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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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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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USA | New Zealand

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English

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16 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (116 episodes)

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Stereo (Dolby Surround)

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Color

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4:3
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Aphrodite refers to Hercules as both "older brother" and "younger brother" several times throughout the series. See more »

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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
19 June 2006 | by lucy_lawless_fanSee all my reviews

i must admit i didn't watch Hercules until Xena Warrior Princess finished in 2001, and Hercules was in re-runs, i was missing the Greek world gods, etc... so i thought i would give Hercules a chance and i'm glad to say i LOVED it wot a great show i was missing, i'm just myth ed i couldn't of supported it while it was on our television screens:( like Xena was it is filmed in GORGEOUS New Zealand Kevin Sorbo does a GREAT job of playing Hercules and the talented Michael Hurst plays his best buddy Iolaus great action,drama,comedy,banter between these 2 guys,i miss this show and there legendary journeys i brought all 6 series on DVD and the television movies on DVD to give it a chance i'm glad i did:)


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