As it happens, France also has its own version of Ulysses. It is not as famous as the Irish masterpiece, but has had a lasting impact on a generation of children growing up in the 1980s. The Franco-Japanese animation series “Ulysses 31” sets the classic storyline in the future, the 31st century to be precise. In this version: “The Gods of Olympus are angered when Ulysses, commander of the spaceship Odyssey, kills the giant Cyclops to save a group of enslaved children, including his son, Telemachus. Zeus sentences Ulysses to travel the universe with his crew frozen until he finds the Kingdom of Hades, at which point his crew will be revived and he will be able to return to Earth. Along the way they encounter numerous other famous figures from Greek mythology given a futuristic twist.”Highlights in this week's edition include punishing young Canucks for their online copyright transgressions, speculating about the "what ifs" were employment law applied to the presidential campaigns, and the possibly permanent shift in advantage to plaintiffs which electronic discovery provides. Geeklawyer hosts next week's Blawg Review. God save us all.
25 June 2008
Blawg Review Gets a French Kiss
This week, Nicolas Jondet hosts Blawg Review #165 at his French-Law.net blog and continues the Bloomsday/Ulysses theme started last week by Eoin O'Dell at cearta.ie. He notes that: