Lexx 2.18 – Brigadoom
As the crew of the Lexx desperately flee Mantrid’s army of robot drones, they encounter a strange, floating theater in space. Once they are inside, an elaborate musical production begins that recounts the history of Kai and his people, the Brunnen-G. Kai and Xev both find themselves taking part in the musical: Kai as himself when he was alive, Xev as Kai’s unnamed lover. At the episode’s end the musical’s message of proudly fighting even in the face of sure defeat convinces Stanley Tweedle to join his friends in battle against Mantrid. The inspiration for this episode is the musical Brigadoon, where a cursed town only appears one day every hundred years.
Not as bad as it sounds. The music is good, very Lloyd-Weber and more importantly the play convinces Stanley that they need to change their tactics. (4/5)
Lexx 2.19 – Brizon (16 April 1999)
In an attempt to fight the Mantrid drones, the crew seek assistance from anyone still alive in the rapidly shrinking universe and conveniently find Brizon, Mantrid’s teacher, mentor and predecessor in the role of Supreme Bio-Vizier. Brizon is little more than an engineered, animated corpse, who hijacks Xev’s liver, and tries to extort sex from her (hopefully using Stan’s penis). He continues his amusing rivalry with Mantrid. His plan to defeat Mantrid involves capturing a working drone arm and activating a code he had previously installed in Mantrid’s machine’s programming. Mantrid plays dead for a little while, and then announces that it was all his devious plan from the start.
In which a new villian is introduced, does some sleazy things and then exits. (3/5)