7.4/10
6,770
112 user 25 critic

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.

Creator:

Paul Donovan
Reviews
Popularity
1,775 ( 14)

Watch for Free

on IMDb Freedive

ALL

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2002   2001   2000   1997  
6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sci-Fi with an attitude!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada | Germany | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series had the same premise as Blake's 7 (1978). The series was about convicts whom take control of an abandoned alien spaceship. See more »

Quotes

Xev Bellringer: I want to do it.
Kai: Do what?
Xev Bellringer: "It". I want to do "it" with you.
Kai: I suspect you mean sex.
Xev Bellringer: Exactly.
Kai: My sex organ has not functioned for over two thousand years.
Xev Bellringer: My sex organ has NEVER functioned, so we both have a lot of catching up to do!
Kai: Xev, you are clearly desirable and beautiful, but to me, sex is just an intellectual concept.
Xev Bellringer: I don't care if you're dead! I don't care if you can only appreciate this in your mind! I have a hyperactive libido and I need it NOW! I can't do this alone!
Kai: I can't do it ...
[...]
See more »

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 »


Soundtracks

The Meltdown
(1993)
by Lunatic Asylum
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Original, epic, bizarre, and incredibly unlike anything seen before.
13 February 1999 | by LothosSee all my reviews

I have to congratulate whoever came up with 'Lexx.' It is the least Hollywood influenced series I've seen since Babylon 5. The story and costumes are completely new, the acting perfectly suited for what is needed, and the effects certainly enough to fascinate viewers.

One of the scenes I liked best was in Episode One, which has a His Shadow ship attacking the homeworld of the Brunnen-G. Kai and several other ships fly to attack it, all chanting the same war song in time with each other. Very creepy, very poignant, and very rarely seen before.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 112 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed