Talk:Queen of Swords (TV series)

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Cancellation debate[edit]

"100% similar to Zorro"

Isn't that a little over the top? No reference is given for the legal action, or its result, so something less prejudicial would appear to be in order. Maybe ...

Zorro Productions, Inc. took legal action against Queen of Swords' producers; alleging copyright infringement in producing a show highly similar to Zorro - only with a woman in the lead role.

"It is widely speculated that this is the reason for the show's cancellation."

That may well be the case, but a reference would seem in order to support that statement. -—Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.29.255.88 (talkcontribs) 9 August 2008

There may be something to it. Tessie Santiago in a tv interview in 2000 admitted it was like Zorro but with its own defined characters. It is nearly impossible to buy an official dvd although a French set, with a completely different title to even the French TV translation, with the original English soundtrack was issued in 2006. Bootleg sets of the American version copied fron the vhs official set are being sold. It does seem Zorro and Sony seem to have some block on this series especially in America.REVUpminster (talk) 09:53, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Have removed the cancellation section due to inability to find any info other than poor ratings anywhere.REVUpminster (talk) 10:31, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Similarities include Tessa's (The Queen) Uncle, Alejandro Alvarado,is he half brother to Alejandro de la Vega, Zorro's father? Chico the Queens horse has a bridle and breastplate identical to Tornado in the 1990 TV series, and the Alain Delon Zorro of 1975. All shows were filmed in Spain. QoS is 1817, Zorro is 1820, both have a gypsy servant.REVUpminster (talk) 08:41, 1 April 2009 (UTC)


On the Zorro own official site [1] they now recognise Queen of Swords adapting the popular culture section of Zorro here on wikipediaREVUpminster (talk) 22:16, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

I have found the Sony court case and added it to article, but there is another involving a woman claiming to have created QoS in 1980 and she knew the executive producer David Abramovitch but I can't find the outcomeREVUpminster (talk) 09:35, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

The wonman won the case and was given credit for creation along with David Abramowitz in episodes subsequentto Death to the Queen. Taram (talk) 17:49, 28 November 2009 (UTC)Taram

      • This is the woman, Linda Lukens, and the court case but I have never seen her name on the credits of the American version we get in Britain nor on the French version. In fact there is no creator listed. I always thought Ira Bernstein was wrong and that it was David Abramowitz.

Judge sides with writer in 'Queen of Swords' duel LOS ANGELES — An aspiring screenwriter has won the first round of a legal duel over the new TV show "Queen of Swords," which she says was hijacked into syndication by Paramount Pictures two decades after she first sold the idea to ABC.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge Thursday ordered a halt to further broadcasts of the hourlong action drama, about a swashbuckling masked heroine, unless writer Linda Lukens receives a screen credit as the creator of the show....

The writer claims both she and the executive producer for the series [David Abramowitz] were represented by the same literary agency, the Broder/Kurland Agency, which also is named in the lawsuit....

Besides having the same title, both Lukens' work and the Paramount-syndicated TV show involve an avenging, masked aristocrat who, inspired by the unjust death of her father, fights evil with the help and guidance of a gypsy mystic, according to the lawsuit. Her work is set in colonial New France; the series in Spanish colonial California. REVUpminster (talk) 00:11, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

    • Can someone point me in the direction of an episode, I might have missed it, where Linda Lukens is credited. I got the series recorded off TV, I've seen all the youtube episodes and I have the official DVD and I have not seen her nameREVUpminster (talk) 19:44, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

The Queen portrayed by more than one actress[edit]

This part of the article is completely wrong. It implies Tessie Santiago did not appear in the first five episodes as The Queen and the part was played by Roberta Brown. She was only a stunt double in some of the sword scenes. She doubled Bo Derek fighting Tessie Santiago so she could not be fighting herself. No television star can do all their own stunts, but DeLongis trained Tessie Santiago and to ride a horse later assisted by Ricardo Cruz. She was never confident to ride side saddle as did Elsa Pataky in two episodes but she was proficient in handling a carriage but not in any of the dangerous scenes. She was also doubled by a man during the most dangerous stunt in westerns involving wagon and horses because a woman would not have been strong enough.REVUpminster (talk) 19:36, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Tags and article issues[edit]

This article has multiple issues, which I've tagged keyed to each section. Overall, it is written like a fan site, and seems to be primarily the work of a single editor, necessarily reflecting one person's POV. It would be helpful for the article to have other editors contribute, particularly when so many items need improvement. I've made a start, primarily by removing a blatant WP:COPYVIO section. --Tenebrae (talk) 19:15, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

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Category:Queen of Swords (TV series)[edit]

I have started a discussion on Category talk:Queen of Swords (TV series) that is relevant to this article. Dunarc (talk) 20:00, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

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