Jun. 17th, 2015

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Clare & Renay's Adventures in: Xena


In a time without a Black Widow movie on the horizon, two fans in turmoil cried out for a heroine. She was Xena, a mighty female protagonist forged in the fires of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. The action, the camp, the queer subtext. Her adventures will rock their worlds.


Xena: Episode 108, "Prometheus"


Clare: Despite the relatively simple rescue mission, there's a lot going on in "Prometheus." First and foremost, we get a guest spot from Hercules and Iolaus, stars of Xena's mother show, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. The closest I've gotten to Hercules is seeing Kevin Sorbo in the Dragon*Con parade in high school, although I anticipate an urge to watch it when we close out Xena. (Hercules and Iolaus were, in Greek mythology, lovers, so that slash fandom must be intense.)

Renay: I found this episode legit chilling because right off the bat I was terrified Gabrielle was going to get hurt and was on edge the whole episode. SURPRISE IT TURNED OUT TO BE IOLAUS INSTEAD, WHICH, WHEW. Funnily enough, I sort of resented having Hercules and Iolaus there because it took away from my Xena/Gabrielle adventures. Read more... )

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