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Xena: Warrior Princess

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Xena: Warrior Princess,1995-01



Xena was first seen as a character on 3 episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. She was originally supposed to die in the 3d episode, but fan response caused the producers to spin her off (where she became more popular than Hercules). Originally, she was a vicious war lord, but chose to fight for the greater good, trying to redeem herself. A young farm woman, Gabrielle, joined Xena on her crusades and eventually became a well-trained fighter and bard. Xena fought with her Chakram (a circular disc she would throw at enemies) and her sword. She also had her neck pinch - she would tap an adversary’s neck (probably over the carotid) and say “I’ve stopped the circulation of blood to your brain, you have 30 seconds to die” - Most of them would tell her anything she wanted to hear, & she’d “unpinch” Gabrielle fought with a staff. “Joxer the Magnificent” joined them at times - he wanted to be a hero, but was basically inept, & inadvertently funny.



The time setting wandered around history and locations. There were Greco-Roman gods, Hindu, & Julius Caesar & others popped in. They visited China and Japan, most of Italy, Egypt, Brittania, Siberia, etc.The series was filmed in New Zealand.
Oh, yes, I was a fan Grrl! I even had an “ID” picture I would clip onto my real ID. When people asked if I was Xena, I’d say, “yeah, after I retired from the warrior gig, I put on a little weight.” I liked Hercules, but I luved Xena!) them. I confess, when we had unruly or downright nasty patients, I’d fantasize giving them the pinch, saying they had 30 seconds to live, and walking away - the pinch also paralyzed them! Bwa-ha-ha!




Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Pat Benatar, 1980 (There was a theme song, but the lyrics were sung by women in Bulgarian ... pass)



Well you're a real tough cookie with a long history
Of breaking little hearts like the one in me
That's okay, let's see how you do it
Put up you dukes, let's get down to it



Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire away



You come on with it, come on
You don't fight fair
That's okay, see if I care
Knock me down, it's all in vain
I get right back on my feet again



Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire away



Well you're a real tough cookie with a long history
Of breaking little hearts like the one in me
Before I put another notch in my lipstick case
You better make sure you put me in my place



Hit me with your best shot
C'mon, hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire away



Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire away




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