Dark and moody with excellent music throughout, this sci-fi action cartoon was loosely based on Homers ‘Odyssey’ and light years away from the white-toothed, hand-on-hips chortling that accompanied cartoons such as He-Man and Thundercats.
Yes, he resembles the surviving Bee Gee (the one that looks like a lion), but Ulysses was the epitome of bearded bad-assery. And…he had a cool laser gun-sword, a wrist-shield, a utility belt with a built in jet pack and a mini-cape!
Homeric tragedy aside, Ulysses 31 had one clear message…
“It has a weird mix of both ancient Greek style and futuristic technology. For example, the Greek style head pieces above but instead of the traditional leaves it is a metal band with aerials and screws”