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FIRST OFF! Very good news over the Easter weekend:

Farscape Movie Confirmed by Rockne O'Bannon at WonderCon

News Briefs: Farscape's Creator Confirms That a Movie Is in the Works (by Tim Surette)

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Forgive me if you saw this in another story that @Rolamb or I wrote, but we want to include this little reminder for people who haven’t read any of our stories in a while:

A quick note before I begin…as Rolamb so eloquently put it in his Archer Review:

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Previously…On Farscape:



And Now… On Farscape:




The crew is driving Pilot nuts. Everyone is on the comms asking him if has heard anything from the planet’s surface in regards to Crichton’s surgery. None of them know what has happened because Crichton requested they all await aboard Moya while the Diagnosan attempts to remove the chip.



At the end of last season, Scorpy had the chip, Crichton was left speechless (literally), the Diagnosan was dying, and Braca had captured Grunchlk. And as you see – Scorpius has an interesting method of accessing the information on the chip.


Crichton thinks he is free of Harvey since the chip is out. Apparently, to both of their surprise, they are still stuck with one another. There is only one solution:



I just have to tell you guys, while I am a huge fan of everything Farscape, the 1st two seasons' credit sequence was at best “meh”. They changed it for season 3 and knocked it out of the park!



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Back on the surface, Kobrin has some frustrating news for Scorpius.




Apparently, his Command Carrier was delayed in battle and is still over 5 arns out. While Scorpy has little fear of Moya’s crew, Crais and Talyn are another matter. He needs them all out of orbit and on their way and the best way to make that happen quickly is to make sure they do not discover he is still there. To that end, Grunchlk may have some use.



But what Scorpius has planned isn’t exactly what he had in mind. And control of his mind is exactly what he is after.



As Scorpius puts it, “Simple mind. Easily dominated.”




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Rygel checks in on Crichton to find Scorpius’ work.



He contacts Moya and all but Jothee and Chiana (big mistake) make their way down on a transport pod.



They resuscitate Tocot but find Crichton a blabbering mess.

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With Scorpy in control of Grunchlk, the deception begins. “Grunchlk” claims Scorpius is long gone.



As Zhaan tends to Grunchlik’s gunshot wound, it is decided that they need to know if Crichton is still in there. And that he wants to be saved. D’Argo asks Zhaan to join him in Unity once more.



Crichton tells her to leave him alone. To go away. She breaks Unity convinced the evil remains.



“Grunchlk” recommends she do what the others won’t, and kill him. She is restrained by Stark and D'Argo.

In order for Tocot to restore his speech, they will need to “use up” one of the three Interon donors.



Stark is as appalled as Zhaan is as he can hear them crying out for release from life. Since he knows Crichton insisted no one is “used up” to save him, Stark throws open a freezer, killing the Interon instantly. He calls it a mercy. And now there is a tissue sample to fix Crichton. As Stark is into the “My Side Your Side crazy Stark mode”, D’Argo issues a warning:



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Aboard Moya, Jothee and Chiana are doing some cooking and generally goofing around. But it quickly turns flirty.



Feeling the pressure of D’Argo making her a kept woman, she reiterates that she does what she wants.



Apparently so does Jothee.

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Tocot is successful with restoring Crichton’s speech. Unfortunately, no one likes what he has to say.



But he listens to Stark's advice.



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Tocot who is investigating an open freezer. Not a wise move.



Scorpius wants answers. Now.



Apparently, Grunchlk made a deal with the Scarrans. Since this was the place Scorpius came when he had his cooling system installed, the Scarrans assumed he’d have to be back for maintenance. When the Peacekeepers came storming in, Grunchlk set the auto-release set in case Scorpius betrayed the deal. Which he did.

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Back on Moya, Rygel walks in on some of the funny business.



They try to distract him with food and although Sparky is discreet, you can tell he knows.

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The Scarran finds Grunchlk who has Scorpy back behind the wheel. He tries to tell the Scarran Scorpius is gone, but instead he has the person Scorpy has been chasing - John Crichton. Unfortunately for him, while the Scarran is interested, he in not pleased with the change in plans



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As Crichton, and D’Argo try to leave the surgery room…



…they are met with quite a surprise.




They have to make a decision on an escape very quickly as the Scarran burns through the door.



D’Argo makes the call.




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Stark joins Zhaan to prepare to transfer Aeryn’s freezer/coffin to the Transport Pod, Zhaan decides to do something so unselfish, so loving…



…and I am not referring to knocking out Stark.



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The Command Carrier has arrived. The problem is, getting to it, as Talyn and Crais are still in orbit just waiting for Scorpy to make a run for it. But Scorpius has a plan to utilize Kobrin’s well bragged about piloting skills. Crais is not impressed.



As Scorpius taunts Crais and Talyn the entire time, the Marauder makes its way towards the Command Carrier.



Crais is set on retribution for Officer Sun’s life.




Crais contacts Pilot.



Crichton is disappointed it happened so quick for him. And that he wasn’t there to see it.



He also decides to take the surviving 2 Interons back up to Moya. Since Aeryn was able to survive restoration, why not them? And they could be a link back to Earth. He feels he owes it to them.

