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Yes, Virginia, There Is a Hercules 

Envelope show in which Kevin Sorbo doesn't show up for filming in New Zealand after an earthquake hits Los Angeles, and the rest of the staff frantically tries to either locate him or find a replacement.


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Christian Williams (created by), Alex Kurtzman | 1 more credit »


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Episode credited cast:
Kevin Sorbo ... Hercules
Michael Hurst ... Paul Robert Coyle / Iolaus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudia Black ... Cassandra (archive footage)
Bruce Campbell ... Rob Tapert, Executive Producer
Lisa Chappell ... Melissa Blake, Robert Tapert's Assistant
Willy de Wit Willy de Wit ... Eric Gruendeman
Paul Glover Paul Glover ... Roberto Orci, Writer
Elizabeth Hawthorne ... Mary Contrary
Lucy Lawless ... Xena (archive footage)
Hudson Leick ... Liz Friedman / Callisto
Charles Mesure ... Johnny Pinto
Ted Raimi ... Alex Kurtzman, Writer
Kevin Smith ... Jerry Patrick Brown / Ares
Joel Tobeck ... David Scott Pollison, office production assistant / Strife
Gina Torres ... Beth Hymson, Casting Director


The studio production team (played by co-stars) is panicking when title star Kevin Sorbo fails to turn up for New Zealand Hercules shoots, presumed missing after an L.A. earthquake, where a mystery man has been saving caved in people. Finding Kevin fails, and each idea for an alternative script or format has to be rejected, while the studio boss reports the board set an ultimatum to cancel the series. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

23 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

Company Credits

Production Co:

Renaissance Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title refers to a 1897 newspaper article in New York's Sun about an 8 year old girl named Virginia O'Hanlon asking if there really was a Santa Claus. The reply was: Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. See more »


At the end of this episode, Ares appears with Strife by his side. However in the episode just before this, Armageddon Now (#4.13), Strife was killed with a Hinds Blood Dagger, therefore he should not exist in the 'present day'. See more »

Crazy Credits

Any resemblance between the Hercules cast and the Renaissance staff is purely intentional. See more »


References Millennium (1996) See more »

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