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List of Lexx episodes

There are four seasons of Lexx totalling 61 episodes, initially televised from 1997 (in Canada) to 2002.

Summary

The 1st season, debuting in Canada on 18 April 1997, consisted of four two-hour TV movies (sometimes screened as eight one-hour episodes), alternatively titled Tales from a Parallel Universe. However, some episode guides do not list the two-hour movies as a season but confusingly list the subsequent seasons as the first through third.

The second season consisted of 20 hour-long episodes with an overall story arc concerning an evil scientist called Mantrid who proceeds to convert all matter in the "light" universe (the Light Zone) into one-armed "Mantrid drones". Mantrid succeeds – a grey goo scenario – but not without causing a Big Crunch that results in sending the Lexx through a singularity to an alternate "dark" universe (the Dark Zone).

The third season comprises 13 episodes in which the Lexx is trapped in orbit around the warring planets Fire and Water, and the crew encounters an enigmatic and cheerful evil being known as Prince, who may be the Devil. The two planets orbit each other at an extremely close distance, and share a tunnel of atmosphere between them, allowing the inhabitants of Fire to wantonly attack Water for no obvious reason. Fire is filmed between the dunes of Namibia and the Gothic architecture of Berlin. The rulers of Fire are Prince and Duke, who both reincarnate whenever it suits them. Water appears to have no ruler, and contains a small population of hedonists on floating islands.

In the fourth and final season of 24 episodes, the Lexx arrives at Earth in the early 21st century, only to find that Prince (now named Isambard Prince, and somehow head of the ATF) and several other old adversaries have arrived there too. Between them, Prince and the Lexx manage to demolish large chunks of the Earth – including the city of Ottawa (a Canadian metonymical in-joke) – before the climactic final episode, televised on 26 April 2002.

Seasons one to three of Lexx were released on VHS and Region 2 DVD in the UK by Contender Limited, although the Season 3 DVDs were initially exclusive to the MVC Entertainment chain of stores and all volumes have since been deleted. Contender failed to obtain the rights to Season 4, which instead went to Momentum Pictures (a subsidiary of Alliance Atlantis), however they haven't released any DVDs. Recently, all four seasons have been released on DVD in multiple regions.

Episodes

Season 1 (1997)

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Season 2 (1998-1999)

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Season 3 (2000)

