Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Look into the Business of Show Business.

Sheroe. Ms. Marvel and A-Force writer, Willow Wilson, an Eisner award nominated author
of books and comics posing on her August 31, 2016 birthday with a young fan.

Heroic Girls

Harrison Ford is still Han Solo at 73, Arnold Schwarzenegger is still The Terminator at 68, Sylvester Stallone is still Rambo at 65, so why we need new Xena and Gabrielle? Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor are only in their 40's! This observation is on the table for discussion in the world of cartoons, cultural heroes, and sheroes, fantasy, science fiction (the science of the possible), and Marvel Comics.

Now that is a strong question.

I don't want to see a new Xena or Gabrielle. How did they live? How did their idealism pan out over two decades? You know they will have different kinds of strengths and age will start to show enhancing what was already appealing.

As a man, those two were the secondary reason my son and I watched the show together on weekends. At first, we couldn't imagine powerful white women. In our estimation it was simply unlikely. Then we realized what the writers were doing with myths, and legends and creation stories from various parts of the world and eras. Once, the imagination was loosed each episode was anticipated. Also, they had the best back stories for such an odd friendship and in the 1990's the best outfits and opening music! - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 12/6/16

Xenia, the Warrior Princess in combat.

Renee O'Connor as Gabrielle in the series Xena the Warrior Princess in a water scene.

Renee O'Connor was born at 1971-02-15.

Lucy Lawless on the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena as Lucretia, Quintus Lentulus Batiatus' wife. .

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