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I really hope this is not a simple one off. I’ve got the software and camera’s to shoot a Fan video.
My main problem is I’m the only Fan of Lexx that I know. I’m not going to find and pay actors to play out a Fan fantasy.
There are thousands of Star Trek and Star Wars fan videos.. Us Lexx fans need more than just one.
If there are any fans here in Vegas.. I’ll be happy to put something together.
I thought the Nuke boards were pretty bullet proof. Yes when I tried to reply to your comment.. my text did not carry forward.
I know I’m a jerk most of the time but my heart is in the right place.
If it is a board error I stand corrected.
That really is cool.. A cyborg vampire with a machine inside.
Once the Terminator learns how to kill the vampire.. Drak would be dead.
Keep in mind Drak has a soul and the T800 does not.
What about the latest lame version of Data.. Before? or mistake or??
I wasn’t lurking I was working..
How many message boards can one guy reply to in a day.
BTW.. it is a real small person that censors a genuine users comments. For some reason when I reply to Tony on announcements the TEXT from my message is lost.
Maybe this is a mistake or I really pissed him off this time. 😉
See what I get for trying to help out huh?
GENE19th September 2006 at 6:29 am in reply to: SadCAST Review – Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Part One #76696
It was nice to see coverage of Hichhikers Guide BBC Show. The reviewer seemed to completely ignore the contributions of Dereck Meddings and all of the previous work on Space 1999, UFO, and even the Thunderbirds.
Quite the insult to bring up Superman I because of the great work of Dereck Meddings. The effects might look cheesy on the small screen. But on the big screen almost all of them work.
Reviewers of TV shows need to understand that shooting for TV is totally different that shooting for Film. This will still be true until everybody has a 80in Super Duper HD TV. Ummm the year 2040?
I really like the SadCasts.. but you folks need to come up with a FORMAT. A graphic style for the show to follow. Resist the urge to use 3d wipes. All you need is cross fade.
Please get rid of the head sets. You look like rabbits. Get a $100 mic and put it out of frame. Please.
Start thinking of Sadcast as your own TV show. You have almost all the tools to look slick. So look slick.
Remember content is king. Your reviews and inside information is what makes your show better than anything Sci-Fi or ?? can field.
Are you using MSP8 or Video Studio?
The main conversion will take a few hours so I’m going to get some sleep while that happens.
SadCAST #2 will be up on Sunday (1 week late!!!)
Sorry we’re being such amateurs with this, but we’re erm… amateurs 🙂
Saying your an Amature does not excuse BAD. You always take the chance of killing any audence that way.
If your schedue is too tough then do it once a month. (Or less)
It takes time to learn video production. I’ve been at it for over 6 years and I still think most of my stuff is sub par.
Come on guys!
It seems to me that someone on Dr Who is a big fan (or has been subliminally brainwashed) by LEXX.
First, the TARDIS console room is very reminicent of LEXX’s bridge with it’s organic look, and the column of the console now reaching all the way to the “ceiling.”
Set art designers have been shooting for “Organtic Sets” forever. Think of second season War of the Worlds. That was a steaming load.
Farscape also had its Organtic/Living Ship! Yawn…
Lexx is the only Sci-Fi series to ever get it right.
The main problem as I see it.. All the TV Sci-Fi have turned into Fantasy Fiction. Science is dead. Just look at the typical *Hit* series found on Sci-Fi channel. They all suffer from a Fantasy style pandering to lonely cat hording losers.
Its all so bad. JMHO.
Sure, maybe you could lend us one!
I’m sorry if it came out harsh.. Believe me I did not mean it to be. I started online video back in 2000 with LViTV.com. I’m stuck in a rut trying to get it all back going again.
A quality powered mic (Azden SGM-X) $100 taped to a broomstick should do the trick. Have a camera guy AND a sound guy with head phones as part of your crew.
Everything else looks fine. Your round the couch format will come together with better sound.
I’ve got a few Vegas video’s out there.. I use Ulead Media Studio Pro with Mpeg4 plugins for editing on a PC. 300×240 30fps. I’m using Google Video for distribution and the French website Dailymotion.com.
Hope this helps,
That sure looks like the master list to me..
Back in the 80’s I know there was an Alien book that had pictures and all kinds of info in it. Thought there would be the same thing when it comes to Sci-Fi ships.
Thanks as always.
But who really paid for and runs the site?
You are begining to lose me a bit..
It looks like a CBC company..
