Saturday, April 27, 2013

A-Z Geek (X): Shows of Strength

During the April A-Z Challenge, I’m posting six days a week, following the letters of the alphabet. I'm sharing all the movies, books and games I watched, read and played--all the influences that turned me into the geeky person and writer I am today.

MOVIES
X-Men series: The films include X-Men (2000), X2: X-Men United (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-men: First Class (2011), and there’s more to follow. I didn’t read the comic, but I did catch the Saturday morning cartoon, and the movies were even better. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine was awesome and scrummy all at once.

Xanadu (1980): Slightly cheesy even in its time, but I enjoyed the magic and the music.


TV
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001): I love stories with strong women in the lead so Xena appealed.

GAMES
Xbox: my game console of choice. It’s great to away from the computer.

What are some other shows or stories you like that depict strong women?

#AtoZChallenge

42 comments:

  1. Xanadu was a favorite! Think I have the cassette tape ! (Yes, cassette tape) cliff Richards and Olivia Newton John!

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  2. This is what I commented on Jay Noel's post about Xanadu: I actually kinda liked that movie when I was young, ignorant and liked just about anything at the movies, as it was my escape from real life. I'm afraid to watch it again - might shame me too much. :)

    Maybe that was a bit harsh, and look out for it on cable. I do love the X-men movies. Other shows - I loved Maggie on The Simpsons. Writer’s Mark

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  3. There are so many stories that depict strong women that I can't think of just one. Right now, I'm thinking of Wonder Woman.

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  4. It is so awesome that we both had Xena. The X-man series was fantastic. Scrummy? Nice word.

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  5. Mmm...I liked the Hunger Games series of books, although Katniss is still more of a girl than a woman...

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  6. I love X-Men, but I think "Xanadu" announced the death knell to the disco hayday birthed by "Saturday Night Fever."
    Great X choices! :-)

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    1. I'd not thought of it that way, but I think you're right. Ah, disco!

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  7. I watched Xena in Jamaica during the days my family had no cable (finally got it around 2000). I loved the show and the Lucy Lawless moved on to play a great role Starz, Spartacus. When it comes to everything X-Men I'm a fan for life. The books Throne of Glass and Divergent series have strong female leads.

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  8. Believe it or not I haven't seen X-Men or Xanadu.

    Rhonda @Laugh Quotes

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  9. X-Men was my choice today as well. Watched Xena when it was on - of course!

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  10. XENA was very unusual especially in later seasons when they decided to often mix present elements with history :) I've only recently caught some of the later episodes and discovered that she even played Cleopatra in some of them.

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    1. I liked the mix of history. I also liked the fact they never took themselves too seriously on that show. It was just lots of fun.

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    2. yep, and Aries' pecs for also lots of fun.... :)

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  11. My family loved the X-Men and Xena stories. I just noticed they have Xena on Netflicks. Maybe we'll check them out again.

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  12. I liked X-Men, Xena sometimes. I also liked the music of Xanadu.

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  13. The X-Files. One of the best TV shows of all time. Love it forever :)

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  14. Xena and other powerful women in leading roles, indeed. I am glad you shouted out to Wonder Woman in your W post. I recently remembered a movie I used to adore as a pre-teen called Sheena. I think she was the Queen of the Jungle or something. I'm going to have to try and find a copy of that film and reacquaint myself with it.

    Cheers from Brandy at http://brandysbustlings.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I had to look it up. Wow, Sheena, Queen of the Jungle (1984). I remember that! hahaha

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  15. Buffy and Xena both showed women in a kick ass role. Shame Bella didn't watch those shows.

    mood
    Moody Writing

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  16. X-men two was my favorite of the x-men movies.

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  17. I loved Xena.

    I'd like to watch Xanadu.

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  18. I never saw Xanadu but I really want to watch it sometime to see the cheesiness. :)

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  19. I did read the comics. Had quite a collection of them, too. The movies are very good, even though there are things that aren't spot on, but they never are in the movie adaptations, are they?

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  20. XANADU! (now we are here ...)

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  21. I loved the X-men series. Have a great weekend.

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  22. They really did do a good job with the X-Men movies. And I always liked Xena. I've never played on the XBox though.

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  23. Bleh, I'm a PC elitist. No Xbox's for me. XCOM is supposed to be really good but I haven't got around to playing it.

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    1. I will admit games on the pc are better graphically, but it's just so good getting away from the pc.

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  24. When I was little, I'd sneak into my brother's room and read his X-men comics. I loved them. They are worth checking out. Although, I haven't read any of the recent ones.

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  25. I never have managed to get the hang of Xbox sadly. So many cool games, but I'm a terrible gamer. I'm going to have to watch X-Men some time. So many people say it's great. I'll have to give it a go!

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  26. Oh, I love X-Men!

    Xbox is great too, but I defintely need to improve my skills. What's your favorite game?

    Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. At the moment it's the new Tomb Raider.

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  27. Strong women... well, let's see... Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2, Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs and Juliet Binoche in Chocolat. I love strong women. Can't stand the idiotic screaming type so many Hollywood flicks think is what we want to watch.

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  28. I still watch the re-runs of X-men!!! And, yes Hugh Jackman
    is very scrumptious -hahaha!

    I thought Cat Women with Halle Berry depicted a strong female image.

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  29. My favorite X is X-Files. Loved that show and was very unhappy when it ended. Then one bright day, Fringe came out to take it's place. Sadly, Fringe has now gone the way of the X-Files.

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