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Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories 

Lexx: The Dark Zone (original title)
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:
Brian Downey ...  Stanley H. Tweedle 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Eva Habermann ...  Zev Bellringer 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Michael McManus ...  Kai 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Jeffrey Hirschfield ...  790 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Tom Gallant Tom Gallant ...  The Lexx 4 episodes, 1996-1997
David McClelland ...  Holo Cleric 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Jeremy Akerman ...  Transport Major 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Nicolás Artajo ...  Child 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Jamie Bradley Jamie Bradley ...  Jood 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Gil Brenton ...  Tem 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Bill Carr ...  Correction Center Guard 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Jocelyn Cunningham Jocelyn Cunningham ...  Cluster Major 4 episodes, 1996-1997
John Dartt John Dartt ...  Holo Lawyr 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Richard Donat ...  Megashadow Admiral 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Lionel Doucette Lionel Doucette ...  Holo Judge 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Lex Gigeroff Lex Gigeroff ...  Bound Man 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Barbara Kowa ...  Wig Girl 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Chas Lawther Chas Lawther ...  Video Customs Officer 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Andrei Mahankov Andrei Mahankov ...  Rebel 4 episodes, 1996-1997
David Renton David Renton ...  Joshua / ... 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Robert Sigl ...  Petrif 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Clive Sweeney Clive Sweeney ...  Megashadow Adjutant 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Sanjay Talwar Sanjay Talwar ...  Honar 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Gary Vermeir Gary Vermeir ...  Scientist 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Clemens von Tubeuf Clemens von Tubeuf ...  Monk 4 episodes, 1996-1997
Anna Cameron ...  The Time Prophet 3 episodes, 1996-1997
Walter Borden ...  His Divine Shadow 2 episodes, 1996-1997
Ellen Dubin ...  Giggerota 2 episodes, 1996-1997
John Dunsworth ...  Divine Predecessor / ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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



Canada | Germany | UK



Release Date:

19 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Tim Curry and Barry Bostwick both appeared together in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. See more »


Kai: In the light universe, I have been darkness. Perhaps in the dark zone I will be light.
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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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A weird, twisted, totally enjoyable experience
7 December 2000 | by poisontasterSee all my reviews

The Lexx series is the next step in (d)evolution for those of us who love and miss Dr. Who and Red Dwarf. It contains all the quintessential characters, the cowardly and low-minded everyman, the aloof and mysterious dead guy that every girl *must* have, the beautiful and fierce heroine for the guys, and the biting wit of their robot companion. Not to mention the Lexx itself, most powerful ship in the Light or Dark Universe. Although often dismissed as hoky and low-budget (and it can be both), the Lexx series has strong characterizations, good solid writing with multiple story lines that always seem to come together seamlessly at the end (and that is NOT easy), and plenty of eye candy. I highly recommend it.

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