Despite being old enough to own my own house, I still have a ton of junk in my parents’ attic. I’m slowly moving all of that stuff to my home. Occasionally I come across something fun, weird or amusing from my past. It Came From the Attic is a series of posts about these odds and ends.
I never really watched Xena: Warrior Princess. Despite being borderline obsessed with the fantasy genre during the late 1990s, somehow I just never got into Hercules: The Legendary Journeys or Xena. (My 1990s show was The X-Files.) My dad was a big Xena fan (for the show’s thrilling action and subversive LGBT subtext, I’m sure – not the leather-encased boobs) and so I caught episodes here and there. But more importantly, I made sure to catch any episode featuring Autolycus, the King of Thieves (take that, Robin of Locksley!). Why? For the simple reason that Autolycus was played by Bruce Campbell, already one of my greatest idols since I’d became a huge Evil Dead fan in the mid-’90s.