OK, just watched the Dragonslayer DVD last night with some friends. The movie obviously is trying to say something about Christianity and magic, but I'm not sure exactly what. Maybe I'm looking for something deeper and more subtle than what's there... -Valerian's father talks about magic going away, and gives her the cross. -The dragon toasting the priest (BKA the future ruler of an evil galactic empire ); while it could be seen as the making of a martyr, the priest certainly wasn't depicted sympathetically, though. -The scene with the dragon's carcass....the "new" village priest can be heard talking about Christianity's triumph over paganism just as Cassiodorus plunges his sword into the dragon's neck, and is proclaimed Dragonslayer by his aide. I can pick up the overall gist, but didn't know if there was something more subtle being said. I'm also NOT interested in debating the validity of the movie's underlying themes, simply trying to understand them.