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My 2 Cents on Episode 2.18: Brigadoom
(7/29/02)


A little belated, I know, but I figure I’d better say my piece.

To put it in a single word: WOW!

Two words: HELL YEAH!

A single phrase: I AM NOT WORTHY!

This episode ruled. I have to say I had my doubts going in. I’ve frequently made known how leery I am of anything with a mountain of hype surrounding it, and like a lot of my uncultured ilk, I’m not a huge fan of musicals. However I am willing to make the occasional exception, and I’m pleased to report that Brigadoom is one of those exceptions. It was great!

The intro, with that eerie mist and the always haunting Brunnen-G fight song, really sucks you in, and brings to mind Kai’s season 4 references to the Dream Zone/Other Zone. Could this perpetual performance be an extension of such a place?

Once the background players were introduced and the performance started I had my reservations, but believe it or not it was the songs themselves that grabbed hold of me. Some of them are down right catchy. Whoever wrote them, be it the beans or Marty Simon, did a top notch job*. The singing was impressive all around, and I must say that Mike and Xenia have pretty good voices. McManus, in particular, seemed right at home on the stage, as this was clearly his kind of performance.

For anyone with a photographic memory (or a DVD player within arm’s reach), I have a question: were those Brunnen-G actors the same ones who accompanied Kai on his ill-fated assault at the beginning of IWHS (I can’t remember if they showed any of the others or not)? If so, kudos to the beans for their continuity. All of the performers did a great job, but I have to say that that one bug-eyed BG (you know who I’m talking about) looked like a man who’d just injected two cups of coffee directly into his aorta.

The main reason why I loved this episode so much is because it finally blows the lid off Kai’s past, and presents us with a wealth of information about the show’s central character (yeah, I’m a Stan fan first and foremost, but Lexx begins and ends with Kai…the others are just along for the ride). It answers such lingering questions as: just what the hell were the BG thinking attacking the Foreshadow with six rinky-dink little fighters?

We learned that after dusting off the insects, the BG sought to defeat their oldest enemy: death. That really got me to thinking:

SEASON 4 SPOILER


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In The Game, Prince comments that their chess game mirrors the battle they have been fighting for some time now. That phrase kind of takes on a new meaning, since it is revealed that Prince is the angel of death (according to the man himself anyway…I still have my doubts). It appears the statement has less to do with he and Kai than it does the Brunnen-G’s fanatical struggle to overcome death. I love how that very scene now serves to tie together the events of season 4 with the events that took place thousands of years before IWHS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This episode also furthers Kai’s status as a tragic hero. Simply put, he dared to challenge the status quo, dared to ask "dangerous" questions, and was summarily shunned for it (Socrates anyone?). True, while his venture into the outside world did nothing to save his planet, one has to think that were it not for his curiosity, perhaps there would have been no prophecy at all (and no show…yeah…think about it…).

I think it’s clear that the Brunnen-G’s isolation from the rest of humanity was what allowed the Divine Order to able to spread throughout the universe unchecked. I’d have to think that the BG warrior culture that triumphed in the insect wars could have utterly trounced the fledgling Divine Order. But alas, all of this death, destruction, and conquest was completely off their insular radar. Yet another example of why this story is so tragic, as Kai’s people inadvertently begot the suppression of the universe and the near-extinction of the human race by turning a blind eye to all the goings on.

Speaking of the BG, Xev once commented that Kai is the most frustrating man alive (or not alive…I forget how that whole thing works sometimes). Well, we certainly see where he gets it from. The Brunnen-G have got to be the most frustrating culture in the two universes. They went to absolutely ridiculous lengths to escape death, then once they learn of their impending doom they welcome it with open arms. If I were Kai (and God willing, minus the chopped out organs part, some day I will be) those people would have had me tearing out my oddly styled, mysteriously erect hair after hearing the BG’s decision.

The best scene in the entire episode, bar none, had to be when the stage transformed into a field of stars, and the cast began singing the Brunnen-G fight song while we were treated to shots of the stingers going into battle. That got my blood going, and before it was over I was singing along.

