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Anyone watching this show?

 

This is new on Starz and has Lucy Lawless(Xena) who has already been topless(!!!) and also features John Hannah(the brother in the Mummy movies).

 

This is has some killer fighting scenes and is way over the top with sex and nudity to the point where I'm shocked at more than a few scenes for being on Starz.

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Anyone watching this show?

 

This is new on Starz and has Lucy Lawless(Xena) who has already been topless(!!!) and also features John Hannah(the brother in the Mummy movies).

 

This is has some killer fighting scenes and is way over the top with sex and nudity to the point where I'm shocked at more than a few scenes for being on Starz.

I wanted to see it but Starz doesn't come with my cable package. And I didn't feel like paying extra to get just one channel. I gues I'll have to wait til it hits dvd. Glad to hear its good though.

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Anyone watching this show?

 

This is new on Starz and has Lucy Lawless(Xena) who has already been topless(!!!) and also features John Hannah(the brother in the Mummy movies).

 

This is has some killer fighting scenes and is way over the top with sex and nudity to the point where I'm shocked at more than a few scenes for being on Starz.

I wanted to see it but Starz doesn't come with my cable package. And I didn't feel like paying extra to get just one channel. I gues I'll have to wait til it hits dvd. Glad to hear its good though.

 

It's good but is almost softcore Porn at times, not that I'm complaining. :lol:

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Anyone watching this show?

 

This is new on Starz and has Lucy Lawless(Xena) who has already been topless(!!!) and also features John Hannah(the brother in the Mummy movies).

 

This is has some killer fighting scenes and is way over the top with sex and nudity to the point where I'm shocked at more than a few scenes for being on Starz.

I wanted to see it but Starz doesn't come with my cable package. And I didn't feel like paying extra to get just one channel. I gues I'll have to wait til it hits dvd. Glad to hear its good though.

 

It's good but is almost softcore Porn at times, not that I'm complaining. :lol:

 

 

I was thinking the same. I'll keep watching! ;)

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I was thinking the same. I'll keep watching! ;)

 

Not seen it, but sounding good so far. If only it had Xena's old buddy, Gabrielle, running around in the buff too.

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This is from the AP:

"NEW YORK – Andy Whitfield, who plays the title role in the Starz Original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The British-born actor will begin treatment immediately.

 

The network says the cancer was discovered during a routine checkup as the 38-year-old Whitfield prepared to begin shooting the second season of the action-adventure series, which is filmed in New Zealand.

 

Starz said Tuesday that production has been postponed while Whitfield undergoes treatment.

 

According to the network, doctors say the cancer was detected in its early stages and is "very treatable."

 

"Spartacus" is based on the slave and folk hero from the 1st century B.C. The show has been a breakout success for Starz since it premiered in January. The first season concludes next month."

 

I know they say early stages. But you never know with Cancer. Hopefully he will be alright. Im loving Spartacus and hope that it continues.

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This is from the AP:

"NEW YORK – Andy Whitfield, who plays the title role in the Starz Original series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The British-born actor will begin treatment immediately.

 

The network says the cancer was discovered during a routine checkup as the 38-year-old Whitfield prepared to begin shooting the second season of the action-adventure series, which is filmed in New Zealand.

 

Starz said Tuesday that production has been postponed while Whitfield undergoes treatment.

 

According to the network, doctors say the cancer was detected in its early stages and is "very treatable."

 

"Spartacus" is based on the slave and folk hero from the 1st century B.C. The show has been a breakout success for Starz since it premiered in January. The first season concludes next month."

 

I know they say early stages. But you never know with Cancer. Hopefully he will be alright. Im loving Spartacus and hope that it continues.

 

I sure hope he has a speedy recovery and gets well soon.

 

I still dig the show, especially the fighting scenes.

I am glad they got rid of the man-love angle with the little boy.

That was making me a little sick. :puke:

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Holy shit what an awesome season finale.

Maybe the best finale of any show I've ever seen or at least close.

I had no idea that they kill that many major characters off and what a bloodbath!!!

Crixus and Spartacus together. Who saw that coming? Not me.

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I wondered if it might happen. There was conflict between the two champions. And it needed to be solved. Fortunately it happened in a cool way. Lots of blood & guts! :headbanger:

 

I was wondering when they would move on though. I mean Spartacus was much more than just a gladiator. There is still quite a bit of his life story to tell. ;)

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I wondered if it might happen. There was conflict between the two champions. And it needed to be solved. Fortunately it happened in a cool way. Lots of blood & guts! :headbanger:

 

I was wondering when they would move on though. I mean Spartacus was much more than just a gladiator. There is still quite a bit of his life story to tell. ;)

 

I kind of figured there was more to his story but I've never looked into it and wondered how long he could be a Gladiator but I was just shocked to see big names like John Hannah and Lucy Lawless die. I was awesome though the way it happened but now begs the question where will they go from here? It kind of reminds me of the show Prison Break where they finally got out of Prison at the end of season 1 then had to figure out what to do next. Of course Glaber and his wife and the pain in the ass that is Asher are all still alive.

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OH yea one HELL of a Season finale indeed!!! Such a bloodbath.. And yes Spartacus and Crixus DID work together.. But how long will that last??? There's still some unfinished business between those two....

