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The Odyssey Episode #1.1 (1997– ) HD online

The Odyssey Episode #1.1 (1997– ) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / History
Original Title: Episode #1.1
Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Writers: Andrey Konchalovskiy,Chris Solimine
Released: 1997–
Duration: 2h 56min
Video type: TV Episode
Odysseus, the king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Ithaca, is called to service in the Trojan War after the birth of his son Telemachus, much to the dismay of his wife Queen Penelope. Odysseus is worried that he may not return, and tells Penelope that she should remarry by the time Telemachus is a man if he does not return. The war lasts ten years, during which Greece's best soldier, Achilles, is killed and the Greeks avenge him by using a giant horse to sneak inside and destroy the city of Troy.
Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante Armand Assante - Odysseus
Greta Scacchi Greta Scacchi - Penelope
Isabella Rossellini Isabella Rossellini - Athena
Bernadette Peters Bernadette Peters - Circe
Eric Roberts Eric Roberts - Eurymachus
Irene Papas Irene Papas - Anticleia
Jeroen Krabbé Jeroen Krabbé - King Alcinous (as Jeroen Krabbe)
Geraldine Chaplin Geraldine Chaplin - Eurycleia
Christopher Lee Christopher Lee - Tiresias
Vanessa Williams Vanessa Williams - Calypso
Nicholas Clay Nicholas Clay - Menelaus
Adoni Anastassopoulos Adoni Anastassopoulos - Perimedes (as Adoni Anastasse)
Paloma Baeza Paloma Baeza - Melanthe
Ron Cook Ron Cook - Eurybates
Reid Asato Reid Asato - Cyclops

The first twenty minutes or so depict events not from Homer's 'Odyssey,' but from his earlier epic poem, 'The Iliad,' which chronicles the Trojan War.

The reason Poseidon was so angry at the Trojans for laughing at the wooden horse is that, according to mythology, the horse was one of Poseidon's symbols.

The perils and adventures Odysseus faces in this series occur in a different order than they do in the original poem.

In Homer's 'Odyssey,' the exploit with Circe is an entirely separate adventure from that of the Lotus-Eaters. Here, these famous chapters in Odysseus' life are combined into one, as it is Circe who feeds Lotuses to the sailors.

In mythology, Tiresias (Christopher Lee) was blinded by Athena (Isabella Rossellini).

One of the men threatens to kill and eat Polites. This foreshadows his transformation into a pig which is nearly killed and eaten by Odysseus.