XENA: The Arc That Almost Was

Welcome to another Wildcard Wednesday! I promised one of my readers back when the Xena: Warrior Princess Opinionated Episode Guide was a regular fixture on this blog that I would feature an article with George Strayton from the 15th edition of The Chakram Newsletter. In the interview, he discusses the original plan for the Twilight of the Gods saga, which would comprise the second half of the fifth season and move into the sixth. Frankly, I’ve never put much stock into Strayton’s rudimentary plan because a) it’s not better than what actually happened and b) I’ve always doubted whether or not Tapert, the caller of the show’s metaphorical shots, genuinely considered most of the ideas, especially given how quickly Orci and Kurtzman were replaced by the returning R.J. Stewart (thankfully). But for curious parties, here are scans of the interview. Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments of this section — and to all my fellow Xenites out there, those both excited and non-excited for the potential NBC reboot in development, “battle on!”




Come back next Wednesday for another Wildcard post! And tune in on Monday for another forgotten musical!