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Lexx

4.16 Moss

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Release: Sep 19, 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...

The Season
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.


The Episode
Moss is a double agent. He pretends to be an FBI agent, but is a member of the American Freedom Rangers (AFR) as well. He's also a conspiracy theorist and thinks that the president is just a puppet of the ATF. Moreover, he believes the leader of the ATF, Isambard Prince, to be the devil.
The crew of the LEXX is happy about finally finding an ally and they help Moss to become the leader of the ATF, because Prince has been killed by Kai in an earlier episode and he hasn't come back to haunt people, as opposed to his incarnation on Fire. But after he was appointed leader of the ATF Moss has the crew arrested and convenes a trial. Moss takes the role of prosecutor, defense and judge...

The Cuts
There's one instance of audio censorship in this episode. Moreover, alternative footage was used once (because of sexual implications) and one scene was cut. So in total, there are missing 37 seconds.
00:00

There's a "Previously on Lexx" in the TV Version.

30 seconds



03:28

The opening credits are significantly shorter in the US TV version.

30 seconds less in the TV version

US SciFiUS DVD




33:13

In order to cover the side-view of Santa Claus, Prince pops up at different spots.

No running time difference

US SciFiDVD




33:52

A conversation between Moss and Kai, which refers to Kai's speech from the very first episode, is missing in the US version.

Xev: Kai, I want you to use your brace.
Moss: Tell me, son, what is this brace-thing? Do you use that to shoot up planets? To kill people? To peel oranges?
Kai: I have k-k-k-k... I have k-k-k...
Moss: Oh spit it out, son! Are you a k-k-killer or a k-k-kabuki dancer?
Kai: I have killed mothers. I have killed proud young mothers. Old... gold old mothers. Evil mothers.
Moss: Please, son, raise your hand when you come to the end of that sentence.


37 seconds




37:43

Audio censoring:
President Reginald J. Priest says "Oh shit." only in the DVD version. This was muted in the TV version.

No running time difference

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