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Minisode 15: Seven of Nine

Xena: Warrior Podcast

Release Date: 04/07/2020

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Xena: Warrior Podcast

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, buzz buzz buzz! Vera, Katie, and Livy are talking about one of our favorite new TV shows in Minisode 39: Yellowjackets. We discuss the unique storytelling of Showtime’s blockbuster genre hybrid, the tremendous performances, the vivid evocation of high school in the 90s, the note-perfect needle drops, and how deftly this show avoids falling into the mystery box trap. Plus: our own high school sports careers, Vera finally appreciates Melanie Lynskey and Christina Ricci, who’s going to join the cult, and cannibalism galore! Patreon:  ...

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This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, move over necessity, Xena is the new mother of invention! Vera, Katie, and Livy discuss Xena’s many historic accomplishments in Minisode 38: Xena Did It First. We pick our favorite Xena inventions, from TV CPR to centaur cesarean sections to Caesar himself (maybe not her proudest moment). Even Gabs gets in on the action, inventing tap dancing and writing both the Iliad and the Bible. We have these ladies to thank for basically all of world history! Plus: we talk about some of the pop culture currently making us happy including Yellowjackets, West Side...

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This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, reunited and it feels so good! Vera, Katie, and Livy are very thankful for Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor in Minisode 37: My Life is Murder (The One With Renee). We’re discussing the big episode, you know the one! It’s a family affair, with Michael Hurst in the director’s seat, Renee’s son joining his mom in front of the camera, and a whole lot of cameos, subtext references, and secret messages just for us! Plus: we’re also talking about Lucy and Renee on Tiny Kitchen Cook-Off, where they see their reflection in a tiny pile of nachos!...

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This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, it’s the match of the century! Vera, Katie, and Livy enter the ring for Minisode 36: Xena vs. Buffy Deathmatch! Join us as we referee a series of match-ups that will test our fannish loyalties and our hearts! Who will win when Joxer meets Xander? When Callisto meets Faith? When Gabs meets Willow? Waaaaaah, don’t make us choose! Patreon:   iTunes:  Spotify: Twitter:  Tumblr:  Facebook:  Instagram:  ———————————————————————— Vera: () Katie: () Livy: () Music: 

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This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, it’s the match of the century! Vera, Katie, and Livy enter the ring for Minisode 36: Xena vs. Buffy Deathmatch! Join us as we referee a series of match-ups that will test our fannish loyalties and our hearts! Who will win when Joxer meets Xander? When Callisto meets Faith? When Gabs meets Willow? Waaaaaah, don’t make us choose! Patreon:   iTunes:  Spotify: Twitter:  Tumblr:  Facebook:  Instagram:  ———————————————————————— Vera: () Katie: () Livy: () Music: 

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This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’ve got recs! Vera, Katie, and Livy are talking fave summer entertainment in Minisode 35: Recs Roundup! It’s been a busy summer and we’ve watched and read many things! Join us as we discuss For All Mankind, Girls5Eva, Gideon the Ninth, Cruel Summer, Evil, Fear Street, and more. Plus: a sneak peek at upcoming minisode topics Black Widow, Motherland: Fort Salem, and of course, My Life is Murder! Patreon:   iTunes:  Spotify: Twitter:  Tumblr:  Facebook:  Instagram: ...

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This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, clear eyes, full bra, can’t lose! Vera, Katie, and Livy are off to the Ghost River Triangle for Minisode 34: Wynonna Earp, the little Syfy show that could. We discuss this Weird Western’s indebtedness to Xena and Buffy, its commitment to putting a happy queer relationship onscreen, and the obstacles it overcame with the help of its fervent fandom. Plus: Canadian production values, that time Lucy Lawless was almost cast as Mama Earp, never forget Doc Holliday is a dentist, and we love you WayHaught but you may have a sex addiction! Patreon:  ...

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This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, Black Alert! Vera, Katie, and Livy journey into the unknown with Minisode 33: Star Trek: Discovery. We discuss the production troubles that led to successive showrunner changes and reboots, and the fascinatingly divergent iterations of the Star Trek universe that resulted, from Season 1’s explorations of imperialist warmongering and fascism to Season 3’s celebration of diversity and empathy, all of it built around the fascinating main character of Michael Burnham. Plus: Michelle Yeoh owns us, bury and resurrect your gays, Spock’s beard, justice for...

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This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, it’s a bard’s tale! Vera, Katie, and Livy have their quills out and ready for Minisode 32: Xena Fanfiction. First we discuss our own fanfic histories as both readers and writers, and unpack the vital role fanfiction plays in fandom. Then we dive into Xena fic: its evolution as the show aired; its many genres and subgenres including alt, gen, Uber, Conqueror, and FIN fix-its, and the profound effects fanfic had on the TV show’s production, the lesbian erotica publishing industry, and on the Xena fan community itself. Plus: Vera doesn’t read, the...

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This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, care to join us for a Clandestine Glove Lunch? Vera, Katie, and Livy are pining and yearning in Minisode 31: Coming Out of the Corset, a discussion of Hollywood’s hottest new genre: Lesbian Period Dramas! We take five recent examples: The Handmaiden, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Ammonite, The Favourite, and Carol, and explore their similarities in structure, tone, symbols, and themes, as we wrestle with some burning questions like, why are these women always so sad and cold? Plus: the provocative sex scene setpieces that have become a genre staple, the...

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This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, resistance is futile! Vera, Katie, and Livy are assimilated and loving it in Minisode 15: Seven of Nine. In another of our special minisodes no one asked for, we discuss our newest obsession, our fannish histories with the Star Trek franchise, how Seven is the quarantine heroine we deserve, and the evolution of the character from Voyager to Picard. Plus: the many parallels between Janeway/Seven and Xena/Gabs, is Seven’s catsuit problematic?, Janeway’s ‘up hair,’ the Bërg, our first celebrity encounters, Seven vs. Six, and BJAYZL!!!

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