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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.

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Paul Donovan
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2002   2001   2000   1997  
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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
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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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Sci-Fi with an attitude!


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

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Canada | Germany | UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

19 July 1997 (USA) See more »

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Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The chess game between Kai and Price in "The Game" is a move-by-move copy of an actual championship match chess game (La Bourdonnais vs. McDonnell, 1834, 21st game of the first match). See more »

Quotes

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 »

Alternate Versions

In the original broadcast of "I worship His Shadow" the scene of when Stanley Tweedle is on its way to the heretics, followed by the ForeShadow, is shown. It was said that this events occur eight years earlier than the main story begins and Thodin gets transported to the Cluster. It was cut in the "second version" of IWHS, nobody knows why. Even though John Dunsworth, who plays the Asteroid commander of the heretics at this scene, is credited, he made no appearance in the "second version". See more »

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Referenced in 9:10 - 4:45 (2015) See more »

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The Meltdown
(1993)
by Lunatic Asylum
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Unlike anything you've seen before
19 May 2001 | by xxxorenSee all my reviews

The unlikely paring of Germany and Canada resulted in "Lexx: the dark zone stories" four telemovies which spawned the hit cult TV series simply named "Lexx". The movies themselves remain pinacles of the alternative sci-fi genre. The first episode sees Stanley H Tweedle (A security guard who accidently destroyed 94 reform planets, played to perfection by Brian Downey), Zev Belringer of B3k (A young woman who was transformed into a love slave for

failing to perform her wifely duties, a freak accident occured during her transformation leaving her part Cluster lizard; portrayed in her first incarnation by Eva Habermann), Kai (an emotionless undead assasin, played by Michael McManus) and 790 (the robot who worked on Zev was decapitated and it's head given the "falling-in-love" part of the transformation thus 790 fell madly in love with his subject; voiced to perfection by series writer Jeffery Hirschfield) unite by chance on "The Cluster" the planet ruled by almost eternal His Divine shadow who rules the universe, and accidently steal the LEXX (a 10 kilometre long dragonfly, also the most powerful weapon ever built/grown). After their intial escape from the Orwellin-like rule of His Shadow the "crew" escape into the dark zone, a paraell uinverse of chaos. The show is not only well designed, written and acted it also manages to combine genres such as horror, comedy, sci-fi and fantasy all at once. The regluar cast perform wonderfully in one hell of a love triangle: Stan wants Zev, Zev wants Kai but Kai is dead and wants nothing. While 790 wants to kill Stan (and any other living male Zev comes in contact with) find a body and have Zev all to himself. So if you want some thing a bit diffrent to Star-trek, something a bit more on the edge you'll find it and a whole lot more in Lexx. Check out the series where things become a whole lot more weird!


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