I came to the Clash of the Gods late (long after it originally came out), and looking for some additional video to supplement my university lectures on mythology I decided to purchase it. I had no illusions about the likely flaws in the production (in other words, I assumed it would not be state-of-the-art cinema), but I hoped it would be better than students listening to a talking head. Unfortunately, this aspect was worse than I expected. It basically consists of an actor with his beard, bare chest, animal fur clothes and ridiculous face make-up trying to have as godlike an expression as possible as the camera shows different angles of him standing and staring (the females were similar). The animated parts were also far from current computer abilities. Still, this was not enough of a flaw to cause me not to use the videos (we all know videos for classroom use are not likely to have the high level production values as those of Hollywood--though there are some that do). What was really, really, really bad about this collection was the attitude taken by the "experts." Have they not heard of contemporary scholarship in mythology, such people as Joseph Campbell? The views expressed were based on assumptions that long ago got overturned, assumptions that myths are nothing more than the beliefs of stupid, primitive people who used them to "explain" the mysteries around them because they were so ignorant. Again and again the experts give smirking comments about those ancient people actually believing the gods literally did various things. There appears to be no understanding of how stories, how the world of "expression," how myths work. When discussing Zeus' affairs with women, the almost giggling commentary is how it is all his human-like desires for sex, and there is absolutely no suggestion that it might "symbolize" something, that it might work as a literary representation of truths beyond "explanation." This initial video on Zeus, by the way, simply ends by saying he was defeated by Christ and the new religion, with absolutely no suggestion that the Romans had long ago lost any real faith in Zeus (who, by the way, was not as all powerful or separated from the other gods as suggested). I would remind the experts in these videos that in the world of academia and scholarship the Bible is considered a mythology (which is not a put down but praise, as myths are expressing the highest truths). Myths are not bad science; myths are not science at all. And while they do interact with history, they are not meant to be bad history either. They are a form of expression that embraces truths beyond those of science and logic. Since it's obvious the videos are mainly presented by those with a Christian background, I suggest they look at their own mythology and see how it could also be reduced to ridicule in the same unenlightened way these other myths have been. If you are looking for a good discussion of mythology, purchase the set of videos where Bill Moyers interviews Joseph Campbell. It has its flaws, but it is far superior to this mess.