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sf farscape pilot

"We all have things in our pasts we'd rather not have on instant replay."

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Courtesy of batwrangler, my handsome boy.

And now onto some Farscape.


The Way We Weren't, 2x5
14 April 2000

Picture if You Will, 2x6
21 April 2000



***

In which Chiana discovers that Aeryn has been aboard Moya before, and the others are for some incomprehensible reason shocked to discover that Aeryn was a Peacekeeper.

When Crais chews scenery, it stays chewed.

"That's fine, but I don't have to be interested."

"My relationships have tended to be somewhat..."
"Empty?"
"...painful."

"Officer Sun. We must talk."
 
Pilot is projecting.

"I wouldn't know. I spent the whole time with my collarbones chained to the wall of my cell."

Zhaan pulls it out so beautifully here. "In that world, that was the only kind of Peacekeeper you could be."

"Crais is a maniac, and his coveted project is an abomination."

"No no no no this is not good not good not good."

"We don't."

"I got my duty."

Farts:
Bizarrely appropriate pop culture references: 
5 cents, the doctor is in; three men in a tub;
Random Muppets: Other pilot. Also, I think Baby Pilot is a different muppet. Or at least being performed differently.
Bodily Fluids: Other pilot's blood and guts, Aeryn's blood, Aeryn's tears, Pilot's purple goo, Pilot's tears
Deaths of named characters: Since pilots do not seem to have names exactly, I think she counts, Velorek,
Worldbuilding weirdness:  So that's what the bottom half of a pilot looks like. John always wins rock paper scissors
Moments of sheer love: Have we noticed that the music for the Peacekeeper storm troopers sounds a bit like flying monkey music? Lt. Velorek, who I adore. Chiana beating the snot out of Rigel does me good. (I loathe Rigel.).




In which Chiana brings trouble back to the ship... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagain.

"Well in this case, it's a window in time."

Rigel sucks at subtle and incognito.

"I am being a concerned Luxan."

"Indefinitely. If I raise the temperature and maintain airflow."

You think they would learn about junk dealers and evil paintings by now.

"Are you always going to do this?"
"What?"
"Keep the entire world at a distance? Keep everybody away? Is that every going to change?"

"Don't shoot. It's me."
"All the more reason to pull the trigger."

"John, you've been a good friend. Whatever happens, it's been a pleasure."
"D'Argo... shut up."

I never much liked the Maldis evil magic episodes, and Zhaan gives up too easy when she's pretending to be a sissy--but I love the way D'Argo's tendrils waver in the breeze when he spins around.

"Ignore what I say next."

"I don't have a mustache, John!"

"I don't do requests."

"Who's the ugly old man."
"He's your basic evil vampire."
"He sucks the life force out of people."
"He just plain sucks."

"Leave me here."
"No."

"That was your plan?"
"Yes. Like it?"

"Sit back and enjoy the happy ending."

Farts:
Bizarrely appropriate pop culture references: 

Random Muppets:
Bodily Fluids: Zhaan's tears. "No blood. No guts."
Deaths of named characters: Kyvan. Sort of. Maldis. Again.
Worldbuilding weirdness: 
Moments of sheer love:

Comments

The Way We Weren't is probably my favourite episode of Farscape ever. It's wonderful character development for everyone, there's angst, and there's so much awesome acting from everyone, especially Claudia Black and Pilot puppet. That's one expressive puppet.

Best moment? John looking very surprised when Aeryn said she thinks she loved Velorek.

Have you read the Farscape comics?
One of my faves, too.

re: comics: Nope. No interest in them. Same reason I don't particularly care for fanfic.
They're not really fanfic, the story is by Rockne S. O'Bannon and the writer (kradical) is very very good. They sound like (a much too short) episode of the show and the characterizations are spot-on. The art is a bit hit-and miss especially for the human and human-like characters (but then again I'm kinda picky about this), but the scenery and wide-shots are gorgeous. They're definitely worth checking out.
I second the recommendation for the comics. I'm really enjoying the storyline there.
GRD is stunning. Which it looks like he knows! Head up and proud!
Ace is a very handsome boy indeed. :-)
He certainly is!
Gosh, that's a very good picture of a very good dog. (Hey, Batwrangler, good picture!)

Hey, an episode I remember. Gosh, The Way We Weren't rocked.
Thanks!
"My relationships have tended to be somewhat..."
"Empty?"
"...painful."

I think that might be my favourite moment in the whole of season two Farscape. Claudia Black gets to say a lot by implication in there.
GRD is very handsome indeed! What an adorable dog. My compliments to batwrangler, that's an excellent photo.

"I'm sorry, John. I'm afraid I can't do that."

Pilot was my favorite. Not entirely sure why. I vaguely remember fan discussion about how "Pilot" is not his name, but his title, an honorific, and that maybe one day we'd learn his real name... but I don't think we ever did. Or *I* didn't find out, anyway. :\

Re: "I'm sorry, John. I'm afraid I can't do that."

I think it's mentioned somewhere that his name would be in the Pilot language, and thus unpronounceable (or translatable) even for the microbes.

I was actually under the impression they revealed it somewhere in the comics, but, it looks like I may have been wrong.

Your dog

Does your dog let people hug him? Because even though I really doubt I will ever meet him, whenever I see his picture I so want to get down on my knees and hug him. He is such a handsome guy!