Some readers may remember the blog I posted a while back that contained my own list of what I’d personally like to see in a new Xena video game. Since then, that article has been read numerous times by people that have made random searches in the wonderful world of the interwebs. Needless to say, I was astounded to see that so many people were still interested in Xena, and it was even more amazing to realize that people were interested in a video game!
I’ve been a hardcore fan of Xena: Warrior Princess since I was five years old. At that time I was an impressionable girl that loved the thought of throwing a metal Frisbee at people. I had no idea that the show would have such an impact on my life, or that it would become something like an obsession. So when the show ended, I was devastated.
I discovered the Xena Movie Campaign back when people were blindly reaching toward the possibility of a Xena movie, and since then, their mission has grown and attracted an unbelievable amount of supporters. I was honored to earn the chance to interview the team that fuels the campaign, and now you have the chance to become a part of an awesome mission to reignite a massive fandom of a show that became a strong mark in pop culture history!
Okay, so this is a blog that primarily focuses on the gaming universe so I have to ask, are there any gamers within your team?
Hey Crystal! Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! Yes there is! One member on the team, Jess, is a gamer! So we’ll turn this one over to her!
“Oh yeah, I have a serious gaming habit! I grew up PS1, Sega Dreamcast, and Runescape. So I really love MMORPG’s and large open RPG games like the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series. Other Favorites include Dragon Age, Fable, The Final Fantasy series, Infinite Undiscovery, Lost Odyssey, basically any RPG you can name!”
For the ones that may be oblivious to the Xena Movie Campaign, can you explain your mission and what you hope to achieve?
Of course! Our mission is a simple one! To convince Universal to produce a Xena movie with Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor! We are dedicating ourselves and doing everything we can to show that Xena is still in the minds and hearts of fans today! This is a strictly fan run campaign, and our goal is to get our heroes back in action!
Any Xena love the fans put out helps to show that Xena is still strong. The greatest way to get the studios to see that a movie is worth doing is to convince them there is a profit to be made. To do this we need to reach out to as many Xenites as we can and show support in as many ways as possible! We hope to reach out and reunite as Xenites from all around the world, old fans and new fans alike, and make our voice heard as we battle on for a movie!
It has been about 12 years since Xena ended (such a depressing thought). Do you think a movie would still hold relevance in today’s society? Do you think it would successfully attract a new audience that may not have existed during the show’s run?
Throughout the six years the series was on television and for the many years since, Xena (and Gabby) have taught the Xena-fandom a range of universal and timeless lessons, which although time has passed, still carry much significance today. Xena offers lessons of unconditional friendship, sacrifice, courage and strength. It carries positive messages, instilling in its audiences (us the fans) the will to fight for the greater good, to accept and better ourselves no matter our pasts, and it does so with a well-judged mixture of seriousness and humor, with action to boot!
The show represents what it means to do what is right despite your own demons, and we fully believe that in today’s chaotic times we need such stories to remind people there is such a thing as right and wrong. There is so much in this world that is uncertain, so much suffering people bring about to each other. Civil rights, women’s rights, animal rights, freedom of religion are all under attack in some part of the world. We believe when people forget how to be decent our stories inspire greatness.
We get many run of the mill action films that portray violence without purpose, but there are few such films that also show what it means to be GOOD. Xena had darkness in her heart and yet she still fought for the Greater Good. This is what our world is missing; a sense of the Greater Good.
So, despite the passing of time, Xena and the lessons it carries is timeless and has the potential to carry resonance for a wide audience today. Now is the time to bring back the Warrior Princess and the Battling Bard!
Lucy Lawless voiced a character for the game Hunted: The Demon’s Forge in 2011. If a movie simply became impossible to make, would you be interested in a video game if the actors from the show voiced their rightful characters? Do you think a new interactive experience would attract more interest to the Xena fandom?
If the movie was a complete impossibility, a lot of the younger fans might be happy with a game. It would be amazing to bring a Xena game into the 21st Century! Much like the movie, an updated video game is long overdue. Do you remember the original ‘Xena: Warrior Princess‘ game for PlayStation? With an original actor voice-over and a large open RPG gaming format like that of the Elder Scroll’s series, it could draw a huge renewed interest in the Xenaverse and the Xena fandom! There is a huge market for medieval-esque games and Xena would fit in perfectly. But of course the absolute best scenario would be to have a game based off of the movie! That is our main priority after-all!
Do you have any special plans in the works to help attract more people to your cause? If so, where can people go to keep updated and help your mission?
Yes! We are always thinking of things we can do to get the fans active and involved in the quest! As for specifics, we are continually trying to gain media exposure and increase our online presence across multiple platforms! For more information about our Xena movie quest please visit and like our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter, subscribe to us on Youtube, and check out our campaign website.
Besides liking our Facebook page, you can also help the cause by signing the online Xena movie petition and sharing our page and quest on as many sites and with as many people as you can. Every like matters! If you have any ideas or think you could help further please send us a personal message via our Facebook page or email us at X2011MC@hotmail.com. Thank you in advance for all of your support!