3 December 1998
Translated from Dutch by Petra de Jong
Title: Hercules and Xena spectacle
by Martha Roseleur
Photo: Xena and Gabrielle (from Athens Academy)
Caption: Xena (Lucy Lawless) and Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor), lead characters
in the Veronica show 'Xena: Warrior Princess'
News and slide shows in TV Toys Museum
The popular television heroes Hercules and Xena, who fight injustice every
week on Veronica, are featured next Saturday in the TV Toys Museum in
Dieren. During that day a international Xena and Herculesday will be
organized to close off the 'Hercules' exhibition. During the day episodes
and movies will be shown of both shows, including episodes from the States.
The garden of the museum will be transformed into an 'Amazon Village' in
which warriors will fight with swords and in which firebreathers will show
their tricks near the campfire. If all goes well Xena and Hercules will even
be there, in the form of lookalikes.
Hercules and Xena fan clubs, that helped organizing this spectacle, present
themselves with news, slide shows and information, for instance on where to
get Hercules and Xena merchandise.
Even though both action shows, Hercules: the Legendary Journeys and Xena:
Warrior Princess, draw big audiences - and not just kids - Xena and Hercules
merchandise cannot be found in the Dutch toy stores.
As opposed to the US where Hercules and Xena are true cult shows.
Especially around Xena there's an air of mistique, especially since some
people see lesbian undertones in Xena.
The special Xena and Hercules day takes place on Saturday, from 12 - 5pm.

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