Brian has a lot to say in the introductions to each episode and the additional footage afterwards. Here's a complete transcription of his words.
From the fourteenth episode's introduction and additional footage:
[From the Introduction] "Hello! I'm Brian Jacques and welcome back to Redwall! Several seasons have passed since we last saw Matthias and his friends in the Abbey. Much has happened... the Abbot died and appointed Matthias "the Warriormouse of Redwall". Cluny was defeated and Redwall Abbey rejoiced! Matthias the Warrior has wed Cornflower and they now have a son of their own, Mattimeo! Meet him in this episode of Redwall."
[When asked about Medicine] "Medicine, doctors, men... are constantly coming up with new recipes for cures. New drugs, wonder drugs... things... They all go back to this. They all go back to nature. To herbs. To things that people knew about in times long ago. Mmm. And the herbs were widely used at Redwall.
"If I could go into some friendly little old mouse and he would make me something to settle me stomach. Like, 'I'll do ya some dandelion and burdock, and... For that little scratch you've got there, we've got some sanicle. And sanicle's a wonderful herb for healing, put that on.' It'd be better than rolling your sleeve up and having to see this injection coming your way, wouldn't it? Owww!!! [laughs] I think I'd sooner have the medieval doctor, actually."
[Character Spotlight on Slagar the Cruel] "I've got a secret for you: Chickenhound wasn't gone. In Mossflower, Chickenhound, being a healer fox, healed himself. He stayed out in the forests. And, his face, even though he lived, was horribly disfigured by the snake's bite! So, Chickenhound wore a silken harlequin mask of many colors and he became 'Slagar the Cruel', the slave trader and the robber!"
[ASK THE AUTHOR Segment] "The Redwall characters are so descriptive. How did you come up with them?"
"Well, some of them come from the imagination. But, some of them are people I've known in my life. And, it's an author's job to observe the human condition, as well as the animal condition. [chuckles] I can look at my little dog and think he's somebody else."
From the fifteenth episode's introduction and additional footage:
[From the Introduction] "Hello! I'm Brian Jacques and welcome to Redwall! Last time, we met Matthias' son, Mattimeo. With his help, we learned that Vitch was actually a spy for the deadly and feared Slagar! Sadly, Matthias did not believe his son's story about Vitch. Though Slagar was able to sneak into the Abbey and kidnap several of the young ones, today, Matthias and Basil Stag Hare set out to find the enslaved children. Watch this episode of Redwall!"
[When asked about Knights] [chuckles] "A knight was a very upright man. Well, he had to be. He was wearing a tin shirt. [laughs] No, seriously. The idea of being a knight, of knighthood, was, again, the idea of courage. It was a man of honor and valor, a man who took care of those weaker than himself and an honorable person. Just like Matthias. Although Matthias didn't have a suit of armor... oh, he did, didn't he? At the end! That's right. When he found Martin's stuff, he got all the armor on! And this was the symbol of the protector."
[Character Spotlight on Tess] "Tess is most sympathetic to Mattimeo. She knows what he's going through. And she's always been his friends, and she believes in him. And I think, too, that she believes that, one day, he will be the warrior that his dad was. Even though, at times, Mattimeo doesn't think so himself, she has faith in him. It's good to have faith in people."
[ASK THE AUTHOR Segment] "Your books are really cool. Are you going to come out with any new books for the Redwall Series?"
"Well, how many would you want me to write? I'll tell you what. I'll do you a promise. You keep reading them and I'll keep writing them. And I always keep my promises. I'll be writing them till I'm a little old lady with a long beard. [laughs]"
From the sixteenth episode's introduction and additional footage:
[From the Introduction] "Hello! I'm Brian Jacques and welcome to Redwall! Last time, we saw Mattimeo be carted away by Slagar the Slaver. Also, Mattimeo learned Slagar's true identity: Chickenhound! His father's former enemy. Today, Matthias' search for his son continues and Mattimeo realizes that, while in captivity, he is learning to be a leader. Coming up on Redwall!"
[When asked about Redwall Animals] "Little Matthias needs friends. And, you see in Redwall, he gets friends. This is a lesson for us, also. To be friendly with others. But, the friends he gets, some of them are strong, aren't they? If you look at Constance the badger, she's a great big mother, but, she's a huge badger. And badgers are fierce creatures. And she is a very fierce creature!"
