Ulysses 31

Season 1 Episode 18

At The Heart Of The Universe

Aired Unknown Feb 13, 1982 on
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At The Heart Of The Universe
Sherka detects galactic ice across the path of the Odyssey, but its structure is not the same as that previously encountered when they entered Olympus. Ulysses takes a shuttle to investigate the ice flow further when Yumi senses that he should go there. The Odyssey follows carefully behind, and they are confronted by two pillars of light. In-between them is Mercurious, grandson of the gods. He tells Ulysses that he has chosen him to assist him in his quest for power, and in return he will tell Ulysses how to get back to Earth. He shows Ulysses the giant, Atlas, who holds up the entire universe on his shoulders and tells Ulysses to retrieve the Eye of Heaven, a jewel in the centre of Atlas' forehead that grants ultimate knowledge. Ulysses agrees to get the jewel, and after Mercurious tells him that to look into it will be deadly, he and Nono together carefully climb up Atlas' sleeping body to retrieve it. Yumi senses that Atlas' heart has begun to beat again, and goes to Ulysses to assist him. As Ulysses prises the jewel away from Atlas' forehead, the giant awakes and tells Ulysses to look into the jewel. Ulysses gets Nono to look into it and he sees the Earth. Ulysses looks and is told that the jewel is the precise balancing point of the universe, without which Atlas will not have the strength to hold the universe up. Ulysses attempts to place the jewel back, but is attacked by Mercurious. Atlas captures Mercurious and Ulysses is able to replace the Eye of Heaven and return to the Odyssey, while Atlas once again upholds the universe.moreless

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