Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bruce Hopkins, Nathaniel Lees, Mark Wright & Jason Hoyte on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1997)

The Season 4 episode of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" titled "Regrets...I've Had a Few" features several Power Rangers alums amongst the guest cast. The episode finds Hercules trying to convince the goddess Celesta to give an extra day of life to his old friend Jaris, whose time has come to die. Hercules relives the time he first met Jaris after accidentally killing his older brother. In these flashbacks, PR voice actor Bruce Hopkins (voice of Choobo, Ninja Storm) appears as Nehemiah, Jaris' father. Also appearing in the flashbacks is Nathaniel Lees (Master Mao, Jungle Fury). Lees appears in a few scenes early in the episode as Cheiron, the centaur who instructs Hercules and his best friend Iolaus in their teenaged years when the death of Jaris' brother happens. In the present, Jaris learns of his fate and feels bitter because of all the criminals around him who will live on. He decides to murder them to make sure the world is safer for his baby who will now be left an orphan without him. Jungle Fury voice actor Mark Wright (voice of Scorch, Jungle Fury) plays the main criminal whom Jaris tries to stop. Wright appears in several scenes as Claxon, a brazen criminal who taunts Jaris at every turn until Jaris kills him on the street in front of Hercules. Rounding out the PR cast is Jason Hoyte (Cheese McAllister, Jungle Fury). Hoyte appears as another petty criminal named Skell. He manages to survive, however, as Hercules saves him before Jaris can take his life. Hercules convinces Jaris that he'll be headed to the underworld if he continues on his murderous path.

Bruce Hopkins

Nathaniel Lees

Mark Wright

Jason Hoyte

Season 4 of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" is available on DVD

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