Hercules and the prisoner he is taking to Sparta live through a shipwreck. Hercules' determination to recapture the man is complicated by his injured arm, pirates searching for gold from the sunken ...
Hercules and Iolaus travel to Sumeria to aid a king persecuted by the gods, in company with Nebula who turns out to be a wandering Sumerian princess. King Gilgamesh, half-god like Hercules, needs the...
In this quasi-mythological costume series, Hercules (in Greek Herakles), the noble bastard son of Zeus, hence hated to death by his step-mother Hera, doesn't live as an Olympian after accomplishing his Works and the Argonauts' journey, as classical myth has it, but relinquishes immortality and continues to fight both human and supernatural evil on earth, as a wanderer in and beyond Greece, usually accompanied by his human side-kick Iolaus and sometimes by dodgy Salmoneus. Countless are the challenges, either especially set up by Hera or just on his way, but he always triumphs against all odds, delivers otherwise often hopeless mortals and moves on to new adventures.Written by
Amphitryon, Alcmene husband, Step-father of Hercules and father to Iphicles is hardly ever mentioned in this series See more »
Characters often measure distances in the metric system which was gradually developed in the Renaissance, perfected in the late 18th century, and made internationally popular only in the mid 20th century. It can be assumed that conversion to modern units is part of the "translation" we are hearing of what they said. See more »
[poking a spear at a trembling bush]
Come out, spy!
Weyland the Slave:
[standing up indignantly]
I'm not a spy! I'm a slave!
We do not accept slaves in Troy.
Weyland the Slave:
That's all right. I'm used to prejudice.
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The end credits for each episode of both Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess included an additional humourous message near the end of the credits. They were usually in the style of the "No animals were harmed..." messages featured in most end credits. See more »
Probably the best live-action Hercules that there will ever be. Kevin Sorbo and Michael Hurst make the best team, bar-none. I feel absolutely privileged to have watched the magic of Kevin and Michael come alive on my TV screen growing up. I love how the screenwriters explored different mythologies throughout the series, as well, such as Norse mythology and Celtic mythology--those explorations outside of Greek mythology really added something nice to the series overall. I still watch this show on Netflix--my husband and I just finished watching the entire series a couple months ago, and I started watching it again a couple of weeks ago. (Yeah, I love the show THAT MUCH!) I really don't think there will ever be another mythology- based show as good as 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys' ever again, seeing as how no one could ever duplicate the talent of Kevin and Michael.
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