Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nathaniel Lees, Stig Eldred, Michael Hurst & David Weatherley on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995)

The eighth episode of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" featured a handful of future PR actors. The episode titled "The March to Freedom" finds Hercules coming to the rescue of a girl named Oi-Lan, who is sold into slavery. She is played by a young Lucy Liu. But her freedom isn't enough. She is determined to find and release her fiancé, Cyrus, played by Nathaniel Lees (Master Mao, Jungle Fury). His skills as an acrobat come in handy as they fight off the slave traders, led by Lees' Jungle Fury co-star, Stig Eldred (Master Rilla, Jungle Fury). Eldred portrays Belus, a man who cares nothing about freedom and is more determined to make as much money as he can. He even goes so far as to cheat those who purchase his slaves, so he can keep them and re-sell them to others. One of the cheated slave buyers is played by David Weatherley (Spencer, Overdrive), who appears in a few brief scenes, opposite Eldred. Also appearing in this episode is "Hercules" veteran, Michael Hurst (voice of Vexacus, Ninja Storm). Hurst was just a guest star in this episode as Hercules' best friend Iolaus. The two discover the slave trade and while Iolaus isn't very interested in putting a stop to it, he is by Hercules' side when they purchase and free Oi-Lan, but he does not go with them on their adventure to rescue Cyrus.

Nathaniel Lees

Stig Eldred

Michael Hurst

David Weatherley

Season 1 of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" is available on DVD

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