Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories (1996)
"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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 Stanley H. Tweedle (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Zev Bellringer (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Kai (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 790 (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Tom Gallant ...
 The Lexx (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Anna Cameron ...
 The Time Prophet (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 His Divine Shadow (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Giggerota (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
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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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Robots: Hail Thodin! Winner of His Shadow's award of merit!
[Thodin goes up to them and steals their guns, lifting the arm on one robot and the other robot lifts its own arm]
Thodin: Good Boys.
Robots: Hail Thodin! Winner of
[pause]
Robots: correction, award of merit rescinded! Thodin, Arch-Heretic and rebel, you are wanted for immediate termination!
[lift arms, pause]
Robots: Please return our weapons!
[Thodin shoots and vaporizes the robots]
Thodin: May his Shadow fall upon you.
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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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(1993)
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Eva Habermann is the best kept secret in the movie industry!!!
25 July 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Why Eva Habermann is still working in Europe is beyond me. After watching this series I expected every casting director and agent in America beating her door down with offers. A breakout role for her, as Zev Bellringer, this series is the tale of a small band of rebels fighting through and fleeing from the evil leader "His Shadow" and his followers. This fantasy has all the elements of a good flick; Action, adventure, suspense, comedy and creative thinking by the writers. My favorite, never-before-seen, concept was the use of half insect/half machine spacecraft. With all Lexx (Tales From a Parallel Universe in the US)has to offer, my interest was held fast by Eva. I was smitten. I can't remember seeing a sexier, more refreshing female on the screen. She is a much needed breath of fresh air. Don't just take my word for it. See it for yourself. You won't be disappointed.


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