Television Review - Xena Warrior Princess - Many Happy Returns

Preston, England
November 20, 2015 9:10am CST
Spoiler Alerts A late closing season comedy based adventure for Xena, featuring a sacrificial cult, a sacrificial victim saved but unhappy to find herself still breathing and a magic helmet that enables the wearer to fly. Added to this is the escalating war of practical jokes between Xena and her sidekick, Gabrielle, with snakes planted under camping blankets, and buckets of rotten fish. In this confusion, the flying hat of Hermes falls into the hands of the villains, in effect, pitching Xena against a Superman-like barbarian evil warlord. Xena introduces the suicidal sacrificee to Aphrodite, played by the vivacious Alexanda Tydings, who proceeds to save the girl by corrupting her values, by unfortunately making the girl fall in love with the son of the very (now flying) warlord who was trying to sacrifice her in the first place. This episode nicely inter-links three or four silly plot threads into one - a lightweight pantomime romp before the more serious stories that closed the Xena adventures forever. Arthur Chappell
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@LadyDuck (157552)
• Switzerland
20 Nov 15
I have not seen the movie, but I had the Computer adventure game Xena, not the best I have played.
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• Preston, England
20 Nov 15
Not a movie but a long running TV series - spin off to Hercules The Legendary Journeys - haven't seen the computer game version
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@LadyDuck (157552)
• Switzerland
20 Nov 15
@arthurchappell It was for an old computer the Commodore Amiga, graphically it was a great computer.
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• Preston, England
20 Nov 15
@LadyDuck cool, I had the Amstrad at about that time but no games for it
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• Calgary, Alberta
22 Nov 15
Do you believe that she and Gabrielle are lesbian lovers? I read so much fan fictions about them and most of them are naughty.
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• Preston, England
22 Nov 15
it is more than hinted at in many episodes such as ones where they get in the bath together - the series knowingly teased fans with the idea
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• Calgary, Alberta
23 Nov 15
@arthurchappell and its funny when they will tell the fans that they were only friends. despite of all the pandering.
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• Preston, England
23 Nov 15
@CaptAlbertWhisker it was a regular are they or aren't they tease that was very knowing by the producers as the show had a huge gay community fan base.
@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 Nov 15
My favorite part of Xena is the armor! Xena principle, the less the armor covers the more defense it gives!
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• Preston, England
22 Nov 15
that is common with fantasy armour for women warriors in general - see Red Sonja for another classic example
• United States
20 Nov 15
I was just going through an old vhs tape I found today and this exact episode was on it. how weird is that?
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• Preston, England
21 Nov 15
wow, not bad out of a seven season series to get the right one so quickly