Episode 9 : 'Cronus, Father of Time'
The Odyssey is drifting through another part of unknown space when they
are suddenly attacked by a fleet of Trident craft (the craft of the
Gods). The battle goes on for a while until the Odyssey finds it is
completely outnumbered by the enemy. The ship comes close to destruction
when something strange happens. The explosions within and outside the ship
start to 'de-explode' and everything appears to be going
After this bizarre event, a strange, humanoid life-form appears on the
flight deck. He talks to Ulysses and informs him that a man called
'Cronus' caused the retreat of time and awaits Ulysses' and the
children's arrival at his palace. They agree to this and are then
teleported through a strange dimension until re-appearing in an
extravagantly decorated throne room.
The room has hundreds of clocks and timepieces hanging from the ceiling
and walls. There are more humanoids in this room and look the same as the
one that appeared on the Odyssey. They each have clock mechanisms fixed
into their chests and it becomes clear that they all serve as guards for
this man 'Cronus'. This man then appears and introduces himself to
After the explanation of events and the area around them, Ulysses thanks
Cronus for saving their lives. But, he only laughs at this and it shows
that the man has a second face on the back of his head. This is the face
that is now speaking and says that he believed the humans were men of
worth, and not so naive. Ulysses is puzzled by this and he is then
separated from the children and escorted to another room in the palace.
The children are taken to a room by the guards who lock them in.
Back with Ulysses, Chronos explains the true nature of 'rescuing' him from
the Trident's attack. He fixes Ulysses to a metal stand and then summons
the Gods to make an offer. Ulysses is offered to the Gods in exchange for
Chronos being granted a greater power. The Gods do not accept this offer
immediately and tell Chronos that they will consider it.
Meanwhile, the children are trying to escape from the cell room. They come
up with an idea (with the help of Nono), of sending an electric charge
into the locking mechanism, hoping it will cause the door to open. It
works and they all flee down a corridor in search of Ulysses.
They are lost as to where to go, so they try each door they find. But they
are soon being chased by guards and are forced to hide in one of the
The room they hide in is announced by Chronos, who seems to be watching
them, as 'The Chamber of Seasons' and are stuck on an endlessly floating
group of islands. Each of these islands infinitely passes through the 4
seasons; Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Unfortunately, besides the
problem of the events around them, they discover that the time here is at
an accelerated speed. Before they know it, Telemachus and Yumi have grown
into older children and eventually young adults, all within a matter of
hours. This doesn't just affect the palace. The Odyssey itself is within
this faster time zone, and soon the crew under the curse of the Gods will
grow old and eventually die of extreme old-age.
Back with Ulysses, he eventually manages to break free of his chains and
heads off to find the children. After a while, Ulysses comes across an
astonishing find. He stands before an enormous, towering clock. This clock
turns out to be the device that controls time for the entire
universe. Ulysses then has a plan for escaping Chronos' Kingdom of
Time. He makes contact with Sherka back on the Odyssey and asks for the
precise time the ship was attacked by the Trident fleet. Upon receiving
the required information, he proceeds to climb and when he reaches the
clock face, he pushes the heavy hands back to the point of time as
informed by Sherka just as the guards reach him and carry out their orders
Ulysses and the children return to the Odyssey after a series of backwards
time events and they then alter their course so not to become prisoners