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I Worship His Shadow

LexxThe forces of His Divine Shadow and the warrior race of the Brunnen G clash near one of the Brunnen G’s worlds. The fight ends badly for the Brunnen G and their planet is destroyed. Kai, leader of the Brunnen G attack group, orders a last-ditch kamikaze dive into the control deck of the Shadow starships, but he is the only one who even gets that far. He slams into the ship’s bridge and survives the impact, only to be personally killed by His Divine Shadow itself. The last of the Brunnen G is dead. Two thousand years pass.

In the Cluster, the seat of His Divine Shadow’s government ruling over the league of 20,000 worlds, the clerics of the divine order are trying to figure out how to extend the life of His Divine Shadow. It passes from host brain to host brain, but its sheer power overwhelms each successive host. The spent host’s brain is preserved and kept alive to join His Divine Predecessors. The clerics also worry about a vague prophecy that His Divine Shadow’s forces will cut down the Brunnen G to the last man, but that His Shadow will be slain by a Brunnen G in the end – clearly impossible, since that race is now extinct. The Shadow’s order maintains control over thousands of planets through merciless rule, military might, and forcing the populations of those worlds to worship His Shadow.

The arrival of a prison ship signals the end of the Divine Shadow’s order, though in the unlikeliest way. A heretic hero, Thodin, is among the ship’s prisoners, though he has allowed himself to be captured and brought to the Cluster so he can engineer the Shadow’s downfall. Also among the prisoners are a notorious female cannibal named Giggerota, and an overweight woman named Zev who faces a severe punishment for not fulfilling her “wifely duties.” Zev is sentenced to be reprogrammed into a senator’s love slave, her body altered accordingly to fit her future master’s desires.

Thodin’s plan misfires literally – a bomb goes off in the wrong place, releasing a pack of omnivorous Cluster Lizards into the general populace instead of the public arena where he faces a gladiatorial death sentence. One of the Cluster Lizards reaches the lab where Zev is being “reshaped,” and it falls into the body-shaping apparatus with her. When Zev emerges, she’s part human, part Cluster Lizard, with a fiercely independent spirit and now the strength and fighting instinct to match – as well as quite a healthy sexual appetite. She is spared the mental reprogramming part of the operation by grabbing the head of a robot destroyed by the Cluster Lizard and putting it into the apparatus. The robot, 790, instantly falls head over heels – well, perhaps just head over head – in love with her, and Zev only reluctantly brings it with her to open doors along the path of her escape.

Zev encounters low-ranking security guard Stanley Tweedle, who is on the run for questioning a high-ranking officer’s orders. Using 790, they manage to evade capture, and run into Thodin and his rebels as they try to board a new, insect-based organic warship developed by the Divine Order: the Lexx. Capable of obliterating a planet with a single shot, the Lexx is the most top-secret and heavily-guarded project in the entire Cluster, but His Shadow’s elite guards are conspicuous by their absence in the launch area.

The Lexx bonds to and takes orders from only one person, and when that person dies, the biometric key transfers itself to Stanley Tweedle – the only other human in the previous keyholder’s vicinity. Stanley, Zev, Giggerota and 790 board and launch the Lexx, but find it incapable of defending itself – it’s programmed not to fire on ships loyal to His Divine Shadow. Worse yet, they have company aboard – Kai, last of the Brunnen G, reanimated by His Divine Shadow and reprogrammed to serve as the Shadow’s personal assassin, boards the Lexx and disposes of Giggerota, holding the others at the mercy of his Brunnen G brace weapon. But when His Divine Shadow arrives to personally quash the rebellion and bring the Lexx home, Kai begins to regain the memory of his proud heritage – and his death – and becomes an instrument of prophecy.

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Cast: Brian Downey (Stanley Tweedle), Eva Habermann (Zev), Michael McManus (Kai), Barry Bostwick (Thodin), Ellen Dubin (Giggerota), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Lisa Hines (Zev of B3K), Gil Brenton (Tem), David Renton (Senior Cleric), Anna Cameron (Prophet), Bill Carr (Correction Centre Guard), Lionel Doucette (Holo Judge), Liz Richardson (Holo Prosecutor), Chris Rowntree (Holo Official), John Dartt (Holo Defense Lawyer), David McClelland (Holo Cleric), Jocelyn Cunningham (Cluster Major), Richard Donat (Megashadow Admiral), Chas Lawther (Video Customs Officer), Andrei Mahankov (Robot 2), Clive Sweeney (Megashadow Adjutant), Jeremy Akerman (Transport Major), Joseph Rutten (Slab Prisoner), Alan MacGillivray (Argon Protopi), Josh McDonald (Sergeant), Lex Gigeroff (Bound Man), Walter Borden (His Dying Shadow), John Dunsworth (Video Asteroid Commander), Jack Carr (Video Boy Cleric), Horst Ulan (Cluster General), Glen Wadman (Officer), Stephen Turnbull (Fore Shadow Officer), Jamie Bradley (Cleric 2), Andrew Smith (Cleric), Michael Petersen (Robot & Lizard), Janice Evens (Computer Voice), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Walter Borden (His Shadow), Marty Simon (Brain No. 14)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Supernova

LexxWith Kai held in cryogenic suspension to preserve the dwindling supply of protoblood that keeps him animated, Lexx – linked with 790 – searches for Kai’s homeworld of Brunnis. Meanwhile, Zev is still coming to terms with her feelings for Kai while simultaneously fending off Stan’s advances. 790 finally locates Brunnis, and Stan’s ineptitude leads to a landing that the Lexx almost doesn’t survive. Kai is fascinated by what he sees, but Zev and Stan are disappointed to find that Brunnis is a lifeless husk – except for a tour-guide hologram which is constantly interrupted by another holographic projection named Poet Man. Aboard the Lexx, Giggerota escapes her restraints and hunts the ship for Stanley, but instead she finds the remaining Divine Predecessors, who convince her to venture out on Brunnis to find Stanley and the others. After an automated repopulation system programmed by Poetman mistakes Stanley for a woman, he’s saved from insemination just in the nick of time by Giggerota. But her next act is less charitable – Giggerota shuts down the orbiting stablizer satellites, starting a countdown to the destruction of Brunnis as the sun slowly goes supernova. Giggerota wants Stan to leave his friends behind, but when he refuses, she bites off his hand – the one containing the key needed to fly Lexx. Despite the pain, Stan still sets out to rescue Zev and Kai, only to find Zev is about to be dissected by another automated system – a system which has already sliced Kai up. With only minutes until the sun of Brunnis explodes, Stan, Kai and Zev can only watch helplessly as the Lexx takes off under Giggerota’s control.

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Cast: Brian Downey (Stanley Tweedle), Eva Habermann (Zev), Michael McManus (Kai), Tim Curry (Poet Man), Ellen Dubin (Giggerota), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Kate Rose (Holo Woman), Rachel Grover (Zev’s Mother), Shaun Clark (Zev’s Father), Jennifer Overton (Matron), Rainer Matsutani (Brunnen-G General), Anna Cameron (Time Prophet)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Eating Pattern

Lexx790 detects a signal from an artificial probe, pointing travelers toward a planet with abundant natural resources – something which everyone, including the Lexx itself, needs. When Stan and Zev go to wake Kai, he can’t be revived. Lexx homes in on a garbage planet to feed, and Zev wants to take the opportunity to bury Kai now that he no longer seems to have enough protoblood to sustain him. After the burial, Zev explores a structure nearby, over Stan’s and 790’s objections. When Stan goes looking for her after a while, he encounters a humanoid who tries to kill him and is rescued by a young woman named Wist. Before he can resume his search for Zev, Wist infests Stan with a parasitic life form that she also carries. She introduces Stan to Bog, the leader of the infested humans on this planet; under the influence of the parasites, the humans have become cannibals. Zev is soon captured by more infested humans and prepared for slaughter. Stan tries to lead his new comrades to fresh meat, only to discover that Kai has arisen and fled his makeshift grave, so they proceed to the feeding Lexx to gather the brains of the Divine Predecessors. With Stan’s ability to fly the Lexx, the parasites may soon spread across the universe – and Kai and Zev may not survive long enough to stop it.

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Cast: Brian Downey (Stanley Tweedle), Eva Habermann (Zev), Michael McManus (Kai), Rutger Hauer (Bog), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Doreen Jacobi (Wist), Gerry Wolff (Snik), Holger Kunkel (Boork), Hussi Kutlucan (Orlluk), Hans Dieter Bruckner (Grullek), Arno Wyznlewski (Kuk), Jeffrey Hirschfield (Feemak), Clancy King (Coozunk), Die Netzers (Worm puppeteer)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Gigashadow

LexxIn the wake of Kai’s killing of His Divine Shadow, the essence of the Shadow returns to the Cluster and instigates a genocidal slaughter of the billions of humans living there. The flesh and muscle of those killed is used to feed a processing plant which is creating a gigantic host brain that will house the Shadow for all time: the Gigashadow.

Aboard the Lexx, Zev is desperately seeking a way to save Kai – his supply of protoblood is running critically low, and he’s fast running out of options. Zev convinces Stan to return Lexx to the Light Universe via the fractal core, but when they find that the Cluster has been left barren, Zev’s hopes fall – as does Kai, suffering from frequent blackouts due to a lack of protoblood. Waiting in orbit – and unaware that almost everyone in the Cluster has been slaughtered – Stanley broadcasts a signal in a desperate attempt to clear his name, and attracts attention of the worst kind. On the Cluster, all hints point toward the coming of the Gigashadow, both as an apocalyptic event in the near future and as the one source of protoblood remaining. But when the Gigashadow arises, even larger than the Lexx and invulnerable to the ship’s weaponry, how can Zev stop the beginning of the end – or keep Kai from dying forever?

