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Lexx
The opening logo of Lexx
The opening credits to Lexx
Format Science fiction
Created by Paul Donovan
Starring Brian Downey
Eva Habermann (season 1–2)
Michael McManus
Xenia Seeberg (season 2–4)
Jeffrey Hirschfield
Tom Gallant
Country of origin Flag of Canada Canada
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Flag of Germany Germany
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 61 (Including Season 1) (List of episodes)
Production
Running time Season 1 (2 hrs. approx.)
Season 2 – 4 (45 minutes approx.)
Broadcast
Original channel Global Television Network
Sci Fi Channel
Five
CHUM Television's Space
Original run April 18, 1997April 26, 2002
External links
IMDb profile

Lexx is a science fantasy television series that follows the adventures of a group of mismatched individuals aboard the Lexx, "the most powerful destructive force in the two universes" from which the show takes its name. The Lexx is a living spacecraft that resembles a dragonfly. It is capable of destroying planets with ease, then devouring the organic matter left behind as fuel. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 99 KB) I took this screenshot from a Lexx DVD that I have. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Brian Downey (born October 31, 1944, in Newfoundland, Canada) is an actor perhaps best-known for his portrayal of Stanley Tweedle, the selfish, lecherous, incompetent security guard (fourth class) who finds himself in control of the enormously powerful, eponymous spaceship in the science-fiction television series LEXX. Additionally, Downey is... Eva Felicitas Haberman (born January 16, 1976 in Hamburg) is a German actress. ... Michael McManus was born in London, Ontario, Canada. ... Xenia Seeberg , April 2005 Xenia Seeberg (born April 4, 1972 in Geldern , Germany) is a German film and television actor. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... There are four seasons of Lexx totalling 61 episodes, initially televised from 1997 (in Canada) to 2002. ... Global Television Network (more commonly called Global TV or just Global) is a Canadian English language privately owned television network. ... SCI FI (originally The Sci-Fi Channel, sometimes rendered SCI FI Channel) is an American cable television channel, launched in early 1992,[1] that specializes in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the history of the CHUM Limiteds former assets, for the current ownership see CTVglobemedia. ... SPACE is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel owned and operated by CTVglobemedia. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Science fantasy is a mixed genre of story which contains some science fiction and some fantasy elements. ... A fictional universe is an imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction or translatable non-fiction. ... The Space Shuttle Discovery as seen from the International Space Station. ... This article is about the insect. ... This article is about the astronomical term. ... For other uses, see Fuel (disambiguation). ...


The series is a Canadian/German co-production, with some additional funding from Britain's Five. Not originally produced for a US network, the series features more sexual innuendo and nudity than audiences in the United States are generally accustomed to seeing in non-premium programming. The Sci Fi Channel purchased the series from Salter Street Films and began airing versions of Season 2 episodes for United States' audience in January 2000[1]. Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nude redirects here. ... Premium television (sometimes pay television in North America) generally refers to a class of commercial-free television services which are available for subscription through cable and satellite television for fees much higher than traditional, packaged cable networks or specialty services. ... SCI FI (originally The Sci-Fi Channel, sometimes rendered SCI FI Channel) is an American cable television channel, launched in early 1992,[1] that specializes in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... Salter Street Films was a Canadian television and movie production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ...


Lexx was co-produced by Salter Street Films, later absorbed by Alliance Atlantis. In Canada, Lexx aired on the Alliance Atlantis-owned Showcase network. Alliance Atlantis Alliance Atlantis is a Toronto-based media company. ... Showcase Television, often known as Showcase, is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications. ...


The series was primarily filmed in Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada) and Berlin (Germany), with additional filming on location in Iceland, Bangkok (Thailand) and Namibia. Halifax County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Munit Hae et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Largest metro Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto), French Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate... For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). ... Bangkok from the Chao Phraya River at sunset, July 2004 Bangkok, (in Thai กรุงเทพฯ, กรุงเทพมหานคร, or Krung Thep, Krung Thep Mahanakhon), population 8,538,610 (1990), is the capital and largest city of Thailand. ...

