July 2011 Archives

28 July 2011

Beyond The Farthest Star Entered In The Heartland Film Festival

ImageAccording to the official Facebook page, Renee's film, Beyond the Farthest Star, has entered The Heartland Film Festival, The Austin Film Festival and The Hampton International Film Festival.



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21 July 2011

Funny Photo of Lucy, Kevin and Renee from Old Ares Had A Farm


Here's a very funny pic from the Xena Season 6 episode "Old Ares Had A Farm" - Lucy, Kevin and Renee relaxing with their robes over them. I have to say I haven't seen this photo before (which is really cool after so many years). Many thanks to Saul for the link!

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18 July 2011

Xena Video - Xena Deleted Scene Season 4 Ep 9: Past Imperfect

ImageDeleted Scene from the Season 4 Episode 9 Past Imperfect

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Season 4, Episode 9: Past Imperfect
In order to save a town from destruction, Xena must figure out who is copycatting her past evil deeds.

SCRIBES & SCROLLS: Written by Steven L. Sears; Edited by Robert Field; Directed by Garth Maxwell

PASSING PARADE: Marton Csokas (Borias); Catherine Boniface (Satrina); Craig Muller (Pasicus); Paul Gittins (Kaleipus); Mark Ferguson (Dagnine); John Manning (Oaklin).

STORY SO FAR: An enemy who seems to know Xena’s every move, recreates a battle from her past which brings up old and painful memories for the Warrior Princess. Meanwhile, Xena fears the prophesy of their death is at hand and tries to cottonwool Gabrielle.

DISCLAIMER: Borias’ goose was cooked during the production of this motion picture.

REWIND FOR: Supersonic cannonballs – they were going awfully fast in that long shot in Xena’s first vision… smart gal, inventing rocket fuel.

Satrina’s soldiers are part fish – they were under water way too long to be good for the health. Easily five minutes by my watch… but I guess that’s the advantages of living in an era which has yet to invent time.

The worst midwife in the business (see below – literally).

Yikes, Scary Xena Alert – watch those baby blues bug when she says: “Getting inside my head now?”… hey, I got chills. And yeah, I think Satrina well and truly got a clear picture of what was in Xena’s head.

The face of a woman in labor and pretending not to be, as Xena squeezes out her “crucify them” line.

QUOTABLE: “We’re going to need a lot of wood. When I’m done here there’ll be a line of crucified bodies leading from Corinth to the Caspian Sea and I will crucify them all.” Xena, who, if taken literally, seems not to understand that you can’t crucify an already crucified body… not much point really.

“When I saw Borias’s body I couldn’t believe he would come back for me and he loved me.” Awww, Xena, what’s not to love?…. killings, maimings, poor parental role models and treating your man like dirt, aside. Actually, she has a good point…

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18 July 2011

New Xena Art by Carpe Chakram

Added 15 new pieces of art by Carpe Chakram! Check them out


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18 July 2011

Xena Episode Stills For Season 3, 5 and 6

Updated the Xena Episode Still galleries with episode stills for the following seasons and episodes. Scanned by Roger from the 2009 Xena Calendar.



- Season 3 Episode 7 The Debt Part 2




- Season 5 Episode 5 Them Bones Them Bones




- Season 6 Episode 4 Who's Gurkhan?



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17 July 2011

Beyond The Farthest Star To Be Adapted Into a Novel!


The following news from the Official Beyond The Farthest Star facebook page:

MAJOR NEWS! The film, BEYOND THE FARTHEST STAR is being adapted into a novel by best-selling fiction authors BODIE & BROCK THOENE and published by Zondervan/HarperCollins. The novel will be available in audio, e-book and paperback Dec. 2011. We are very excited this thrilling and uniquely-inspired story will be available via booksellers everywhere! See more at

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17 July 2011

Beyond The Farthest Star First Screening Reviews

ImageThe Official Beyond The Farthest Star facebook page has posted the following about the first screening of the movie:

Our first screening of Beyond the Farthest Star was a wonderful success! The comments from the audience were so thoughtful, heartfelt and encouraging! Here are a few... "I was completely mesmerized!"-Carla; "Most powerful, inspirational movie I have ever seen. Life changing!"-Hailey; "Overwhelming representation of God's Love, Grace and the Law! I can't stop crying!" -Toni; Click LINK to read more...

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15 July 2011

Renee Video Interview - Regis & Kathie Lee 23 December 1997

ImageAdded the Regis & Kathie Lee Interview with Renee from 23 December 1997

This is the second part of an interview – the first part was conducted in October 1997 when Renee visited the US to watch Lucy perform in Grease. The interview was cut short and Regis invited Renee back on the show.

Also included on the video page is the transcript from the interview.

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8 July 2011

Katy, Texas: Home of the Stars


Katy is known as being a refuge from the bright lights and busyness of our mega-sized neighbor to the east, Houston. Though that doesn’t mean you don’t stand a good chance to bump into some big-name celebrities while out and about in Katy.

From movie stars, athletes, singers and models who look back fondly on Katy childhood, to those who moved here in search of a comfortable life with a bit of privacy, Katy is chock-full of icons in the entertainment industry.

Renée O’Connor
Renée O’Connor is known the world over by fans of science fiction and fantasy for her role as Gabrielle on the show Xena: Warrior Princess, in which she played Xena’s butt-kicking travel companion from 1995 to 2001. She has appeared regularly on many most-beautiful-people lists in magazines such as People, FHM, Maxim and TV Guide. O’Connor grew up in Katy, and following several years attending a performance and visual arts school in Houston, she transferred back to Taylor High School, where she graduated with her friends.

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1 July 2011

Beyond The Farthest Star Special Screening July 15

Image634451891650263672Renee's movie Beyond the Farthest Star will be screened on 15 July 2011 according to the Official Facebook page.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! We will test screen Beyond the Farthest Star Friday, July 15th in Irving,TX. If you are in the DFW area and haven't yet, please CLICK the BRING IT! button for a chance to win seats to this uniquely-inspired, faith-based movie The drawing will be held Wednesday, July 6th; Winners will notified by email the following day. Hope to see you you there!

Beyond The Farthest Star is about: A twist of fate brings the national spotlight to a forgotten Texas town and a once famous preacher has an opportunity to regain his former glory or seize one last chance to restore his fractured family.

Narrated by his fifteen-year-old daughter, we watch as Adam Wells, a minister driven by the prospect of achieving greatness as the next nationally-syndicated TV Evangelist lays down his opportunity at “celebrity” and even his own life in order to become something even greater... A loving husband and father to his wife and daughter.

-- Many thanks to MsLez for the news