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What's this Arthurian movie with a ridiculous armored sex scene?

I believe this movie is director John Boorman's Excalibur, from 1981. https://gizmodo.com/theres-nothing-like-sex-with-your-armor-on-nsfw-5437565
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Sword in the Stone story where the sword was held in place by electromagnets

This may be "Once and Future" by the late Terry Pratchett, first published in Camelot in 1995. A time-travelling historian named "Mervin" gets stranded in an anachronism stew that mostly matches ...
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Who killed the Famous Historian?

Singing Camelot Knight #4 Who was played by John Cleese (who also played Sir Lancelot the Brave). You can see yellow and silver in this frame: This knight is also wearing yellow and silver, and the ...
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Arthurian novel with sci-fi tropes

Could this be Merlin's Mirror by Andre Norton? In this great science fiction novel, Andre Norton brings to new life the legendary King Arthur and the wizard Merlin in the light of modern knowledge of ...
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Fantasy story, probably by Esther Friesner, about Arthurian characters talking like Valley girls

"Totally Camelot", a short story by Esther M. Friesner in Asimov's Science Fiction, August 1998, available at the Internet Archive. Beneath the great elf-mound all was revelry, but joy and ...
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Arthurian legend style story with future knowledge of science and chemistry

Merlin's Mistake (1970) by Robert Newman. It was published a few years before the time you said you read the book in question, is set during the medieval period, and according to this review, Merlin ...
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Short fantasy with Merlin and Arthur's granddaughter in modern times

That revelation of yours is from Swanwick's "The Dragon Line" (1988), first published in Terry's Universe and again in IASFM June 1989. Merlin is describing how his son became Arthur: ... ...
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Looking for a book series about every single fantasy trope ever

This is the Frostborn series by Jonathan Moeller. It has fifteen volumes. The ice men are the Frostborn of the title -- the main villains. The humans are on the world because Mordred's bastard son ...
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Arthurian tale featuring enemy who is strengthened by the earth

Sounds like Maleger; from Brewer's dictionary: Captain of the rabble rout which attack the castle of Temperance. He was “thin as a rake,” and cold as a serpent. Prince Arthur attacks him and flings ...
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Sword in the Stone story where the sword was held in place by electromagnets

It's been a long time since I read them, but I believe Merlin used a lodestone (magnet, but not electromagnet) in this way in A. A. Attanasio's The Dragon and the Unicorn series. Sadly I can't find a ...
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Sword in the Stone story where the sword was held in place by electromagnets

It also showed up in Interstellar Patrol II the Federation of Humanity, by Christopher Anvil. It wasn't a time-travel story, but there was absolutely a sword in a stone that was being used to ...
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Fantasy story, probably by Esther Friesner, about Arthurian characters talking like Valley girls

I suspect that you are indeed thinking of Esther Friesner's "Wake-up Call". It's Arthurian fiction, published in Asimov's 2000 collection, Camelot, as well as Up the Wall and it does involve ...
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Sci-fi book series with modern Arthurian legends with Excalibur as a spaceship

I can't find much about it online, but the Dyason series by Warren James Palmer has similar elements. Summary of the first book, Empire of the minds (1995), from Amazon: By the year 2045 the ...
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Do earlier books in the Witcher series already reference the Arthurian legend?

The Celtic-Mythology/Arthurian-Legends theme is very visible in Lady of the Lake, but it's seen throughout the saga. Examples: The Tor Zireael is very similar to the seat of the Fisher King as ...
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Do earlier books in the Witcher series already reference the Arthurian legend?

I'm pretty sure that Arthuric references appear only in the last book. As Ciri travelled to what seems to be another world, it's not strange that these references are exclusive to this book, as ...
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Story about an Arthurian knight who forces himself to volunteer for everything

I think this might be Tumbleweed by Dick King-Smith. Sir Tumbleweed is an unlikely knight—afraid of horses, jousting, and dragons. But with help from Arthur the Lion and Spearhead the Unicorn, he ...
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Stories about Lancelot and Galahad, which I heard on a record

I'll post this as a plausible suggestion, though I don't own the records and short of finding second hand copies anywhere it's going to be hard to verify it. In 1978 Caedmon Audio was a publisher ...
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Animated TV show about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

Could this be Camelot (1998) as part of the Enchated Tales series? I can only find the odd clip of it online, however, there is this clip where the knights put their swords on the table, they get ...
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YA Fantasy with Celtic Theme

Could it be The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner? It is not explicitly Arthurian but it has a character identified as the Morrigan and a wizard called Cadellin Silverbrow that I always think ...
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Animated TV show about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

It could be "King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table" ("Entaku no Kishi Monogatari Moero Āsā"), another anime series (very loosely) based on the Arthurian legends. It originally aired in ...
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Animated TV show about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

The first cartoon that popped into my head was an Oz series from the late sixties/ early seventies that was aired in the UK a few times in the eighties. Arthur! and the Square Knights of the Round ...
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Looking for a particular illustrated book of Arthurian Tales

It's 330 pages instead of 60, and the illustrations don't look like pencil to me, but your description instantly reminded me of Roger Lancelyn Green's King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table. ...
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Sci-fi book series with modern Arthurian legends with Excalibur as a spaceship

Almost surely not the answer (no Morgana, which features prominently in your question, no "backward" alien ships), but otherwise a close fit should anyone come here with this in mind: starship called ...
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Animated TV show about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

Could it possibly be The Legend of Prince Valiant? It came out at the beginning of 1990 and it centers around Camelot, although the story is technically about Prince Valiant. In my own searches I ...
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