Saturday, November 1, 2008

Stig Eldred & Cameron Rhodes on "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1998)

In honor of the finale of Power Rangers: Jungle Fury, today's blog update features the actors who have influenced the Rangers the most over the course of the season - the Jungle Fury Masters.

Like many New Zealand actors, Stig Eldred (Master Rilla, Jungle Fury) guest starred on "Xena: Warrior Princess." During season three's "King Con," Eldred appeared as Titus, a high roller who runs a casino town where Xena's friend Joxer wins big. But when he refuses an offer from Titus, the ruler has him attacked and beaten, drawing the fury of Xena, who decides to get back at Titus by beating him at his own game, gambling. She enlists the help of two con men who cheat Joxer out of his winnings early in the episode. PR voice actor Cameron Rhodes (voice of Carnisoar, Jungle Fury) plays one of the cons, Eldon, who appears to double cross Xena and his own partner by telling Titus about their plans to cheat. It's later revealed, however, that this was all a ruse to trick Titus before the game could even be played. In the end, Xena gets her victory and revenge for her friend.

Stig Eldred

Cameron Rhodes

Season 3 of "Xena: Warrior Princess" is available on DVD

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