Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan
Voice of Dominar Rygel XVI
Old Nilaam / Voice of Nilaam
Voice of Pilot
Nilaam is the only female Luxan shown in the entire Farscape series.
During D'Argo's second battle campaign, his general was badly wounded, and his unit surrounded. Knowing his commander would not survive enemy interrogation, D'Argo took on the general's markings to save him. Before the enemy could see through D'Argo's deception, however, his unit was rescued and freed.
Luxans consider attending an Orican the highest honor for them to attain.
Chiana: (when Rygel's butt seals the breach in Moya's hull) Well, what do you know? He has made himself useful!
Crichton: This 'Ritual of Passing', how important is it?
Nilaam: You mean, why don't I just die like any other being?
Crichton: (laughing) Yeah, I mean, why don't you just die like any other being?
Nilaam: I could. But I don't want to. Do you realize that I haven't even seen another Luxan for nine cycles?
Nilaam: And now I'm too frail to make the journey home. Have you any idea what it's like to be separated from your own kind?
Crichton: Yeah, matter of fact I do.
Aeryn: Pilot, what is the normal lifespan of a Leviathan?
Pilot: Ah, many have lived over three hundred cycles.
Aeryn: What about your species?
Pilot: Normally a thousand cycles or more, however, when we bond with Leviathans we live no longer than they do.
Aeryn: So, when Moya eventually does die...
Pilot: I will go as well. I would not have it any other way.
Nilaam: D'Argo it is just a ship!
D'Argo: Moya is not just a ship! She's alive!
Rygel: Am I intact?
Aeryn: You seem to be all there, but I can't say I looked too closely.
Pilot: Decompression has ceased. What happened?
Crichton: We got lucky Sparky's got a big ass.
Crichton: Butt, hole--I'll explain later, Pilot.
(Moya's amnexus fluid has solidified, trapping Chiana's lower legs)
Aeryn: (throwing down a pry bar) Useless! I wonder if I've got any grenades left...?
Chiana: She's kidding, right? Tell me she was kidding!
Crichton: Well, with Aeryn, you never know.
D'Argo: Nilaam, what do you want to do now? (she gives him a very suggestive look) Besides that...
Nilaam: The spiritual realm frightens you?
Crichton: Losing those I care about frightens me.
Chiana: (about Nilaam) How could she possibly help us?
D'Argo: She's an Orican.
Chiana: Oh, okay. I'll repeat the question.
Gigi Edgley had a wisdom tooth removed shortly before filming the scenes where Chiana was stuck in fluid.
Though two different actresses perform the role of Nilaam (Melissa Jaffer as Old Nilaam & Anna Lise-Phillips as Young Nilaam), Melissa Jaffer provides the voice for both versions.
International Air Dates:
-This episode aired in Canada on December 23, 2001 on A-Channel (CIVI).
-This episode aired in the UK on June 19, 2000 on BBC-2.
-This episode aired in Australia on December 6, 2001 on Nine.
The episode's title is a Latin phrase which roughly translates as "deadly life".
Crichton: So... if she wants to rip out your liver and snack on it with a Chianti, she can do that?
Crichton is referring to the 1991 movie The Silence of the Lambs where Dr. Hannibal Lecter (play by Anthony Hopkins) confesses a crime to FBI Agent Clarice Starling (played by Jodie Foster).
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