CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1999 |
A delegation of more than 200 Hindus sought a meeting with Universal Studios executives Monday to express concern over what the group considers to be derogatory depictions of Hindu deities in the action television series "Xena: Warrior Princess." Although the Los Angeles delegation was rebuffed, executives of the studio, which owns and distributes the show, said a separate group of Hindus met Monday with the "Xena" producers in New Zealand, where the show is taped.
January 15, 2000 |
As usual for the offbeat "sisterhood is powerful" show that overlays Greek mythology with a modern sensibility and computer-graphic imaging, the babes in bustiers are back busting heads. Expect an authentic "Xena: Warrior Princess" opener today when syndicated TV's highest rated first-run drama airs its 100th episode at 3 p.m. on KTLA. Weapons are drawn, Xena hurls her emblematic chakram, bodies flip and corkscrew cartoonishly through the air.
November 30, 1997 |
Growing up in the '50s, I longed to be a swashbuckling adventurer like my favorite movie heroes. The problem was back then women didn't get to buckle any swashes. So I couldn't decide whether I wanted to be Errol Flynn or marry him. Now the choice is clear. I want to be Xena, Warrior Princess--though in a pinch I'd settle for her comely blond sidekick, Gabrielle. Xena kicks butt. Literally.
January 15, 2000 |
"Give it heaps, everybody," called director Garth Maxwell in late August on the Auckland set of the 100th episode of "Xena: Warrior Princess." The star of the series gave a yodel: "Yoo-hoo! We're shooting." That's Lucy, said Renee O'Connor, who plays best friend Gabrielle to Lucy Lawless' Xena. "Lucy's very down-to-earth for the lead of a TV show. She's juggling how to be a mom, a feminist icon and just a good Kiwi all at the same time."
July 5, 2001 |
Now you can own a genuine piece of the "Xena: Warrior Princess" show. But bring plenty of cash. Items from the beloved cult TV series, which came to a sad end late last month with the death of the title character, are being auctioned off by the producers on the Internet. Some of the prices already fetched: a sword used on the show went for $17,600, a costume worn by Gabrielle (Xena's faithful companion, played by actress Renee O'Connor) brought a winning bid of $16,001.