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Cast: Brian Downey (Stanley Tweedle), Eva Habermann (Zev), Michael McManus (Kai), Malcolm McDowell (Yottskry), Andy Jones (Smoor), Michael GigashadowHabeck (Feppo), Walter Borden (Divine Shadow), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Anna Cameron (Time Prophet), David Renton (Soshua), Robert Sigl (Petrif / Giant), Jamie Bradley (Jood), Michael Petersen (790 Robot / Squish), Jim Petrie (Gorrett), Cherie Devanney (Kyyra), Joel Sapp (Bleeding Cleric), John Dunsworth (Running Man), Jennifer Overton (Customer Officer), Mariana Sim (Dancing Twin), Lenuta Sim (Dancing Twin), Sanjay Talwar (Honar), Shaun Clark (Reteep), David Woods (Yoyal), David McClelland (Benediction Cleric), Lionel Doucette (Judge)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Mantrid

LexxDespite the defeat of the Gigashadow, His Divine Shadow has one last trick up his sleeve – he has taken Kai as his host body. Kai reanimates himself and insists on returning to the Light Universe via an extremely risky maneuver to create a new fractal core bridging the two universes. Kai plans to retrieve one of the enormous insect larvae left over from the Gigashadow’s destruction to extract more protoblood from it – or so he says. Stan and 790 experience a rare moment of complete agreement when they both suggest blasting the larva that Kai retrieves back into space. Kai suddenly presents Stan and Zev with a new mission: to find Mantrid, His Divine Shadow’s imprisoned bio-vizier. Mantrid’s knowledge was critical to the Divine Order, but his knowledge and ambition were both dangerous enough that he was kept alive but imprisoned. When they reach the distant world where Mantrid has languished for centuries, Stan and Zev are horrified when Kai offers Mantrid passage on the Lexx. Using his independent floating self-replicating “arm” drones, Mantrid embarks on an experiment to transfer his consciousness to the more powerful insect body. But under the Divine Shadow’s influence, Kai attacks Mantrid and instead transfers the Shadow’s consciousness to the insect – and the prospect of a new insect race hunting down all human life is imminent, unless Zev can convince Stan to destroy the planetoid while she and Kai are still on it.

Season 2 Regular Cast: Brian Downey (Stanley Tweedle), Eva Habermann (Zev), Michael McManus (Kai), Xenia Seeberg (Xev)

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Guest Cast: Dieter Laser (Mantrid), Holger Kunkel (Mantrid’s Assistant), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Chris Duffy (Captain), Burgandy Code (Navigator), John Davie (Rockhound)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Terminal

LexxWhen awakened from cryostasis with the wrong reanimation sequence, Kai unexpectedly fires his brace at Stan, mortally wounding him. In an attempt to save his life, Zev convinces Stan to surrender the key to the Lexx and then freezes him in Kai’s cryochamber. Zev sets 790 to the task of finding medical help for Stan, and his search leads them to MedSat, a hospital space station. When the medical space station’s receptionist refuses help due to a lack of insurance, Zev orders Lexx to destroy the planet that the station orbits, and immediately Stan’s case is assigned to the station’s top doctor. After he saves Stan’s life, the doctor takes Zev to dinner, where he tries to convince her to give him the key to the Lexx; when she refuses, he knocks her out and takes her to an operating room while his underlings capture Kai and 790. When Zev comes to, she is given one last chance to give up the Lexx’s key – and when she refuses, she is tortured to the point of death, initiating the transfer of the key.

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directed by Srinivas Krishna
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Guest Cast: Simon Licht (Dr. Kazan), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Oliver Stern (Dr. Funz), Barbara Geiger (Dr. Veezra), Eva Ebner (Mrs. Deebee), Errol Shaker (Administrator), Ian T. Dickinson (Berg), Tatiana Alexander (Nurse)

Note: This is Eva Habermann’s final appearance in the role of Zev.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Lyekka

LexxAs Lexx flies through a swarm of space-borne life forms, one of them slips aboard and scans the crew, listening in on one of Stan’s dreams and taking the form of a girl he once (unsuccessfully) asked out on a date. Despite his having just woken up, this incident still registers as unusual enough with Stan to convince him to awaken Kai. The girl, Lyekka, seems to take an instant dislike to Kai, but she’s still perfectly cheerful about it. The Lexx receives a signal from a spacecraft from the planet Potatoho, whose astronauts are venturing into interstellar space for the first time. Stan welcomes them aboard and gives them a tour of the Lexx, and Lyekka expresses an interest in the astronauts as well. When Stanley demonstrates Lexx’s destructive power, he accidentally destroys the Potatoho space capsule. As Stan sleeps, the astronauts explore Lexx, and one of them finds Lyekka lurking on the flight deck. She offers herself to him, and mere moments later, his crewmates can find no trace of him. The same fate soon befalls another of the astronauts, only this time Kai sees it happen – Lyekka reverts to a jellyfish-like form and devours the astronaut. Now, with only one of the astronauts remaining, Kai knows it’s only a matter of time before Lyekka turns to Stan for dessert. But first, Lyekka has a gift for Stan.

In the meantime, the planet Potatoho receives visitors of its own: a swarm of robotic drone arms which attack and completely destroy the planet, with Mantrid’s ship not far behind.

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directed by Stephan Wagner
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Guest Cast: Stephen McHattie (Captain Moss), Louise Wischerman (Lyekka), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790 / Bando), Roman Podhora (Boosh)

Notes: This episode marks Xenia Seeberg’s debut in the role of Xev (the same character as Zev, more or less reborn in a new body).

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Luvliner

LexxAs Stan, Kai and 790 come to grips with the rebirth of Zev as Xev, the Lexx wanders into the transmission range of a bordello in space called Luvliner. Titillated by its advertisement, Stan and Xev are unanimous in their decision to change Lexx’s course. When they arrive, however, the Luvliner satellite is run down, and its receptionist shows no interest in dealing with the Lexx crew until Stan destroys a nearby moon. Once invited aboard for “free samples,” Stan and Xev are a little let down by Luvliner’s offerings. Worse yet, 790 is abducted by the receptionist, who turns out to have his own perverse tastes in partners. But while the Lexx crew is diverted, pleasantly or otherwise, the Luvliner’s receptionist alerts a bloodthirsty bounty hunters to the Lexx’s presence – and the crew is caught with their pants down.

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directed by Stefan Ronowicz
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Guest Cast: Jeff Pustil (Schemmi), Diego Chambers (Aulk), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Ellen-Ray Hennessey (Rissha), Steve Sisk (Flintock), Jeremy Ackerman (Proo), Noah Denby (Varrtan), Paul Day (Consort), Andrew Smith (Man), Rick Collins (Fat Man), Tom Tasse (C.G.), Dave Maddeaux (Male Customer), Angela Vermier (Female voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Lafftrak

LexxIn a distant corner of the universe, a bloody war is waged between the last remaining individual members of two races. Their conflict comes to an end on a transmitter satellite called TV World, where they finally kill each other trying to settle a decade of conflict over which world had better TV ratings. Years later, Lexx follows the continuing unmanned transmissions to TV World, where an intrigued Xev wants to land and explore, dragging Stan and 790 along with her. An automated TV studio still functions on TV World, offering TV-crazed visitors the chance to star in their own TV series, and if the satellite’s unseen audience approves of the “star’s” contributions, the show goes on. If not, the show is cancelled. Xev tries out a salacious sitcom called Boys’ School, while Stan hurls 790 into a talk show and then himself wanders into a sitcom called Girl Time. While Xev thrives with her own natural gift for innuendo, Stan strikes out, winds up in three cancelled shows in a row, and is scheduled for decapitation – after which his head will be kept alive, forced to become part of an entire audience composed of former contestants. When Kai awakens and rushes to assist his crewmates, will his arrival be enough to prevent them from being “cancelled”?

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Guest Cast: Tom Tasse (C.G.), Barbara Schmeid (Slinka), Sandra Keller (Yoyo), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Rosemarie Friedrich (The Wife), Nikolas Artajo (Kid), Thorsten Feller (Liggum), Gabi Fleming (Female Body – Dead), Thomas Arnicke (Bodyguard), Alexander Muller (Bodyguard), Mirko Szabo (Bodyguard), Sebastian Kokot (Bodyguard), Oliver Stolz (Bodyguard), Andrè Haines (Hunted), Mark Owen (Hunter)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Stan’s Trial

LexxAll Stanley Tweedle wants right now is to find just the right girl on just the right pleasure satellite and settle down – in an overnight sort of way. But when the Lexx makes a stop at just such a space station, Stan’s dreams are crushed when he is arrested and subjected to an immediate trial. Before serving as a security guard in the Cluster, Stan ferried top-secret biological data around for a resistance movement fighting His Divine Shadow. When Stan let his guard down and was captured, he surrendered secrets that led to the death of billions – and now he finds that an entire movement has dedicated all of its resources to tracking him down and making him pay without even the pretense of a fair trial. But when Stan gets the chance to turn the tables on his accusers, will he show mercy – or simply prove that he’s capable of the murderous acts for which they blame him?

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Guest Cast: Nina Franoszek (Jihana), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Benjamin Sadler (Nool), Susanna Metzner (Lissha), Peter James Scollin (Guard 1), Harvey Friedmann (Guard 3)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Love Grows

LexxStanley Tweedle takes the art of looking for love in all the wrong places to a new low. While monitoring communications frequencies, Stan sees a distress call from the women of the planet Orgasmo, claiming to need “assistance” from any available men in perpetuating their species. Stan nobly volunteers, tracing the source of the signal and setting Lexx on that course at top speed. However, the signal actually comes from a shipload of bored space truckers hauling a dangerous biological cargo. Lexx slams into their ship, and the toxic substance comes into contact with Lexx’s biosystems, which then ventilate it into the crew quarters. The space truckers themselves survive the crash and wind up inside the Lexx, but both they and those already aboard Lexx begin to experience an unsettling change – gender reversal. Suddenly, before he knows it, Stan can’t get away from Xev fast enough.

