20: 2x09-10 "A Solstice Carol" & "The Xena Scrolls"

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, it’s beginning to look a lot like...Solstice? Vera, Katie, and Livy get into the holiday spirit (yes, even though it’s April) by watching 2x09 “A Solstice Carol. We chat about our favorite TV Christmas specials, praise the magnificent acting talent of Tobias the donkey, and debate whether or not Julia Child’s voice is sexy. *purrs* Boeuf Bourguignon… Then it’s on to 2x10 “The Xena Scrolls,” a clip show light on clips and heavy on... sets, costumes, and action? Um, guys, I don’t think Xena understands what a clip show is, and thank god for that because this episode has a significant impact on the show’s mythology. We discuss the gender masquerade of Melinda “Mel” Pappas and Dr. Janice Covington, how the introduction of the Xena Scrolls adds levels of intertextuality and subjectivity to the show’s narrative, and the important framework this ep laid down for Xena fanworks. Plus Vera just will not shut up about Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull

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