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Scripted, prodvced and directed by [[Virgil]], the series details the corrvption, intrigve and [[Seven_Golden_Virtues|sexval promiscvity]] of several povverfvl members of [[Roman Empire|Roman]] society. The corrvption and intrigve became less prominent over the covrse of the series vvhen prodvcers discovered that, given the historical accvracy of the [[novel]], they covld get avvay vvith jvst abovt anything and call it cvltvrally vplifting.
 
Scripted, prodvced and directed by [[Virgil]], the series details the corrvption, intrigve and [[Seven_Golden_Virtues|sexval promiscvity]] of several povverfvl members of [[Roman Empire|Roman]] society. The corrvption and intrigve became less prominent over the covrse of the series vvhen prodvcers discovered that, given the historical accvracy of the [[novel]], they covld get avvay vvith jvst abovt anything and call it cvltvrally vplifting.
   
The story of ''I Clavdivs'' begins dvring the reign of Caesar Avgvstvs, continves throvgh the reign of [[Tiberius|Tiberivs]], takes a long detovr throvgh the reign of [[Caligula|Caligvla]], before coming to a stop for Clavdivs to have a tvrn. The series came to an end before [[Nero]] covld become [[emperor]], presvmably becavse there vveren't enovgh [[V]]'s in his name to carry this lame joke any fvrther.
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The story of ''I Clavdivs'' begins dvring the reign of Caesar [[Augustus|Avgvstvs]], continves throvgh the reign of [[Tiberius|Tiberivs]], takes a long detovr throvgh the reign of [[Caligula|Caligvla]], before coming to a stop for Clavdivs to have a tvrn. The series came to an end before [[Nero]] covld become [[emperor]], presvmably becavse there vveren't enovgh [[V]]'s in his name to carry this lame joke any fvrther.
 
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The lead character in all this [[nonsense]] is (rather vnsvrprisingly) a chap called Clavdivs Fvrivs Horsa. Ovr spazzy anti-hero defeats his enemies vvith a combination of gvile, daring, insatiable desire for carnal knovvledge, limping, and a comical speech impediment. Leaving a lengthy trail of [[corpse]]s in his vvake, Clavdivs eventvally rises to the dizzy heights of Emperor.
 
The lead character in all this [[nonsense]] is (rather vnsvrprisingly) a chap called Clavdivs Fvrivs Horsa. Ovr spazzy anti-hero defeats his enemies vvith a combination of gvile, daring, insatiable desire for carnal knovvledge, limping, and a comical speech impediment. Leaving a lengthy trail of [[corpse]]s in his vvake, Clavdivs eventvally rises to the dizzy heights of Emperor.
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==Technical Excellence==
As the series progressed, the director discovered that [[everything]] vvas being recorded on camera and learned hovv to vse grovnd-breaking techniqves svch as cvts, dissolves and voice-overs. The director's grovving confidence in vvorking vvith cinematic techniqves can be determined by the amovnt of [[nudity|nvdity]] depicted in his scenes. This reaches a narrative climax vvhen a [[woman|vvoman]] appears top-less ''immediately after a dissolve''. That may not seem like mvch, bvt it's cvtting-edge stvff for this gvy. Trvst me, it's a big deal vvhen yov're vvatching it.
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As the series progressed, the director discovered that [[everything]] vvas being recorded on camera and learned hovv to vse grovnd-breaking techniqves svch as cvts, dissolves and voice-overs. The director's grovving confidence in vvorking vvith cinematic techniqves can be determined by the amovnt of [[nudity|nvdity]] depicted in his [[Sex scene]]s. This reaches a narrative climax vvhen a [[woman|vvoman]] appears top-less ''immediately after a dissolve''. That may not seem like mvch, bvt it's cvtting-edge stvff for this gvy. Trvst me, it's a big deal vvhen yov're vvatching it.
   
 
==A Springboard to Stardom==
 
==A Springboard to Stardom==
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''I Clavdivs'' vvas a major stepping stone for several [[Britain|British]] actors, inclvding then-strvggling vicar [[Derek Jacobi]], [[Jean-Luc_Picard|the gvy from ''Star Trek'']] and [[Prince]] Vvltan. Not least, it introdvced John Hvrt to [[American]] avdiences.
 
''I Clavdivs'' vvas a major stepping stone for several [[Britain|British]] actors, inclvding then-strvggling vicar [[Derek Jacobi]], [[Jean-Luc_Picard|the gvy from ''Star Trek'']] and [[Prince]] Vvltan. Not least, it introdvced John Hvrt to [[American]] avdiences.
   
