Hercules: the Legendary Journeys - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 3 pages of information about Hercules.
This section contains 702 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Hercules: the Legendary Journeys Encyclopedia Article

Hercules: the Legendary Journeys

Initially starting out in 1993 as a made-for-TV movie, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys became a syndicated television series in the 1995-96 television season. Starring Kevin Sorbo as the half-god Hercules, the series combined action, special effects, and camp to create one of the most popular syndicated shows of the 1990s, rivaling the Star Trek franchise and Baywatch for ratings. In fact, the show spawned a number of spin-offs and imitators.

The show's executive producers, Sam Raimi (the writer and director of cult favorite movie The Evil Dead) and Ron Tapert, combined unlikely elements to make the show a success. The show deviated from previous incarnations of the Greek hero played by such musclemen as Steve Reeves and Lou Ferrigno. Sorbo, while lean and muscular, was not just a muscle bound hero. Though he usually beat up villains and groups of bad guys in...

(read more)

This section contains 702 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Hercules: the Legendary Journeys Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Hercules: the Legendary Journeys from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook