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  • #40760

    grimm
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    Back around 2000 / 2001 the Sci-Fi Channel used to run a Lexx promo that I really liked. It had steady drum/bass beat and a little rap that went with it that was spoken in deadpan mono-tone voice. I used to have it on one of my tapes but I loaned it out to a co-worker and long story short I’m never getting that tape back. I have since purchased the DVD’s to replace the shows but I really would like to see that promo again. I’ve searched all over for it and just can’t seem to find it. I know with all the people that were taping the show back in those days that someone has to have it. If anyone can help me get my hands on the video…or at least the audio I would really appreciate it.

    The words to the promo went something like this…

    Comedy, Tragedy, Technology, Sex,
    Infinity, Insanity, Intensity, Sex,
    Beauty, Savagery, Absurdity, Sex,
    Assassin, Love Slave, Idiot, Lexx

    #77347

    grimm
    Member

    Still searching….

    #77348

    theFrey
    Moderator

    Dedicated. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I have not seen that promo. I wonder if it was just a little nothing that the station came up with that never made it back to Salter Street.

    #77349

    grimm
    Member

    Yeah…it still pops into my head every once and awhile and so I’ll do some more searching. So far I’ve only run across one other person that knew what I was talking about though I seem to remember the Sci-Fi channel playing it often during one of the seasons (3 or 4). I would think more people would be familiar with it and know what I was talking about. It was one of the best promos they had for Lexx in my opinion.

    #77351

    Flamegrape
    Member

    Somewhere in an old box of tapes, I think I have a copy of that advert. I have no idea how long it would take to find it again. But it would be worthy of YouTube. That was my favorite ad for the show.

    Someday I’ll find it and put it up on YouTube. How soon that will be, I don’t know.

    #77352

    bonnee
    Participant

    Nice to see that you can (illegally) watch entire episodes of Lexx online at Youtube. It provides an instant reminder of the show in all of its former glory.

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lexx&search=Search

    #77353

    Flamegrape
    Member

    [quote=”bonnee”]Nice to see that you can (illegally) watch entire episodes of Lexx online at Youtube. It provides an instant reminder of the show in all of its former glory.

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lexx&search=Search%5B/quote%5D
    I wonder if CanWest will actually do anything about it?

    #77354

    bonnee
    Participant

    I hope not – I recently watched Mantrid and Norb, and hope to watch other favorites soon (like lafftrak and 791).

    I can only assume that the copyright holders don’t know or haven’t complained. All it takes is one party popper of course. Hopefully the illicit postings will attract new fans before someone does a lexx on them. It would be shame to see the show fade into memory.

    #77355

    Flamegrape
    Member

    [quote=”bonnee”]Hopefully the illicit postings will attract new fans before someone does a lexx on them. It would be shame to see the show fade into memory.[/quote]
    I want to thank you for bringing them to my attention. I posted links to them at another forum that I frequent.

    The big problem for people in America is the lack of “first season” DVDs. You can buy them from Canada but you can’t buy or rent them in the United States. Netflix, an extremely popular mail-order rental service, has all of the other seasons available for rental. But not the first season.

    #77356

    grimm
    Member

    [quote=”Flamegrape”]Somewhere in an old box of tapes, I think I have a copy of that advert. I have no idea how long it would take to find it again. But it would be worthy of YouTube. That was my favorite ad for the show.

    Someday I’ll find it and put it up on YouTube. How soon that will be, I don’t know.[/quote]That’s exactly the way I feel (worthy for YouTube)…I’ve searched YouTube in hopes that someone has done it but not that I can see.

    I also had the advert on a tape that I had a copy of all the movies from when they were shown on Showtime. I copied the promo all by itself from my TiVo to the end of that tape so that I would always have a copy. Well I lent that tape to a co-worker and never saw it again. If I still had it putting it on YouTube is exactly what I would do.

    I’ve got the movies/first season on DVD now but still got an itch for that promo.

    #77359

    bonnee
    Participant

    [quote=”Flamegrape”]

    The big problem for people in America is the lack of “first season” DVDs. You can buy them from Canada but you can’t buy or rent them in the United States. Netflix, an extremely popular mail-order rental service, has all of the other seasons available for rental. But not the first season.[/quote]

    It’s also nice to see that some people are ‘archiving’ the entire series online in the form of torrents

    http://www.torrentman.com/download.php?id=397203

    I remember a time when I had to track down the show via mail orders.

