Lexx 4.20 & 4.21


Lexx 4.20 “Apocalexx Now” March 29, 2002
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 Giggerota 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.

Another forgettable episode. At least we are nearing the end (1/5)

Lexx 4.21 “Viva Lexx Vegas” April 5, 2002
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.”

The best thing about this episode is Bunny’s American style bikini costume. Otherwise it’s a combination of bad Dr Who monster-of-the-week and even worse Mafia stereotypes. (1/5)