242 .- What’s the standout change between the series and the legends?
~Colin: The initial thing was the ages of the characters, that Merlin and Arthur were the same age. I think that was a big crux for a lot of people. Merlin was very definitely supposed to be an old man guiding the young Arthur to the throne. I think that was the first thing that people sort of thought, “Oh, they’re the same age, that’s a bit odd.” But, as soon as that was got over and you accepted it as a concept, then you buy into what makes the show work and the dynamic and the relationship between the two characters. That’s one thing people consistently comment on - the relationship between the characters and how much fun it is and how emotional it can be as well. That’s what you get throughout the show, the depth of emotions and the characters as they go through the biggest shifts in their lives, ever. The audience is able to see that throughout the seasons, particularly in this new season [No. 4], it’s the biggest shifts there’s ever going to be.