Whoosh! Issue 89 - May 2004
Editor's Page

From the Editor-in-Chief:
More on my DVD Adventures

From the Editor-in-Chief:


On March 31, 2004, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Sheila Briggs of the University of Southern California and Master Douglas Wong for the Xena DVD Season 4. I was also going to interview R.J. Stewart, but a personal matter forced him to cancel. Dr. Briggs and I discussed how shamanism was represented in Xena: Warrior Princess (what they got right, what they got wrong) and how they portrayed the Amazons, among other things. Master Douglas Wong trained many of the actors in Xena in martial arts and how to use certain weapons. These interviews are a part of what is tentatively called "Beyond Adventures in the Sin Trade". I have not seen the final cut yet, but I should soon. Next month I will have more to report on that.

The Xena DVD 4 will be released June 15th. As soon as I get captures of the interviews, I will post them on Whoosh as I did the season 3 interviews. DVD set 4 introduces the contributions of fellow Whoosher, Bret Rudnick, who took care of all the Kiwi interviews for seasons 4-6 and the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys seasons 3-6.

Kym Masera Taborn
Executive Committee
Malibu, CA
May 1, 2004

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