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31 January 2010

In The Box - A Collection of Short Films by Deborah Abbott

You can now get a copy of Deborah Abbott's "In The Box" a collection of short films.

"Night Rollers"
"Heavenly Beauties"
"Pretty as a Picture"
"If I could be like Xena"
"22 Hours"

Please email Deb if you have any questions about this DVD, or want to place and order. You can reach her at deb_abbott@yahoo.com.



31 January 2010

The Complete Xena Series In German On DVD

xenade.jpgA note for German speaking fans: for the first time the complete seasons of "Xena" will be available in German translation on DVD. The DVD's are distributed by www.dvdtainment.de.

Click here to see the new box set.

News submitted by Jürgen.



31 January 2010

The Hercules, Xena and Cleopatra 2525 Museum

News submitted by Barbara Davies.



20 January 2010

Shiri Appleby's New Show Life Unexpected On The CW

Shiri Appleby (Tara in XWP episodes A Tale of Two Muses, Forgiven) stars in the new CW series Life Unexpected

"After spending her life bouncing from one foster family to another, 15-year-old Lux has decided to become an emancipated minor. Her journey through the legal maze leads Lux to her biological father, 30-something Nate "Baze" Bazile, who lives like an aging frat-boy and is astonished to learn he has a daughter. Lux is equally astonished to learn that her mother is Cate Cassidy, a star on local radio, along with her boyfriend, Ryan Thomas. When a judge grants temporary custody of Lux to Baze and Cate, they agree to make a belated attempt to give Lux the family she deserves."

Check out the show's website and view episodes online.

News submitted by Naoma.



19 January 2010

Ted Raimi's Playing Dead Series Now On YouTube

playingdead.jpgYou can now watch the first two episodes of Ted Raimi's Playing Dead series on YouTube.

From the series' YouTube Channel: "Ted Raimi directs this series about an actress who takes a part time job as Death!"

Click here to watch the episodes.

News submitted by Barbara Davies.



18 January 2010

Victoria Pratt In Upcoming NCIS Episode

vicky.jpgPrattPack reports that Victoria Pratt will be in the upcoming episode 'Jetlag' of NCIS.

A quick search for details revealed that she will play the  role of Flight Attendant Tiffany Chase. The episode will air January 26 on CBS. The episode will no doubt stream online following the initial air date.

TVRage has this summary: "In order to solve a case, Tony and Ziva are sent packing to the most romantic city in the world, Paris! The hotel screws up their room reservations and accidently has them share a room."

Click here to see the preview images from the SpoilerTV

News submitted by Lori Boyles.



14 January 2010

Spartacus Ep 3: Legends Screening At Xena Con

The following is from Sharon Delaney from Creation Entertainment:

Airing Spartacus Ep 3 at Xena Convention Feb 5-7!


Thanks to our friends at STARZ we will be screening the episode "Legends" starring LUCY LAWLESS in our theatre. Lucy's new show SPARTACUS airs weekly on STARZ. This series is rated TVMA and is unsuitable for those under 17. The episode will be screened at night on a complimentary basis for all our attendees!

This is the episode that is due to air that weekend on Starz.



13 January 2010

Xena & Hercules Season 1 Re-Released on DVD!

Make way for one of the fiercest and most dynamic woman warriors to ever grace the TV screen as all 24 Season One episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess come to DVD. Lucy Lawless is Xena: a smart, tough, and fearless fighter who travels the dangerous roads of Ancient Greece defending the innocent from the forces of darkness and seeking redemption for her cruel misdeeds of the past.

Along for the adventures is her devoted friend Gabrielle (Renée O'Connor), a compassionate girl who hopes to be a warrior one day, and other legendary figures, including the formidable Hercules (guest star Kevin Sorbo). Combining impressive displays of mythology, fantasy, and martial arts, it's an iconic show that set the bar for all female action heroes.

It's been a bit over 7 years since Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 1 first came to DVD, as a seven disc set originally sold online, directly to fans, from Davis-Panzer in late 2002, and then distributed by Anchor Bay in retail stores beginning in April 2003.  That release has been discontinued, but now Universal Studios Home Entertainment would like to bring those episodes back to market.  This morning Universal announced that Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 1 will be re-released as a 5-DVD set, for just $26.98 SRP, and available on April 20th.  No details, bonus material (if any), or package art has been provided so far...just the A/V specs:  full screen video, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo sound, and English subtitles.  Stay tuned, and we'll update you further just as soon as we find out more!