Title Original Airdate Episode №
"Fire and Water" February 6, 2000 3.01
After being adrift for 4332 years, Lexx comes into orbit of the planets Fire and Water. Leader of Fire, Prince, heads an expedition in a balloon to intercept the Lexx. He brings back Stan and Xev to Fire, discarding Stan as of little use, and setting him to torture. He tries to woo Xev, and she nearly falls in love with the romantic ruler of a dramatic planet. Kai wakes up, repairs 790, who becomes fixated upon him, and then (having no moth) he decides to long-jump down to planet Water, to find the crew.
"May" February 13, 2000 3.02
After jumping down to planet Water, Kai finds the beautiful May; the lone survivor of an attack on a Water city. He requisitions an attacking gondola, and sails over to planet Fire. After realising Stanley is the key to the Lexx, Prince brings Stanley back into the picture; dismissing his torture and near execution, as merely "a test". After all being rescued by Kai, May begins to convince Stanley to destroy Fire. Lexx is starving, and they become aware of how stuck they are. As May lapses into death from a small wound on her shoulder, Prince comes to Stanley as a ghost, and tells him that he can have May forever, if he destroys planet Water.
"Gametown" February 20, 2000 3.03
Stanley begins plotting how to destroy the planet Water without alerting Kai and Xev, or steering the starving Lexx. May gets better or worse, depending on his attitude. After waking the moth breeders, Kai goes to Gametown to find some food for Lexx. Gametown is a floating city inhabited with aerobics enthusiasts who play basketball all day. There is one inhabitant who is not quite right: Fifi. He doesn't play the games by the rules, and he quickly betrays everyone, by stealing all the moths and food, then heading over to Fire, to surrender himself to Duke, so he can destroy Water. Stanley's attempts on Water are foiled by Xev, who nearly strangles him, then smothers him with her breasts. May ridicules him, and heads off with Prince.
"Boomtown" February 27, 2000 3.04
Duke and Fifi attack Gametown. They kill everyone he knows and burn it to the water. Duke likes Fifi. Kai requisitions an attacking moth, and then heads over to Boomtown with Bunny and Xev. All they do in Boomtown is eat and have sex. What's even more amazing is that the women will even have sex with Stan (5 on 1). Xev isn't so lucky, because the men have adapted way of avoiding sex by interminable foreplay. Bunny keeps trying to have sex with Kai. He slices off his left hand to demonstrate why he can't have sex with her. (Possibly a Biblical allusion to part of the Antithesis of the Law) Back on Fire, May kills Prince in a questionable gambit, then Duke and Fifi decide they'll paint May and his former deputy with explosive tar, and burn them. Duke and Fifi fly to Boomtown and burn it. Kai requisitions an attacking moth.
"Gondola" March 5, 2000 3.05
In a dramatic survival episode, the crippled moth falls to Fire in the night. Duke and Fifi also crash. All of them have to make it to a city before the sun rises, or they'll fry. The Lexx team: Bunny, Xev, Stan, and the two Kai's find a wrecked gondola and pump it up. During their flight, they realise that there is not enough fuel to make it across the lava lakes, unless there is less weight. The protoblood Kai volunteers to jump overboard and walk through the lava on foot. Duke decides it's easier to just to sit in the desert and die, which worries Fifi a bit. Duke explains the Water/Fire reincarnation system. However, the Lexx team find them, and stupidly pick them up, unable to solve the moral dilemma. Bunny gets thrown overboard. Stan and Xev make it to tower of K-Town, and then defend themselves against mortal-Kai (who is really Prince), and Fifi.
"K-Town" March 12, 2000 3.06
On entering K-Town through a hole high in the wall, Xev and Stan have to deal with the tunnels and the demented inhabitants - the most evil of the souls incarnate. They meet some people who enjoy throwing rocks at them. Kai climbs up the tower, finds them, and then has a systems failure. They also meet Mantrid, who is devoid of memory, but highly encouraged by the idea that he is the greatest biovizier who ever lived. He participates in Kai's diagnostic procedure, does something stupid, and then Kai cleanses him. Xev and Stan manage to throw Kai off the tower to realign him, but it doesn't work, and he gets captured.
"Tunnels" March 19, 2000 3.07
