History Trivia / SpartacusBloodAndSand

18th May '16 3:10:16 PM nombretomado
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* TheOtherDarrin: As of the second season, Liam [=McIntyre=] will be replacing Creator/AndyWhitfield as Spartacus, while Cynthia Addai-Robinson will be replacing Lesley-Ann Brandt as Naevia due to Brandt's preoccupation with [[CSINewYork CSI:NY.]]

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* TheOtherDarrin: As of the second season, Liam [=McIntyre=] will be replacing Creator/AndyWhitfield as Spartacus, while Cynthia Addai-Robinson will be replacing Lesley-Ann Brandt as Naevia due to Brandt's preoccupation with [[CSINewYork CSI:NY.]]''Series/{{CSINY}}''.
16th Apr '16 1:16:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Lovable coward [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Jonathan]] and Series/{{Xena|WarriorPrincess}} are married!
** This show shares [[http://itsmorganabitch.livejournal.com/7155.html practically half of its cast]] with ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker.''
** Oenomaus is the Persian messenger from ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]''. Although [[CastingGag this time]] ''he'' gets to kick the ''protagonist'' down a well.
*** Not to mention that he, once again, declares something to be madness.
** Jaime Murray, from ''Series/{{Hustle}}'', ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' and ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}''.
** No wonder Oenomaus feels like he's got big shoes to fill: he's taking over as Doctore from [[AttackOfTheClones Jango Fett]].
** Creator/ManuBennett (Crixus) was Marc Antony in an episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''. Sure enough, he and Xena have an affair.
** Viva Bianca (Ilithyia) and Hanna Mangan Lawrence (Seppia) costarred in the 2011 movie ''X''.
** [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Eka Darville]] (Pietros) and [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Anna Hutchison]] (Laeta) are both Franchise/PowerRangers alumnae.
** Glaber is [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Haldir of Lothlórien]]!
** Laeta [[spoiler: didn't survive]] a trip to a [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods cabin in the woods]]!
** Lucretia was/will be a [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Cylon]]!
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese dub:
** [[Creator/RikiyaKoyama Spartacus is]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Yamato]], [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer in Japanese]] and [[VideoGame/MetroidOtherM Adam Malkovich]]
** [[Creator/AtsukoTanaka Lucretia is]] [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Motoko Kusanagi]], [[Anime/QueensBlade Claudette]] and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Konan]].
** [[Creator/ReiIgarashi Sura is]] [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Precia Testarossa]].
** [[Creator/KenjiNomura Doctore Oenomaus is]] [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Iron Tager]] and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Yammy]]. And just like his original actor, he also voiced [[Film/ThreeHundred The Persian Messenger too in Japanese]].
6th Feb '16 8:54:09 PM makarovak47
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** Stephen Amell was one of those considered to replace Andy Whitfield as Spartacus. A lot of the cast of this would later appear on Amell's own ''{{Series/Arrow}}''. Wentworth Miller was also considered.

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** Stephen Amell was one of those considered to replace Andy Whitfield as Spartacus. A lot of the cast of this would later appear on Amell's own ''{{Series/Arrow}}''. Wentworth Miller was ''Series/PrisonBreak'' alumns Creator/WentworthMiller and Creator/DominicPurcell were also considered.
16th Jan '16 5:17:08 AM fearlessnikki
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* CastTheExpert: For the orgy scenes, a professional New Zealand company that specialises in sexual gatherings was hired. They were told to do whatever they wanted on camera, and anything that was too much for the network would be edited.
* {{Corpsing}}: The infamous BedTrick scene in the episode "Whore" took twelve hours to film, not helped by the fact that Andy Whitfield and [[spoiler: Viva Bianca]] kept bursting into hysterical laughter while their characters were having sex.
* DyeingForYourArt: The actors playing the gladiators had a strict boot camp and diet to ensure their physiques. The women had a strict diet and workout too, but obviously not the extent of the gladiator one. Liam [=McIntyre=] came onto the series severely underweight from another role, and had to bulk up.


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* PromotedFanboy: Liam [=McIntyre=] had been a huge fan of the show.


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* ThoseTwoActors:
** Craig Parker (Glaber) and Lesley Ann Brandt (the first Naevia) previously starred together in the New Zealand sitcom ''Series/DiplomaticImmunity''.
** Viva Bianca (Illythia) and Hanna Mangan Lawrence (Seppia) both starred in the movie ''X: Night of Vengeance''.
** Cynthia Addai Robinson (the second Naevia) and Nick Taraby (Ashur) were both in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''.


