July 2014 Archives

29 July 2014

Photos: Wonder Woman, Xena and Lucy Flashback

Here’s some pretty cool photos ranging from the “fixing” of the new Wonder Woman outfit, a spectacular photo manip of Xena on Gal’s Wonder Woman body and a throwback to 2003!


 

 

28 July 2014

Lucy Tweets About Gal as Wonder Woman

There has been a LOT of chatter about the new Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and specifically that she looks like Xena (her outfit resembles Xena rather than what we are used to). Here’s Lucy’s tweet and a couple of other tweets that made me smile from Xena fans (very funny). I’m waiting to see how Gal handles the role


 

 

27 July 2014

More About Lucy’s Role on Agents of SHIELD as Isabelle Hartley

Slowly slowly the information is trickling out about Lucy's role as Isabelle Hartley (not Elizabeth Hartley as first reported on twitter). The following is from HitFix.com and is an interview with the executive producers of AOS, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon.

Maurissa wrote for Spartacus: Gods of the Arena for one episode "Missio" along with Jed Whedon. Jed also wrote for Spartacus: War of the Damned episodes: Spoils of War and Balance

HitFix interviews the pair and this is what we find out about Lucy's role:

  • "[She's] a SHIELD agent, longtime SHIELD agent, so she has a history with Coulson (The former agent now Director of SHIELD)
  • How long is Lucy's role in Season 2? Maurissa says it's "an arc" so that means a few episodes!

 

They talk about Lucy:

  • "She's great, she's badass, she's everything that we love [about] Lucy Lawless. We've been huge fans of hers and we worked with her on 'Spartacus,' so we're just thrilled that she's joining us."

 

Watch the video here and the full AOS Panel at Comic Con can be found below - the announcement by Maurissa can be found at 12:28 into the video:


For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

26 July 2014

SDCC Update: Lucy’s Role on AGENTS OF SHIELD Revealed

The official Agents of Shield Twitter has confirmed that Lucy's role for Season 2 of AOS is Elizabeth Hartley (or Isabel Hartley by some tweets but I'll go with Elizabeth since that's the name they used on the AOS Twitter)

The Hollywood Reporter says:

Among the revelations to the Comic-Con crowd: confirmation that Lucy Lawless will be coming on board the ABC series as a longtime SHIELD veteran.

"She's tough. She may have a knife that's always by her side," said executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen.

 

 

Image635419625428269232What is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D About?
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division), a fictional peacekeeping and spy agency in a world populated with superheroes and numerous supernatural phenomena. The series is produced by ABC Studios, Marvel Television, and Mutant Enemy[1] and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing continuity with the films in that franchise. It revolves around the character of Phil Coulson, with Clark Gregg reprising his role from the film series.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was renewed for a second season on May 8, 2014, which is scheduled to premiere on September 23, 2014.

 

For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

24 July 2014

Lucy Tweets Twitter Pic 24 July 2014

Here’s a new tweet from Lucy.


 

 

23 July 2014

Marvel Calls For Lawless–NZ Herald 23 July 2014

The NZ Herald carried the story that has been flying around the net about Lucy's new role on AGENTS OF SHIELD but they included a new pic of Lucy (from the photoshoot of when she was doing the guest editor job)

For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite

Scan of Print Edition of NZ Herald

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Photo in online edition of NZ Herald

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Which is a variation to the photo below

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Click here to view the Lucy Guest Edition of the NZ Herald

 

 

For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

23 July 2014

Upcoming Xena Con: Lucy To Attend Paris Convention October 2014

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Xivents has announced that Lucy will be attending the Xenite Con III along with Adrienne Wilkinson, Alex Tydings and William Gregory Lee! The con is set for 25-26 October 2014 and you will be able to buy tickets which include an autograph ticket and photo ops (some dual with the other guests).

 

Xivents presents Xenite Con’ III, which will take place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of October 2014 in Paris, France.

Come to the 3rd edition, convention only dedicated to the show Xena: Warrior Princess with your favorite actors! During these two wonderful days, there will be: autograph and photo op sessions, question/answer sessions, analytic conferences, contests, party, VIP dinner with the guests…

Ticket Info:

http://xivents.com/events/xenite-con/?lang=en

Mortal Pass (One-Day Package, Saturday or Sunday) – 60€ SOLD OUT !

Access to all Question/Answer sessions with the guests on stage.
Access to all conferences.
Access to all contests and competitions.
Access to vendor’s rooms.
Seat behind the Shaman Pass.
Possibility to purchase extra autographs and photo ops (subject to availability).

