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 Posted: Thu Sep 1st, 2011 02:47 am

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Lexx cast members have done Dragon Con in the past, but you have to be invited by the convention promoters. Their criteria is usually that they want whatever is very hot at the moment, ( like True Blood or Captain America) in order to make alot of money on personal appearances.

As much as we might like the cast members, they're just not a huge draw at conventions since the show has been over for 10 years. They're not quite in the category of Star Wars or Star Trek,since the show was more of a cult favorite and not a mainstream hit. For convention promoters, it's about putting in folks that people will pay alot of money to come see and spend on merchandising stuff, of which Lexx has none, unfortunately. Every once in awhile, one of the cast members, (usually Ellen) will do a Con because they're promoting something new that they're doing. Unfortunately, Michael isn't doing anything new to promote.



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@Squish - I did not realize Comic Con was so hard to go to. You can buy tickets to Dragon Con on the days of the events although they do cost almost double what they do if you pre-order months in advance. You do have to pick up your tickets in person and show a photo ID however. Transferring them to another person is a royal pain but that keeps people from buying them for resale.

@Warpax - I found the photobucket site while doing a Google search for Lexx photos. I do not know who owns it but the photos are public. (Who knows, maybe the person who owns it visits this forum!)http://s24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/lexxfan4life/

@mayaXXX - I understand the desire for the Con to attract as many people as possible. Dragon Con is incredibly diverse in the variety of panels it offers. I would be willing to bet that a Lexx panel, even if none of the stars are able to attend, would have a larger draw than panels in some of the genres. Hrmmmm. I think I'll suggest it.

PS Why do I keep getting told that I am not logged in when I try to post via the quick reply box under the thread?

 

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Ooh, Den, thanks for the link to the photos.  I found a delectible Kai shot for my wallpaper...

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Denari wrote: @Squish - I did not realize Comic Con was so hard to go to. You can buy tickets to Dragon Con on the days of the events although they do cost almost double what they do if you pre-order months in advance. You do have to pick up your tickets in person and show a photo ID however. Transferring them to another person is a royal pain but that keeps people from buying them for resale.

@Warpax - I found the photobucket site while doing a Google search for Lexx photos. I do not know who owns it but the photos are public. (Who knows, maybe the person who owns it visits this forum!)http://s24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/lexxfan4life/

@mayaXXX - I understand the desire for the Con to attract as many people as possible. Dragon Con is incredibly diverse in the variety of panels it offers. I would be willing to bet that a Lexx panel, even if none of the stars are able to attend, would have a larger draw than panels in some of the genres. Hrmmmm. I think I'll suggest it.

PS Why do I keep getting told that I am not logged in when I try to post via the quick reply box under the thread?

 

I understand the enthusiasm of the new members regarding Lexx, but having worked conventions in the past I can tell you that the Lexx cast has been offered to MANY convention promoters over the years and been turned down flat because of the lack of current work of the cast members, (Ellen being the exception, and somewhat Brian). Also you have to remember that a Lexx 'panel' is not something the fans put together, it's the promoters that get the schedule for that and they book either cast members, producers ,directors, etc from the show, NOT fans that just want to talk about the show. They can do that on their own time and not be using $5 grand worth of space in the convention hall. 
In spite of what we personally feel about the show, the reality is that it's just not a huge draw for the mainstream Scifi attendee. There are many promoters that didn't even recognize the name of the show when approached with offers for the cast to attend. Besides, it's just not about getting the cast to just 'show up'. They have to have a pre-paid plane ticket, room reservations paid ahead of time and transportation costs. Given that the cast are mostly located out of this country, it makes it an almost no-go for promoters to get them here. Just too expensive.

From time to time we're lucky enough that someone will book one or two cast members and we were EXTREMELY fortunate that they got booked for Megacon in 2006 simply because the promoter was familiar with the cast and a 'reunion' for the 10th anniversary was a good draw, but since then, that promoter has not been able to book the cast due to lack of interest.



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Here's another random question and please forgive me if I sound like an idiot for not knowing this already.

When the Lexx dies of old age, they say he is 6,000 years old.  But how can that be true?  Isn't he just a bit over 4,000?  I mean, he was built partially from the protein codes in Stan's tooth and Stan has only been around for 4,000 years.  Kai is the only one who is 6,000, he died almost 2,000 years before the idea of Lexx was even a twinkle in His Shadow's eye.

Am I fully missing something here?

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To the question of the LEXX interior... on the MM site there is a scribble of the Lexx's interior.

