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30 November 2019

Video: Lucy Joins Stephen Colbert in New Zealand

Prominent New Zealand celebrities Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess") and Bret McKenzie ("Flight of the Conchords") show Stephen around the town of Wellington and offer him tips on how to blend in as a local. #Colbert #LSSCinNZ #NewZealand




30 November 2019

Xena's "A Solstice Carol" Revisted by Gizmodo

It's that time of the year again when we get the old favourites being shown on TV. I love Christmas movies; they make you feel good. One of my all time favourite books is "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens from way back in 1843.

LOVE this story about redemption and it's never too late to change and I've read it many times. I also enjoy watching the various versions of it being screened in TV Movies and/or episodes.

Gizmodo has a look at some (naturally) and the Xena episode based on the novel is also featured. A Solistice Carol was a cute episode. A Solstice Carol was in Season 2, Episode 9.
Click here to read their list

7. “A Solstice Carol”

On this festive 1996 episode of Xena: Warrior Princess, the Winter Solstice stands in for Christmas, and Xena (Lucy Lawless) and Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor) portray the Three Fates rather than the usual ghosts. Their mission: to convince a cruel, Scrooge-like king not to shut down an orphanage after the kids are caught making merry—which is extremely against the law, of course. Xena’s ready to kick some royal arse, but Gabrielle insists that storytelling could be just as convincing. (That said, she agrees “if the plan fails, we punch faces.”)

With help of the sympathetic king’s clerk, a mischievous donkey, some disguises, a whole lotta improv, the sudden re-emergence of a long-lost face from the king’s past, and a climactic fight using all manner of toys, bells, baked goods, feather pillows, and other random stuff—look, a few faces were obviously going to get punched here no matter what—glad tidings are restored. The king becomes a nice guy again, the kids are saved, and the last line of the episode is Xena saying “Gabrielle, you are a gift to me.” The true reason for the season!


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30 November 2019

Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World Book Update

Greetings everyone! I'm BACK! Had an awesome time away! Recharged and ready to go - 2020 is going to be MASSIVE.

Xena's 25th Anniversary, Creation's 25th Anniversary Convention AND the release of Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World book. Seriously, get ready for an epic 2020! BUT before we get all carried away by the epic 2020, we still have 2019 to finish off and there are some deadlines coming up in relation to the book.


Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World Merch Store

  • While I was away, I did some thinking. #Xena 25 Years Book Merch Store! AUSXIP will be opening up a merchandise store for #Xena's 25th Anniversary: Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World. ALL Proceeds from the store will be donated to our two official charities: The Starship Foundation & The House of Bards.

    What would you like in the store? Drop me a note with your suggestions!
Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World Submissions

  • That means you have ONE MONTH (and 1 day) to the DEADLINE for submitting your Xena story is DECEMBER 31, 2019! No extensions. Once it's gone, it's gone! Submit how Xena and the Xenaverse has changed your life! I've received some pretty awesome submissions and let me tell you, it's quite moving to read everyone's stories.

    How do you submit your story? Glad you asked!
    Click here to submit your story

We also have submission forms for the creatives - submit your art (pencil and/or digital) or your video. With your art, two images (one hand drawn and digital) will be selected by the panel of judges (Xena artists who have seen quite a bit of art in 25 years and have created a hell of a lot of art themselves) to be included in Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World



21 November 2019

AUSXIP On Hiatus For A Few Weeks - Vacation Time!

AUSXIP is on hiatus for a few weeks while I take some much needed vacation time and recharging of the batteries.





6 November 2019

Message from Joe LoDuca and Video of Dashina's Xena's Theme

This is just stunning. Beautiful voices. The following is from Joe LoDuca

Dashina is an amazing ensemble that fuses Balkan voices with Rock and Jazz. Here is a fierce and breathtaking arrangement of the piece I wrote for the first appearance of the character of Xena, played by the phenomenal Lucy Lawless in the series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.





1 November 2019

My Life is Murder DVD and Blu-Ray Region 1


Acorn TV is releasing Season 1 of My Life is Murder on DVD and Blu-Ray for a 28 January 2020 release date.

Click here to pre-order

Region 1 (US / Canada). There is no word yet for a Region 4 release date.

Award-winning actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) stars in this contemporary Australian mystery series as retired cop Alexa Crowe. But with her old boss (Bernard Curry, Once Upon a Time) regularly asking for her insight on cold cases and a young police data-analyst (Ebony Vagulans, The Heart Guy) eager to be mentored—whether Alexa wants to or not—Alexa can't seem to stop solving crime.

Tenacious and unapologetic, Alexa brings her dry wit and brash style as she contends with a suspicious death at a competitive cooking school, a murder in an exclusive cycling club, a woman who fell from the balcony of a male escort’s apartment, a locked-room mystery, and more. Guest stars in this lighthearted detective drama include Danielle Cormack (Wentworth), Don Hany (East West 101), Magda Szubanski (Kath & Kim), Adrienne Pickering (Rake), and Nadine Garner (The Doctor Blake Mysteries).

Bonus Material

  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette (17 min.)
  • Animated Shorts (18 min.)
  • (The animated shorts are the Captain Thunderbolt animated series)

    Actors: Lucy Lawless, Ebony Vagulans, Bernard Curry, Alex Andreas
    Directors: Leah Purcell, Mat King, Jovita O Shaughnessy, Ben C Lucas
    Format: NTSC, Widescreen
    Number of discs: 3
    Studio: ACORN MEDIA
    DVD Release Date: January 28, 2020
    Run Time: 450 minutes