November 2011 Archives

29 November 2011

Xena Warrior Princess Re-Runs on UK Horror Channel From 8 Dec 2011

ImageThe Horror Channel is showing Xena again from Dec 8th onwards.


Action-packed fantasy adventure starring Lucy Lawless. Xena gives up her warlord past, but must soon take up arms once more to stop a village being sold into slavery. S1, ep1/24

Starring: Lucy Lawless, Renée OConnor

Airs next on Horror Channel on:

Thursday 8 December 2011 @ 09:00 - S1, Ep1
Thursday 8 December 2011 @ 18:00 - S1, Ep1
Friday 9 December 2011 @ 09:00 - S1, Ep2
Friday 9 December 2011 @ 18:00 - S1, Ep2
Monday 12 December 2011 @ 09:00 - S1, Ep3

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News submitted by Barbara Davies



24 November 2011

AUSXIP's 15th Anniversary Giveaway - Lucy & Renee Photo Ops or Mystery Gifts! Enter Today!

ImageAUSXIP is celebrating 15 years online (15 December 1996 - 15 December 2011) and we are giving YOU the presents as a thank you for your support over these last 15 years. AUSXIP has received tremendous support over the years by our regular visitors and contributors.

How does this work? Select the gift you wish to submit your name for (see SELECT GIFT BOX below) enter your name and email address and on the 15th December, MaryD will announce the winners! It's that easy. Please be aware for the PhotoOps for Lucy and Renee, you will need to have a convention ticket in order to gain entry to the photo ops area.

You have 15 days to submit your name! It closes on the 15th December (Aussie Time).

Your privacy is important to us and any information supplied to us including your email address will not be shared with any third parties. AUSXIP does not send out email notifications unless you have subscribed to our mailing list.

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23 November 2011

2012 Xena Convention Backstage Passes & More!

The 2012 Xena Convention is fast approaching. Have you got your ticket yet? If you have and would like to get a backstage pass...check out Creation's auction for backstage passes and more





The current guest list is:

Lucy Lawless
Renee O'Connor
Hudson Leick
Michael Hurst
Ted Raimi
Jennifer Ward-Lealand
Adrienne Wilkinson
Tsianina Joelson
Musetta Vander
Sherri Rappaport
Jennifer Sky
David Franklin

Dance Teacher Extraordinaire
The Widow Twanky

Steven L. Sears
Katherine Fugate
Missy Good



16 November 2011

Xena Episode Stills Season 2 Episode 4 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun


Added Xena Episode Stills from Season 2: Episode 4 - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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Xena (Lucy Lawless) and Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor) join forces with Joxer (Ted Raimi) and Orpheus (Matthew Chamberlain) to defeat the evil god Bacchus (Anthony Ray Parker), who is transforming innocent girls into deadly monsters.

SCROLLS & SCRIBES: Written by Adam Armus and Nora Kay Foster; Edited by Robert Field; Directed by TJ Scott.

PASSING PARADE: Ted Raimi (Joxer); Matthew Chamberlain (Orpheus), Anthony Ray Parker (Bacchus), Kym Krystaly (Bacchae ).

DISCLAIMER: No Bloodsucking Bacchae were harmed during the production of this motion picture. However, a few Dryads lost their heads..

STORY SO FAR: Xena and Gabrielle realise they've bitten off more than they can chew when they enter a village filled with bacchae girls.

Xena (Lucy Lawless) and Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor) join forces with Joxer (Ted Raimi) and Orpheus (Matthew Chamberlain) to defeat the evil god Bacchus (Anthony Ray Parker), who is transforming innocent girls into deadly monsters.


Ted Raimi nearly ripping the head off the actor who played Orpheus. Watch carefully as Ted turns away after Xena has ordered him to make Orpheus "more presentable". He was so into the moment he forgot that head under his arm was actually attached to someone.

Lucy scaring the hell out of the insurers when her fire-breathing act in Baachus's cave blew back into her face, an inch away from giving her a permanent sun tan. Note to self: breathing fire into a fire equals more fire.


"Never pick him up by his hair and he parts it in the middle." Joxer in a touching moment demonstrating he had clearly bonded with his friend, the head.

"Once again, your selfish desires come first." Orpheus adding his name to the list of people who know of Xena's reputation for er - young female friends?

