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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Series cast summary:
 Stanley H. Tweedle / ... (61 episodes, 1997-2002)
 Kai / ... (61 episodes, 1997-2002)
 790 / ... (58 episodes, 1997-2002)
 Xev Bellringer / ... (55 episodes, 1998-2002)
Tom Gallant ...
 The Lexx (52 episodes, 1997-2002)


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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19 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Tales from a Parallel Universe  »

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Guest actors Craig Charles and Hattie Hayridge whom appeared in Lexx: P4X (2001) are stars of the long running British science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf (1988) which they play Dave Lister and Holly. See more »


Stanley Tweedle: [On Lyekka] She's quite a woman.
Kai: Quite a plant.
790: Compared to Xevariffic, she's a two. A two at best!
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By FAR the best & most underrated sci-fi EVER.
15 June 2014 | by (Albemarle, NC) – See all my reviews

How isn't this more famous?

ATTENTION TO ALL SCI-FI FANS LOOKING FOR AN AMAZING SHOW: This is the ONE show where they don't spend 99% of the time talking inside a spaceship. On this one, we actually discover a wide-range of new, strange, bizarre and original worlds and locations. OH YES.

It's ten times more entertaining, creative and imaginative than every other sci-fi series out there. Right away you're thrown into an alternate universe, an elaborate, detailed, visually-rich story, which is weird, sexual, bizarre, but most of all, incredibly unique.

Episode after episode they either visit an entirely new alien location or planet. There's always a "where will this show take me this time?" aspect when popping in each episode. A LOT of people just dismiss it as being a shallow sex-fantasy with nothing more to it than a puerile sexuality and sub heavy-metal-depth conceptual sci-fi, but i always point out that it has some really subtle and deep philosophical **** going on beneath the surface and some of the best visual metaphors I've ever really seen...

Really though, I know some effects aren't good but if you can get past that then this is by far the best sci-fi series you'll get. With every new episode they dare to go even further instead of spending 99% of the episode inside the ship like all sci-fi series do and it's just so original you can't help but be enthralled by it.

You've got so many spots on the journey: they go to The Cluster, to Brunnis, to Pattern, then to Mantrid's Ice Planet, MedStat (space hospital), Luvliner (space brothel), TV World, the space jury, 791's industrial planet, Nook, Ruuma and then Woz, and that's only until season 2. Then you've got the BEST season which is S3 with the epic saga between the Fire & Water planets and its entire metaphysical plot about Heaven & Hell, plus all locations on Earth in the 4th season, like the stylish Transylvania episodes and the tropical beach in Xevivor, to name a few.

Lexx has something going for it that's rare and even exciting: it's just so damn imaginative. The plot can be hard to follow, the acting isn't always great, and the direction can seem pallid at times... but the art direction and just basic inventiveness and originality are remarkable. What Lexx does so well that few others shows can do is introduce you to a completely new world, something so fresh and bizarre that you can watch the same episode several times in different moods and have different experiences as a result.

And again, the art direction is ASTOUNDING: there are many scenes in this show, particularly the first and third season, that if frozen as a still and mounted as a poster would be better than the art in most people's homes. Lexx is like nothing you have ever seen before, or will again. It's very, very hard to describe it. You have to see it for yourself. You'll either hate it or, like me, join thousands who still think this is a series way ahead of its time, and the best & most underrated and under-seen sci-fi to have ever graced the little screen.

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