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Why is the UK scifi channel showing soft core porn scince fiction? Probably they are showing porn to attract viewers? The American scifi channel is showing wrestling!! Whatever happened to spending some money on some new and original SCIENCE FICTION? It would seem to me that Farscape and Lexx attracted some attention from science fiction fans and definite increases in the science fiction community.
I am wondering why the scifi channels don’t try some new science fiction,..pure science fiction to attract new viewers and hold on to their present viewing audience. Why try to present scifi television programs, which will appeal only to adolescent boys on the verge of puberty..when there is a huge audience of folks,..who love scifi, out there..just waiting for good scifi television programs!! Are the scifi channels trying to “profile” their potential audiences?
Profiling a television audience for some particular type of programming is foolish and can sometimes backfire!! Lexx was supposed to be a soft porn drool show for the fans of Xev,..the love slave charactor! Instead,..Lexx became a drool show for middle aged women,..who lusted after the fully clothed black clad Divine Assassin, named Kai!! Heh! Things..are not always what they seem!
Well, try reading almost any book by Isaac Asimov! PEEBLE IN THE SKY is a little read book of his! In this little known work by this great scifi author and physicist,..the earth, partially turned into an atomic and barren wasteland, is overcrowded and Asimov has a solution,..a very unique solution,..for this populous problem! 😈
You might also try anything written by Robert Heinlein. In his writing heyday,..scifi was considered mostly a medium for children so he started out writing scifi books for kids. Try reading a few of his children’s books first,..if you can stomach them,..then go on and read his ADULT versions of the same stories. The results are “gut-wrenching!!”
And if you are REALLY bored at three AM in the morning,..dig out some Jonathan Swift! Woof! His solution to the overpopulation problem of Ireland is,..at the very least,…unique!!
These works are truly…”stand alone” stories!!
Season 4 of Lexx. Yo-Way-Yo,…has to be the absolute best of any Scifi show,..that I have ever seen. Lexx started out as a morality play,..but descended into farce in season 4. Yo-Way-Yo was a final noble stand to restore the serio-comic styling of the original best three seasons of the show!! 😉
And he must have been standing by a tree,..cause lightening got him!! 😥
And happy to be back!! Anyone,..who wants to discuss scifi books,..I’ll be over in the “pub!” 😯 😯 😀
And I’m looking for stories of people,..who are considered “true charactors!!”
(Whatever that means!!)
Anyone have any such stories of scifi fan sillies,..who at one time could have driven you..just plain..”nertz?”
What have you been up to Logan?
but, IMO,..it passed beyond the cartoon stag into sort of a “modern mythology” and has taken us where no scifi TV show has before….except i can’t say,..off the bat,…just where!! Heh! 😛 😆
only Ohio! Are you having bandwidth problems,..Sir Saddy?
I have not been able to pick on you,
..I mean pick you up…errrrm,
…locate your website..till just now!!! 😯 😆
Where I live, folks all have one way of thinking. You either think with the “herd,”…,or you are not supposed to be thinking at all!
Certain folks say things…..and that is the way that things are supposed to be..i..e…”socially,” these folks create their own reality!! 😯 😕 😳 😡
(example: People at the arena,..the Dome in New Orleans were killing and shooting each other because they had no food and water and because the Civil authorities were unable to enforce the law. 😕
Politicians were trying to come on TV and congratulate each other over the “aid,” that was being sent to New Orleans…while folks like me were watching on CNN and could see that there was NO aid being sent to New Orleans!!! Politics was creating it’s own reality!! 🙁
Same thing is happening now in other areas of the gulf!! New Orleans is getting a lot of attention in the news,…so every politician around wants to have his or her picture taken in New Orleans on the news because the world’s attention on that city is getting “help” now.
However,..in the little backwaters and parishes around New Orleans,..the news is that FEW are recieving help because theyare not considered newsworthy!..ie..politicians are creating their own reality and ignoring the real realty!!
Texas after Hurricane Rita got far better treatment than Louisiana. Heh! Texas has it’s own reality!! After all, President Bush IS from Texas!!!)
Lexx seems to have the “knack” of accepting all realities and presenting them equally. 🙂
Do you find this to be true,..Karuba?
watched Lexx were creative to begin with as you said. The Lexx never followed any given accepted Scifi path,..it broke it’s own path!! If you were like me,..you were tired of the tried and true path set by “Star Dreck” and other formula TV shows. I do believe it is that odd twist of thought that the creators made this show with was a sort of ‘stimulant” to us Lexxians,..don’t you?
developed it’s own little interactive community!! It’s funny..how one little TV show could affect one’s life view the way that that one did!! The creativity of the thing inspired creativity in almost everyone, who watched it,..or so it seemed to me!!
