"Mort" Return of Vlad? Major Spoilers
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13th February 2002 at 5:24 am #37434SadGeezerKeymaster
Found this summary on Sci-fi along with a video clip, I wonder if Didi is Vlad? She knows of HDS apparantly. Probably not, but worth posting.
[ 4.15 ] “Mort”
The Lexx crew ditch their Ford Thunderbird, which has run out of gas in Rimsore, Ohio. Still on the run from the FBI, the crew look for a place to hide out while they get a message to 790. Low on protoblood, Kai is too weak even to walk, so they push him in an abandoned shopping cart they find on the side of the road. They stumble upon a funeral parlor that is run by a Frankenstein-like mortician named Mort, who is surreptitiously attempting to construct a body for the severed head of his dead dream girl, Didi.
A suspicious local deputy sheriff, Festus, shows up at the mortuary looking for the Lexx crew, who are wanted for the murders in Prime Ridge, but Mort convinces him that he has not seen them. When Festus leaves, the crew stash Kai in a large freezer, hoping it will help preserve his protoblood. Xev and Stan try to contact 790 via a transmitter, but without a conscious Kai to persuade him, the robot head is unwilling to help.
Mort experiments with some of Kai’s protoblood and learns it has the ability to bring dead things back to life. His first test (injecting some into an eyeball) results in the eyeball jumping around the room. He then injects his beloved Didi with protoblood and she comes to life as a hideous-looking creation. Meanwhile, Festus returns and discovers that the Lexx crew is indeed hiding there, as he originally suspected. Before he can turn them in he is killed by Didi, who seems to have inherited a few “assassin” traits now that she has protoblood flowing through her. With the police and FBI zeroing-in on their location, the Lexx crew take to the road again – only this time in Mort’s black hearse.
As the crew escapes, Mort cozies up with Didi, who is unable to control herself and kills him “in the name of his Divine Shadow.”
[ 12-02-2002: Message edited by: LexxLurker ]13th February 2002 at 9:22 am #56978AnonymousGuest
I just assumed that it was a side effect of the protoblood injection. I could be wrong, of course, since I can’t get the preview for the show to work with realplayer. How did you get it to work?15th February 2002 at 4:41 pm #56979AnonymousGuest
Use the Quicktime preview.16th February 2002 at 12:09 am #56980AnonymousGuest
Originally posted by LexxLurker:
Mort experiments with some of Kai’s protoblood and learns it has the ability to bring dead things back to life. His first test (injecting some into an eyeball) results in the eyeball jumping around the room. He then injects his beloved Didi with protoblood and she comes to life as a hideous-looking creation.
Sounds like they’ll be spoofing “Reanimator” and “Bride of Reanimator” in this one.
“Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.”16th February 2002 at 2:17 am #56981AnonymousGuest
Yeah my edit didnt take hrmm. But I reposted, that after re-reading it a few times its not Vlad, it appears to be the protoblood itself that does that. Interesting though.16th February 2002 at 6:05 am #56982AnonymousGuest
I might have got this wrong, but I trhink I remember Kai mentioning that nanites were in his protoblood, if so they are obviously programmed to do HDS’s bidding.
I beginning to think that Kai is like Angel, a merciless killer with a soul, except instead of a soul he has memories, could this be why the nanites can’t force Kai back into HDS’s servitude???
Anyway I hope this Didi turns out to be another Vlad, as I’m missing her already, I think that this season has been overburdened with too much light relief and comedy and desperately needs a menace like Vlad. For me Prince is just not a threat, sure he can come back, but he can also be killed too easily (ok not for long), whereas Vlad was just relentless and almost invincible (it took a bit of luck to take her down).
Prince is a classy opponent, but Vlad is classier, and I think she really conveys darkness and evil more apparently.
Prince is the thinking mans bad guy, and Vlad is for those who like to see action rather than words to win a battle.
I’ve always felt that HDS was the most memorable villain and he was the ‘Daddy’ of the bad guys in Lexx, and Vlad brought a bit of that magic back to the programme, so here’s hoping Didi offers that same threat.
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