The Incredibles.. The bad guy is the spiting image of Whedon. Whedon the twit that won an Oscar for writing with a team of about 12 on the first Toy Story.
its big but that is what the lexx fans want right?
check this out:
It all comes down to money. It is really cheap to bring in $5 an hour PA’s to man the Mac computers. So it takes 25 or 50. Those poor souls hold out hope that the big guns will throw them a crumb. Thus they spend probably 12 hours a day using the Internet as their own little money machine.
This stuff is totally evil. Whedon and his crew are guilty as hell.
Watch out folks.. With Whedon’s “Serenity” success everybody in hollywood will be hiring wearhouses of PA’s to manipulate the net.
I am so happy I met you.. Good call.
So why did you get the trouble over the name???
Its a stupid story.. The fans had me for lunch.
They never had a problem with my name. They were successful in making me take my views elsewhere. Had to close down my personal web site and change Email accounts etc. I’m thankful that my house is not in my name or the “Fans” would probably have burned my house down. Really.
Lots of bad feelings all the way around.
Not looking for a Soap Box here.. Just a way to Vent a bit. This stuff bubbles up every now and then. Its good that SadMan has this message area up so I can get it out. The members here seem to understand where I am coming from. The US Fan base are so wrapped up in keeping Whedon working that they activily destroy anyone that gets in their way.
A very negative dark side to the fans.
I never expected that people (this new generation of fans) would personally attack another person. The thing is to engage in conversation. The FF/S fans see every contrary voice as an Enemy to be shot. They believe that if they organize and bully everybody they can get more Buffy/Angel/FF/ and Whedon. These BrownCoats are just like a Neo Nazi group. The only difference is they use their Hate tactics via the Internet.
Quite the education.
Hollywood does not work like these idiots think it does. Whedon panders and pimps these people to his selfish ends. A horrible circle jerk. Like when the FF fanbase took out a full page ad in a trade publication when Fox canceled their “baby”.
If a TV series does NOT bring in the Numbers it is canceled. There are exceptions.. Firefly was never the exception.
Serenity failed in its release. Yet the crazies will buy 10 DVDs each or more to create the illusion it is a hit at home DVDs price to own.
There is a market for small narrow areas like FF/S. The key here is not to corrupt the system to get what you want. To pile up bodies because of a stupid TV show.
I really like Lexx.. But I would never hurt anyone to protect it.
Happy Xmas to you Sad Man..
Las Vegas, NV USA
Loved the theme song.
Didn’t like the River character completely. If she is so smart why she never acted like it, always 100 percent dizzy brained and hlepless… not real.
Firefly/Serenity with the exception of maybe ONE character.. what’s his name. (not the barney miller guy) All of them are totally “Pretty People”. DarkStar/Alien/Aliens had flawed characters. They looked like the knew how to sweat.
Firefly/Serenity have Very attactive people with contrived probems. It as if they all needed to go home and just chill out. Because they could. Whedon created such a stupid Universe it is like some hyper Fox demographic of what everybody wants. They all shop at the mall.. hang out and be cool.
Space Western? Check out the 1986 Animated TV series “Galaxy Rangers” now that was neat. And it actually made logical sense. The creators took traditional Western stories and put them in a future context. Wheadon could’t even pull that off.
Rod Serling used the Western Genre all through out his writing career with incredible results. Twilight Zone – Night Gallery. Just so good.
Whedon was given (handed) forty MILLION DOLLARS to recreate his FAILED TV SERIES. JC! Where is the money for the feature film of Lexx? The one where we all get to see stanley, Xev and Kai have sex with hot looking Babes. Duh.. Us folks that have a brain either get to read good stuff or place orders to UK Region 2 to get our Sci-Fi fix.
There is nothing good in any way at all in Firefly/Serenity. For me I didn’t even get the chance to feel good when it was rightly cancelled. Whedon made super BANK (one way or the other) got to make a movie he never earned. George Lucas nearly killed himself when he made his First Star Wars film. Whedon just showed up.
Maybe its the sign of the times. Reward the losers and destroy the folks with vision. Some of our best and brightest are dying in Iraq. While the silver spoon twits are back here having 3 ways in their dorms. The A-Team US marshals gun down an unarmed man and make a spectacle of blowing up his luggage. A strike against Terror. meanwhile somebody’s son or daughter is throwing their life away just for the chance at College.