I have seen this episode compared to both a passion play, and a morality tale. While I noticed shades of both, I’m going to have to throw my lot in with those who maintain that the entire production was put on for Stan’s sake (tie goes to the Stunner, after all). Notice how he was sucked into the performance, in full spite of his unwavering desire to just get the hell out of there. In the end he finally woke up and realized that if you’ve got to go, you might as well go out on your own terms. The moral to this story, basically: it’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees.

I can’t say enough good things about this episode. I thought season 2 peaked with Wake the Dead, but this ep left even WTD in its dust. Heck, this is right up there with my beloved Game. I’m glad I waited all this time to finally see this ep. I may not have liked it so much if I’d seen it before I came to fully appreciate Lexx. But, as it is, this episode thrilled me, and will be one of the first I purchase when I eventually set aside enough scratch to start up my DVD collection.

Last but not least: does anyone know where I could download the songs from this ep? Particularly Good Way to Die, as I’ve had it stuck in my head for the past few days. Personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing them release the entire Brigadoom soundtrack as a separate album. Do I smell another petition coming on???????

Cheery bye.

* Upon initially posting this review on the bboard, PeridotEyes informed me that the lyrics were penned by Paul Donovan, Lex Giggerof and Gigerof’s brother, Andre Haines. Lex had a number of cameos, including the HDS avatar in IWHS and the emcee in Lafftrak. Andre Haines was in Lafftrak as one of the Leester/Leeber fighter pilots, the season 3 ep Girltown, and a few others.

The actual music was borrowed from German children’s songs, so if any of our resident Deutschlanders can help me out, I’d be most appreciative (Shenandora, Aena, I’m looking to you first).

A much, much, much belated thanks to PE for that heads up. You rock!!!!!

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Thank you, Bilbo, for this review! Although no Prince in this episode, I really love it.

In The Game, Prince comments that their chess game mirrors the battle they have been fighting for some time now. That phrase kind of takes on a new meaning, since it is revealed that Prince is the angel of death (according to the man himself anyway…I still have my doubts). It appears the statement has less to do with he and Kai than it does the Brunnen-G’s fanatical struggle to overcome death. I love how that very scene now serves to tie together the events of season 4 with the events that took place thousands of years before IWHS.

Wow, I never brought the both eps in connection, those are really great thoughts! I will defenitely watch them again and find out for myself.

The best scene in the entire episode, bar none, had to be when the stage transformed into a field of stars, and the cast began singing the Brunnen-G fight song while we were treated to shots of the stingers going into battle. That got my blood going, and before it was over I was singing along.

That scene brought tears into my eyes, it really is well done.

Last but not least: does anyone know where I could download the songs from this ep? Particularly Good Way to Die, as I’ve had it stuck in my head for the past few days. Personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing them release the entire Brigadoom soundtrack as a separate album. Do I smell another petition coming on???????

Oh, that would be great! I'd defenitely be in/with this petition!!!

The actual music was borrowed from German children’s songs, so if any of our resident Deutschlanders can help me out, I’d be most appreciative (Shenandora, Aena, I’m looking to you first).

When I was a child - and later also - I was humming this song, mostly while taking a shower. I couldn't remember what it was and I never asked my parents, but I will defenitely do so now. I'll let you know when I found out more about it...

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This is my absolute favorite episode from season two.  The story is very telling of Kai's bravery.  I had not seen the four movies yet when I first saw this episode, so before this, I'd only seen some glimpses of Kai's past, and this tied it together so much more for me.  I loved the music, simple though it was, and it only took them 8 days to make this episode, it was all done very quickly, yet is the best ep of season two IMO.

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I loved this ep, but it did take a bit to get used to the idea....the theatrical setting really was gorgeous and the Master of Ceremonies was very professional. I'm sure that the cast had a great time performing in a stage setting...and we get to see Patty for the first time !

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damn.. I wish I had won the bid on the Key to Kai's prison cell..

loved this episode..loved the songs, the music and Kai singing? Who knew the boy had a voice..

