Whoosh! Issue 64 - January 2002

XENA: IL TORMENTO E L'ESTASI 2002 WHOOSH CALENDAR


To access the calendar, please click on the month's name or the widdle pictures above it. You can print from there.

This Calendar was lovingly brought to you by Kym Taborn. A special thanks to Logomancy, Tom's Xena Page, and The Australian XENA Information Page for donating the images.

Good friends always groom each otherGabriellita surveying her turf
January

A Day in the Life and Married With Fishsticks
After 'a long discussion', Xena nods offShhh! I'm hunting wabbits!
February

One Agaist An Army and Friend in Need II
Xena, after reading the script for Friend in Need, really needed a friendTrying to make ends meet, Xena starts giving out pony rides
March

Ides of March and King Con
Um, Gabrielle, where are your clothes?Are you sure this is how you put in contacts, Xena?
April

When Fates Collide and Key to the Kingdom
No, really, showering together WILL save us moneyGabrielle discovers the joy of nutbread
May

The Bitter Suite and Lifeblood
After taking care of the first tier critics, Xena decided to take on USA Studios nextHave you seen Gabrielle? I seem to have lost her.
June

Been There Done That and Ulysses
I see dark things ahead, Gabrielle--crucifixion, the loss of friends, and some really bad comedies.Xena, desperately trying to escape from the fifth season
July

The Quest and Back in the Bottle
Xena and Gabrielle, back when they thought Callisto was a greater danger than bad comedy.Gab and Xena audition for Sailor Moon
August

Callisto and Friend in Need I
We are all in agreement. Yes, Gabrielle is too cute. She must be destroyed.The episode sucked, but Xena looked hot!
September

Is There A Doctor in the House and Purity
Geez Xena, lighten up!Only a bird in a gilded cage.
October

The Debt II and Lyre Lyre Hearts on Fire
A good psychotic archenemy is hard to find.Nosy twit
November

Return of Callisto and King of Assassins
Warrior princess v. 2.0She said to click my heels together three times, and I'd be outta here.  One...two...
December

The Price and Punch Lines

From 1998 to 2001 we created special calendars, to wit the

MEN OF XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS 1998 CALENDAR
GRRLFRIENDS OF XENA 1999 CALENDAR
DEAD IN THE XENAVERSE 2000 CALENDAR
RECURRING IN THE XENAVERSE 2001 CALENDAR

Due to popular demand, we present for the year 2002 yet another calendar. Not just ANY calendar, mind you. This is the IL TORMENTO E L'ESTASI edition. This year's calendar honors the very best and the very worst in Xena: Warrior Princess episodes.

This year's vote was on the best and the worst episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess. Each voter was allowed up to 12 votes (get it? 12 votes, 12 months!) for each type (best AND worst). We had a 38% percent increase in voting from last year's calendar. Xena may be dead but her fans live on to vote another day.

The top best and worst Xena episodes are immortalized by our monthly calendar and by the exclusive interviews we got from the characters who made those episodes possible. We had to send our reporter into pretend land again, but she does not seem to mind. As is her custom, she topped the expense account request from last year. What a woman.

We have also added dates to this calendar. Some of the dates celebrate the birthdays of the readers of Whoosh. Feel free to honor these hardy and proud members of fandom. It would be difficult to maintain a website like this without the support of you, the reader. So, if the person has a live e-mail address, click it on and tell them happy birthday from a fellow Whooshite!

Other dates included are the first run dates of the episodes, conventions, and important dates in fandom and this website. We sent out a plea for dates a while back and we have incorporated the dates that were fit to print. Also, we realize that we have missed many important fandom dates. So....

If you have any dates that you feel would make a fine addition to this calendar, please send them to Kym at ktaborn@lightspeed.net for inclusion in the Calendar.

Now to the numbers. Here are the results of the voting (ties are indicated by "tie"). First is a ranking of the best as voted on by Whoosh readers, followed by the worst, as voted by the same.

The Top Twelve BEST episodes
  1. Day In the Life
  2. One Against An Army
  3. Ides of March
  4. When Fates Collide
  5. Bitter Suite
  6. Been There Done That
  7. Quest
  8. Callisto
  9. Is There a Doctor in the House
  10. Debt II
  11. Return of Callisto
  12. Price

13th to 33rd
13. Debt I
14. Fallen Angel
15. Destiny
16. Between the Lines
17. Fins Femmes Gems
18. Tie: Hooves and Harlots / Many Happy Returns
19. Tie: Greater Good / Return of the Valkyrie
20. Sacrifice II
21. Necessary Evil
22. Friend in Need II
23. Maternal Instincts
24. Tie: Abyss / Crusader / Good Day / Old Ares Had a Farm / Ring / Sins of the Past / You Are There
25. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
26. Chakram / Friend in Need I / Quill is Mightier / Remember Nothing
27. Dreamworker / Who's Gurkhan
28. Adventures in the Sind Trade II / Intimate Stranger / When in Rome / Xena Scrolls
29. Here She Comes Miss Amphipolis / Legacy / Lyre Lyre Hearts On Fire
30. Adventures in the Sin Trade I / In Sickness and In Hell / Motherhood
31. Altared States / To Helicon and Back (6.89%)
32. Heart of Darkness / Looking Death in the Eye / Sacrifice I (6.20%)
33. Devi / Warrior Princess Tramp / Way (5.51%)