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http://www.michael-mcmanus.com/LEXXMAP1.jpg

There you can see, where the rooms are.



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Wow. According to this map, Xev has to sneak past Stan's room to get to the Cryochamber. That's messed up.

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Aha! So it is evident that the toilet facilities were a subsequent addition. (Must have been darned uncomfortable for the crew until then...)

And what of the moth breeders' chambers? Same thing I suspect.

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Nobody's answering my question about how old Lexx really is when he dies.....

I feel neglected......:u055a:

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I think you're right about Lexx being 4,000. Lexx was new when they stole him (or her? That's never been completely clear to me. Lexx gets it on with the stowaway dragonfly and then has baby Lexx, and so would seem to be a girl. But in the episode Love Grows when everyone switches gender Lexx turns into a girl, and so is normally a boy. Yeah, not sure which). Anyways... about Lexx's age... :P I don't rewatch the last episode 'cause I am a wuss so I can't verify it, but I do think you're right.



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Yes it seems that Squish did catch something there, though I too haven't gone back to pore over all the pertinent episodes to rule out any explanation.

As for the sex change, I suppose that's something that Lexx might have had done just before eating Holland, or - giving the highest level of credulity to notion that the "supreme beings" didn't simply flub this one too - perhaps the latent androgynous quality was designed into Lexx as a hedge against future emergencies by the bioviziers.

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A couple of points here that may offer an explanation. First about the sex change-there are many species of life on Earth that have the capability to change sex in order to insure survival of the species.

As far as Lexx's age, We know that the codes in Stanleys tooth were used to grow the LEXX, but we do not know how long the Divine Order was working on growing Lexx before they got the codes. Could the Bio-scholars have already been working on this experiment Pre-Stanley Tweedle? The Lexx already existed as an 'embyo' for lack of a better word and the information from Stanley's tooth was added to the genetic coding to change this embryonic mass into what the Lexx became?

We already have this technology ourselves we call it 'Test Tube Babies'. Fully fertizlized embyos which are stored "in a form of cryostasis, and later implanting into the the uterus of the mother. The question here comes down to the argument for or against abortion, when does a bundle of cells become a human being? At birth when it comes from the mothers body or at conception?

If conception is the moment when we recognize life, then Lexx would be as old as when the cell first germinated, so Lexx could already be hundreds or even thousands of years old when the coding from Stanley's tooth was introduced. Remember in IWHS When Divine Shadow first kills Kai, he picked up a piece of Kai's fighter and recognizes it as insect based. I rather believe the bioscholars would have immediately done research into this. There is also the claim of Brizon that he had developed the Lexx which must have happened long before Stanley came on the scene since he had already fled the order and Mantrid had also been exiled.



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Good points too, Abby - although I'll maintain that I made the one about the sex change myself  :)

As for the age question, I had also thought about how old Lexx was before it was mature enough to fly away, but since the big lovable bug was still visibly changing during the first season of the show, I didn't think such a period of early formation years could amount to a span of two millennia. I hadn't taken it to the concept of embryonic formation and possible time in frozen stasis. With regard to your comment questioning when life actually begins, I've commented before that in Gondola, when Xev tries to explain childhood to the uncomprehending Fifi, she holds her fingers a tiny distance apart from each other to demonstrate how small children are when they start out, so I think there is a valid point in claiming the Lexx writer(s) believe life begins at conception (though I don't). On the other hand, is time spent in stasis time worth counting as "age?" I don't think that is very compelling, but perhaps Lexx did have a very, very long infancy. Just how old was Brizon anyway?

I have to admit that I may be a bit confused about the codes Stan had in his tooth. I thought they were codes to disable the Reform Planets defense shield... but I'm willing to be convinced otherwise. :)

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Oops, ok, totally got that wrong.

In IWHS, it's when Stan, Zev, and Giggy are leaving the cluster on Lexx when Stan says (exact quote):  "Who could have ever imagined all this could be built from a tiny capsule of amino acids in my tooth!?"

It was NOT on the catwalk with Thodin.

My bad.

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Squish, I didn't notice how you were wrong, but I did just call up the scene to which you refer. It is at around 1:09:30 into the show.

Stan says "Who could ever have imagined all this could be built from a tiny capsule of amino acids in my tooth?" Yet in the next speaking part, 790 refers to the Stanley's status as an arch traitor and refers to the amino acid codes being "used to destroy the reform planets." So it is confusing isn't it?

Did Stanley carry the codes for the heretics? But wasn't it the bioviziers who designed the Lexx? Anybody got a clear explanation of what happened?


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