[Character Spotlight on Orlando the Axe] "Orlando is one of those great badgers out of legend! The great badger warriors! And the badgers are the absolute fearless warriors! They're the fighters, they're the heroes. They can be gentle with their own, but beware the foe who steps in front of a badger! Like all of the badgers from the mountain of Salamandastron, right through to the badgers at Redwall, they all have one cry when they go into war, and it sounds like this: [shows a scene where Orlando's VA mispronounces "Eulalia" as "AY-yoo-LAAAAA!!!!"] See, that word, Eulalia, has it's own magic. That was one of the Norse war cries. The Vikings, the Sea Wolves, the Norsemen, and the Celts, used to use it when they went into battle. Try saying it sometimes, it might give you courage. Eulalia! You ain't gonna bully me! EULALIAAAA!!!!!"
[ASK THE AUTHOR Segment] "Do you have any advice for kids who want to become a writer when they grow up?"
"You learn to paint pictures with words. Think about that. If you want to be a writer, you must learn to paint a picture with words. And I don't do lots of preliminary, agonizing, and pencil sketching. I go in there and I think about what I'm going to do. Because I'm concentrating on what I'm going to do. I'm not watching television with one eye and writing the book with the other. I am centered on what I'm doing, and so the characters come up right. And that's what you must do, if you want to be a writer."
From the seventeenth episode's introduction and additional footage:
[From the Introduction] "Hello! I'm Brian Jacques and welcome to Redwall! Matthias, Basil, and friends are now on the right track to rescue Mattimeo and the kidnapped young ones. As Matthias searches, Cornflower and the others try to solve the riddle that will lead them to their little folk. However, Slagar is a sly fox, so rescue may not be as easy as it seems. Watch today's episode with me and find out what happens!"
[When asked about Redwall Food] "You're no kind of a restaurant at all if you don't have the moles' favorite, deeper 'n ever turnip 'n tater 'n beetroot pie. Bo hurr. Oi cudd greatly go wid a bowl o' that! Nobody understands moles. Then, howzabout a... umm... a meadowcream pasty with a garnish of hazelnut slices and a few elderberries around the edge. Or are elderberries out of season? I'll have two portions and a large spoon! Ohohohoho!"
[Character Spotlight on Vitch] "Vitch is a little rat! Not only in species, but in spirit! Vitch is the little spy, the puny rat who is sent into Redwall to mix with the other creatures, to spy on them and bring information out to Slagar. There's nothing nice about Vitch."
[ASK THE AUTHOR Segment] "If you could meet one character from the story, who would you meet and why?"
"I suppose if I could meet one, just one character, I think it would have to be one of the great badger lords. One of the great warriors. Suppose, for instance, the one from Mossflower, Boar the Fighter! Because I'd just like to see one of those great warlords, one of those badgers, and speak to him and see actually how big he was, and how strong he was, and how noble he was, because Boar was noble because he sacrificed his life so Martin and his friends could escape. I think I'd like to meet Boar. Yeah. But not on a dark night."
From the eighteenth episode's introduction and additional footage:
[From the Introduction] "Hello! I'm Brian Jacques and welcome to Redwall. The good creatures of the Abbey were busy trying to solve the numerous riddles that would lead them to their children. But, Matthias and his search party have been buried in a landslide that Slagar the Fox had arranged! Now, it is up to Mattimeo to resuce them. Let's watch this exciting episode of Redwall!"
[When asked about Games] "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So, I suppose the Redwallers, young and old, must have had their times when they liked to play. They must have liked their fetes and their festivals and their fairs. When they had all the things that would be enjoyable.
Sport. Play. Lovely. It's the things of youth, isn't it? The things that children like to do. Even children of my age!"
[Character Spotlight on Cheek] "Cheek's not only a name, it's also an expression! If you're givin' impudence, 'Don't be cheeky!' And Cheek is an otter. I like otters. Otters are very nautical, very acrobatic creatures. And Cheek is a little orphan who attaches himself to the party. And he's lots of help and he's lots of fun. He's one of the good guys, Cheek. I like Cheek a lot."
