epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

A third helping of Tape Tales

Dug out an old videotape from either 1997 or 1998. It had three TV shows on it. One season 1 episode of 'Earth: Final Conflict', one season 1 episode of 'Lexx' and one season 1 episode of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'.

The 'Earth Final Conflict' episode was 'Resurrection' wherein Jonathan Doors announces he faked his death to set up a resistance against the seemingly benevolent extraterrestrial Taelons. This was a dull one even if Zo'or the perpetually smug baddie was debuted, Boone the double agent hero got to look intense and Doors showed off Resistance HQ under a church. This ep showcased bad acting and low budget.

The 'Lexx' episode was the third tv movie from season 1. It was 'Eating Pattern' and showcased weirdness, bad green screen, bad acting, general grimness and nastiness. The Lexx crew uncover strange things are afoot on a garbage planet. Various dumb, stupid things happen to unpleasant idiots. The robot head 790 gets to utter the line that sums up the series: "Stanley Tweedle, I despise you."

And finally there was the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' episode. It was 'Never Kill a Boy On The First Date'. As Buffy goes on a date with emo thrillseeker Owen. Only to end up fighting vampires while wearing an extremely short skirt. The Master seeks out The Anointed One aka the Annoying One. Owen disses a vampire with the line: "He tried to bite me. What a sissy." This was dull.
Tags: buffy the vampire slayer, tape tales

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