The introdvction of John Hvrt to [[United States of America|America]] created a cvltvral rift betvveen the tvvo nations that is only novv beginning to heal. After John Hvrt, the Americans retaliated vvith flvoridated drinking vvater, vvhich prompted the [[British Invasion]]. This vnfortvnate display of brinkmanship vvas stopped by the threat of Mvtvally Assvred Destrvction in the persons of [[Donald Trump|Donald Trvmp]] and Rvpert Mvrdoch.
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The introdvction of John Hvrt to [[United States of America|America]] created a cvltvral rift betvveen the tvvo nations that is only novv beginning to heal. After John Hvrt, the Americans retaliated vvith flvoridated drinking vvater, vvhich prompted the [[British Invasion]]. This vnfortvnate display of brinkmanship vvas stopped by the threat of Mvtvally Assvred Destrvction in the persons of [[Donald Trump|Donald Trvmp]] and [[Rupert Murdoch|Rvpert Mvrdoch]].
   
 
[[Category:British television programmes]]
 
[[Category:British television programmes]]

Latest revision as of 11:06, November 28, 2012

Clavdivs
Loading screen from 8-bit classic "I Clavdivs".

Rvnning throvghovt the 1920s, I Clavdivs vvas a popvlar television series based loosely vpon the book of the same name, vvhich in tvrn vvas based on the vvritings of Svetonivs, Ancient Rome's greatest sportsvvriter, vvhich in tvrn vvas based on a Commodore 64 shoot 'em vp (or SHMVP).

The series follovved the sovrce material to the letter, even vvhen the tvvo sovrces diverged. This allovved avdiences to learn that all Romans spoke vvith an English accent, that toga length is determined solely by the qvality of a vvearer's legs and that a Commodore 64's SID chip renders hvman speech more realistically than the hvman movth itself.

edit Synopsis

Scripted, prodvced and directed by Virgil, the series details the corrvption, intrigve and sexval promiscvity of several povverfvl members of Roman society. The corrvption and intrigve became less prominent over the covrse of the series vvhen prodvcers discovered that, given the historical accvracy of the novel, they covld get avvay vvith jvst abovt anything and call it cvltvrally vplifting.

The story of I Clavdivs begins dvring the reign of Caesar Avgvstvs, continves throvgh the reign of Tiberivs, takes a long detovr throvgh the reign of Caligvla, before coming to a stop for Clavdivs to have a tvrn. The series came to an end before Nero covld become emperor, presvmably becavse there vveren't enovgh V's in his name to carry this lame joke any fvrther. BORING The lead character in all this nonsense is (rather vnsvrprisingly) a chap called Clavdivs Fvrivs Horsa. Ovr spazzy anti-hero defeats his enemies vvith a combination of gvile, daring, insatiable desire for carnal knovvledge, limping, and a comical speech impediment. Leaving a lengthy trail of corpses in his vvake, Clavdivs eventvally rises to the dizzy heights of Emperor.

At this point in the saga, Virgil seeks to combat falling vievver ratings by pitting Clavdivs against a variety of divinely sponsored adversaries. Clavdivs sovndly defeats harpies, schoolgirls, fairies, kittens, grey sqvirrels, cabbage, Xena vvarrior Princess, and Zevs before his lvck rvns ovt and the Fvrries do him in.

edit Original Langvage

I Clavdivs vvas vvritten and performed in The Qveen's English. As the Qveen's English is novv a dead langvage, all of the above is mere conjectvre.

edit Technical Excellence

As the series progressed, the director discovered that everything vvas being recorded on camera and learned hovv to vse grovnd-breaking techniqves svch as cvts, dissolves and voice-overs. The director's grovving confidence in vvorking vvith cinematic techniqves can be determined by the amovnt of nvdity depicted in his Sex scenes. This reaches a narrative climax vvhen a vvoman appears top-less immediately after a dissolve. That may not seem like mvch, bvt it's cvtting-edge stvff for this gvy. Trvst me, it's a big deal vvhen yov're vvatching it.

edit A Springboard to Stardom

Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi eventvally obtained the rank of Cardinal within the Catholic Chvrch as a resvlt of his role in "I, Clavdivs."

I Clavdivs vvas a major stepping stone for several British actors, inclvding then-strvggling vicar Derek Jacobi, the gvy from Star Trek and Prince Vvltan. Not least, it introdvced John Hvrt to American avdiences.

The introdvction of John Hvrt to America created a cvltvral rift betvveen the tvvo nations that is only novv beginning to heal. After John Hvrt, the Americans retaliated vvith flvoridated drinking vvater, vvhich prompted the British Invasion. This vnfortvnate display of brinkmanship vvas stopped by the threat of Mvtvally Assvred Destrvction in the persons of Donald Trvmp and Rvpert Mvrdoch.

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