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Martouf

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Anybody watch it? Australia shows 3 episodes every weekend (very late at nigh..... early morning) So far i have watched a couple and missed a few and thought 'its alright' although it seems far more guesome then Stargate or Farscape, but it's got a good story line!

i know that padders has plans for a talklexx.com, so does anybody else watch Lexx?
 

padders

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i have seen one episode and it bored me to tears. Shame when it is under development by the same people making farscape (culttv). I may try and start from the beginning especially when we get talklexx.com going.
 

Martouf

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hehe, i can't really say i 'liked' it too (mum surely didn't when she saw the opening scenes)

anyway its made by the same people as Farscape? it has a very similar story line doesn't it?
 

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padders.... that's one of the good reasons of the show :) heh, it's not 'bad' in that way sure one of the crew is a love slave but she doesn't exaclty strip, it's more bloody and gutsier (well from what i've watched of it)
 

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I'm with padders. I have seen one episode and don't like it. Definitely it wasn't my cup of tea. ;)
 

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I've been meaning to watch it. I read the couple of articles about it that were in the recent TV Zone (or whatever) Stargate special issue. Sounded....interesting and a bit bizarre. I've been wondering if anyone was watching it and whether it was worth the effort of having to set the vcr (cos it's on so darn late - typical!).

Hmmm, doesn't sound like I've missed anything. Although, it seems to get even more bizarre in the second season.
 

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Does anyone know of any big lexx fans? I need one to help get the new section going like whisperpoe did for roswell. Any ideas?
 

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nope padders, you'll have to do some searching!

Cat; is it on at 11:15 on Fri, Sat and Sun for you?
 

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I have seen part of it once... Oh dear the reason i only saw a part of it... well I fell asleep!
 

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Well it is going to have to wait for its royal inclusion in ascifi.com - dark angel is next (as it starts in the uk in a fortnight) followed by EFC and then the Outer Limits.....
 

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I'll help with talklexx

Hey padders,

I'm a major Lexx fan (what? dark satire? did someone call?!?? ;->). I'd be glad to help out!

Lexx isn't everyone's cuppa, though, folks. Despite how it's promoted, it's a dark satire. Season one is basically the four movies, and people differ in their opinions on which is the favourite. Second season is more like a series of stand-alone episodes strung together - there is a continuing thread, but you don't have to watch one to get the next in the sequence. Season three really went full-on into a metaphysical story arc - that's the one where if you haven't watched the ones before, you can get lost rather quickly. The viewers in USA got royally messed over when SciFi jumbled the viewing order of S2, trying to sell the show as soft-porn - their fallback position which really means "we don't understand it, but you can see T&A and we think you'll flock to that like Pavlov's dogs to the dinner bell, come watch and justify our outrageous salaries".

There are satires and humourous homages all over the place. Various S2 eps "echo" Wizard of Oz, Alien, Rashomon, Blade Runner, spaghetti westerns as a genre, all kinds of stuff from all over. In season three, let's see, we lambaste...Robert's Rules of Order and bureaucracies in general, social extremists, religious dogma...lots of fun. My fave line is from Kai, the dead assassin. [This is probably a s'kosh wrong, I haven't seen my tapes in a few months]:

"I have killed proud warriors. I have killed mothers with their babies. I have killed the strong, the powerful, the weak, and the beautiful. But it has been a long time since I killed a room full of petty bureaucrats!"

(That in itself is a kind of parody, since the character gives that exact same intro-speech several times throughout the series. I'd just finished working for a very obnoxious client when this episode came on, and I loved it!) Season Four begins filming at the end of this month in Halifax, NS.

Again, though, it's not everybody's cuppa. If you can, get ahold of the four movies and watch them. If you are going to be a fan, you'll fall in love with the movies. If you're not...well, you won't beat your head against a stone wall ;->
 

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more rambling

Martouf, the people who make Farscape have nothing to do with Lexx, and vice versa. For fourth season, SciFi channel may (repeat, MAY) be one of the money-folks, but I don't have that information. Lexx started out as a series of four movies made in conjunction with Showtime (US cable station). The rest of the series to date has been a Canada/Germany coproduction.

Martouf, you're definitely right, though, it's not for the faint of stomach. The first four movies are more gruesome, IMHO, than the rest of the series, but the show takes no prisoners. I did think it was amusing when the "heretic" was given an award of merit, and the 50 schoolchildren were sentenced to be eaten by cluster lizards ;-> Gee, those technological glitches can be a pain, can't they?

Vera and padders, check out other episodes before you write the series off - particularly the first four movies. There are certain episodes in S2 that are rather pathetic, and a -=very=- bad intro to the series (Love Grows, used by SciFi US as its "premiere" episode, has very little redeeming value for anyone). Best bets for intros, IMHO, in order: "I Worship His Shadow" (first movie), "Wake the Dead" (season two, send-up of teen slasher flicks), "Woz" (season two, sendup of Wizard of Oz and of more-rabid/cult feminists). Do not watch anything from season three unless you watch season three in sequential order - it can get too confusing too fast, and it's substantially different in tone from the first two seasons, though if you end up liking the series, it's fantastic. A lot of metaphysical discussions spun off of third season. The exec producer says that he thinks that the third season was, in retrospect, "too heavy", so fourth season will be a return to the S2 format: lighter on the surface, more homages and parodies. It's all still a major rumour, but we think we might get Nigel Bennett playing the US President ;->

Yep, you hit a nerve...what made you ask? LOL Off to get coffee!
 

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arr... this is brilliant news, we have a big fan for the site. I will set this one up (check email :) )

I guess i will have to start watching it a bit. It is on tv so randomly on the scifi channel here but i will watch out for it more.
 

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Checked and replied! ;->

The UK may get fourth season before the rest of the world, with the US running dead-last (neener, neener! -=kidding=-). Once again, Canadian Lexxfen will be smuggling tapes south across the border for months!

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Q: So, little girl, what do you want to do when you grow up?
A: I wanna smuggle videotapes across international borders.

(long pause, while the reporter looks nervously at the camera)

Q: (with forced geniality) And why do you want to do that?
A: Because there aren't tape-sniffing dogs!!

:: ba-DUM-bum ::
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Martouf

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well i think the one i saw was one of the movies,

it was about these snakes crawling into people's ears and taking them over, well for starters 'the Lexx' needed food so they went down to this planet, and while lexx was eating Stan and Zev (Kai was dead) explored this heaps big oil rig.... anyway you probably know the episode....
 

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hehe Gateguide...

well thanks togateguide we may have a lexx section very soon :)
 

Martouf

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before all those other shows?
and no i still have not ever heard of EFC,
 
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