Oct 7, 2020
This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, kill them all! Vera, Katie, and Livy enter the arena with Minisode 25: Spartacus. Don’t judge this Starz show by its bawdy bloody reputation -- it’s a modern TV classic that combines the best of Xena and Buffy. We discuss Spartacus’s grand ambitions, its distinctive visual look, its deeply human characters, and its playful use of language to evoke the past. Also: did we mention Lucy Lawless is there, giving her most indelible performance since Xena? Plus: the House of Batiatus just trying to do their best, Vera’s gladiator facts, the Beast of New York, Rob Tapert’s continuing love of floaty fabrics, Bury Some But Not All of Your Gays, Downton Abbey and Spartacus are the same show?, another memorable crucifixion from Renpix, and SLO MOOOOOOOO.