Saturday, September 26, 2009

James Gaylyn & Joel Tobeck on "Young Hercules" (1999)

James Gaylyn (Colonel Truman, RPM) appeared on "Young Hercules" in the episode titled "Con Ares." The episode finds young Hercules and his comrades Iolaus and Jason on their way to important peace talks between the leaders of Thebes and Sparta who have been at war for decades, thanks to their allegiance to the god Ares, who happens to be Hercules' half-brother. Gaylyn appears as the leader of the Theban army who is not willing to budge on his point of view in the talks. He appears early in the episode and again at the end, when the war is resolved thanks to an Ares lookalike that Hercules discovers. The villainous Ares himself sends two of his godly relatives, Stryfe and Discord to stop Hercules & Jason from getting to the peace talks. The heroes use their double of Ares to keep the duo distracted while Jason gets to the peace talks. Ninja Storm voice actor Joel Tobeck (voice of Slob Goblin & Footzilla, Ninja Storm) reprises his role as Stryfe which he has played on episodes of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess." Since the gods do not age, he portrays Stryfe here despite this series taking place a decade before those two shows.

James Gaylyn

Joel Tobeck

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