"It's only a matter of time before Gabrielle bites Xena and makes her a Baachae too." The first and only time perhaps, that fears were held for the young innocent girl from Poteidea being the one doing the corrupting.


Orpheus: "You can be a warrior and a musician, I was."

Joxer: "Yeah right, and a Hydra makes a good house pet."



13 November 2011

Review of Novel Based On Beyond The Farthest Star

ImageRenee's character, Maureen Wells, is mentioned in a recently posted Publishers Weekly positive book review of the novel based on the screenplay of Renee's upcoming film, Beyond the Farthest Star.

Discuss it on ROC Chat:



9 November 2011

Syfy's 15 Most Awesomely Bad Horror Movie Titles Renee's Monster Ark

ImageSyfy's 15 most awesomely bad horror movie titles list has one of Renee's movies "Monster Ark" - I agree with this - it could have had a better title. I liked the movie.

7. Monster Ark (2008)
Old Testament terror! Seems Noah had two arks, and the first one was stuffed full of evil. Only Noah?s ?magic staff? can save humanity

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8 November 2011

Renee at Brisbane Supernova Photo and Mini Report


Janine went to the Brisbane Supernova convention and met up with Renee. On the left is her photo and Renee's message and autograph.

Janine met up with Renee in the autograph line. Renee was having a great time and asked Janine if she ws going to the 2012 Xena Con and Renee had only just found out that Lucy was going but wasn't aware that Lucy was going to be doing photo ops.



7 November 2011

Renee at Supernova Convention - Pics and Report

Image Renee attended Supernova in Brisbane, Australia and you can follow the pics and reports on AUSXIP Talking Xena ROC Chat


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7 November 2011

Xena Episode Stills - Season 6 Episode 16 Send In The Clones

ImageUpdated the Xena Episode Stills galleries with images from the Seaosn 6 Episode 16 Send In the Clones!

In modern-day New York City, three fans utilize cloning techniques to reproduce Xena and Gabrielle so that they can combat the evil in the world. But rather than awaken the "good" Xena they find themselves face-to-face with the "evil" Xena, who is being manipulated by her former running partner, Alti.

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SCRIBES AND SCROLLS: Written by Paul Robert Coyle. Directed by Charlie Haskell. Edited by Tim Batt.

PASSING PARADE: Claire Stansfield (Alexis Los Alamos/Alti); Allison Wall (Clea); Polly Baigent (Polly); Ian Hughes (Mac).

STORY SO FAR: Alti, with the help of three modern day fans of the TV show Xena, clone the original Xena and Gabrielle.

DISCLAIMER: No Xena fans were harmed in the making of this motion picture.

REWIND FOR: The playback of the sickening scene from Ides of March where Gabs takes out several Roman guards. Keep an eye on the facial expressions - whilst 'Alexis' appeared entertained, Mac and Polly snickered, revelling in the violence. Only Clea had the good grace to horrified. In the minds of TPTB, Xena fans clearly fall into one of two categories - those who love the kick-ass action and those that love the 'lovey dovey crap'.

The lascivious look on Xena's face when she watches vision of herself kissing Gabrielle. Her ribald "All right....." was in direct contrast to the discomfort etched across Gabrielle's face. You had to laugh, snicker at least.


"If you start talking about subtext I'm going to barf." Rob Tapert overheard at a story meeting for the Xena finale. *g*

"If you're talking about their 'special' relationship, I'm into that. Just let me watch." Oh sorry, there is obviously a third category of Xena fan - the male voyeur. And I thought all the eye candy was for the grrls. *g*

"A camp fire scene...a nice campfire scene with Gabby. Like the one from series two, episode eleven, just before the second ad break." There is no such scene of course (the episode being Here She Comes, Miss Amphipolis). Either Paul Robert Coyle is having a joke with us, or he hasn't been studying his Xena bible very well. Most likely the former, knowing writers as we do.

"Besides...the classic was series four, ep seven when she did that poignant little she's taking her boots off, she sits by the campfire." Another scene (supposedly from Locked Up Tied Down) dreamt up by the writer. Now I know he's yanking our chains.

"...they almost ruined everything with their macho disks. I know...after lights out I'll play 'em a full season of old Ellen tapes. Yeah...." The scary contents of Clea's mind as she plots a little subtext of her own for the revived Xena and Gabby. Talk about your Future Shock.

