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Alexander the Great, directed by Phil Karlson, was originally a 1964 television pilot for a series created by Robert Pirosh. It was released as a made-for-TV movie in 1968, after stars William Shatner and Adam West reached levels of fame which finally rendered it (in studio executives' opinion) viewable.


Alexander the Great contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Justified when Alexander hacks Karonos to death in a few swings because that kinda was how you got to be king in those days.
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  • Beard of Evil: The Greeks? Clean-shaven good guys. The Persians? Bad guys with beards.
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