No I hadn't. That's cool
No I hadn't. That's cool
They've Got a Secret
When a mummy Leviathan and a daddy Leviathan love each other very much....
Another good episode. Finally found out what D'Argo's real "crime", which was hinted at a few episodes. is. Poor D'Argo. At least he can survive in the vacuum of space.
Moya's pregnant? How did that happen? I thought the end was resolved a bit too easily, "hey Moya, we won't try to kill you or your baby. Let us live". Moya thinking: "ok then".
Quite a good episode establishing D'Argo's past. And also it was good for the whole "Moya" is alive thing
Till the Blood Runs Clear
When I saw that Crais was in this from the DVD chapter select, I thought I'd be in for a great episode like That Old Black Magic. Then I find out that Crais isn't really in it except from his hologram. No matter, it was still a good episode, not quite as good as TOBM but that's a lot to ask.
So the wormhole that sent John to the Farscape-verse from wasn't a complete freak of nature, but a consequence of him doing the gravity atmosphere skimming whats-it ma do dar. Interesting.
His idea to act like the Alpha male was quite good, also very risky but what did they have to lose? It also fitted with how I've seen him diffuse situations so far, ie making his point fairly loudly and angrily.
Does anyone on that ship like each other? D'Argo and Zhaan maybe? Rygel well... he's Rygel. Moya tried to kill everyone last ep. It's sad to see that D'Argo and John have excepted that they won't be friends, who knows that might change in a few seasons, at least D'Argo has excepted John as his ally.
Aeryn blind was interesting to see and her idea was genius. Zhaan was acting, as usual, a bit weird. Though her force powers to get rid of her scent was cool.~
Did D'Argo and Rygel get new clothes?
Flax is next, anyone know anything about the DC?
Have a happy 2012, well until December 21st that is...
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The director's cut turned out to be a comparison between an old unfinished version the maker had found on a VHS and the finished version. I stopped watching after I found this out and put on the normal version. I thought it'd be a different version akin to COTG FC
This was a good character development episode, lots of stuffed learnt about the characters:
1) D'Argo does care about his fellow crew and is willing to give up his chance to go home to save them. Just a few episodes in DNA Mad Scientist it seemed he'd do anything to go home, and that the crew were a secondary concern.
2) Rygel isn't always selfish, egotistical and self-absorbed but does think about the other crew members. He was also quite smart to think of that plan.
3) Aeryn's willing to put her survival training and instincts aside for the sake of saving John for an extra half an arn. That kind of irrational decision is clearly motivated by love
They kissed, quite passionately in fact. Obviously I knew something like that would happen eventually in the series, it's no secret that they get together. D'Argo's face was funny. It seems as if they both no deep down that they'll end up together. That's why Aeryn kept saying "never?" and John wanted to clarify that she was indeed female. They both know what the other is thinking. I wonder how long it'll be until they officially get together.
Stance telling D'Argo that he/she loved him was weird, and plain creepy
Weird and plain creepy is a common element in Farscape. Its why it is such a great series. It takes staples of a science fiction show and makes them creepy
In Young We Trust
Rhapsody in Blue
Meh. I didn't dislike the episode, but I felt that it's one of the weaker ones so far. Maybe that's because it was Zhaan focused and she's my least favourite character. Anyhoo, it was cool to learn about more the Delvians and their Force powers. Zhaan's crime was also revealed, the most peaceful person on the ship is also the one with a real crime to speak of.
It was cool to learn a bit more about John's past, Alex was a cool addition to the episode.
So a bit of Zhaan is in John and vice-versa, I wonder if this will play out in any way in the future
As a Stargate fan, I couldn't help but notice the similarity to SG1's A Hundred Days (which I've just found out actually aired months after this). It wasn't too similar, they had they same plot premise but they executed it differently from one another.
While I enjoyed it more than the last one, I don't really feel that I have much to say on it
This was a really good episode.
When I first saw Chana, I knew she around to stay simply because Sam played her in SG1's 200 Farscape spoof. I didn't ruin much for me, because there was only a few minutes where we were supposed to believe that she was bad and that she'd killed the blue guy (which is actually left ambiguous). She looks to be an interesting character.
