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This site has attracted a very fine group of Lexxian posters. I hope that yours does the same.
That’s great news. Three cheers for Valdron! And, of course, thanks to theFrey for all of her efforts.
Very nice jodi. Always great to see your art, and ED is always good with the fans.
Anyone seen her in ‘The Collector’?
I don’t think Alliance owns season 1 since it was a Showtime Production so maybe there could be a Lexx continuation as “Tales from a Parallel Universe” or “Tales from the Dark Zone”.
AAC bought the works, Renee.S. TFAPU was put out under the ‘Showtime’ banner, which was a collaberation between CITY-TV, Salter Street, and TIME gmbh. The copyright for TFAPU was held by DZ Productions. All of which boils down to a German-Canadian co-production with Mr Donovan holding all the chips, and said chips got sold off to AAC, which has no interest in production any more and less than no interest in Lexx. Paul Donovan has no interest in Lexx these days as well, but that’s a side issue since AAC owns the whole ball of wax, as it were. Sad, but true.
I’m game, as well, Raven495, and have experience in getting tax exemptions and even funding for the acquisition and preservation of historical bits and pieces. Certainly, trying to care for the heritage of Salter Street Studios, a sterling and unique success story in Nova Scotia, should merit a few shillings from the feds and a Heritage Moment or two, along with some tax dodges.
Off of the top of my head:
Stan- Johnny Depp
Kai- Keanu Reeves
Xev- Bette Midler
790- iPod (to get the youth demographic)
VEL also has a Lexx video game. Please click here.
The film, BowCatz, is a QuickTime file. Just right click or control click to d/l it. And, of course, make sure that you have QuickTime installed so that you can watch it.
Logan: Gerado Schmidtler is the nom de video of a person who, as well as being a Mac user, was part of the Lexx filming crew and a friend of MM. It’s thanks to him, and BK, that this video has become available.
Noel Coward circa 1925.
Total Geek (29%). How disappointing. I was sure that I could do better than that.
We can celebrate the end of spoiler warnings in the Lexxian community. Tah-rah, tah-rah.
The ending was great and it was moving. I shed a tear or two, something that no series has ever provoked in me, and felt a mixture of frustration, sadness, and elation (cheery bye to the annoying robotic spittoon).
And, as mysteriesofthesea said, follow the Time Prophet’s advice. Even though Lexx had a very sad and apparently final ending, thanks to the wonders of DVDs Lexx begins and then Lexx ends and then Lexx begins once again. It is happening now, indeed I’m watching S2 this week.
‘A Christmas Carol’- the 1951 version with Alistair Sim. It’s been an unavoidable tradition as far back as I can remember. And the Queen’s Christmas Message.
Amazing work, jodi. Art Mask was one of my favourites out of many striking, imaginative, and beautiful images you’ve created.
Best of luck with Xenia. Keep us posted.
As would I, cloaked. And, to put thefrey’s comments about other views (which she as addressed in a very mature and comprehensive manner) into perspective, I would note that there was one poster elsewhere who made some fairly trivial, albeit abrasive, comments about the quality of the artwork on the book’s cover. Meanwhile, there have been numerous posters and bidders who appreciate Valdron’s efforts and hers. Thanks for making this available.
LexxLurker- I’m intrigued by your comments about ‘pre-series’ Lexx, the B-G, and so on. Thanks. I’ve thought at times that HDS’s comment in IWHS: ‘An insect, curious’ was the inspiration for having the Bio-Scholars work on creating the Lexx. Then again, that might have come from his Insect essence. I’ve also found it striking in the past that the B-G, who beat the Insects, used insect technology, if you will- ‘Stingers! Stingers ready!’ So, as you note it might have come from the B-G. But, mind you, Thodin spoke of how many had to die to get the amino acid codes, which I’ve always taken to mean that they were stolen from the Cluster. As usual, though, I could be wrong.
When Lyekka reconstitutes Zev as the new Xev- one part love slave, one part cluster lizard, add a dash of Potatohoan and stir vigourously- she is nude and covered in yellow goo. She eventually says something along the lines of ‘Well, I guess I’d better go and make myself an outfit.’. Stan replies ‘Out of what?’. As she walks away from the bridge she turns back and says ‘Out of cluster lizard skin, of course.’ Mind you, it’s never explained where that skin comes from.
