LEXX: Episode Reviews

Reviews of LEXX films and TV episodes

    Season 1 Film Reviews. 

MY CAPTAIN IS STANLEY TWEEDLE. I BLOW UP PLANETS FOR HIM……. HE IS MY CAPTAIN NOW BECAUSE HE GOT MY KEY FROM HERETICS WHO WANTED TO STEAL ME BUT HE WAS THE onE WHO TOOK ME AWAY…..

BECAUSE SHE IS A LOVE SLAVE, ZEV LIKES MEN, EXCEPT FOR STANLEY TWEEDLE. THE onLY OTHER MAN on BOARD IS KAI, LAST OF THE BRUNNEN G. BUT HE IS DEAD SO HE CAN’T MAKE ZEV HAPPY.

2000 YEARS AGO KAI’S PLANET WAS DESTROYED BY HIS SHADOW AND ALL OF HIS PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

I Worship His Shadow
Written by:
Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff, Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Paul Donovan

Super Nova
Written by:
Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff, Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Ron Oliver

Eating Pattern
Written by:
Lex Gigeroff, Jeffrey Hirschfield, Paul Donovan
Directed by: Rainer Matsutani

The Giga Shadow
Written by:
Lex Gigeroff, Jeffrey Hirschfield, Paul Donovan
Directed by: Robert Sigl

    Season 2 Episode Reviews. 

The destruction of the Divine Order left the Light Zone bereft of a clear ruler. His Divine Shadow was clobbered by Kai and the prophesy was fulfilled….

The missfit crew of the LEXX now travel the Light Zone looking for a home….

The Cluster was destroyed and although remnants of humanity managed to survive the cleansing, there are only small communities left on planets dotted around the Light Zone….

But the threat of destruction from Insects is no more. Or is it?

Many thousands of years ago we were defeated by humans in the great Insect Wars. Our human enemies thought that they destroyed all insects but I escaped to live on.

I hide myself by burrowing deep into a small planetoid and there I waited. I passed my essence, my soul, my intelligence, my everything into a human host.

As the last surviving Insect, I knew that I would never be able to defeat the humans. But if I possessed a human body, I though perhaps I could use humans to defeat themselves.

I became His Divine Shadow, the most powerful ruler in the two universes. My power over humanity grew as I passed my essence down through generation after generation.

…..But my order was destroyed by Kai, the last of the Brunnen G. Kai crushed the brain of my last human host, but he did not kill me, as I still live on.

The new enemy in this season is Mantrid, and it could be said that he is even MORE of a bad geezer than His Divine Shadow.

Zev is swapped for Xev

However, as usual, most of the trouble suffered by the crew is either self induced, the result of them helping people in distress, or more usually, because they wanted to get some ‘skin!’

And a GREAT new character... Lyekka

Will he win?

Mantrid
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Christoph Schrewe

Terminal
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Srinivas Krishna

Lyekka
Written by: Lex Gigeroff and Paul Donovan
Directed by: Stephan Wagner

Luvliner
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield and Paul Donovan
Directed by: Stefan Ronowicz

Lafftrak
Written by: Lex Giggerof
Directed by: Paul Donovan

Stan’s Trial
Written by: Lex Giggerof and Paul Donovan
Directed by: Srinivas Krishna

Love Grows
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: David MaCleod

White Trash
Written by: Lex Gigeroff & Paul Donovan
Directed by: Chris Bould

791
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield & Paul Donovan
Directed by: Jorg Buttgereit

Wake the Dead
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Chris Bould

Nook
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Bill Fleming

Norb
Written & Directed by: Paul Donovan

Twilight
Written by: Paul Donovan, Jeffrey Hirschfield,
Lex Giggerof
Directed by: Chris Bould

Patches in the Sky
Written by: Paul Donovan & Lex Giggerof
Directed by: David MacLeod

Woz
Written by: Paul Donovan & Lex Giggerof
Directed by: David MacLeod

The Net
Written by: Paul Donovan, Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Chris Bould

The Web
Written by: Paul Donovan, Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Chris Bould

Brigadoom
Written by: Lex Gigeroff and Paul Donovan
Directed by: Bill Fleming

Brizon
Written & Directed by: Paul Donovan

The End of the Universe
Written by: Paul Donovan, Jeffrey Hirschfield,
Lex Giggerof
Directed by: Paul Donovan

    Season 3 Episode Reviews. 

Season three returned darker and following a new format, LEXX has surprised almost immediately.

There is a war between a planet called Fire and a planet called Water. The LEXX and it’s crew are stranded.

At first the war seems fairly straightforward, but our hero’s find that the peoples of Fire and Water are a very strange bunch indeed.

Wanna see what Kai looks like in a short blue dress or maybe you will want to marvel at the full horror of his manly extremities.

As the season develops, the crew of the LEXX get into some particularly tricky situations. Xev is killed by Kai and Kai is imitated.

