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Tread Perilously – ‘Lexx: White Trash’

Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.

This Week: Lexx‘s “White Trash”

Tread Perilously concludes “People on Ships” sci-fi month with a trip to Lexx and the episode called “White Trash.”

When cannibals from planet Vermal wake up aboard the Lexx, they soon come into contact with Stanley. The group’s leader, Pa Glolean (special guest Maury Chaykin), quickly commandeers control and forces him to set course for their homeworld. Meanwhile, Sissy Glolean gets the hots for Stanley. Junior Glolean ruins his chances with Xez, and 790 contrives a way to get Kai out of his stasis pod. But it all leads to a confrontation with Daddy Glolean and the sort of cynical ending one might expect from Lexx.

Erik praises actor Maury Chaykin even as he regrets having to watch him in this particular show. Justin recalls how he would see ads for Lexx on the Sci-Fi Channel, but never watch it. The two debate how deeply certain actors were into NXIVM. They also consider whether or not Xez looks more like a member of the Divinyls or Roxette. It descends into dueling Werner Herzoges. Kai’s hairdo gets reviewed. Erik tries to understand Chaykin’s process and his choice of a prop femur bone. “Picking berries” is defined, and a counterfeit Colonial Viper proves to be the cherry on a shit sundae.

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