History Trivia / HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys

3rd Aug '17 8:47:49 PM ultimomant
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** Kevin Sorbo in the episodes containing Herc's EvilCounterpart from a MirrorUniverse "The Sovereign".

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** Kevin Sorbo Creator/KevinSorbo in the episodes containing Herc's EvilCounterpart from a MirrorUniverse "The Sovereign".



* ActorAllusion: "...And Fancy Free" features an exchange that doubles as a reference to [[Series/LoisAndClark a role]] that Kevin Sorbo tried out for.

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
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"...And Fancy Free" features an exchange that doubles as a reference to [[Series/LoisAndClark a role]] that Kevin Sorbo tried out for.



* CaliforniaDoubling: New Zealand ''for ancient Greece''.
** Hilariously {{Lampshaded}} in the DVD commentary for "For Those Of You Just Joining Us" during a clip set in Eire.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: New Zealand ''for ancient Greece''.
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Greece''. Hilariously {{Lampshaded}} in the DVD commentary for "For Those Of You Just Joining Us" during a clip set in Eire.



* CreatorBacklash: Kevin Sorbo reportedly hated "The Warrior Princess" because of the PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure between Hercules and Iolaus.

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* CreatorBacklash: CreatorBacklash:
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Kevin Sorbo reportedly hated "The Warrior Princess" because of the PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure between Hercules and Iolaus.



** In one episode, Aphrodite turns a pig named Catherine into a human (ItMakesSenseInContext). Catherine's human form is played by Alexandra Tydings, who plays Aphrodite. The goddess of love even compliments Catherine's attractiveness.

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** In one episode, Aphrodite turns a pig named Catherine Katherine into a human (ItMakesSenseInContext). Catherine's human form is played by Alexandra Tydings, who plays Aphrodite. The goddess of love even compliments Catherine's attractiveness.
5th Jul '17 1:22:05 PM SpideyTerry
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** Rob Tapert really disliked "The Cave Of Echoes" from Season 2. He didn't mind having to do a ClipShow, but he cited this as being a particularly weak example due to how cheap it looked. Later clip shows on both shows had more inventive framing devices as a result of his dissatisfaction with this episode.

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** Rob Tapert really disliked "The Cave Of Echoes" from Season 2. He didn't mind having to do a ClipShow, but he cited this as being a particularly weak example due to how cheap it looked.looked (the featured characters just walking up and down a cave set). Later clip shows on both shows had more inventive framing devices as a result of his dissatisfaction with this episode.



* EditedForSyndication: For a couple years, the show was rerun in a late-night slot on the Hub Network (now Creator/DiscoveryFamily). The network aired a TV-PG disclaimer about moderate violence. For the most part, episodes were generally shown as they were on the Sci-Fi Channel, with only minor edits in a handful of them (such as the leg breaking scene in "Armageddon Now, Part 2" and some sexual content in "Stranger And Stranger").
* MissingEpisode: By the fifth season, the Sci-Fi Channel acquired the rerun rights, but not for the soon-to-be produced, eight episode long Season 6. Reruns continued well after the GrandFinale premiered, but Sci-Fi never aired those last eight episodes. (Fortunately for fans, Season 6 was released on DVD.)

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* EditedForSyndication: For a couple years, the show was rerun in a late-night slot on the Hub Network (now Creator/DiscoveryFamily). The network aired a TV-PG disclaimer about moderate violence. For the most part, episodes were generally shown as they were on the Sci-Fi Channel, with only minor edits in a handful of them here and there (such as the leg breaking scene in "Armageddon Now, Part 2" and some sexual content in "Stranger And Stranger").
* MissingEpisode: By the fifth season, the Sci-Fi Channel acquired the rerun rights, but not for the soon-to-be produced, eight episode long Season 6. Reruns continued well after the GrandFinale premiered, but Sci-Fi never aired those last eight episodes. (Fortunately for fans, Season 6 was released on DVD.DVD, and this situation was never a problem for the other channels that would rerun the series.)


