King Silas Benjamin came to power in a mythical battle against the rival neighbor republic of Gath, capitalizing brilliantly and ruthlessly on his near-godly image. Farm-boy David Shepherd performs as well, saving Silas's crown prince in another epic battle, but is too noble and naive to aspire personal benefit rather then devoutly serve king and country. Nevertheless, after Silas decides to abuse David's legend, the hero is drawn into palace intrigues culminating into coup plans against Silas. Written by
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The monarch butterfly symbol seen in the series is stylistically similar to the modern peacock symbol of the NBC TV network (the network that originally aired the series). See more
Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.9