Lexx 2.16 – The Web
The crew learn that the only way to escape Mantrid is to flee to the Dark Zone. The only remaining portal is at the exact centre of the universe, and Kai warns them that many bizarre and improbable things exist there. A sinister, alien creature captures the Lexx and possesses the ship’s hapless captain, Stanley Tweedle. The ship’s robot 790, attempts to alert the crew that something is wrong with Stan, but by now they’ve all gotten so used to 790 abusing Stan that nobody takes 790’s warnings about Stan seriously. The Web tells the story in a relatively straightforward manner, while The Net fills in the background material, explaining various plot threads and introducing others.
Lexx 2.17 – The Net
The Net fills in the background material, explaining various plot threads and introducing others from the previous episode, “The Web.” The two episodes are very similar and share a large number of scenes, possibly due to budget constraints.
These two episodes tell the same story with slight differences. The second is unnecessary. Not a bad story, but a bit too strung-out with a weak plot. (2/5)