4,000 years ago in a parallel universe, a group of unlikely antiheroes are forced to run from Shadow, a tyrannical demonic entity who rules the galaxy through his cult, after accidentally stealing his massively powerful starship Lexx.
What begins for Chode and crew as a routine mission to protect a pissed-off princess will soon become a filth- splattered saga of dismembered royalty, indestructible clown assassins and ... See full summary »
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
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In the light universe, I have been darkness. Perhaps in the dark zone I will be light.
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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 »
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 »
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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