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** "Be Deviled" concerns an old enemy of Hercules's coming BackFromTheDead to get revenge on him and try to keep the sister he left behind from going down the same dark path he did. However, the featured villain was originally going to be Callisto herself, and she would learn that her sister wasn't killed in Cirra after all. This was meant to make up for a mistake from the "Armageddon Now" two-parter, which depicted the deaths of Callisto's parents but left the sister completely unaccounted for; it would've also tied into the Heaven/Hell material that was building up on ''Xena'' at the time. However, it was decided that something so important to Callisto's backstory should've been done on ''Xena'' instead of ''Hercules'', so a one-off male villain was used instead.
11th Jun '17 8:06:12 PM nombretomado
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* ActingForTwo: "Yes, Virginia, There is a Hercules" had Kevin Smith portray both Ares and show writer Jerry Patrick Brown. One particular shot used DoubleVision. Kevin Smith also played Hercules' full human brother Iphicles.

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"Yes, Virginia, There is a Hercules" had Kevin Smith portray both Ares and show writer Jerry Patrick Brown. One particular shot used DoubleVision. Kevin Smith also played Hercules' full human brother Iphicles.



** And Kevin Sorbo in the episodes containing Herc's EvilCounterpart from a MirrorUniverse "The Sovereign".

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** And Kevin Sorbo in the episodes containing Herc's EvilCounterpart from a MirrorUniverse "The Sovereign".



** Erik Thomson played King Daulin in the Season 1 episode "The Vanishing Dead". He would later go on to play Hades for the rest of the show's run, in four seasons of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', and in one episode of ''Series/YoungHercules''.

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** Erik Thomson played King Daulin in the Season 1 episode "The Vanishing Dead". He would later go on to play Hades for the rest of the show's run, in four seasons of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', and in one episode of ''Series/YoungHercules''.
6th Apr '17 10:15:27 AM Thorion
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* CaliforniaDoubling: New Zealand ''for ancient Greece''.
** Hilariously {{Lampshaded}} in the DVD commentary for "For Those Of You Just Joining Us" during a clip set in Eire.
-->'''Michael Hurst:''' Strange, that beach looks just like--
-->'''Kevin Sorbo:''' Very similar to Greece.
-->'''Michael Hurst:''' Yeah.
-->'''Kevin Sorbo:''' Or New Zealand or... Norway.
6th Apr '17 10:13:45 AM Thorion
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* YouLookFamiliar:
** Herc's two half-brothers Ares and Iphicles bore an awfully strong remarkable resemblance to each other, despite not sharing any blood relation. (Out of universe, both were of course played by the late Kevin Smith.)
** In one episode, Aphrodite turns a pig named Catherine into a human (ItMakesSenseInContext). Catherine's human form is played by Alexandra Tydings, who plays Aphrodite. The goddess of love even compliments Catherine's attractiveness.
** Besides Iolaus, Michael Hurst played both Orestes and the Widow Twanky. Orestes is Iolaus' half-cousin and the two looking alike is a [[TwinSwitch plot point]] for both episodes he appears in. Instances of something "familiar" about the Widow Twanky, though, is played as pure LampshadeHanging. He also played Charon, although it's harder to tell under the prosthetics.
** Before playing Xena, Lucy Lawless appeared as Lyla, the human girlfriend (and then wife) of a centaur. In "Outcast" (which was produced after Xena was established), Salmoneus notes the similarity.
** Lawless also played an "Amazon" in the first ''Legendary Journeys'' MadeForTVMovie. These are different Amazons than the ones which come up later in the ''Herc/Xena'' verse. She has sex with Zeus (not knowing he's a god).
** Lisa Chappell played three different characters over the course of the series--Lydia, Dirce, and Princess Melissa--with a lampshade hanging when Dirce met Melissa in "Hercules on Trial" and commented that she was "uncommonly beautiful".
** Those who only remember Renee O'Connor as Xena's sidekick Gabrielle may be surprised to see her playing a totally different role in the second Hercules movie, "Hercules and the Lost Kingdom," as a young Trojan princess who is quite smitten with our hero.
** Joel Tobeck played a villain of the week in a Season 2 episode. He later returned to play Strife. After Strife was killed, he turned up as cousin Deimos. The resemblance between the two gods was {{Lampshaded}} in "Fade Out:"
-->'''Ares:''' They look enough alike, don't you think?\\
'''Deimos:''' Do not. I'm taller, and he's dead.
** Erik Thomson played King Daulin in the Season 1 episode "The Vanishing Dead". He would later go on to play Hades for the rest of the show's run, in four seasons of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', and in one episode of ''Series/YoungHercules''.
** A number of the minor villains are played by the same actors. A slaver from the season 1 episode "March To Freedom" returns as the brother of the defeated warlord Demetrius in Season 2 episode "Cast A Giant Shadow." Similar, but more apparent examples are the two centaur twin brothers who both seek to kill Hercules, one for his wife, the other to avenge his dead brother.
** Also, actor Glenn Shadix played both the giant Typhon and his twin brother Typhoon.
** Robert Trebor, Salmoneus, shows up in the second MadeForTVMovie as Waylon, a slave who runs away from his mistress to become the slave of Hercules, who frees him.
20th Dec '16 8:54:07 PM SpideyTerry
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** Rob Tapert really disliked "The Cave Of Echoes" from Season 2. He didn't mind having to do a ClipShow, but he cited this as being a particularly weak example due to how cheap it looked. Later clip shows on both shows had more inventive framing devices as a result of his dissatisfaction with this episode.