Guest: My husband has been cheating on me with the neighbour’s cocker spaniel.
HDS: Kill him.
Guest: Kill him?
HDS: Yes. Now kill yourself.
The ratings would go through the roof.
HDS doing a ‘Dr Phil’ show.
UPDATE: Several of the cast have commitments for Dec. 4, so the chat has been rescheduled for Dec 19 at 1 p.m. EST. Stay tuned for further details.
As usual, I would agree with nursewhen. Indeed, I would go farther and argue that the tenor of the series is actually sceptical of magic and religion. While little is actually revealed about the day-to-day workings of the Devine Order, what we learn is that the last of the insects gets where he/she/it is through rather prosaic means- hoodwinking the populace and using science and technology. How the first host of the insect essense vaults to prominence isn’t explained, but the Order’s power is obviously portrayed, at least to this viewer, as resulting from controlling the people with a false religion backed by superior technology (Devine Assassins, the Mega Shadow, etc.). Nothing we see of the culture of the League seems to involve magic- lusticons, wife banks, the Cluster itself and the apparatus of the Cleansing. The nearest thing to magic that is seen is the Kiss, which, as noted above, might seem like magic to those who do not know its true purpose and nature (e.g. everybody).
Not wanting to spoil the fun for someone who has just started watching Lexx, I’ll simply finish by saying that, yes, Prince is a ‘different’ being and there is a Lexxian, nonmagical, explanation for vampires eventually.
Now to contradict myself- there is the Time Prophet, who has been gifted to see into the future past. Is this magical or a rare physical ability?
Well I recomend posting at both. That way you can get responses from both, and have a bit of insurance incase a database gets corrupted and one site or the other loses the story. 8)
Aye, duplication is the key to avoid obliteration. More to the point, bring on the fic…
Brilliant, Logan. I always felt that Bugbomb deserved more credit for his/her/its essential role in fulfilling the prophecy. And to have Bugbomb play an equally valuable part in getting rid of the annoying robotic spittoon is brilliant.
Re: fanfic… There’s plenty of room on this innerweb thingy, kiddies, and it would be great to see a Lexxual revival on this site. I think that the last bit of fic around here was that brilliant cooperative effort starring Agent When and Chief Streudel, ported from the gone, but not here any longer, old bored. While fic-meisters, fraus, and frauleins would always be welcome at Lexxfans, I’m sure, this would also be a good place to stir up some creativity.
mysteriesofthesea: I’m not quite clear on what you mean about trolls. I know that at that other site there’s helpful feedback and positive comments in the fanfic section but I haven’t seen any trolls or flaming in that particular forum.
This dumb little boy followed the link alright (for once).
Thanks ZevofB3K. I really like the anime effect. This might sound strange, but it actually makes them both look more warm, more human if you will (vulnerable and with emotions?), than they usually look.
Kai doesn’t seem as hard and cold as he often does in fan art, and Xev isn’t as blatant a sexual cartoon. Great job. I’d like to see more.
Thanks for the directions, ZevofB3K. The hunt was well worth the effort and I enjoyed your fanfics. I think that the exploration of Vlad/Kai was a great idea.
I’m glad that you had a great time, Jhevz. Casa Loma is beautiful and going out to eat need not be expensive. Did you get to see the old Maple Leaf Gardens? I hope that you come back soon.3rd October 2004 at 5:05 pm in reply to: Review: Dutch Treat posted in the LEXX Reviews section #72943
It’s like the beans were trying to get back at the US for CANADA being out of the limelight in regards to so much stuff that happens in the North American continent. I’ve been to the US and Canada and enjoyed the close relationship between the two countries, but sometimes (as with LEXX) I get the feeling that there is some antagonism…..
Good insight, SadGeezer, and an excellent review. Thanks.
Thanks for the info, ZevofB3K (another Zev fan!). Unfortunately, being a bit slow-witted, I haven’t been able to track down your fanfic at fanfiction.net. Could you provide more detailed directions?
It sounds like a great time, theFrey. I wish that I could have been there. Thanks for the report and the info about the auction for Valdron’s book.
I’ve always thought that a prequel about the Great Insect War would be interesting, but I like your angle too, Darkness. It would make a great fanfic.
There are several available at http://www.lexxfans.com/download.html
More will be added in the next day or two…
Thanks WiliamsXev. Very nice site.