Kai is brought before "The Commission", who, in a room full of candles, endeavour to civilly interrogate him, exploring his human evil. Kai is not interested, and requests to be thrown off the tower. The adjudicatrix asks him whether he has killed anyone as an assassin. Kai then delivers his famous speech: "I have killed mothers and their babies. I have killed great philosophers and proud young warriors. I have killed the evil and the good, the intelligent, the weak and the beautiful, but it's been a while since I slaughtered a whole room full of petty bureaucrats". Meanwhile, Stan encounters an amateur surgeon, who feels that he has parts that "he'd feel better without". Prince plays good guy, and dies saving Stan. He wanted Stan to love him. Xev plays with some girls who like bear traps.
"The Key" March 26, 2000 3.08
Using an incarnation in Xev's image, Prince continually probes Kai, 790, and Stan, asking for a way to get the key to the Lexx. They hook Stan up to 790's diagnostics and Kai determines that the key could be released during sexual rapture, instead of the ecstasy near death which Prince is so familiar with. Prince then concerns herself with a complicated ritual to give Stan the ride of his life. Kai gets suspicious and tests the Xev impostor twice, to see if she kisses like a real Xev. After obtaining the key, she then countermands the order to destroy planet Fire, and directs Lexx to Water. Kai then kills her, and the key flows to a dismayed Stanley.
"Garden" April 2, 2000 3.09
Kai and Stan search for Xev in a moth and luckily find her stranded, dehydrated, under a city spire. They fly down to the Garden, and meet three women who spend their day tending to stamens and other flower parts. In an atmosphere of serenity, Kai decides he will plant himself and decompose. Stan wants to stay and teach the gardeners how to please him. Xev longs for a man, and wants to go. Excitedly, the gardeners recreate the Lyekka plant using a hallucinogenic dream ritual. They court her to eat them, and she obliges. Stanley tells Xev that it was nice knowing her.
"Battle" April 9, 2000 3.10
The Garden is raided by Prince, and Stan's love, Lyekka, dies again, with 5 arrows in her back. Xev is kidnapped, and Kai requisitions an attacking balloon. From there, they engage in a battle of wits with Prince and his offsider (who appears as Priest in series 4). After a series of daring moves, both Prince and Priest die. Stan and Kai make it to the Lexx, and begin a search for Xev who is walking through the desert. Prince reincarnates near her, to walk with her, and watch her die in the scorching heat. He's not part Cluster Lizard, so he dies first. Rated one of the visually spectacular episodes.
"Girltown" April 16, 2000 3.11
Stan and Kai search for Xev in Girltown. Stan's nubile non-dead body attracts the attention of the "head" Queen (reincarnated Gigerotta), who has no body and kind of wants some body. She is interrupted by the all-female committee proceedings of Girltown, who discuss non-she and non-boy sexist agendas, in endless movements and motions. Meanwhile, Kai liberates the drag queen balloon making slaves, who are nice people, and have no idea why they have been sent to this hell. (Jimmy Somerville cameos.) In the escape, all the gay balloonists are eaten by Lexx. Stan and Kai fall to sea, knowing that Kai will sink like a stone.
"The Beach" April 23, 2000 3.12
Stan drowns, and washes up upon a metaphysical Beach. He is met by Prince, who explains that it's his judgement time. When asked if he's done anything bad in his life, Stanley really can't remember anything. He's not judged for causing the death of 94 worlds in the light zone. Instead, Prince focuses on his general cowardice and his attempt to destroy planet Water because he lusted for May Meanwhile, Xev has found Stan's body and popped it in the freezer while she searches for Kai. Kai observes many souls en-route to the center of Water, and finally slips through a light-hole, that lands him on another Gametown. Stan goes to hell.
"Heaven and Hell" April 30, 2000 3.13
Xev retrieves Kai, who then dives to the center of planet Fire to rescue Stan. He has a little chat with Prince, who shows him Stanley in the red vortex evil soul repository, where they patiently await rotational incarnate torture with Prince for the rest of eternity. Xev liberates Kai by destroying Fire, then spiritual-Prince gains control of Lexx to destroy Water. The area is filled with good and evil souls, who fly off to Earth on the other side of the sun. Stan's frozen body revives, and he remembers nothing about his judgement.

