Ulysses 31

Season 1 Episode 24

Strange Meeting

Aired Unknown Mar 13, 1982 on
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Strange Meeting
Mining for raw materials on a crystalline asteroid, Telemachus, Yumi and Nono accidentally fall down a shaft and come across a statue of the gods surrounded by pillars. Telemachus falls down one of the pillars and disappears. Ulysses is told by the statue that his son has angered the gods by entering the Palace of Time, and that he must travel 5000 years back in the past to get him back. Ulysses is told that he must find his ancestor, the original Ulysses, and return him to his throne before he and his son can return to the 31st Century. Meanwhile, in ancient Greece, Telemachus 31 is captured by soldiers who mistake him for Telemachus 1. The 108 suitors compete with themselves over who will marry Penelope and become the king of Ithaca, while Ulysses 1 is still away. When Telemachus 31 is to be put in prison, Penelope, thinking that he is her own son, yields to the nobleman Antinous' request and tells them that whoever is able to string a special bow and shoot an arrow through twelve crossed axes for her will become her husband and the new king of Ithaca. Telemachus 1 rescues Telemachus 31, and together they escape the prison guards, but Antinous catches up with them. They are saved by a mysterious hooded stranger who is able to fight all the guards with just a cane. He introduces himself as Ulysses 1, and Telemachus 1 tells him of what has transpired in his absence. Soon, Ulysses 31 catches up with them, to the bemusement of Ulysses 1. Ulysses 31 explains to Ulysses 1 that the gods have given them both the same fate, and that unless Ulysses 1 regains his throne, Ulysses 31 will be lost in time forever. Unfortunately, Ulysses 1's arm was injured in his battle with the guards and he will be unable to perform Penelope's task, but Ulysses 31 agrees to help him win the challenge. The next day, both Telemachus' remove all the weapons from Ulysses 1's home, and soon Penelope's challenge begins. One by one, all the suitors fail to string the bow, until a hooded beggar manages to not only string it, but shoot an arrow through the twelve axes as requested. He then reveals himself to be Ulysses 31, and Ulysses 1 enters after him. Unable to fight him en masse, the suitors believe Ulysses 31 to be a god due to his futuristic weapons. With history on its correct course, Ulysses, Telemachus, Yumi and Nono return to the 31st Century, with no memory of what happened.moreless

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