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directed by David MacLeod
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Guest Cast: Page Fletcher (Captain Jeben), Janet Wright (Lorca), Sam White (Rexel), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), C.J. Fidler (Nympho 1), Alison McMullin (Nympho 2), Sherry White (Nympho 3), Greg Cormier (Bound Man), Terry Nicholas (First Babe), Lisa Wong (Second Babe), Maury Chaykin (Pa)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

White Trash

LexxWhen the crew of space truckers goes missing, Stan goes exploring the Lexx and discovers a backwater family of rednecks inhabiting the bowels of the ship. Apparently, they’ve been aboard ever since Lexx left the Cluster – and apparently, this uncomfortably close-knit family of four doesn’t realize that they’re no longer in the Cluster at all. Pa Guleen quickly commandeers the Lexx by strong-arming Stanley, forcing him to turn the ship back toward the family’s home planet. When they arrive, however, Stan, Xev and Kai may learn, rather violently, why their guests were sent to the Cluster in the first place.

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Guest Cast: Maury Chaykin (Pa), Susan Daltin (Sissy), Dave Carmichael (Junior), Brandon McCarvell (Norb), Jon Kristopher Loverin (Gloodel), Karl Lewis Johnston (Glootus), Christian Murray (Gold Lame’ Man), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Louise Wischermann (Lyekka)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

791

LexxHaving awakened just in time to rid the Lexx of Pa Guleen, Lyekka is hungry once again. Lexx receives a distress signal from a crashed ship on an uninhabited world, and Lyekka insists on accompanying Kai, Xev and 790 on their rescue mission – just in case any survivors happen to be tasty. While exploring the wrecked ship, they find preserved human hearts – and a decapitated cyborg body. 790 immediately fixates on the idea of attaching his head to the body and ravishing Xev, and sets about linking to the body via remote control. Kai discovers a chamber with frozen humanoids – all of them missing their hearts…and time is running out to match the hearts on the bridge with their owners before Lyekka feasts on the helpless prisoners. 790 succeeds in reviving the cyborg body and getting it to do the legwork to attach him, but the body’s residual programming has its own personality – a dangerous one which, with 790 attached, combines the robot head’s lust with a murderous bloodlust. It sends Stan a message to lure him down from the Lexx, and then proceeds to make Stan the unlikely object of its twisted desires.

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directed by Jorg Buttgereit
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Guest Cast: Louise Wischermann (Lyekka), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Brian Carter (791 Cyborg), Amy Kerr (Desh), John Dunsworth (Berf), Mike Pellerin (Wern)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Wake The Dead

LexxLexx happens upon a small transport containing five cryogenically frozen teenagers, and Xev boards the ship to investigate – and revive them. Stan’s more than a little irritated by the visitors and their irresponsible attitude. When he catches one of the kids trying to issue the hibernating Kai a list of people to kill aboard the Lexx – basically consisting of everyone else on board – Stan is furious and chases his visitors away. But the crew’s problems only get worse when Kai awakens and remembers those instructions, going on a bloody rampage through the ship. As Kai dispatches the last of the teenagers, Stan and Xev realize that the last of the Brunnen-G must be stopped from killing again – even if it means killing him first.

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Guest Cast: Andrew Bigelow (Enox), Andrew Bush (Tad), Patricia Zentilli (Laleen), Nicki Barnett (Canana), Bruce Fillmore (Gibble), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx)

Notes: Patricia Zentilli returned to the show in the semi-regular role of Bunny in seasons three and four.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Nook

LexxThe arrival of a giant insect-like ship in their sky terrifies the population of the planet Nook. Their simple, monk-like existence is further disrupted by the landing of Stan, Kai and the first woman anyone on Nook has laid eyes on in generations – Xev. It turns out to be one of Lexx’s more peaceful planetary stops, as Xev and Kai get to know the natives, and Kai studies their culture – though he expresses surprise that none of the men of Nook have any recollection of having a mother. Indeed, the very knowledge of women is forbidden there – but the same doesn’t hold true for knowledge of sex. So when Xev introduces a markedly heterosexual lifestyle to the monks, she may have set the entire civilization of Nook on a path toward destruction.

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directed by Bill Fleming
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Guest Cast: Matthew Burton (Randor), Mathias Klimsa (Traygor), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Martin Honer (Older Brother), Tom Strauss (Brother Deal), Philipp De Roche (Brother Stack / Rat 1), Milton Welsch (Rat 11), Adrian Mattiske (Young Copying Brother)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Norb

LexxNorb – a child space pilot rescued from the Guleen family by Kai – encounters a brightly-colored, candy cane-shaped space station which turns out to be an incredibly large number of Mantrid’s camouflaged drone arms. As the drones attach themselves to Norb’s ship, he ejects the pilot’s seat and sends a distress signal. Kai and Xev, in a moth, find Norb drifting alone in space and bring him back to the Lexx. Despite his rescue, Norb is neither friendly nor eager to answer anyone’s questions. After delivering a message – “let the contest begin” – from Mantrid, Norb reveals his true colors: he died in deep space, his body replaced or infested by the drone arms. Several arms manipulating what’s left of Norb’s body scatter inside the Lexx, and while Kai destroys some of them, others escape the reach of Lexx’s internal sensors. When Stan goes looking for the remaining drone, he finds it – and several identical drone arms that it has built in the short time that has passed. Even when Kai arrives to save Stan, it quickly becomes apparent that there are still more of Mantrid’s drones aboard, and they are replicating themselves by the hundred in short order, using Lexx’s own raw material. Stan, Xev and Kai evacuate Lexx in one of the moths as the drones overrun the ship – but now how will they get back into the Lexx?

