Excalibur is stolen from a museum’s King Arthur exhibit – but don’t worry – Jake and Sid are on the case! Special guest star: Michael York.
Jake and Sid handle security, but do a pretty rotten job because a group of thieves sneak in (as part of the exhibit) and steal Excalibur.
The king is found murdered and the thieves are (apparently) to blame.
The Investigation Begins
The police arrive to interview all the witnesses. Android detective Winger is back, repaired and reprogrammed since we saw him in the first movie. He’s no longer working for the Tek Lords, but he’s still an ass.
Michael York blames his political rivals, the Roundhead Party, for the theft and he returns to England.
Visit to England
Jake and Sid also head to England and befriend an elderly cab driver who likes charging them extra money. How charming!
They visit a hacker guy who figures out that the thieves aren’t Roundheads, but just a group of kids who really, really like LARPing King Arthur.
Anyway, long story short, it turns out Michael York is behind all the shenanigans.
He killed the king and wants to revitalize the country’s Monarchist Party or something, but needs Excalibur to do it officially.
Michael York has a duel with the lead thief guy (who’s also Andrea’s boyfriend).
Michael York loses the duel, but he turns out to be an android duplicate. The real Michael York is somewhere else causing mischief; Jake duels him and wins.
Jake gives Excalibur to the thief guy and Andrea (will they return it to the museum?), and Michael York is arrested and sent to the freezer.
This film was weird and out of place. It had absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the TekWar films; it doesn’t follow the arc of Jake rebuilding his relationship with his son or conflict with Sonny Hokori and the Tek Lords. Not even Beth shows up in this film.
It’s almost like it was a standalone story adapted to the TekWar universe. It hinges on the fact that everyone, everywhere takes King Arthur very -very- seriously. It doesn’t really make sense that Michael York not having Excalibur means his leadership isn’t considered legitimate.
But Michael York is a nice guest star and adds some class. Other than him, though, there’s almost zero reason to watch this.