Articles in this category deal with TV shows and movies inspired by the ancient world.
A lavishly produced television series that manages to make the story of the Trojan War utterly dull to watch. A waste of potential.
Sitcom Red Dwarf turns thirty this year. While it hasn’t always been the most highbrow of entertainment, it contains a number of jokes and references to ancient history – particularly the Trojan War.
A cornerstone of world literature, the main idea behind Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey has been recycled as the basis for a few science-fiction TV shows.
There a number of episodes of the original Star Trek TV series that are clearly influenced by Classical myths and history.
Just why do all (modern) movies and TV series set in ancient times have a more or less similar look about them?
A discussion of the remaining three seasons of the TV show Spartacus, which are all heartily recommended.
An entertaining television series with lots of blood, gore, and gratuitous nudity. What’s not to like?
A discussion on Wonder Woman and the importance of contributions made by the social sciences and humanities.
An interesting modern take on the story of Theseus that, sadly, has little to do with the original tale.
An enjoyable Italian movie about Perseus, that has almost nothing to do with the original stories.