Release: Sep 12, 2012 - Author: HuZim MayXX - Translator: Sebbe - 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.
In the second episode, Xev causes a lot of trouble and death with her outstanding qualities. First, she and Kai crash with a moth and then get separated. Xev has to hitchhike and gets to meet a possessive and very jealous Texan. Xev feels quite comfortable in this situation because she's very naive and has never experienced any kind of love before, except for the love for Kai. She finds it even better that the neighbors also want her - but, of course, just because of her increased libido. She tells all of that to her new fiancÚ, who obviously has some issues with that. He and his neighbors shoot each other in the course of the episode and Xev, who tells everyone that she's from B3K but grew up in a box, is charged with triple murder.
In the meantime, Kai meets a group of nerds. At the end of this season, we learn that they try to figure out the mass of the Higgs boson. They made a short break when they heard the news about the extraterrestrial ship in the earth's vicinity and saw the moth flying down. They help Kai searching for Xev and, moreover, to communicate with 790 and Stanley...all with the help of their computers, of course.
Unfortunately, the episode was only available without opening and end credits, so there's no exact time designation for the cut version.
In total, there are missing 16 seconds within 3 cuts in the TV version.
You can see the space shuttle brake in the DVD version.
ca. 4 seconds
While in the US TV version it can be assumed that the ride will take a while, the DVD version shows that Rooster only drives about 100 meter.
ca. 9 seconds
Dougall is shown longer connecting the camera to the PC in the DVD version.
ca. 3 seconds