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Guest Cast: Dieter Laser (Mantrid), Brandon McCarvell (Norb), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Twilight

LexxXev finds Stan passed out on Lexx’s flight deck, and 790 says he’s been out cold for over nine hours. 790 diagnoses Stan with a terminal illness and, atypically, expresses concern for Stan’s well-being – primarily because Lyekka is still aboard the Lexx in her dormant plant form, and would eat Xev if she woke up hungry and couldn’t eat Stan first. Xev transmits a medical distress call and receives a promising reply from the planet Ruuma, whose ecosphere is said to restore health to its inhabitants. The signal leads Xev, Kai and Stan to an island castle, where an odd family of three is eager to begin Stan’s treatment – and none too eager to finish it. Kai goes exploring on the island to see if a legend concerning the discarded bodies of the Divine Predecessors is true. As it turns out, Xev’s suspicions about their hosts and Kai’s rumor both turn out to be true: the leftover host bodies of His Divine Shadow stalk Ruuma by night as zombies, and Stan’s would-be healers only want to steal the Lexx. Things get worse when Xev is bitten by one of the zombies while trying to protect the weakened Stan – and begins transforming into one of them – while Kai begins to exhibit very unusual personality quirks and can no longer defend his crewmates.

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directed by Chris Bould
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Louis Del Grande (Roada), Mary Walsh (Heedia), Louise Wischermann (Lyekka), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), Lauren Abraham (Lomea), Christian Murray (792)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Patches In The Sky

LexxAboard his run-down satellite, Gubby gives paying customers the chance to live their fondest fantasies in his dream-enhancing narco-lounger chair. Sadly, no one drops by anymore except for a destitute “dream junkie” he calls Fruitcake, who brings vague warnings of “patches in the sky” on his latest visit. While Fruitcake enjoys an extended dream, Gubby scans the stars and discovers that large patches of it are missing – something is destroying stars, nebulae, entire galaxies, and at this rate it’ll be finished devouring the universe in a mere matter of days. Meanwhile, aboard Lexx, Stan decides to seek Gubby’s services to help him divine the meaning of a recent recurring nightmare involving the cannibalistic Giggerota. But when hooked up to Gubby’s dream-enhancing equipment, Stan discovers that Giggerota can now be as deadly in his dreams as she was in real life.

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directed by David MacLeod
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Ellen Dubin (Giggerota), Wayne Robson (Gubby), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx), David Lewis (Fruitcake), Lee-Anne Lowe (Dream Girl 1), Laura Nason (Dream Girl 2), Amy Lonergan (Dream Girl 3)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Woz

Lexx790 reveals that Xev has an “expiration date” – and it’s only 79 hours away. As part of her love slave programming, Xev’s body was programmed to break down and die – all to keep the love slave trade in business. Though the Lusticon, the machine used to transform women into love slaves in the Cluster, was destroyed, 790 tracks down a prototype on the tornado-ravaged planet Woz. Stan and Kai land near a convent run by “The Wozard,” a man who claims he can revert former love slaves to their original form and release their inner beauty. But the Wozard doesn’t have the Lusticon – it’s in a well-guarded fortress, protected by a group of women who actually want to use its powers. Kai and Stan try to snatch the machine before the war between the Wozard and the women ends in its destruction – and Xev’s death.

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directed by David MacLeod
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Lenore Zann (Dark Lady), Walter Borden (The Wozard), Lisa Hines (Zev of B3K), Kerry MacPherson (Skye), Stacy Smith (Calico), Robin Johnson (Guard 1), Laura Nason (Guard 2), Adrienne Horton (Guard 3), Lori Heath (Hologram Guard), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The Net

LexxA sentient being resembling a spider permanently attached to its own web lies in wait in deep space, rendering itself all but invisible to any potential prey. When Lexx approaches, its eyes spot the web creature and it asks Stan for permission to take evasive action. Stan, more concerned with trying to bed Xev in the two days that the universe supposedly has left, fails to give that permission, and the web surrounds Lexx. The creature’s tendrils pierce Lexx’s skin, taking over the ship’s brain and working their way inside from there. Tendrils worm their way into Stan and Kai’s heads, but the creature seems to have an adverse reaction to the dead Brunnen G. It finds an easily controlled host in Stan, however, giving it dual control over the Lexx. And nobody seems to suspect anything except for 790 – whose warnings are dismissed as part of the robot head’s usual disdain for Stan…