    #77360

    mmlover
    Member

    [quote=”grimm”]Back around 2000 / 2001 the Sci-Fi Channel used to run a Lexx promo that I really liked. It had steady drum/bass beat and a little rap that went with it that was spoken in deadpan mono-tone voice. The words to the promo went something like this…

    Comedy, Tragedy, Technology, Sex,
    Infinity, Insanity, Intensity, Sex,
    Beauty, Savagery, Absurdity, Sex,
    Assassin, Love Slave, Idiot, Lexx[/quote]

    You could try the MM site, there are quite a few downloads there and I know some sci fi promo videos from back when the show used to air, not sure if that one in particular is there or not.

    http://www.michael-mcmanus.com

    #77361

    grimm
    Member

    [quote=”mmlover”]You could try the MM site, there are quite a few downloads there and I know some sci fi promo videos from back when the show used to air, not sure if that one in particular is there or not.

    http://www.michael-mcmanus.com[/quote%5DThanks…just took a look and didn’t see it. It’s funny of all the fan sites I have searched over the years looking for this I seem to have found everything EXCEPT this one promo. I’ve found all the “This is Sc-Fi” promos that the Lexx cast has done and the “Lexx Continues” promos as well as some others. I sometimes wonder if the one I am looking for is only a figment of my imagination. ๐Ÿ˜€

    #77377

    bonnee
    Participant

    Just listened to this great MM interview
    http://scifitalk.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=50487&comments=on

    where he talks about having to download the show via p2p in order to watch a decent copy. It’s a great interview – he comes across as remarkably personable, despite complaining about the ‘total disaster’ of his post Lexx career. It also makes an interesting companion piece to the more recent video interview posted on the MM site – he seems demoralised (to me) by this stage.

    #77380

    hishadow
    Participant

    [quote=”bonnee”]Just listened to this great MM interview
    http://scifitalk.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=50487&comments=on

    where he talks about having to download the show via p2p in order to watch a decent copy. It’s a great interview – he comes across as remarkably personable, despite complaining about the ‘total disaster’ of his post Lexx career. It also makes an interesting companion piece to the more recent video interview posted on the MM site – he seems demoralised (to me) by this stage.[/quote]
    Seems like a couple of other folks involved with Lexx is also struggling with finding employment in the film industry.

    As for not being able to work with that you’re trained for .. THAT I can relate to. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully he’ll be offered some parts soon. I found his performance in Lexx pretty solid. Also, he’s like MADE for BBC stuff, hehe.

    If someone would be willing to revive the Lexx universe through a mini-series or something similar, I’m sure hordes of fans would be returning to watch. Lexx is still my all-time favourite.

    #77383

    bonnee
    Participant

    MM talks about the stigma of working in sci fi, comparing it to working in porn – nice work if you can get it, but potential employers are worried about the association.

    He also talks about BD being another ”excellent actor” chronically ”unemployed or underemployed”.

    I just wonder how they manage to make ends meet or get through the day without wanting to jumping off a cliff. In the video interview, he talks about acting on stage…to completely empty theatres and/or few performances. The theatre might be where his heart lies, but audiences seem completely disinterested.

    No wonder his hair has gone grey.

    #77384

    hishadow
    Participant

    [quote=”bonnee”]MM talks about the stigma of working in sci fi, comparing it to working in porn – nice work if you can get it, but potential employers are worried about the association.[/quote]
    They did mention the problem of sci-fi actors getting typecasted, referring to Star Trek in particular. But then again, Lexx is not even comparable to Star Trek in term of popularity and mainstream recognition. I think the problem is more related to how well you’re connected in the industry. The same goes for any kind of job, except as an actor you’re always on the lookout for new jobs because of the short timespan of their contracts.

    [quote=”bonnee”]I just wonder how they manage to make ends meet or get through the day without wanting to jumping off a cliff. In the video interview, he talks about acting on stage…to completely empty theatres and/or few performances. The theatre might be where his heart lies, but audiences seem completely disinterested.[/quote]
    Come on! He didn’t sound that depressed in the interview. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #77385

    bonnee
    Participant

    Still, it must be hard to be literally trading on past glories.

    and you have to admit that’s it odd (sad?) that even MM has to download episodes of Lexx to watch the show.

    I dunno – maybe its time for a reunion. It would seem that most of the Lexx cast and crew have fallen silent or out of the public eye.

    Even this site seems to have suffered a post Lexx fall out – I remember a time when (other) people would actually post here.

