Redeemed by Hercules, son of Zeus, Xena, once known as "Murderer," tries to fulfill her destiny as the "Warrior Princess" fighting for the greater good. On her Quest, she meets Gabrielle, a... See full summary »
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
Whenever Hera is the cause of Hercules' troubles, you see a set of eyes surrounded by Peacock feathers and hear a strange cawing sound. The sound is a peacock's call as the peacock was Hera's signature animal. 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 »
I was 5 when this came out, and I loved it from the start. I bought all the merch, from shirts to the videos to Kull The Conquerer just because Kevin Sorbo was in it. He was my hero when I was younger, and I really miss this show with a passion. All the characters were great, it had humor, some of the stuff is quite corny now but compared to today's TV, this was absolute gold. Every time I see an actor like Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell or Kevin Sorbo (of course) I think of this masterpiece. I love Greek mythology and I thank this show for it. Sorbo isn't the best actor, but he fit that role so well, and I will always wish it back on TV.
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