Release: Sep 11, 2012 - Author: HuZim MayXX - Translator: Tony Montana - 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 robot-head, 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.
In the season opener, the US discover the LEXX. A dialog starts instantly. Unfortunately, the US President is nothing but a puppet of the head of the ATF who doesn't want the extraterrestrials being treated friendly at all. Instead, he wants to destroy the LEXX or at least he tries to do so. The head of the ATF, Isambard Prince, isn't a good human being at all. He's one of the souls who made it to the earth after Fire was destroyed.
When the President doesn't want to follow Prince's orders anymore, Prince gets rid of him by manipulating the election and puts a Vietnam vet, who was missing for more than 30 years, in the second highest rank of the US government. The highest rank is the head of the ATF, of course, which is secretly ruling America.
Unfortunately, the episode was only available without opening and end credits, so there's no exact time designation for the cut version.
The cuts of this episode with a length of 4 seconds in one scene only refers to the actual episode (without the credits).
Because the events of this episode are already in the past at the time of the DVD release, the DVD Version lacks the additional note "In the very near future".
The TV Version lacks a part of the conversation plus some following shots.
Cobra: They said it was gonna be a one-way-trip.
Mustafa: So what do we do now?
approx. 4 sec