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Episode of series LEXX
Title Lafftrak
Season 2
Episode 5
Aired Jan 8, 1999
Directed by Paul Donovan
Written by Lex Gigeroff
Actors Lexx staff
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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.


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


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:

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.


  • 790 meets "award-winning author Noch Einmal" in a game show. "Noch einmal" is German and means "once again"


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Season 1
•1 I Worship His ShadowSuper NovaEating PatternGiga Shadow 1•
Season 2
•2 MantridTerminalLyekkaLuvlinerLafftrakStan's TrialLove GrowsWhite Trash791Wake the DeadNookNorbTwilightPatches in the SkyWozThe WebThe NetBrigadoomBrizonEnd of the Universe 2•
Season 3
•3 Fire and WaterMayGametownBoomtownGondolaK-TownTunnelsThe KeyGardenBattleGirltownThe BeachHeaven and Hell 3•
Season 4
•4 Little Blue PlanetTexx LexxP4XStan DownXevivorThe RockWalpurgis NightVladFluff DaddyMagic BabyA Midsummer's NightmareBad Carrot769Prime RidgeMortMossDutch TreatThe GameHaley's CometApocalexx NowViva Lexx VegasTripLyekka vs JapanYo Way Yo 4•
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