On the DVD: Mutant X Series 1, Volume 1 contains the following episodes: "The Shock of the New". Shopgirl Emma discovers her powers of persuasion have made her the target of murderous Mason Eckhart and his henchman Thorne. Rescued by Shalimar and Jesse, she refuses their offer of passage into the mutant underground and is attacked a second time. "I Scream the Body Electric". Captured while rescuing Emma, electricity-shooting Brennan is forcibly recruited into Eckhart's kidnap squads--can he be rescued or avoid corruption? "Russian Roulette". A gun that targets and destroys the DNA of mutants is being tested by Russian mercenaries. Mutant X needs it to cure Brennan and to stop Eckhart obtaining it. "Fool for Love". Shalimar falls for a GSA scientist whose cure for mutancy is more dangerous than either of them know. "Kiloherz". A fiery radical young mutant, Kiloherz, can travel in radio waves and inhabit electronic equipment. Mutant X need to save him from Eckhart and stop him doing too much damage. The DVDs also has trailers, Web links and interviews with Victoria Pratt (Shalimar) and producer Karen Wookey. --Roz Kaveney
The episodes featured are "The Shock Of The New", "I Scream The Body Electric", "Russian Roulette", "Fool For Love" and "Kilohertz".
This box set is worth buying for the interview with Victoria (Shalimar) alone, she is incredible in this! The only downside is how the camera fades in and out so we don't actually get to hear the interviewers questions, we just have to guess what was asked from Vitctoria's responses. Nevertheless it is wonderful, Victoria is very at ease and very honest, and lets a few things slip about season two, as does Karen when she is explaining some of the differences between the two seasons, the interaction between Victoria and Victor (Brennan) at the end are also fun.
All fans of Mutant X will love this!
I hadn't really heard of the series before, only perhaps in name and only the concept of mutants through Marvel's all-too-similar "X-Men" comics.
I'm sad to say the premise for Mutant X is almost as weak as the plot and acting. I find myself rather fuzzy as to how such a broad range of people are new mutants. That and Shea (Adam) can never step out of the role of Lex Luthor in the New Adventures of Superman.
I agree with another reviewer about Eckhart (the major doppelganger of the series), he's a lovable villain of sorts.
It's at this point I have to stress how 'camp' I found the whole series. This is in no way a bad thing, I like a cheesy series as much as the next 'got nothing to do' person, but don't expect a stirring plot similar to Alias, or even the humour of Buffy in this series.
Much to my dismay I found Victoria Pratt (I didn't know her name before this) from the hideous series 'Cleopatra [2025?]' is a main character. All she seems to do for the first two DVDs of the series is pout, or smile wryly and prance about a bit in leather feigning defensiveness of her 'pride' (she's a feral...you'll know if you watch).
All in all I was disappointed with the implementation of the powers too. Brennan spends far too much time rubbing his wrists together like an elemental cricket, whilst Emma must get whiplash from all the "telempathic glaring" [again, see it to know what I mean].
I've not seen the later episodes, having only the first two volumes. It's no blockbuster series, but for the laughability I'd still say to pick it up as it may even deem itself worthy of watching more than once.