Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.
When Caesar, advised by Callisto, fixes a price for Xena's head, the Warrior Princess believes it's finally the time to kill him - even if that may lead her and Gabrielle to the death by crucifixion ...
Xena is seriously hurt in Cirra's ruins by a huge log and she enters into a coma. While Gabrielle carries her to a doctor in order to try to save her life, she remembers how ten winters ago she met ...
Xena, once known as "Destroyer of Nations," tries to redeem herself by fighting for the greater good. On her quest, she meets Gabrielle, a small town bard hungry for adventure. Together, they take down some of the world's most formidable opponents, even the gods.Written by
Willie Nelson Crane Jr
Rob Tapert , a huge fan of Hong Kong martial arts films, wanted to bring Hong Kong action into Amercian television. He especially admired Brigitte Lin, star of the classic film, The Bride with White Hair (1993), and her character in it, a warrior witch that walks through the gauntlet, survives, and changes her old ways. He decided to base Xena on her, thereby having his idea come true of bringing Hong Kong style action to American viewers. As stated in The Official Guide to the Xenaverse by Robert Weisbrot(printed in 1998, pages 5-6) on what Rob Tapert said: "he proposed to Jon Shulian, the co-executive producer, and head writer on Hercules, doing "a story about a female warrior," modeled on Lin's character in The Bride with White Hair. See more »
Athens City Academy for the Performing Bards (#13) Disclaimer: The producers would like to acknowledge and pay tribute to Stanley Kubrick, Kirk Douglas and all those who were involved with the making of the film classic 'Spartacus'. Additional thanks to Steve Reeves. See more »
In Germany most episodes are cut for violence to secure a "Not under 12" rating for broadcast in the afternoon. See more »
The six years that Xena appeared on American television and then in international distribution was the most marvelous ride on the entertainment merry-go-round since "Wonder Woman" premiered in 1975, twenty years earlier. This show had camp, pathos, mystery, intrigue, intricate character development and the invention of a magnificent new world through which the viewer was able to judge and measure his or her own living situation. If you ever get a chance, at least take the time to watch either the entire first or the entire fourth seasons of Xena (which had the most developed plots). It is a show that actually changed the world into a better place and that can be said of only a few shows in history.
If you like "Xena" you might also like "Queen of Swords", "Wonder Woman", "Supergirl" (maybe....), "Chameleon 1,2, &3", "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" or "Andromeda". You may also want to watch the direct to video cartoon release "Hercules and Xena: the Animated Movie: the Battle for Mount Olympus".
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