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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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4   3   2   1  
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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Tim Curry and Barry Bostwick appeared in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). See more »

Quotes

Kai: His Shadow!
His Divine Shadow: His Divine Shadow. Yes.
Kai: The Brunnen-G will defeat you!
His Divine Shadow: I did not think so. The power of order has destroyed your planet. The power of order will destroy you. And you are the last of the Brunnen-G left alive.
Kai: The Time Prophet has seen your order destroyed by the Brunnen-G.
His Divine Shadow: The Time Prophet's vision appears to be flawed.
[Stabs Kai in the chest with a dagger]
His Divine Shadow: [an officer steps forward as His Shadow looks to him]
Foreshadow Officer: We will incinerate the carcass.
His Divine Shadow: No. This last specimen of the now extinct culture ...
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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

The very end of the US cable/video version of part 4.0 "Giga Shadow" was changed. In every other version except the US, Kai's eyes darken at the end. The UK broadcast version and the German video version of 1.0 "I Worship His Shadow" did not have a voice track for BugBomb (the flying insect from Thodin's nose), which reportedly made his part confusing in those versions. A flashback scene from 4.0 "Giga Shadow", showing Stanley getting captured by Sub-Ns, was used in the UK broadcast version of 1.0 "I Worship His Shadow", while it wasn't in most other versions. See more »

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The Meltdown
(1993)
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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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Release Date:

19 July 1997 (USA) See more »

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Tales from a Parallel Universe See more »

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