A fugitive geneticist and four of his "creations" search for others of their kind while attempting to stay a step ahead of a morally ambiguous government agent.A fugitive geneticist and four of his "creations" search for others of their kind while attempting to stay a step ahead of a morally ambiguous government agent.A fugitive geneticist and four of his "creations" search for others of their kind while attempting to stay a step ahead of a morally ambiguous government agent.
it's been on for 3 season since 2001, however, a couple of script changes have hampered the show (like the elimination of emma, the supposed death of adam cain, the elimination of eckhart), it's hard to say where exactly the show is headed and what the status of the show is, but mutantx is good cheesy fun with signs of brilliance.
just like "x-men", the mutants are in what's called "sanctuary" where they train their mutant abilities and used to track the activities of the criminal organization known as genomex.
the mutants are led by adam cain (john shea), a scientist who had research mutant genes but the genes produced disastrous effects and bad mutants like gabriel ashlocke. at first as shown in the first 2 seasons we see adam as the good guy, a scientist working for the better of mind, however in the last season, we saw that adam cain had a hidden agenda. he created the mutants genes not so much to better mankind but for his own big ego. the episode in last season revealved that mason eckhart (tom mccamus) and adam worked together for genomex. when the mutants found out, they obviously didn't have the same relationship with adam, he was not trustworthy anymore.
so lets read about the mutants themselves:
forbes march plays jesse kilmari who can "phase" his body through metal, often coming in handy bypassing security locks and high security clearances.
Victoria Pratt is Shalimar Fox, a mutant like Wolverine who can smell enemies and kill them with her ferocious attacks.
Lauren Lee Smith was Emma DeLauro the strong telepath, the writers decided to kill of her character last season in somewhat of a disappointing cliffhanger. Her death wasn't received well.
Victor Webster is Brennan Mulray, who can harvest electricity and use it as a weapon similiar in a way to Strom from X-Men except he uses electricity.
Karen Cliche is Lexa Pierce (replacing Lauren Smith), a character that can teleport from one place to the other, obviously a copycat of "NightCrawler" from X-MEN.
So whats the status of the show?
This season Mason Eckhart was killed at the hands of Brennan Mulray, Adam Caine thought dead is not, however , he seems to be playing games with his former home of Sanctuary.
He pops out as a holographic image , offers advice then disspears. Emma DeLauro was written of in a very cheap way, enter Lexa Pierce who joined the team although like Adam, Lexa Pierce seems to have her own agenda.
Genomex has now been closed down, so a new organization called "The Dominion" is now running things and causing problems.
Lexa Pierce seems to be a friend of "The Dominion" and there seems to be a cat and mouse game there.
Several storylines have repeated themselves, the Mutants encountered a telepath from last season trying to kill them. A stream of killer locusts was set loose. A virus targeting mutants went into the wild, and from the last 2 episodes we have gotten a deeper background into the characters of Lexa, Brennan and Jesse.
Jesse seems to like Lexa, however, seems to be the type of girl who plays with guy's emotions. Shalimar and Brenna have their doubts on Lexa, which is growing as their brief communications with Adam Caine hint.
That's about it, the season isn't over yet and it's anyone's guess how it will end, next week's episode is All New involving the kidnapping of Jesse Kilmari's grandfather.
Avi Arad has developed quite a fun and interesting show, despite it being a ripped of X-Men however "MutantX" has enough going for it for a recommendation.
The action scenes are pretty good showcasing martial arts mixed with special effects, and the stories seem to get better every next so watch it.
- Apr 3, 2004