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Dollhouse

Posted in Sci-Fi on February 14, 2009 by neoncyber2001

I watched the first episode of Joss Wendon new show Dollhouse tonight. I have to say that I’m a big fan of good ol Joss and certainly wasn’t disappointed. The first episode didn’t jump out and grab you by the throat like Fire Fly but it had it’s own merits. I made it a point not to read too much about the show before the premier (apart from an NPR interview with Mr Wendon) so as not to be spoiled by misconceptions and hype. More suspenseful than Firefly and begins to ask deeper questions. What is consensual? What is the difference between a person and there personality? Are our personality just the way we react to our memories? Is it ok to hurt if we wont remember it? The show slowly but surely ratcheted up the tension and by the end of the episode you were pretty hooked. Great acting by lots of pretty new faces and a few familiar ones. I don’t know if Dollhouse will stand up to Firefly, Buffy or Angel yet. But I’m definitely going to keep watching.

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Lexx – Season 1 Review

Posted in Sci-Fi with tags , , , , on January 26, 2009 by neoncyber2001

Lexx is a strange one. The story goes like this…

Thousands of years ago the Brunnan-G (a race of humans) defeated the insects in a great war. Many years later the human race has fallen under the rule of “His Divine Shadow” – A tyrannical ruler who transcends death by leaping from host body to host body. It is prophesied that the Brunnan-G would free humanity from the Divine Shadow, so the Brunnan-G are wiped out. The last of the Brunnan-G, Kai, is killed – his memories stolen by the Divine Shadow, and is reanimated as a programmed killer with the use of ‘proto blood’. Now 2000 years later His Divine Shadow has just completed the greatest weapon of all time! The living space ship LEXX. During a failed attempt to by a rebel group to try and steel the LEXX it falls into the hands of blundering and disgraced security guard Stanly Tweedle, ugly wife convicted of not pleasing her husband turned hot as hell love slave Zev, a disembodied malfunctioning robot head 7-90 and ofcorse the now dieing again Kai. Along with them for the ride are a cannibal girl and a full compliment of disembodied brains from the pre-existing hosts to His Divine Shadow.

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