LEXX 2.18: “Brigadoom”

The LEXX encounters a theatre floating in space, and before you can say “Hooray! It’s 1999 and that means there’s a musical episode!”, the crew find themselves participating in an opera about the life of Kai, staged by deathless beings outside of time and space who just want to put on a show. There’s more to it than just a novelty concept and a bit of backstory, though, as we see the crew work through the analogies between the doomed Brunnen-G people and their own situation with Mantrid, and in the end, given the choice of eternal life as part of a theatrical chorus, or certain death fighting to save the universe, they, for once, choose the latter.

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Fiona Moore

Academic, anthropologist and SF writer, living, teaching and working in a global city.

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