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From rebellion leaders to scream queens and everything in-between, women have shaped sci-fi and fantasy since its inception. Each week Fangrrls founder & managing editor Cher Martinetti, contributing editor and author Preeti Chhibber, and associate editor Courtney Enlow celebrate the countless badass women in geek culture through funny, witty, and unfiltered deep dives into the nerdverse.
 
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Throughout the last 25 years, Xena: Warrior Princess has impacted so many people in so many different ways. To celebrate this fandom, we’ve brought together some super fans to discuss their experiences with the show. Host Katie Wilson sits down with writer, Emily Jermusyk, entertainment journalist, Chris Harnick, and Xena Cosplayer Jessica Crouse a…
 
Even though it’s been decades since he was the King of Thieves, Bruce Campbell, says Autolycus will always be part of him. So you better be sure to check his pockets for cinnamon gum when he leaves 7/11. From Hercules to Xena, Bruce talks about his experiences behind the camera and in front of it. Katie and Bruce fangrrl over Lucy and Renee, and pl…
 
The 25th anniversary celebration continues with another meaty episode. Did we say meaty, we meant mighty. Joxer the Mighty, that is. Ted Raimi hasn’t talked about Xena: Warrior Princess in nearly a decade, but he is sitting down with host Katie Wilson in what may be one of his final interviews about the show. From remembering his first day on set t…
 
SYFY Fangrrls is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Xena: Warrior Princess with a special podcast series. We kick off the celebration with a bang! Fangrrls resident Xena mega fan, Katie Wilson, is joined by the O.G. warrior princesses themselves, Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor. From never heard behind the scenes stories about the series to a lot …
 
Hey Xenites! Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Xena: Warrior Princess with a brand new SYFY Fangrrls podcast. Hosted by resident Xena mega fan, Katie Wilson, we’re looking back at over 25 years of Xena and talking about what makes this show so important. From special guests, to fans, this podcast is going to be better than hot tubs and subtext.…
 
CW: Descriptions of violent scenes. Hosts Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) are crushed that season 4 has come to an end. As the Danes and Saxons work through their differences, there is new hope for peace between Edward, Aethelflaed, and Sygtrygger. Meanwhile, Uhtred and Brida have to face off one last time. What doe…
 
Hosts Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) are a little heartbroken at some romantic developments in episode 8 of 'The Last Kingdom's fourth season, but we are so glad to see Aethelflaed get the credit that she deserves. Things in Mercia are looking pretty dicey with everyone attempting power grab, and some things won't …
 
Hosts Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) were not quite emotionally prepared to handle a plague episode, but here we are. As Uhtred and the Cookham Crew are on the run with a gaggle of children, Aethelflaed works to be reunited with her daughter, Aelfwynn. Edward struggles to keep things under control in Mercia as he d…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) are stressed to the max in this episode because all of our faves are in grave danger. The tension building between the Danes and Saxons (and the many factions within) comes to a head at the Battle of Tettenhall. As Uhtred and Aethelflaed lead the Mercians in…
 
In a special edition of Just A Couple of Arselings, hosts Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) and Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) welcome Alexander Dreymon to chat about all things Season 4. That means character deaths, new enemies, break-ups, and a game of Viking Superlatives that lets fans get to know the cast of The Last Kingdom in a surprising new way…
 
Things get heavy on The Last Kingdom’s third episode so consider this episode your much-needed therapy episode. SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) are your unlicensed, unofficial grief counselors and they’re going to get you through the loss of *that* major character. Well, the wine and junk …
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) are ready for Uhtred to take back his birthright, but sadly things do not go according to plan. As Uhtred tries to build a relationship with his son, the troubles in Mercia seem worse than ever. Will Aethelred completely ruin everything in his pursuit for mo…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) are back on their bullsh*t for Season 4 of The Last Kingdom. Uhtred seems finally ready to reclaim his birthright but first, he’s got to get the old crew back together and rescue his son from that monk life. Edward is struggling to fill his father’s shoes wh…
 
This week, Cher and Courtney celebrate the historic Doctor Who episode and discuss just how freaky it is that scientists recreated the voice of a mummy. Then, it’s time for a Hansel and Gretel-themed Tropebusters and a game of Reboot, Remake, Ruin featuring the fairytale-inspired TV shows you forgot about. Plus, #JusticeForNancyDrew!…
 
This week, Cher, Preeti, and Courtney discuss what the latest Black Widow trailer means for the future of the MCU, those Oscar snubs, and speculate on Mark Hamill’s “What We Do in the Shadows” role. Then, it’s time for a Buffy celebration with a defense of the Buffy movie. Plus, Courtney and fellow FANGRRL Carly Lane play a rousing game of Battlesh…
 
