The Adventures of Clan Spaniel

Clan Spaniel

"The Adventures of Clan Spaniel" is one of the most popular entertainment shows among the pre-teen children of the Clans Merchant Castes. [1]

Overview[edit]

"The Adventures of Clan Spaniel" revolved around a series of anthropomorphic warriors led by their parrot Khan Polly on a never-ending quest to liberate their homeworlds from five tribes of evil monkeys, thinly veiled analogs for the Successor States. While all of the show's characters are based on animals which the Clans consider pets - an attempt to avoid the promotion or denigration of any individual Clan - the show provides a means of teaching its young viewers overall Clan virtues, with each episode a morality tale or illustration of some aspect of Clan life.[1]

One episode showed the evil monkey tribes joining forces to assault Strana Mechty. The monkey tribes representing the Inner Sphere nations were known as the Blue Monkeys, Red Monkeys, Purple Monkeys, Green Monkeys, and Yellow Monkeys. The assault was led by the One-Eyed White Monkey, a stand in for Anastasius Focht. Clan Spaniel was successful in driving the attacking monkey tribes from Strana Mechty.[2]

When relaying information about the show as an example of the media available in the Clan Homeworlds to his father, Khan Phelan Kell commented that in most respects it greatly resembled the shows of his childhood in their methods of teaching the morals and ethical values of each Inner Sphere nation.[1]


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Clans: Warriors of Kerensky, pp. 49-50 "Clan Society - Culture and Lifestyle - Media"
  2. Clan Spaniel Saves Strana Mechty, p. 2

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