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Clash of the Titans (Movies)

Episode title: "Clash of the Tritons"

The 1981 movie Clash of the Titans chronicled the myth of Perseus, played by a young Harry Hamlin, and included in its cast Sir Laurence Olivier, Dame Maggie Smith, and Bond Girl Ursula Andress. At one point in pre-production, Arnold Schwarzenegger was rumored to have been considered for the role of Perseus. Wow. If things had gone that way different, Maria Shriver could have been playing Lynn Echolls and the people of California could be under the leadership of Governor Hamlin. According to Greek myth, Triton, son of god and goddess of the sea, Neptune (a.k.a. Poseidon) and Amphitrite, is "the trumpeter of the deep." According to Disney myth, Triton is the king of an underwater world and has among his loyal subjects a Jamaican-accented crab. According to Marvel Comics, Triton was a member of the Inhumans and couldn't survive outside of water. Which is the real Triton, you ask? The decision is yours alone. Choose wisely.

1.12 "Clash of the Tritons"

Gloriously silly, star-studded, swords-and-sandals epic entertainment from 1981, Clash of the Titans was most noted for being the last great work of special-effects creator Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen was already the word in stop-motion "kinetic sculpture," and this tale of Perseus and his derring-do could not have been made without him. A movie that is genuinely old Hollywood, it starred the young Harry Hamlin. No idea what it's doing in a retrospective of the work of Aaron Echolls. The imposter! Release the Kraken!

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