Worse still comes the immortal phrase,
The dead do not poo“.

But on the plus side, the lovely Lyekka returns as sexy and as ravenous as ever. (A bit like the LEXX I guess)

Stan looks at May and Prince

The episodes have truly stunning graphical scenery and as the people and places become even more strange, our heroes are set for a final confrontation. Will good win over evil?

The end of the series draws to a close, Stanley dies (twice), and we learn the real secret of Fire and Water. And when it seems like there can be no more twists in the saga, the very last scene throws us a whopper!

Fire & Water
Written by: Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff
Directed by: Chris Bould

May
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Chris Bould

Gametown
Written by: Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff
Directed by: Bill Fleming

Boomtown
Written by: Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff
Directed by: Chris Bould

Gondola
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Bill Fleming

K-Town
Written by: Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff
Directed by: Robert Sigl

Tunnels
Written by: Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff
Directed by: Bruce McDonald

The Key
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Chris Bould

Garden
Written by: Paul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff
Directed by: Bruce McDonaldl

Battle
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Christoph Schrewe

Girltown
Written by: Lex Gigeroff
Directed by: Chris Bould

The Beach
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Paul Donovan

Heaven & Hell
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Paul Donovan

    Season 4 Episode Reviews. 

Stanley Tweedle has been relieved of command…. well sort of. He has lost the key to the LEXX which now resides with Xev.

Of course Stan the Man is non too impressed with this arrangement … the people on the Little Blue Planet below have sent up a space shuttle manned by a killer with only one thing on his mind.

He’s quickly dispatched though and we soon learn that Prince has managed to find a position of power with the most powerful nation on Earth.

Xev is intrigued and wants to explore, Stanley is captured by Prince and Kai is again left to find and rescue his comrades before something really unwholesome happens to them.

Scene from Walpurgis Night

Lots of stuff happens to them on Earth. But threats come in the form of a bunch of faggot carrots! and a Devine Exicutioner – the most dangerous Divine Assassin of them all!

As the show storyline twists and turns we also see the lovely Lyekka return. This time as an evil porn actress! And just when things couldn’t get any better, Xev eats Kai!

She also dies! But not for long. Xev is revived in Battersea Power Station by an ugly Fairy King and a bearded-midget-gay-bloke wearing a dress (the Fairy Kings wife!).

Scene from Moss

And the series just goes from bad to worse, Bad Carrot and 769 seemed (to me at least) the low points of the LEXX saga. Prime Ridge and Mort seemed a little better (but not much).

All that can be said for the Supreme Beans is that they are clearly lulling us into a false sense of security ready for the big stuff that will happen towards the end of the season.

Although gradually wareing us down, we can still see the odd flash of brilliance.

The GameAnd sure enough, it took until episode 18, but the excellence that was The Game heralded a renaissance. It was written and directed by Paul Donovan and in my opinion, showed off some of his best work.

Little Blue Planet
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Paul Donovan

Texx Lexx
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Chris Bould

P4X
Written by: Paul Donovan with Lex Gigeroff
Directed by: Chris Bould

Stan Down
Written by: Lex Gigeroff with Paul Donovan
Directed by: Colin Bucksey

Xevivor
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Christoph Schrewe

The Rock
Written by: Lex Gigeroff with Paul Donovan
Directed by: Stephen Reynolds

Walpurgis Night
Written by: Tom De Ville with Paul Donovan
Directed by: Colin Bucksey

Vlad
Written by: Tom De Ville with Paul Donovan & Lex Gigeroff
Directed by: Christoph Schrewe

Fluff Daddy
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield with
Paul Donovan
Directed by: Chris Bould

Magic Baby
Written by: Lex Gigeroff with Paul Donovan
Directed by: Colin Bucksey

A Midsummer’s Nightmare
Written by: Jon Spira and Andrew Selzer
with Paul Donovan
Directed by: Carl Harvery

Bad Carrot
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Colin Bucksey

769
Written by: Paul Donovan and Lex Gigeroff
Directed by: Colin Bucksey

Prime Ridge
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Christoph Schrewe

Mort
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield with
Paul Donovan
Directed by: Christoph Schrewe

Moss
Written by: Lex Gigeroff with
Paul Donovan
Directed by: Stephen Manuel

Dutch Treat
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Carl Harvey

The Game
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Paul Donovan

Haleys Comet
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Stephen Manuel

ApocaLexx Now
Written by: Lex Gigeroff and Paul Donovan
Directed by: Paul Donovan

Viva Lexx Vagas
Written by: Jon Spira, Andrew Selzer and Lex Gigeroff
Directed by: Chris Bould

Trip
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Stephen Manuel

Lyekka vs. Japan
Written by: Jeffrey Hirschfield
Directed by: Christoph Schrewe

Viva Lexx Vagas
Written by: Paul Donovan
Directed by: Paul Donovan

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