"Hear you've been busy Xena...missed your fire, your fury." And not forgetting the interesting things she does with vol-au-vents. Formal diagnosis: definite obsessive-compulsive tendencies by Alti, who just can't seem to let Xena go.

Best Comebacks:

Mac: "Shouldn't we have some more Joxer stuff?"

Clea: "You're kidding aren't you?"

Clea: "You were a Trekkie?"

Mac: "Yeah."

Clea: "You really are a nerd."



6 November 2011

2012 Xena Calendars Now Available! has the new 2012 Xena Calendar on sale. It's not the Creation Calenders. Looks pretty standard with one main pic each month. Not sure why Autolycus is there and not Joxer since they have Callisto, Livia in addition to Xena and Gabrielle.

ImageImagePrice: $6.99

Xena Warrior Princess Wall Calendar: Airing in more than 100 countries from 1995 to 2001, Xena: Warrior Princess was set in a fantastic version of ancient Greece and followed the adventures of Xena and her trusty companion, Gabrielle, as they fought to save innocents from evil. The show quickly became an enormous international sensation and unleashed a new icon into the world. Embraced by millions of fans for her bravery, wit, and attitude, Xena enjoys a Buffy-like cult following. A must-have for any fan, the collectible Xena Warrior Princess 2012 Wall Calendar features images of the entire cast. Xena: Warrior Princess is a trademark of Universal TV Distribution Holdings LLC and a copyright of Universal Television Enterprises LLP. Licensed by NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group 2010. All Rights Reserved. (tm) and (c) 2010 Universal Television.

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5 November 2011

Xena Episode Stills Season 6 Episode 3 Heart of Darkness


Updated the Xena Episode Stills with the episode that launched yet another thousand fanfic stories and in the process Xena created Lucifer the King of Hell..not sure what Hades has to say about that but hey this was the new paradigm; the Greek Gods were in decline and all of that.

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Xena Season 6 Episode 3: Heart of Darkness

SCRIBES & SCROLLS: Story by Emily Skopov. Directed by Mark Beesley.
Edited by Tim Batt.

PASSING PARADE: Alex Mendoza (Lucifer); Adrienne Wilkinson (Eve);
Greg Lee (Virgil); Charles Mesure (Michael); Tamati Rice (Raphael)
Kara Douglas (Aliyah).

DISCLAIMER: All Hell broke loose during the filming of this motion picture.

STORY SO FAR: Xena tries to make an archangel take her place as King of Hell. Meanwhile, everyone starts turning to their darker sides, as an unaffected Eve tries to intervene.

REWIND FOR: Lucifer staggering under the weight of his virtue. Or more precisely his angelic wings. As he stands in the town square, have a look at his approach to camera as he delivers the line: "Well, I'm more than an angel, I'm an archangel." The actor almost topples forward as he moves in for his close-up. *snicker*

The dance scene between Xena and Gabrielle. Subtext fans will no doubt have already worn a hole in their tape rewinding this scene (all the while pleading on their knees - "why wasn't there *more*?!") A lusty Virgil turned up to continue his father's legacy of being a major butt-inski, serving no obvious purpose at that moment except perhaps to remind us of the existence of his gender (lest we were forgetful). Warms the heart to see a son continuing his father's work...

Favourite gesture: Xena flicking her hair with her sword as she flirts with Lucifer. Miss Piggy is not dead!

Gabrielle 'throwing in the towel' thereby interrupting Xena's lip lock with Lucifer. Xena's slow turn and semi-indignant drawled, "Yessss?" as Gabrielle gives her The Look is classic Oh baby, those two were adoring this episode. Gotta love Gabrielle's altogether unconvincing explanation that she was merely refocusing Xena's attention to the task at hand.


"Xena will never go down to Hell voluntary." Not true, Michael, she went there to save Gabrielle in the season five opener Fallen Angel. She also went down there in the last episode to tackle Mephistophaeles head on. Pay attention, wooden lad.

"I'm sure of both my faith and my devotion. Which has fuelled my speedy ascent up the hierarchy. A climb that will continue with a promotion to Seraphin." Lucifer opens his Seven Deadly Sins Bonus Saver account with a large deposit of sinful Pride.

"A great evil is coming Gabrielle, I can feel it." Eve gets wind of the death knell memo from StudioUSA cancelling 'Mother's' syndicated TV show.

