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Succubi: The Dawn's Early Light
The Dawn's Early Light"
Kröd Mändoon and|
the Flaming Sword of Fire episode
The three Succubi that appear in the episode
|Directed by||Alex Hardcastle|
|Written by||Brad Johnson|
|Story by||Brad Johnson|
|Produced by||Mario Stylianides|
|Featured Music||Mark Thomas|
|Cinematography by||Rob Kitzmann|
|Editing by||Liana Del Giudice|
|Original Air Date||April 30, 2009|
Sean Maguire, Matt Lucas, Kevin Hart, India de Beaufort, John Rhys-Davies, Steve Speirs, Marques Ray, Alex Macqueen, James Murray, Chris Parnell, Emma Clifford, Nathalie Cox, Máté Haumann, Andrew Hefler, Anna Jankovics, Robert Madge
|List of Kröd Mändoon episodes at Wikipedia|
Succubi: The Dawn's Early Light was the fifth episode of the first season of the comedic sword and sorcery series Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire. It originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on April 30, 2009. The episode was written by series co-developer Brad Johnson and directed by Alex Hardcastle. In Succubi: The Dawn's Early Light, Kröd and his friends are tempted by evil Succubi during a quest to warn the resistance movement of danger, and Dongalor seeks the tears of a Pagan woman in order to activate his secret ancient weapon.
- Series: Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
- Season: 1
- Episode Number: 5
- Episode Title: Succubi: The Dawn's Early Light
- Directed by: Alex Hardcastle
- Writing credits: Brad Johnson
- Running Time: 28 Minutes
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Originally Aired on: April 30, 2009 on the Comedy Central Television Channel
|Actor / Actress||Role|
|Sean Maguire||Kröd Mändoon|
|Matt Lucas||Chancellor Dongalor|
|India de Beaufort||Aneka|
|James Murray||Ralph Longshaft|
|Andrew Hefler||Pagan Man|
As Aneka spends some time with Ralph, Kröd is entrusted by Grimshank to the Doomsday Beacon in order to alert the resistance about Dongalor's activation of the Eye of Gulga Grymna. While making their way to the beacon through the Forest of Certain Death, Kröd and his men fall under the deception of Succubi and an Incubus who intend to have them bear their offspring. After fighting their way out, Kröd manages to light the beacon, only for the tower to suddenly crumble to the ground. Meanwhile, Dongalor races to acquire the last component for the Eye: the tears of a pagan woman.
Freedom fighter Kröd Mändoon (Sean Maguire), still aching from his recent break-up with Aneka (India de Beaufort), tries to return to the "single" scene with Loquasto (Steve Speirs), Zezelryck (Kevin Hart) and Bruce (Marques Ray), but finds no success because he can't stop talking about Aneka. They are interrupted when Aneka's Pagan village home is raided by the evil Chancellor Dongalor (Matt Lucas), who kidnaps all the women and kills all the men with arrows to their perineums; Krod says, "Those taint-shooting bastards." Grimshank (John Rhys-Davies), the warlock for the resistance, reveals Dongalor has raided the village seeking the tears of a Pagan woman, the last ingredient he needs to unleash the deadly ancient weapon, the Eye of Gulga Grymna. Aneka insists Pagan women never cry, but she happily agrees to stay with the handsome Ralph Longshaft (James Murray) at his villa for safe-keeping, much to Kröd's chagrin. Aneka and Longshaft proceed to have sex after making repeated provocative gestures with various food items.
Dongalor and his advisor Barnabus (Alex MacQueen) try to extract tears from the kidnapped women by torturing them, whipping them and peeling onions in front of them, to no avail. Dongalor also tries staging a tragic play with a boy saying goodbye to his dog because his father cannot afford the pet due to the death of his mother, but the Pagan women are unmoved, although Dongalor cries like a baby. Meanwhile, Longshaft tells Kröd and his three friends to go to the Hessemeel Mountains, through the Forest of Certain Death, and light a pyre at the top of a tower to warn the other freedom fighters about the pending danger. The foursome go through the forest, where they find a strong man has been savagely killed. They are approached by three beautiful wenches, who insist a group of banshees just tried to kill them. When they seek romance from the group, the homosexual Bruce is the only one who is skeptical, until the wenches bring a gay man from the forest for him. The wenches, who are revealed to be Succubi, impregnate Loquasto and Zezelryck after kissing them, as does the Incubus after kissing Bruce.
Kröd, however, refuses to kiss his Succubus because he still misses Aneka. Kröd is attacked by the demons and his possessed friends, but he fights his way loose and kills the Succubi and Incubus, freeing Loquasto, Zezelryck and Bruce. They find the tower, but Kröd realizes he has lost the key Grimshank gave him, so he instead lights it by firing a flaming arrow at the pyre. Once it is lit, however, the group is surprised when the tower explodes and collapses. Grimshank, who watched the scene from a telescope, informs Aneka that Kröd has been killed, causing her to weep on his tunic. He leaves and places the tears in a vial. Meanwhile, Dongalor is told by Barnabus that Grimshank, actually a double agent, has succeeded in killing Kröd and retrieving the Pagan tears needed to activate the weapon.
The Succubi in this Episode
The succubi and incubus that appear in this episode do not display horns or tails like the classical creatures do. They do however appear to have long tongues. When killed, they become a mass of black liquid that vanishes into the ground a short time later.
Succubi: The Dawn's Early Light was written by series co-developer Brad Johnson and directed by Alex Hardcastle. It originally aired April 30, 2009 in the United States on Comedy Central. The episode was filmed in Budapest, Hungary.
Within a week of the episode's original broadcast, the official Comedy Central website included two deleted scenes from Succubi: The Dawn's Early Light. In the first 95-second clip, Grimshank summarizes the history of the Eye of Gulga Grymna because Kröd has forgotten to read the resistance intelligence reports. In the second, 20-second clip, Bruce comforts a heartbroken Kröd by saying, "The only way to get over someone is to get under someone new", then chastises Kröd for taking his advice literally.
Matt Fowler of IGN said the episode had several laugh-out-loud moments, that he appreciated the Eye of Gulga Grymna story arc and liked the twist that Kröd's prudishness actually proved to be an asset in battle. But Fowler also said many of the jokes remain too obvious and juvenile and that the supporting characters are being underused; he said the fact that Aneka has spent the last few episodes having sex with Longshaft was particularly offensive.
- Ryan, Mike (2009-04-22). "Sean Maguire Of Comedy Central's "Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword"". Starpulse. http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/04/22/sean_maguire_of_comedy_central_s_krod_ma. Retrieved 2009-05-11.
- "Deleted Scenes - History of the Eye". Comedy Central. 2009-04-30. http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=226371&title=deleted-scenes-history-of-the. Retrieved 2009-05-12.
- "Deleted Scenes - Dating Advice". Comedy Central. 2009-04-30. http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=226364&title=deleted-scenes-dating-advice. Retrieved 2009-05-12.
- Fowler, Matt (2009-05-02). "Krod Mandoon: "The Dawn's Early Light" Review". IGN. http://tv.ign.com/articles/978/978750p1.html. Retrieved 2009-05-11.