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Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories 

Lexx (original title)
A group of disparate fugitives from an interplanetary tyranny find themselves in control of a massively powerful starship.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Brian Downey ...  Stanley H. Tweedle / ... 61 episodes, 1996-2002
Michael McManus ...  Kai / ... 61 episodes, 1996-2002
Jeffrey Hirschfield ...  790 / ... 58 episodes, 1996-2002
Xenia Seeberg ...  Xev Bellringer / ... 55 episodes, 1998-2002
Tom Gallant Tom Gallant ...  The Lexx 52 episodes, 1996-2002
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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 The Lexx (Tom Gallant), the most-powerful mobile weapon in the universe, which can only be commanded by the keeper of the hand-key. The previous incumbent wiped out the Brunen-G race, except for Kai (Michael McManus), who 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 H. Tweedle (Brian Downey), an ignored non-entity clerk, who misses an appointment and is branded a criminal. In the dungeons, overweight Zev (Eva Habermann) has been convicted of not fulfilling wifely duties, and is being transformed into a gorgeous, svelt love-slave. Meanwhile, captured terrorist Thodin (Barry Bostwick), due for public execution, escapes with his gang's help, and causes chaos, setting into motion Tweedle's ... Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1997 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Craig Charles (The Warden) and Hattie Hayridge (Sub-Warden Heidi), who appeared in season four, episode three, "P4X", appeared on the long running British science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf (1988), in which they played Dave Lister and Holly. See more »

Quotes

790: [singing] If I only had a body, I'd get to be Xev's hunky man. If I only had a body, I'd get to pummel Stan!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

All episodes (except the third) were slightly cut for German video release. A few minutes were cut from the third episode because it was rated "Not under 18". See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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The Meltdown
(1993)
by Lunatic Asylum
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Refreshingly original
4 November 2004 | by JanikaBanksSee all my reviews

After so many other scifi shows that can't ever seem to get away from earth-based humans as the main backdrop, we have a completely new and original universe with a refreshing lack of moral conviction as a basis for plot building. In fact, the twisted irony of cosmic justice never quite prevails in the coolest blend of both tragedy and comedy I've ever witnessed. Of course the graphics are awesome, makes American made Trek look pretty pale, and the bad guy beats Vadar fingernails down. Theater students will find this show particularly appealing, especially as the series develops. The makeup, costuming, and set design are as refreshingly original as the story. Music students will be captivated by the soundtrack, which manages to sound entirely alien (from humans) in a lonely and hostile universe without sounding anything like the typical human interpretation of alien. I'm also fond of warship/spaceship construction-- I would LOVE to have a Lexx of my own! One more thing: inventing an entirely new and different cultural history is no small feat, and the energy that went into this film only comes from the best of the best. An entire universe hangs on the coolest twist of ironic fate, not on some slick protocol in a bureaucratic federation or an enraged teen with a lightsaber. And a lot of it is subtle. It's not all patly spelled out for you. Enjoy the ride!


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