Apr 16, 2018
This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, oh no,
we’re going to hellllllll! Vera, Katie, and Livy take flight in
5x01 “Fallen Angel,” the spectacular season
premiere and the most technically audacious Xena episode yet. We
discuss the then-cutting edge digital effects, the religious art
that influenced the look of heaven and hell, and the importance of
the realistic B-plot in bringing this otherwise outrageous episode
back to earth, with especially big props to Ted Raimi for his
restrained and dignified performance. Plus: the ambivalence
experienced when Xena and Gabrielle’s relationship, more
emphatically articulated than ever, is set against the greater
good; Callisto’s arc concludes with her becoming a creepy doll;
sweet baby demon Gabs; so many lewks; compassion and forgiveness;
the Good Touch and the Bad Touch. MICHAEL!
The power, the passion, the podcast!