Stan and his reluctance to join the reindeer's in their games..usual Stan..and finally did anyone notice how 'normal' Kai's hairdo looked when the other Brunnen-G's came out wearing versions of it? That surprised me..I always thought he looked weird but when the rest of the cast came out it looked pretty good..

Costumes were yummy too and I'm one of those rare and elite people who got to see Kai's rainbow costume up close and personal!

Jealous?

Tough!

:D chessie! 

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I got to see Kai's rainbow suit up close and personal too, thanks to CheshireKat.  It is so beautifully made, the detail and work that went into it is amazing, such bright colors too, truly a work of art.

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Okay, I still don't know the titel of the song, but the following is at least the text of it:

Schlaf mein Kindchen,
schlaf ein Stündchen,
~bajuskibajuu~
Silbermond und Wolkenschäfchen
schau´n von oben zu


Translation:

Sleep my little child,
sleep an hour,
~bajuskibajuu~
Silvermoon and cloud lambs
watch you from above


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I adored this episode as it was *so* original in it's story telling and the music was so simple yet effective. Andre Haines (Lex Gigaroff's brother) said that he had to dub some of the voices for the characters, by using his own (the two friends of Kai), and did all the musical arrangements for the episode as well.

But oohh ya! Our boy Michael sang wonderfully as did Xenia, and some of you might have spotted Patricia Zentilli in the chorus as well. But my favorite was the Time Prophet Song, and I still try to deepen my voice for that Marlena Deitrich(s/p?) effect!

*Wistfully reaches for the old video of that ep*

BuggyXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:)

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I agree Buggy, the episode is outstanding and a benchmark in Scifi TV history for being a musical first and a Scifi show second.

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Shenandora wrote: Okay, I still don't know the titel of the song, but the following is at least the text of it:

Schlaf mein Kindchen,
schlaf ein Stündchen,
~bajuskibajuu~
Silbermond und Wolkenschäfchen
schau´n von oben zu


Translation:

Sleep my little child,
sleep an hour,
~bajuskibajuu~
Silvermoon and cloud lambs
watch you from above




Awesome Shen!

I take it this particular song served as the basis for Good Way To Die?  It seems to fit with the tune (yes, I sang it aloud...piss-poor German pronunciation and all).

Were you able to find any other information about it (or about any of the other songs, for that matter)?


 

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Bilbo wrote:
Awesome Shen!

I take it this particular song served as the basis for
Good Way To Die?  It seems to fit with the tune (yes, I sang it aloud...piss-poor German pronunciation and all).

Yes, your're right. That's the song. Damn distance...otherwise I would offer you some private German lessons and sing that song for you ;-)

Were you able to find any other information about it (or about any of the other songs, for that matter)?


I will take that ep with me to my family next weekend so that they can listen to all songs. As soon as I find out more I'll let ya know...

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Shenandora wrote: Yes, your're right. That's the song. Damn distance...otherwise I would offer you some private German lessons and sing that song for you ;-)

To quote a character from my fan-fic: I'm a lethally quick study

(provided I can reign in my untrustworthy attention for more than ten seconds)

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One of the other songs was this one: Summ Summ Summ

Refrain: Summ, summ, summ, Bienchen summ herum.
(1) Ei wir tun dir nichts zuleide, flieg nur aus, in Wald und Heide.
Refrain:
Summ, summ, summ, Bienchen summ herum.


(2) Sonne über allen Wegen, Blütenduft weht uns entgegen.


(3) Such in Töpfchen, such in Blümchen, dir ein Tröpfchen, dir ein Krümchen. 


(4) Kehre heim mit reicher Habe, bau uns manche volle Wabe. 


(5) Füll mit süßem Saft die Waben, wollen uns mit Honig laben.


