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



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Release Date:

19 July 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Kai: I have killed mothers with their babies. I have killed great philosophers; proud young warriors and revolutionaries. I have killed the evil, the good, the intelligent, the weak... and the beautiful.
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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

In most versions, a scene where Stanley and Zev talk while Zev showers is cut. See more »


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This is absolutely brilliant and so funny!
9 October 2006 | by denis888See all my reviews

No, you have never seen anything like that! The most vivid, merry, cynical, kinky, bizarre, crooked and wry TV show made a mini film. And, this is just awesome. If you have no sense of humor, or if you take the space films too seriously, then this is not for you. Instead, if you are open-minded and do not mind the unimaginably crooked and even slightly perverse sense of humor, then this is for you. The very idea is just a hilarious space farce. A group of the most mismatched fugitives enter the board of Lexx, the semi-dragonfly, semi-spaceship, which is the most dangerous weapon of X distraction in both Universes. And the crew is unbearably bad for each other - well, all of the members could have never made it at all, be it not for the time and space. Stanley H. Tweedle is a chance captain of the Lexx, and he is small, cowardly, lascivious, cunning and cautious man, who is never fit for such a grand job. He always is hungry, both in his stomach and sexually. But all his tries on Xev Bellinger, a stunning blonde sexy beauty, are a failure. And she loves Kai, the last of the mysterious race Brunnen Gee, but he is 2000-years dead and he is a Divine Shadow's Killer. Then, there is a talking robot head 790, who is madly in love with Xev, and thus this impossibly funny team travels all throughout the universe, trying to get a new home. Everything in this film is funny. There are jaw-dropping situations connected with sex, there are extremely funny planets that they visit... and all the time, your stomach is just achy of laughter. This is a real grand adventure, and real winner!

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