BEANS 2002 CHAT
SCIFI CHAT 2002
Paul Donovan, Lex
Lexoriffic: This is Lex and Paul
MichaelMcManus: I can type -- but I'm also experimenting with
logging on through javachat.
ChatMod: Hi everyone, thanks for joining us here. I'm Patrizia
DiLucchio for SCIFI. Tonight we're pleased to tell you that the wait
is over! Beginning tomorrow night SCIFI
will be airing
never-before-seen episodes of the SCI FI Original series Lexx.
ChatMod: In anticipation of the return of Lexx, tonight wešre
pleased to be chatting with the
showšs executive producer Paul Donovan, head writer Lex
Gigeroff, and star Michael McManus, better known as Kai.
Between them these guys have won more awards than we can
ChatMod: So...First question
ChatMod: <Rowanmay> to <ChatQ>: I would like to know if the
name of Giggarotta was a play on Lex's last name?
MichaelMcManus: Yes, it was.
MichaelMcManus: Whenever they were desperate for names,
they would always use Lex's names --
MichaelMcManus: because he has a good name.
ChatMod: A question for Michael
ChatMod: <Davie-84-> to <ChatQ>: Mr McManus: What was
the most memorable experience that you've had in filming the
many seasons of Lexx?
MichaelMcManus: Getting my hair cut on the last day of
It was a fantastic experience to be done on
65 hours of cable television.
MichaelMcManus: Coming through!
ChatMod: Next question...
ChatMod: <CorpusCallosum> to <ChatQ>: What was the
original inspiration for Lexx?
Lexoriffic: Karl - I have my crack pipe right here
Okay - I'll call you a crack whore
Lexoriffic: You tell me
MichaelMcManus: I think it was some kind of stoned meeting
between Paul Donavan & Lex Gigeroff -- but you'd have to ask
KarlSCIFI: welcome back paul and lex
MichaelMcManus: You'd also have
to ask Lex how to spell his
Lexoriffic: Better now
ChatMod: Next question...
ChatMod: <Tyrannosaur> to <ChatQ>: To Mr. McManus>
There's a rumor going around that there's going to be a spin-off
of LEXX. Are you goingto be in it by any chance?
MichaelMcManus: I've heard that rumor -- and I won't be in it.
MichaelMcManus: It's just a rumor. No I've done my time in the
wig andthe rumor will have to wait for the ratings after the next
MichaelMcManus: At the END of those 14 shows, my answer
will be more clear.
ChatMod: Everybody wants to know why there are no LEXX
MichaelMcManus: I think they have to ask the company that has
the license to market them -- that would be a Paul question.
Lexoriffic: PD: We're working on anatomically correct blow-up
MichaelMcManus: Anatomically correct blow-up dolls of the
producing team, naturally.
MichaelMcManus: Personally, I find the absence of Lexx figures
oddly ... comforting.
ChatMod: <Mirazh> to <ChatQ>: Lex, what inspired you so
much with the relationship between insects and humans? There
seems to be no other aliens in the Lexx saga.
Lexoriffic: There's lotsa bugs in this universe... come over some
time and I'll show you
ChatMod: <StunnerLuver4> to <ChatQ>: Please someone tell
me what the H in Stan's name stands
MichaelMcManus: I have no idea.
Lexoriffic: We're not sure whether the "H" is
"Hirsute" or "Heroin"
MichaelMcManus: I have a question for you: Did anyone see
Brian or Stanley Tweedle at the sci fi convention in Los Angeles?
ChatMod: Now a really BIG question
ChatMod: <harrisw> to <ChatQ>: What motivated the decision
to change Xev's hair from RED to BLOND?
MichaelMcManus: That's a Paul question if I ever heard one.
Lexoriffic: Three thousand years in the cooler does strange
things to hair - ga
Lexoriffic: As Michael will tell you - ga
ChatMod: STATION IDENTIFICATION:
ChatMod: <MadamCod> to <ChatQ>: To Paul, Michael and
Lex....Hi there...Brian Downey had Lexoriffic: PD: Yes
MichaelMcManus: It was my muscular masculinity that
impressed the locals.
MichaelMcManus: Those things are hard to drive -- the torque
ChatMod: <CorpusCallosum> to <ChatQ>: How long does it
take to write or produce an epsiode?
Lexoriffic: Forty-four minutes and thirty seconds - plus a little
post production per episode
ChatMod: <WilliamsXev> to <ChatQ>: So, whose idea was it to
have 790 fall for Kai?
Lexoriffic: Thr 790- Kai idea came from Chris Bould - an
"English" director ... ga
ChatMod: <LiannaX> to <ChatQ>: Now that fliming for Lexx is
over, what other kinds of projects do you hope to try?
Lexoriffic: LG: I'm hoping to get a call back for the Zsa Zsa
Lexoriffic: As the lead, natch
ChatMod: <Identity6> to <ChatQ>: Michael, do you think you
will be doing any American Movies inthe future, or do you hope
MichaelMcManus: It would be lovely but I think it's very long
odds that anything like that would happen.
MichaelMcManus: Right now, that's what I think.
MichaelMcManus: But it would, of course, be lovely.