Contents

Characters

The crew

The crew of the Lexx is motivated largely by fear, lust, and insatiable hunger — factors which gradually came to dominate the story-lines more and more, eventually making Lexx famous for its sexual themes and often bizarre story-lines. Each episode in the later series takes the crew through another stage of their journey through chaotic, hostile universes without any legitimate authority while exploring the relationships between the protagonists and their individual histories. Modern science fiction frequently involves themes of sex, gender and sexuality. ... A protagonist is the main figure of a piece of literature or drama and has the main part or role. ...


The crew of the Lexx includes:

Stanley Tweedle is a character on the science fiction series Lexx. ... Brian Downey (born October 31, 1944, in Newfoundland, Canada) is an actor perhaps best-known for his portrayal of Stanley Tweedle, the selfish, lecherous, incompetent security guard (fourth class) who finds himself in control of the enormously powerful, eponymous spaceship in the science-fiction television series LEXX. Additionally, Downey is... A security officer guards a construction site in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Zev of B3K is a major character on the sci-fi television show LEXX. Spoiler warning: Zev was born on the planet B3K, one of the worlds ruled by His Divine Shadow. ... Kai holding the baby cluster lizard Squish Cluster Lizards are a fictional species of carnivorous reptile on the science fiction series Lexx. ... A love slave is a person that, usually, would do anything for affection from their master. Love slaves can be men or women. ... Eva Felicitas Haberman (born January 16, 1976 in Hamburg) is a German actress. ... Xenia Seeberg , April 2005 Xenia Seeberg (born April 4, 1972 in Geldern , Germany) is a German film and television actor. ... Kai, Last of the Brunnen-G, is an undead assassin on the science fiction television show Lexx. ... Michael McManus was born in London, Ontario, Canada. ... In the science fiction television series Lexx, the Brunnen G were a race of romantic warriors, famous for their role in the defeat of the Insect Civilization. ... For other uses, see Undead (disambiguation). ... In the science fiction television series Lexx, Divine Assassins are undead that carry out the will of His Divine Shadow, in adherence to a religious cult called the Divine Order. ... 790 is a robotic character on the science fiction series Lexx. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see robot (disambiguation). ... Lexx is a science fantasy television series that follows the adventures of a group of mismatched individuals aboard the Lexx, the most powerful destructive force in the two universes from which the show takes its name. ... Lyekka (played by Louise Wischermann) is a character on the science fiction series Lexx. ... Louise Wischermann (born February 25, 1974 in Salvador, Brazil) is an actress who best known for appearing in Lexx: The Series. ...

Villains

His Divine Shadow. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... The Gigashadow. ... An Insect In the sci-fi television Lexx, the Insect Civilization is an ancient race of massive millipede-like organisms bent on destroying the Brunnen-G and all of Humanity. ... Mantrid before his transference into a computer, accompanied by two drone arms Mantrid is the maniacal computer/human/insect being who dominated the second series of LEXX. When he was alive, he was the mightiest of His Divine Shadows Bio-Viziers (though remaining in rivalry with his teacher, Brizon... Prince (played by Nigel Bennett) is the cruel ruler of the Planet Fire in the third season of the science fiction television show LEXX. In the fourth season of the same show, he reappears as Isambard Prince, head of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and secret... Nigel Bennett as Prince in LEXX Nigel Bennett as Lucien LaCroix in Forever Knight. ... In the sci-fi television series LEXX, the fictional planet Fire is the afterlife for all evil souls, and the location for much of Season 3. ... Giggerota the Wicked is a character played by actress Ellen Dubin on the science fiction series Lexx. ... Ellen Dubin (born in Toronto) is a Canadian actress. ...

The Lexx

Lexx

Lexx, The most powerful spaceship in the two universes.
First appearance I Worship His Shadow
Last appearance Yo Way Yo
Launched The Cluster
General Characteristics
Auxiliary craft Moths
Armaments Simply known as 'Lexx's weapon' that is powerful enough to be a planet killer.

