Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

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  • S 1 : Ep 6

    The Bitter End

    Aired 2/25/11

  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Reckoning

    Aired 2/18/11

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    Beneath The Mask

    Aired 2/11/11

  • S 1 : Ep 3

    Paterfamilias

    Aired 2/4/11

  • S 1 : Ep 2

    Missio

    Aired 1/28/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucy Lawless, MNZM

    Lucretia

  • John Hannah

    Batiatus

  • Gareth Williams

    Vettius

  • Peter Mensah

    Oenomaus

  • Stephen Lovatt

    Tullius

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  • Starz presents a prequel to the popular series Spartacus: Blood And Sand. Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena tells the story of the rise of the House of Batiatus and its champions before Spartacus entered the picture. Basking in the glow of the newest champion of the house, Gannicus, a young Batiatus is ready to overthrow his father and assume control of the ludus. With no qualms whatsoever about betraying or gracing whomever necessary to ensure his gladiators are in the highest demand, he will count on the help of his equally cunning and calculating wife Lucretia to put his schemes into plan. Together, they will stop at nothing to keep the favor of the masses in Capua and achieve power.moreless

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    • Lucretia: The fights are particularly entertaining today. Batiatus: You'd enjoy them more viewed from the pulvinus. Fucking shit eater. Let Vettius preen like a woman. Lucretia: You'll school him in the ways of men when Gannicus takes to the sands.

    • Lucretia: Vettius begins the match without proper instruction? Batiatus: Proper? Vettius and the word are of distant relations. Solonius: I for one am grateful to be spared his oratory. The man's voice causes skull to ache.

    • Solonius: Is your man ever of a serious note? Batiatus: He'd strip naked and fight with his cock as long as he wins.

    • Lucretia: Can we not stay for the rest of the games? Batiatus: Vettius' men command the prominent matches. He has more than enough eyes to watch him stroke his cock. I would not add ours to the sight.

    • Otho: Perhaps one day the pretty little bitch will fight later in the afternoon with the rest of the men. Gannicus: You and your tiny cock best pray that day never come.

    • Batiatus: Did you catch the manner of his eye as he gazed down from the pulvinus? Fucking Vettius. Barely free of his mother's tit, yet carries himself above lanistas of more deserving years. Solonius: Youth often imagines itself swollen beyond its worth. Batiatus: Time will cure him of the condition, as it does all foolish young men.

    • Lucretia: How could Tullius and the Magistrate favour a boy from Nola over Capua's own sons? Batiatus: How do they do it now? Solonius: We must prove ourselves in the more important bouts in the old arena and secure position. To fight later in the day we must first distinguish ourselves against Vettius' men. Batiatus: Yet Vettius' men only fight later in the day. Solonius: A vexing conundrum.

    • Batiatus: What man dares stand between women and gossip?

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    Notes (13)

    • International Release Dates: USA: January 21, 2011 on Starz. Canada: January 23, 2011 on Movie Central. United Kingdom: March 21, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD. Czech Republic: March 22, 2011 on HBO.

    • Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena began production in New Zealand in August 2010.

    • Broadcast: Friday, January 21st at 10:00pm on Starz. Saturday, January 22nd at 12:00am on Starz In Black. Saturday, January 22nd at 1:00am on Starz In Black. Saturday, January 22nd at 10:55pm on Starz. Sunday, January 23rd at 12:00am on Starz Edge. Sunday, January 23rd at 10:00pm on Starz. Sunday, January 23rd at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Monday, January 24th at 12:50am on Starz. Monday, January 24th at 10:00pm on Starz Edge. Tuesday, January 25th at 01:20am on Starz Edge. Tuesday, January 25th at 10:00pm on Starz In Black. Wednesday, January 26th at 12:30am on Starz In Black. Wednesday, January 26th at 10:00pm on Starz. Thursday, January 27th at 12:40am on Starz. Thursday, January 27th at 10:00pm on Starz Edge. Friday, January 28th at 12:15am on Starz. Friday, January 28th at 12:50am on Starz Edge. Saturday, January 29th at 11:00pm on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 1st at 10:00pm on Starz In Black. Saturday, February 12th at 10:00pm on Starz Edge.

