|Tales from a Parallel Universe|
|Aired||Jan 8, 1999|
|Directed by||Paul Donovan|
|Written by||Lex Gigeroff|
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"Lafftrak" is the 5 episode of 2 season of the TV series "Lexx".
The episode aired on Jan 8, 1999 on the TV channel Space The Imagination Station in Canada.
The script for the episode was written by Lex Gigeroff. The director of the episode were Paul Donovan.
Summary[edit | edit source]
The crew of the Lexx encounters an automated TV production facility that makes game shows about people competing in game shows. Each is given a part in a program and their success is linked directly to the ratings the show can produce. Everyone has fun till they discover the consequences of having your show canceled
Plot[edit | edit source]
Two planets, Liber and Leester (see TV World), long ago destroyed each other in a ratings war. The crew discover a small, automated planetoid that is still producing TV programs and operated by CG, the automated vice president of the planetoid.
Stan is captured on the planet and forced to take part in various shows, and when he consistently fails to amuse the macabre audience he is demoted to increasingly less dignified positions.
The TV programs they are forced to become a part of include:
- New Roommate with Slinka & Yoyo
- Medical Drama with Slinka & Yoyo
- Daytime Talk Show with Slinka
- a children's program with Farty the Clown
- Spin the wheel game show with Yoyo
- Specialty Show with Liggum and Slinka & Yoyo
Eventually, it is discovered that when contestants fail, they are decapitated and their heads are kept alive to be part of the studio audience for all eternity.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 790 meets "award-winning author Noch Einmal" in a game show. "Noch einmal" is German and means "once again"
Characters[edit | edit source]
- All characters
Production[edit | edit source]
- See Second season
See also[edit | edit source]
- IMDb Lafftrak
- English transcript w:c:lexx:Lafftrak (transcript)
- Episode review on Lexxplorations
- Images from episode w:c:lexx:Category:Lafftrak/images
Gallery[edit | edit source]
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|•1||I Worship His Shadow • Super Nova • Eating Pattern • Giga Shadow||1•|
|•2||Mantrid • Terminal • Lyekka • Luvliner • Lafftrak • Stan's Trial • Love Grows • White Trash • 791 • Wake the Dead • Nook • Norb • Twilight • Patches in the Sky • Woz • The Web • The Net • Brigadoom • Brizon • End of the Universe||2•|
|•3||Fire and Water • May • Gametown • Boomtown • Gondola • K-Town • Tunnels • The Key • Garden • Battle • Girltown • The Beach • Heaven and Hell||3•|
|•4||Little Blue Planet • Texx Lexx • P4X • Stan Down • Xevivor • The Rock • Walpurgis Night • Vlad • Fluff Daddy • Magic Baby • A Midsummer's Nightmare • Bad Carrot • 769 • Prime Ridge • Mort • Moss • Dutch Treat • The Game • Haley's Comet • Apocalexx Now • Viva Lexx Vegas • Trip • Lyekka vs Japan • Yo Way Yo||4•|
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