    #77386

    hishadow
    Participant

    [quote=”bonnee”]Even this site seems to have suffered a post Lexx fall out – I remember a time when (other) people would actually post here.[/quote]
    I blame World of Warcraft. ๐Ÿ˜€

    #77388

    theFrey
    Moderator

    [quote=”hishadow”]I blame World of Warcraft. :D[/quote]

    I blame Canada.

    Oh wait. That’s a song title.

    One of the main things that an actor has to be able to do is network like a bad dog. Your best networkers are not moody or withdrawn, tendencies which MMM TWACK admits to in previous interviews.

    Also, Mr. Donovan said that as a general rule directors/producers like to work with people they already know. Mainly, because it is easier for them. I imagine as an actor, this could be a problem if your main directors slow down, or move in a direction that doesn’t call for much talent usage.

    Seriously, a lot of people shy away from commenting about anything concerning MMM Twack. Heck, just discussing his height opened posters up to Trolls and Flaming. God forbid you should discuss anything of substance. The world as we know it may come to an end. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #77389

    bonnee
    Participant

    MMM Twack.

    Um, what does that mean please?

    speaking of trolling – I blame season 4. ๐Ÿ˜›

    #77390

    theFrey
    Moderator

    [quote=”bonnee”]MMM Twack. Um, what does that mean please?[/quote]

    Mister Michael McManus The wonderful actor characterizing Kai.

    Funny you should ask, MMM Twack is my response to a vicious troll attack against another poster who had the nerve to use his last name with out an honorific. What were they thinking? It was pretty sad really. Calling him Michael would get you jumped (depending on who YOU were) for being too familiar, calling him McManus was declared to be addressing him like a servant or minion. On certain boards and with certain people you really could not win, no matter how you referred to him. So I decided to cover ALL the bases; formal, respectful, descriptive. No problem right?

    Ummm, no. I ended up getting jumped on for satirizing the jumpees by being overly cautious. Some days ya just can’t win. ๐Ÿ˜€ Ah well.

    [quote=”bonnee”]speaking of trolling – I blame season 4. :P[/quote]

    Well perhaps, but I found that tag team trolling was well established when I first joined the boards prior to season 4. Like I said just blame Canada. Oh! Or better, let’s blame Bush!

    #77392

    LadyJade69
    Member

    [quote=”bonnee”]MM talks about the stigma of working in sci fi, comparing it to working in porn – nice work if you can get it, but potential employers are worried about the association.

    He also talks about BD being another ”excellent actor” chronically ”unemployed or underemployed”.

    I just wonder how they manage to make ends meet or get through the day without wanting to jumping off a cliff. In the video interview, he talks about acting on stage…to completely empty theatres and/or few performances. The theatre might be where his heart lies, but audiences seem completely disinterested.

    No wonder his hair has gone grey.[/quote]

    What interview were you watching? It just couldn’t have been the latest one done in Orlando..BD is one hard working actor and has done countless movies. Mr. McManus was in a play in Canada for the Caravan Theatre and was quite the hit! Ellen is one very hard working woman as is Mrs. Zentilli! So your talking about how they make ends meet doesn’t make sense..there was a reunion in Orlando and fans were quite estatic to see them again.
    As for Mr. McManus doing plays in empty theatres that wasn’t true, what is true is the theatre wasn’t packed to overflowing and he and his troupe did do the entire run only they chose not to do the extension on the plays! As for his hair going gray, well when you start aging you honestly don’t expect it to stay dark forever do you? If you do then you’ve found the secret to long life!
    Stay Lexxy!

    #77393

    theFrey
    Moderator

    [quote=”bonnee”] No wonder his hair has gone grey.[/quote]

    He most likely is just someone who started to go grey early. I know he was getting his roots touched up towards the end of season 4. So he had at least started then.

    #77394

    LadyJade69
    Member

    [quote=”thefrey”][quote=”bonnee”] No wonder his hair has gone grey.[/quote]

    He most likely is just someone who started to go grey early. I know he was getting his roots touched up towards the end of season 4. So he had at least started then.[/quote]

    According to sources at the MichaelMcManus.com site Michael went gray very early in this 30’s. If you go back and look at some of his early tv shows and films you will see he has gray hair even in some of those earlier works of his. For example in Hard to Forget, King Lear, Secret Adventures of Jules Verne and even a couple of candid shows in between seasons 2 and seasons 3 of Lexx he was gray haired, he had to keep his hair dyed during the filming of Lexx because his own hair was being woven into the wig *weasel* so the state of his career has nothing to do with his hair. I personally think he looks fabulous in gray hair..Michael can work if he chooses and right now he chooses to look for roles he really prefers.

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