Dec 10, 2020
This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, she saved the (known) world a lot! This week, Vera, Katie, and Livy return to Sunnydale in Minisode 28: Sorry Buffy, Xena Did It First! We explore the many thematic elements shared by these two series in an attempt to solve the ultimate mystery: was Joss Whedon watching Xena and just how much stuff did he steal from it? Our evidence includes: Faith as Buffy’s dark mirror much like Callisto is Xena’s, Ares and Spike as reformed baddies in leather pants, shockingly dark musical episodes!, body swapping with your nemesis resulting in your nemesis having an identity crisis, It’s a Wonderful Life AUs, many years ago flashbacks with a morally dubious ex, deaths and resurrections, Sapphic body art, Sapphic levitation, just Sappho in general. Also: doppelgangers? fandom drama?? and character development??? Look, we know some of these are reaching, but hear us out!