John in "I, ET"
I think that adequately illustrates the problem.
Oh, but lest you think the transformation complete, there is more damage, violation, and insanity where that came from.
Taking the Stone, 2x3
31 March 2000
Crackers Don't Matter, 2x4
7 April 2000
Chiana picks her way through the ruined ship, staggering awkwardly, and John is so wrapped up in his technical explorations that he fails to notice a damned thing.
"I did not immediately detect her departure because several of my control systems have been offline."
Passive-aggressive Pilot is passive-aggressive, and John gets a lesson in humility.
"Next to where you lived? That's disgusting."
"Age lines, dead spots. You're historic."
The Farscape Onlies are much more droogielike than the Start Trek ones.
John's hair is even more punk rock this episode.
Rigel finds the Head of Vecna.
"Everyone's so lame on Moya."
"Time to jump, darling."
Is it bad of me to want to chant RENEW! RENEW! during this bit?
"When I need a psych report on Chiana, I will let you know." John, have you noticed that Aeryn is demonstrating empathy and insight? No, because you are loosing your mind. I can tell, because you have Trauma Hair.
"All die, nixar."
Shot of John while Chiana is kissing the boy creature? Brilliant. Stern John is Stern.
"Thank you. Now benefit me elsewhere."
"Yes, it will." Zhan = love, love, love.
John has no use for space hippies.
"Any time I wanna jump ship. Any time I wanna leave. Well, see ya."
"Feel free to jump in here any time."
"It's Chiana's choice, John." God, this is a fabulous fabulous scene. (Starts at 0:42 here, for the unitiated.)
"I am lost. Must stay lost."
"You been talking to the lost people. You true smart."
And Chiana's life depends on John's ability to maintain.
"I had a pissing contest with Molnon. I won. I think."
"You are the pin-up girl for frontal assault."
John finally realizes that Aeryn has grown, and they bond.
"Whatever that means, Crichton."
Love the stern and parental D'Argo and Zhan.
"Wanna take it together?" Ahh, the glimmers of Crazy John that will be.
Never trust anybody over thirty, John. Never trust anybody over thirty.
"Never had any courage."
"Lately, do I seem a little crazy to you?"
"Hey old man."
"Hey little girl."
"I'm too old."
Fucking gorgeous episode. Oh, sure, there's the Rigel curse subplot. *waves hand airily* You barely notice.
Bizarrely appropriate pop culture references: "Of course it looks familiar. That's because these tunnels are exactly the same." And it's Aeryn for once. "Are we having a failure to communicate... here?" "Why does it always end in tears?" And, ahem. See below.
Random Muppets: space maggot, Visible Woman's fetus bubble
Bodily Fluids: Chiana's blood, DRD internal goo, worm guts, pusssssss. Drippy, drippy pussssssss. John's tears.
Deaths of named characters: Nirri... or is he? Oh, and Jax! Almost forgot!
Worldbuilding weirdness: Chiana is wearing a unitard. Then she is wearing belly makeup. Then she is wearing a unitard. How did Aeryn's prowler get wherever the hell Miri was? It cannot starburst. Cider jugs in space!
Moments of sheer love: So, about that Nirri thing. Have we noticed the resemblance of the Boy Creature to Jahn in the ST:TOS episode "Miri"? Oh, Farscape, the nerd love in me is this big: <-------> By all means, let us wear our homages on our sleeve. Peacekeepers can fly? They probably use a prosthetic.
"His name is T'raltixx."
"Anybody feel anything?"
Braniac has daredevil powers.
"I'm up in the maintenance bay, John, about to have a fight with Aeryn."
Aeryn has gotten over her distaste for technical skills.
Hey. That's a very nice blue butt.
"She's a plant. Put her in the light. Watch her smile." Pilot is love.
Aeryn's lifted-eyebrow staredown of D'Argo is fabulous. As is D'Argo suddenly noticing all the hot girls. *dies*
"Unless she's faking it. They can do that, you know."
"So why are you affected by it?" John gets it...
"Where's my ice cream?" John is learning a coping skill: Madness.
Evil Pilot is evil. You can tell because he's lit from below.
"No one is getting off the boat."
"I've got a plan! What do you say we all put our guns down.?"
First Scorpius hallucination! Drink!
"Try it, Medusa. Try it."
"That is good. That is fantastic."
Scorpius in a Hawaiian shirt, drink!
Aeryn and John John Woo gunfight.
"Private moment number three hundred and forty four."
"I'm not deficient! I'm superior! Humans are superior!"
"We are going to die."
"I dunno. It was just there."
Bizarrely appropriate pop culture references: Ginsu knives and Braniac and Yoda and carnival games. T'raltixx climbs like Dracula. Baskin Robbins, Ben & Jerry's, Good Humor... Gilligan and Mary Anne. Wonderbra. "Heeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!" Pilot as HAL. Scorpius quotes Shakespeare.
Random Muppets: There's gotta be some puppetry involved in T'raltixx.
Bodily Fluids: D'Argo's venom? Does that count? D'Argo's blood. Crichton's sweat. "It's puke?!" Moya's fluids
Deaths of named characters: T'raltixx. I think that may be John's first murder.
Moments of sheer love: Pilot and John arguing themselves out of cooperating against their own better judgment. Photogasms. Pilot dressing down Crichton and the human race. Pilot has defenses. Aeryn eating the crackers out of her cleavage. Mippippippi! John, you remembered.