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.


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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.

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Guest actors Craig Charles and Hattie Hayridge whom appeared in Lexx: P4X (2001) are stars of the long running British science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf (1988) which they play Dave Lister and Holly. See more »


Kai: I killed mothers with their babies. I've killed great philosophers, proud young warriors, and revolutionaries. I've killed the evil, the good, the intelligent, the weak, and the beautiful. I have done this in the service of His Divine Shadow and his predecessors, and I have never once shown any mercy.
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No doubt, this is great!
1 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

This serial is equal in the sense of humor to Labyrinth with David Bowie or Jim Henson's Muppet Show, as the crooked, wry and acerbic irony here is just overwhelming. The very story is just hilariously cool, as we see the talking spaceship, Lexx, which is in fact a living insect, but a huge one and unbearably droopy and always praising Stanley Tweedle, an unlikely hero, who owns it and is always willing Xev. Xev is a nice sweet space woman, and then there is Kai, the last of the dead people race, and he is cool, handsome and never shows any sense of humor or irony, but can help hapless Stan whenever he is in deep trouble. There is also a talking robot head that wants have some sex with Kai, but no one can imagine how on earth. This story has everything turned upside down - we see the planet of some terrible bureaucrats, then the planet of fire and the planet of water. Then, we see the adventures of Kai when he has to be keep in the soil to keep him well, or the story of Xev when she turns to a lizard or some other unearthly monster... The first season is very specific, with 4 larger series, each looking more like a real full movie. And here we see the impossible corrupt and terribly mean Divine Order of His Divine Shadow, and then there are the courageous space heretics who try to steal the Lexx, then there is Stan who by a mere chance gets the key to the Lexx and escapes with Xev and Kai and 790. Here, in the 1 season, we come across the cameo appearance of Ruthger Hauer and Malcolm McDowell, and the series are very strong and thrilling. The second season is mostly a collection of shorter mini series, about Lexx's team long wanderings in space, looking for some good planet, some food and some sex for Stan and Zev. We see the Nook - planet of men only and then we are worried by impossibly evil Mantrid who seeks Lexx all the time, and then we laugh heartily when the whole series is a Opera show. The third season is mostly Fire and Water planets' adventure, with evil Prince, likewise terrible Fifi taking part, then with sweet and nice Bunny and Stan even going to Hell. The last fourth season takes us to Earth and this is a wry anti-US critics, a clear farce and a great bunch of hearty laughs. We meet all the old staff - Lyekka, Bunny, Prince among many, we see the impossibly silly President Priest and many other earthly creatures who are so freaky that seem worse than any of the extra-mundane objects in previous seasons... Watch all of them - you will never be sorry! It is impossible to convey the unreal cool and superb humor, the adult jokes and the impossibly funny situations there. This is a serial for adult but also for very clever watchers. Watch it by all means, as you have never seen anything like this and will hardly see any other.

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