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Xena: Warrior Princess 

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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.
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Lucy Lawless ...  Xena / ... 134 episodes, 1995-2001
Renée O'Connor ...  Gabrielle / ... 134 episodes, 1995-2001
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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

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Her courage will change the world! See more »


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USA | New Zealand

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English

Release Date:

4 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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Xena: Warrior Princess See more »

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Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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(134 episodes)

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Dolby | Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Like Doctor Who (1963), Xena: Warrior Princess is influenced by the Western genre. Xena is the reformed former outlaw whom rides across the desert wilderness and the Badlands fighting other outlaws and helps people in need of help as she seeks redemption for her dark deeds and after she and Gabrielle help resolve a crisis or situation, Xena and Gabrielle moves on. See more »

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Xena: Gabrielle goes by her own code; that code doesn't include killing.
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Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts (#12) No oversized Polynesian-style Bamboo Horses were harmed during the production of this motion picture. However many wicker lawn chairs gave their lives. See more »

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In Germany most episodes are cut for violence to secure a "Not under 12" rating for broadcast in the afternoon. See more »

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Way More Than You Would Believe
13 January 2001 | by RochoundSee all my reviews

Here's the thing, see, about XENA - the fantasy action show telling the tale of the formerly evil Xena, now a force for good, and Gabrielle the Amazon Queen, her warrior/bard partner.

You have two really beautiful women dressed in impractical leather goods flitting about the Ancient World wielding shiny weapons with great skill and nary a thought to chronology or historical accuracy. You have the relentless modern American speech. You have the over-discussed, over-analysed and highly subjective element of "lesbian subtext". You have campy humour, sly winks at the audience, over-the-top fight sequences, and more dialogue limited to the screaming of each other's names than the second half of Titanic.

You have re-used extras, recycled sets, a bikini-clad Aphrodite spouting Valley-girl speech, a penchant for killing off popular guest stars, TWO man-free pregnancies, high angst levels, a range of episodes that swing madly from dark violence to Andrew Lloyd-Webber style musicals and from intense drama to slapstick comedy.

You have strong female leads who accept responsibility for their choices and their actions, good and bad. You have really beautiful scenery in the form of New Zealand. You have great chemistry between the two stars, and you have enough smarts to know how to combine all of these things into a show that succeeds more than it fails.

Give it a chance. I promise, ten episodes and you'll be hooked. In short, XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS is smart TV pretending that it's dumb. Which is just fine by me, thanks.


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