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Lexx: Complete Season 4
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 2011
(First paragraph SPOILERS):
The big bugship Lexx literally comes down to earth.... or at least to an insane parody of it. During the series' storyline, Lexx has crossed between light and dark universes so many times, it's easy to lose track, in spite of the baldly stated fact that this is the "Dark Zone." Also, "Earth" (or this universe's strange version thereof) is apparently formed after the destruction of the previous season's allegory planets Fire & Water. And archenemy (Isambard) Prince was last seen falling to this Earth.

After the sheer surrealism and intense sexuality of the first "season" 's movies, the epic dramedy and friskiness of Season 2, and the relative seriousness of the shorter season 3, this final season, which operates like a second half of S3, takes yet another tone. As in S2, the universe (let alone Earth) is in danger of being invaded by voracious and hungry aliens, which include hordes of nasty little carrot-like robot-thingies. Complicating matters is archenemy and all-around trickster Prince, who's become head of the ATF (snicker), and who has rigged the latest U.S. election (sound familiar?) and has a brainless spineless Commander-in-Cheif to manipulate.

As before, there are parallel characters from earlier series played by returning guest actors, which provides a fun spin to watching the entire series.

In spite of the big alien invasion plot, this season's tone is sheer and unrelenting parody, sometimes of very farcical proportions, sometimes too much for some viewers. President Priestly comes across as so childish and simpering and annoying that his apparent real-life parallel G W Bush comes across as relatively tolerable (?!). Eventual first lady Bunny veers between sheer bimbo-ism and sweet girly-ness.

Our regular crew is still here, of course. Xev is by now a somewhat more developed character, and she goes through a lot in these 24 episodes. Kai is usually still Kai, but he still has a healthy arc. Robot head 790 is strait-jacketed in obsessive love and double-dealing that is not as funny as it used to be. Stan is a big disappointment, still the biggest jerk in the entire SF universe, forever changing his mind, avoiding conflict and travel, and always willing to keep starving poor Lexx to death. Another quasi-main character makes an entertaining return in the later episodes.

Sn4's parody is broad and relentless -- nothing is spared: the US and its presidency, war, small town life, television and the media, religion (watch for the new pope!!!), the US weapons fetish (sometimes via ATF), sex, porn, drugs, Vegas, Vietnam, vampires, scientists and geek computer culture, Shakespeare, "Survivor," golf, druids, teen angst, chess / "Seventh Seal," and lots of geographical parody (ie, which areas does Lexx damage or destroy? Pretty funny stuff). Oh, and the Pres goes through space shuttles like nobody's business.

It all builds up to a wild and crazy final five episodes, with the last three building up to a super-frenzied --and generally satisfying-- conclusion to the series.

The packaging --despite its crowded pile-up style-- actually works okay, and, yet again, there are no extras.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2013
what can i say its Lexx, if you know about lexx you will love it! it is one of the best sci-fi classics out there. right up there with farscape.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2014
ATTENTION TO ALL SCI-FI FANS LOOKING FOR AN AMAZING SHOW: This is the ONE show where they don't spend 99% of the time talking inside a spaceship. On this one, we actually discover a wide-range of new, strange, bizarre and original worlds and locations. OH YES.

It's ten times more entertaining, creative and imaginative than every other sci-fi series out there, except maybe for Farscape which I also bought the complete series and will begin watching when I'm done with Lexx.

Really though, I know some effects aren't good but if you can get past that then this is by far the best sci-fi series you'll get. With every new episode they dare to go even further instead of spending 99% of the episode inside the ship like all sci-fi series do and it's just so original you can't help but be enthralled by it.

You've got so many spots on the journey: they go to The Cluster, to Brunnis, to Pattern, then to Mantrid's Ice Planet, MedStat (space hospital), Luvliner (space brothel), TV World, the space jury, Vermal, 791's industrial planet, Nook, Ruuma, Woz, and that's only until season 2. Then you've got the BEST season which is S3 with the epic saga between the Fire & Water planets and its entire metaphysical plot about Heaven & Hell, plus all locations on Earth in the 4th season, like the stylish Transylvania episodes and the tropical beach in Xevivor, to name a few.

Lexx has something going for it that's rare and even exciting: it's just so damn imaginative. The plot can be hard to follow, the acting isn't always great, and the direction can seem pallid at times... but the art direction and just basic inventiveness and originality are remarkable. What Lexx does so well that few others shows can do is introduce you to a completely new world, something so fresh and bizarre that you can watch the same episode several times in different moods and have different experiences as a result.

And again, the art direction is ASTOUNDING: there are many scenes in this show, particularly the first and third season, that if frozen as a still and mounted as a poster would be better than the art in most people's homes. Lexx is like nothing you have ever seen before, or will again. It's very, very hard to describe it. You have to see it for yourself. You'll either hate it or, like me, join thousands who still think this is a series way ahead of its time, and the best & most underrated and underseen sci-fi to have ever graced the little screen.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2013
i like watching movies and have enjoyed yours. like the imagination, like the plot and like to thank you for the story
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 10, 2013
I came to Lexx late, having only discovered it at the end of 2012, but really enjoyed the first three seasons. The 4th and final season was not very good because they stuck the main characters on Earth, which turned the plot lines predictable.

The first three seasons were great, but not this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2013
Lexx is definitely ahead of it's time. I suspect it will become more popular as younger sic-fi fan discover it. Lexx is just plain fun. Lexx combines elements of Sci-fi, sex, and humor in a way that makes it truly unique, and a lot of fun to watch. I think Lexx may see a revival. Season 4 was a good, but season 3 was the best, with Season 2 laying the foundation for 3 & 4. I think a season 5 might have returned to the imaginative genius of season 3, but we will likely never know.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 2013
I had looked for this for a long time as i wanted to finish up the series. It wasn't as good as the earlier seasons but it had closure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2013
A season had to find & worth the price. Lexx is cutting edge beginning Sci-Fi. What a good looking cheap production & good story lines! Very nice!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2013
Very different Scifi series. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Special effects were good and hated to see it end so fast. Great
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2013
Considering this is not a new series, the graphics and special effects are really good. Too bad it's not HD
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