Ulysses 31 (thing)
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Another great 80's cartoon. [Ulysses 31] took the story of [Homer]'s [Odyssey] and set it in the [31st Century]. The storyline included the more famous parts of the [Odyssey] as well as other [Greek Myths].
On his way back to [Earth] from the [Troy] [space station], [Ulysses]' son [Telemachus] is captured by followers of the [Cyclops], a [behemoth]ic computer. Ulysses and crew are able to destroy the Cyclops and rescue Telemachus, but this angers the [Gods], who are every bit as mean and vindictive as their [Greek] counterparts: Ulysses' crew is placed in suspended animation and he is cursed to wander "[unknown stars]" until he finds the [Kingdom of Hades].
Ulysses companions include:
26 episodes of epic animated antics ensue, the group often being placed in grave peril by the [Gods]. Some aspects of the [Odyssey] and other [myth]s that feature in the cartoon are:
In one episode, Ulysses is even sent back in time by [Zeus] so that he can help his namesake retain the throne of [Ithaca]! Quality stuff.
Ulysses 31 can be bought on DVD from the 11th of October, 2004; Play.com has it for £17.99.