The 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)
written 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