Season 4 (2001-2002)

Title Original Airdate Episode №
"Little Blue Planet" July 13, 2001 4.01
Begins with Marconi in Newfoundland 1901 and his trans-Atlantic communication attempt. This strong radio emission attracts the attention of another alien ship way outside the Milky Way. Arriving at Earth, Stanley H. Tweedle starts negotiating with the president, who is using cue cards to cope with alien first contact. They are not adequate to cope with Stan's idiotic presumptions and sexual desires. Isambard Prince, head of the ATF, initiates a plan to attack the Lexx using Russian psycho killers aboard a space shuttle. Prince's old crony from planet Fire, Priest, is elected president, and Lexx eats a large chunk of the Amazon Rainforest.
"Texx Lexx" July 20, 2001 4.02
Prince heads towards Lexx in a shuttle. Kai and Xev head to Earth in a moth, which is attacked by stealth missiles. The battle is monitored by a SETI team headed by Dr Longbore, who embraces Kai, and details him on the Earth's imminent demise due to Higgs Boson research. Stan has to deal with Prince on the Lexx, and the machinations of 790. Xev encounters a romantic Texan boy who wants to marry her before he can have sex, but all his friends want a crack, too, so he has to kill them all. Xev gets arrested and handcuffed for murder.
"P4X" July 27, 2001 4.03
Xev is admitted to a local Texan jail, where they do things mighty strange. The wardens' goth daughter Lomea abducts attractive people from around the jail, and puts them on her P4X pirate internet show. Xev becomes a star with her loveless love slave story, and later in a sex show with other abductees. Meanwhile, Stanley is pinned high on a wall in the ATF, alongside psychopathic schoolboy, Digby, divulging all the secrets of the key to the Lexx. Prince tries to get the key, but doesn't realise that Digby has his own plans, and his own weapons. Hattie Hayridge and Craig Charles cameo.
"Stan Down" August 3, 2001 4.04
Goaded by the first lady, Priest does a deal with Stan to kill Prince, but ends up wiping out Orlando, Florida. In a plan to "save the presidency", he blames Cuba, but Prince isn't convinced, so organises a trip down Dealey Plaza to drill home the importance of loyalty, having the first lady sniped. Genevieve G Rota is elected pope, randomly from a real estate guide. A cat becomes possessed by a carrot.
"Xevivor" August 10, 2001 4.05
790 attempts to kill Stan and Xev, by designing the TV game "Xevivor", to be played on island Zig Zig, which he knows to be infested with ruthless carrot probes. The prize for the survivor of Xevivor is Xev. Stan gets entered as a "wildcard" contestant by 790, to compete against beefcakes. As the TV crew and contestants get turned into carrot zombies, Farley, the producer is largely concerned with his possible homosexuality. Meanwhile at Longbore's space lab, Tina tries to seduce Kai, while showing him pictures from Transylvania.
"The Rock" August 17, 2001 4.06
Stan goes to Newfoundland to inspect his loyal subjects, but they spit in has face because he is a duplicate of "Brud", the village shyster. Brud figures this out pretty quickly, and takes on the role of Stanley, meeting Bunny, who had been sent there to seduce Stan. Bunny cradles his rock, but Brud leaves for Lexx anyway, taking all her money. He attempts to seduce Xev using a bad rendition of Greensleeves on his portable keyboard. 790 pushes him off the command deck. Meanwhile Stan is lynched, and Kai plays the tavern pianoman, with endless variations of "Yo Way Yo". Priest nukes Newfoundland.
"Walpurgis Night" August 24, 2001 4.07
Kai needs to go to Transylvania to explore his curiosity. In the tavern, they bump into bats, superstitious villagers, Van Helsing, and 3 goth girls. They are invited to the castle for the Walpurgis feast, which is hosted by a British actor playing Dracul. Stan has "dead thing pie". Kai is trapped in a spiked coffin by Grenfield, the owner. The goth girls do various things to Xev and Stan, and then stamp on Dracul's plastic teeth. Stan incites a riot back at the tavern. The castle is stormed, and Dracul is killed (ex contract). The goths wake Vlad with a sample of protoblood.
"Vlad" September 7, 2001 4.08
Stan gets an urge to revisit Transylvania. As their slave, he takes the goth sisters back to Lexx, where they steal all Kai's protoblood for Vlad. 790 removes the parablood from Stan, and Kai goes back to Earth to face the divine executioner. Their fight ends up back on Lexx, where Vlad bites Xev and Stan. However, Xev is not affected by parablood and successfully pushes Vlad into the cryo unit.
"Fluff Daddy" September 14, 2001 4.09
