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season of sword-and-sandal action. We start with the long awaited rematch of Sparta vs. Persia and it’s a lovely, sepia- toned day as the two sides get ready for the match of the year. Let’s have a look at the line-up of both teams as they go into battle: Xerxes returns to captain Persia, who I’m sure will be coming at this with lessons learnt from last season’s humiliating near-defeat at the hands of what was, frankly, little more than a B-team of just 300 Spartans. Persia’s numbers won out in the end, but this time around, the Spartans have got reinforcements. Yes, Greece is the word, as anyone that can wear a toga and swing a sword is coming off the bench ready to help – urn baby urn! Leonidas is out


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alve, welcome back, and get ready for thrills, spills and Greek tragedy as we kick off another


after last season’s defeat, and with no Deus Ex Machina in sight, it looks like he’s gone for good. Tat means that the boys in red get a new manager this season - Temistocles. He’s got abs, but has he got sea legs? We’ll find out, owing to the controversial introduction of sea battles. Te Persian ships look good, and led by Artemisia, the sexiest naval captain we’ve seen in this semi- historical / mythological match-up, they should render the Spartan’s Phalanx


as useless as a million troops in a narrow valley. So, all in all, it’s looking like another season of excitement for old fans and new fans alike. Will the Greeks end up an Oedipus Wreck, or will the Persians have the rug pulled out from under them? Whichever way it goes, it will all be shown in glorious, 3D IMAX. Next up, here’s Jay with the Sci- Fi…Smiley


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