Editor's Note: Michael Levine is the director of 5 episodes from the first two seasons of XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS [CRADLE OF HOPE (#04), WARRIOR...PRINCESS (#15), ALTARED STATES (#19), THE QUEST (#37), and ULYSSES (#43)]. On June 6, 1997, WHOOSH's intrepid correspondent-at-large, Bret Ryan Rudnick, spent the afternoon pumping Mr. Levine with food and drink in order to loosen the accomplished director's lips.
Special thanks goes to Chris , Tom Simpson's assistant at Tom's Xena Page . She went above and beyond the call of duty in locating the special picture of Jason Levine. -- KMT
LEADING UP TO XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS (03-17)
Directing (03-07)A VIEW FROM THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR (18-65)
Forever Knight (08-17)
How An Episode Is Shot (18-55)EPISODE REVIEW: SEASON ONE (76-103)
Approach To Material (56-65)
The Internet (66-75)
Cradle of Hope (#04) (76-85)EPISODE REVIEW: SEASON TWO (104-146)
Warrior...Princess (#15) (86-98)
Altared States (#19) (99-103)
The Quest (#37) (104-136)RACE, THE FUTURE, AND THE PAST (147-173)
Ulysses (#43) (137-146)
Race Issues (147-154)
Third Season (155-162)
Forever Knight Revisited (163-173)
 After a period of unseasonably cool weather in New England, it was refreshing to step off the plane in Los Angeles to a warm, beautiful late spring day. With less than expected headwinds, the flight was earlier than anticipated, so I leisurely obtained my rental car and drove to the production office to meet Michael Levine, director extraordinaire and significant contributor to XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS.
 I only waited a short time before he returned from scouting locations on his latest project, PACIFIC BLUE (Nardino/North Hall, 1995- ), a modern action/adventure show about cops on the beach beat. We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch, during which Mr. Levine was gracious enough to spend some time talking about his career, his work, and many things XENA-related.
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