Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (1997)
"Lexx: The Dark Zone" (original title)

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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:
Brian Downey ...
 Stanley H. Tweedle (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Zev Bellringer (4 episodes, 1997)
Michael McManus ...
 Kai (4 episodes, 1997)
Jeffrey Hirschfield ...
 790 (4 episodes, 1997)
Tom Gallant ...
 The Lexx (4 episodes, 1997)
Anna Cameron ...
 The Time Prophet (3 episodes, 1997)
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 His Divine Shadow (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Giggerota (2 episodes, 1997)
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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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Thodin: Remember Erika? The only reason millions, MILLIONS died for that overheated rock was because two Erikans were bio-code specialists for the Cluster. We fought that war, traitor, so I could be here today.
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Thodin: They died, so I could have the key to the Lexx.
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All Universes, characters depicted, names used, and incidents portrayed in this film are fictitious. No identification with actual persons is intended nor should be inferred. Blah, blah, blah-- See more »

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Followed by Lexx (1997) See more »

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A brilliant original Series like nothing you've ever seen.
9 November 1999 | by (The Dark Zone) – See all my reviews

One of the most original and fun mini-series I've ever seen. All the characters are likable and the story was well put together. It's in fact probably the first living spaceship in sci-fi history and has some incredible effects (The Giga Shadow was quite impressive. Watch the series too. They both kick ass.


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