“On the fragile wings through the dawn of a dream…
A big bug came through the mist,
It would seem…
It’s body was of husk…..
It’s wings were of satin…
I think that critter was the size of Manhatten!!
It took flight every Friday night..
.A few hours of “Kai-watching” made everything right….
Our joy filled hearts would happily take flight….
On the wings of “Kai-drooling”…
If MM’s wig was just “just right!!”
Oh Kai! My heart fills with love anew…
As I think of the Friday nights,
We droolers spent with you!! 😈 🙄
Alas! The Lexx died!!
The Brunnin G imploded!!
And the tears of us droolers exploded!!
So till that shining and glorious day,
Alantic makes a Lexx movie and puts the Firefly at bay!”………….. 🙄
(might be continued!…)
(This piece of poetic drivel is subject to Stanelle returning to revise it as soon as her stomach settles!!)
Very cool giggy pic,..jodi! 😯 😛
Just as long as we know that SOME folks escaped a senseless massacre! 😡
STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! WHY THE HELL DO SOME FOLKS HAVE TO BE SO STUPID.
Blowing up innocent people doesn’t solve anything! If they want to solve a problem just get a couple of Holstein cows and start a good rousing game of “cow-patty bingo!,”..Ohio style.
Don’t post your “good stuff” online. Just post your junk. Anything really good,..that is posted,.. stands a chance of misuse!
I sat down in utter shock when I saw the pictures from the London bombings this morning on the television. Violence is so stupid! 😡
One sits and thinks to oneself, “There has got to be a better way to solve our differences.”
Unfortunately, some folks can only use extremes,..which in turn call for extremes…so it is said. Has mankind’s ability to reason suddenly gone defunct? 😡
I hope that you are making progress on it! 🙂
I hope that you are making progress on it! 🙂
Exam time brings back memorieis!! 😯 😕
The VERY best of luck,..very,..very good luck! 🙂
Good luck with your costumes and have fun at the convention!! 😀
1. yore kid gradiates from hi sckool and kin teach you how ter read.
2. The words that yer kid teaches you how ter write but not read all have four letters.
3. yo sgn yur name the way yur kid teached ya and wind up in Irack!
4. yo tries to exsplan why yo don’t belong in Irack and wind up in a luxury hotel called the “brig” where they brings you three square meals a day and gives you free clothes….while you jest sit thar!!
5. they sends you back to ohio when a man asks you if you like work and you answer that, “Yes, I like it. Work fascinates me! I can sit and watch it…for hours!”
6. You wonder why when you was in Irack,..they kept telling you to put away yore big flashlight,..and they never let you use yore light saber!
1. You get in a fight with your husband and he tells you that women have no brains and that you could never have a career and you call him a “pseudo-intellectual” and he thinks that you are telling him that he has some sort of new reproductive disease!
2. You refrain from telling your mother-in-law that she is overweight because she eats too many grits and you don’t want to hurt her feelings, but when you take her picture announcing her birthday celebration,..you can’t have said picture printed up and put in the local newspaper because ths picture weighs fifteen pounds!
3. You refer to the “theft” of your neighbor’s child as the child being “kidnumped!”
4. Your single brother-in-law goes to family reunions to search for women!!!!
5. Your jeans are so big that you must put them on by pulling them over your head!!
6. You are refered to as a “furriner” in your family because you are the only daughter-in-law,..who comes from another state!
7. You join the Antioch Baptict Church,..Terwilliger’s Methodist Church, Zazsoo’s Meditation Group,..and “the Church of the Purple Cow”..to make sure that you have all of your spiritual “basis” covered!
8. You are thought of as “scientific” if you have succeeded in convincing your dentist that pulling teeth involves more than a string and a door knob.
9. You set yourself up in practice as a dentist because you have bought your own string,..you have strong door knobs, and you bought your own bottle of “laughing gas!”
10. You are “tarred and feathered” and “rid out of town on a rail” by your neighbors because the tank of what you thought was “laughing gas’..turned out to be propane or butane gas and your first dental patient nevously tried to light up a cigarette!
11. You are “excommunicated’ from the Antioch Baptist Church because your patient, who tried to”light up” his cigarette was the High Deacon of the Antioch baptist church! He becomes the first person in the community to be blown high enough to become an astronaut!