"I've come to offer my services. After everything you've done for the city and our people." Aliyah, presumably a native of Amphipolis(?) appears from nowhere to pet Xena's horse. All in thanks for saving a long deserted town. *Where* did that girl spring from?

"You don't mind if I call you Lucy do you?" Lucy aka Xena lets us in on a little in-joke, while at the same time inferring Xena thinks Lucifer is a bit of a girl.

"It's not called corruption if you just peel away the layers to expose the rotten core. That is, unless you *want* Mommy to go to Hell." Xena proves she's a fast learner, in becoming a dab hand at the ol' maternal guilt trip angle. The witless Eve never stood a chance.

"You look tastier than I remember." Virgil shows an unhealthy interest in 'Aunty' Gabrielle. Thereby ensuring his imminent and painful death at the hands of Xena. To quote the Warrior Princess: "You're new around here right?"

"'re a mortal female with a lying tongue, savage tendencies and a blond girlfriend. I'm a celibate archangel in the service of the lord." Lucifer shows off his powers of observation. And he finally settled the blonde/redhead debate. *g*

"Mother! Your purpose will not be served by subjecting this temple or this town to further desecration." Spoilsport. Eve gets the, er, *best* lines. It's also beyond me how she kept a straight face when her mother was carried into the temple wearing a sieve on her face. But mothers are sent to embarrass us...


Best Comeback:

Michael: "You dare talk of dirty work, when you besmirch so many souls with your nefarious filth."

Xena: "Besmirch? Is that even a word?"


Gabrielle: "Xena, no one is ready to got to Hell. That's the point."

Xena: "Really? Well, you and Virgil were looking ready to burn not long ago."



2 November 2011

Xena Star Set To Thrill Fans - Gold Coast Bulletin 2 Nov 2011


Xena Star Set To Thrill Fans
The Gold Coast Bulletin - 2 November 2011

FRIDAY will mark 10 years since Renee O'Connor has been to Brisbane.

The US actress, best known for her role as Gabrielle on the hit TV series Xena: Warrior Princess, is one of the drawcards at this year's Supanova Pop Culture Expo, which rolls into Brisbane on Friday.

The 40-year-old says she was a regular visitor to Australia during her seven-year run on the fantasy show.

O'Connor says she is looking forward to meeting up with her loyal local fans.

"Xena fans are so incredibly loyal to me," she says.

"They follow every single thing that I do and I feel like I have an incredible relationship with them because they keep coming out to these events. "They're very forgiving." Since hanging up her leather bustier on Xena, O'Connor has appeared in TV and film roles, started her own online production company and become a motivational speaker.

She says she is a long way from the 22-year-old "kid" picked for Xena.

"I worked for the producers twice before and they had me in mind for the role, so off I moved to New Zealand," she says.

"It was mind blowing to look back at who I was when I started the show to when I finished the show and to the person I am now.

"I learnt to have more confidence in my body because I was playing a strong woman who had to fight and step up.

"In the beginning, I was quite doughy. I had to get up and train before and afterwork, it didn't come naturally."

O'Connor says she's proud to have been a part of Xena and to have worked with Lucy Lawless.

‘‘It was one of the first times women could see other women on TV who laughed at themselves, kicked arse, loved each other deeply and were goofballs,’’ she says.



2 November 2011

2012 Xena Convention Photo Ops Update

If you haven't bought your Lucy or Renee photo ops yet this is a reminder that Lucy's photo ops are very limited and Renee will be doing 2 photo ops with different costumes on Saturday and Sunday (oh please pretty please Renee wear the BGSB and brown skirt - and in an absolute dream come true moment..Lucy to wear her Xena leathers! Just putting it out there!)

LUCY LAWLESS $149 (Sunday)
(Please note: The price has risen from $119 to $149 USD)
We can offer a VERY limited number of these, please order quickly to guarantee your once in a lifetime collectible memory!

RENEE O'CONNOR: $70 (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, Renee has graciously agreed to wear a different super-cool outfit each day. It is always a surprise to see what she has planned for her many fans!). Note that you are free to use your Renee photo op tickets either day you choose.




MICHAEL HURST: $40 (Saturday)

MUSETTA VANDER: $40 (Saturday)


JENNIFER SKY: $40 (Sunday)

DAVID FRANKLIN: $40 (Friday)

HUDSON LEICK: $40 (Friday)

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