Monday, January 16, 2012

The Cult-TV Faces of: Greek Mythology

Identified by Dave Colohan: The Cyclops from Lost in Space: "There Were Giants..."

Identified by the Sci-Fi Fanatic: Lethe (Susanne Wasson) in Star Trek: "Dagger of the Mind"

Identified by Randal Graves: Apollo (Michael Forest) in Star Trek: "Who Mourns for Adonis?"

Identified by Dave Colohan: Lorelei (Joan Collins), The Siren, in Batman.

Identified by Dave Colohan: Helen of Troy (Cathy Lee Crosby) in Kolchak: The Night Stalker: "The Youth Killer"

Identified by Randal Graves: Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter), an Amazonian.

Identified by Dave Colohan: the Gorgon Medusa (Marian Thompson) in Land of the Lost: "Medusa"

Identified by Dave Colohan: A unicorn in Battlestar Galactica: "The Young Lords."

Identified by Dave Colohan: Karibdis (Charybdis) (Lyman Ward) in Battlestar Galactica: "Murder on the Rising Star"

Identified by Dave Colohan: The Satyr (David Cass) in Buck Rogers: "The Satyr."

Identified by  Chris G.  Poseidon/Neptune in SeaQuest:"Watergate"

Identified by Josef: Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Identified by Josef: Xena (Lucy Lawless) in Xena: Warrior Princess.

Identified by: Randal Graves A Siren (Vivian Wu) in Millennium: "Siren"

Identified by Randal Graves: Fellig (Geoffrey Lewis) in The X-Files: "Tithonus"

Identified by Dave Colohan: Michelle Forbes as The Maenad in True Blood, Season 2.


  1. 3. Star Trek, "Who Mourns for Adonais?"
    6. Wonder Woman, Amazon.
    14. Millennium, "Siren."
    15. The X-Files, "Tithonus."

  2. 12 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys...strange I always thought it was called The New Adventures of Hercules or something like that...oh well.

    13 Xena: Warrior Princess.

    14 Millennium from the season two episode Siren, at least it looks like it.

    Happy New Year and thanks for many good reading last year.

    Cheers from Iceland!
    - Jósef

  3. Aw...too late. I guess the clerks get the first dips, not the customers :D

  4. Dave Colohan8:14 AM

    1. Lost In Space - The Cyclops in 'There Were Giants In The Earth'
    4. Batman - Lorelei
    10. Buck Rogers - 'The Satyr'
    12. Hercules - The Legendary Journeys
    13. Xena - warrior Princess
    16. True Blood - Maenad

    Hope this finds ye well.
    Dave Colohan

  5. Dave Colohan8:19 AM

    Spotted a few more...

    7. Land Of The Lost - 'Meddie'
    8. Battlestar Galactica - 'The Young Warriors'

  6. 7. Medusa from Land of the Lost

  7. Hello everyone! Happy Monday!

    Randal, Josef, Dave and Hugh, you have all done an exceptional job -- as always -- identifying this week's cult-tv faces. Fantastic job from all!

    The gallery images still outstanding are #2, #5, #9, and #11!

    Again, my best wishes to you all, my friends.


  8. Chris G10:25 AM

    I am going to go way, way out on a limb and guess that #11 is from SeaQuest.

  9. Dave Colohan10:41 AM

    Spotted a few more...
    5. Kolchak - 'The Youth Killer'
    9. Battlestar Galactica - 'Murder On The Red Star'

  10. Chris G: Wow! That was amazing, and especially obscure. But yup, that's Poseidon/Neptune from SeaQuest, season two. Nice catch, sir!

    Dave: You are also absolutely doing amazing, identifying these remaining figures. You are correct on both counts!

    That leaves only # 2 outstanding...

    best to you both,

  11. .... drum roll. ha...

    #2- Star Trek: The Original Series, Dagger Of The Mind, Season One.

    That is a peculiar looking Susanne Wasson or at least oddly made-up Wasson who plays Lethe in Dagger Of The Mind.

    In Greek Mythology Lethe was one of the five rivers of Hades. The word actualy means forgetfulness or concealment, which as you know, is rather sharp on the writers part as it speaks directly to the episode.

    I gotta give you credit John for even thinking of this one for your list. WOW! Tough.

    All the best.

  12. Hi SFF:

    Well, you got me, old friend. You...and closed out today's game.

    You hit the nail on the head in terms of Greek Mythology and how it was used, most unconventionally in "Dagger of the Mind." Lethe is the river of forgetfulness, and this Lethe has been made to forget, on Tantalus, her criminal actions.

    Fantastic job with an extremely obscure reference, SFF Awesome job!