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 Posted: Sun May 1st, 2011 11:00 am

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Hopefully everyone can share their memories here!

Your first time watching LEXX - when was it? where did you watch? why did you tune in?

 

My first viewing of LEXX may have been the original broadcast in the spring of 1997, or a subsequent re-run of the original movies.  I recently started a new job, and our office was in the process of moving.  One night, a co-worker and I were moving some stuff from the old location to the new one. 

As we unpacked the boxes at the new place, we had the TV on.  I flipped around randomly and stopped at what looked like some kind of SF show.  (according to wikipedia, it was first broadcast in Toronto on Global TV.) 

I had no idea what this was, but it was immediately addictive!  Some kind of bizarre futuristic setting, wild action and interesting characters.  This was LEXX!  From that day on, I was hooked.  :cool:


Who else remembers their "first time?"

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I was channel hopping and it was the scene where HDS woke Kai. I thought he was the most beautiful man I'd ever seen.

Kai roped me in, but I so loved the wackiness of the show, I stayed!!



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Jensau wrote: I was channel hopping and it was the scene where HDS woke Kai. I thought he was the most beautiful man I'd ever seen.

Kai roped me in, but I so loved the wackiness of the show, I stayed!!
Kai was the big ticket for me too.  It was the hair that caught my attention but then It was his 'personality' that really snared me.



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That hair do caught my attention to on the sci fi previews of Lexx, it looked like a quirky show so I knew I was in. Sci fi ran it out of order, so I never got to see the first Zev right away and they didn't air the movies until August of 2000, so it was kind of in reverse. I liked the dark humor on the show and it didn't hurt that MM was easy on the eyes. :P



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Angel wrote: That hair do caught my attention to on the sci fi previews of Lexx, it looked like a quirky show so I knew I was in. Sci fi ran it out of order, so I never got to see the first Zev right away and they didn't air the movies until August of 2000, so it was kind of in reverse. I liked the dark humor on the show and it didn't hurt that MM was easy on the eyes. :P
I said almost the same thing on the Rewatch Thread-Hair and a guy that was easy on the eyes.  LOL! you must bemy long lost Siamese twin.:bouncebig:



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This might make me sound younger than I really am, but the first time I had ever seen Lexx, my grandmother was watching it on Sci-fi, back when she was alive. Needless to say, my grandmother was awesome. And I remember that she really liked 790. He made her laugh. And that's what I remember about my first time seeing Lexx, is my grandmother laughing and saying "That robot is FUNNY!"

I don't remember which two or three episodes I was able to watch at my grandmother's back then. I know in one episode, Xev had all red hair. But I think the first episode I'd ever seen was in season three. I remember the characters were in the balloons. And again, I don't remember what episode that was, but I'm certain that it was not Gondola. I was younger back then, yes, but also very straight at that age, and I think I'd have remembered those legs.

I never saw more than the two or three episodes before this spring. I can't prove it, but I suspect what happened was my mom had a talk with my grandmother about not letting me stay up so late and not letting me watch whatever we wanted to watch. It will always baffle me, how such a cool, laid back woman like my grandmother ended up giving birth to a woman with such a big stick up... Nevermind. I was a teenager. And I made a resolution back then, to watch the show. I just told myself "I'll get to that show when I'm living in my own place."

High school Graduation happened, college graduation happened, several more years of random unimportant bullsh*t happened, my grandmother passed away, and I still hadn't seen the show. I'm sitting alone in my apartment one day, and I see Lexx advertised on Netflix. So I start to watch I Worship His Shadow. And I remember thinking, at first, "Wow, I didn't realize what a short budget this stuff was filmed on."

"Wow, I didn't realize you could do that with the SI3D program in 1997..."

"Wow, I didn't realize his eyes were green!"

I also really identified with Tweedle at first. The landing of the prisoner ship scenes show you exactly what's wrong with the TSA over a decade later.

And my final thought, is that I really should have gone to film school in Canada.

By the way, Hi, everybody, I'm new here.



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Welcome Kay



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Awesome post, Kay. Welcome! :)

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Greetings!



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Thanks, guys :)



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Too-belated how-do-ya-do to Kay!

Not gonna lie, my first time went by pretty quick.  I wasn't prepared for it, I didn't really know what was going on, and to be honest, when it was over I wasn't altogether sure it was for me.

