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Lexx 

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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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2002   2001   2000   1997  
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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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Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »

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In a recent interview, Eva Habermann revealed that the first time they stopped using doubles for her nude scenes and she went topless herself, one of the technicians told her "Your body looks far better than your double." She thought it was such a sweet thing to say. But she joked that these days if a technician or any other male crew or cast member said that to an actress, they would probably be fired and shamed all over social media. See more »

Quotes

Zev: What kind of robot are you?
790: I'm a robot who wants to live in your underpants.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Episodes of season 4 which have a more mature adult theme was only shown once in Canada and never repeated again, not even in syndication. See more »

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The Meltdown
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COOL MINI-SERIES!
14 July 1999 | by DoctorSkyTowerSee all my reviews

This is my favourite TV sci-fi to date! Totally different to your usual Star Trek, this tv programme doesn't take itself seriously Star Trek fashion and 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 Kirk.

2) The Lexx. No flash chrome coloured starship, but a gigantic, insect spaceship that eats its prey! It also behaves as though its alive - because it is!

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 yet 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 future...


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19 July 1997 (USA) See more »

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Tales from a Parallel Universe See more »

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