Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 4

    Daedalus & Icarus

    Aired 12/22/91

  • S 1 : Ep 3

    Orpheus & Eurydice

    Aired 12/15/91

  • S 1 : Ep 2

    Perseus & The Gorgon

    Aired 12/8/91

  • S 1 : Ep 1

    Theseus & The Minotaur

    Aired 12/1/91

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Gambon

    The Storyteller

  • Brian Henson

    The Storyteller's Dog

  • John Wood

    Minos

  • Frances Barber

    Medusa

  • Art Malik

    Orpheus

  • show Description
  • This is the second series, following Jim Henson's The Storyteller, which aired in 1988. The title role is played by Michael Gambon this time and his faithful dog is there, still voiced by Brian Henson. Instead of the European folk tales told in the first season, this series of four deals with the ancient Greek Myths. Please note: If you are planning on watching the series and are unfamiliar with the myths being portrayed, the episode descriptions in this guide will all contain spoilers.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Ariadne: You Gods who watch all Things! Hear my cry, mark my tears!! Let the sky fall on him! Let the sea swallow him! The Earth Drown Him! HE ABANDONED ME!!!!

    • (The Minotaur bellows awake from a Nightmare) Ariadne: Shhh, it's alright. It's a dream. Shhh, up here. (Leans over the ledge, letting her hand brush the head of the Minotaur) I'll tell you about the world outside, about the light, about the color of the sky. They say the sky's blue, but it's not! It can be a thousand colors, pinks, greys, color of gold, color of wine. (The Minotaur calms, growling softly listening to Ariadne) Ariadne: (gently)....and there are people. Familys..(trials of softly looking down) I'm somebody's daughter, I'm a daughter of a king....i'm a sister. You are a son...you are a...Brother.

    • (After Perseus returns their eye to them) Graeae1: Go Stranger! Go to the Nymph's! Take every weapon, make yourself invisible it will not help you! My sister will freeze the breathe in your throat! (Calling outward to the Sea) Graeae: (echoing) He's coming Sister! He's Coming!!! (Across the sea on her Island, Medusa turns to Euryale and Stethno) Medusa: He is coming my sisters, I can smell him on the breeze. (hisses) He is coming to me!

    Notes (4)

    • The Storyteller's dog has his usual comments; he doesn't like Queen Medea much and he's scared of the Minotaur.

    • Frances Barber as Medusa is completely unrecognisable as the Gorgon, even a little scary, both due to make-up and the acting on her part.

    • Art Malik went on to a bigger role in 'True Lies' playing the baddie against Arnold Schwarzenegger

    • This is the last story in the series and ties nicely with the first, as it shows how the labyrinth was created and what for - the Minotaur in the first story.

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