Man, I was devoted to that show mainly because I was as crazy about Kai as Xev/Zev. It seems enough people here are familiar with the show, which is awesome, because I never been able to discuss it with anyone before. Recently I started rewatching the episodes. Upon rewatching, I now really wish I had my own 790.
Post by PhoBWanKenobi on Jun 21, 2011 22:05:01 GMT -5
I recently started rewatching the movies, but I fear they might be a little too slow to stick with (and I loathe the idea of watching them out of order, though that's how I first came across the show--random episodes on sci-fi). The chemistry and dynamics between Stanley, Kai, and Xev really were fantastic, though--it's the kind of "love triangle" that I think a lot of media just totally fails at, with shifting tensions and such disparate motivations for all parties that they could have easily hung another few seasons on it.
"How can she love me when she doesn't even love the cinema that I love?"
Recently I rewatched the first season all in one night (I've had really bad insomnia and I was knitting the whole time). One of the things that struck me was that perhaps the Lexx was an attempt to do a Dr Who like show with more sex. (It's also possible that Showtime couldn't get the license to do a Who reboot.) Xev/Zev regenerates and she functions as a sort of companion to Stanley. The Lexx itself, like the TARDIS, is unpredictable with a mind of its own-it's also a one of a kind.
After watching, I discovered that Lex Gigeroff, one of the series writers, was also involved in the making of Treevenge, which is an AWESOME horror short about killer christmas trees! Also, Nigel Bennett, who played Prince on the series, also starred in another one of my craptacular guilty pleasures Forever Knight (which, in some way, was the prototype for Angel and you just can't tell me any different). You have to love a vampire cop show where the vamp's partner is named Schanke-pronounced Skanky. It's just so ridiculously bad, I have to love it. (Like the original Dark Shadows what with rubber bats on strings, candelabras filled with turquoise candles, and an invisible "breathing monster." All that and Jonathan Frid!)
Ahem, I digress. Obviously I'm ridiculous fangirl for a lot of fairly silly campy shows (Have I even mentioned Quark yet?)