Lexx: Wake the Dead (1974) from Tuna

Lexx: Wake the Dead is Season 2 episode 10 of a Canadian TV mini-series. 


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As near as I can tell, it is aimed at a youth market, as many of the characters look punk, the music is rather modern, and sexual overtones are everywhere. The insect/spaceship Lexx is in an obvious phallic shape. In this episode, a group of  friends borrow daddy's space transport, set it to wake them up when they reach their destination, and go into cryo-sleep. They are discovered 300 years later adrift by the crew of the Lexx. One of the group unleashes a space assassin, who he charges to "kill everyone."  

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  • Full screen

  • original uncut episodes (including scenes excluded from TV)


The exposure is provided by Patricia Zentilli in a shower scene. Note that the entrance to the shower looks like a vagina from the inside, and the shower nozzle looks rather like a penis. She shows buns, and rather nice ones, and a quick partial breast shot. This series seems to have a  huge following. I can't say that I found it compelling, but then I am not the target audience. 

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IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C.

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