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Midsummer’s Nightmare, A

Synopsis
Science fiction television series that follows the adventures of a group of mismatched fugitives from the Lexx, a living, insect-shaped aircraft. This episode is loosely based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It shows crew members Stanley and Kai transporting Xev’s corpse to the Feast of Mograth in order to have her reanimated. Upon arriving at the feast they are ensnared in Oberon’s devious plot to marry someone (anyone). Kai is rendered defenceless by Oberon’s powerful magic. He is turned into a happy, joyful, tree-thing. While revived Xev successfully turns down Oberon, Stan, initially tempted, decides that Oberon is perhaps not his type. Titania saves the day by tricking Oberon into marrying her/him again for eternity.
Series
Lexx
Language
English
Country
Canada; Germany
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
31 Aug 2004 at 00:30 (Channel: Five)
Duration
50 mins

Credits

Director
Chris Bould; Paul Donovan (2)
Producer
David Marlow; Paul Donovan (2)
Cast
Patrick GordonOberon
Big MickTitania
Tim FrancesPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Brian DowneyStanley H. Tweedle
Jeffrey Hirschfield790 (voice)
Michael McManusKai
Tom GallantThe Lexx (voice)
Xenia SeebergXev Bellringer

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Historical period
Future
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Science fiction (television)

Notes

Notes
The episode is part of the Lexx: Series 4, Vol. 3 DVD available online at amazon.com.
The archive copies held by the BUFVC and British Film Institute are off-air recordings from the UK Channel 5 transmission. The episode was originally broadcast in Canada on 24 October, 2001.
General
The series was originally shown in Canada in 1997.
History
The eleventh episode in the fourth series. LEXX has been sold in 100 countries around the globe and is shown on SCI FI U.S., CHUM Television (Canada), Five (U.K.), Sci-Fi Channel (Europe), and Canal Plus (France).

Production Company

Name

Chum Television

Name

Salter Street Films Limited

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Distributor

Name

Acorn

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
http://www.amazon.com External site opens in new window

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