iStan

Forum Replies Created

Viewing 45 posts - 51 through 95 (of 95 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • in reply to: why is LEXX the only good sci fi around? #72075
    iStan
    Participant

    Was sad about lexx.com… A very minor expenditure, but it yielded revenue and generated interest (not just in Lexx but in AA). I imagine many people bought the Lexx DVDs who wouldn’t have if they hadn’t become involved in the online community. AA’s impersonal treatment of the fans by not giving any warning was typical in my past experience with them — it’s not a great advertisement for their customer relations/business practices.

    I think their treatment of the fans was quite shocking. Just a little notice beforehand to let people hive off their favourite stuff would have been nice. And now when people buy Lexx DVDs and the Lexx.com advert leads them to an address not found, what are they going to think? It’s not very professional to my mind.
    Since Paul still owns the address (I assume) would it be possible to get him at least to get a forwarding page put up to direct people to the new board?[/quote]

    I have to agree with everything that you’ve written, nursewhen. It’s very bad public relations on their part and lexx.com was still getting new members and visitors regularly. One is tempted to think that AAC’s behaviour was ill-mannered and poor business, but their last annual report, which came out after the site was closed, did state that they were detaching themselves from all of the old series (serieses? serii?). Still, some notice would have been fair and decent. And it is hoped that the new site will get a redirect from lexx.com.

    in reply to: So, You’ve Downloaded A Demon #72074
    iStan
    Participant

    crap from Apple

    That was a typo, right pinhead?

    Great trailer though. I had no problem with it. It’s quite happy on my desktop right now. I just hope that you guys didn’t download a demon by mistake…

    Any word on reviews from the Cannes showing?

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71867
    iStan
    Participant

    How could I not notice that? I’d have to be dead to miss such a warm fuzzy, RIII. Thanks.

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71865
    iStan
    Participant

    I can’t believe, after reading my above message I missed someone 😯 :

    iStan – nice to see you and your Divine Apple. 😉

    I couldn’t either, RIII DIII. 🙁 But the pain was somewhat offset by the joy of seeing that you had found your way here. 😀

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71488
    iStan
    Participant

    Sad news…

    I’m supposed to be on the road right now, but am taking a minute to pass on the reply I have just received from Troy Strum concerning lexx.com:

    Hi there,

    I’m not involved anymore, period. Salter is officially gone – no offices, no
    employees, no nothing. I have no idea who offically owns the Lexx property
    rights right now (bot you might want to find that out – because if it’s not
    AAC you stand a better chance of getting a new official site). The server it
    was hosted on is gone, and it looks like AAC only transitioned the sites
    that are needed for current shows.

    Anyway, hope that puts stuff to rest for you.

    – Troy

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71481
    iStan
    Participant

    Brilliantly sexecuted disguise? LMAO! Thanks for my morning smile, Streudel.

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71477
    iStan
    Participant

    It’s that wonderful, caring spirit and concern for the community that make you what you are JJ.

    in reply to: What should I watch? #71466
    iStan
    Participant

    Thanks to all for the advice. It sounds like Red Dwarf is my next investment.

    LexxLurker: Farscape was another series that caught my attention while rummaging around this site over the past year so I might give it a try too. I must say, though, that I’m not familiar with ‘Forgotten Realms’. I have read the Dune books, but I’m looking for something a bit twisted and humourous, I suppose. Stiil, thanks for the help.

    KarubaLuna and Streudel: Trailer Park Trash, eh? I’ve read about it. Sounds like a series I could relate to. I might just have to make the effort to sync my life with the T.V. for once and check it out. Thanks and a tip o’ the spliff…

    I’ll probably be strung up by my toes for saying this

    Upsidedown Streudel Delight. You’d be in good company…

    in reply to: Kai Kaption 5 #71464
    iStan
    Participant

    Stan: Well, what did you expect, Kai? With a ‘do like that, of course it’s going to get caught in the seatbelt.

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71463
    iStan
    Participant

    The only email address I have for Paul is one that no longer works. I guess I could email someone who knows him and try that. I’m not sure he would be much help, however.

    To the best of my knowledge, the site was “run” by Alliance-Atlantis, specifically by the folks who up until recently were still at the Salter Street offices, although Paul does own the domain name itself. I have never been in any contact with them personally.

    There are other Salter sites offline as well (notably the Made In Canada site) which appear to be hosted in the same facility, perhaps on the same machine.

