Friday, March 4, 2011

John Sumner, Bruce Allpress & Peter Rowley on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995)

The third episode of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" ironically featured a trio of future Power Rangers guest stars. The episode titled "The Road to Calydon," finds Hercules coming to the aide of a village of travelers who settle in a city cursed by his evil stepmother, Hera. Hercules pressures them to leave the land when dangerous disasters begin occurring around them. RPM guest star John Sumner (Fresno Bob, RPM) appears in the episode as Broteas, the leader of the villagers, who is not a fan of Hercules. He refuses Hercules' help at every turn, but when the other villagers agree to leave, Broteas agrees to leave with them. No one realizes, however, that he's stolen a cup that belonged to Hera, which causes the disasters to follow them, along with an army of monstrous beasts. Jungle Fury's Bruce Allpress (Master Phant, Jungle Fury) appears in one scene of the episode, playing an old man who encounters the beasts on his travels. When he discovers they are after the villagers, he tells them the direction they traveled, as he fears for his life. Ninja Storm voice actor, Peter Rowley (voice of Zurgane, Ninja Storm) also appears throughout the episode in the role of Ephadon, one of the villagers who is the first to side with Hercules and take his advice. When it's discovered that Broteas stole Hera's cup, Ephadon leads the charge to have him punished.

John Sumner

Bruce Allpress

Peter Rowley

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

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