He asks Stark about Tocot and Grunchlk.




They load the Transport Pod and make their way back to Moya.


Sometime later…



…Scorpius announces it is time to proceed to their new Gammak Base.



There is a neural chip of wormhole data to disseminate.

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Aboard Moya, things are going to get pretty awkward with these three.



But he is quiet. For now.

Aeryn and John finally have that moment alone.



But Aeryn hesitates giving in completely. She knows when people give in to love, their judgment is affected and people make sacrifices. And she will not allow anyone else sacrifice themselves for her.



Aeryn tells him.



Zhaan gave Aeryn the gift of her spiritual energy. She has nothing left.



And we begin to see why the season 3 premiere is called, "Season of Death". It is going to be a rough, dark ride.

- Edshrinker
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I did like how Aeryn looked just fresh from the dead though.



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See what a good nap does?
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I see, but do you :-)
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Cheap shot. LMFAO

I know you kid because you care.
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Yes I do!
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I loved Scorpiu's remark about the pilot/officer who was so convinced he could escape: "Plainly officer Kobrin overestimated his piloting skills". Scorpius has a kind of humour.

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He was a bunch of yuks the last eps.

"I don't need translator microbes to understand that"

"You can do one of 2 things with that Mouth" - he thought it saw hilarious to have Grunchlk NomNom his own fingers off.

"How prescient of you"

He'll be doing the 9 and 11 shows in the Gammak Base lounge.
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Although of course I wanted Aeryn back and knew she would be back, I didn't like the way they did it. The scene was filmed beautifully, Zhaan gave her best in getting Aeryn back and the rescue with D'Argo's rifle was great, but for me it was wring. As far as I know, Aeryn had really died in last season's finale episode and she had died of physical issues (drowned/low body temperature/something like that). The races in the boxes were not dead yet, they were in limbo in between, just before they died. I did not understand why they put her in a box as she was already dead. Then Zhaan gets her back with a soul thing that could be applicable for soul dead and the like, but for physical issues. And she was able to fire the gun without any problem after a second or two. It just didn't feel right.

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Well, many drowning victims in cold water can survive in a suspended-like state for up to an hour because their dodie temps are so low. You hear it all the time from kids that fall through ice. If they pulled her out in good time, that spark could have remained even though they could not revive her, If you needed a reason.

I'm reaching a little, but it satisfies my questions. It wouldn't have been as dramatic, but a slow recovery by Aeryn would have made more sense (as you said)
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In the next episode I'll probably just think 'glad she is back'and I'll forget what happened. Just ignoring my mind and going for the perpetual movement of the wave.
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Which one? Hand wave and Mulligan both = "ah, doesn't matter/doesn't count"
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The proverbial "hand wave" is easier when the rest of the show is so damn good. In golf, we'd all it a Mulligan.
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Learned a new English expression :-)
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The best scene for me was when Crichton showed Harvey that the balance of power had changed as the chip had gone and that he was in power now. Great options for later (yes, I know, there will be). It once was a good advice from Stark.
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And it was funny he admitted he was just made it up because it sounded good.
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Chiana's behaviour this (and the previous) episode reminded me again why she was my least favourite of the characters. We know f.i. that Rygel is untrustworthy and he acts predictable on it, but for her I even wouldn't use the word unpredictable. I haven't got a word for it, but it would tell a story about untrustworthy, unpredictable, egotistic, primal reactions, strange motions, etc.

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And immaturity. She is essentially a young girl who has had to live a life "on the streets" so to speak.
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yes, but life on Moya is not like living on the street. There is no issue like kissing up to the big boss. She just kisses up.
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Out of replies. Hell HUMAN culture looks at sex many different ways. Nebari, a whole new species, seem to use it as a universal tool (phrasing) as a means to an end. Here - it was the desire to rebel against Big D and thwart him wanting to settle down with her.

Who knows if they even like it. THey just seem to view it as a commodity (based on the Nebari we have seen)
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I know, but I watch it from a human perspective (be glad I'm not a Nebari). Aeryn changed from her original view of sex to something special between persons. That's something a human can relate to. The Nebari thing is alien to me (pun intended).
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She just sees SEX as the answer for everything.

Not saying that like it's a bad thing. Although it is in the case of D'Argo's heart.
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I will say it's a bad thing in the way she uses it as sex is the thing with the most human emotions (it is a human series) and she just doesn't care about the repercussions for any one else.
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The writers and directors have something with tongues in this series. This episode we have D'Argo specifically threatening Stark with something the others have done so many times over the last seasons as our photo's have shown (I tried to capture the tongues while kissing every time to show they enjoyed it obviously themselves also).
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credit sequence: They changed it for season 3 and knocked it out of the park! You like explosions don't you :-)
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Although this is the episode I waited for, and for quite a long time indeed, I can't help getting a bit misty over Zhaan.
Jothee is becoming more and more obnoxious.
John found a new pass-time: kick the Harvey! :D
Also it was obvious that a red-shirt would get it, not Scorpius...

PS I hadn't even noticed the hearts before, but rest assured more "hearting" will take place when time permits.
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