blow it up independently.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Here's everything the audience knows about where the story is set: It's not England, and Tee is from England, but it's not the setting. It's ruled by a Mannerjay (not a real world title). It's the dark ages. That's basically it.
* WizardBeard: Baydool wears a phony one as part of his beggar-man disguise.
* TheWorldIsNotReady: Tee's reasoning for destroying the Lost Storehouse at the end of the film.
* YeGoodeOldeDays: Much of the movie was shot at a Renaissance faire in California, using staff and patrons as extras, which may explain some of the anachronisms.

''[[TheStinger I SEEEEE them! I'm CAAH-MIIIIING]]!''