Friday, February 7, 2020

By the Gods!

The Argonauts from HERCULES (1958)

The actors are: Fulvio Carrara as Castor, Willy Colombini as Pollux, Fabrizio Mioni as Jason, Aldo Pini as Tifi, Steve Reeves as Hercules, Gabriele Antonini as Ulysses, Andrea Fantasia as Laertes and  Gino Mattera as Orpheus.

A TV series based on the Argonauts would be a cool series to watch. Of course, it would be all dirty and grungy, like most of everything today. Mythology is not grungy. It's something producers and directors should take note of.

Anyway, HERCULES (1958) was the first motion picture with the Argonauts as being part of the story. Many other movies soon followed, such as THE GIANTS OF THESSALY (1960) and JASON & THE ARGONAUTS (1963). But a series would be perfect: multiple characters and storylines, etc. It would something I'd actually watch.

Jason (Fabrizio Mioni) leads the Argonauts in the secret lair of the Amazons.

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