The Lexx is a bioengineered, Manhattan-sized, planet-destroying, living starship in the shape of a giant wingless dragonfly. It was grown by ingesting organ collections from the protein bank on the Cluster, the seat of the Divine Order, for use by His Divine Shadow. The Lexx was originally intended as the ultimate deterrent: the threat of a weapon that could instantly obliterate any planet would keep the remaining "Heretic" worlds of the Light Universe in line, and those that refused to capitulate would be summarily destroyed to reinforce the point. This plan was foiled when the crew commandeered it to escape from the Cluster. The Lexx Superweapon Spacecraft This work is copyrighted. ... There are four seasons of Lexx totalling 61 episodes, initially televised from 1997 (in Canada) to 2002. ... There are four seasons of Lexx totalling 61 episodes, initially televised from 1997 (in Canada) to 2002. ... In science fiction, a planet killer (also called a planet buster in some cases) is an entity, often a large spaceship or space station, expressly designed to destroy or render uninhabitable a planet. ... Biological engineering (also biosystems engineering and bioengineering) deals with engineering biological processes in general. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about life in general. ... One of the fictional ships called the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek, one of the most famous fictional starships. ... For other uses, see Wing (disambiguation). ... This article is about the insect. ... His Divine Shadow. ... Deterrence theory is a defensive strategy developed after World War II and used throughout the Cold War. ...


The most important function of the Lexx is its ability to destroy entire planets with a single, high-powered blast. Its primary — and only — weapon is initiated by command from the captain only, followed by a highly dramatic sequence when the Ocular Parabola found on the surface of its eye tissue flips from a smooth surfaced dome into a complex array of satellite dish-like structures. Huge amounts of yellowish-orange particles are released en masse from the array and focused by Lexx's nervous system to a point just above its mouth. Once focused, the particles burst into a massive, forward-moving, planar wave which expands ahead of the Lexx exponentially until colliding with an object of sufficient mass to disperse it, usually a planet. The wave instantly vaporizes smaller ships without losing momentum. Though the Lexx is designed to destroy entire planets, it can fire less intense blasts to hit smaller targets; however, the smallest area it seems capable of destroying is roughly the size of an entire city.


A special living energy being known as the "key" is required to control the Lexx, and it will usually only respond to the one who has it. A special holographic handscanner on the bridge confirms that the captain of the ship possesses the key, but after this point the captain can control the Lexx through voice commands. Bridge of the brigantine LEtoile The bridge of a ship is an area or room where the ships navigational controls and other essential equipment related to ship operations are housed and operated. ...


The Lexx itself is intelligent, but not much so. The show's creators have it compared to a dog. The Lexx often takes orders literally, even when it's not being addressed directly (Stan accidentally orders the Lexx to destroy a moon when he explains its function to some astronauts). It acknowledges commands and comments with a droning, simple male voice; for example, "As you command, Stan." The Lexx has emotions (it actively enjoys destroying planets, for instance, and becomes rather petulant when denied the opportunity), and is, to a small extent, capable of acting of its own accord. In the final episode of the show, as the Lexx is dying, it tells Stan that he was always its favorite captain, since they both enjoy destroying planets. In music, a drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout much or all of a piece, sustained or repeated, and most often establishing a tonality upon which the rest of the piece is built. ...


Being alive, the Lexx needs to eat to function. It can digest any form of organic matter, and will usually land on a planet's surface to scoop up suitable organic foodstuffs; however, it is content to simply blow-up a planet and feast on the sizable chunks. When denied food, the Lexx can become rather cranky, but will always attempt to follow orders no matter what is happening. The moral dilemma of destroying inhabited worlds for Lexx's functioning and survival is a recurring plot theme, and occasionally Lexx will swallow passing ships without informing the crew. Another means of collecting energy is to "resorb" discarded items left on its floors.


The Lexx has various amenities for the crew, though unusual in their implementation. It has showers which use long, phallic, writhing shower-heads that are activated by squeezing a pair of nearby balls. It also has a practical if appalling toilet system; living commodes that use large, waggling tongues for user sanitation. A cryo-chamber is also available.