[ASK THE AUTHOR Segment] "What gave you the idea to use Matthias' name as 'I Am That Is'?"
"Well, really, I love to play around with words and the magic of words. Words are wonderful things. You can elongate words, you can shorten them, you can add bits on. So, I love word puzzles and anything. And Matthias was very simple: 'I Am That Is'. Well, of course, there was an 'I' missing. So I put, 'I, Matthias'. I just sat looking at it on a piece of paper and then I wrote the words in a cir- the letters in a circle- M A T T H I A S- in a circle. And I looked at it and I thought, 'What other word could you make out of that?' And there comes 'I Am That' and then I just had an S left over, so I thought, 'I, Matthias'. 'I Am That Is'. Boomp! Got it."
From the nineteenth episode's introduction and additional footage:
[From the Introduction] "Hello! I'm Brian Jacques and welcome to Redwall! In our last episode, Mattimeo was able to become the leader that he truly is as he saved his father from Slagar's trap. Today, the Redwallers continue their search for father and son. But, little do they know they're being watched by an evil eye! Let's see if Matthias and Mattimeo can escape Slagar's wrath and make it back to Mossflower, coming up on Redwall!"
[When asked about Archery] "Y'know, when you talk about medieval weapons, well, like the big catapult... things that could go a long distance further than you could throw them by hand... and the English longbow was a most fearsome thing. These were the sort of things that they used at Redwall Abbey. And, of course, they were up against the vermin. And Cluny's gang were no slouches at archery, I can tell you, because all those gypsy fighters, all that rabble, they knew how to use the bow and the arrow."
[Character Spotlight on Jube] "One of the characters I really like is Jube. He's a little hedgehog. He's a little kid. He doesn't care. Nothing's wrong all the time. Y'know why? Because he comes from this great big family! He has a load of tough sisters and they live in a hollow log, which they keep eating. When he is captured and taken a slave, it doesn't bother him because, at any minute, he expects his whole family to turn up with huge clubs and do away with Slagar and his gang. So, he's not bothered at all. 'Hah! Me mum an' me dad an' all me' big sisters and they're pretty tough, they'll be along in a minute.' He's just like that! Optimistic little kid and I think he's a lovely little person, Jube. A hedgehog. But, you can't cuddle them. Y'know why? They're spiky."
[ASK THE AUTHOR Segment] "There are a lot of battle scenes in Redwall. Was it hard to write the battle scenes?"
"No. In a word, 'No'. Provided you know what you're writing about. Providing at some time you've had to do battle yourself. And how do you feel about it? And once you get into the heat of the action and you can write about it, when you read it you can see how the battle's spinning along. If it's lagging off, you know it's going very slow. Well, of course you've got to go back and start again. But, maybe I can get through my battles with one good assault. There goes the battle! Bang!"
From the twentieth episode's introduction and additional footage:
[From the Introduction] "Hello! I'm Brian Jacques and welcome to Redwall! When we last saw Mattimeo he was in great danger. Matthias wasn't able to help him and Redwall was under siege! Today, escape attempts continue! New friends are found! But, Slagar gains more power. Stay tuned to see brave mice fend off fierce fish, Cornflower battle evil birds, and Mattimeo deal with Stonefleck's army of evil rats on Redwall!"
[When asked about Redwall Animals] "That church back there, that Abbey church, I used to like the fact that there were lots of animals. You may see them... there's, uh, griffins, there's eagles. There's a lion, there's a boar's head, a pig, y'know. And they...They used to put these out as gargoyles. They were supposed, I think, in medieval times, they were to keep away the devils. To keep away the bad spirits. In legends, the raven was always associated with death!"
[Character Spotlight on Baby Rollo] "Rollo, beside being a baby, is always a great help. Because, sometimes, the little people can see things that we can't. And he is the one who discovers the ants that leads them to the clues. Y'see, they're all looking in different directions. And what's Rollo doing? He's playing with ants. He's playing with ants and that's how they find out. Instead of saying to him, 'Come away, don't look at it...' they suddenly have an idea. 'Yes, this is it!' So, besides all the family of Redwall helping Rollo, Rollo helps them."
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