Trivia / Jason and the Argonauts

  • Advertised Extra: Natasha Henstridge is billed third in the 2000 miniseries, yet only appears for twenty minutes in the middle of part one.
  • Billing Displacement:
    • Nancy Kovak receives second billing in the Harryhausen film, yet does not appear until over an hour in.
    • In the Hallmark film Derek Jacobi and Natasha Henstridge receive high billing, despite only appearing in the first part.
  • The Danza: Jason is played by Jason London in the Hallmark film.
  • Executive Meddling: For the 1963 film, Harryhausen stated that he wanted to avoid the Italian muscle man stereotype present in films at that time when casting Hercules.
  • Lying Creator: Some versions of the Hallmark version's DVD advertise "over four hours of epic adventure." With the two episodes edited together, the miniseries runs at only three hours.
  • Making Use of the Twin: Jason London's twin Jeremy (also an actor) doubled for him in parts.
  • Stillborn Franchise: Harryhaussen originally intended to make a sequel, indicated by the Left Hanging ending. However he opted to do the Sinbad sequels instead and more Jason films were never made. Possibly the myth's Downer Ending contributed to this.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • For the Harryhaussen film, other creatures considered to appear would have included the twin monsters Scylla and Charybdis, the three-headed dog Cerberus and Jason's centaur mentor Chiron.
    • The film was originally going to be a Sinbad sequel, featuring Sinbad helping Jason search for the Fleece.
    • Terence Stamp was the first choice to play Jason.
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