The Lexx also hosts a contingent of smaller bio-engineered ornithopter-like craft called "moths", which the crew often use for short-range travel in space, in a planet's atmosphere, or even within the vast Lexx itself. The moths are insect-like ships (as befits their name), and twitter constantly as they travel. The moths fly themselves, with the joystick only used to direct their movement. The moth only uses its wings when in an atmosphere, and has a "jet pack" of sorts on its underbelly when travelling through space. Stan usually sleeps in the husk of one of the dead moths. The Lexx has a crew of moth breeders, zombie-like human slaves re-engineered entirely for moth breeding, to produce these craft when necessary. An ornithopter (from Greek ornithos bird and pteron wing) is an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings. ... This article is about the living dead. ...


The technological irony of the Lexx is apparent in its tremendously specialized function and organic body. An example of this is the complete and utter lack of a diversified weapons system, which is not common to most science fiction warships. Also, the Lexx has an incredibly soft exoskeleton, especially on the eyes, leaving it vulnerable to offensive attacks. The follies of Lexx's engineering are apparent throughout the series, mainly because it has no internal defences or even a properly protected landing bay. The best that can be said for it throughout the entire show's run is that the bridge can be sealed. However, it is probable that His Divine Shadow purposefully made the Lexx weak in order to minimize the potential damage if it were ever captured by heretics: originally, the Lexx could not fire on ships belonging to the Cluster, and its planet-killer weapon could be easily predicted and dodged by sufficiently maneuverable ships anyway. Since His Divine Shadow had an entire fleet under his command to protect the vessel, this would not present a problem when it was used by him. USS Port Royal (CG-73), a Ticonderoga class cruiser. ... An exoskeleton is an external anatomical feature that supports and protects an animals body, in contrast to the internal endoskeleton of, for example, a human. ...


The Lexx's gender is a matter of some mystery. The exterior of the Lexx may be described as suggestive of a stylized female (human-like) form, viewed from below, with a skeletal spinal column extending away, and with folded-over legs ("Leggs") hidden from view and thus not present. This possible explanation of both the ship's design and its name Lexx (as a homophone of "legs") is certainly in keeping with the risque and sometimes vulgar tone of the series. Another unsubstantiated view is that the name "Lexx" is the namesake of Lex Gigeroff, one of the writers. However, according to IMDB, "The name of the ship should have been Lex (Latin for 'law') but because there was a writer named Lex, they changed the name of the ship to Lexx - to avoid people thinking it was named after him." This article is about the term in linguistics. ...


When the Lexx arrives on Earth, it becomes pregnant, suggesting that the ship is in fact female even though it speaks in a male voice (in the English-language version; the version shown in Germany gave the ship a female voice). Similarly, when a sex-changing virus sweeps through the ship, the Lexx is affected and develops stereotypical feminine characteristics, suggesting that it is normally male. It seems likely that the ship is actually hermaphroditic, although this has never been specifically revealed. This article is about Earth as a planet. ... In zoology, a hermaphrodite is a species that contains both male and female sexual organs at some point during their lives. ...


The Lexx ages several thousand years during the run of the series, and in later seasons its advanced age and decrepitude following millennia of starvation and neglect lead to it becoming increasingly unstable. In the final episode of the series, Lexx dies shortly after giving birth to a smaller, very Lexx-like ship, the result of a brief union with an insect from Earth.


The Light Universe and Dark Zone

In the fictional mythos of the television series "Lexx," there are two universes: the Light Universe and the Dark Zone. Two of the Season 1 movies and the whole of Seasons 3 and 4 take place in the Dark Zone, while two of the Season 1 movies and nearly all of Season 2 takes place in the Light Universe.


The Light Universe was completely dominated by His Divine Shadow and the League of 20,000 Planets, while the Dark Zone is often referred to as the universe of evil, chaos, and depravity. The Brunnen-G originally lived in the Dark Zone on Brunnis, until their sun was no longer able to support life, after which they moved to Brunnis-2 in the Light Universe. Earth is located at the center of the Dark Zone, as are Fire and Water, planets that are similar to hell and heaven. His Divine Shadow. ... The Brunnen-G are a race of humans on the TV series Lexx. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... In the sci-fi television series LEXX, the fictional planet Fire is the afterlife for all evil souls, and the location for much of Season 3. ... In the television series LEXX, the fictional planet Water is the afterlife for all good souls, and the location for much of Season 3. ... This article is about the theological or philosophical afterlife. ... For other uses, see Heaven (disambiguation). ...


