The Shannara Chronicles season 1 opening credits explained - TSWP 003

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In this episode we go through all the major movements in 'The Shannara Chronicles' Opening Credits incl. 

  • The choice of music and sound design.
  • Why Ruelle's "Until We Go Down" is a near perfect choice for Shannara.
  • We look at the fall of the Old World, The Great Wars, and the rise of the new races-of-man (humans, dwarves, gnomes and trolls). 
  • We discuss the Griffin-esque statues that populate an entire scene and what they might mean for the show going forward. 
  • We introduce two of the central themes in The Shannara Chronicles (1. the ongoing tension between the races of the Four Lands, and 2. the importance of [spoiler] The Ellcrys to our S1 story arc). 


Readers Note 1. 
"It is mentioned in the text of Terry Brooks’ ‘Armageddon’s Children’ and also in ‘the Sword of Shannara’ that the Great Wars lead to the destruction of the Old World and poisonedthe Earth for an age). [ from both texts we can infer that Nuclear weapons were deployed, and possibly even chemical & biological weapons were used]."

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Ep. 02: "Shannara World - The Season 1 Competition"

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'Shannara World' is a deep-dive podcast dedicated to the Shannara novels and The Shannara Chronicles television show. 

In this episode we introduce our Season 1 fan competition - first prize being a 50USD Amazon Gift Card plus a Season 1 Digital Pass for The Shannara Chronicles. 

Follow these steps to be in with a chance to Win. 

  1. Go to one of the following places
    - The Apple Podcasts App for iOS
    - The Apple Podcasts Store in Desktop iTunes
    - The Stitcher App for iOS and Android
  2. Leave 'Shannara World' an honest review in your platform of choice (we’d obviously love it if you could give us 5 Stars and a positive written review, but only if you think we deserve it).
  3. Email us and let us about your review or alternatively you can private message Josh on Twitter or Instagram (username @joshuacliston) or find him on Facebook (
  4. Include the words “SHANNARA WORLD Competition” at the beginning of your message or in your email’s subject line - so we don’t miss it.
    - Note: please include in your display name for the Apple Store or Stitcher reviews in your message - so we can confirm your review if you do happen to Win ..and if you use Apple Podcasts it would be super helpful if you could include which Apple store you were logged in to when you left the review (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the USA, The UK, etc.).

The Competition Winner will be announced February 6th 2018. (Only reviews that are live in the Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher at or before midnight on Feb 5th 2018 (Australian Eastern Time) will be eligible to win.

Conditions of Entry. 

- Prizes will not be exchanged for cash or any cash equivalent.
- The Digital Pass is for The Shannara Chronicles Season 1 only (so if you already have the show, you will need to pass this along to a friend, family member etc. who needs some Shannara in their lives.
- The 50USD gift card will be issues for only. 

Good Luck! 

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