Translation (as far as it makes sense...hope it does): humm humm humm

chorus: humm humm humm, bee humm around

1) oi, we won´t harm you, just fly out, to glen and heath.

chorus: humm humm humm, bee humm around

2)sun above all paths, blossom scent drifts towards us.

chorus: humm humm humm, bee humm around

3)Seek in potty, seek in floret, yourself a droplet, yourself a crumb.

chorus: humm humm humm, bee humm around

5) Return home with rich possessions, build us some filled honeycomb.

chorus: humm humm humm, bee humm around

6) Fill with sweet juice the honeycombs, want to refresh ourselves with honey.

 

Which Brigadoom song? Think it was the very first one.... humm humm humm - dull dull dull

Not quite sure....but I think so....

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Aenea wrote: Which Brigadoom song? Think it was the very first one.... humm humm humm - dull dull dull

Not quite sure....but I think so....

Pretty sure you're right...the lyrics seem to mesh perfectly with the rhythm (in other words, I made yet another futile attempt to sing in German).

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Oh, thanks, Aenea. Yes, that should be the song.

Well, I'm still trying to get the other German songs, but unfortunately part of my family no longer own a DVD player. I'm going to tape all eps, since my mom is a Lexx fan as well. I told her about Prince, but she never saw s3, 'only' s1 and 2 ;-)

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Thought the following would go better here than under Ebay auctions:

And -I give it Honorable mention (because they mention LEXX among their trivia!) Looking under LEXX and "Item and Description" on ebay today yielded the following that gave me a 'double-take' the instant I saw it:



BRIGADOON DELUXE LETTER-BOX EDITION laserdisc movie.

My first thought -Where'd that come from? But it wasn't LEXX, but they did write some interesting background in their description that obviously pertains to the LEXX episode too:



COMMENTS:  [from Wikipedia]  Brigadoon is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, first produced in 1947. It tells the story of a mysterious village in Scotland, which appears for only one day every hundred years. Far from being a curse, the enchantment is viewed by the villagers as a blessing. According to their covenant with God, no one from Brigadoon may ever leave the village, or the enchantment will be broken and Brigadoon and all its inhabitants will disappear into the mist forever. Two American tourists, lost in the Highlands, stumble upon the village just as a wedding is about to be celebrated, and their arrival has serious implications for the village's inhabitants.


Origins of the name
Lerner's story was based on a much older German story by Friedrich Gerstäcker about the mythical, German village of Germelshausen that fell under an evil, magic curse. In 1947, memories of the second World War were too fresh to present a German-themed musical on Broadway, so Lerner reimagined the story in Scotland, complete with kilts, bonnie lassies, bagpipes, Highland flings and "Heather on the Hill". Lerner's name for his imaginary locale was probably based on a well-known Scottish landmark, the Brig o' Doon (Bridge of Doon), in Alloway, Scotland, in the heart of Robert Burns country. According to Burns' poem Tam o'Shanter, this 13th century stone bridge is where the legendary Tam o' Shanter fled on his horse Meg in order to escape from three witches who were chasing him.


"Brig" is a common Lowland Scots word, meaning "bridge". It occurs in several English versions of Scottish placenames, e.g. "Brig O' Turk".

Other sources suggest that "Brigadoon" was constructed from the Gaelic words: briga which means "strife" or "hill", and dùn which means "hill, hill fort, or hill village." The name may also be a reference to the Celtic Goddess Brigid, as in "Brigid's Hill."

http://cgi.ebay.com/Laserdisc-Brigadoon-Deluxe-Letter-Box-Edition_W0QQitemZ120097302247QQcategoryZ381QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Yeah the story idea for Brigadoom did come about from the original movie. The premise is a place that you stumble onto that is out of time and in a different place than you normally would see. The original movie was actually a famous play first and then made into a film, the Lexx episode just sort of 'appropriated' the idea just a bit.

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I did not find "briga" in my Gaelic dictionaries, so I have no idea where they've got that idea from. Even trying to accomodate for possible spelling errors didn't help turn anything up*. A reverse search for "hill" and "strife" didn't result in anything that was even remotely close. Too bad they didn't say what their sources are.

Dùn is indeed a fortress or fortification, as in Dùn Èideann = Edinburgh.

So far my dà sgillin (two cents) to that :c030a:

 

Shen is spot on with the German songs though, I never noticed that:rofl:


* The phonetically closest word I could find is briogais = pants. No kidding!

