Lexx - Season Two (Boxset)
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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 Season Two is a must-see mix of laughs and sci-fi action. Includes all 20 Episodes of Season Two: 1 - Mantrid, 2 - Terminal, 3 - Lyekka, 4 - Lunliner, 5 - Lafftrak, 6 - Stan's Trial, 7 - Love Grows, 8 - White Trash, 9 - 791, 10 - Wake the Dead, 11 - Nook, 12 - Norb, 13 - Twilight, 14 - Patches in the Sky, 15 - Woz, 16 - The Web, 17 - The Net, 18 - Brigadoom, 19 - Brizon, and 20 - End of the Universe.
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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.
One or two old favorites from the movies of "season" one return a few times. Lots of Lexx staples continue: the love triangle (here a 3-to-1-ish scenario), unrequited love, Stan chickening out and/or being a jerk, Lexx's hunger, Kai's deadpan "the dead do not __ __" lines, 790's poetry and wisecracks. Also, anyone paying attention to the series will eventually see various actors return in different roles throughout the series, probably the highest rate of such phenomena in any given TV series. Includes some relatively famous guest actors. The scores are still good, too. (includes a strong musical episode, a good three years before Buffy did it). Still plenty of social commentary and satire to go around, too. Some episodes are better than others, and that's what sites like geos.tv are for. Still, you don't want to skip more than four or five episodes due to the over-arching story.
Complaints: cruddy packaging that loosely stacks the discs, and no extras.
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.