I also have had the same problem lately at scifi, but don’t know why…
I hope that you have a wonderful trip, Jhevz. The area around Orillia is very beautiful in the fall.
Having followed this convo on a couple of sites over the last little while, I am struck by how many people found the ear cutting a bit much. Personally, I thought it too obviously contrived and fake to be disturbing- one of the numerous elements of the short film that all added up to create a spoof of the stereotypical 1980’s Euro-villain. But maybe that’s just me. I’ll go back to sleep now.
And as I’ve said before ‘Woz’ is obviously paying homage to Michael Jackson’s cinematic masterpiece from 1978.
Just a little update…
I and others kept getting dropped from the chat, but much of it has been pieced together and translated. You can read it here
I bought the DVD a while ago and just had time to watch it this week. Definitely better than had expected- not just a camp sendup of the cult of elvis, but as noted a funny, moving, and bittersweet story that actually provides some very thoughtful coments who how our society views aging and the elderly. I quite enjoyed it.
Now, if only I could get a copy of ‘Shaun of the Dead’.
I have heard before that the S2 eps were all inspired by different films, etc. It would be interesting to put together a comprehensive list.
The last that I heard, several months ago, he was out of the country working on a new project or projects. His brother is doing a series for the CBC.
Maybe just having fun.
Nail, head, und so weiter… 😉
Sadly, AAC is no longer in the producton business, so pestering them will likely be as effective has it has been in the past (hey, KarubaLuna- you ever get a reply?). Maybe if everyone chips in enough could be raised to bribe them to licence the rights so that a some sort of Lexx The Next Degeneration can be produced.
The man is wise. Xev is a cartoon.
Zev is divine, Xev not so fine. There goes another thread…
Not sure quite what I stumbled into here. Maybe it’s time to take Freedom Leave. Excuse me while I fumble for the door.
Damn, I just slipped on a fascist fry, the oily little bugger…
Speaking of self-promotion, I’ve always been in awe of Logan’s talents, except when it comes to slaying threads, something that he seldom does. I pride myself on the ability to kill a thread, often by being the only person to post in it.
(A number of my friends are currently sporting ‘Lesbians Against Bush’ pins. I hadn’t realised that celibacy was now in style.)
Yes, Stan has made choices, but his motives were never evil. They might have been immature, as Cesare notes, or poorly thought out, but not malicious or intentionally hurtful (in contrast, say, to Mantrid or Brizon). I think that Stanley is an eternal adolescent who just wants to be loved and cared for.
I also agree with the observation that Stan’s life hasn’t been that great. And even when he turns out to be the captain of the most powerful weapon of destruction in the Two Universes he still gets no respect, and certainly no love and acceptance. That’s got to be hard on a guy. (And despite being captain of the Lexx, it never occurs to him to abuse that power and become a villain- although the potential temptation should certainly have been there. What would you do with all of that power under your control?).
Indeed, Stan (often with the assistance of the robotic spittoon) is the voice of reason, especially in S1 and S2, and does more to help his friends and rescue them than Kai does, often with Lyekka playing a key role. What a man!
I side with aquabloodstone when it comes to Battle. Indeed, I found S3 very spotty, although it’s slowly grown on me. This is probably because I find S4 even more uneven. Concerning S2, I found the Web/Net conceit to be a bit much, but a good way to bring the series in under budget I suppose.
I watched an ep of The Collector on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, Ellen Dubin, who has second billing in the opening credits, probably had less than 90 seconds on screen in it. She delivered her few lines with professionalism and conviction, I will say that. But one got no sense of who her character is and she fits into the series. I’ll try again next Wednesday.
The Beach/Heaven and Hell rocked, too, but I’d have to disagree with Prince’s assessment of Stan’s culpability. 👿 Yeah, I know Stanley judged himself, but Prince pulled quite the Johnny Cochrane on him.
Agreed. Stan’s sins of commission in life weren’t that bad, and the sins of omission were given too much weight. I didn’t find it credible that he would be sentenced to Fire on the grounds given- the ep was a bit contrived.
S2- They are all great, but Twilight and Love Grows stand out.
S3- I’m not too fussy on S3, but Garden was great ep.
S4- The Rock, Walpurgis Nacht
Thank you, Stanelle.