Monday, May 19, 2008

TODAY'S TWD: GREEKSHOW

"Gods Behaving Badly" is a book by Marie Phillips, dealing with the legendary gods of the Greek myths (now living in London). It'll be out in paperback June 5th in the UK, and it's been optioned for a TV series by Ben Stiller.

Should it reach fruition as a TV series, there's no fear of it Zonking any other incarnations of the Greek gods in other TV shows, movies, or commercials. That's because the gods had the power to transform themselves to look like other people. Sometimes this happened within the same series - for example, the "god-father" Zeus. In 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys', Zeus was played by Anthony Quinn and Charles Keating.

Just for giggles, here are a few examples of the main gods and goddesses of the Olympian Pantheon as seen in various TV productions.
Zeus - 'Sabrina, The Teenage Witch'

Hera - "Jason And The Argonauts"

Apollo - 'Star Trek'

Hermes - 'ABC Stage 67': "Olympus 7-000"

Aphrodite - 'Fantasy Island'

Athena - 'Helen of Troy'

Hestia - 'Xena, Warrior Princess'

Ares - 'Young Hercules'

Artemis - 'Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord'

Neptune aka Poseidon - "The Little Mermaid" - 'Faerie Tale Theatre' & 'Shirley Temple's Storybook'

Demeter - 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys'

Hephaestus - "Goddess Of Love"

Dionysus aka Bacchus - 'The Twilight Zone' (1985)

Cupid - 'Cupid'

BCnU!
Toby OB

2 comments:

the Cur family said...

LOL, as Gosia says, the lineup of a Kevin Sorbo show isn't complete unless it has an aged porn star on it...

MediumRob said...

You left out The Aphrodite Inheritance for Pan, Dionysus and, of course, Aphrodite, but the chances of your having seen that are quite small. Or they will be until tomorrow - stay tuned to my blog!