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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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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19 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Kai: Are there other heretics with you?
Zev: Lots. They are coming up here now and they are heavily armed.
Kai: No. You are alone.
Stanley: [falls to his knees] We worship his divine Shadow and beg his forgiveness.
Zev: Don't Stan. Die with some dignity.
Stanley: [Gets up] 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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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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Original, epic, bizarre, and incredibly unlike anything seen before.
13 February 1999 | by (Auckland, New Zealand.) – See all my reviews

I have to congratulate whoever came up with 'Lexx.' It is the least Hollywood influenced series I've seen since Babylon 5. The story and costumes are completely new, the acting perfectly suited for what is needed, and the effects certainly enough to fascinate viewers.

One of the scenes I liked best was in Episode One, which has a His Shadow ship attacking the homeworld of the Brunnen-G. Kai and several other ships fly to attack it, all chanting the same war song in time with each other. Very creepy, very poignant, and very rarely seen before.

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