12. You use your light saber to battle your way out of the “neck-tie” party given in your honor by the family of the High Deacon of the Antioch Baptist Church as he was last seen in the chair of your dental office before you went out of medical practice after the big “boom!”
13. Word comes via a special telegram to your little town that the First Lunar Landing ever made by a Baptist Deacon has just been recorded by NASA and you have been awarded a large scientific grant so that you might pursue your studies of non-military-space launchings!
14. Your mother-in-law..becomes..so emotionally over-wrought from all the flurry of excitment over all of your recent adventures from your new found fame as a dentist and space scientist..that she loses weight and gets so skinny that she has to stand in the same place twice just to cast a shadow!!
15. You take up the practice of surgery to show the medical community the true method of doing “light saver” amputations!”
the Avarre Ohio Liar’s Club”
tHIS HAS TO BE THE FUNNIEST THREAD THAT I HAVE READ IN A VERY LONG TIME!
“i’VE KILLED JEDIS AND THEIR FANS….”
I could just see Kai bracing..a few jedi!! Heh!
That was written a long time ago! 🙂
I can hardly wait!! 😀
Reminds me of the work of a young artist I thought that I once knew! 😕
BRONZE AWARD….in the Houston Film Festival script catagory!!! The Awards will be passed out in a week or two at the Film Festival!! 😯 😯 😕 😀
Life CAN be VERY good,..at times!! Yah know? 😯 😀 😀
……..Stanelle30th March 2005 at 2:10 am in reply to: Brian Downey and Paul Donovan begin shooting a new project. #74428
It’s almost as good as when giggy was pope!! Heh! 😀
Viewers are expected to take whatever TV gare is thrown at them.
Now, if we could get some new young film-makers out there with some fresh ideas……. 😛
😕 😛 🙂 😀
Go for it,..Trekkers!” 😀
and push buttons!! Heh! 😉
I was just joking around mandara! No criticism intended!
I just hope my two year old great-niece does not don a bedsheet and start insisting that we call her..”Reverend mother!!”
This sounds like something that I heard discussed by my sister’s husband’s cousin’s brother’s aunties’ best friend’s priest’s chief advisor and a budhist eunuch!!
Ahem!! 😈 🙄
“Princess Leia!” 😯
Star Wars!!??!! 😕
Lord help me!! 😆
“Ayn Rand?” 😈
Huge box of pure milk chocolate from spouse,..dinner at favorite seafood restaurant with said spouse (sans offspring),…a romantic evening with a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire in a fire place at a secluded Ohio outdoor resort,…and
…….DAMMIT 😯 😕
….I just woke ! Yawn!! 😥 😉4th February 2005 at 5:31 am in reply to: Back from drinking in FL & getting a shade country in TX #74036
Now on to a fascinating question,..what would you do to achieve your heart’s desire? The BSG folks have to cross an entire universe to achieve their hearts’ desire,..not just to survive but to continue their culture and honor their beliefs and their very humanity by surviving. 😯
What would you consider your heart’s desire, and what would you,..oh Sidhecafe,..be willing to do to achieve it?
Just askin’!! 😛
A New Twist On An Old Story! (part 3)
(What was once called Valdron’s disclaimer!!)
The self-styled “Dead man-Space Man” looked in the direction of the lumberyard. Flames were shooting up over the horizon.
“Did you just walk off and leave any innocent people,.who were working there, to be burned to death?” I asked him with increasing urgency. The Divine-looking corpse glared at me with narrowed eyes and I saw that his lips noticibly had tightened.
“Are you certain that you have no knowledge of the reputation of Divine Assassins?” he responded to my question with a question.
“Hell no!!” I squacked back at him, “I’m just a’wantin to know if I should leave here and tell my son to go dial the 911 number and give them some information as to where to go if you left someone to burn to death at that durn lumberyard!”
The look that I got from the talking corpse at that comment told me that in another moment if I didn’t change my line of conversation with him,.I was going to definitely find out just how he used that weapon thingie, which was either attached to his wrist or built right into it!
Between tightened narrowed lips and a face that he made as blank as possible, he seemed to almost spit out at me, “I am Kai,..Last of the Brunnin G,..and I would have no motivation to leave anyone to be burned alive at the cellulose dumping ground. There was no one at the cellulose dumping ground when I hit the wire grid, which seems to have caused the fire!!”
“So you admit to setting the place on fire?” I squawked at him,.”Yipe! No wonder that you was runnin’ away! You’re an arsonist!!”