Most of the matter in the Light Universe was converted into biomechanical drones (Mantrid drones) by Mantrid, who then caused a Big Crunch by summoning all the Mantrid drones to a single spot in the universe to do battle with the Lexx. Little matter escaped into the Dark Zone, most of it being the Lexx itself. Mantrid before his transference into a computer, accompanied by two drone arms Mantrid is the maniacal computer/human/insect being who dominated the second series of LEXX. When he was alive, he was the mightiest of His Divine Shadows Bio-Viziers (though remaining in rivalry with his teacher, Brizon... This article is about the cosmological theory. ...


The Dark Zone is the parallel universe that His Divine Shadow cannot enter. The Dark Zone is referred to as the universe of chaos and disorder. It is also where the crew finds, among other inhabited planets, Earth, where they spend the entirety of the fourth season. At the end of the first movie, "I Worship His Shadow", the Lexx enters the dark zone through a fractal core located using coordinates found inside one of Stanley Tweedle's teeth. The Lexx remains in the Dark Zone during the second and third movies, and parts of the fourth. The Lexx returns to the Light Zone in the first episode of the television series. Following the destruction of the Light Universe (or Light Zone) by Mantrid's drones (at the end the second season), the Lexx is shifted into the Dark Zone where they remain for the rest of the show. Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ... His Divine Shadow. ...


The Cluster

Main article: The Cluster

Another major setting in the world of "Lexx" is The Cluster. The Cluster is at the very center of the Divine Order and is also the planet from which Zev, Stan, and Kai escape in the beginning. His Divine Shadow, his Divine Predecessors, and religious leadership rule from The Cluster. The Cluster is the capital of the Divine Order, center of the bureaucracy, and place where all criminals/heretics are taken for punishment (provided they survive the trip). The planet has become an over centralized, overcomplicated mess, with most decisions being automated by an impersonal computer system prone to devastating and/or deadly mistakes at the slightest technological malfunction. This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... Zev may refer to: Zev (later Xev) Bellringer - Characters on the sci-fi TV series LEXX Zero-emissions vehicle Zev (horse) Zev is also a modern Hebrew first name, meaning Wolf, and derived from the German first name via Yiddish (see Animal names as first names in Hebrew. ... Stanley Tweedle is a character on the science fiction series Lexx. ... Kai, Last of the Brunnen-G, is an undead assassin on the science fiction television show Lexx. ... His Divine Shadow. ... Divine Predecessors are characters on the science fiction series LEXX. Spoiler warning: A Divine Predecessors brain in a support chamber Divine Predecessors are the brains from the former bodies that were occupied by His Divine Shadow. ...


Fire

Main article: Fire (Lexx)

Fire is an inhospitable planet, with its entire surface covered in desert and open seas of lava. Even when the sun beats down mercilessly on the desert sands, the ground below is hotter still than the sky above. Fire is said to have no water of its own, and people on the open sands during daylight quickly die. The inhabitants of Fire live in enormous towers, each of which contains a single city. These provide them shade from the sun and possibly keep them cooler by raising them away from the planet's warm surface. In the sci-fi television series LEXX, the fictional planet Fire is the afterlife for all evil souls, and the location for much of Season 3. ...


Water

Main article: Water (Lexx)

The inhabitants of Water live in several large floating settlements, each of which seems to be centered around some particular pastime. During their stay on Water, the crew of the Lexx visit the settlements of Gametown, for those who like sports; Boomtown, for those who like sex; and Garden, for those who like gardening. Life on Water seems to have been meant to be full of unmarred beauty and contentment, but this is shattered by frequent war parties from Fire, which arrive via hot air balloons through the planets' shared atmosphere. In the television series LEXX, the fictional planet Water is the afterlife for all good souls, and the location for much of Season 3. ...


