Hercules and Iolaus take time out from Iolaus' wedding preparations, to help a distant village under attack from "monsters". When they reach their destination, they find the monsters are in... See full summary »
Hercules has settled down with his wife and children, but misses the good old days travelling around having exciting adventures. Then one day he is persuaded out of his farming "retirement"... See full summary »
Hercules is provoked till he has no other choice then fight Gargan, a giant who had absolutely no quarrel with him- and decks the mountain of aggression easily. Then the last survivor of a ... See full summary »
Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.
Hercules and Iolaus take time out from Iolaus' wedding preparations, to help a distant village under attack from "monsters". When they reach their destination, they find the monsters are in fact Amazonian women who are controlled by Hera. Written by
This,the very first of the TV movies that led to the wonderful but now sadly departed action/adventure series is far from the best but it does include the first appearance of Herc's companion in arms Iolaus played by the brilliant Michael Hurst who with Kevin Sorbo created the greatest twosome in genre television history.Anthony Quinn who was presumably cast to add gravitas to the project is overshadowed by these two men whose partnership takes off from the get go.Also cast is Xena in waiting Lucy Lawless as one of the more aggressive of the Amazons and she gives just enough to the role to hint at the glories to come when she headed her own show.The action quotient here is less than you would get in the average 44 minute episode of the TV show but there is enough to make this an enjoyable fantasy adventure and to see the makings of what would eventually become the action show that all to follow would have to be measured against.
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