Shaman Pass (Two-Day Packages) – 120€ SOLD OUT !

Access to all Question/Answer sessions with the guests on stage.
Access to all conferences.
One autograph from the guest of your choice, one day.
One photo op with the guest of your choice, one day.
Access to all contests and competitions.
Access to vendor’s rooms.
Seat behind the God Pass.
Possibility to purchase extra autographs and photo ops (subject to availability).

God Pass (Two-Day Packages) – 200€ (Can be paid in two times)

Access to all Question/Answer sessions with the guests on stage.
Access to all conferences.
One autograph from each guest. (Except Lucy Lawless)
One photo op with each guest. (Except Lucy Lawless)
Access to the Saturday private party, with the presence of the guests for the first 50 pass sold.
A gift offered (poster, derivative product…).
Access to all contests and competitions.
Access to vendor’s rooms.
Seat behind the Titan Pass.
Possibility to purchase extra autographs and photo ops (subject to availability).

Titan Pass (6 VIP) – 499€ (Auction on eBay)

Access to all Question/Answer sessions with the guests on stage.
Access to all conferences.
One autograph from each guest (images provided), each day of the event.
One photo op with each guest, each day of the event.
One group photo op with all the guests.
Some time backstage with the guests.
One VIP dinner in a gastronomic restaurant in Paris with the guests.
Access to the Saturday private party, with the presence of the guests.
A gift offered (poster, derivative product…).
One reserved seat in the front row.
Prior access to autographs and photo ops.
Access to all contests and competitions.
Access to vendor’s rooms.
Possibility to purchase extra autographs and photo ops (subject to availability).
And surprises during the event.

EXTRAS

Photo Ops

Lucy Lawless: 70€
Alexandra Tydings: 35€
Adrienne Wilkinson: 35€
William Gregory Lee: 35€
Duo Lucy/Alexandra: 90€
Duo Lucy/Adrienne: 100€
Duo Adrienne/William: 55€
Group: 130€

Autographs

Lucy Lawless: 30€
Alexandra Tydings: 25€
Adrienne Wilkinson: 25€
William Gregory Lee: 25€

 

Meet&Greet

Come and meet the guest of your choice during 30 minutes in a very intimate atmosphere, between 10 and 20 people. Tickets very limited!

Lucy Lawless: 150€
Alexandra Tydings: 60€
Adrienne Wilkinson: 60€
William Gregory Lee: 60€


 

 

22 July 2014

Lucy Lawless in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D for Season 2

Image635416104986665705TV Guide has just announced that Lucy will be heading to the Marvel show Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D for Season 2. - We don't know if Lucy will be joining the show as a regular role, or it's a guest role. The San Diego Comic Con is approaching and we will find out more from the con.

TVLine speculates that:

Though details on Lawless' character -- or the length of the gig -- have not been disclosed (surprise, surprise!), S.H.I.E.L.D. has been looking to fill the recurring role of "Mary Maloney," a highly skilled agent who can "command any room" (andboasts "effortless sex appeal"). A possible fit? Survey says...a definite maybe.

What is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D About?

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division), a fictional peacekeeping and spy agency in a world populated with superheroes and numerous supernatural phenomena. The series is produced by ABC Studios, Marvel Television, and Mutant Enemy[1] and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sharing continuity with the films in that franchise. It revolves around the character of Phil Coulson, with Clark Gregg reprising his role from the film series.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was renewed for a second season on May 8, 2014, which is scheduled to premiere on September 23, 2014.

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For more information about Lucy's role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D subsite


 

 

20 July 2014

Video Updates

Updates to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Video Section

 

Save The Arctic Lego
Posted on: 20th July 2014

Save The Arctic Lego

In 2012 actor Lucy Lawless and Greenpeace activists occupied a Shell drillship for nearly four days as it was about to leave NZ to drill for oil in the fragile Arctic. Now Shell is putting its logo all over kids’ toys to help pretend it’s a caring, family-friendly company. So we’ve repeated our 2012 protest [...]

 

1999 Santa Monica Xena Convention with Lucy
Posted on: 20th July 2014

1999 Santa Monica Xena Convention with Lucy

Lucy Lawless – Xena Convention Santa Monica 1999 (1/1) For more info and pics from this convention go to http://www.ausxip.com/lucycon/santamonica/index.html The Guests: LUCY LAWLESS & KEVIN SORBO Also Appearing: Saturday: Alexandra Tydings (Aphrodite), Joel Tobeck (Strife), Gina Torres (Nebula And Cleopatra) (Tentative), And Ryan Gosling (Young Hercules) And Chris Conrad (Young Jason), Plus Alex Kurtzman [...]