Essential minor elements

People

  • The Divine Predecessors, previous incarnations of His Divine Shadow living on as disembodied brains
  • Priest, Prince's right-hand man
  • Thodin (Barry Bostwick), a leader of the Ostral-B Heretics
  • Vlad, Divine Executioner
  • Dr. Longbore, resident of Earth
  • Bunny, resident of the planet Water (and later Earth)
  • Fifi, another resident of Water
  • "Squish", an infant Cluster Lizard that thinks Kai is its mother

Divine Predecessors are characters on the science fiction series LEXX. Spoiler warning: A Divine Predecessors brain in a support chamber Divine Predecessors are the brains from the former bodies that were occupied by His Divine Shadow. ... Rolf Kanies as President Priest Priest (played by Rolf Kanies) is a character in the sci-fi TV show LEXX. Spoiler warning: Priests first appearance was in season 3, as chief underling to Prince, the ruler of the planet Fire. ... Thodin is a character in the film I Worship His Shadow that started the TV series, Lexx, played by Barry Bostwick. ... Barry Knapp Bostwick (born on February 24, 1945[1]) is an American actor and singer. ... Patricia Zentilli as Bunny Bunny (played by Patricia Zentilli) is a character in the sci-fi TV show LEXX. Spoiler warning: Bunny first appeared in season 3 as a resident of Gametown on the planet Water. ... In the television series LEXX, the fictional planet Water is the afterlife for all good souls, and the location for much of Season 3. ... Kai holding the baby cluster lizard Squish Cluster Lizards are a fictional species of carnivorous reptile on the science fiction series Lexx. ...

Places

  • Brunnis-2 - Second home of the Brunnen-G, where Kai originates from but which was ultimately destroyed in the first few moments of Lexx 1.0: I Worship His Shadow

Brunnis is a planet in the Lexx fictional universe. ... There are four seasons of LEXX totalling 61 episodes, initially televised from 1997 (in Canada) to 2002. ...

Hardware and technology elements

  • The Key - a living entity that allows whoever is hosting it to captain the Lexx. This key can be passed to others during moments of extreme emotion, such as orgasm or death, as well as a result of conscious thought on the part of its current possessor. While it passed to several other characters during the run of the show, Stan always manages to get it back.
  • Protoblood - substance that gives the ability to resurrect the dead for a period of time
  • Moth - a semi-hollow bio-mechanical shuttle, in the shape of a moth which it is named, that the crew uses to travel great distances in and outside of the Lexx
  • Narcolounger - a machine that lets its users live in their dreams, once owned and operated by Gubby, and possibly the only one in existence.
  • Bad Carrots - probes from an asteroid like ship, sent down to Earth to find different types of food
  • Black Pack - A weapon from the light universe, specifically the Cluster, that fires brilliant sheets of green shrieking energy. It instantly disintegrates carbon-based structures, and can also be used as a stun weapon.
  • Protein Regenerator - A device kept in the Lexx's Cryo chamber. It can heal wounds and cure infectious diseases.
  • Squawker - Hand held communicator device
  • Lusticon - A Machine located on the Cluster, and very few out lying planets that changes some females into love slaves.

Episodes

Main article: List of Lexx episodes

There are four seasons of Lexx totalling 61 episodes. The first season, debuting in Canada on 18 April 1997, consisted of four two-hour TV movies (sometimes screened as eight one-hour episodes), alternatively titled Tales from a Parallel Universe. However, some episode guides don't list the two-hour movies as a series but list the subsequent seasons as the first through third. There are four seasons of Lexx totalling 61 episodes, initially televised from 1997 (in Canada) to 2002. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


The second season consisted of twenty 48-minute episodes, with an overall story arc concerning an evil scientist called Mantrid, who attempts to kill everyone by converting the entire mass of the universe into one-armed Mantrid drones.


The third season comprises 13 episodes in which the Lexx is trapped in orbit around the warring planets Fire and Water, and the crew encounters an enigmatic and cheerful evil being known as Prince, who may be the Devil. The two planets orbit each other at an extremely close distance, and share a tunnel of atmosphere between them, allowing the inhabitants of Fire to carry out raids to Water to cause chaos. Fire is filmed between the dunes of Namibia and the Gothic architecture of Berlin. The ruler of Fire is Prince, who can reincarnate whenever it suits him. Water appears to have no opposing ruler, and contains a small population of hedonists on floating islands. This article is about the astronomical term. ... In the sci-fi television series LEXX, the fictional planet Fire is the afterlife for all evil souls, and the location for much of Season 3. ... In the television series LEXX, the fictional planet Water is the afterlife for all good souls, and the location for much of Season 3. ... For other uses, see Evil (disambiguation). ... Prince (played by Nigel Bennett) is the cruel ruler of the Planet Fire in the third season of the science fiction television show LEXX. In the fourth season of the same show, he reappears as Isambard Prince, head of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and secret... This is an overview of the Devil. ... Two bodies with a slight difference in mass orbiting around a common barycenter. ... Atmospheres redirects here. ... This article is about sand formations. ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... This article does not cite any sources. ...


