|Creator:||R.J. Stewart and Robert G. Tapert|
|Date(s):||January 17, 2000 – March 5, 2001|
|Medium:||live-action TV series|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||Wikipedia, IMDB|
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Cleopatra 2525 is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons starring Gina Torres as Hel, Victoria Pratt as Sarge, and Jennifer Sky as Cleo/Cleopatra. The series ran alongside of Jack of All Trades.
- When complications arise during her breast augmentation surgery, 20th-century exotic dancer Cleo is put into suspended animation. Waking 525 years in the future, Cleo joins two women in their fight against the Baileys, armed flying machines who now control Earth's surface. Her team leader, Hel, is commanded by a mysterious female entity called "Voice", who relays orders via a communications implant under Hel's right ear. Voice controls many other teams and gives them their orders in a similar fashion, in effect forming a resistance to the Baileys, with their ultimate goal to retake the Earth's surface. Their final team member is Sarge, whose sister belongs to a cult that regards the Baileys with reverence and willingly sacrifices themselves to them.
- Humanity has moved underground and built a complex of elaborate shafts and tunnels created by the "shaft builders" to survive the Bailey menace.
Cleopatra 2525 is considered a microfandom.
Connections with Other Fandoms
Gina Tores (Hel) would go on to portray Zoe Alleyne Washburne in Firefly. Victoria Pratt (Sarge) would go on to portray Shalimar Fox in Mutant X. Jennifer Sky (Cleo) would go on to appear in various guest roles in CSI: Maimi, Dragnet, and Charmed. Each main woman had roles on Xena: Warrior Princess and/or Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Tores portrayed Nebula on Hercules and Cleopatra on Xena, Pratt as Cyane, Skye portrayed Amarice on Xena.
Archives & Fannish Links
- Cleopatra 2525 wiki at Headhunter's Holosuite Wiki.