Like most Lexxians, I went through what I've unoriginally dubbed the "What the hell is this crap?" phase.  I remember seeing a few sexually charged commercials for the show (back when Sci-Fi still feigned giving a damn), which more or less painted it as low budget softcore porn.  I ignored them.  Some time later, owing to my desire to get into Farscape, I caught the tail end of Mantrid.  I didn't know what was going on, and didn't even realize what I was watching until the credits rolled.  It intrigued me enough to IMDb the show, and though the synopses I read there helped a bit, I was still plenty confused.  I caught snippets of various season 2 eps for a while thereafter (Kai taking down a hundred Mantrid drones in a single go is one of the very early imges that stuck with me), until one Friday evening when I was too banged up from a high school football game to go out and do anything, and I managed to catch Woz from start to finish.  Completely flipped my perspective of the show on its head, and from then I decided to give the show a few weeks to impress me.  Luckily for me, the last 1/3 of season 2 is pretty impressive (though I didn't see Brigadoom until a few years later). 

Some time later that following summer, I was channel surfing and saw that Sci-Fi was showing something called Supernova, which I mistook for that godawful sci-fi/horror flick that had recently been released.  Thinking "Wow, that piece of crap is already on regular TV?!" I decided to give it a look-see, and was both shocked and delighted to find out that it was actually a Lexx movie that predated the show.  They were airing them over the course of four nights, and though I missed IWHS and a lot of Eating Pattern, what I did see hooked me.  Particularly Giga Shadow, which I didn't miss a second of, and which went a long way toward clearing up some of the confusion that had accompanied my first experiences with the show.  (At the time I figured Eva/Xenia was a straight-up "pretend no one notices" actress swap...I didn't realize that they took a slightly more creative approach to the problem.)

College intervened just as season 3 started, so I missed it the first go-around.  Caught a few eps when it replayed, armed this time with Sadgeezer's wonderfully insightful, witty reviews (to which I owe my own stammering efforts), which essentially served as Cliff Notes, filling in the blanks for episodes I'd missed.  Spoilers though they were, I'm indebted to Saddy for his efforts, because almost every time I read one of his synopses I came away thinking, "Wow, I can't wait to see that!"

Somehow or other I caught the last two episodes of season 3 during yet another run-through (remember those days?).  I knew in advance about the big twist ending, but that didn't make it any less of a rush.  It was around that time that I started lurking on the Skiffy board, though it would be some time before I would muster the courage to join (having grown up without a home computer until my senior year in high school, I was still very much an internet novice at the time!)

[I even briefly entertained the idea of writing a story.  Only barely fleshed the idea out before I let it get away, but it would have taken place during the Insect Wars--which I would have depicted as beginning on Earth, back when I believed Earth was in the Light Zone and the show was set in the far-flung future--and focused on a warrior who bore more than a passing resemblance to James Hetfield.]

By and by I caught wind of a fourth--and final--season being produced.  Scant background knowledge notwithstanding, I kicked my own personal harebrained theories about what might happen around (I was under the impression that the show would have a much more "real world" feel...oops!).  After catching a few more reruns here and there, I jumped right onboard with s4 from the beginning, and despite missing one or two eps, I stuck with it until the midseason hiatus.  Missed a couple more when it started back up (including Vlad), and finally joined the Skiffy forum after seeing Mort.  My first post, in a nutshell: "Hey guys, the last episode is called Yo-Way-Yo.  I bet that means it will be about Kai."

The joint was jumpin' back then, and amidst the chaos I manged to make a few friends and carve out a little niche with some of my wonderfully harebrained "how's it gonna end" theories.  The other members were, almost to a number, more than willing to answer whatever questions I had, bounce their own ideas off of mine, and generally make me feel welcome.  The Lexxbar was always a blast, and I had quite a time going back and indulging in some of the marvelous fan fiction that flooded the forum before I became a regular (the clone fic game was a bit confusing, but yielded some fine reads; as for the "chocolate tradition"...here there be monsters!).

Back then just about everybody did their own personal post-episode commentaries, so toward the end of s4 I started to do my own.  They were little more than a couple paragraphs worth of speculation with the occasional stupid joke tossed in, but I dug the feedback and enjoyed being part of an esoteric little community, so I kept at it. 

Some time after the finale, Skiffy announced that they were going to air the show again from "start" (season 2) to finish.  I recall that I couldn't contain my excitement at the idea that I would finally be able to see all the episodes I'd read about from start to finish, and when I made my feelings known on the board, more than a few of the regulars said things to the effect of, "I can't wait to hear what you've got to say about such-n-such an ep." 

