In modern times, a team composed of a mysterious woman and three die-hard Xena fans use hair samples to create clones of Xena and Gabrielle and attempt to restore their memories with episode clips from the past 6 seasons. But one of them is the reincarnation of Alti, who wishes to release the "evil Xena" and destroy her reputation for good deeds, established by the TV series.moreless
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Alti/Alexis Los Alamos
This is the third episode to take place in modern times. The modern episodes, in order, are Season Two's "The Xena Scrolls", Season Four's "Deja Vu All Over Again", Season Six's "Send in the Clones", and lastly "Soul Possession".
Alison Wall makes her fifth and final appearance on Xena. It is the only time she plays a character other than Minya.
This is the final appearance of Paul Norell, a frequent guest star on both Xena and Hercules.
Polly Baigent was one of Lucy's body doubles on the show, and also appeared in season 4's "The Play's the Thing" (in which she played Xena in Gabrielle's play).
Jennifer Rucker, who makes a brief appearance as the cop, previously appeared on season 2's "Here She Comes... Miss Amphipolis" as Miss Parnassus.
Adding this to the other episodes set in the future, there are now clones, reincarnations, and descendants of Xena and Gabrielle running around.
Nitpick: Mac says that he has Dr. Spock's toenails. He is referring to Spock from Star Trek, though die-hard Trekkies will note that the character was known as Mr. Spock; Dr. Spock is a common misnomer. The real Dr Spock is known for giving parenting advice book "Parenting and Child Care" written in 1946.
This episode marks the first reference to reincarnation (with Alti) since season five.
The end montage from "Deja Vu All Over Again" is shown again with new, more uplifting music.
When showing the 'evil Xena' images to spark the Xena clone's darker tendencies, a clip is shown from the Hercules Season 4 episode "Armageddon Now part 2". But the images were of a Xena from an altered timeline, and the real Xena wouldn know about or remember it unless Alti somehow knew about the alternate timeline and implanted them.
The discovery of the rusty merged chakram contradicts "The Xena Scrolls", which showed Xena's original chakram broken in half in the 1940's, unless these were from alternate timelines.
The Xena clone, after regaining some memories, recalls that the Xena show got it wrong, and that Xena actually saved Gabrielle before going to Valhalla in "Return of the Valkyrie".
Edwin B. Stalter, the animal enthusiast on the news is the name of the post production coordinator (seen right before credit to the Action Pack, or the disclaimer)
Goof: An image reversal occurs during the junkyard scenes: the license plate on Alti's car appears reversed.
Goof: In the episode promo, when the clones are being rotated upright, that film piece must have been reversed. Our gals pop up on the right side of the screen in the promo, while the episode shows them appearing on the left side.
Nitpick: Series (aka Season in North American English) 2, episode 11, as aired, is "Here She Comes, Miss Amphipolis" (which has no campfire scene at all). However, according to production order, episode 11 was "Intimate Stranger" (which did have a campfire scene during the teaser). Series 4, episode 7 as aired is "Locked Up and Tied Down" (also campfire scene-less), and by production order is "Adventures in the Sin Trade, part 1" (in which Gabrielle does not even appear).
Goof: When Xena does that thing of pointing at Gabrielle's chest and hitting her in the nose, the first angle shows Xena pointing with her left hand. But the second angle shows her right hand come up and hit Gabrielle's nose.
Footage of episode #130 is seen in this episode and it aired 2 weeks later.
(Mac touches Xena's breast)
Alexis: (to Mac) I'd get my hand off her boob if I were you.
Evil Xena:(to Alti, referring to Gabrielle): Why did you bring her here?
Alti: Consider her a gift.
(while watching Xena episode "Them Bones, Them Bones")
Polly: I just love everything about this episode.
Xena: (holding a gun) These things are hopeless in hand-to-hand combat. (gun goes off)
Xena: (watching "Xena" episode clips) Yeah, and what are they trying to say about our relationship anyway?
Gabrielle: Who knows?
Gabrielle: (to the cops) I don't know what ridiculous story she told you, but for your information, she cloned me from a strand of hair she found 2,000 years ago.
Xena: I like the one that plays me. She's kinda sexy.
The producers had been offered scripts that brought Xena and Gabrielle to modern times since very early on in the series, but had resisted. With the end of the series in sight, they decided to relent somewhat and use the idea of clones in the modern day.
The lab set is the same one they used as the main lab set on the show Cleopatra 2525.
In the original script it is just a generic mad scientist trying to clone Xena. They didn't add Alti until later, when they were sure Claire Stansfield was available.
In the original script Xena was supposed to take over a motorcycle gang as her new army, beating it's leader, to be played by Matthew Chamberlain (Darphus) in a fight to gain control.
The part of Mac was written with Ted Raimi in mind, but he was unavailable so they got Ian Hughes instead. Ian had previously appeared in two Xena episodes, both in season 1, playing various characters. He also appeared on Hercules, where he played the Norse god Loki.
DISCLAIMER: No Xena fans were harmed in the making of this motion picture.
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