Whedon encourages his loser fans to help keep him working. Doing things so low IMHO that I would never do if I was homeless and hungery. Maybe if I had a couple of kids out on the street with me I would get a bunch of losers together to PIMP my garbage. Gather up money to distribute my horrible TV shows to Libraries to help bring more fans into my pocket book 10-20 years down the line. But once on my feet I would stop. Whedon on the other hand is still out there pimping himself at Comic book conventions shamelessly pimping everything he can. A no talent loser with his **** up all the teens ****.
There needs to be a new wave of Good realistic sci-fi movies.. not these urban over privileged Platinum card caring kids with Cell Phones and I-Pods that want their pandering safe comic book realities.
It’s still wartime so we won’t see anything good unless some Indy Producer breaks through maybe via the Internet.
Maybe I am that guy.. If not please some heroic guy or gal please step up.
I’d like to continue this thread but I am way to busy with my own work. Just so many hours in the day.
Las Vegas, NV USA
Actually…I just have a hard time remembering how to say/spell peoples names….
like Ralph Fiennes…..
some are good at that sort of thing, detail people, people who like AutoCadd
Hey.. I like you.
Cambot was taken (From the old MST3K series). So I changed it to LVCambot. That is until the MF’ers at IMDB tore me a new one. But that is history now and I’m over it.
Or at least that is what I tell myself every day.
Josh Wheadon may write in a particular sci-fi/fantasy genre that you don’t care about, so just ignore it..
See.. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I AM WRITING ABOUT FOLKS!!
The Whedon bad writing has forced the public to actually edit their own reality..
It is JOSS NOT Josh.
JC already! This idiot has warped everyones ability to read AND think.
So how do you feel about the movie? It’s a little unclear. Did you like it? (Please don’t spoil)..
You want to see really good Sci-Fi? Granted it is aimed at the kids.. “The New Adventures of Captain Scarlet”
It is full CGI recreation of the 1960’s Gerry and Silvia Andersons puppet series. It has Gravity and a sense of Reality that Firefly/Serenity will never have. I wonder if SMG is up for another Chick Vampire series? No? How about a biker Chick in space? Yes! Yea.. Coming to the Sci-Fi channel soon!
New adventures is available only in the UK right now. Because the USA/Canada/Sci-Fi channel is doing nothing but creating JUNK!! Dam! They even ran Farscape into the ground!!
I went ahead and ordered the first part of season one of “Scarlett” Amazon.uk
I also bought first season of Sci-Fi Channels Invisible Man Region 2 only. (had to open up my DVD to play these DVDs) Funny how USA Network will NOT release season 2 of Invisible Man.
Good Sci-Fi is gone. Hacks like Joss Whedon has killed Sci-Fi. I have to order from OUT OF THIS CONTENENT to get a glimpse of good Sci-Fi Entertainment.
Yes i’m breathing… To bad all the Firefly/Serenity fans are still breathing.
NO I’m NOT.
Sweetie, , you have to pace yourself when getting worked up about Josh.
Us no nothing unhip folks use the name Josh. He calls himself JOSS. Oh yea thats just so Kewl.
Oh well.. And more BSG to suffer through.
You wouldn’t be W. C. Field’s re-incarnation would you? How do you feel about children and pets?.[/quote]
I love dogs and children.. if they are cooked properly.
Lexx is one of the few Sci-Fi TV series to actually be told an END DATE.
So instead of the crew of the Lexx being held in limbo somewhere. We had the luxury of seeing the end of Lexx.
Instead of trying to restart Lexx we should support Paul Donovan in a new project.
The genius team that brought us Lexx must have many more Sci-Fi genre series in their heads. If given the support and chance.. I FOR ONE can’t wait to see what they come up with.
We are not Star Trek loons. It would be stupid to rehash the Lexx universe over and over and over until we get something horrible like Enterprise was to the Star Trek franchise.
So instead of the Sci-Fi channel throwing out the SG1 junk.. “Next year the new SG1 L.A.” Oh Please. And don’t get me started on that horrible slow moving juggernaut Battlestar Galactica. Do you BSG fans know that their new Series has barely moved past the 1978 Original Pilot? I mean how slow can they move the thing along. Oh and I saw the attack on the cylon base for fuel. I’ve seen better special effects out of my PS2. Yet the kids seem to love it.
A petition needs to be started to bring Donovan and team back to Sci-Fi channel. Lets let Lexx live on in our DVD players.
The show was better than Enterprise, which in my book is a terrible show! It wasn’t a bad series (Firefly) but alittle different than the norm which was good.
I will more than likely enjoy the movie, but wasn’t a serious fan of the show. It was something to watch.
