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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How many more one-page Lexx reviews do we need?

By the haphazard fortunes of random twitter and weird timing, I ran into a tweet today that linked to a Lexx review that was done last year about this time by a writer for Their page makes no apologies for lengthy lapses in updating (lol, makes me look good), and urges readers to contact them on their facebook if we feel the need to get hold of them for anything. Well, yeah, besides being the first person on the planet to give that review a rating (5 stars, I know, I'm a sop), I'd like to leave a "Brava!" or something, right? (You know me, I wouldn't have been able to stop there.) So here you go, an actual fairly new Lexx review that had me laughing over a few skewed factoids (did the writer even SEE the show?). Click the pic to go read it.

Why am I linking this? Because I think it's adorable that someone out there is still rifling through old material to create 'new content' with the same kind of slurred attention to detail that squeaked some of us past #epicfail on our college essay exams before we dropped out. See, that's kinda Lexxy. But not terribly Lexxperienced. But maybe that review helped make a few Lexx sales, and for that we thank you, as Tosh says on his show.

And it would have been nice to *cough* get more updated fan site links *cough* since my newer content is starting to come up on the front page in google search now, as evidenced here. Took 2 1/2 years to break through what looked like the cover stone to a mausoleum, which I'm not saying disrespectfully. Lexx fans know the old shrines well.

A person might ask at this point, "How many more one-page Lexx reviews do we need?" The thing is, everybody out there making a new dotcom to monetize (it's all the rage, people keep asking me when I'm going to monetize and I stubbornly keep saying NEVER) anyway, they need to fill up their sites with clickable content, right? Monetizing doesn't work if you can't attract and drive traffic. And if you're drawing a scifi/gaming/comics crowd, you can't just copy other people's reviews, you have to rewrite your own. I respect that, it's good to create one's own content. Any site worth its dime will build a nice library covering all the stuff, but the thing is that someday all the servers on the planet are going to be crammed full of reviews that use slightly different words describing the same thing everyone else is describing. I'll be honest, I would love to see way more new Lexx reviews with personal viewpoints being done by people who take the show more seriously than drinking through it. (At this point a few of you are yelling for me to get off my butt and finish the Bunny post, sorry, I'm feeling the guilt every day, I swear.)

It's tempting to turn stuff like this into a 'find the mistake' game and then hand out prizes to whoever catches the most mistakes in Lexx reviews. Maybe one of these days...

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Our own Giggerota is back in the stars

We know her as Giggerota, Queen, and Pope Genevieve from Lexx, and true Ellen Dubin fans have followed her across a range of characters in movies, TV shows, and games since then. Some of us have even found her on twitter. If you don't have a twitter yet, shame on you. Twitter is a wonderful way to not only keep up in real time (you can get tweets from Ellen sent to your phone like texts as soon as she hits send), but an excellent easy history to scroll through so you can see at a glance what she's been up to all year. You can click this snip to check it out yourself.

I've lately been excited about the updates she's been tweeting about Nobility and Starfall. Tweet snips click to original sources.

This from a blurb I made in in the forum on 10-17-14.

Sitting tight waiting for Nobility to premier, have been watching the press releases all summer. From their facebook- ""Nobility" is a new sci-fi dramedy dubbed "The Office" meets "Firefly". Set 700 years in the future, it's about the C.A.S. Nobility, humanity's most powerful starship with a crew that's, well, anything but noble." My favorite Lexx cannibal Giggerota (Ellen Dubin) plays Col. Theia, check out the rest of the awesome Nobility cast.

What I didn't mention was being surprised and elated that Teal'c is also part of that cast, so you guys need to go poke around their site and see what else you find. Click this pic to go do that right now.

So after all that waiting, I was very surprised when Ellen suddenly started tweeting again about another scifi series in space.

Starfall, according to their kickstarter page, "is in its final days of production with a cast and crew of dedicated and talented professionals working to return science fiction television to the stars where it began with works like Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Doctor Who. By assisting with the post-production through this kickstarter, Starfall will be able to show its finished work quicker and thus capitalize on our early successes to secure the series on a long term basis."

Sound familiar? Lexx went through a similar pre-production pilot that sold the series before it was later filmed as the Lexx series we know and love. If you would like to be part of the kickstarter, check out the sweet reward tier that comes with donations. It would be cool to hang out with Ellen at the premier, wouldn't it? Click this to see more.

I am in no way affiliated with Ellen Dubin's agency or press releases, but we do tweet once in awhile, and I'm very excited that we've got some new space shows coming with her in them. I know we're all busy and holidays coming up, so I've put this here in one spot for easy reference. If you want more, please follow Ellen on twitter, like her facebook, and check back on those new series sites for updates.