I watched this movie when I was young on the Sci-Fi network. It might have been made in the early 90's, late 80's. This movie was not an anime or animation, it had real actors. I think it might have been a trilogy.

Its main character was an obese women captured(?) along with a bunch of other people and she was sent to a RM on a metal table that made her thin and beautiful. She also teamed up with a robot head that fell in love with her (and was kinda pervy) and would unlock the doors for her to escape this place she had been captured.

I also remember there was a spaceship that had 12-8 brains that 'talked' and powered the space ship(?). The space ship and brains were important to the movie but I don't know why.

There were also these worm alien monsters that had been released in this futuristic gladiator arena.

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This is the German sci-fi TV serial Lexx which ran for five seasons from 1997 to 2002.

Zev pre-transformation

During the pilot episode the obese woman, Zev/Xev Bellringer, was a prisoner made thin and conventionally attractive to serve as a sex slave/robot, but the process was interrupted, and she retained her own sense of self. This character was played by at least three actors during the show's tenure: the two during the pilot, and another when the second actor left the show, and the story was written to explain the character's physical transformation. Zev appears above pre-transformation, and below left post-first transformation holding 790. Xev post-second transformation appears below right.

Zev Bellringer post-transformation 1 Xev Bellringer post-transformation 2

The robot head obsessed with Zev/Xev is 790, and is accurately described in the OP's question.

The spaceship is a living organism and is the titular Lexx (pictured below). Much of the show's situational comedy derives from the experiences of the main characters living inside a living ship (there are some parallels with Farscape's Moya).


The two other main character's were the chauvinistic, ultra-dweeby & pervy captain of the Lexx: Stanley H. Tweedle (below left), and the somewhat undead emo Brunnen-G space-warrior Kai (below right).

Stanley H. Tweedle Kai

  • Wasn't there also a movie? Or was it just like an extended pilot?
    – DRF
    Commented Sep 30, 2019 at 10:59
  • Hmm apparently not. Very strange I would have sworn I saw something that was a movie.
    – DRF
    Commented Sep 30, 2019 at 11:02
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    You're memories are correct, @DRF. The First season's episodes had a runtime of 90 minutes, giving a movie-like fee (compare the wiki link)l. Commented Sep 30, 2019 at 12:31
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    @sum1stolemyname Ahh thank you very much. That explains both me remembering a movie and me feeling it ended strangely.:D
    – DRF
    Commented Sep 30, 2019 at 13:09
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    Sounds like a mashup of two Anne McCaffery stories/series... Brain/Brawn ships and her standalone first novel Restoree. Commented Sep 30, 2019 at 18:59

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