ChatMod: <MissJean> to <ChatQ>: Paul, in your last chat, you
mentioned a Renaissance project Lexoriffic:Lexoriffic: PD: I'm
going to Italy in April
ChatMod: <harrisw> to <ChatQ>: Who's idea was it to have the
blow up Disney World? Did
someone have a bad experience there as a child?
Lexoriffic: PD: actually it was as an adult - ga
MichaelMcManus: I'm not implicated in that at all. I am
ChatMod: <greencolleen> to <ChatQ>: I'd like to know how
Micheal keeps a straight face during
some of those
really incredible sceanes, like Xev fiddling with his
MichaelMcManus: If they hadn't thrown out all of the outtakes,
one could easily see that I don't always keep a straight face.
Although I'm not bad.
ChatMod: <Pandora> to <ChatQ>: A lot of Lexx fans are
freaks...goodness knows I'M thankful thatmy bangs cover up that
3rd eye on my forehead. ;) Did having such a fan-base challenge
you to push the envelope with the writing/producing of the
Lexoriffic: What's so weird about a third eye?
ChatMod: <harrisw> to <ChatQ>: How did Brian handle the
"Fluffer" scene? I bet there where someterrific outtakes.
Lexoriffic: Brian couldn't take his hands off Jeff
the camera was not rolling...
ChatMod: <rotgut> to ChatMod:: Lex, how many ship designs
did you go through till you picked Lexoriffic: 69
ChatMod: <Lunatic> to ChatMod:: to the Lexx and Paul : will
there ever be a special with all the funny outtakes from the Lexx ?
Lexoriffic: PD: in the DVDs, yes...
MichaelMcManus: That's another way to get money out of sci fi
ChatMod: As per previous chats, a pressing question tonight is:
Where did the idea for "violating carrots" come from?
Lexoriffic: PD: Alex Busby - head of special effects - and he has
'unvresolved issues' with
ChatMod: Praxilla> to <ChatQ>: Some folks would like to know
if Mr. McManus has found new
MichaelMcManus: The idea came from the usual theme of anal
MichaelMcManus: I've turned out to be unmanageable.
ChatMod: <LeahElla21> to <ChatQ>: Just a comment on what
Michael said about getting money from us. A lot of us women
would pay a fortune for him.
* MichaelMcManus laughs
MichaelMcManus: Wow. How much is a fortune?
MichaelMcManus: I may head back this way when I'm broke.
ChatMod: <Koudelka-1> to ChatMod:: <koudelka> to
<ChatQ>: Micheal are you going to do more plays
MichaelMcManus: Yes, I am going to do more plays. And as
soon as possible.
ChatMod: <Crystal> to <ChatQ>: being very new to lexx and
not knowing a lot about, why was there a diffrence in personality
between Eva Habermann and Xena Seeburg as Xev
Lexoriffic: They didn't respond to the high voltage treatment in
the same way - ga
ChatMod: A lot of people are asking if any of you will be
attending fan conventions this year? And if so where?
MichaelMcManus: I have no plans to attend fan conventions
Lexoriffic: We'll be at the Woodside Tavern in Dartmouth for
most of the year - ga
<maya> to <ChatQ>: for micheal, Did you do your
own research for your scene in
MichaelMcManus: It was a collaborative effort.
ChatMod: <Maritas> to <ChatQ>: Please Mr. McManus if it's
true that he's going to be playing a part in a movie of the book
"The Power of Dr. Del"
MichaelMcManus: My people
are still waiting for the contract
negotiations to get un-stalled.
ChatMod: <DarkPrince> to ChatMod:: Why did you make Vlad a
women, and why did she want to kill Kai?
Lexoriffic: We couldn't find a guy who could squeeze into the
bustier. And she's from Finland...
ChatMod: <StunnerLuver4> to <ChatQ>: Lex: Do you act
anything like Dr. Rainbow in real life?
Lexoriffic: N-n-n-n-n-n-n- sometimes....
ChatMod: <DawnofB3K> to ChatMod:: Hi Michael ,Paul and Lex I
think u r such amazing men, Paul and Lex what made u think up
such a creative show as Lexx?
Lexoriffic: There''s lotsa creative minds at the Woodside Tavern
<WilliamsXev> to ChatMod:: Lexx has some stuff that
some people find offensive. Has
that ever been a problem in dealing with networks?
Lexoriffic: Not this network fortunately
Lexoriffic: What do y'all mean by redneck?
ChatMod: <omardigs> to ChatMod:: Is what Brian said true
about there being a lexx spin-off of Lexx in the future.
Lexoriffic: That's up to the network
ChatMod: <Nimboho> to <ChatQ>: I was having an argument
with one my college tutors a few days
ago, as he seems to think he saw Lexx 20 years ago in Germany,
Is he totaly metal, or was the concept for Lexx based on a similar
Lexoriffic: Lexx played first in Germany about five years ago -
but we like to think of the show as an homage to "Space
ChatMod: Paul, Lex, Michael. Our hour is over. Thanks for
logging on. We'll all be watching
tomorrow night. And to our audience, thanks for your myriad of
questions! We'll open the floor in a moment
MichaelMcManus: Good bye to you all and thanks for having
Lexoriffic: Danke - Tschuss -