Enterprise was horrible. The captain had the same stupid dog as the movie crimson tide.. Blah.
I had heard years ago that the character Sulu was going to have his own series based on his adventures.. In the time frame as “The Undiscovered Country” movie.
It would have been nice to have a captain that would “Fly his ship apart”.. More action and a closer look at that part of the Star Trek time line.
Going back to the beginning with Enterprise… A grand idea. They were so full of telling politically correct stories they lost Adventure aspect the Kirk Star Trek always had. Enterprise had all the excitement of a G8 summit.
The only episode I caught of Enterprise lately was the alternate dimension sword through the earth thing. Archer was a Politically correct jerk. Oh boy.. Now that was exciting. Yawn.
I thought “Feminism in SPACE…” Voyager was as low as the franchise could stoop. But Enterprise was able to lower the bar.
If everything goes great with my plans… In a few years I might get a chance to create a Sci-Fi TV series. Have the story outlined and a very good plan to make it a economical to shoot yet funny and smart. The problem is I need to have some financial success so I can completely fund the project myself.
No studio exec’s telling me what to do.. I mean Lexx is the perfect example (I guess). Lexx was so far out there that Donovan and crew seemed to be able to what ever they wanted to.
Oh… I’m on a quest to meet with Paul Donovan. Not as a Fan of Lexx but a fan of how he pulled it all off. International distribution etc. To meet as two independent film makers.
Since then.. Sci-Fi fans have had to throw up to Alien Resurrection and Titan A.E..
Hey, hey! I actually like Titan A.E.! No one agrees with me, but I liked it, mostly for the soundtrack and cool looking ships. 8)
I really love this message board and it folks.. Anybody with the Motorola Man / Silver Surfer from Reboot as his avatar WINS in my book.
To bad I can’t get a group of you together to beat up the Whedon fans at a Serenity Preview.
Anyway… Too cool.
What DO you like?
Once again.. Whedon makes me physically Ill. Whedon should be shot for what he did to Alien Resurrection. Then there is that DUMB Serenity movie coming out. The general public canceled the BAD TV Firefly. Then Whedon and his infantile Ego pushes aside probably a good Sci-Fi movie with that junk. ..sigh
B5 Crusade (not great but watchable)
The Prisoner (Best TV of the 20th Century)
Sci-Fi channel Invisible Man
Farscape (first season only)
Latest Star Wars Movie was really good!
Most of the Dr. Who TV series and early movies. That later movie sucked big time.
Star Trek except 95% of Next Gen and all of Enterprise.
SadMan and Staff recognize how great Lexx is/was. Lexx is usually far over the heads of Most Sci-Fi sites ran by the usual brain dead FANS.
So I have great respect for Sadman and his staff… Been here for a while. One of the better sci-fi sites.
hmm…I have to say I enjoy Firefly and happily await the movie (of course that has bit me in the butt before, I happliy awaited Hitchhikers).
While the storylines are simple, the characterizations are wonderful(as well as the actors who play them) and the odd one-liner can make the whole show. I think Joss’s shows fill a need for sci-fi/fantasy that is sorely needed. Fun, quirky, and totally watchable.
Sigh… Maybe I do stand alone in my hate for Whedon and his terrible Science Fictions attempts. HE should IMHO take up shoe sales or maybe something less technical as shoe shining.
Whedon represents a new wave of horrible Science Fiction. Characters that are easily found on “Save the Bell” or any Buffy/Angel.
Whedon’s utter contempt for the Science part of the Fiction makes me want to throw up. Whoops I wrote that before. Sorry.
Kind of thinking the SadGeezers would represent an audience not taken in by such TV antics. 🙂
Oh well.. And more BSG to suffer through.
Yep, Whedon has had his cool moments – I can’ wait for Serenity
I agree.. When he won an Oscar for Toy Story. One of 18 writers on that movie.
Since then.. Sci-Fi fans have had to throw up to Alien Resurrection and Titan A.E..
If you’re 9 years old and Buffy and Angel is just like YOUR life.. And you and your friends think and talk like that. Well.. That is almost child abuse.
Serenity needs a Colt 45 to the head. Put that old horse out of all of our misery.
Why? Because they are releasing Comic books to help feed the Fire before the stupid movie comes out. Then another round of comic books to explain what happened in the movie.
It is so bad.. And Whedon is such a money grubbing hack.. Exploiting his loyal fans.
Sorry SadMan.. Whedon needs to pick a new career selling shoes. Maybe after Wonder Woman AND Serenity flops at the Box Office he will?