Sirens began to sound so loudly that even I could make them out and flashing lights in the distance told me that someone had called the fire Departments and the Emergency Response Squads.
My anger overode my good sense and I turned angrily to the Dead man and demanded of him, “Why didn’t you call for help unless you set the fire?? Huh? And if you fell out of an aircraft,..why didn’t you go splat,..huh?
And don’t tell me that you fell out of an aircraft when you was up so high that you dang near was ready to touch the Van Alllen Radiation belts!! Next you’ll be a’claiming to be a’ coming from Mars or something!!
You’re a danged arsonist,..that’s what you are!! You’re a barn-burner if I ever saw one!! I had more lies told to me in the past couple of minutes as I had lies told to me alla’ last week! Your story is just so..so…so..!”
“Unbelievable?” my “self-proclaimed visitor from the heavens” seemed to go tight all over at my berating. His breath seemed to come out of him in sort of a little hiss, and then he drew in air again in a most unnatural way. It was…almost as if he wasn’t really a living breathing creature,..but a walking bellows!!
With another unnatural hiss,..Mr Space-Man fed me his “line”..again,..”As I’ve explained to you before,..I’M ALREADY DEAD!! My body was made into that of a Divine Assassin…!”
Before we could continue our debate as to the”living-versus-non-living-state” of his being, the Dead Man suddenly snapped his head in the direction from which I had just come. He looked back at me and I swear by the light of my flashlight on his face,..I swear I could see why the poor critter was swapping “out-of-his-head-lies” with me about the way he was! The poor bugger had the “pale-skin-jaundice!!” His eyes were clear yellow!! I caught my breath and clucked in pity fer him!! With pale skin such as he had,..his circulation had to be way off!
The “Dead Guy” made an attempt to stand up and sort of staggered back on his rump with his legs splayed out! I sure as hell wasn’t going to try to help him,.if he didn’t ask me! Then, I’d have to touch him without gloves! I didna’ wanta’ get the “jaundice!!”
The Dead Guy gave me another glance and another snake-like hiss seemed to come out of him! (This made sense as the really advanced stages of THAT kind of jaundice also signifies certain types of lung problems!!) He did the wrist-clicking again and pointed that wrist in the direction from which I had first approached him.
“Get behind me!” he growled at me in an almost mechanical voice, “Another living female is approaching us!”
(To be continued!)21st January 2005 at 11:06 pm in reply to: Brian Downey and Paul Donovan begin shooting a new project. #73950
I am going right to his site to find out what is up! 😀
A New Twist On An Old Story
(What used to be called Valdron’s Disclaimer!)
Under the beam of the flashlight, the Dead man not only opened his eyes,.but asked a question!!
“Have you seen a burning moth go down? It was piloted by a love slave, named Xev. She is dressed in a lizard skin.”
“I am heading towards a bright light, that went down about a quarter of a mile from here!” I stammered out to this “talking corpse,”…(One does not often meet “talking corpses” in back cow pastures,..even in these parts of the state!!),..”Could that be your aircraft?”
I looked down at the corpse-like body,..which had spoken to me quite clearly. I hoped that the night air was not getting to me! Night air is still rumoured, in these parts of Ohio, to be quite toxic to the brain. Holding a conversation with a corpse,..as I was,..could be direct proof of the fetidness of night air on one’s brain!!
“High up in your atmosphere,” The Dead man announced to my stupfaction, “The moth that Xev and I were piloting,..was struck by an unleashed flow of electrons. The right side of the moth was blasted out. The moth was still able to fly on, but it was burning and it could not have flown much farther.”
“How far up were you when all of this happened?” I asked quite doubtfully.
“The moth was in the belt of radiation, which surrounds your planet.” was the reply.
“Haw me ’round a bit! Yer joshin’!” I snorted at the Dead Guy, “If you fell from an aircraft near the Van Allen Radiation belt,.you’d have come down so hard that you would have left a crater and your bod would be splattered to pieces after you landed,..quite dead!”
I stated all of this with a certain smugness. Fool with me,..hah! This Dead Guy didn’t know who he was a ‘dealin’ with!!
The corpse sat up,..glanced at me quickly, raised its’ right wrist as it clicked said wrist with its’ left hand and pointed it at me as if he were going to use it as a weapon or something of that catagory. Just as unexpectedly,.he lowered his wrist. I had gotten the distinct impression that unpleasant consequences would follow for me if I again implied that this said corpse was in error as to something that he had said.
