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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)

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Hercules, aided by his best friend Iolaus, goes on many adventures helping people and slaying mythical monsters using his half-god strength.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Hercules / ... (111 episodes, 1995-1999)
 Iolaus / ... (79 episodes, 1995-1999)


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 KGF Vissers

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During production of the fourth season, Kevin Sorbo suffered an aneurysm caused by blood clots in his shoulder. He suffered three strokes as a result. He has permanent 10 percent vision loss and had to learn how to walk again. His schedule was reduced as well as the physical demand of the role. In order to accommodate his recovery, several scripts were changed and multiple guest stars were added. Kevin wrote about his illness in his autobiography: True Strength. 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 »


[Hercules is walking through a cavern where dozens of Arachne's cocooned victims are bound in spider's web]
Hercules: This is one big web site.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Follows Hercules in the Underworld (1994) See more »

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15 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm glad Kevin Sorbo has moved on and has a baby, but I miss him as Hercules. I loved it almost as much as I loved Xena. I'm a great fan of Greek myth, so when I saw this show, I feel for it immediately. It was fun and had it's own spin on things with a modern humor which made it all the more lovable. Michael Hurst was a wonderful actor and was adorable as Iolaus. I loved most of the characters that popped up here and there. Should go down in tv history as groundbreaking.

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