Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths

Season 1 Episode 2

Perseus & The Gorgon

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Aired Unknown Dec 08, 1991 on Channel 4
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Perseus & The Gorgon
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Crashing through another wall, the Storyteller and his dog come across stone statues. There they find a half buried head of a gorgon, that of Medusa. It begins with Acrisius, King of Argos being foretold that the son of his daughter will one day become king. So Acrisius banishes his daughter where Zeus visits her in a shower of gold and thus Perseus is born. But Acrisius eventually finds out and shuts the mother and son in a chest and throws them into the sea. But they survive and Perseus grows up; where, to save his mother from the wicked Polydektes, he vows to bring back the head of the Gorgon - Medusa. With the Gods giving him a sword, shield and advice, Perseus races to his fate...moreless

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      • (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!

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      • 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.

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