Dark comedy set in a nightmarish future about a group of unlikely antiheroes forced to run from Shadow, a tyrannical demonic entity who rules the galaxy through his cult, after accidentally stealing his massively powerful starship Lexx.
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Are there other heretics with you?
Lots. They are coming up here now and they are heavily armed.
No. You are alone.
[falls to his knees]
We worship his divine Shadow and beg his forgiveness.
Don't Stan. Die with some dignity.
I the, arch heretic, am reformer Stanley Tweedle. And though only an assistant deputy and back up courier, I did everything I could, I really tried!
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This is my favourite TV sci-fi to date! Totally different to your usual
Trek, this tv programme doesn't take itself seriously Star Trek fashion
the humour is entertaining.
What makes this so great is its originality. This is the virtually the
opposite of every cliche you see in sci fi. For example....
1) Stanley Tweedle. He is a coward, but oddly endearing in a way, you have
to feel sorry for him. His antics are also ridiculous! He is also the
commander of the Lexx and he's definitely no cowboy Captain
2) The Lexx. No flash chrome coloured starship, but a gigantic, insect
spaceship that eats its prey! It also behaves as though its alive -
3) 790 robot head. Has more of a personality than Data, in love with Zev,
how's that for originality???
4) Kai, the 2000 year old dead Brunnen G 'anti-hero'. His attitude toward
Zev is completely the opposite of how a 'normal' hero would behave toward
her! And also Zev, being part cluster lizard...
Having only recently found out there is a Lexx series on the net, we've
to see it here in NZ. This will be the third time the original series has
been aired this year! I look forward to seeing it in the (hopefully) near
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