October 4, 2002

Storyboarded and Written by
Bryan Andrews and Brian Larsen

Directed by
Randy Myers and Genndy Tartakovsky
Samurai Jack
Kurtok / Soldier
 Phil LaMarr
 Brian George
 Danny Mann
 Daran Norris

Jack assists a small army of Spartan warriors lead by their king in an attempt to destroy the stronghold of their treacherous robotic enemy.







Inspired by the historical Battle of Thermopylae, this episodes also takes direct visual cues from Frank Miller's graphic novel 300

Jeremy's Review

Animation Director Scott Wills won a much deserved Emmy Award for this episode in 2003. The animation is breathtaking, presented in letterboxed widescreen for nearly the entire length of the episode. Everything else is fantastic, from the inspired character designs to the epic soundtrack. It's a classic episode, predating the Zack Snyder's film version of Frank Miller's 300 by over four years. A+