Order the DVDswritten by Paul Donovan and Jeffrey Hirschfield
directed by Chris Bould
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Brigadoom

LexxLexx hightails it for the center of the universe, trying to stay ahead of Mantrid’s advancing drones. When a satellite along the way is heard broadcasting a Brunnen G battle song, however, Kai’s curiosity is piqued enough to make a stop. In an artificial environment aboard the satellite, Kai is offered the chance to relive the history of the Brunnen G and his own history – up until his death – through song. Xev and Stan watch as an elaborately staged musical traces the Brunnen G’s history from poet-warriors to watered-down pacifists who fell when they ignored the threat of His Divine Shadow – with the exception of Kai and a small number of others who took the initiative to fight back, at the cost of their own lives. But as the story grows longer and longer, Stan worries that the drones may catch up with them before they have a chance to mount their own defense and keep history from repeating itself.

Order the DVDswritten by Lex Gigeroff and Paul Donovan
directed by Bill Fleming
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Jeremy Webb (Master of Ceremonies), John Dunsworth (Lett), Sharron Timmins (Groo), Paul MacGuillan (Kyoo), Joe Wynn (Newborn), Patricia Zentilli (Young Woman), Lorraine Segato (Time Prophet), Richard Sircom (Judge), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Brizon

LexxMantrid’s drones continue to consume entire galaxies, and Kai decides it’s time to stop running. Stan broadcasts a challenge to Mantrid on all frequencies, followed by an offer to join forces with anyone wishing to fight back. A response comes immediately from a small insect fighter – of the same kind piloted by Kai when the Brunnen-G fell. Inside, barely alive, is Brizon, a former bio-vizier of the Divine Order and Mantrid’s predecessor. Though no one trusts Brizon, his knowledge is the only advantage the Lexx has in the fight against Mantrid – and he has already performed some major bio-engineering operations on himself. Brizon insists that one of the drone arms should be captured so he can study it, and Stan and Kai find the nearest world being attacked to retrieve one. In the meantime, Brizon remains on the Lexx, taking perhaps too personal an interest in Xev’s unique human-cluster lizard biology. When the captive drone arm is brought aboard, Brizon springs his trap and reveals his true plan: he doesn’t want to just destroy Mantrid, he wants to take over Mantrid’s artificial body and his resources…including the destructive drones.

Order the DVDswritten by Paul Donovan
directed by Paul Donovan
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Earl Pastko (Brizon), Dieter Laser (Mantrid), Jeffrey Hirschfield (790), Tom Gallant (Lexx)

Original title: End Game

LogBook entry by Earl Green

The End Of The Universe

LexxThe 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.

Order the DVDswritten 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

Fire & Water

LexxThe Lexx is adrift, as it has been for thousands of years, its crew in hibernation or, in 790’s case, standby mode. 790 awakens when the ship’s sensors detect something the crew has been waiting for – a habitable planet. Actually, the Lexx has drifted into the gravitational pull of two habitable planets, one an ocean-covered paradise, the other a global desert, orbiting each other and permanently connected by a strand of breathable atmosphere between them.

A hot air balloon from the desert planet comes to investigate the insect-like visitor in the sky; the leader of this expedition questions 790 briefly and then tosses the robot head into the chasm beneath the flight deck. He next awakens Stanley, and introduces himself as Prince. Prince abducts Stanley and the still-frozen Xev and takes them to the desert planet of Fire. Left aboard the Lexx, Kai awakens, finds 790 and repairs it – but the robot head’s love slave programming reasserts itself and 790 now moons over Kai instead of Xev. Unable to pinpoint which planet Stan and Xev have been taken to, Kai mistakenly jumps through the atmosphere interface toward Water.

On Fire, Stanley is forced into slave labor under pain of death, while Prince awakens Xev and questions her about the Lexx, not having gotten what he wanted from Stan. When Xev reveals the Lexx’s destructive power, Prince finally understands what Stan was holding back – and decides that he wants both the Lexx and Xev.

Season 3 Regular Cast: Brian Downey (Stanley Tweedle), Michael McManus (Kai), Xenia Seeberg (Xev)

Order the DVDswritten by Paul Donovan and Lex Gigeroff
directed by Chris Bould
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Nigel Bennett (Prince), Linda Busby (Chief Handler), Jon Loverin (Handler #2), Gary Levert (Lead Balloonist)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

May

LexxConvinced by Xev that he is vital to controlling the Lexx, Prince releases Stan and tries to persuade him to hand over the ship’s key – but even with Xev trying to convince him, Stan isn’t sold on the idea. On the planet Water, Kai plummets out of the sky, having jumped off the hull of the Lexx through the two worlds’ connected atmosphere, and lands at an oceanside city. Here he meets May, a lovely woman who seems to be the only survivor of a recent battle. A balloon from Fire arrives, and Kai quickly dispatches its crew after they try to kill him. With May, he pilots the balloon through the atmosphere to Fire to search for Xev. Once near Prince’s palace, May avails herself of an opportunity to assassinate Fire’s leader, earning an instant grudge from the smitten Xev. They escape Fire and return, via balloon, to the Lexx. But having escaped Prince and his demands to use Lexx to destroy Water, Stan is now asked by May to destroy Fire…and Xev is outraged when he seriously considers it.