In the fourth and final season of 24 episodes, the Lexx arrives at Earth in the year 2000, only to find that Prince (now named Isambard Prince and head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which more or less runs the United States) and several other old adversaries have also arrived there. Between them, Prince and the Lexx manage to demolish large chunks of the Earth — including Orlando, Florida; Ottawa (a Canadian metonymical in-joke); and Holland, which the Lexx eats — before the climactic final episode, televised on 26 April 2002. This article is about Earth as a planet. ... The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) is a law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice. ... Orlando redirects here. ... -1... In rhetoric, metonymy is the substitution of one word for another word with which it is associated. ... This article is about a region in the Netherlands. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


DVD releases

Seasons one to three of Lexx were released on VHS and Region 2 DVD in the UK by Contender Limited, although the Season 3 DVDs were initially exclusive to the MVC Entertainment chain of stores and all volumes have since been deleted. Contender failed to obtain the rights to Season 4, which instead went to Momentum Pictures (a subsidiary of Alliance Atlantis), however they haven't released any DVDs. Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. ... Alliance Atlantis Alliance Atlantis is a Toronto-based media company. ...


Seasons two through four were released in the US (DVD Region 1) by Acorn Media in individual and box set formats. Due to Paramount Pictures previously holding the home video licence to the initial four TV movies (under their alternative US/Showtime title of "Tales from a Parallel Universe"), Acorn were unable to secure rights to release the movies in the USA. This article is about the pay TV channel. ...


The four TV movies comprising season one were, however, released in Canada (DVD Region 1) by Koch, again in individual and box set formats. They are now out-of-print.


All four seasons were also released on Region 2 DVD in Germany. Unlike the rest of the world (bar Australia), the German DVDs of season 1 do still appear to be in-print as of February 2007. February 2007 is the second month of that year and has yet to occur. ...


Season one was re-released on Region 4 DVD in Australia (July 2007) as a four disk box-set. Season two was re-released on Region 4 DVD in Australia (September 2007) as a five disk box-set, with season three re-released the following month as a five disk box-set. season four was re-released on Region 4 DVD in Australia [January 2008] as a six disk box set. All seasons were released through Force Entertainment.


Broadcast history and legacy

The show's seasons had very different tones, and there is little consensus among fans on which seasons or episodes were the best or the worst. While the original TV movies and the second season were mostly science fiction drama with plenty of dark comedy, the "Fire and Water" season took a more serious tone, while the show's final season — set on Earth in the year 2000 — took many turns into pure farce and introduced magic (as in the episode A Midsummer's Nightmare) and other new elements that were controversial with some fans. Though the series delves into crude humor constantly, the tone of this humor is usually somewhat surreal and ironic, while in the fourth season it begins to border on scatological as well as becoming highly repetitive.


Lexx was shown originally on Global Television Network in Canada, then later picked up by Space, and then the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States. On Sci-Fi, it aired in the same Friday night lineup as Farscape, and the somewhat similar set-up for both shows (with a misfit crew flying through space on a huge, living starship) was often noted by critics, despite Lexx having premiered two years prior to Farscape. Lexx was a cult hit at best, but during its run it did achieve some mainstream notice (with Xev appearing on the cover of TV Guide, for instance). Global Television Network (more commonly called Global TV or just Global) is a Canadian English language privately owned television network. ... SPACE is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel owned and operated by CTVglobemedia. ... Farscape (1999–2003) is a science fiction television series, featuring a present-day astronaut who accidentally travels through a wormhole to a distant part of the galaxy. ... Farscape (1999–2003) is a science fiction television series, featuring a present-day astronaut who accidentally travels through a wormhole to a distant part of the galaxy. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ...