* MissingEpisode: By the fifth season, the Sci-Fi Channel acquired the rerun rights... but not for the soon-to-be produced, eight episode long Season 6. Reruns continued well after the GrandFinale premiered, but Sci-Fi never aired those last eight episodes. (Fortunately for fans, Season 6 was released on DVD.)

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* EditedForSyndication: For a couple years, the show was rerun in a late-night slot on the Hub Network (now Creator/DiscoveryFamily). The network aired a TV-PG disclaimer about moderate violence. For the most part, episodes were generally shown as they were on the Sci-Fi Channel, with only minor edits in a handful of them (such as the leg breaking scene in "Armageddon Now, Part 2" and some sexual content in "Stranger And Stranger").
* MissingEpisode: By the fifth season, the Sci-Fi Channel acquired the rerun rights... rights, but not for the soon-to-be produced, eight episode long Season 6. Reruns continued well after the GrandFinale premiered, but Sci-Fi never aired those last eight episodes. (Fortunately for fans, Season 6 was released on DVD.)
20th Dec '16 2:19:09 AM SpideyTerry
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** "Porkules" has this exchange after Herc's turned into a pig and encounters Katherine (voiced by Alexandra Tydings).
--->'''Hercules:''' I'm Hercules.\\
'''Katherine:''' [[SarcasmMode Yeah, and I'm Aphrodite.]]



* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Kevin Sorbo dubbed "Mercenary" as his favorite.



* RealitySubtext[=/=]WrittenInInfirmity: "Yes, Virginia, There Is A Hercules", a clip show in which the staff of HTLJ try to work out what to do after Kevin Sorbo goes missing, was written when Sorbo fell seriously ill and couldn't film.

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* RealitySubtext[=/=]WrittenInInfirmity: "Yes, Virginia, There Is A Hercules", a clip show in which the staff of HTLJ try to work out what to do after Kevin Sorbo goes missing, was written when Sorbo fell seriously ill and couldn't film. Many of the suggested ideas (using Young Hercules, trapping Herc with the Sovereign) were done in the actual episodes.
25th Apr '16 9:14:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** If there's Creator/SamRaimi, Creator/BruceCampbell is close by.
** And speaking of Sam, Ted Raimi is Joxer.
** Echidna is portrayed by Creator/BridgetHoffman. Anime fans would know her from a number of roles, including [[Anime/SerialExperimentsLain Lain]].
17th Apr '16 3:47:06 PM PepsiTwist
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** Before she took the role of Xena, Lucy Lawless portrayed Lyla in "As Darkness Falls"



* DirectedByCastMember: Kevin Sorbo directed "The Apple" and "War Bride." Michael Hurst directed "Mercenary," "...And Fancy Free," "One Fowl Day," "Faith," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge" and "Greece Is Burning."

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* DirectedByCastMember: Kevin Sorbo directed "The Apple" and "War Bride." Michael Hurst directed "Mercenary," "...And Fancy Free," "One Fowl Day," "Faith," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow tinbow Bridge" and "Greece Is Burning."
4th Jan '16 2:31:34 PM nombretomado
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* ThrowItIn: During script readings, the writers and producers were very open to suggestions from Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst and main guest actors. This extended to during filming, such as the [[TheSoundOfMusic "Doe, a deer, a female deer"]] exchange in "Encounter."

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* ThrowItIn: During script readings, the writers and producers were very open to suggestions from Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst and main guest actors. This extended to during filming, such as the [[TheSoundOfMusic [[Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic "Doe, a deer, a female deer"]] exchange in "Encounter."
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