Xena: Warrior PrincessHercules and Iolous are plowing fields, when Zeus comes down from Mount Olympus and takes Alcmene, Hercules’ mother. Hercules decides to climb the mountain to rescue her.

Ares appears to Xena, with his concerns about Hercules, but she ignores him. She has more important things to deal with, like returning the gold that some thugs stole from travelers in Corinth. But her plans are interrupted when Hera, who is angry that Zeus brought Alcmene to Olympus, takes the Chronos stone and frees the Titans from Tartarus. The chaos caused by their arrival leads to hundreds of injured mortals seeking Xena’s healing skills.

The only way to stop Hera is for a mortal to fight the Titans. But unfortunetly for Zeus, his actions in taking Alcmene mean that Hercules won’t help. Ares decides to ask Xena. Artemis points out that she most likely wouldn’t listen to what he had to say and has an idea of how to get the warrior to lend a hand. She uses her powers and turns Gabrielle into a giant eagle.

Gabrielle takes Xena to Mount Olympus to get the spell removed. But just as they arrive, so do the Titans, and Xena ends up in a fight with them. Soon after, Hercules and Iolous arrive. The demigod only fights to get to his mother, and once he has her, he leaves. Gabrielle grabs Xena and Iolous in her claws and takes them back down from the mountain.

Not long after their return to Alcmene’s house, the other gods arrive at the door. Hera has used her powers and turned them all into animals. Hercules finally decides that he should return to Olympus and fight the Titans. Gabrielle again carries her friends up to Mount Olympus for the final battle.

Order the DVDsscreenplay by Jon Loy
directed by Lynne Naylor
music by Joseph LoDuca
songs by Michele Brourman and Amanda McBroom

Cast: Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Lucy Lawless (Xena), Renee O’Connor (Gabrielle), Michael Hurst (Iolous), Kevin Smith (Ares), Alexandra Tydings (Aphrodite), Josephine Davidson (Alcmene), Joy Watson (Hera), Peter Rowley (Zeus), Josephine Davison (Artemis), David Mackie (Porphyrion), Alison Wall (Tethys), Ted Raimi (Crius), Alison Wall (Mnemosyne)

Notes: This was an animated movie released direct-to-video in 1998, and may not be part of official Hercules or Xena continuity.

LogBook entry by Mary Terrell