Farscape : Prayer

May 20, 2015 in Farscape by Firebird

Aeryn is being held captive aboard a Scarran freighter captained by Jenek, who’s determined to find out if Aeryn’s carrying Crichton’s child. To discover the location of the Scarran base where Aeryn is being taken, Crichton and Scorpius travel through a wormhole to a mixed-up “unrealized reality” version of Moya. As the others wait for their return, pursuing Peacekeepers draw closer.


Aeryn is finally forced to admit that her child is Crichton’s but she puts up a good fight.



Meanwhile Scorpius provides the ruthlessness necessary to find out where Katratzi is and just as well because once Jenek gets the information he’s looking for that’s exactly where he’s taking Aeryn.



Farscape : A Constellation of Doubt

May 13, 2015 in Farscape by Firebird

Having overheard Ahkna, the Scarran Minister of War, mention the secret Scarran base known as Katratzi, Sikozu is sure this is where the Scarrans intend to take their captive, Aeryn Sun. Though Moya’s data banks have no record of Katratzi, Crichton’s sure he’s heard the word “Katratzi” somewhere before, if only he could remember where. Unable to sleep, Crichton pores over a documentary intercepted from Earth that examines the visit by “aliens” – Moya’s crew – and discovers that the documentary just might hold the key to locating Katratzi – and Aeryn.


The documentary is not desperately flattering.


Obviously some of the crew freak out the people of Earth more than others.


and Chiana causes trouble everywhere she goes.


The sheriff from the episode Kansas is now barking mad poor thing.


In the end Crichton realises where he heard the name Katratzi, it was in one of the unrealised realities. So he goes to ask Scorpius for his help, offering him a deal, Aeryn for wormholes.

Farscape : Bringing Home the Beacon

May 6, 2015 in Farscape by Firebird


While purchasing a camouflage device for Moya, Aeryn and Sikozu witness the nearby landing of a Peacekeeper squad led by Grayza and Braca. Chiana and Noranti choose to undergo genetic manipulation to elude the searching Peacekeepers. Aeryn and Sikozu spy on Grayza who has convened a secret meeting with Scarran emissaries. Aware that the meeting could have catastrophic consequences, Aeryn decides to assassinate Grayza.



The girls are doing well until Grayza and War Minister Ahkna arrive.


Braca isn’t all that bright if he didn’t recognise Chiana. Yes she’s changed colour, but other than that she looks pretty much the same.


It turns out that the Scarrans are much smarter than Grayza has given them credit for.


The upshot off all this is Grayza and Aeryn in the hands of the Scarrans but only Moya’s crew know that. The Peacekeepers have a fake Grayza spying on them and at any time the Scarrans might find out that they don’t really have Wormhole weapons and then all out war will break out.


Farscape : Mental as Anything

April 29, 2015 in Farscape by Firebird


Scorpius takes Crichton, D’Argo and Rygel into an advanced training camp where students learn mental discipline. D’Argo is confronted with the arrival of Macton, the Peacekeeper who murdered D’Argo’s wife, Lo’Laan, then framed him for the crime. When Scorpius forces Crichton into torturous anti-Scarran training, D’Argo must face the demons from his past… alone.


In which Crichton is tortured for no apparent reason. Yes, I know Scorpius says it’s ‘anti-Scarran training’ but I don’t see that at all.



And we discover that D’Argo was indeed innocent of his wife’s murder and her brother did do it. Also D’Argo is better at controlling his temper than he used to be.



While all this is going on the girls are off somewhere else looking for a part for Moya but that’s the subject of the next episode.

Farscape : Twice Shy

April 22, 2015 in Farscape by Firebird


Chiana purchases Talikaa, an abused slave girl from a passing Trading Ship. When the crew starts acting strangely and Talikaa goes missing, they realize she may not be as innocent as she first seemed. The crew tracks down the Trading Ship only to find its occupants have succumbed to a painful death, the result of neural harvesting by an alien arachnid. When it is revealed that the arachnid is Talikaa’s true form, Moya’s crew must hunt down Talikaa before they suffer the same fate.



Talikaa first hightens the crew’s prime characteristics and then harvests them taking Crichton’s optimism, Aeryn’s self control, Rygel’s greed, D’Argo’s anger and Chiana’s sex drive.


She’s sure an ugly thing in her natural form.


and the way her victims die is nasty


but the crew figure out that something is wrong fairly quickly and find out what they’re dealing with.


Luckily Noranti is too old to be of interest and Sikozu is immune. They allow Talikaa to harvest Scorpius and then Sikozu and a weakened Crichton follow her to her nest.

Main points of interest, Crichton and Aeryn finally get back together, Scorpius has definitely got a thing for Sikozu, oh and not for the first time the crew end up eating the monster of the week. Spider stew anyone?

