Alternate Alexanders

by wjw on December 2, 2009

Thanks to an alert on io9, we present a startling piece of alternate history— the failed pilot for the mid-Sixties TV series Alexander the Great, starring William Shatner as the King of Macedon and Adam West as his henchman Cleander. (Also featured are Joseph Cotton and John Cassavetes, both of whom look embarressed to be seen in this piece of crap.)

Imagine how the history of our genre would have changed if this series had been picked up by a network. Alternate Batmans! Alternate Kirks! The mind boggles.

The writing is truly dreadful, but at least fans will see what Shatner looked like in a short skirt and some rather endearing white drawers. The sight doesn’t do much for me personally, but your mileage may vary.

Only the first third of the episode is presented here. You can find the rest of this alternate history over at io9.

Maureen McHugh December 3, 2009 at 6:46 pm

I saw an episode of this on some Sunday night Digest show–like World of Disney but not World of Disney. It's where I learned what the Gordian Knot was.

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