    In any case, I really don’t have any inside information on what the status is.

    BD might be able to help- perhaps by contacting Paul Donovan, but unfortunately he’s on the road for much of June and will only be sporadically checking his e-mail… I am hoping that I’ll get a reply from Troy Strum sometime soon.

    Pessimist that I am, and having often read about Alliance Atlantis’ shift away from series production to broadcasting over the last year or so, I suspect that the disappearance of the bored and the offline status of other sites might be permanent. 🙁

    in reply to: Kaption 4 #71438
    iStan
    Participant

    The dead do stop and smell the pansies.

    or:

    I really shouldn’t have eaten those bean burritos.

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71433
    iStan
    Participant

    Huggles gela. I miss you ( and the dirndl… and the sauerkraut and maple syrup soup).

    in reply to: Lexxian Boredom…? #71431
    iStan
    Participant

    I like rearranging the fridge magnets.

    Pinhead’s got me intrigued about Jeff Rense in the past- sounds great for boredom. Unfortunately the broadcast time is a little inconvenient, unless I’m bored with sleeping.

    Go to his web site- http://www.rense.com and check out the archives(on the left side, next to his photo) and you can check out streaming audio of past shows(that’s the way I do it) :D[/quote]

    You cheat! All this time I thought that you were listening to Dr Fred Bell and him live… Guess I’ll do the same. Thanks, pinhead. I’ve got a Moosehead with your name on it.

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71423
    iStan
    Participant

    Sigh… No reply from Troy Strum yet, though he is still listed as the Lexx.com guru.

    And conspiracy theory fan that I am I note that the site went down at the end of the month/billing period.

    in reply to: Lexxian Boredom…? #71387
    iStan
    Participant

    I like rearranging the fridge magnets.

    Pinhead’s got me intrigued about Jeff Rense in the past- sounds great for boredom. Unfortunately the broadcast time is a little inconvenient, unless I’m bored with sleeping.

    in reply to: I’m going to Toronto, I’m going to Toronto #71384
    iStan
    Participant

    Toronto would be great, especially at the end of this month, ilyekkakai.

    My family owned property on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia for years, relatives lived out there and so on. It’s stunningly beautiful, no doubt about it. KarubaLuna could certainly fill you in on the charms of the west coast, as could Logan I’m sure. I would say that Vancouver offers cosmopolitan charms and attractions combined with easy access to the super natural beauties of rural B.C., whereas N.S. and Halifax are a bit less, um, worldly. Seeing them both, though, would be well worth your while.

    Which reminds me of an interesting story (actually it’s a bit long and kind of dull). One of my overly herbalised friends made the coast to coast trek a couple of summers back. Having spent time in Nova Scotia, he stopped off in iStanario for a bit of sanity and civilisation before continuing westward. He raved about the Maritimes and how spectacular it was to watch the sun rise over the Atlantic. Then he gleefully exclaimed that he was thrilled by the fact that he was going to be able the watch the sun rise over both the Atlantic and the Pacific in one summer. A neat trick if you can do it, given that the sun generally rises in the east and the Pacific is found to the west of B.C.

    Okay, I’ll go back to sleep now.

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71383
    iStan
    Participant

    maby its because god is displeased because you banned me….just a thought…..

    I’m not sure that that even qualifies as a thought. Just a thought…

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71382
    iStan
    Participant

    Thanks for the insight, theFrey. I’d thought that it was young Mr Donovan’s puppy, but comments on this thread over the last day or two had led me to reconsider.

    Troy Strum is the techno wizard for the site, isn’t he? I might just drop him a line at [email protected]

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71369
    iStan
    Participant

    5 a.m. Gosh, I just love insomnia…

    Anyway, Alliance Atlantis finally and grudgingly released the figures for the last quarter of the most recent fiscal year. Highlights include a larger than expected loss and the winding down of production, completing their switch to broadcasting. For details click here. Revenue from CSI and their ‘old shows’ declined markedly. Could there be a connection here?

    in reply to: I’m going to Toronto, I’m going to Toronto #71368
    iStan
    Participant

    The Condom Shack is still there, but unfortunately (thank you, Tory swine) the Planetarium is no longer there. The largest Chinese community outside of, well, China has two Chinatowns now and even a couple of interesting malls out in the suburbs. The Zoo is a treat, subways are still clean, and Maple Leaf Gardens is still standing, although soon to be turned into a supermarket of all things…

    Anyway, I’m sure that your Dad has lots of ideas on how to spend your time there and I hope that you have a great time Jhevz. Congrats, eh.