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I must say, this episode really enchanted me, and again proved to me that LEXX is more than just an evil sex-crazed violent show xD. Plus, the singing itself, was pure brilliance :D

Long live Brigadoom, and the Brunnen G *salutes in respect*

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While getting some background on Kai's past and the Brunnen-G culture was nice, this episode isn't one of my favourites: the singing is often just slightly out of tune. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the Lexx writers throwing in a musical; rather daring, and funny. And I always enjoy the fight song - terribly. What I actually liked best was the dawning realisation that the ensemble performing the same musical again and again, for all eternity, is a mere repetition of their earlier insular behaviour. The Brunnen-G tend to get stuck in time, it would appear.

One question never got answered, perhaps I missed it, or perhaps somebody else knows... I've always wondered about the mark on Kai's cheek, and indeed many, but not all, of his kinsmen have it. It seems that the Brunnen-G women didn't have one; is that observation correct? Would it be only males or Brunnen-G warriors who have it? (And if the latter: what about female warriors?)

Btw. for those who want the Brigadoom tracks: I stumbled upon them a few weeks ago. Lemme check where I saw them... Ah yes:
http://www.lexxdomain.com/brigadoom2.php

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Hello Karen and welcome to Lexxverse..now if I remember correctly Kai's marking was a map to his home, Brunnis2, a way for the romantic warrior to find his way back..also if you want more Lexx music the best way to find it, since Maya has logged it all on the http://www.michael-mcmanus.com site..look for the Kai-pod and listen to your heart's content.. 

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Hey there!
Since I am a piano player and some pieces of this episode sounded familiar to me, I think I finally can help out with three more songs.

"Go beyond" must base on "Hänschen Klein (ging allein). For sure they did some transposing to this, but I am quite sure "Hänshcen klein" was the template for it.

The two love songs "Farewell" and "Two hearts" could be from "Weißt Du wie viel Sternlein stehen". Iam not 100% sure thus the original is a bit different in some tunes, but accordingly to the transposal and lots of accordances (hope this is the right term for it) to the german original.

And the last I could find out was "Brunnen G" (We are the Brunnen G...). This definatley comes from "Ein Männlein steht im Walde". There are as well some transposals in it, but this is it for sure.

I hope you still wanted to find this things out an are happy about his answers.

I probably can manage to write down some of the notes when I listen to the music, try playing it on the piano and then write it up. But it isn't that easy because there are voices on it and I can't hear every tone from the piano.
But it could be possible accordingly to have the original piano themes of ther german songs.

Who the hell did find out that they used german children songs??? This fact was really a hepl for my why so many songs sounded so familiar.
In german I would say "Hut ab" for the person... I don't know the correct english translation but I'll try: "Kudos!" or "Hats off" (that's what my dictionary sais... hope you understand)

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Maby I can manage to write down notes for the rish "Vaiyo A-O" if I get the sound file. But that is really hard stuff since they never show him completely playing all tones on the piano.

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Well I have just seen a lot of vocabulary mistakes in my two statements ... please don't be angry with me ...

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I would be interested in your versions of the songs for Brigadoom, Warpax. And thanks for explaining some of the original songs. :)

I was playing around with one of them the other day trying to figure out the chords - it would be nice to be able to play them, and possibly get them out of my head! :p

My background is in singing, not piano, so I would love to work out the harmonies for the parts the ensemble are singing.

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Brigadoom is one of my favourites episode, if not my favourite. I've always been a fan of musicals, and I've always found they communicate the story and the emotions in an incredibly direct way, straight to my brain. Brigadoom certainly did this. And it has given me plenty of music to ponder for weeks after.

And it was a story about my favourite character... ;)

I loved seeing a glimpse of the living Kai. Do you think he was 'alive' while he was on stage? I mean do you think he could feel and think as he did when he was alive? His smile when Xev asks if this was how things really were seems to suggest to me he did. If so, then that makes his choice to leave the theatre and go with Stan and Xev to fight Mantrid even braver.

