This is the only comprehensive, fully-authorised guide to
all six series of the action adventure show, and contains
a complete episode guide, plus character and behind-the-scenes
information as well as details of Xena fandom...
of the show will be outraged at this official companion. I
didn't understand who it was aimed at. No casual reader will
be interested and the true fans will not understand what the
point of it is.
are supposed to give a synopses for each episode and then
go on to, at the very least, explain a few behind the scenes
bits of knowledge. All K. Stoddard Hayes seems to have done
is copy out the TV listings page entry for each episode synopsis
and er... that's it. Oops, sorry he also reprints one quote
per episode and a disclaimer. There is a behind the scenes
chapter and fandom chapter and a few other bits that could
have been interesting but nothing with the main listings (which
by the way are crammed two to a page). For the majority of
the book you can actually pick up more information from watching
can't seriously believe that any official channel sanctioned
this. Who on earth gave it the Xena production thumbs
it deserves extra points for cramming all six seasons under
one cover, but when it is done as badly as this it seems a
little pointless. Oh, and
the repro on the back cover is also appalling with the image
displayed out of focus.
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