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71252
    iStan
    Participant

    Or perhaps we should go to Fatguy’s Fortress and turn it into a Lexx site. Let’s see – he had thousands of non-related posts promoting himself at Lexx.com. That should be good for a couple thousand of Lexx posts at his own site. 😈 Or he could ban us all. Even more fun. 😛

    Truly evil. I like it.

    Lexx, invade that site.
    As you command, iStan.

    Realistically, though, I think that the Lexx Brigade of CWD should set its sights on the Turks and Caicos.

    in reply to: Season 4 Cycle Begins Again #71231
    iStan
    Participant

    Congrats, KarubaLuna! And thanks for the info. I too found City’s editing for adverts truly irritating.

    in reply to: action kai #71063
    iStan
    Participant

    That is excellent, Cesare. I agree with streudel that the interior detailing of the Lexx is great. It definitely captures the right look and feel- very Lexxy. But… I can’t help but imagine a balloon over Kai’s head with the caption ‘Bad Carrot!’

    in reply to: Recently Locked Post #71062
    iStan
    Participant

    Sorry, thefrey, but I’m with LexxLurker on this one. As fond as I am of Maurice, I find that there is little point in engaging him in allegedly serious discussion.

    LexxLurker, I think that your comments in general and as specifically applied to this site were very well put.

    in reply to: Xev and Stanley did have sex #71061
    iStan
    Participant

    I’ll do you one better. Pun intended.

    See Series 2, “Love Grows”

    While we can argue the roles may have been reversed, I definitely see that as their “first time” so to speak hehe.

    Too true, but since Xev loses her male genitalia, Kai opines that she is still a virgin. Following this reasoning, since Stan has lost his female genitalia, one might argue that he is not the same Stan who was, ahem, seduced by Xev. After all, if it is defined essentially as a physical act (as opposed to emotional)- and it is certainly portrayed as such in the ep, if the organs that engaged in it are no longer there, can the two transformed, or better restored, characters be said to have done it?

    (Actually, I think that the answer is yes, but by extended Kai’s argument its flaws become visible).

    in reply to: Movie rumors #71010
    iStan
    Participant

    I think an effective S5 would have to be a complete break with the original Lexx. Cesare’s idea of looking at the heretics would be a good place to start, with a largely new cast (maybe cameos or a small recurring role for Stan the Man) and story line.

    in reply to: Movie rumors #70822
    iStan
    Participant

    Like Logan I wish XS the best of luck in her endeavours, but I recall her telling the German press last year that she would be working on a Lexx film in early 2004…

    in reply to: Coolest Lexx Icons? #68071
    iStan
    Participant

    Those are truly beautiful icons, thefrey, and designed for OS X. I’ve been looking for decent Mac icons for ages. Too bad they’re not available. 😥

    in reply to: No more Louise? #68043
    iStan
    Participant

    Hey Mok, did you see the where Ms. W’s and hubby’s Resturant in Toronto is due to open in May? It is called Chehoski. I checked, but no web site yet.

    I wonder if it will have bands, and if so will Ms. W play there much?

    Thanks for the info. I’ll have to drop in for dinner sometime soon. Maybe after seeing Urinetown.

    in reply to: cute picture to (hopefully) improve your day #69594
    iStan
    Participant

    Alberta is an excellent place to be….I could drive to B.C. and check out Andromeda being filmed without having to live in B.C. (I Love B.C. but it seems very hard to get a good job there besides paying a fortune for property).

    I have lived in many places in Alberta, and Edmonton and Calgary are the best!

    Lots of movies are filmed out here in the west (I know Toronto prob has more) and you can easily sign up to be an extra (which is loads of fun).

    It is too bad there aren’t more members from Alberta….too many people here succumb to Trekkie land and Baldors Gate.

    Great pic, it reminds me of when my we’en was young and innocent.

    Hey, hey, an accident of birth resulted in me being an Albertan- a Calgarian to be exact. Good to see an Alberta booster out there. Convert those Trekkies. Just wondering here, but why is Alberta the only prairie province to never vote NDP? 😈

    in reply to: Sci Fi SadGeezer Credit Cards #69593
    iStan
    Participant

    I’ve never owned a credit card, but I’d be interested in an interest-free Lexx card (Cost of a giant planet-destroying bug: priceless. For everything else there’s 791). 😉

    Like other posters, I’m leery of the corporate usury rampant in society, but heck, if the people want it, let’em have it.

    in reply to: How about a SadBAY #69592
    iStan
    Participant

    Personally, I think that it is a brilliant idea that would slowly gain steam and then take off.