Prince lures the crew down to Earth. Bunny is told to have sex with Stan. On Bunny's porn video, Stan notices Lyekka (Loo Loo), and tries to get close to her by being the new fluffer. Prince shows Xev the mortal Kai, who is an actor who really suffers for his art, injecting staples into his feet and sleeping on the stage. He wants celibacy until his show has run (2 - 6 months). Xev eats him anyway, in a fit of cluster lizard hormones. Stan uses Prince and the ATF to access Lyekka. She makes her dream movie "Oval Orifice", then goes to the Lexx with her director, and releases Vlad. Stan is arrested for theft, and sent to a loony bin.
"Magic Baby" September 28, 2001 4.10
After escaping from the clutches of the asylum, the crew meet Uther, who gives them a lift to the space shuttle. Back on Lexx, Uther works his magic on Xev, only to be interrupted by Vlad coming out of the cryo unit. Uther is converted to a slave, and Xev is executed. Vlad proceeds to suck the life out of Kai, and then Stan gets up the courage to kill Vlad using the druid's staff. Stan then patches up Xev's body the best he can.
"A Midsummer's Nightmare" January 25, 2002 4.11
Loosely based upon A Midsummer Night's Dream. Stan and Kai take Xev's beautiful corpse down to the feast of Morgath because Uther vaguely promised that the dead could be risen. There, Oberon recognises the Red Fool, and The Dark man, and dominates the proceedings; attempting to marry Xev for 1500 years. Kai is turned into a joyful singing tree. Xev refuses Oberon, so he turns to Stan, who also refuses him after he realises that Oberon wants 1500 years of back door sex. Titania saves them by tricking Oberon into marrying her/him for eternity.
"Bad Carrot" February 1, 2002 4.12
The carrot probes invade US supermarkets, and leading scientists analyse how the carrots penetrate their hosts. The Whitehouse is overcome, so Prince, Priest, and Bunny flee to the Lexx, accidentally taking a carrot with them. 790 sides with the carrot to eliminate everyone but Kai. Prince teaches him Chess, and offers a wager. Kai demonstrates his increasing cynicism about 790 and works out what is going on.
"769" February 8, 2002 4.13
On Lexx, Xev and Stan threaten to kill Prince, but they can't do it, and Kai runs out of protoblood. 790 has the agenda of obtaining a body, so he helps Prince and Priest strangle half the moth breeders to get the key to the Lexx. Back on Earth he is attached to the body of a moth breeder, and he selects a penis from one of America's finest. Bunny is given orders to kill the crew of the Lexx, but she can't do it. Prince returns to Lexx, and almost kills Stan and Xev. Bunny loses the key to the Lexx by having sex with Priest. Prince is killed for the first time.
"Prime Ridge" February 15, 2002 4.14
The crew buy a house in Prime Ridge, using money from ATMs that 790 rigs for them. Xev's cooking is atrocious, Kai doesn't like his new fridge, and after a day they get bored of TV. Xev gets a job at CJD Meat Products as a counsellor (as a way to get sex), where she meets Cleesby. Stan reckons he's got a chance to get it on with the realtor, and her daughter Picolina gets in on the action. Kai starts running out of protoblood, gives druggies all the money, and starts acting as high as they are. Everyone is a gun wielding psycho, and the episode ends in a massive shootout; S.W.A.T ruins the lawn, bullet holes line the walls, Cleesby and Picolina decide sex is better than shooting each other, and the druggies take off in the moth, leaving the gang no option but to use the neighbor's car for a getaway.
"Mort" February 22, 2002 4.15
Derived from Bride of Re-animator. Fleeing from the authorities, with exhausted Kai in a shopping trolly, Xev and Stan shelter in a funeral parlour run by Mort. Mort is assembling his "unofficial" girlfriend, Deedee, from spare parts. He rejects Xev's breasts only on blood type, and becomes fascinated by Kai's protoblood, which Kai readily donates. Xev and Stan show their supreme insensitivity whilst escorting mourners to coffins. On Lexx, 790 will not cooperate because Kai cannot speak. Meanwhile Xev fends off deputy Festus with promises of sex, but she gives him re-animated Deedee instead. Deedee then kills Mort in the name of the Divine Shadow.
"Moss" March 1, 2002 4.16
On the run Xev, Stan and Kai are abducted by Moss, head of the AFR. Using information from them, he masquerades as Prince, and installs himself as the head of the ATF. Moss has numerous conspiracy theories involving "666", which are totally insane, but largely correct. He then puts the crew on a show trial for being in league with Prince, where he plays all legal roles, then decides to execute them. Prince (residing in his TV set) directs Bunny to read a note to the Idaho AFR, who then ride a moth to the ATF, and shoot all the AFR.