 

And wow, what about that Gladiator's wife, who Spartacus killed her Husband, just stabbing the HELL Outta that kid that decided her husband would die?? DAMN.....

 

I can't WAIT for Season 2!!!!! :bananamac:

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Horrible news. I sure hope he beats this.

 

 

Andy Whitfield has dropped out of Spartacus: Blood and Sand's second season to continue cancer treatment, Starz announced late Friday.

 

 

Whitfield, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in March, had been in remission until doctors recently advised him to resume aggressive treatment. Whitfield said at Comic-Con in July that he felt "better than ever" and was training hard to resume work on Season 2.

 

Spartacus star diagnosed with cancer; production halted

 

"It's with a deep sense of disappointment that I must step aside from such an exceptional project as Spartacus and all the wonderful people involved," Whitfield said in a statement. "It seems that it is time for myself and my family to embark on another extraordinary journey. Thank you sincerely for the support so far."

 

The epic drama halted production in March after Whitfield was initially diagnosed. The network then produced a six-part prequel to give Whitfield time to recover before starting work on Season 2. No immediate decisions have been made about the future of the series, but the prequel will still air in January 2011.

 

Spartacus six-part prequel to air on Starz in January

 

"Our hearts and prayers are with Andy and his family during this difficult time," Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement. "Andy is not only an incredible actor whose portrayal of Spartacus made an indelible impression on Starz audiences, he is also an amazing human being whose courage, strength, and grace in the face of adversity have inspired all of us."

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Horrible news. I sure hope he beats this.

 

 

Andy Whitfield has dropped out of Spartacus: Blood and Sand's second season to continue cancer treatment, Starz announced late Friday.

 

 

Whitfield, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in March, had been in remission until doctors recently advised him to resume aggressive treatment. Whitfield said at Comic-Con in July that he felt "better than ever" and was training hard to resume work on Season 2.

 

Spartacus star diagnosed with cancer; production halted

 

"It's with a deep sense of disappointment that I must step aside from such an exceptional project as Spartacus and all the wonderful people involved," Whitfield said in a statement. "It seems that it is time for myself and my family to embark on another extraordinary journey. Thank you sincerely for the support so far."

 

The epic drama halted production in March after Whitfield was initially diagnosed. The network then produced a six-part prequel to give Whitfield time to recover before starting work on Season 2. No immediate decisions have been made about the future of the series, but the prequel will still air in January 2011.

 

Spartacus six-part prequel to air on Starz in January

 

"Our hearts and prayers are with Andy and his family during this difficult time," Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement. "Andy is not only an incredible actor whose portrayal of Spartacus made an indelible impression on Starz audiences, he is also an amazing human being whose courage, strength, and grace in the face of adversity have inspired all of us."

 

 

Man that is the shittiest news ive read for a looooong time.

 

The first season was awesome to the point I reckon it ranks as my fav show after the amazing Lost.

 

He in particular was excellent throughout!

 

I was stoked to hear his cancer was in remission and that they had begun work on season 2. Lets just hope and pray that he pulls through.

 

Such a shame that someone so talented has to endure this evil illness, at such an early age

 

:-((

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I'm sure some have noticed the the prequel show "Gods of the Arena" that's set five years earlier to Spartacus starts next Friday but now this is new news:

 

 

Starz Moving Forward with Second Season of Spartacus, "Very Confident" in Recasting

By Natalie Abrams Fri Jan 7, 4:20 PM PST

 

 

Spartacus: Blood and Sand will return.

 

"We are officially going ahead with the long-planned, but unfortunately delayed second season of Spartacus," Starz President Chris Albrecht announced at Friday's Television Critics Association's winter preview sessions.

 

Spartacus star Andy Whitfield leaves show after cancer recurrence

 

Production on the series was halted in March after series star Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. After his cancer resurfaced, Whitfield was forced to drop out to resume aggressive treatment.

 

Albrecht says the network is "very confident" that its near the end of its search for someone to fill his role as Spartacus, the legendary gladiator who leads a revolt against Rome. "We will never be able to truly replace Andy Whitfield... He is very supportive of the efforts to recast this role."

 

Despite the initial uncertainty over whether Whitfield would return or not, series producers say the Season 2 storyline they had planned will not change.

 

"Nothing good came from losing Andy," executive producer Rob Tapert says. "If there's any upside to Andy's illness it's that we're better prepared to support the new Spartacus when he comes into the role in what will be a very epic Season 2. [it's] a story that takes place no longer in the ludus, and is really the story that you normally associate with Spartacus. It's a different world and a different set of shoes to fill."

 

Before the series returns, Starz will premiere the prequel, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, which takes place five years prior to the events in the original series. "It's a rare pleasure that never happens, when you get to go back and fill in the blanks and actually find out more about your own character," Lucy Lawless says.

 

Lawless, who plays Lucretia, wife to Batiatus (John Hannah), says we'll actually see her character as a devoted wife. "You get to see our characters when they're in the honeymoon phase of their lives," she says of the couple, whose fates were left uncertain at the end of Season 1. Producers did note that despite a dagger in the belly, Lawless' character will be back in Season 2, but don't expect the same for Hannah unless Batiatus has a twin.

 

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena will premiere Friday, Jan. 21 on Starz.

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