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


Kai: Would you care to join me in watching the supernova? It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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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 »


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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.

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