Farscape

Season 2 Episode 14

Beware of Dog

2
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Aug 11, 2000 on Syfy
8.9
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Episode Summary

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When the crew hear rumors of creatures infesting ships in the area, they buy an alien tracker to remove the creatures aboard Moya. But it soon becomes apparent that the creatures could cause a lot of damage before the tracker finds it putting the crew in danger.moreless

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  • I liked it

    10
    This was a very good episode. It wasn't vital to the overall plot of Farscape but it it was good. The crew bring abord some infect cargo, and must track the parasite that is abord Moya. I think all the actors were great and the episode was very well written, I really liked the ending where we saw John and Scorpious playing chess together, so far we still do not know why John is seeing Scorpious but now Ayren is starting to know that something is wrong with John. Anyway this episode has many twists that i wasn't expecting. I really good episode.moreless
  • Dogs and Parasites.

    10
    A great way to continue this show.



    John keeps seeing Scorpy all over the place even though he isn’t, or is he?



    Meanwhile there is a parasite on Moya and Chiana and D’Argo bring in some sort of dog that love those parasites.



    What I mostly enjoyed about this episode is the look for the real bad one of the show. The dog could look exactly like the parasite and they first think that it’s the bad guy when it bits D’Argo and almost killed him and then it does the same to Rygel.



    I also enjoyed John being crazy again and talking to himself while playing chess.



    Meanwhile D’Argo is almost dying and Chiana blames herself.



    I enjoyed Aeryn as well and her reactions to the little dog alien-thing. He bites her and poops in her bedroom which was hilarious.



    What they eventually see is that the dog is the goodguy and shows a cocoon with Rygel inside. The other one is made of parasites and they shoot it and explodes into little parasites which they destroy.



    The episode was awesome, the parasites were so well done and the little dog was extremely cute, it was sad when he died in Aeryn’s arms.

    Also the conversation between Crichton and Scorpy was very exiting and they leave you waiting for the next episode.

    ‘Beware Of The Dog’ is one of the best of the season yet.

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  • Dogs and Parasites.

    10
    A great way to continue this show.



    John keeps seeing Scorpy all over the place even though he isn’t, or is he?



    Meanwhile there is a parasite on Moya and Chiana and D’Argo bring in some sort of dog that love those parasites.



    What I mostly enjoyed about this episode is the look for the real bad one of the show. The dog could look exactly like the parasite and they first think that it’s the bad guy when it bits D’Argo and almost killed him and then it does the same to Rygel.



    I also enjoyed John being crazy again and talking to himself while playing chess.



    Meanwhile D’Argo is almost dying and Chiana blames herself.



    I enjoyed Aeryn as well and her reactions to the little dog alien-thing. He bites her and poops in her bedroom which was hilarious.



    What they eventually see is that the dog is the goodguy and shows a cocoon with Rygel inside. The other one is made of parasites and they shoot it and explodes into little parasites which they destroy.



    The episode was awesome, the parasites were so well done and the little dog was extremely cute, it was sad when he died in Aeryn’s arms.

    Also the conversation between Crichton and Scorpy was very exiting and they leave you waiting for the next episode.

    ‘Beware Of The Dog’ is one of the best of the season yet.

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Virginia Weule

Virginia Weule

Voice of the Vorc

Guest Star

Lani Tupu

Lani Tupu

Voice of Pilot

Recurring Role

Wayne Pygram

Wayne Pygram

Scorpius

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Crichton and Aeryn are chasing the predatory Vorc)
      Crichton: (stopping the chase) Whoa, whoa, whoa! That thing gave us the slip, why would it come back for us unless it was leading us...?
      Aeryn: Into a trap. What else?
      Crichton: Right. As long as we both know... (they start chasing it again)

    • Rygel: You always expect the worst from me. Is it unthinkable that I might be here simply to offer the gift of my company to a shipmate in need?
      D'Argo: Yes! (Rygel wilts)
      Zhaan: Are you afraid to be alone, Rygel?
      Rygel: I knew you'd be here- that didn't frighten me! Why should blessed solitude?

    • Aeryn: That filthy little creature of yours is down in my quarters and is using them as a toilet! (the Vorc starts humping her leg) Among other things!
      D'Argo: It has to learn the environment before it can find the parasites.
      Aeryn: The only parasite we have is right here, and if you don't come and get it, I'm going to flush it out an airlock!

    • Chiana: Our parasite troubles are solved.
      Aeryn: Rygel's decided to leave us then, has he?

    • Aeryn: (when Crichton suggests they talk to the Vorc) Crichton, I know my translator microbes are working because deranged as it always is, I do understand what you are saying. But this creature can only grunt and growl, it cannot talk!

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (10)

    • Crichton: (after telling the Vorc he'll shoot him if he misbehaves) Oooouch!
      Crichton is doing an impression of the Steven Spielberg alien E.T. from the 1982 movie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.

    • Crichton: No, Aeryn, this is a good idea. Why don't we see if we can get the Incredible Vorc here to understand us?"

      A reference to the Marvel comic book character Dr. Bruce Banner, who after exposure to intense gamma radiation, would change -- usually at the most inconvenient times -- into The Incredible Hulk. Just as the Vorc had a mild-mannered form which would turn into a fiercer form for attack.

    • Crichton: Pilot, open sesame.

      The magic phrase that opens the cave containing a treasure trove, in the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

    • Chiana: What did you expect me to use, harsh language?
      A reference to a bit of dialogue in James Cameron's 1986 film Aliens.

    • Crichton: (singing) He's a Cinderella Boy... Oh, my, Bob... this is a... this is a big chance for the kid from the Uncharted Territories... he's about two feet off the green, here on the eighteenth, two strokes off the lead... question is... will he chip or will he use the putter?
      This is a reference to a bit of dialogue by Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) in the film Caddyshack.

    • Crichton & Aeryn: Sorry about the mess.
      Han Solo uses the same phrase after killing Greedo in the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars: A New Hope.

    • The Mummy:
      The scene in which the bugs come crawling out of Rygel was inspired by the 1999 film The Mummy.

    • Crichton: All right, riddle me this. Because we think we may have parasites on board, we get a Vorc, because someone tells us that Vorcs kill parasites. And all of a sudden this other critter shows up, this Ewok gone bad, bites D'Argo, poisons him, okay?
      "Riddle me this" was a catchphrase used by Batman's archvillain The Riddler. The Ewoks were the fuzzy, friendly low tech allies of the Rebels in Return of the Jedi.

    • Crichton: (referring to the Vorc) Look, Lassie here is trying to communicate with us!

      Lassie is a fictional collie dog that heroically rescues his humans from danger, often by cleverly leading the rescuers to the person in jeopardy.

    • Crichton: Holy body snatchers!
      In the novel (and later movies) The Body Snatchers, aliens from outer space replicated people and stepped into their lives, planning to eventually replace the entire human race.

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