    It would be a great way of weeding out the dross and counterfeit ripoffs that one finds, at times, on evilBay. (Me bitter about being burned for bogus collexxtables? Heck, no. Hey, Salter Street, thanks for never responding to my e-mails about ripoff artists flogging unlicenced crap knockoffs and bootlegs of the Brigadoom soundtrack. Bootlegs should be free. That’s why there’s p2p. :wink:)

    in reply to: What is up With Xenia’s site? #69573
    iStan
    Participant

    The wrath of Semjase stricks!

    in reply to: Beer vs Lager #69451
    iStan
    Participant

    [ 😆 😆 Must admit that most porters I’ve had are a bit strong for my taste. Had one recently that was about 13%. They usually say the heavier the alcohol content of a porter the better (to make up for the stale ale that they traditionally threw in the mix).

    Interestingly enough, both Molson and Labatt brewed a half-decent porter- full-bodied but not too strong- but stopped brewing just before the micro-brewery revolution. Silly gits.

    in reply to: Beer vs Lager #69450
    iStan
    Participant

    Nothing like ale at the end of the day. Can’t say as I care for Geordie champagne, though. Pass the McEwan’s or a pint of Caledonian.

    in reply to: Best death? #69449
    iStan
    Participant

    I’m inanely tempted to say all those guys in Star Trek wearing the red shirts who we never really knew

    Good old Ensign Expendable. I loved him.

    in reply to: The LEXX rockz, rollz, and rulez! #69448
    iStan
    Participant

    I like rule 2 the most: “All creatures possess a sense of humour.” His Divine Shadow’s one liners crack me up every time.

    I thought that I was the only one who got them…

    ‘Now kill yourself’ ranks up there with the best from Pat Paulson.

    in reply to: England RWC winners! #69287
    iStan
    Participant

    Personally, I was rooting for the Kiwis. But once they were out, it was good to see England win- they had a very strong side, no doubt about it.

    My fave match, though, was Scotland vs Australia in the semi-finals. Caught it live down at the local over brekkie and beer at 6 a.m. The Scottish side put up a great effort. Too bad they lost (where’s my claymore?).

    in reply to: Fred, please contact me! #69286
    iStan
    Participant

    Semjase, I want to take the time to thank you, on behalf of all of us here on the little blue planet, for making the effort to be Fred’s Pleiadean contact source. It’s got to be a tough job and I’m sorry that Fred is letting you down.

    Personally, I feel right at home in my pyradome, and it’s all because of you.

    in reply to: Network problems resolved #69285
    iStan
    Participant

    So that’s what happened. It all makes sense now, kind of, sort of, ish…

    Anyway, I vote December 23. (But I hope that I’m wrong).

    in reply to: Sidewise LEXX #69159
    iStan
    Participant

    He was pretty disgruntled that the new Apple systems the freelancers brought in were kicking the hiney of their ‘Super Duper Systems.’ 😆

    No surprise there. Heh, heh, heh. 😉

    in reply to: Brunen-G amoung us today? #69043
    iStan
    Participant

    I think that the Beans might be owed some royalties here…

    in reply to: Lexx DragonCon 2004 Gear #69034
    iStan
    Participant

    Hi Frey.. I loved the designs at Cafe Express this year. Unfortunately, as a Canadian without a credit card I wasn’t able to order anything because international orders can only be paid for with plastic- my only complaint. 🙁

    in reply to: Dragon*Con 2003 Pictures #67937
    iStan
    Participant

    Thanks, indeed. Great pics.

    in reply to: Sexiest Stars? #67852
    iStan
    Participant

    I must say that I find this conversation very, ahem, stimulating.

    Sexiest stars? The two from Super Nova, Lexx 2.0 heh, heh, heh…

    Capt. James T. Kirk had a certain hammy hunkishness to him. Pair him with Zev and watch the sparks fly across the cosmos (I do prefer Eva Habermann over Xenia Seeberg as both actor and eye candy- no disrespect meant to either.

    Actually, throw Patrick McGoogan and Diana Rigg into the mix, and please, someone, bring a video camera along.

Viewing 45 posts - 51 through 95 (of 95 total)