Tied at 34th (4.82%) Tied at 35th (4.12%) Tied at 36th (3.44%) Tied at 37th (2.75%)
Amphipolis Under Siege
Antony and Cleopatra
Coming Home
Deja Vu All Over Again
Deliverer
End Game
Furies
God You Know
Lost Mariner
Rhinegold
Warrior Priestess Tramp
Eternal Bonds
Family Affair
Play's The Thing
Seeds of Faith
Soul Possession
Warrior Princess
Comedy of Eros
Livia
Paradise Found
Royal Couple of Thieves
Send in the Clones
Succession
Tale of Two Muses
Ten Little Warlords
Eve
Forget Me Not
If the Shoe Fits
Kindred Spirits
Mortal Beloved
Reckoning, The
Solstice Carol


Tied at 38th (2.06%) Tied at 39th (1.37%) Tied at 40th (0.68%) Episodes not receiving any votes (0.00%)
Dirty Half Dozen
For Him the Bell Tolls
God Fearing Child
Key to the Kingdom
Path of Vengeance
Vanishing Act
Animal Attraction
Blind Faith
Dangerous Prey
Haunting of Amphipolis
Locked Up and tied Down
Orphan of War
Past Imperfect
Path Not Taken
Prodigal
Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts
Convert
Cradle of Hope
Death in Chains
Forgiven
Gabrielle's Hope
King of Assassins
Last of the Centaurs
Lifeblood
Little Problems
Married with Fishsticks
Prometheus
Punchlines
Takes One to Know One
Ties That Bind
Athens Academy of the Performing
Back in the Bottle
Black Wolf
Chariots of War
Daughter of Pomira
Death Mask
Execution
Fistful of Dinars
Giant Killer
King Con
Paradise Found
Purity
Them Bones Them Bones
Titans
Tsunami
Ulyssess




The Top Twelve WORST episodes
  1. Married with Fishsticks
  2. Friend in Need II
  3. King Con
  4. Key to the Kingdom
  5. Lifeblood
  6. Ulysses
  7. Back in the Bottle
  8. Friend in Need I
  9. Purity
  10. Lyre Lyre Hearts on Fire
  11. King of Assassins
  12. Punch Lines

13th to 25nd
13. Tie: Send in the Clones / Motherhood
14. Soul Possession
15. Tie: Antony and Cleopatra / For Him the Bell Tolls / Forgiven
16. In Sickness and in Hell
17. Last of the Centaurs / Little Problems / Titans
18. Eternal Bonds / Plays the Thing
19. If the Shoe Fits / Kindred Spirits / Tales of Two Muses / Tsunami
20. Vanishing Act
21. The Way
22. Giant Killer / Haunting of Amphipolis
23. Animal Attraction / Daughter of Pomira / Eve
24. Heart of Darkness/ Takes One To Know One / Convert
25. Deja Vu All Over Again / Here She Comes Miss Amphipolis / Solstice Carol

Tied at 26th Tied at 27th Tied at 28th Tied at 29th
Adventures in the Sin Trade I 11
Athens City Academy of the 11
God You Know 11
Coming Home
Who's Gurkhan
Death Mask
Gabrielle's Hope
Livia
Maternal Instincts
Prometheus
Between the Lines
Dirty Half Dozen
Execution
Locked Up and Tied Down
Old Ares Has a Farm
Paradise Found
Them Bones Them Bones
To Helicon and Back


Tied at 30th Tied at 31st Tied at 32nd Tied at 33rd
Adventures in the Sin Trade II
Bitter Suite
Black Wolf
Chariots of War
Deliverer
Devi
Fallen Angel
Legacy
Many Happy Returns
Path of Vengeance
Seeds of Faith
Abyss
Amphipolis Under Siege
Debt I
Debt II
Forget Me Not
Mortal Beloved
Succession
Altared States
Dangerous Prey
Fistful of Dinars
Lost Mariner
Return of the Valkyrie
You Are There
Comedy of Eros
Crusader
Family Affair
Fins Femmes & Gems
Furies
Quill is Mightier
Sacrifice I
Sacrifice II
Ten Little Warlords
When Fates Collide


Tied at 34th Tied at 35th Tied at 36th Episodes not receiving any votes (0.00%)
Cradle of Hope
Orphan of War
Return of Callisto
Warrior…Priestess…Tramp
Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts
Chakram
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
God Fearing Child
Ides of March
Is There a Doctor in the House
Looking Death in the Eye
Past Imperfect
Price
Prodigal
Remember Nothing
Royal Couple of Thieves
Warrior…Princess…Tramp
Xena Scrolls
Blind Faith
Callisto
Day in the Life
Destiny
Endgame
Good Day
Hooves and Harlots
Intimate Stranger
Last Chance
Necessary Evil
One Against an Army
Quest
Rhinegold
Ring
Warrior…Princess

Been There Done That
Death in Chains
Dreamworker
Greater Good
Path Not Taken
Reckoning, The
Sins of the Past
Ties That Bind
When in Rome




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