Order the DVDswritten by Paul Donovan
directed by Chris Bould
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Nigel Bennett (Prince), Anna Kathrin Bleuler (May)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Gametown

LexxAfter dying of a fatal arrow wound, May lives again – but only because, out of desperation, Stanley has promised a mysteriously revived Prince that he will turn Lexx’s weapons on Water. Kai takes a fleet of newly-bred moths to Water to acquire food for the slowly dying Lexx, but Stanley is desperate to keep Xev aboard – possibly to keep himself from fulfilling his promise to Prince. On Water, Kai lands at a floating city called Gametown, but his fleet of moths is hijacked by the ambitious Fifi, who leads them through the atmospheric corridor to Fire to join forces with a more aggressive power – in this case, a military leader on Fire named Duke. When Xev realizes what Stan had to do to bring May back to life, she’ll stop at nothing to prevent him from destroying Water.

Order the DVDswritten by Paul Donovan and Lex Gigeroff
directed by Bill Fleming
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Nigel Bennett (Prince), Anna Kathrin Bleuler (May), Patricia Zentilli (Bunny), Jeff Pustil (Fifi), Ralph Brown (Duke)

Notes: Star Wars fans may recognize Ralph Brown as Ric Olie, the pilot of Queen Amidala’s royal starship, from Episode I: The Phantom Menace. This is also Patricia Zentilli’s second appearance in the series, but her first in the role of Bunny, a character who would gain a little more importance in season 4.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Boomtown

LexxFifi leads his purloined moths back to Water, as Duke mounts an attack on Gametown. With the first powered flying vehicles that either planet has ever seen, Duke makes quick work of Gametown – only Kai and a young woman named Bunny survive. When one of the moths is close enough, Kai uses his brace to lift himself up to it and remove its crew. Back aboard the Lexx, Kai introduces his friends to Bunny, and orders the ship’s moth-builders to construct more moths. Bunny leads the crew to Boomtown, whose residents are obsessed with sex – something that suits Stanley just fine. But when Duke targets Boomtown next, Stanley and Xev may be too preoccupied to help Kai mount a defense.

Order the DVDswritten by Paul Donovan and Lex Gigeroff
directed by Chris Bould
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Nigel Bennett (Prince), Anna Kathrin Bleuler (May), Patricia Zentilli (Bunny), Jeff Pustil (Fifi), Ralph Brown (Duke)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Gondola

LexxTrapped on Fire without a moth, Xev, Stan and Kai must hitch a ride aboard a hot air balloon with Fifi, Duke and Bunny, who are also trapped without transport. Quickly realizing that the balloon’s gondola is too heavy to sustain flight, Kai throws himself overboard to make the journey on foot, since he cannot be injured. But there are still too many passengers for the balloon to make it to its destination, and unlike Kai, whoever disembarks next probably won’t survive.

Order the DVDswritten by Paul Donovan
directed by Bill Fleming
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Patricia Zentilli (Bunny), Jeff Pustil (Fifi), Ralph Brown (Duke)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

K-Town

LexxIn the dank passages of K-Town, Xev and Stan discover that this universe may have duplicates of beings from the Dark Zone – in this case Mantrid, the mad bio-vizier whose attempt to control the Dark Zone resulted in its destruction. But this Mantrid has no idea who Stan and Xev are, or what his dark universe counterpart was like – until an injured Kai makes his way toward his crewmates and needs Mantrid’s expertise in order to survive.

Order the DVDswritten by Paul Donovan and Lex Gigeroff
directed by Robert Sigl
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Dieter Laser (Mantrid), Nigel Bennett (Prince), Sandra Leonhard (Tish), Urs Remond (Tish’s weird friend), Hans Bruckner (Tish’s weird friend)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Tunnels

LexxDumped off of the edge of K-Town, Kai still hasn’t fully recovered, and is helpless to prevent his own capture by the denizens of another town. Still in K-Town, however, Stan and Xev have another problem – Prince has apparently been fully reincarnated. He offers to help them rescue Kai, but naturally his price is still the destruction of the planet Water. In the meantime, Kai is taken to a town where, upon admitting that he is an assassin, he is put in trial. He even agrees to be subject to the harshest punishment his judges have to offer – namely, to be thrown off the edge of this town’s tower. Xev and Stan, however, have become separated and may not survive the treacherous journey by subterranean tunnel from K-Town.

Order the DVDswritten by Paul Donovan and Lex Gigeroff
directed by Bruce McDonald
music by Marty Simon

Guest Cast: Nigel Bennett (Prince), Lex Gigeroff (Dr. Rainbow)

LogBook entry by Earl Green

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