 

1997 Xena Convention Lucy On Stage
Posted on: 20th July 2014

1997 Xena Convention Lucy On Stage

This was the first Official Xena Convention held in January 1997 with Lucy’s first appearance. Notes from original uploader: Quality is rather low but that is because of the source – it is this bad on the DVD as well


 

 

17 July 2014

Official Greenpeace Photos of Lucy at Climate Voter Launch 22 June 2014

Lucy Lawless at the launch of Climate Voter in Auckland. Climate Voter is an initiative to empower New Zealanders concerned about climate change to use their vote in the September 2014 election to make a difference for the good of present and future generations. It is run by a non-partisan initiative alliance of New Zealand organisations - Greenpeace, Oxfam, Generation Zero, Forest & Bird, WWF and 350 Aotearoa‘.

For more information about Climate Voter go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Climate Voter Subsite

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What is "Climate Voter"?
Being a Climate Voter means you care about climate change and you want all political parties to do something about it. It means you want real action on climate change and you're prepared to use your vote to get it. It says you support strategies to rapidly phase out fossil fuels and grow New Zealand's clean energy and low-carbon potential.

Climate Voter is a non-partisan initiative powered by an alliance of New Zealand organisations. It aims to empower climate concerned citizens to use their vote in the September 2014 election to make a difference for the good of present and future generations.
In the lead up to the election we will be asking political parties where they stand on key elements of climate related policy with a #ClimateVoter question of the week. Near election day we will host a live debate between all major political parties inviting them to convince Climate Voters that their party will take real action on climate change.


 

 

17 July 2014

From Lucy to Lego–Greenpeace Builds Noble Discoverer in Lego Save The Arctic Protest

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Greenpeace New Zealand recreates a protest scene with LEGO figures. The model is a replica of the Noble Discoverer drillship which was occupied by Greenpeace activists and actor Lucy Lawless in February, 2012 for 77 hours as it was getting ready to depart the Port of Taranaki in New Zealand to start drilling for Shell in the Arctic. Greenpeace is urging LEGO to cut ties with Shell and help 'Save the Arctic." For the last few years Shell has been using LEGO?s brand to clean up its image as an Arctic oil driller. 16 million Shell branded LEGO sets have been sold or given away at petrol stations in 26 countries.

 

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The following article is from the Taranaki Daily News about the Noble Discoverer as a giant Lego ship! <g>

From the Taranaki Daily News 17 July 2014

 

 

Official Greenpeace Photos

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15 July 2014

Xena Episode Stills–The Debt Part 1 and 2–First Set

Episode Stills from Xena Warrior Princess Season 3 Episode 6 & 7 The Debt


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THE DEBT

Part 1
Season 3, Episode 6
04 July 1998

Reviewed by Sheryl-Lee Kerr

RATING: 9.5 chakrams.

 

SCRIBES & SCROLLS:

Written by R.J. Stewart;
Edited by Robert Field;
Directed by Oley Sassone.


PASSING PARADE:
Jacqueline Kim (Lao Ma);
Marton Csokas (Borias);
Grant McFarland (Ming Tzu);
Daniel Sing (Older Ming Tien);
Daniel Lim (Younger Ming Tien).


STORY SO FAR:

Xena receives a message asking her to go to the Land of Chin to “make the green dragon (a young ruler called Ming Tien) small again”. Xena wants to leave Gabrielle behind and, to explain why, recounts her years spent with the warlord Borias (who fathered Solan). The pair plan to steal from the wealthy Chinese houses - but, in doing so, Xena meets a remarkable woman. In the present day, Xena heads off on her journey alone but is captured during her assassination attempt, thanks to intervention by Gabrielle who is opposed to Xena's mission.

DISCLAIMER:
No frock tarts were killed during the production of this motion picture although they wish they had been. (eh?!)

 

REWIND FOR:

The world’s only self-saddling horse, Argo (unless she sleeps in a saddle?) at the opening scene; the first ever game of tic tac toe (albeit yet to be perfected as the two-player version we know today!); the Great Wall of China’s first appearance 300 before it was actually built; an Indiana Jones ending for a showoff swordsman; note that the chess piece Ming Tien is holding when he is kidnapped by Xena is, aptly, a pawn; Xena promising Borias 5% of 50 horses. (You wouldn’t to be there when she hands over the remaining half of a horse); the underwater scene which reveals where Xena picked up CPR from in Is There A Doctor in the House; Xena’s jump from water level that beats all her old records (nice commando greasepaint by the way - er, explain again why you have to be nearly naked to kill someone?); the creepy ambience of the bird cage scene; the look between Gabrielle and Xena in the final moment.... ah, heck, rewind the whole thing...