Xena DVD source | Hercules DVD source



7 January 2010

Rob Field added to 2010 Xena Con the guest list

Rob Field has been added to the guest list for the upcoming 2010 Xena Convention at LAX.

XENA editor, we're happy to welcome fan favorite Rob back to our stages, appearing with us late afternoon Saturday.

Rob joins Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor and other guests for the 15th Anniversary Xena Convention

For tickets go to




5 January 2010

SciFi Wire Favourite Xena Moment Of The Decade

ImageOur 12 favorite sci-fi and fantasy TV moments of the decade by SciFi Wire. I suspect a lot of fans will disagree with this favourite moment...

So many great moments! Through the decade from X-Files and Buffy to the new crop of Fringe and Chuck, we've been blessed with a wealth of great moments in sci-fi and fantasy TV. The shows were often made under the threat of cancellation with impossibly tiny budgets, but somehow the casts and crews crafted their TV show puzzles together, and they were usually good. Sometimes they were great.

As we begin a new decade, it's time to reflect on some of those brief points in time where, in one way or another, everything changed for the characters. Here's our list of the 12 greatest moments of the decade (since we just couldn't get it down to 10). Our only rule is that each show gets only one moment, despite the fact that some of them (BSG, Lost, Buffy) could fill up the list all on their own. And just in case you couldn't guess--there'll be spoilers ahead.

10. Xena: Warrior Princess--"A Friend in Need Part II"
Meant as a companion piece to Hercules, Xena quickly surpassed its source material and embraced the potential the series had. Xena was good despite the over-the-top villains and cheesy special effects. During the six years Xena was on the air, both Xena (Lucy Lawless) and Gabrielle (Renée O'Connor) had children and lost them, they died many times, and they loved each other. However, our favorite moment came at the end of it all ...

Our Favorite Xena Moment: In the final episode of the series, something happened that wasn't common for a series. Xena died, and not in any way that would be easy for her to return. She was beheaded, as if to say to viewers ... this is really, really the end. But, of course, that wasn't the end. Xena becomes a ghost and has another adventure to save trapped souls in Japan. While we didn't care for that part of the episode, the final moments between the ghostly Xena and Gabrielle, are powerful. Despite Gabrielle's efforts to save her true love, Xena can't be brought back to life this time. However, Xena's ghost does accompany Gabrielle as she sails off for her solo adventures. It was an ending that was touching, sad and somehow perfect.


News submitted by: Barbara Davies



4 January 2010

Screen Talk Interviews Craig Parker

ImageCraig Parker made his television debut in the 80s soap Gloss and then went on to Shortland Street where he played a womanising social worker. After checking out of the long-running soap, Parker played an elf in Lord of the Rings, a doctor on Mercy Peak, a villain in Legend of the Seeker and a diplomat in Diplomatic Immunity. Some of his other screen credits include Hercules the Legendary Journeys, Xena and the soon to be released Spartacus.

Click on the thumbnail to view video interview on AUSXIP Video

In this ScreenTalk interview, Parker discusses:

* How terrifying Gloss was but how it taught him about TV
* Playing annoying social worker Guy Warner on Shortland Street
* The fun of Hercules and Xena
* Fighting with Lucy Lawless on set
* The dangers of on-set catering on Mercy Peak
* An awkward sex scene with good friend Robyn Malcolm
* The enormity of Lord of the Rings
* How he loved making Diplomatic Immunity despite it not being a complete success
* Being part of the yet to be screened TV series Spartacus



2 January 2010

Adventures in the Sin Trade - Upcoming Photos

The Official Xena Fan Club Page has some gorgeous new episode stills from the Season 4 episodes "Adventures in the Sin Trade Part 1 and 2" as part of the Official Xena Photo Club months for October and November.


Adventures in the Sin Trade Part 1
Distraught with grief over the loss of Gabrielle, Xena travels to Siberia and the Amazon Land of the Dead to find her friend.
Click here to view the images for October

Other Multimedia related to this episode on AUSXIP
Montage | Review | Screengrabs


ImageAdventures in the Sin Trade Part 2
Xena travels to the Amazon Resting Place to battle the evil witch, Alti, and learns that Gabrielle is still alive.
Click here to view the images for November

Other Multimedia related to this episode on AUSXIP
Montage | Review | Screengrabs



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