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Xena, Warrior Princess

Xena, Warrior Princess Dates : 1995 - 2001
134 episodes of 46 min
First broadcasting : 1996
Creator(s) : John Schulian et Robert Tapert
Producer(s) : Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert
Music : Joseph LoDuca
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Xena, a warrior princess freely borrows names and themes from mythology in the world, mainly Greek mythology, anachronically and adapting them to the requirements of the scenario. Historical figures and events of different historical eras and myths make many appearances, and the main characters often have to solve important historical situations. These include a meeting with Homer before it is famous, in which Gabrielle encourages her storytelling aspirations, the fall of Troy, and the capture of Caesar by pirates, with Xena in chief of the pirates. This strange mixture of eras and historical and mythological elements raised the series to the rank of cult program in the 1990s and early 2000s. It was one of the first series to draw ideas from ideas Its internet suite, allowing fans around the world to discuss and offer events related to the show. The Fandom is very important to date.

Xena, warrior princess was an American television series created by Robert Tapert and broadcast between 1995 and 2001. The series featured Lucy Lawless in the role of Xena, an ancient warrior with superhuman powers and exceptional martial skills, which traveled the ancient world In the company of her loyal friend Gabrielle (played by Renée O'Connor).

Xena was previously a secondary character in the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, in which she made her debut in 1995. However, her character pleased the viewers that a spin-off series was created for her. Xena, a warrior princess was broadcast for six seasons and was greeted by criticism for her ambitious staging, her impressive special effects and her solid casting.

The series took place in a fantastic world populated by gods, demons and legendary creatures, and followed the adventures of Xena while it was fighting against enemies such as evil gods, conquering armies and criminals of all kinds. She was often accompanied by Gabrielle, a young girl dreaming of becoming a warrior, who ended up becoming a skilful and courageous warrior.

In addition to being entertaining entertainment, Xena, a warrior princess was greeted for her positive representation of women and for the way she tackled themes such as homosexuality, violence and redemption. The series was also one of the first to have a mainly female audience and inspired a strong loyalty among its fans.

Despite her success, Xena, a warrior princess was canceled in 2001 after six seasons. Since then, there have been recurring rumors as to a possible revival of the series, but nothing concrete has been announced so far. The series remains a classic cult for fans of fantasy and action, and Lucy Lawless and Renée O'Connor both continued prosperous careers in the entertainment industry.

The Actors

Lucy Lawless - Xena

Lucy Lawless



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Lucy Lawless modeled Xena's famous war cry on the ululations of Arab women.

In 1996 while rehearsing a skit for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992). Lucy Lawless fractured her pelvis when she was thrown clear from her horse. As a result, several episodes of Season 2 had to be edited to accommodate her recovery: some of them were changed so Lucy could have a very slight appearance (in one episode she only appear as archive footage), and they created some brand new episodes.

The Livia/Eve story arc was created to accommodate Lucy Lawless' pregnancy.

Before her own series, Xena made her debut in a three-episode arc of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995). Vanessa Angel was the original choice to play her, but when the actress became too ill to fly to New Zealand to film, Lucy Lawless was cast instead.

Most of the fighting scenes take place on dirt ground, to hide the place mats for the actors.

Ranked #9 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Top Cult Shows Ever!" (30 May 2004 issue).

Ranked #10 in TV Guide's thirty "Top Cult Shows Ever" (Friday, June 29, 2007).

In the end titles of almost every episode there are a few funny lines, known as "disclaimer", which usually end with "the production of this motion picture". They're related to the content of the episode. Several episodes in Season 1 have no disclaimer; from Season 2 onwards every episode gets one.

The opening credits remained the same for the first five seasons, but they were changed for the sixth and last season.

Sunny Doench was originally meant to play Gabrielle, but she didn't want to leave her boyfriend in California so Renée O'Connor was chosen.

Gabrielle had a total of 7 regular outfits over the course of the series. Starting off with a Greek Farmgirl's dress in Season 1, Gabrielle would upgrade to 3 different Amazon outfits, a yellow two-piece Indian garment and two warrior bikini costumes.

Melinda Clarke, who played the amazon Velasca in Season 2, was originally up for the role of Xena but dropped out.

Gabrielle's fighting style was a mix of martial arts, kickboxing and acrobatics. Her two trademark weapons - the fighting staff and the sais - are both part of a Japanese fighting style known as Okinawan Kobudo.

Karl Urban was originally intended to reprise his role as Cupid during the "Twilight of the Gods" storyarc in Season 5, but was unable to return due to filming "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy as the character Eomer. Karl Urban eventually returned in Season 6 as his equally popular character Julias Caesar. When asked about the fate of Cupid at a convention, Karl replied that he remained at Mount Olympus with Aphrodite and Ares - the only two surviving Greek Gods.

The majority of Gabrielle's stunts and fight scenes was performed by Renee O'Connor herself, including the backflip from "The Abyss" where Gabrielle kicks a cannibal in the face mid-flight, which was done without any wirework.

The show was originally set in Greece, but by the third season the show began to take place in Rome, Egypt, China, Japan, Siberia, Norway, North Africa and India. In addition to the Greek mythology, Hinduism and Christianity were also introduced through several story arcs.

Several episodes from Season 4 were broadcast in a wrong order by the Spanish public national television.

'Lucy Lawless ' was not the original choice to play the Warrior Princess. The part was originally offered to Vanessa Angel, who turned it down after she got ill. (1994)_.

Robert G. Tapert on why and how he picked Xena's weapon: “I had a book of ancient weapons and I saw this weird discus called the Chakram and I said let's give her this because it can return and we'll never have another character use it. John Schulian [series writer] said he hated it and said we should cut around it. I told him 'that weapon is the coolest thing I'd ever seen' - it's her signature piece”.


Filming locations:

Auckland, New Zealand

Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand (studio)

New Zealand

St Lukes, Auckland, New Zealand (studio)

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