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SFX Magazine - 250th Issue
June 2014

1995 was a year in which science fiction became science fact

Then there was Xena: Warrior Princess with Lucy Lawless. Xena and her sidekick Gabrielle gave us powerful female characters that literally kicked butt while brandishing both swords and their wit. Xena was a character that became the subject of feminist studies lessons and lesbian love poems. For me she represented a strong- willed woman who was able to hold her own with the likes of Hercules. Plus she actually looked like a real woman who could lift a gigantic sword instead of the stick- thin supermodels we have as heroines today.