Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (1996)
"Lexx: The Dark Zone" (original title)

TV Mini-Series  |  R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy
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A group of disparate fugitives from an interplanetary tyranny find themselves in control of a massively powerful starship.

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Series cast summary:
 Stanley H. Tweedle (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Zev Bellringer (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Kai (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
 790 (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tom Gallant ...
 The Lexx (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Anna Cameron ...
 The Time Prophet (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
 His Divine Shadow (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
 Giggerota (2 episodes, 1996-1997)


The tyrants who rule the Light Universe pass their essence onto their successor upon their demise, while their still-conscious brains are kept in a vault; their chief resource is Lexx, the most-powerful mobile weapon in the universe, which can only be commanded only by the keeper of the hand-key. The previous incumbent wiped out the Brunen-G race, except for Kai, whom he kept in a state of amnesiac suspended animation, to be revived by proto-blood for short periods and used as an assassin. Into this background comes anti-hero Stanley Tweedle, an ignored non-entity clerk, who misses an appointment and is branded a criminal. In the dungeons, overweight Zev has been convicted of not fulfilling wifely duties, and is being transformed into a gorgeous, svelt love-slave. Meanwhile, captured terrorist Thodin, due for public execution, escapes with his gang's help, and causes chaos, setting into motion Tweedle's accidental theft of Lexx and new ownership of the hand-key, Zev's escape with her ... Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

19 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories  »

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Zev: What kind of robot are you?
790: I'm a robot who wants to live in your underpants.
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This is absolutely brilliant and so funny!
9 October 2006 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

No, you have never seen anything like that! The most vivid, merry, cynical, kinky, bizarre, crooked and wry TV show made a mini film. And, this is just awesome. If you have no sense of humor, or if you take the space films too seriously, then this is not for you. Instead, if you are open-minded and do not mind the unimaginably crooked and even slightly perverse sense of humor, then this is for you. The very idea is just a hilarious space farce. A group of the most mismatched fugitives enter the board of Lexx, the semi-dragonfly, semi-spaceship, which is the most dangerous weapon of X distraction in both Universes. And the crew is unbearably bad for each other - well, all of the members could have never made it at all, be it not for the time and space. Stanley H. Tweedle is a chance captain of the Lexx, and he is small, cowardly, lascivious, cunning and cautious man, who is never fit for such a grand job. He always is hungry, both in his stomach and sexually. But all his tries on Xev Bellinger, a stunning blonde sexy beauty, are a failure. And she loves Kai, the last of the mysterious race Brunnen Gee, but he is 2000-years dead and he is a Divine Shadow's Killer. Then, there is a talking robot head 790, who is madly in love with Xev, and thus this impossibly funny team travels all throughout the universe, trying to get a new home. Everything in this film is funny. There are jaw-dropping situations connected with sex, there are extremely funny planets that they visit... and all the time, your stomach is just achy of laughter. This is a real grand adventure, and real winner!

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