Cinema: Fleeced

Jason and the Argonauts. The reflecting surface of the fish pond in Zeus's palace on Mount Olympus is a sort of giant-screen TV that brings in news shows from all over the Aegean. Zeus and Hera, who are just folks, watch it so much that they must surely have to keep a six-pack of nectar and a frozen ambrosia dinner close at hand. But in stead of astronauts they see Argonauts —a bearded body builder named Jason (Todd Armstrong) and his adventure-prone shipmates aboard the Argo.

The Argonauts get into all sorts of telegenic scrapes. In one episode, the Argo is sailing...