The second volume from the fourth season of Lexx
is leaner, more accessible, and funnier than its wild-eyed predecessor's relentless satire. While volume two begins with a swift (and Swiftian) assault on the lunacy of reality television, most of its energy is reserved for a suite of connecting stories that find sexy Xev (Xenia Seeberg), dead-man-walking Kai (Michael McManus), and vainglorious Stan (Brian Downey) on a comically perilous global journey. Convinced he's the king of Newfoundland, Stan drops by to claim his throne in "The Rock," only to collide with thickheaded locals, a troublesome doppelganger, and fresh mischief from longtime nemesis and American ATF boss Prince (Nigel Bennett). The best episode, however, "Walpurgis Night," finds our antiheroes in Transylvania, where Dracula and the old gang discover their classic legend undone by jaded extraterrestrial interference. This may not be Lexx
at its most inventive, but it's solid comedy. --Tom Keogh
From the Back Cover
The wandering outcasts aboard the LEXX continue their misadventures on Earth in this second installment of Series 4. After a reality-show parody in which luscious love slave Xev becomes the object of the game, the scene shifts to a big land mass out in the North Atlantic and then to a spooky castle in Eastern Europe. This SCI FI Channel favorite continues on its one-of-a-kind trajectory as villains from the past reappear in new guises and a crop of killer vegetables looms large. Includes the following episodes: 4.05 Xevivor, 4.06 The Rock, 4.07 Walpurgis Night and 4.08 Vlad. Starring Brian Downey as Stanley Tweedle, Xenia Seeberg as Xev, Michael McManus as Kai and Jeffrey Hirschfield as 790. DVD FEATURES: Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound, 2.0 Stereo; Storyboards; Behind-the-scenes photos; Production sketches; CGI gallery; Interactive trivia; Original uncut episodes including scenes not aired on TV; and scene index.