Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

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Taylor Trade Publications, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 264 pages
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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: An Insider's Guide to the Continuing Adventures is a behind-the-scenes look at the TV fantasy-adventure series that became a global cult hit during the 1990s. A follow-up to the author's successful first book on the show, the new guide covers the last three seasons when Hercules travels beyond Greece, encounters strange new lands and gods, and braves every peril from the Apocalypse to dance competitions. Filled with revelations about every episode by stars Kevin Sorbo and Michael Hurst, producer Rob Tapert, the writers, and many guest stars, Weisbrot's book also explores how the show cleverly updates ancient Greek, Norse, Irish, and other myths to delight modern audiences.
 

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Contents

Hercules Comes to American TV
1
THE LOST LABORS
11
EPISODE GUIDE
23
THE HEROS JOURNEY
89
PISODE GUIDE
95
COMING FULL CIRCLE
167
EPISODE GUIDE
171
Kevin Sorbo
201
Meighan Desmond
219
Gina Torres
222
Tamara Gorski
225
Joel Tobeck
228
Sam Jenkins Sorbo
231
Kim Michalis
233
Ian Bohen
237
Dean OGorman
240

IOLAUS Michael Hurst
204
The Life of Kevin Smith
206
Bruce Campbell
208
Liddy Holloway
209
Alexandra Tydings
210
Robert Trebor
211
A Conversation with Niki Mealings
212
Nicko Vella
243
From Mount Olympus to the Hollywood Hills
247
Five Thousand Years of Epic Adventures
259
NOTES
262
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
264
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About the author (2004)

Published author of six books on the cultural history of the US with published articles in The New Republic and American Historical Review. He is a graduate of Harvard and currently a professor in history at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he resides. Most recent book: Maximum Danger: Kennedy, the Missiles, and the Crisis of American Confidence (Ivan Dee: Nov. 2001). ISBN: 156633923. For details on his two trade pop culture books see competition below

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