Xena: Warrior Princess
Michael directed six episodes: 1 in season 2, 1 in season 4, 2 in season 5, and 1 in season 6.
Created by John Schulian and Rob Tapert, produced by Renaissance Pictures.
It aired in first-run syndication in the US.
Filmed in New Zealand.
Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by
small town bard,
Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.
Xena: Warrior Princess premiered on 4 September 1999. It starred Lucy Lawless as Xena and Renee O'Connor as Gabrielle.
2.15, 'A Day in the Life,' written by R.J. Stewart; premiered 17 February 1997
Xena has 24 hours to prevent a warlord from plundering one village
the world's biggest giant from destroying another. Ah, all in a day's work.
4.06, 'A Tale of Two Muses,' written by Gillian Hovrath; premiered 2 November 1998
In a village where dance is forbidden, Xena, Gabrielle and Autolycus bring back the joy of life.
5.16, 'Life Blood,' written by Tom O'Neill, R.J. Stewart, and George Strayton; premiered 13 March 2000
Michael is credited as the director of this episode because it was made using footage from the pilot for Amazon High, which he directed.
Xena and Gabrielle travel to the Amazon village to make Eve an Amazon princess
and discover that it's up to them to prevent unnecessary bloodshed in a vengeful war.
5.18, 'Antony & Cleopatra,' written by Carl Ellsworth and George Strayton; premiered 24 April 2000
When Cleopatra is murdered, Xena assumes her identity to uncover the assassin and protect Egypt.
6.04, 'Who's Gurkhan?,' written by Gillian Hovrath; premiered 23 October 2000
Xena and Gabrielle travel to North Africa to rescue Gabrielle's niece who has been kidnapped.
6.15, 'To Helicon and Back,' written by Gillian Hovrath; premiered 19 February 2001
When the Amazon Queen Varia is kidnapped by a masked warrior, Gabrielle leads the Amazons to Helicon on a bloody rescue mission.
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