    • Broadcast: Friday, January 28th at 10:00pm on Starz. Friday, January 28th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Saturday, January 29th at 12:45am on Starz. Sunday, January 30th at 12:00am on Starz Edge. Sunday, January 30th at 10:00pm on Starz. Sunday, January 30th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Monday, January 31st at 12:40am on Starz. Monday, January 31st at 10:00pm on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 1st at 01:05am on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 1st at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Wednesday, February 2nd at 01:50am on Starz In Black. Wednesday, February 2nd at 10:00pm on Starz. Thursday, February 3rd at 01:15 am on Starz. Thursday, February 3rd at 10:00pm on Starz Edge: Friday, February 4th at 12:30am on Starz. Friday, February 4th at 02:00am on Starz Edge. Saturday, February 5th at 11:00pm on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 8th at 10:00pm on Starz In Black. Saturday, February 12th at 10:52pm on Starz Edge.

    • International Release Dates: USA: January 28th, 2011 at 10:00pm on Starz. Canada: January 30th, 2011 on Movie Central. United Kingdom: March 28, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD. Czech Republic: March 29, 2011 on HBO.

    • Broadcast: Friday, February 4th at 10:00pm on Starz. Friday, February 4th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Saturday, February 5th at 12:30am on Starz. Sunday, February 6th at 12:00am on Starz Edge. Sunday, February 6th at 10:00pm on Starz. Sunday, February 6th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Monday, February 7th at 12:40am on Starz. Monday, February 7th at 10:00pm on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 8th at 01:40am on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 8th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Wednesday, February 9th at 01:50am on Starz In Black. Wednesday, February 9th at 10:00pm on Starz. Thursday, February 10th at 12:40am on Starz. Thursday, February 10th at 10:00pm on Starz Edge. Friday, February 11th at 12:10am on Starz. Friday, February 11th at 12:45am on Starz Edge. Saturday, February 12th at 11:47pm on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 15th at 10:00pm on Starz In Black.

    • International Release Dates: USA: February 4, 2011 on Starz. Canada: February 6, 2011 on Movie Central. United Kingdom: April 4, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD. Czech Republic: April 5, 2011 on HBO.

    • Broadcasts: Friday, February 11th at 10:00pm on Starz. Friday, February 11th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Saturday, February 12th at 02:10am on Starz. Sunday, February 13th at 12:50am on Starz Edge. Sunday, February 13th at 10:00pm on Starz. Sunday, February 13th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Monday, February 14th at 12:50am on Starz. Monday, February 14th at 10:00pm on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 15th at 01:00am on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 15th at 11:00pm on Starz In Black. Wednesday, February 16th at 01:50am on Starz In Black. Wednesday, February 16th at 10:00pm on Starz. Thursday, February 17th at 12:50am on Starz. Thursday, February 17th at 10:00pm on Starz Edge. Friday, February 18th at 12:40am on Starz. Friday, February 18th at 01:05am on Starz Edge. Saturday, February 19th at 11:00pm on Starz Edge. Tuesday, February 22nd at 10:00pm on Starz In Black.

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    Trivia (8)

    • Scenes from Spartacus: Blood And Sand's 1x13 episode Kill Them All can be seen during this episode.

    • Batiatus' father has retired to Sicilia for health reasons leaving him in control of the ludus.

    • Crixus was one of Tullius' slaves.

    • Despite not fully recovered to reprise his role of Spartacus for the second season of the show, Andy Whitfield makes a brief appearance in this prequel mini-series.

    • Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena was created when the second season of Spartacus: Blood And Sand needed to be put on hold while its lead actor, Andy Whitfield, struggled with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Series creator and executive producer Steven S. Deknight turned what he had conceived as a single flashback episode for the second season into a six episodes prequel mini-series.

    • Batiatus' full name is Quintus Lentulus Batiatus.

    • Scenes from episode 1x04 Beneath The Mask can be seen during this episode.

    • An edited scene from Spartacus: Blood And Sand's 1x13 episode Kill Them All can be seen during this episode. Andy Whitfield makes a brief appearance by means of a voice-over during the aforementioned scene.

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  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Great Prequel to "Spartacus: Blood and Sand"

    By Grazzy, Feb 02, 2013

  • Too short but otherwise fantastic.

    By Shadowkira, Dec 30, 2012

  • The love of violence

    By FX, Jun 04, 2012

  • The perfect Soap Opera for men

    By zeddyp, Feb 27, 2011

  • This show is fantastic very realistic the action is spot on a great hours entertainment.

    By k12s, Feb 27, 2011

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