The reruns ran all throughout that summer at an intolerably late hour.  At the time I was working a bottom-rung summer landscaping job that I loathed, but essentially programmed myself to run on five hours of sleep a night so I could stay up and watch Lexx.  Just like clockwork, I would spend an hour--sometimes a bit longer--at the computer before each show laying down whatever off-the-cuff thoughts occured to me about the previous night's show, oftentimes cutting the reviews short with an abrupt, "Well, I'd better wrap this up because the show's starting...".

Not long after that little late night side project began, my perspective started to change.  I read the glowing, supportive feedback that other members left on my posts and thought to myself "Wow, these folks are genuinely interested in what I have to say."  I can't begin to tell you how much that encouraged me, not just to stick with the project (for there were nights when I just wanted to shut the computer off, hit RECORD on the VCR, and say "the hell with it"), but to inject a little more of my own voice, personality, quirks, etc into it.  Full disclosure: I've NEVER considered myself funny.  So when people started saying things like "This or that comment you made had me rolling," I figured "Well, that's just me being me.  I guess I should do a little more of that."  

Plowed through season 2 (sans the "banned" episodes) and season 3 just as that summer wrapped up.  Delayed my last couple season 3 write-ups, which freed me up and ushered in the era of the torturously long-winded reviews that have followed ever since.  Carved a permanent little place in my heart for our old buddy Dgrequeen when she mailed me copies of all four season 1 flicks so I could weigh in on them at my leisure.  Later that year I got hooked on Sci-Fi's criminally short lived short-film seires Exposure, for which I jotted down a few ides for a never-gonna-happen Lexx themed episode.  I retooled the bulk of that story into Protoblood Brothers, and hesitantly posted the first chapter.  I didn't think much of it, and in truth, had only tacitly entertained the thought of finishing it.  That all changed when I read the first comment, and was warmed to the bone (*AHEM*).  It was Ketana, who said something along the lines of "I swore I'd never post on this forum again, but your amazing story made me break that promise..."  That--along with the other wonderful feedback I received--steeled my resolve even further, and from then on I rarely let an evening go by without jotting down at least a thousand words in my notebook. 

I certainly never expected to win any friends/fans/what have you when I decided to log in for the first time and toss my thoughts into the hopper.  But one thing led to another, and I wouldn't change a bit of it.  I feed on your feedback...it's as true now as it was then, and though the creative writing efforts I'm still fighting like hell to push over the last big hurdle may ultimately amount to naught (got an agent who's head-over-heels about my work and absolutely refuses to give up on me, but publishers who share my brain-sphere seem to be few and far between), I'll be forever greatful to the Lexxian community for giving me the shot of confidence I needed to foist my ideas on the wider world.

I can't really account for the two year hiatus I went on before re-emerging on the revamped Skiffy board and joining the 'verse (Maya all but tranqued me and drug me over on opening day).  But I can tell you without hesitation that I'm never leaving again!

 

All this because I decided to give a really bizarre show that didn't really appeal to me one...more...chance. ;)

 



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I first watched it on Chanel 5 I believe, Eating Pattern was on and the whole unstoppable killing machine in black hooked me in. but I did not start to watch it proper for a long time after.



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Hi, I thought this might be a suitable thread for my first post on this forum.

I've just finished watching Lexx for the first time, and was sad to find out that I was 10 years too late - so I was really glad to find a live forum of Lexx fans where people are talking about it this long after (that gotta say something for the show, doesn't it?).

A friend suggested we check it out if we wanted something unusual and imaginative - they were right!!

We watched the first four episodes on a tiny laptop screen until I decided I liked it enough to warrant $90 for the DVDs.

I was hooked from part way through the first episode. I remember being caught up in the initial opening sequence where Kai is fighting to save Brunnis 2, and that's pretty unusual for a show to grab me that early on. What drew me in was the brilliant epic story - I'm a sucker for 'hero saves the world' - and the storyline and the possibilities just kept playing around in my head for days.

And apparently I'm also a sucker for gorgeous gothic guys who sing. I have to say this is the first time I've been so head over heels about a character since I was a teenager!

I didn't find the second and fourth series as engaging, but still enjoyed the humour... and Kai.

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Welcome to the Lexxverse Delyth.



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