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chakroc wrote:Well, I for one hope the entire project is scrapped. When you look at the landscape of the entertainment industry, you'd have to be really naive to think any kind of a Xena project would in any way resemble the show we remember.
02/20/17 11:06 AM
Haephestus wrote:(...) But, maybe it could have been closer to Game of Thrones, (...)
02/20/17 11:59 AM
sorboares wrote:Sorry but I'm actually glad he is off the reboot. I wasnt really liking what I heard from him about his version of Xena.
Im really hoping they will now decide to not do the reboot and do a revival with the original cast!
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02/20/17 05:45 PM
MHRasmussen wrote:Haephestus wrote:(...) But, maybe it could have been closer to Game of Thrones, (...)
Well... yikes. Brrrr. Ugh. Uffda.
YMMV, but don't you think that GOT has excellent production values, talented actors and a well-crafted multiple season long storyline?
Sure, I wouldn't want Xena to be as dark, depressing and disturbing as GOT. Nor would I ever want Xena to treat female characters the way a lot of the female characters have been treated on GOT. But, it's a HUGE fantasy TV series with dragons, magic, zombies, fairies, golems, etc with a momentous budget and (IMHO) awe-inspiring production values.
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02/20/17 11:12 PM
Renewing my hope that any new Xenaverse show would be a sequel to the original, with X and G kicking %!% in the pilot and then handing the show off to the new blood... coming back for occasional guest spots, of course.
But I don't think Universal is interested in that. I think they're not interested in anything that wouldn't have "Xena" in the title because that recognizable brand is the only thing that would bring in viewers, in their eyes.
That is my (misguided / delusional) hope as well.
I think such a scenario could meet NBC's requirements for the "Xena" brand in any number of ways.
First and foremost, the young protégé that Xena and Gabrielle discover could have been named "Xena" because Xena and Gabrielle saved her parents' village before she was born. It would be a surprise "reveal" at the end of the pilot as the protégé would have previously called herself Bekka (or whatever) because she didn't like having to live up to the legend of "Xena". It's a little clunky, but there has been much worse in other TV shows (e.g. the multiple Jimmy Olsens in Smallville and the multiple Dinahs / Black Canaries in Arrow).
Or the young protégé could be an orphan who never really had a "name" and Xena gifts her with both the chakram and her name, saying that the world needs a "Xena: Warrior Princess" to keep fighting for the greater good and to inspire others to do the same.
Or thanks to time travel, a parallel dimension or godly intervention, they could simply start again with a younger version of the original "Xena" who receives some initial mentoring from her older self.
I'm no writer, but I think it's easy enough to come up with some reason for the young protégé who would ultimately lead the series to be called "Xena". It might be a little trickier to try and explain away the added coincidence of her travelling with a companion called Gabrielle. But, if this was truly a continuation, then I'd be happy for her companion to be named Olympia (or whatever).
And, for me, they wouldn't even necessarily have to go that far. Guest appearances by Lawless and O'Connor as Athena and Artemis with a sly "wink and nod" between them would be sufficient. It's not canon since they're due to be reincarnated, but I'm happy enough to believe that Xena came back from the dead, together Xena and Gabrielle re-established the Greek pantheon to subvert the influence of the malevolent GOL (with Hercules as king of the gods) and in doing so, also assumed the positions of Athena and Artemis. That left them free to investigate parallel worlds and they discovered one with alternate, younger versions of themselves and decide to nudge them in the right direction.
02/21/17 07:15 AM
Quillbard wrote:Oh, and a Mel & Janice miniseries would be EPIC.
Haephestus wrote:YMMV, but don't you think that GOT has excellent production values, talented actors and a well-crafted multiple season long storyline?
02/21/17 10:27 AM
02/21/17 05:34 PM
AndrewCrossett wrote:Yeah, they could turn "Xena" into a title of honor that gets passed down from one woman to another... like "Cyane" among the Amazons (or "The Dread Pirate Roberts" in The Princess Bride.)
Indeed. It could become a "legacy" series, sort of like Doctor Who. They could have a Xena: Warrior Princess set during the age of pirates, Medieval times, WW2, a modern day setting with the "current" Xena: Warrior Princess and even one set in a sci-fi future.
They just need to build a mythology that there always should be a "Xena: Warrior Princess" to help the world which is in turmoil. It can be a title that is passed down from one Xena to the next Xena to keep the "legend" and "mystique" of the apparently immortal and unstoppable "Xena" alive. It would also help to explain why "Xena" always travels with at least one, younger, female companion / sidekick / protégé - she's training the next in line for the title.
They could even work in some mystical mumbo jumbo that the chakram has magical properties which allows its allocated wielder ... "access" to the cumulative fighting skills of all of those women who have held it before. Sort of like ... I'm blanking, but I'm sure there is a similar weapon in some fantasy TV series which does something similar. Maybe it was the sword in Legend of the Seeker?
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