As for the music, I really enjoyed this. I was initially worried about Kai singing, as often singing voices are different to speaking voices and I didn't want it to ruin my memories of Kai's gorgeous speaking voice. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised how well both he and Xev could sing, even if they weren't up to the level of the ensemble singers.

I enjoyed the tunes, and I thought they were beautifully performed by the ensemble and even the cheesy stuff was done well. My favourite song has to be "We are the Brunnen G". I love the way the major and minor verses reflect the points of view of Kai and the older Brunnen G.

A question - is the voice of His Shadow in Brigadoom the same as in I Worship His Shadow? I don't think it is, and I wondered if it was the same actor who played Dr Longbore, but I'm not sure.

Another question - were the actors actually Brunnen G? Or were they some other race/species who were playing Brunnen G for that performance? And if they perform this show over and over again, was this just a special occasion where they happened to have the real Kai to fill in the role for a change? Or do they do different shows all the time? Probably not questions that really have answers, but they're just my musings for the moment.

Oh, and one other questions, I seem to recall reading something about the fight song where they overdubbed Michael's voice over it, but I can't find a version that sounds like he's singing it anywhere. Does anyone know of one? Not sure now if I didn't just make that up.

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Hey there Delyth, the first music sheet (Two Hearts-Duett" is on the MM site now. Lyrics included, chords on it, melody on it. I will try selected other ones, maybe "Time Prophet" next. The more singers in it, the harder for me to hear chords and melody. Thus I already found the original German Children Songs-Sheets, they did a lot of extras and changes to them so I cannot really rely on them :)

But I think the first on went out quite well.


To your last question, I think I can remeber him singing direct in season 1.1. when he and his comrades face the Foreshadow. I think he was singing there.

And to the Thatre-People, I think they said they were Brunnen-G and lost/traveling in time. But I might be wrong

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Delyth,

Yes, the voice of the shadow in both Episode 1.1 and Brigadoom is the actor who does Dr. Longbore.  The only one that's not the same actor is the very very first shadow that killed living Kai after he crashes into to foreshadow.

I can't remember if the shadow's voice from the chess game is also the same, I'll have to go watch it again.

And the Brunnen G Fight Song that is used in the opening credits of every episode and in Brigadoom is not Michael's voice.  Warpax is very correct that the only time we actually hear him singing it is as he and his comrades attack the foreshadow.

Y'know what though.  My very favorite instance of Kai truly singing was in "The Trip", the episode where Xev and Stan eat the berries from Lyekka and have all the hallucinations.  It was just wonderful that Kai sang songs from Brigadoom to that flower thingy that sparkled because it liked his voice.  I almost cried, it was so sweet.

Anyway, that's my two cents.

Squish and Squishling

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Mana: 
To answer the question of Kai leaving the theater, perhaps he saw it as simply trading one form of living death for another? When you look at the interaction between the Newborns and the 'elders', the Newborns saw how their elders lived as a living death. The elders were simply existing and the culture was to put it bluntly, stagnant. Kai being a Newborn at his death would have held the same views as his peers.

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Mana: 
Squish - I just checked out 'trip' and you're right, I had forgotten Kai sang something from Brigadoom for that. Very nice! :)
I has assumed if was Yo Way Yo again. As much as I like Yo Way Yo I did find it a little annoying that it was almost the only song Kai seemed to sing - lost a little impact for me in the final episode because of this sadly.

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I loved the story of Kai and the frustration he felt. I love his voice he is extremely talented. I loved the watching the dancing and sing from the rest of the cast. But it made me feel very sad knowing he was doomed. He was marked and was going to join them eventually but a favorite episode.

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I remember something else how advanced they were how they cheated death. When they a achieved this they became fearful then empty shells of a once proud race of warriors. Even though Kai died and was undead I think he was the only one who truly lived. Did not sub come to the empty emotional death his people had. They had made themselves forget who they once been and who they were. By cheating death they had set themselves up for self distribution. Kai was the last hope one way or another even when he was undead the light shinned with him.



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