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Salon's guide to what to watch on Monday: Former Dungeons and Dragons devotees won't want to miss "Darkon," a documentary about a war-gaming club.

By Salon Staff
November 12, 2007 4:00PM (UTC)
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Former Dungeons and Dragons devotees, "Lord of the Rings" fans, Tenacious D groupies, aspiring hobbits and those enamored with flowery Genesis lyrics shouldn't miss tonight's premiere of the documentary "Darkon" (10 p.m. EST on IFC), which explores the strange activities of a war-gaming club in the Baltimore/D.C. area. Club members dress up like knights and warriors and fair maidens and meet on the weekends to battle and speak in Tolkien-esque faux languages and roast pigs over a fire. Many of the participants seem a little bit frustrated and disempowered in their everyday lives -- but hey, who isn't? And what makes an imaginary adventure spent with your imaginary friends any less of a great time than the mundane crap most of us do on weekends? Ultimately, "Darkon" will coax you out of eye-rolling and scoffing at the weirdos, and convince you that you could use your own little adventure club on the side, too -- albeit one with less jousting and more roasted meats.



Dance along with the best opening credits ever when "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" airs at 8 p.m. EST on E!. Then, find out how Peter and Nathan survived last season's big explosion on "Heroes" (9 p.m. EST on NBC). Billy Crystal fans won't want to miss the broadcast of him being awarded the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (9 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings). And vengeful neighbor Celia gets into the pot-growing game on "Weeds" (10 p.m. EST on Showtime).

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Ellen DeGeneres

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James Denton, Chris Brown

Oprah Winfrey

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Charlie Rose

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Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Sir Jeremy Greenstock

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

Judge Judy

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

Dr. Jay Parkinson

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Dustin Hoffman, Jamie Oliver, Alicia Keys

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST


Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Tom Brokaw

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

Jerry O'Connell, Common, Thurston Moore (repeat)

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Stephen King

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

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