In Canada, Showcase is currently airing reruns of Seasons 1-3 on weekdays. Showcase is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned by Alliance Atlantis Communications. ...


Several episodes are currently available for free on the IP-TV platform Joost. For other uses, see Joost (disambiguation). ...


External links

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References

  1. ^ Salter Street Films' announcement (1999)
There are four seasons of Lexx totalling 61 episodes, initially televised from 1997 (in Canada) to 2002. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Salter Street Films was a Canadian television and movie production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Stanley Tweedle is a character on the science fiction series Lexx. ... Zev of B3K is a major character on the sci-fi television show LEXX. Spoiler warning: Zev was born on the planet B3K, one of the worlds ruled by His Divine Shadow. ... 790 is a robotic character on the science fiction series Lexx. ... Kai, Last of the Brunnen-G, is an undead assassin on the science fiction television show Lexx. ... Lyekka (played by Louise Wischermann) is a character on the science fiction series Lexx. ... His Divine Shadow. ... The Gigashadow. ... Mantrid before his transference into a computer, accompanied by two drone arms Mantrid is the maniacal computer/human/insect being who dominated the second series of LEXX. When he was alive, he was the mightiest of His Divine Shadows Bio-Viziers (though remaining in rivalry with his teacher, Brizon... Prince (played by Nigel Bennett) is the cruel ruler of the Planet Fire in the third season of the science fiction television show LEXX. In the fourth season of the same show, he reappears as Isambard Prince, head of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and secret... Giggerota the Wicked is a character played by actress Ellen Dubin on the science fiction series Lexx. ... Rolf Kanies as President Priest Priest (played by Rolf Kanies) is a character in the sci-fi TV show LEXX. Spoiler warning: Priests first appearance was in season 3, as chief underling to Prince, the ruler of the planet Fire. ... Thodin is a character in the film I Worship His Shadow that started the TV series, Lexx, played by Barry Bostwick. ... Patricia Zentilli as Bunny Bunny (played by Patricia Zentilli) is a character in the sci-fi TV show LEXX. Spoiler warning: Bunny first appeared in season 3 as a resident of Gametown on the planet Water. ... The Time Prophet is a character on the science fiction series LEXX. Spoiler warning: The Time Prophet is a pivotal character in the TV series Lexx. ... In the science fiction television series Lexx, the Brunnen G were a race of romantic warriors, famous for their role in the defeat of the Insect Civilization. ... An Insect In the sci-fi television Lexx, the Insect Civilization is an ancient race of massive millipede-like organisms bent on destroying the Brunnen-G and all of Humanity. ... In the sci-fi television series LEXX, the fictional planet Fire is the afterlife for all evil souls, and the location for much of Season 3. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... In the science fiction television series Lexx, Divine Assassins are undead that carry out the will of His Divine Shadow, in adherence to a religious cult called the Divine Order. ... Kai holding the baby cluster lizard Squish Cluster Lizards are a fictional species of carnivorous reptile on the science fiction series Lexx. ... Divine Predecessors are characters on the science fiction series LEXX. Spoiler warning: A Divine Predecessors brain in a support chamber Divine Predecessors are the brains from the former bodies that were occupied by His Divine Shadow. ...

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Lexx does not respond however, and the Divine Predecessors tell her to bring all of Stan back.
They say it is written in the prophecy that today is not their day to die, and force the Lexx to land again on the planet so that the crew may escape.
She gives some to Squish and tells him to take it to Kai, then she has to run as she's being chased by the rest of the undead priests, plus the cluster is beginning to shake itself apart.
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LEXX is a science fiction TV series that follows the adventures of a group of mismatched individuals aboard the Lexx, "the most powerful destructive force in the two universes" from which the show takes its name.
The crew of the Lexx is motivated largely by fear, lust, and hunger — factors which gradually came to dominate the storylines more and more, eventually making LEXX famous for its sexual themes and often bizarre storylines.
The Lexx is a bioengineered, Manhattan-sized, planet-destroying, living starship in the shape of a giant wingless dragonfly.
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