On the first episode of a brand new year, Cher, Preeti, and Courtney catch up on important news items like Dame Judi Dench’s human hands in CATS before creating their very own FANGRRLtopia full of what their ideal 2020 would look like. Plus, they She-imagine what film remakes could look like with all female casts. References from the Episode - Kuma…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) rage about the death of Thyra, a literal angel who did not deserve to go out the way she did. As if losing his sister weren't bad enough, Uhtred must lead a very green Edward into battle against a formidable Viking army, and he's still got the problem of Aet…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) are thrilled to see Uhtred and Alfred get real about their relationship and all that they’ve done together to build Wessex. There are hurt feelings that run deep, but Alfred is able to make amends before he dies. And die he does, to the dulcet tones of Aelsw…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) finally get what they’ve wanted all season in the eighth episode of The Last Kingdom’s third season. After torturing Uhtred and his men with her curse for way too long, Skade finally shuffles off this mortal coil before she can convince Uhtred to attend Burn…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) regroup for the seventh episode of The Last Kingdom's third season which takes that whole "eye for an eye" proverb to the extreme. Uhtred has a return to form, making blasphemous jokes and rallying his troops to finally get Skade back. He's on fire ... or at…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) saddle up for the sixth episode of The Last Kingdom's third season which sees the return of our favorite medieval duo. Brida and Uhtred join forces to get Ragnar out of Niflheim while back at Viking headquarters, the Danish warlords struggle just to get alon…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) recap the fifth episode of season three, the one that welcomes a new member to the Uhtred Ragnarson fan club. With Alfred wasting away, Edward steps up to the plate, aligning himself with Uhtred who swallows his pride and rides with Aethelflaed to seek help …
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) return for the fourth episode of the season and the battle for Skade is on. Uhtred is determined to keep her by his side — she has put a curse on him and all — and he’s willing to kill for it. Everyone else wants her dead and gone, but Uhtred is the boss and…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) are worried about Uhtred in the third episode of this season. He may claim to be “a Dane for life,” but his men didn’t sign up for this and Leofric continues to haunt him. After working so hard to build Wessex, can Uhtred justify being instrumental in tearin…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (jessica_toomer) wade through the emotional wreckage caused by Alfred and Uhtred's nasty break-up. After Uhtred kills a monk and holds his king at knifepoint, the bromance is officially over and Uhtred heads North to reunite with his Viking family. But first, he's got to surv…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer_) return for season three of The Last Kingdom, ready for a more mature Uhtred. Of course, the world won’t let our favorite Danish Saxon live a life in peace for too long, and a new villain is here to bring hell to Wessex: Skade. She’s got various magic tricks…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer_) have survived the second season of The Last Kingdom, but some of our favorites have not. Erik and Aethelflaed’s plan to escape is a desperate one, and perhaps not even Uhtred can help them be together forever. Odda and Alfred are at odds over when and how t…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer_) fangirl their way through the penultimate episode of season two of The Last Kingdom. Aethelflaed gets taken by the Danes, and if you thought that was bad news, you would be incorrect. Our favorite lady of Mercia finds true love with the lover of shoulder pa…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer_) take on episode six of season two of The Last Kingdom, where we see the worst marriage since the Red Wedding. Aethelred is immediately the Worst Husband Ever while also working to further the divide between Alfred and Uhtred. Erik and Siegfried continue to …
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) break down episode five of season two of The Last Kingdom, picking up three years after the wild events of the last episode. Our man Uhtred has been enjoying relative peace, but alas, that was never going to last. Alfred asks for help, and does it in the bit…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) cheer on Uhtred in episode four of The Last Kingdom’s second season as he spends his time dealing out hella justice after being freed. After a season and a half of dealing with other things, Uhtred and Ragnar FINALLY unite to avenge their father and rescue T…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) are always Team Uhtred, but episode three of the second season is Peak “Give Uhtred A Hug” time. Everyone’s favorite alderman is lost at sea in nightmare conditions. Alfred’s indifference doesn’t seem so bad now that Uhtred has been sold into slavery by Guth…
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) tackle episode two of season two of The Last Kingdom, and while we may have been optimistic about Uhtred’s chances at happiness in the last episode, that fleeting bit of goodness was short lived. Sure, he’s found the love of his life, Gisela, but people are …
 
SYFY Wire Fangrrls writers Alyssa Fikse (@lyssiefikse) and Jessica Toomer (@jessica_toomer) are back with the premier of season two of The Last Kingdom and Uhtred still isn’t getting the respect he deserves! Sure, he basically carried Wessex on his back last season, but does that mean that Alfred gives a hoot? Of course not! We’re introduced to two…
 
When you think of I Know What You Did Last Summer, you probably think of the 1997 slasher. What you might not think of is Lois Duncan, who wrote the book that inspired the film, and hated every second of the movie that made her creation a bestseller two decades after its publication.But Duncan was far more than this one title. Her work was filled w…
 
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