Farscape (1999–2003)
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Moya rendezvous with Talyn who is seriously damaged. They hide in the atmosphere of a planet to prevent the Peacekeepers from finding them. D'Argo and Rygel go down to the planet to find some Clorium, a drug that will help Talyn recover.

Director:

Ian Barry

Writers:

Rockne S. O'Bannon (created by), Clayvon C. Harris
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Ben Browder ... John Crichton
Claudia Black ... Officer Aeryn Sun
Anthony Simcoe ... Ka D'Argo
Gigi Edgley ... Chiana
Paul Goddard ... Stark
Lani John Tupu ... Captain Bialar Crais / Pilot (voice) (as Lani Tupu)
Wayne Pygram ... Scorpius (credit only)
Tammy Macintosh ... Joolushko Tunai Fenta Hovalis (as Tammy MacIntosh)
Rebecca Gibney ... Rinic Sarova
Robert Bruning Robert Bruning ... Rinic Bralanoth
Sandy Winton ... Rinic Tolven
Linda Cropper Linda Cropper ... Xhalax Sun
Jonathan Hardy ... Dominar Rygel XVI (voice)
Julieanne Newbould Julieanne Newbould ... Felor (as Julianne Newbould)
Hunter Perske Hunter Perske ... Bloy
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Storyline

D'Argo, Chiana and Rygel head down to Kanvia to pick up some Chromextin, the drug they need to heal an ailing Talyn, and become embroiled in local politics. Meanwhile, we have two Chrictons and an injured Crais. As Crais regains strength, he reveals to Aeryn knowledge of her mother and her roots - Aeryn was conceived naturally, out of love. Her mother, however, now commands a Peacekeeper Retrieval Squad who are Talyn's mysterious attackers.

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TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2001 (Australia) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jim Henson Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)| DTS (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Except for a few minutes at the end of the previous episode, this is the only episode in the series that has both Crichtons together alive. See more »

Quotes

John Crichton: Cross my heart, smack me dead, stick a lobster on my head.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Who's your lobster?
18 September 2015 | by lebedeff-27-786848See all my reviews

This episode is handed a whole arc-full of silly premises, but cooks up one of the finest 46 minutes of Farscape out there. It epitomizes science fiction: delighting fans with creative resolutions, dazzling casual watchers with beautiful visuals, and tickling us genre veterans' appreciation of heroic banter.

The tight writing is a key highlight, and it's directed toward actors who actually embrace their roles. In contrast to the woodenness exhibited in the last few episodes, this episode is refreshingly well-acted all around. The writers seem like they're letting the story breathe, and the actors seem like someone promised them ice cream if they acted like they gave a flying one.

The humor also feels more natural, sort of like in some better classic sci-fi movies -- this episode hosts great lines and moments which are iconic Farscape.

As for the visuals, this episode is excellent. The settings and camera direction are stunning. Down to the colors, the layout, many somebodies cared about this one.

My favorite Farscape to watch on a rainy Saturday afternoon.


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