Monday, December 8, 2008

Latham Gaines & Jon Brazier on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1996)

Latham Gaines (Dr. Anton Mercer/Mesogog, Dino Thunder) guest starred in the 1996 holiday episode of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys." In the episode titled "A Star to Guide Them," Hercules' pal Iolaus has a vision drawing him north. He & Hercules later cross paths with two other men who have the same vision. Along the way, they try to stop the violent plans of King Polonius & Queen Maliphone, who learn of a prophecy that states a newborn baby will one day reign over his kingdom. The overbearing queen refuses to allow it to come to pass and orders their army to round up all women with newborn children to be killed. Gaines appears as the captain of their guard. He appears in several scenes throughout the episode. Jon Brazier (Oracle, Mystic Force) plays a major role in the episode as Trinculos, a former thief who shares Iolaus' vision. Despite his selfish nature, he helps the heroes stop the king & queen's tyranny. The ending of the episode suggests that Iolaus, Trinculos and Uris were led to the north to witness the birth of Jesus as the three Wise Men.

Latham Gaines

Jon Brazier

Season 3 of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" is available on DVD

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