Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Beastmaster Errata

August 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Look, we’re big enough Mongolian monarchs to admit when we’ve goofed. And that’s exactly what appears to be the case with last week’s Bad Movie Friday post about the 1982 Marc Singer vehicle The Beastmaster. We riffed about Singer’s apparent refusal to save the life of the ferret that had just helped pluck him from some nasty quicksand. But as several commenters pointed out, we posted an abridged version of the scene; as you can see above, starting at around the 2:01 mark, the title character does, indeed, return the favor to the plucky, elongated rodent.

We reckon this error reveals us to be something less than true Beastmaster fanatics. Because the ferret rescue scene is apparently so popular among a certain set of fanboys, it was paid touching homage in the Beastmaster TV series some 17 years later. Guess this means we won’t be receiving any all-expenses-paid invites to meet Marc Singer at F.A.C.T.S. 2009.


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