Lexx

    LexxTV Movies: 1996-1997

  1. I Worship His Shadow
  2. Supernova
  3. Eating Pattern
  4. Gigashadow
  5. Season Two – Mantrid: 1998-1999

    A note about season 2 airdates used in this guide: For our season 2 guide, we are using the original Canadian world premiere airdates rather than the Sci-Fi Channel’s U.S. airdates; this season’s air order in the U.S. would most charitably be described as chaotic, making a complete mess of the serialized storyline.

  6. Mantrid
  7. Terminal
  8. Lyekka
  9. Luvliner
  10. Lafftrak
  11. Stan’s Trial
  12. Love Grows
  13. White Trash
  14. 791
  15. Wake The Dead
  16. Nook
  17. Norb
  18. Twilight
  19. Patches In The Sky
  20. Woz
  21. The Web
  22. The Net
  23. Brigadoom
  24. Brizon
  25. The End Of The Universe
  26. Season Three – Heaven And Hell: 2000

  27. Fire & Water
  28. May
  29. Gametown
  30. Boomtown
  31. Gondola
  32. K-Town
  33. Tunnels
  34. The Key
  35. Garden
  36. Battle
  37. Girltown
  38. The Beach
  39. Heaven And Hell
  40. Season Four – Little Blue Planet: 2001-2002

  41. Little Blue Planet
  42. Texx Lexx
  43. P4X
  44. Stan Down
  45. Xevivor
  46. The Rock
  47. Walpurgis Night
  48. Vlad
  49. Fluffdaddy
  50. Magic Baby
  51. A Midsummer’s Nightmare
  52. The Bad Carrot
  53. 769
  54. Prime Ridge
  55. Mort
  56. Moss
  57. Dutch Treat
  58. The Game
  59. Haley’s Comet
  60. Apocalexx Now
  61. Viva Lexx Vegas
  62. Trip
  63. Lyekka vs. Japan
  64. Yo Way Yo

LexxConceived in the 1980s by Canadian writer/director Paul Donovan, Lexx is a bizarre show revolving around an undead assassin, a hapless misfit, a beautiful woman who’s part love slave and part killer lizard, and a decapitated robot head hopelessly in love with the latter (hence the fan-coined description of “the dirty three-and-a-half”). In a stolen sentient, organically-engineered warship called the Lexx, they flee from bad situations to worse, getting into ever more trouble in a dark and depraved cosmos. They barely escape the forces of His Divine Shadow and Mantrid, and the warring worlds of Fire and Water, only to meet their biggest challenge yet: Lexxthe savage, primitive society of a blue planet called Earth. It’s a series which seems to be equal parts Red Dwarf and Fifth Element, but is completely unique.

Donovan created Lexx out of a desire to mount a Canadian-written, Canadian-produced series that wasn’t simply the product of a Hollywood studio’s desire to milk the economy of Canada for cheaper studio space and labor. In the end, Donovan and fellow writers Lex Gigeroff and Jeffrey Hirschfield had to seek foreign co-production deals to get Lexx off the ground. A German production company proved to be their most ideal partner, though certain provisions were Lexxdemanded, including a German cast member in the form of Eva Habermann (later replaced by Xenia Seeburg). The four movie-length episodes initially produced were shown in the US only on the pay cable network Showtime, though a video release followed later. When the series went hourly, the Sci-Fi Channel carried it in both the US and the UK. Due to scheduling conflicts, Habermann bowed out as Zev early in the second season, with Xenia Seeburg taking the role (now renamed Xev).

Lexx gained acclaim, but also necessarily limited the range of its audience, by expanding the use of gore and sex throughout the series; indeed, many an episode focuses on the crew’s libidoes, playing it for laughs against a background of darkness and danger. LexxMore than once, Stan’s sex drive leads the Lexx crew into deadly situations. Still, the result was a series that was completely unlike anything else on TV, science fiction or otherwise. It also meant that the show had to struggle to stay on Lexxthe air every year, often resulting in delays or curtailing production (season three was only half the length of the second and fourth seasons). During production for season four, Donovan and his cohorts decided to wind the series down. The door is still clearly left open for a follow-up or a spinoff, but it also stands equally well as the end of the show, with several “book end” moments that long-time fans would appreciate (but newcomers might find superfluous).


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