A Fair and Perfect Knight Production Details


Production order:

Airing order in the USA:

Original air date:
January 13, 1989

P. K. Simonds, Jr.

Gus Trikonis

Director of Photography:
Stevan Larner A.S.C.

Production Designer:
John Mansbridge

Drake P. Silliman

Don Davis - main theme by Lee Holdridge



Ron Perlman

Catherine Chandler

Linda Hamilton


Roy Dotrice

Mary Ellen Geer
Samantha Marcie Leeds
Brooke Laurele Monglen
Zach Zachary Rosencrantz
Geoffrey Philip Waller
Michael Bill Calvert
Michael's Father John-Frederick Jones
Tina Riad
Beth Cyndi Strittmatter
Manager Raymond Lynch
Panhandler Stephen Hastings


Literary references:

Title - From Arthurian legend: both Sir Galahad, the "fair and perfect knight" and illegitimate son of Launcelot and Princess Elaine, and Launcelot himself, who betrays his friend and liege lord Arthur for the love of Lady Guinevere are alluded to in the person of Michael.

William Shakespeare - Henry IV, part I (1623), act I, scene 1
Read by Michael teaching class.

Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy (1304-1321)
Referenced to by Michael and Catherine choosing classes.

William Blake - To the Evening Star, from "Poetical Sketches", 1783
Read by Catherine, from a 1927 First Centenary (1757-1827) edition of W. Blake's "Songs of Innocence" that Michael gives Catherine as a gift.
The Poem is from "Poetical Sketches".

William Blake - Piping Down the Valleys Wild, from "Songs of Innocence" (1783)
Read by Samantha during a class.

19th Century Romantics - Michael meets a friend of Catherine's who teaches the 19th Century Romantics
(among them: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Sir Walter Scott,
J.F. Cooper, W. Irving, E.A.Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Longfellow, Whitman).


Musical references:



Supervising Producer:Stephen Kurzfeld
Producer: George R.R. Martin
Produced by: Kenneth R. Koch

Co-Producers: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
Created by: Ron Koslow


Executive Producers – Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas, Ron Koslow
Associate Producer – Anthony Mazzei
Coordinating Producer – David F. Schwartz

Unit Production Manager – Tony Brown
1st Assistant Director – John Hockridge
2nd Assistant Director – Joseph John Kontra
Art Director - Joseph Hubbard
Set Decorator – Peg Cummings
Property Master – Allan J. Gordon
Literary Consultant – Patricia Livingston

Main Titles – Robert Farina, Chris Arnold

Script Supervisor – Patience Thoreson

Beast Make-up – Margaret Beserra

Make-up Artist – Fred Blau Jr.
Hair Stylist – Josephine McCarthy
Costumers – Mary Taylor, Ron Hodge
Sound Mixers – Pat Mitchell, Rick Ash
Sound Editing – David Hankins
Music Editor - Carl Swartz

Stunt Coordinator - John C. Meier
Special Effects Coordinator - Gary Bentley

Costume Designer – Judy Evans
Casting - Joyce Robinson C.S.A. & Penny Ellers C.S.A.
Beast designed and created by Rick Baker

Piano performances by Gloria Cheng
Matte Painting and Special Visual Effects by Illusion Arts

Poetry, “To The Evening Star” by William Blake

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