Lexx: Complete Season 2
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Hailed as "the most imaginative Sci-Fi since The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (New York Daily News), Lexx follows the nomadic existence of four misfit characters who have inadvertently stolen the most powerful weapon of destruction ever made: a Manhattan-sized, genetically-modified insect-ship. This season, the crew encounters Mantrid, the former Bio-Vizier for His Divine Shadow. Brilliant but dangerous, Mantrid proves to be a viable enemy—especially in the edge-of-your-seat finale. Filled with eccentric stowaways, outrageous planets and more, Lexx: The Complete Second Season is a must-see mix of laughs and sci-fi action.
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The best character is Kai, played by Michael McManus. Jeffrey Hirschfield and Tom Gallant also do outstanding work voicing the fourth and fifth characters, 790 and Lexx, respectively, and many other fine actors and actresses appear, including Rutger Hauer playing an absolute evil dweeb character.
Most sci-fi shows don’t contain any nudity. Exceptions are, the pilot of Stargate SG1, Odyssey 5, some episodes of the second Outer Limits series from the nineties, Westworld, etc. There’s plenty of good stuff out there if you want to avoid nudity, but you’ll be missing out on some great sci-fi.
When I’m not watching sci-fi and fantasy shows I’m reading sci-fi and fantasy. Authors I like include Douglas Adams, Taylor Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Paolo Bacigalupi, Jack Campbell, Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke, Earnest Cline, Suzanne Collins, Abe Evergreen, Joe Haldeman, Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Hugh Howey, George Martin, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, John Scalzi, John Steakley, and Andy Weir.
They could have made the transfer better if they had simply added more discs and not crammed 9 episodes on the first 2 discs each, and then only 2 episodes on the third disc. This made no sense doing it this way, it was completely unbalanced. With less episodes per disc the better the quality of the video would be on each disc, there is no need to fit all that video onto a single disc except to be cheap. This would have been a better release if they had done it 4 episodes spread out over 5 discs, but I guess Echo Bridge wanted to take the cheap way out and literally save just a couple of bucks by squeezing too much video onto 3 discs.
The discs themselves are not labeled at all with episode titles or any number marking of any kind, until you put them in your player you don't know if you are watching disc 1, 2, or 3. This will be a problem for people who are not familiar with the show and don't know the episode order. They could have at least put some effort into letting the user know the disc order to watch in by labeling them "Disc 1" and so on..
Very cheap and lazy release just like season 1 was. The show is amazing and it deserved to be released better then it was here by a two bit hack studio. Amazing show to watch, but treated very poorly by Echo Bridge, who seem to have put more effort into their opening logo sequence at the beginning of the discs then in the actual disc quality themselves.
Habermann as "Zev" the siren of space and...well you know...a sex slave. It also had guest stars,
Barry Bostwick in the 1st film, Tim Curry in the 2nd film, Rutger Hauer in the 3rd film and
Malcolm McDowell in the 4th film.
Oh, yeah, and don't forget the "undead" assassin. Now that is irony for you, a dead man that
kills people. I am not even going to begin to wax eloquent on that idea.
In Season Two you will get twenty 45-minute episodes with the overarching story of each one
is about an evil scientist who converts all matter of the "light" universe into one-armed 'Mantrid
drones'. The evil scientist is called, Mantrid, by the way. At the end of season Two the Lexx is
sent to the "dark" universe AKA, the Dark Zone.
Now the fun is all in between Episode 1 and Episode 20 of the second season. I am not going to
summarize each episode because that has been done here and on multiple web sites. If I were
you, don't bother. As Mantrid pursues the Lexx, the crew is faced with some wonderful and
highly unusual circumstances. There is one cast change and no real guest stars to boast about.
The second episode, "Terminal" is the last time Eva Havermann is featured as "Zev". In the third
episode, "Lyekka", you will find "Zev" replaced by "Xev", who is still a sexy female type humanoid
character. The episode after that, "Luvliner", the crew goes to a space brothel. I will stop here
for the journey is the pleasure with this wonderfully creative sci-fi thriller.
The best part of this series is the discovery of how this crew manages to get through another
episode without getting killed or having sex (well almost). Even with a sex slave, Zev (and later
Xev), on board the Lexx, the anticipation mounts, so to speak. Well at least the sexual innuendo
and out and out sex, when it happens, is one thing that separates this from other sci-fi.
Season Two comes on 5 disks and is in a full screen aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and Dolby Stereo 2.0
sound. So don't fire up you 5.1 receiver because it won't add much. When you get to Season
Three the entire season is focused on two planets, 'Fire' and 'Water', and leads to more indecent
and wonderful adventures.
If you like inventive, creative, off-beat, sexy, funny, fun and...did I say sexy already? Well, buy
this season after you watch the first "season" of films. It is marvelous fun throughout the episodes.
By the way, Lexx was voted, in June 2009, 23rd in a poll by SciFi magazine in the '25 Greatest SciFi
I gave it 5 stars because of its style, plots, writing, and art direction. Excellent fare for the child
within that can't get enough of adult science fiction. It is a pleasure to behold.
NOTE: There are different cuts of these episodes out there. Generally, the ones cut for Europe are
a bit racier than the ones cut for the USA. The Puritan influence still manages to reach out from
the past and strangle us. The Seasons I purchased are Canadian and cut for the European market.
It is put out by 'Alliance' and has a number '114800' on the spine of the exterior box and spine
of the folding disk holder as well as printed on each disk. Good hunting.