Lucius MalfoyDurka is a creepy villain, calm and intelligent. I hope to see more of him. He's not dead so it's possible. Rygel has once again proven his awesomeness
A Human Reaction
Another really good episode. Again, as a Stargate fan I couldn't help but notice the similarity to SGA's "Home". While A Hundred Days and Jeremiah Crichton merely shared a plot premise, these two seem to share a plot outline: Looks like they found a way home---go home---notice things are wrong----find out they're actually being deceived by Aliens. The only thing different was how the characters/world interacted/reacted with the situation.
I was fooled for the longest time about it not being real Earth. I knew Rygel probably hadn't died, but I thought they'd just sow him back up and he'd be fine.... Though I was a bit confused on how they would get Rygel and D'Argo back, find the transport and go back to Moya... It was around here that I started to twig.
So Aeryn (she was the real Aeryn wasn't she), and John.... ahem... Are they "official" yet?
At the very start we saw Chana being non-conformist. I find that kind of attitude ("I'm an individual, I should break the rules for the sake of it") very annoying, I hope she matures a bit throughout the series.
Through the Looking Glass
I actually watched this one weeks ago, but I held off because I didn't have much to say and I thought at the time that I'd be watching more soon. But now I have and I've finished the season.
Not much to say here. It wasn't good, wasn't bad. Cool sci-fi concept, but that's about it. The ending was quite cheesy
A Bug's Life
This was quite good. Nice action. Sentient virus is a nice idea. The peacekeeper black ops were cool. Why did John bother with an "english" accent? I know it's supposed to make you sound "proper" but can the translator microbes even pick that up? He didn't sound right anyway, very few Americans can sound convincingly English (Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep are exceptions). Even Claudiayes I know she's Australian doesn't get it quite right ("darta?") though she's quite good.
I liked this one too. Crazy plan, all going swimmingly until Scorpius turned up. He's a very good villian, ruthless and intelligent. Good to see Gilina and Crais again. Nice to see the Ancients did more than just messed with John's brain, though couldn't they have just sent him back home without telling him how... It's interesting now D'Argo actually cares about Aeryn, though he does have a soft spot for female Sebations...
The Hidden Memory
Again, good episode. Poor Gilina, saw it coming though. She had to die out of necessity, she couldn't stay on the base they would have found her out eventually, and she couldn't stay on the ship because she'd be in the way of Aeryn and John. I dunno if I should feel sorry for Crais or not, he is a bit of a Jackass. The person Daniel played in 200 also joined the team, though he mysteriously disappears in the next 2 episodes.
Bone to be Wild
Not as good as the last couple, but still ok. The bone lady was creepy, but now isn't she just gonna be sent out the air lock when the peacekeepers find out who she really is. Crais is still having a hard time, but again it's hard to feel sorry for him because he's been such a jackass.
Good finale. It felt a bit too "finale-ish", ie everything had an "ending feel", which I found a bit annoying because I know there's more seasons. Rygel betrays them right at the start, seems like a Rygel thing to do but Scorpius says that he was lying when he said betraying the crew was his reason for being there - I wonder what the real reason is.
I don't understand why they didn't keep Crais locked up, that would stop him from doing something stupid like flying off with Moya's baby, though he did come up with a good strategy. Nice to see him become a bit less crazy, though I liked crazy Crais
Good cliff-hanger, though it'll be a while before I see it resolved.
Season 1 as a whole
I liked it, though the episodes ranged between mediocre and excellent. It'd be nice to see more consistency, but I suppose no show is going to be perfect every episode and it was their first season. I'd say my favourite episodes are: PK Tech Girl, That Old Black Magic, Durka Returns, A Human Reaction and Nerve/The Hidden Memory. I'm not sure I could make a list of my least favourite episodes, I found a few underwhelming but I don't remember them much for that reason. I would say I didn't like the Pilot that much for the reason that I felt thrust into the Farscape Universe a too quickly and therefore I was lost for a lot of it. It'd be interesting going back now I'm more used to the Universe.
I'll definitely pick up season 2 at some point, but it won't be for a while because I have a busy few months coming up and I don't want to give myself any more distractions.
Glad you enjoyed season one. IMO season 2 is even better, with fewer weak episodes. I found Chiana really annoying to start with. Luckily she dropped that weird inflection of hers that made every sentence sound like a question as time went on.
The "bone lady" was played by Ben Browder's wife, who turns up again as other alien characters. All of them argue with Crichton a lot.