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TV Review: Olympus 1.3 “Ring of the Magi”
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Olympus
Season 1 Episode 3: “Ring of the Magi”
Directed by Martin Wood
Created and written by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, John Emmet Tracy
Syfy
Air Date: Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 10pm

We are up to episode 3 of Syfy’s new Greek mythology series, Olympus, and again, a solid episode. The setting is what gets me. The colors and the large, epic statues, sure look more Sharknado than Gotham, but I think I expect it from this decadence.

Olympus 1.3 “Ring of the Magi” review: This is the quirkiest little myth show! Xerxes (Cas Anvar) and Pallas (John Emmet Tracy) conspire to kill Medea (Sonita Henry), but I’m pretty sure someone was listening. I think she’s regretting the poisoning of her husband. She may need his protection, but he won’t come out of it. Ask the other woman!

Lykos (Wayne Burns) comes up with yet another brilliant strategy to defeat King Minos. He probably should really be the king. I don’t get the secrecy between him and his scribe. Wasn’t homosexuality accepted in this culture? Why all the hush hush?

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TV Review: Olympus 1.2 “Daedalus”
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Olympus
Season 1 Episode 2: “Daedalus”
Directed by Nick Willing
Created and written by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, John Emmet Tracy
Syfy
Air Date: Thursday, April 9th, 2015, 10pm

First, a recap of Syfy’s new Greek mythology series, Olympus, and then a review of Olympus 1.2 “Daedalus.”

Spoiler alert!

Last week we were introduced to this visually striking and very campy tale of Hero (Tom York), a simple guileless young man, on a quest to unlock a mystery inside him. The Lexicon is all powerful and allows one to enter Olympus and attain immortality like the gods themselves! After rescuing the Oracle (Sonya Cassidy) from the scariest and best-made monster I have ever seen, the Cyclops, Hero wants to bring her to the temple she ran away from, so she can answer his origins questions. In the meantime, Medea (Sonita Henry), bleeds out her son with King Aegeus (Graham Shiels), Lykos (Wayne Burns), as she believes the Lexicon is inside him. King Aegeus was injured in a battle with the army of King Minos. Was his brother Pallas (John Emmet Tracy) behind it? Medea puts Lykos in charge, while she keeps her husband abed with “tonics.”

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TV Review: Olympus 1.1 “The Temple of Gaia”
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Olympus
Season 1 Episode 1: “The Temple of Gaia”
Created by Nick Willing
Starring Tom York, Sonita Henry, Sonya Cassidy, Wayne Burns, Graham Shiels, Matt Frewer, Cas Anvar, and John Emmet Tracy
Syfy
Air Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, 10pm

A series set in Greek mythology…already intrigues me. There will be some spoilers, so be careful!

Olympus 1.1 “The Temple of Gaia” is a visual overload of oversized statues and gore usually reserved for premium cable. It is campy, much what you’d expect from a Syfy show — the acting is more than life and the effects are good, but you can tell it’s from a brand new television show on a network that is still trying to prove itself (it is getting there), with no major stars.

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Syfy Releases ‘Olympus’ Trailer and Images
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Syfy has released a 2 1/2-minute trailer and tons of photos for its new series Olympus, set to premiere on April 2nd at 10pm. Just the pics alone have me giddy with anticipation. Be sure to click through to see their sick Cyclops.

The world of Olympus (as you may have easily guessed) is based on the world of the gods. In this world, the hero named Hero (Tom York) has a quest (as heroes usually do) to figure out his past and perhaps gain immortality. The cast of characters below does not include Zeus and Poseidon, but we do get some mythic faves like witchy Medea, doomed-to-lose-his-son Daedalus, and King Minos. It has a lot of places to go and a large pool of characters to pick from.

You can read much more about the show and see the trailer and images below.

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Syfy Spring 2015 Schedule Includes ‘Olympus’, ‘Lake Placid vs. Anaconda’
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Olympus Syfy Spring 2015 Schedule

Syfy has released the programming highlights from its upcoming Spring 2015 schedule and the line-up leaves no doubt why this channel is a fave among us geeks. Returning this Spring are Bitten for its second season, and the 5th season of Lost Girl in April. We have a new ridiculous original Syfy movie coming out (not Sharknado 3 just yet), Lake Placid vs. Anaconda, with master of horror himself, Robert Englund. There are also two new series debuting: In March, Haunting: Australia, an 8-episode unscripted ghosthunting series which follows some of the best ghost hunters in the world, will try to freak us out, while on April 2nd, the highly anticipated Olympus premieres with 13 godly episodes (or so I hope).

Check out the programming highlights here below for the Syfy Spring 2015 Schedule, which includes descriptions and premiere dates (all times are ET/PT).

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The Drill Down 300: The Tech That Changed Our Lives
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TDD 300

This week, the NSA taps Yahoo! and Google data centers without their knowledge, NSA spying makes Germany want to secede from the Internet, Netflix wants to stream blockbuster movies at the same time they’re in the theaters, and Turkey builds an intercontinental tunnel linking Europe to Asia. Then, to celebrate The Drill Down’s 300th episode, we discuss the technology that has personally moved us, from our early experiences to our most recent connections…

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The Drill Down 285: One Hundred Problems
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This week, the NSA stands their ground, JAY Z’s got 99 problems, and his new album’s digital distribution is one, Apple’s App Store celebrates its 5th Anniversary and you get the gifts, Dropbox remakes itself with DBX, and a closer look at Grand Theft Auto V

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