The universe has just over 93 hours left, and Mantrid’s drones are now reproducing themselves by the billion. Stanley wants to experiment on the drone captured for Brizon in a last-ditch effort to fight back. But Stan’s experiment is cut short when more drone arms appear inside Lexx, trapping him and Xev. The drones even attack Lyekka’s dormant pod on the flight deck, forcing her to awaken. After Stan connects the captured arm to 790, the robot head goes to rescue Xev. 790’s success in fighting off the Mantrid drones inspires a new strategy – Xev asks him to build duplicates of himself and attach them to the remains of drones destroyed by Kai and Lyekka – and the new 790 drones concentrate not on destroying the Mantrid drones, but on capturing them to replicate further 790 drones. But even with this new tactic, Mantrid’s drones outnumber 790’s a million to one – and the collapse of the light universe has progressed too far to be stopped.
written by Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff and Jeffrey Hirschfield
directed by Paul Donovan
music by Marty Simon
Guest Cast: Louise Wischermann (Lyekka), Dieter Laser (Mantrid), Alan MacGillivray (Deejay), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx)
Original title: The Dark Zone
LogBook entry by Earl Green