The Archer: Fugitive From the Empire
The growing popularity of the sword and sorcery genre in theatrical films, books and comics led to this comic book pilot to a proposed TV series and the first television movie to explore the fad. Other than George Kennedy, who plays the warrior hero's bloodsire, the performers were relatively unfamiliar to TV viewers at the time (and many remain so). The plot revolves around a rugged warrior and his quest to avenge his father's brutal slaying, and his search for a legendary sorcerer who can help him. Joining him on his mission is a beautiful enchantress who is also searching for the sorcerer; pursuing him is a malevolent wizard who wants him dead.