Farscape : Terra Firma

April 15, 2015 in Farscape by Firebird


The crew returns to Moya – in orbit around modern-day Earth – to find Jack and a contingent of Earth dignitaries waiting for them. The aliens are introduced to an amazed and apprehensive public, but soon find life in the public eye difficult. As Crichton tries to readjust to life on Earth, his relationships become strained, especially with Aeryn. Meanwhile, a monstrous assassin sent by Grayza hunts for Crichton, and will stop at nothing to accomplish its mission.


Aeryn takes Jack on a tour of the solar system …


Chiana shops …


Rygel (surprise surprise) eats, Noranti is weird …


and on the other side of the wormhole Sikozu gets cozy with Scorpius


but the core of the story is Crichton. His relationships with his father and Aeryn and his growing realisation that he just doesn’t fit in on Earth any longer. By the time Grayza’s assassin attacks he’s already decided that they should all leave. The people of Earth know there are aliens out there now and need to get their act together.

Farscape : Kansas

April 8, 2015 in Farscape by Firebird


The crew travels through a wormhole to Earth, 1985, and Crichton finds he has somehow disastrously changed the course of time – his father Jack is now slated to fly the doomed Challenger mission. Lying low in Crichton’s home town, the ‘aliens’ use the timely Halloween celebrations to remain (almost) anonymous, while Crichton tries to revert the timeline – in the process putting his younger self in mortal danger.


We left poor Crichton, floating in space looking down on the Earth. As the outline above makes clear, he didn’t just go home, he went to a home in the past. His friends follow his voice through the wormhole and come out at the same place and time.

After that it’s a pretty typical time travel story …


with the inevitable Farscape twists. Rygel high on Halloween candy. Aeryn watching Sesame Street. Chiana seducing young Crichton.


Meanwhile back in the future and on Moya, Grayza and Braca arrive and we discover that Braca has been working for Scorpius the whole time. Unfortunately having discovered that Crichton isn’t on board Grayza leaves one of her agents behind to wait for him.

With the timeline fixed the crew return through time and we end with another cliffhanger, Crichton finding his father and 3 other people from Earth waiting for him aboard Moya.


Farscape : Unrealized Reality

March 11, 2015 in Farscape, Guest Blogs by Firebird


Crichton is sucked down a wormhole he correctly senses will appear near Moya. Within “wormhole limbo” he is confronted by an interdimensional being who is intent on discovering why Crichton was entrusted with this knowledge. The alien sends Crichton through various “realities” of past events to illustrate how dangerous it can be if wormhole knowledge is misused.



Most of this episode is Crichton talking to the wormhole alien and weird filler sequences.


The ‘Unrealized Realities’ seem to be an excuse to mash up the characters and they really don’t progress the story at all. The only real purpose of this episode is to move Crichton from predicting the appearance of wormholes to navigating them.


After finally exercising his abilities Crichton arrives not back where he entered the wormhole next to Moya but looking down onto the Earth. At first he’s delighted and then he realises where he is, floating in a spacesuit with no way to go anywhere.


Farscape : Coup By Clam

March 4, 2015 in Farscape by Firebird


While in quarantine high above the patriarchal planet Khurtanan, the crew shares a meal of alien mollusks and almost instantaneously suffers a violent physical reaction. Each crew member becomes bodily linked to one of the others, Crichton to Sikozu, Aeryn to Rygel, and so on. It soon becomes clear they have been deliberately poisoned by the local doctor and are being blackmailed in exchange for the cure



The poisoning is interesting in that it pairs up crew members, sharing each-others physical experiences. D’Argo and Noranti is particularly amusing.


The local political situation complicates matters. The women trying to overthrow the patriarchal regime aren’t a very friendly bunch and rather than helping Aeryn and Sikozu would much rather see them dead.


Of course it all ends up with poor Crichton having to dress as a woman and naturally some blind fool takes a fancy to him.


Unexpectedly Scorpious saves the day, first killing a rather nasty guy on Moya to protect Chiana and then risking his life by eating what’s left of the two molluscs so he can link with Crichton, Aeryn, Rygel and Sikozu keeping them alive long enough to get the cure.

Before they leave Rygel gets his revenge on the Doctor.


Farscape : A Prefect Murder

February 25, 2015 in Farscape by Firebird


The crew lands on a planet divided by generations of clan war. After experiencing strange hallucinations, Aeryn is subliminally coerced into assassinating a clan leader. When Crichton also starts having hallucinations, they must uncover the planet’s political machinations in order to prevent more killings.


So, either you’re going to be screaming “OMG it’s Father Jack!” or if you’ve never seen Father Ted it will totally pass you by.


Meanwhile fans of Star Wars ought to recognise this guy.


The episode has a strange structure, jumping backwards and forwards sometimes repeating, sometimes seeing events from another point of view until the assassination actually happens.

This guy is the villain’s henchman and the one responsible for creating the bugs that control first Aeryn and then Crichton, but once they realise what’s going on our heroes prove a little harder to manipulate than he’d counted on.


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