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Korgoth

Korgoth of Barbaria was a proposed series made for Adult Swim.

History

Created by Aaron Springer, the pilot episode first aired on June 3, 2006 at 12:30 AM (EST) on Adult Swim. On June 18, 2006, Adult Swim ran a bumper announcing Korgoth was officially picked up as a series. However, it was dropped before production began.

Setting

The show was set in a post-apocalyptic world where sorcery and the remnants of technology exist simultaneously. Korgoth was prone to humorous amounts of violence, tying in with his Viking heritage.

Plot

Korgoth is infected with a deadly parasite by Gog-Ma-Gogg, and extorted to steal an item known as "The Golden Goblin of the Fourth Age" from the wizard Specules, whom Gog believes to have recently died. Korgoth journeys with a group of Gog-Ma-Gogg's henchmen to Specules' castle, picking up a girl and killing several things along the way.

The group reaches the castle, considerably smaller than when it had left, and begin to plunder it. As Korgoth searches for the Golden Goblin, Specules returns, explaining that he was on vacation. Specules uses his magic to kill or incapacitate all but Korgoth, who proves largely immune to the ridiculous creatures the wizard conjures. As a last resort, Specules uses his magic directly against Korgoth; however, he is knocked off-balance and accidentally kills Korgoth's girl. Angered, Korgoth takes a two-pronged candle stick holder and impales Specules through the eyes, only to find that the wizard has magically transferred his head onto the dead girl's body. Specules proceeds to fly out the window.

Korgoth returns to Gog-Ma-Gogg with the Golden Goblin (a simple modern-age novelty item) and gets the elixir for the deadly parasite, though the elixir takes many seasons to take effect. He is last seen walking away, pulling a cart full of medicine bottles.

Credits

  • Composer: Lee Holdridge

Cast

  • Diedrich Bader as Korgoth, Henchman #1
  • Corey Burton as The Narrator, Specules, Doorman, Henchman #2
  • Craig Raisner as Gog-Ma-Gogg, Bargrot
  • John DiMaggio as Stink, Scrotus, Henchman #4
  • Tom Kenny as Hargon, Hechman #3
  • Susan Spano as Orala

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