"Dutch Treat" March 8, 2002 4.17
Lexx is convulsing with starvation, and the crew decide to abandon him, leaving 790 behind as punishment for his latest treachery. They plan to hitch a ride with the Earth ship Noah, that 790 designed. Tina discovers that Ernst Longbore has his own secret plans about who is going onto his ship, and is sniffing the histocompatibily of schoolgirls. Prince re-boards the Lexx. Priest and Bunny shoot nearly every moth breeder to get the key, and then command Lexx to destroy Earth. Lexx only has enough charge to destroy Ottawa, so he eats Holland instead. Xev gets the key from Bunny - the girly way.
"The Game" March 15, 2002 4.18
A grippingly executed chess game derived from The Seventh Seal. With the experience of a partially played chess game against Prince in "Bad Carrot", Kai plays for his soul, against the lives of Stan and Xev. He is confident of winning and enters the game willingly, much to Stan and Xev's objection. He plays a game of deception, and bets he can make Prince overconfident. The chess characters are all from Lexx episodes. The icy landscape scenery changes with the mood. Kai wins, but gains nothing.
"Haley's Comet" March 22, 2002 4.19
Out near the orbit of Jupiter, the crew encounter a Russian space pod full of students, who's only agenda is to get onto the Lexx and commandeer it. Except Haley. Haley, with the trust fund, has been conned and used by the rest of them, and thinks she is on a mission against "the corporations". One of the girls has the hots for Kai, so 790 sees his chance to eliminate everybody by manipulating Haley. He guides her to a Black Pack weapon, and drives her into a killing spree - because it feels good.
"Apocalexx Now" March 29, 2002 4.20
A faint resemblance to Apocalypse Now. Stan wakes the crew to decide whether to destroy the carrot mothership, but is halted by a Lyekka-lookalike. Smitten, and suddenly amenable, Stan agrees that maybe Lyekka can lunch on some of Earth, but only if she negotiates which part, with the "ruler of Earth". President Priest and Pope Gigerotta are in Vietnam, being idiotic. The Pope captures Stan and Priest and plays gasoline golf with them. After lookalike-Lyekka eats the Pope, Priest suggests that she eat Japan. As a parting gesture, Priest nukes Vietnam.
"Viva Lexx Vegas" April 5, 2002 4.21
The crew have to kill a day before the next shuttle flight, so Bunny suggests Las Vegas. Stan is determined to keep a low profile, but sends for two prostitutes - who don't do anything for him. He sends Kai and Xev outside. The Egyptian themed hotel just happens to be storing the mummy of a philosopher poet called Drago, that Kai dispatched ages ago. The mummy goes on a killing spree. We learn that Kai has also killed "the pedantic, and the pseudo intellectual."
"Trip" April 12, 2002 4.22
Each planet the crew encounters on their search for a new home appears to be stripped of life. They conclude that it was "Lyekka", but Stan is still convinced that Lyekka has changed her ways. "Lyekka" gives the crew a going away present, which appears to be yummy fruitballs, but ends up being a paranoid psychotic adventure, egged on by 790. The cryo control is wrecked and Kai mentions that he only has "days, a few weeks at best" of protoblood left.
"Lyekka vs Japan" April 19, 2002 4.23
Kai and Xev land near where a "Lyekka" asteroid hit near the coast of Japan, and meet the monks of a Buddhist monastery. There, Xev learns of "inner pieces"; her organs nearly harvested by the "Master". A Godzilla-sized Lyekka comes out of the sea and starts devastating Tokyo. Kai slays her, and Lexx blasts the walking asteroid that emerges afterwards. The last few minutes of the episode are prematurely feel-good, as Stan decides to head away from Earth forever.
"Yo Way Yo" April 26, 2002 4.24
Dr Longbore selects his crew of schoolgirls to go onto Noah with him. But just before he boards, Priest and Bunny take his ride, and he is fried. Out of spite, Longbore has left a Higgs boson accelerator to destroy everything. The aliens start tearing into Earth using moon-sized tentacled asteroids. Kai starts towing the accelerator to use it against the aliens, but after Xev, Stan and he leave Earth, 790 destroys it using senile Lexx. Prince grants Kai his mortality, as he tows the accelerator into the main alien asteroid, and collapses it. Kai crashes into the core in almost a shot for shot duplicate of the first time he died and laughs from the irony as the accelerator's Higgs Boson value is determined and explodes. Prince appears, rejoicing, on Noah. Lexx disintegrates, and spawns a baby Lexx, which Stan and Xev enter with Stan becoming the new captain. The End.

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