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Welcome to the Knightmare Lexicon. This system is designed to be a centre point for any Knightmare related information. You may think of it as a Knightmare Encyclopædia or Dictionary. Though in many ways it is more like a Knightmare wiki in that people with an interest in Knightmare like yourself may add entries to the database for others to find. Likewise if there's a piece of information you're looking for on Knightmare then in thef future it's very likely you'll be able to find it here. For the system to be a success it relies on each and every member of the community providing as much information as possible. Enjoy! logins.

Entry of the Day - Nik Kershaw
1. Nik Kershaw
Enduringly popular British singer-songwriter, born in 1958. He is best known for his hit singles of the 1980s, several of which have been rewritten by by Knightmare.com Forum members as themed parodies, or filks. These include:

Wide Boy (1985)
Parodied by Drassi (David) as Wight, Boy. Its themes were Team 6 of Series 1 (who encountered cavernwights), Team 4 of Series 3 (who took a minecart 'ride, boy' to Level 3) and Team 1 of Series 8 (who got 'fried, boy' by Bhal-Shebah). 'Overnight success | Exceed excess' was changed to 'Cavernwight success | It seeks by scent'.

Bogart (1984)
Parodied by Drassil as Treguard. In the first verse, Lissard complains to Treguard about Lord Fear; in the second verse, Lord Fear complains to Treguard about Lissard. The original's reference to 'gin or Monopoly' was changed to 'Knightmare monopoly', as played by Lord Fear and Lissard during the quest by Team 2 of Series 8.

One Step Ahead (1989)
Parodied by Drassil. Following a performance review from Lord Fear that puts Sylvester Hands 'one step ahead of poo', Hands reminisces about his victory against Team 4 of Series 6. He refers also to his encounters with Team 1 of Series 6 and Team 3 of Series 6.

The One and Only (1991)
Written by Nik Kershaw and recorded by Chesney Hawkes. This was parodied by Drassil as The Hun and Lonely, in which actor Michael Cule confessed to a preference for playing Brother Mace over Fatilla (although this is said to be the opposite of Michael Cule's real-life preference). The One and Only was used in 2010 as the soundtrack for a fan video by Canadanne (Annie), Knightmare - The One And Only Lord Fear. Annie has written that she 'was pleased that it turned out as well as I had imagined. I was particularly tickled by the CGI Brollachan's perfect lip-synching to one line, which was entirely accidental but very appropriate! As a surprise bonus, the actor Mark Knight got to see the video and contacted me to express his approval. :D'

In 2003 in one of the forum's comedy threads, Drassil attributed the cryptic chorus of Nik Kershaw's 1984 hit The Riddle to the Oracle of Confusion. Eleven years later, he wrote a tongue-in-cheek article for Knightmare.com titled Why Nik Kershaw's The Riddle is about Knightmare which suggested that every line of the song was a reference to an aspect of Knightmare. 'Pieces of Valentine' was said to refer to actor Paul Valentine (Motley and others); 'Wise man's child' was claimed to be a reference to Tim Child's wisdom.

Provided By: David, 2015-12-21 19:04:16
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