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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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 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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Did You Know?


The New Zealand television show The Tribe (1999) featured young actors who were often seen in various "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" productions, including "Daniel James", Sarah Major, Amy Morrison, Caleb Ross, and David Taylor. See more »


Aphrodite refers to Hercules as both "older brother" and "younger brother" several times throughout the series. See more »


Iolaus: Have you ever been wrong?
Hercules: I thought so once, but I was wrong.
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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 »


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29 July 1999 | by (CARDIFF,WALES) – See all my reviews

Straight to the point,no t.v.series from anywhere in the world ever has come close to the magnificence of "HERCULES" and "XENA" From the very first telemovie to the most recently aired episodes a standard in televisual action/adventure has been set which is unlikely ever to be surpassed.Action adventure will suffer a mortal blow when this show ends. The fabulous special effects and second to none fight sequences would alone be enough for this series to soar but the real icing on this cake of cakes are the wonderful performances of Kevin Sorbo as Herc and Michael Hurst as his friend Iolaus.Watching them perform together and singly is a pleasure and who cares if there have been sub-standard episodes along the way.Even these dwarf the best episodes of any genre show since t.v. began.It seems that U.S.fans damn a series forever if one episode is deemed to be below par.This is fandom mentality and it is rife in the U.K.also as anyone who has read the ramblings of the mad harridans who contribute to the British fan mag "DISPATCHES FROM OLYMPUS" will testify.Some of these so-called fans threatened to boycott the stations that show "HERCULES" because they were disappointed by one as then unseen plot point.Ignoring these idiots,however,any viewing of the best episodes of "HERC" is a t.v.pleasure unrivalled and with its companion piece "XENA" providing a 90 episode(at the time of writing)saga of action,love and passion that sometimes even surpasses its parent show,the legacy of Hercules will not pass away quickly.Sorbo,Hurst and all the others should be seen by future generations as the very best that the home screen had presented as the twentieth century drew to a close.

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