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Old 01-08-13, 09:04 PM
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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

Anyone else a fan of these shows? I LOVED Hercules, I watched it every day after school as a kid. Kevin Sorbo was a perfect casting choice. Also Iolaus (Michael Hurst) was a great companion.

I admittedly never watched a full episode of Xena. How much of an overlap is there between the two shows?
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Re: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

This gives you a good breakdown of the connections (as well as with Young Hercules)

http://hercxena.wikia.com/wiki/Crossover
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Re: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

I loved those shows. It's a shame Kevin Smith (Ares) had his fatal accident.

Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi were awesome in both shows.
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Re: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

I watched and loved both shows. I remember watching these on Saturday though.
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Re: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

I remember watching reruns on the WB or something.
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Re: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

Originally Posted by spainlinx0 View Post
I watched and loved both shows. I remember watching these on Saturday though.
Hercules started out as TV movies in the Action Pack. I think that aired on Saturdays.
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Re: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

I loved Hercules so much growing up. Not only am I a huge Greek mythology fan but the pure amount of gratuitous TnA in each episode was awesome for a teenager. I actually bought every season and while the series trended downward in quality as it went on, it was still great.

I've seen bits and pieces of Xena, but never really got into it at all so I can't comment on that. There were a few crossover episodes between the shows, but nothing where you would have to watch both. They are pretty independent of each other in terms of storylines.
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Re: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
I loved those shows. It's a shame Kevin Smith (Ares) had his fatal accident.
Sad to hear that, though I read quickly and thought you said Kevin Sorbo.
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Re: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena is in my top three favorite shows, never liked Hercules. Rob Tapert has said Xena was aimed at adults, Hercules for children. Xena was at times very dark... then spiritual... just a great show. Jumped the shark in season five with Lucy Lawless' pregnancy...
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Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
Sad to hear that, though I read quickly and thought you said Kevin Sorbo.
No, Kevin Sorbo is at least still with us.

Speaking of Kevin Sorbo, on May 25-26, he'll be at Puerto Rico Comic Con. If only they could also get Lucy Lawless and Bruce Campbell to attend.

Anyone know what ever became of Michael Hurst?
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Re: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

Lucy Lawless was actually a surprise panel addition at SDCC this year. She was a really great addition and added a lot. I think the hour would have been less enjoyable I she was absent.

I recall watching Hercules a lot more than Xena. I wonder how I'd look at it today. I'm still making my way trough Legen of the Seeker on Netflix, but I find it a spiritual successor that fits between these two.

Whoever said Herc started on the UPN Action Pack was correct. Those segments had some good movie continent if I recall. Knight Rider 2025, some good/bad brother redemption show, and of course Tek Wars - although I don't recall the latter being too memorable.

I think Kevin Hurst was in some awful B film "Bitch Slap" that is on Netflix. Not worth any time at all.
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Re: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

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I recall watching Hercules a lot more than Xena. I wonder how I'd look at it today. I'm still making my way trough Legen of the Seeker on Netflix, but I find it a spiritual successor that fits between these two.
I caught a few Herculese episodes on Hub and still found them enjoyable. I've yet to revisit Xena.

Legend of the Seeker was a great show (that was sadly snuffed out after two seasons ) and, you're right, it does work as a spiritual successor to Hercules and Xena. By the way, you're gonna love Cara when you make your way to season 2. The episode called "Princess" is a particular highlight.

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Whoever said Herc started on the UPN Action Pack was correct. Those segments had some good movie continent if I recall. Knight Rider 2025, some good/bad brother redemption show, and of course Tek Wars - although I don't recall the latter being too memorable.
That would be me. And the "good/bad brother redemption show" was Vanishing Son with Russell Wong. It started out as a movie trilogy and then became a spiritual successor Kung Fu. Very 90's but enjoyable just the same.

I enjoyed Tek War, though it was just an excuse to watch Shatner play a morally ambiguous semi-badguy. I got to read one of the novels, Tek Secret (supposedly written by Shatner himself), and found it more interesting than the TV series. Mainly because budget limitations really didn't allow the series to recreate the world in the books.

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Re: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
That would be me. And the "good/bad brother redemption show" was Vanishing Son with Russell Wong. It started out as a movie trilogy and then became a spiritual successor Kung Fu. Very 90's but enjoyable just the same.
Wasn't it back to back with the newer Kung Fu series? I remember liking Vanishing Son so much better but it was cancelled while Kung Fu went on for a season or two longer. It's been awhile so my memory is kind of hazy.
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Originally Posted by mrhan View Post
Wasn't it back to back with the newer Kung Fu series? I remember liking Vanishing Son so much better but it was cancelled while Kung Fu went on for a season or two longer. It's been awhile so my memory is kind of hazy.
I remember the new Kung Fu series (it was decent) but I don't remember when it aired. Didn't TNT keep reruning it for a while after it was cancelled?

I remember Vanishing Son more than the Kung Fu revival series (didn't Brandon Lee guest star as Caine's estranged son in the latter?) so I'll assume I enjoyed it more.

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Brandon Lee was in Kung Fu: The Movie.

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues aired for 4 seasons between 1993 - 1997.

The four Vanishing Son movies and the 13 episodes of the series aired from February 28, 1994 to May 8, 1995.

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