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** Agron was planned to die in the ludus massacre instead of [[spoiler: Duro]], but producers realised it would have more emotional impact if it was the latter. This is hilarious considering [[spoiler: Agron is one of the few characters to survive the series]].
** A movie was planned, taking place between ''Vengeance'' and ''War of the Damned'', but producers realised too much would have to be censored to get an NC-17 rating in the US.
** Stephen Amell was one of those considered to replace Andy Whitfield as Spartacus. A lot of the cast of this would later appear on Amell's own ''{{Series/Arrow}}''. Wentworth Miller was also considered.
** Lucretia was supposed to have died in the Season 1 finale along with everyone else. However Lucy Lawless proved popular on set and producers loved her performance so much, she was brought back for Season 2. According to Viva Bianca, Illythia was meant to die in the ludus massacre too - but when Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with cancer and Lesley Ann Brandt chose not to renew her contract, Steven S [=DeKnight=] wanted to keep as many familiar faces around to help viewers with the transition.
** Barca was written to be Oenomaeus originally and the brotherly bond with Crixus was intended for him. However Antonio Te Maoiha was only available for six episodes. So they rewrote the character to be Barca, and then had Doctore revealed to be Oenomaeus.
** Steven S [=DeKnight=] had stories planned to go a few more years, but the network decided to end after Season 3. They told him in advance, so he could wrap up the story.
21st Dec '15 2:22:04 AM Adept
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** Lovable coward [[TheMummyTrilogy Jonathan]] and {{Xena|WarriorPrincess}} are married!

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** Lovable coward [[TheMummyTrilogy [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Jonathan]] and {{Xena|WarriorPrincess}} Series/{{Xena|WarriorPrincess}} are married!
16th Sep '15 7:31:53 AM LadyofGreenwood
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** Maori Pana Hema-Taylor plays a Syrian.
26th Aug '15 9:08:10 AM Willbyr
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** Glaber is [[Film.TheLordOfTheRings Haldir of Lothlórien]]!

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** Glaber is [[Film.TheLordOfTheRings [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Haldir of Lothlórien]]!



** [[Creator/AtsukoTanaka Lucretia is]] [[GhostInTheShell Motoko Kusanagi]], [[QueensBlade Claudette]] and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Konan]].
** [[Creator/ReiIgarashi Sura is]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Precia Testarossa]].

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** [[Creator/AtsukoTanaka Lucretia is]] [[GhostInTheShell [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Motoko Kusanagi]], [[QueensBlade [[Anime/QueensBlade Claudette]] and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Konan]].
** [[Creator/ReiIgarashi Sura is]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Precia Testarossa]].



* PlayingAgainstType: To most American tropers, John Hannah. Widely known as bumbling brother Jonathan in the ''[[TheMummyTrilogy Mummy]]'' movies, he shows a very dark side in the fifth episode. To a lesser extent, Creator/LucyLawless as his conniving wife. The two actors enjoyed playing against type so much that they both came back to reprise their characters for the upcoming prequel mini-series.

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* PlayingAgainstType: To most American tropers, John Hannah. Widely known as bumbling brother Jonathan in the ''[[TheMummyTrilogy ''[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Mummy]]'' movies, he shows a very dark side in the fifth episode. To a lesser extent, Creator/LucyLawless as his conniving wife. The two actors enjoyed playing against type so much that they both came back to reprise their characters for the upcoming prequel mini-series.
2nd Jul '15 8:49:48 PM nombretomado
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** Lucretia was/will be a [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Cylon]]!

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** Lucretia was/will be a [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Cylon]]!
11th May '15 8:25:32 AM unclejack
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** Scottish John Hannah plays an Italian.
** Kiwis Creator/LucyLawless, Craig Parker, Viva Bianca and Anna Hutchison all play Italians.

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** Scottish John Hannah Creator/JohnHannah plays an Italian.
** Kiwis Creator/LucyLawless, Craig Parker, Viva Bianca Creator/VivaBianca and Anna Hutchison all play Italians.
9th Mar '15 4:28:05 PM QuanticCandy
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** American Katrina Law plays a Hispanic.

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** American (of german-asian descent) Katrina Law plays a Hispanic.
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