The Time 4,000 years ago. The Place The Universe of Light, one of two known Universes that exist side-by-side in parallel. The Races Humans Unlike most scifi series, the two universes are populated almost entirely by humans. There are very few weird looking alien races. The Insect Civilization The Insects attempted to take over the universe thousands of years ago, but were defeated under the leadership of the Brunnen-G. The Divine Order The current government. Took power after the defeat of the Insect Civilization, but turned out to be just as brutal and oppressive as the Insects were. Fully in control of the League of 20,000 planets, and its seat of power is the Cluster. The only goal of the Divine Order is to increase its power and rule the entire universe. The punishment for all crimes is forfeiture of organs or even your entire body (depending on the severity of your crime) to the flesh bank. The Brunnen-G A noble and ancient human civilization located in the Universe of Darkness, whose people led the fight against the Insects. Thousands of years later, They sacrificed themselves to save humanity from the Insect onslaught. Their warriors sacrificed themselves in a desperate, futile attack against the Mega-Shadow - His Divine Shadow's personal battle cruiser - when it came to wipe out the Brunnen-G. The Characters The Lexx The Lexx is a living ship, constructed from the remnants of the Great Insect Civilization. It is the most powerful destructive force in the two universes; a tool intended to project His Shadow's power throughout the universe, and unify every civilization under his rule. It has the power to destroy entire planets, reducing them to floating chunks of debris, which the Lexx then consumes for food. It provides living quarters, shower facilities, and organically produced food for its crew and guests, transporting them in relative comfort (relative to the vacuum of space) from place to place, destroying and eating planets along the way. His Divine Shadow The ruler of the League of 20,000 Planets, and head of the Divine Order. His Divine Shadow is an immortal being who passes his essence from one host to the next in order to maintain eternal rule. He takes advice from the preserved brains of his Divine Predecessors. Zev Bellringer A product of the Wife Bank on B3K, who was convicted of embarrassing her husband in public, and subsequently sentenced to be transformed into a Love Slave. Due to an accident, she received only the physical part of the transformation. 790 A robot head. He received the mental part of the love slave transformation, and thus fell hopelessly in love with the first person he saw: Xev. His head was severed from his body in the accident. Security Guard First Class Stanley Tweedle An idiot bureaucrat who, through a series of improbable events, absorbs the key to the Lexx, and becomes its Captain. He, like nearly everyone else, is in love with Zev, but is the one person in the two Universes she is determined NOT to have sex with. Kai Last of the Brunnen-G. He died in the final, suicidal fight against His Shadow. In a display of cruelty, His Shadow had Kai's body preserved and reanimated as a mindless, undead assassin. In order to stay "alive", his body and its machinery require "proto blood", which can only be found on the Cluster. Mantrid His Shadow's bio-wizier. One of the most brilliant men in the Universe, who keeps himself alive through a series of transplants and implants, and develops aspirations of his own, after being exiled by His Shadow and transfering his consciousness into a machine. The Story "I am the Lexx. I am the most powerful weapon of destruction in the two universes. I was grown on "The Cluster" which is ruled by "His Shadow". The food was good there. My Captain is Stanley Tweedle. I blow up planets for him. Stanley used to be a security guard class four on the Cluster until he became a fugitive. He is my captain now because he got my key from heretics who wanted to steal me, but he was the one who took me away. Stan was helped by Zev of B3K. She was made into a love slave as punishment for failing to perform her wifely duties but things went wrong. Now she is part Cluster lizard so sometimes she is not a nice lady. A robot head, 790, got part of the love slave transformation that was meant for her. He is in my crew too. Because she is a love slave, Zev likes men, except for Stanley Tweedle. The only other man on board is Kai, last of the Brunnen G, but he's dead so he can't make Zev happy. Two thousand years ago, Kai's planet was destroyed by his shadow and all of his people were killed. They kept Kai's body and used him as an assassin but he got his memory back from a Divine Predecessor and then he became part of my crew. The Time Prophet said that Kai would destroy His Shadow's Order but that will be hard because his protoblood is running out and he must stay inside a very cold box. My crew are afraid of his shadow, the ruler of the Light Universe. His shadow wants me back and he wants his divine predecessors back too but he especially wants Kai destroyed because he is afraid of the prophecy. Zev and Kai and Stan don't want that. They took me beyond His Shadow's reach through a fractal core to the Dark Zone, the universe of evil and chaos. And now we're looking for a new home." Overall, one of my favorite tv shows ever, and in my top 5 favorite science fiction series. It's campy and cheesy (intentionally), full of sexual innuendo and the basest instincts of humanity, but still manages to handle deep themes like love, good and evil, life and death, right and wrong, freedom and oppression, heaven and hell, even capital punishment, in spectacular fashion. Features mass destruction. You'll see people, ships, planets, and even a universe utterly destroyed. I recommend it highly.