QUOTABLE:
“Ok let’s forget the cryptic part.” - finally, someone (Gabrielle) demands clarification from the enigmatic Xena;

“I’m glad I could help you get a good deal on the things you need to commit a murder,” Gabrielle now probably wishing she hadn’t asked for the details.

“Kill ‘em all? That was obviously your answer to everything in those days.” Gabrielle works out why Xena doesn’t reminisce much.

“They say you’re a dangerous woman.” Lao Ma making polite chit chat with Xena.

“Fill yourself up with desire and see only illusion. Empty yourself of desire and understand the great mystery of things.” Lao Ma, showing she actually never really was one for small talk.

“I have been blessed or cursed with the ability to look at the souls of others. You don’t know it yet Xena; you are a remarkable woman.” Lao Ma rendering Xena speechless. Again.

“My lord, I would never hide what is yours.” Lao Ma to Ming Tzu. It’s not so much a great line as much as how it shows Lao Ma has used it to avoid telling a lie. It’s true, Xena never was Ming Tzu’s, even if she was caught by him. Clever line.

Read Review


 

 

9 July 2014

Spartacus The Complete Series on Blu-Ray and DVD Promo Video - To Be Released 16 September

Here's the fantastic promo video from Anchor Bay on the upcoming Spartacus The Complete Series on Blu-Ray and DVD - the Blu-Ray and DVD set is set for release on 16 September. Click here to pre-order Blu-Ray ($129.99 USD) and click here to pre-order DVD ($109.99)

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Image All hail Spartacus - his legend will live on! Anchor Bay Entertainment releases every season of the acclaimed Starz Original series in a complete muscular thirteen-disc Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and DVD box set on September 16th. From executive producers Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi, Josh Donen and Steven S. DeKnight, here is every moment - uncut and uncensored - of the series that broke all the rules and took no prisoners!

"SPARTACUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES" is a beautifully packaged collection that contains a full disc of new bonus features. The Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ edition contains three new audio commentaries for the first season that are exclusive to this collection.

ImageA limited edition Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ set packaged with a Spartacus collector's figurine will also be available with an SRP of $199.99. SRP is $149.99 for the Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and $119.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is August 13th.

SPARTACUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES” is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic’s most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.”

Then comes “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, “Spartacus: Vengeance,” continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with a choice to either satisfy his personal need for vengeance, or make the sacrifices necessary to keep his growing army from breaking apart at the seams.

ImageFinally, in “Spartacus: War of the Damned,” Spartacus will carve his name into history as he plots to avenge his wife’s death and leads Batiatus' slaves in a bloody uprising that will not be forgotten or equaled.

“The gods finally bless us with the complete collection,” says creator and executive producer Steven S. DeKnight. “Spartacus was a true labor of love for everyone who worked on it and I’m incredibly proud to present all 39 episodes in stunning High-def for the fans to enjoy at their leisure, but make sure you watch them in the order they first aired to revel in the experience as originally intended.”

New Bonus Features:

  • SPARTACUS Fan Favorites With Liam McIntyre
  • Scoring A Hit: Composer Joseph LoDuca
  • An Eye Full: Roger Murray
  • SPARTACUS: Paul Grinder
  • The Last Word: John Hannah

Click here to purchase from Amazon.com (Blu-Ray)

Click here to pre-order DVD (DVD)


 

 

8 July 2014

TV Guide: Battle of the Fans - Xena Vs Wonder Woman

ImageBATTLE OF THE FANS! Who is YOUR favorite female action hero? The second match-up of the semi-finals is:

Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess) vs. Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman)

Click here to comment


 

 

6 July 2014

Video: Dine and Dash Pilot Teaser Featuring Lucy

Here's a look at the Dine and Dash Pilot Teaser


 

 

4 July 2014

Time To Put Heat On Our Politicians - Lucy Article NZ Herald 04 July 2014

After Lucy's guest editor gig with NZ Herald, it has been announced that Lucy will be a monthly columnist for the NZ Herald.

Her first article is

Time To Put Heat On our Politicians - click on the scan to read her article or click here to read online

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