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  • Summary: DEVELOPMENT:
    The series is a spin-off of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Xena first appeared in 3 Hercules episodes during the shows first season, The Warrior Princess, The Gauntlet and Unchained Heart, sometimes labled "The Xena Trilogy". In the first episode, Xena is an outlaw, but
    DEVELOPMENT:
    The series is a spin-off of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Xena first appeared in 3 Hercules episodes during the shows first season, The Warrior Princess, The Gauntlet and Unchained Heart, sometimes labled "The Xena Trilogy". In the first episode, Xena is an outlaw, but in the third, she joins Hercules to defeat Darphus, who had taken her army. Aware that the character of Xena had been very successful among the public, the producers of the series decided to create a spin-off series based around her adventures.subsequently revealed in flashback episodes.
    SERIES OVERVIEW:
    Xena, the warrior princess is bent on overcoming her dark and hateful past. She must save innocents to redeem herself, in the eyes of the world and to herself. She is aided along the way by best friend Gabrielle, a struggling bard who later turns warrior herself. Xena: Warrior Princess was a sometimes serious, often campy and an occasionally emotional rollercoaster ride of an action series. In addition to Xena and Gabrielle, the show also features a wide range of important recurring characters, including adversaries Ares (Kevin Tod Smith), Alti (Claire Stansfield) and Callisto (Hudson Leick), and trusted friends Salmoneus (Robert Trebor), Virgil (William Gregory Lee), Autolycus (Bruce Campbell), Eli (Tim Omundson) and Joxer (Ted Raimi).
    THEME:

    The voiceover during the theme is as follows:

    In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings...A land in turmoil cried out for a hero. She was Xena, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle. The power...the passion...the danger...Her courage will change the world.
    FILMING LOCATION:

    Xena: Warrior Princess was filmed on location in and around Auckland, New Zealand.
    SERIES ORIGIN:

    Spinoff from the series:

    Hercules, the Legendary Journeys.
    ANIMATED FILM:

    Xena and Hercules can also be seen in the animated film:

    Hercules & Xena: The Battle For Mount Olympus.
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  • Genre(s): Action & Adventure

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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 11, 2013
    83
    If I were a 10-year-old, I'd bite anyone who tried to keep me away from an episode of Xena. For non-10-year-olds, though, the dialogue in Xena is a stitch.
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  1. Apr 21, 2017
    8
    A spin-off from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Xena soon established itself as the superior show largely thanks to the warrior princessA spin-off from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Xena soon established itself as the superior show largely thanks to the warrior princess herself played by the fantastic Lucy Lawless.

    The set-up itself is fairly simple. Having been given a second chance by Hercules Xena vows to change her ways and make amends for all the evil deeds she has committed. She is soon joined by bard, and eventual fellow warrior Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor). The pairs developing relationship is really the main focus of the show, Lawless and O'Connor have fantastic on screen chemistry, but virtually every character from God of War Ares to Xena’s nemesis Callisto is played brilliantly.

    Some may try to dismiss the adventures of the Warrior Princess as silly nonsense but the creators appreciation of their audience always shone through and everything was done with tongue firmly in cheek. There are occasions in this first season where you can see that the creators where still trying to find their feet but this Xena was capable of being serious and moving one week and then all out farce the next making for a show that was as entertaining as anything else on TV.
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