L.E.X.X

11 years ago | Pete Tzinski (Member)

I was reminded of this by the recent discussion of Babylon 5, and Firefly, and Farscape, and so forth...

....does anyone remember the TV series "L.E.X.X."?

I used to catch the episodes randomly, at about 12:30 in the morning, while living in my first apartment (before I was even married, lor' that takes me back). I would see them randomly, occasionally fall asleep during them, I never had any clue what on earth this thing was, and whether or not it was good or bad.

Years and years later, I googled it and discovered that, primarily, no one else was quite sure if it had been good or bad either... :)

So. Did you lot watch it? Remember it? Have ANY idea what I'm talking about? Like it?

I think it's available through Netflix. I'm tempted to get it and watch it again. If nothing else, it would probably weird out my wife. And she's got a pretty high weirdness threshhold... :D

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  1. Chris Poirier (Moderator)

    Posted 11 years ago

    Oh, some of us are quite certain that it was bad. ;-)

  2. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    I saw the first few episodes, and it was pretty bad indeed. Hard to follow sci-fantasy schlock. I suppose if you gave it enough time to get used to the weird and random plots and characters you might be able to enjoy it, but the beginning of LEXX makes B5's first season look like a goddamn creative masterpiece.

    Regards,
    Ryan

  3. Pete Tzinski (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    I suspect now that it was probably a show which only achieved decency by being watched, half-asleep, at 12:30 in the morning, every now and then. :)

  4. Kristine (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    So you're suggesting if I were to admit to having seen it entirely, from start to finish, and found it an enjoyable escape from normal television - taken on face value as what it was meant to be - you'd all look down on me?

    If that's the case, then it was drek. :)

  5. Kyt Dotson (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    I Worship His Divine Shadow!

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  6. Kristine (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    "I am the Lexx. I am the most powerful weapon of destruction in the two universes. I was grown on the Cluster, which is ruled by His Shadow. The food was good there. My captain is Stanley Tweedle. I blow up planets for him."

  7. Kyt Dotson (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    So...who here can sing almost every song from the Fall of the Brunnen-G episode?

    Is that a bad thing? I love Kai. I guess that I just have a thing for other tragic black clads, especially those with epic heroic dramas.

    http://www.blackhatmagick.com
    BLACK HAT MAGICK vol 2: TANGO & CACHE - Not your ordinary detective agency
  8. Pete Tzinski (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    Well that settles it. The LEXX series have been added to my Netflix queue. Time to see what they're all about then.

  9. Kristine (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    Kai was the best dead man I've seen in a series :)

  10. S.A. Hunter (Moderator)

    Posted 11 years ago

    It's claim to fame was being a T&A Sci-fi series, but the Sci-Fi Network edited out or pixelated the T&A. The aesthetic on that show was weird. 790 seemed to be gleefully rolling down the Uncanny Valley, and Kai's hair defied physics. Near the end of the series, it went gonzo I think.

  11. Sarah Suleski (Aspiring Mudpie)

    Posted 11 years ago

    I've never watched it myself, but happen to know a bit about it thanks to having a friend who was quite attached to Kai.... Mainly I've seen lots of pictures of Kai.

    I am a writer, a writer of fictions... and I've written pages upon pages trying to rid you from my bones
    (lyric from The Engine Driver by The Decemberists)
  12. Kristine (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    Well even as a fan of the show, I agree near the end it went completely gonzo. But for a while, it was a fun ride :)

  13. S.A. Hunter (Moderator)

    Posted 11 years ago

    I had a sick fascination with the show. I liked Tweedle.

  14. ellymelly (Member)

    Posted 11 years ago

    it contained some of the best story arcing i've ever seen... especially in relation to kai :) it must be said that it is a series you watch from the beginning - you won't get it otherwise. i refused to watch it for years but i finally sat down with it and it has taught me some wonderful lessons in writing. yes, some episodes were random, but what show doesn't have those? lol

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