- "Good evening. Come in, come in. Sit close.
We have a guest for you.
A creature from the fourth dimension."
The album is a concept album about an extraterrestrial being named Ziltoid, who has infiltrated Earth society, pretending to be a beloved rock star in a costume, until he is outed as an alien. Meanwhile, a poozer from the planet Titan in Ziltoid's custody escapes and returns home, attracting the attention of Queen Blataria the War Princess. Now the forces of Titan are gearing to invade Earth and Ziltoid must join with the humans in protecting it and its supply of coffee.
- "From Sleep Awake"
- "Ziltoidian Empire"
- "War Princess"
- "March of the Poozers"
- "Wandering Eye"
- "Ziltoid Goes Home"
- "Through the Wormhole"
- "Dimension Z"
- Devin Townsend: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Programming
- Dave Young: Guitars, Keyboards
- Brian "Beevis" Waddell: Bass
- Ryan van Poederooyen: Drums
- Mike Young: Keyboards
- Anneke van Giersbergen: Vocals (backing)
Ziltoid commands you to read his tropes!
- Alien Invasion: By Blataria and her Poozers in Deathray and March of the Poozers.
- Anti-Hero: Ziltoid.
- Audience Participation Song: Z2 and Dimension Z are unsual examples, given the fact that the audience participates on the album.
- Baleful Polymorph: The humans hit by the Deathray are turned into Poozers.
- Berserk Button: The Planet Smasher. He hates musicals!
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Why am I talking to myself??
- The Big Bad: You'd expect it to be Ziltoid once again, but it's Queen Blattaria in this case.
- Call-Back: The Poozer speech in Deathray is one to Ziltoidia Attaxx!! from Ziltoid the Omniscient.
- Chronic Villainy: Ziltoid simply can't seem to keep away from being evil.
- Crowd Song: A lot of them, with two different crowds:
- The Poozers on Deathray and March of the Poozers.
- The humans on Z2 and Dimension Z.
- Did You Actually Believe...?: Well, he signed it in pencil.
- With his left hand!
- Empathic Weapon: Herman the Planet Smasher! He uses a special kind of Breath Weapon ...
- The Empire: Queen Blattaria's Poozer empire on Titan.
- Enemy Mine: Ziltoid is forced to team up with Captain Spectacular and the forces of Earth when Blataria invades.
- Evil Matriarch: Despite whatever she says, the War Princess clearly doesn't care about her poozer children. In-fact the narrator says that she is outright revolted by them.
- Evil Plan: Ziltoid has an extraordinarily devilish one, pretending to be Captain Spectacular's ally and betraying him in the moment of truth!
- Evil vs. Evil: The War Princess vs. Ziltoid.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: That is, saving Earth from Queen Blattaria.
- Guttural Growler: Devin uses some growls on the album, especially on Ziltoid Goes Home.
- HeelFace Turn: Ziltoid makes one when he learns that Captain Spectacular is his half brother.
- "I Want" Song: War Princess. Queen Blattaria really wants that coffee.
- Laughably Evil: Ziltoid and Queen Blattaria are two different shades of this.
- Lighter and Softer: It's precursor is much more abrasive in production and overall atmosphere.
- This one still has its fair share of heavy moments though.
- Million Mook March: The March of the Poozers!
- Not So Different: Ziltoid and Captain Spectacular, even though Ziltoid tries to deny it.
- Self-Backing Vocalist: Since it's Devin, this is a given, BUT it's not as frequent as on other albums, since the choir on several songs was sung by fans from around the world.
- Sequel Escalation: It's much bigger in scale than Ziltoid the Omniscient, adding one villain and a whole alien race to invade Earth with Insterstellar Weapons.
- Spiritual Successor: Obviously one to Ziltoid the Omniscient.
- Spoken Word in Music: A lot of it.
- That Reminds Me of a Song: Mmmmeeeeemoryyy..!
- Villain Song: War Princess is this for Queen Blattaria.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Ziltoid at the beginning. It doesn't last long.
- Voice of Dramatic: The Narrator!
- Wham Line: "We have - the same - mother!" - "Woah!!"
- World of Ham: Unlike the last album, this one has a much more campy, tongue in cheek feeling to it, making it seem more like a cheesy 50s sci-fi movie. Aside from Ziltoid himself we now have Captain Spectacular (unsurprising considering he's voiced by Chris Jericho), Blataria the war princess and even the narrator.
- You Fool!