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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 

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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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1999   1998   1997   1996   1995  
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Complete series cast summary:
Kevin Sorbo ...  Hercules / ... 111 episodes, 1995-1999
Michael Hurst ...  Iolaus / ... 79 episodes, 1995-1999
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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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Trivia

According to Kevin Sorbo (on the DVD audio commentary for the final episode) the show was not canceled due to ratings, but it ended because of contract negotiations. While Sorbo was willing to continue and make a full final season, the studio wanted him to commit to three more full seasons. Sorbo did not want to commit to three more seasons due to the opportunity to star in Andromeda (2000). According to Sorbo, the studio would not budge on the three season commitment resulting in the abbreviated final season. See more »

Goofs

Most characters are referred to by their Greek names such as Zeus, Hera, and Ares. However, Hercules is the Roman name of the Greek figure Heracles. The series is set in Greece and the two names would never have been used interchangeably. Though this is a common mistake with modern interpretations of the character. See more »

Quotes

Autolycus: Of course I care about the needs of the people... I happen to be one of them.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Xena: Warrior Princess: Prometheus (1995) See more »

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Still love this show!
13 November 2016 | by just_another_manic_MOMdaySee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

16 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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| (116 episodes)

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Stereo (Dolby Surround)

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4:3
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