Then,..just as suddenly,..the Dead guy..”pouted!” (He pouted?) His wrist went back to his side. With a perfectly expressionless face,.he said to me as if he was repeating a mantra,..”The Dead do not get annoyed!!”
“No,” I blurted out, “The Dead are just dead! Hey,..man! Are you sure that someone didn’t just give you some bad cider down at Kiki’s Cafe up in town and you came down here and slept it off?”
My jibe didn’t shake the Dead Man’s cool.
“I am dead. I am Divine Assassin. I was decarbonized. When the Dead are made into Divine Assassins, they do not splatter upon impact with the dirt of a so-called type 13 planet.” he stated this quite blankly as he said it so matter of factly, “And I did leave a crater in the middle of the cellulose dumping ground where my body impacted. I came down on a grid, filled with wire of a type used to transport electrons. This has knocked me slightly out of alighnment, but my systems are repairing themselves. As I asked you before, have you seen a gigantic burning moth,.suitable for space transport,..piloted by a love slave,..who is dressed in a lizard skin?”
“No!” I muttered as much to myself as to the Dead man, “But if I didn’t have to find the source of that bright light, which scared the hell out of my family,..I’d be on MY way to KooKoo’s Cafe to get a hard cider! Talking to a corpse in a back cow pasture is not easy on one’s nerves. I wonder if this is all not just the result of such a spree!! Talking to Dead Space Men in Zeke Miller’s back pasture is not one’s everyday experience!!
And What the hell is a love slave?”
“The flames seem to be burning hotter from the changing colors visible in it’s color spectrum. ” The corpse broke up my musings as he gazed at the flames, which were shooting up in the direction of the lumberyard and visible a quarter of a mile away from our spot in the pasture, “I will answer your question about love slaves..later!”
With a distinct feeling of rising alarm,..I asked the “self-styled’ Divine Assasin, “Would you just walk off and leave innocent people, who might have been working there,..to be burned to death?”
(to be continued!)
Now you have me scratching around to get out of my comfortably complacent existence and go look for the books you just described and very good descriptions they were too! 😀
Can you tell a little more about it? 8)
I’ve always felt that there must be more to it,..especially since the ending was set up for perhaps a mini-series or something to follow!!
And no matter what,..I can always see Kai..returning in some form or another! 😛
That’s just my opinion,..of course!
This sounds good!
I WILL NOT say he is a “kai clone”……….
That charactor is just perfect for an actor like M&M!!
I am only 24% geek!
UMMMMMMM-dula!! 😯 😯
😈 ……followed by muttering and sprinklings of “mole-dust!)
ZOTZ! 👿 😈 😡 😈 😈
Well you did say to “POST A SPELL,”..didn’t you, Frey? 😈
That did not have the…”bite”….of Lexx!!!
then both…begin again!! 😯 😀 😀 😉
To go with the real live fan girl…”Mary Sues?” 😈
Buddy, who puts himself and Incredible-Man in danger a hundred times to satisfy his need to actually become–“the hero”–even at the expense of the true hero–Incredible-Man, but never goes onto become whoever the real “Buddy,” himself,..could have been.
It is sad.
“Buddy” had brains, which he could have used to makle a REAL hero of himself with his inventions…instead of trying to become a clone of the less intelligent..”I-Man”..(Mr. InCredible) He ends up trying to destroy his “hero’ instead of living up to that “hero’s” principles!!
I saw the part of the Incredibles Movie..where the baby is snatched by “Buddy-Sue-fan-boy!” 😯
Luckily,..the Incredible Baby had powers of his own!! 😛 😀
After such an experience, I would think that the family in the movie would have been very hard put to have to enjoyed being around the rest of the human race and not fade into a blessed “obscurity!”
In the movie,..I am glad the InCredibles decided to work together as a family in such a way that they were able to be the “incredible” people that they were..and have a normal life!! Whatever a normal life is “suppozed”..to be!!” ❓ ❓ ❓ ❗
😯 😯 😯 Don’t ask me how that happened! I’d have to…write a book about it!! (Grins!) 😆
Gigashadow has always been my favorite Lexx movie (Season 1),..as I feel it shows Kai as about emotionally human as he can be..given the situation that he is in!! I also really liked the lovely kiss that Kai gaves Zev at the end of the movie and the sweet way that he laid his head on her shoulder in an effort to seek relief from his situation. Gigashadow will always be my favorite Lexx movie!! 🙂