Dragon WriterJust noticed that Main.Merlin is about the TV series, not the character of Arthurian legend. This may be a problem. I'm too busy to investigate the wicks atm (feel free to step in), but Moonheart is one example of misuse as it links to the legendary character, not the series. Shouldn't we move the article to Television.Merlin ?
edited 8th Dec '10 7:43:22 PM by Stratadrake
I don't see why the character needs his own page. He isn't a work. He isn't a trope. He's just a character. He should be on the character sheet of the appropriate work.
THIS IS BAT COUNTRYHe may be a prevalent fictional character outside of his own story though. You know, shit like Merlin's Shop Of Mystical Wonders.
I see the Awesomeness.I think a character sheet for the original Merlin and how he's used wouldn't be bad. He's pretty much a Historical-Domain Character (or whatever the fictional equivalent is).
THIS IS BAT COUNTRY^Public Domain Character, and I'd agree.
yeah, i wondered about this when i first saw this page, too. seems like it should be done in a similar way to Robin Hood (which has the main/ page for the character, then a series/ page for the 2006 BBC show). and it should be mentioned that there's also a previous work with the same name (a TV mini-series starring sam neill as merlin).
Fight It Out!I agree that Merlin should be about the character. While he is generally tied to Arthurian legends, this is not always the case (Quest for Glory II mentions Merlin but not Arthur).
Dragon WriterBTW, I did a quick skim of the wicks earlier today, focusing on articles that looked like names of works (assuming that any mentions of "Merlin" in trope articles were examples taken from the TV series). Conclusion: Appears that Moonheart is an isolated event.
The Pervert KingHave a look at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Excalibur in the Stone. As well the Sam Neil series is in the Film namespace for some reason, and frequently goes unlinked. I'm pro "Merlin as character" for Main, and a split Series page for the BBC and Sam Neil shows.
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Well, the full title is "The Adventures of Merlin"
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Ravenous Sophovore^^I dunno about in the British version, but the American import is only titled "Merlin."
Remarkably UnremarkableI agree with having the main entry be for the character of Merlin himself. It's like having the main page of Santa Claus be Santa Claus
edited 23rd Jan '11 6:14:16 AM by tendollarlameo
The British version is just Merlin as well.
It would be Series.Merlin, rather than Television.Merlin, and yes, it should be moved, if someone has something to say about the Arthurian figure.
The Other TroperPlus if its full title is not that, it should be moved to the full title anyway.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
The other isn't the full title. It was the pre-production working title and is not the official title. The official title is just Merlin.
The Other TroperThen I was misinformed.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
A while back someone informed me of a wiki policy that ideally works should go in their own namespaces, and not on Main? Someone in a position of authority, please step forward.
edited 23rd Jan '11 10:49:33 AM by melloncollie
Ravenous SophovoreSandbox.Merlin. How's that for a start?
edited 23rd Jan '11 10:58:29 AM by ccoa
THIS IS BAT COUNTRYWe have Dennis the Menace (US) and Dennis the Menace (UK). If we want to make pages for the British television series and the US miniseries, we could easily do Merlin US and Merlin UK
Ravenous SophovoreThere's a US series titled Merlin besides the imported one? EDIT: Nevermind, found it. Why not Merlin-1998 for the older series? That's what we do with series like V. Assuming anyone wants to make a page for it, anyway.
edited 23rd Jan '11 11:19:43 AM by ccoa
THIS IS BAT COUNTRY^ Mini-series. I thought that's what other people in this topic were bringing up. And we shouldn't add a year because that's what we do with Remakes. The mini-series is not a remake, and it's chief distinction between the British series is country of origin.
edited 23rd Jan '11 11:19:29 AM by SeanMurrayI
Ravenous SophovoreIt's not just for remakes. And since the currently running Merlin is being released in both countries, that would be less confusing.
Yeah, not everyone knows that the series is actually UK. A lot of people just know it as "that show on Sci-Fi" as Sci-Fi hasn't really advertised that it's an imported British show.
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