Release: Sep 14, 2012 - Author: HuZim MayXX - Translator: Gladion - external link: IMDB - more from this series
In the center of the darkest area of the Dark Zone, the universe of evil, chaos and depravity, there's a planet anyone and everyone of us is very familiar with: the earth. According to 790, the trustworthy robothead, the earth is a classic type 13 planet in its final stage of development that typically ends in self-destruction. Sometimes through wars, often through environmental catastrophe. But more commonly a type 13 planet is unintentionally collapsed into a pea sized object by scientists trying to determine the mass of the Higgs boson particle. The perfect timing for the Lexx to show up...
In comparison to the previous seasons, the fourth and final season is entirely different. It takes place on earth in the former present. Well, a few months in the future (as of original airing) to be precise. Mostly, it's satire - sometimes critical of society - with the affinity to slapstick. While S1 - S3 was a Canadian German co-production, S4 is a Canadian British co-production which explains the lack of German actors in minor roles and the presence of British actors instead.
Similar to S3, each episode builds upon the previous episode. Except that, compared with S3, the overall plot is pretty thin here. A noteworthy image seen in this season is the crew watching TV, which implies that S4 shouldn't be taken seriously at all.
After Xev has become so popular on the P4X page, ruthless film producers want to win her over for an own show. Several manly men are supposed to fight over her on a tropical island by fulfilling tasks. At the end of each day, the entire tribe may choose one candidate to leave the island. The producers call this "Xevivor". Not to be confused with a show of a similar name.
All of this is only a secret plot by 790, though. He wants to get rid of Stan and Xev so he can be alone with his stiff (the dead Kai) and so they cannot take Kai away from him. This is why he proposes an island, on which the next group of alien invaders are going to land.
Two scenes were changed so there are no more sexual allusions in the US TV-version. Except for the opening and ending credits, there is no time difference, either.
The opening is different in the TV-version, since the DVD-version only has one continuous opening.
DVD-version 30 seconds longer (not counted)
In the TV-version, only Xev's back is visible as she is taking a shower, the DVD-version shows a few more curves.
No time difference.
The US-TV-version shows a different shot as Tina makes Kai stroke her breast.
No time difference