Futurama: S02E03: A Head In The Polls

Futurama: S02E03: A Head In The Polls

This is another one of those filler episodes, entertaining enough but nothing special. Must be something about those third episodes of a production season (see I, Roommate).

Farscape: S01E03: I, ET

Farscape: S01E03: I, ET

The crew of Moya find a Paddac Beacon which could broadcast their exact location to the PeaceKeepers Their only way of hiding the signal is to land Moya in the swamp of a nearby planet while they disable the beacon.

Farscape: S01E02: Exodus from Genesis

Farscape: S01E02: Exodus from Genesis

Giant bugs that are able to replicate other life forms infest Moya so that they can breed. The ships temperature is increased, but to the detriment of Aeryn – Crichton attempts to save her.

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, Part 1

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, Part 1

I loved this first part of the miniseries however and I personally rate it a piping hot 31,999 out of 10, however I added an extra point for Sikozu making it an even 32,000.

Farscape: S01E16: A Human Reaction

Farscape: S01E16: A Human Reaction

This was an excellent episode, even if it was a “dream” episode, with the military base and Wilson being truly nightmarish. I also liked the fact that for the first time, John makes a decision about where his priorities to the Moyans lie….

Farscape: S01E14: Jeremiah Crichton

Farscape: S01E14: Jeremiah Crichton

The acting was splendid as usual, and Acquara really looked like a tropical paradise, but the back-story of the villager’s plight didn’t make much sense, and Neera was just too ‘cardboard villain’ for words.

Farscape: S02E02: Vitas Mortis

Farscape: S02E02: Vitas Mortis

The name of this episode has multiple meaning, which include something like “The Lives of Death” or “Death’s Lives,” or perhaps “Death’s Ways of Life.” In addition to the “life-related” meanings, there is also an alternate meaning to “vitas” which means to “avoid or evade,” which would give the title the meaning “‘To Avoid/Shun/Evade Death.” All of the possible meanings seem more or less relevant, making this the best-titled Farscape episodes to date, in my opinion. Puns are cool.

Farscape: S02E03: Taking the Stone

Farscape: S02E03: Taking the Stone

Welp, this was the latest in a long series of stories of this type, from “Star Trek” (the Old Series, of course), to “Logan’s Run.” Not hideously original, but the main story wasn’t too bad. The Rygel subplot was pretty lame, I have no idea why that was included, if not to show the depths of his depravity.

Farscape: S02E04: Crackers Don’t Matter

Farscape: S02E04: Crackers Don’t Matter

Wow! This was a great episode, and hysterically funny, albeit a little sad at the end. It was interesting to see the extent that John and the others knew exactly what buttons to push, especially John and Aeryn with each other.

Farscape: S02E05: The Way We Weren’t

Farscape: S02E05: The Way We Weren’t

Chiana discovers a recording with Moya’s original Pilot. After seeing the recording and realizing Aeryn was involved, Pilot orders Aeryn to leave Moya.

Farscape: S02E06: Picture If You Will

Farscape: S02E06: Picture If You Will

Astute readers will notice that this episode is 2.06, even though its original airdate was the week after “The Way We Weren’t,” causing a few minor continuity problems. If you think everyone is getting along just a little too well after the harrowing events of TWWW, you are correct, because those events haven’t happened yet!

Farscape: S02E22: Die Me Dichotomy

Farscape: S02E22: Die Me Dichotomy

This was one of those amazing episodes that keep you on the edge of your seat (or in my case with your hand in the tissue box). Now, I really do know why I love this show so much!

Farscape: S01E19: Nerve

Farscape: S01E19: Nerve

Whew, more Crichton torture, and one very creepy evil guy. Scorpius isn’t flamboyantly evil, he is evil because that is his nature. It is hard to convey how evil he really comes across in the episode; he isn’t over the top about it, like Maldis, say (“That Old Black Magic” and “Picture If You Will), but perhaps that makes him even more terrifying.

Farscape: Cultures: Nebari

Farscape: Cultures: Nebari

To an outside observer, the Nebari seem to be a peaceful, law-abiding bunch of people, but there’s a little more to it than that. 

Farscape: S01E01: Premiere

Farscape: S01E01: Premiere

A Pretty good opening episode full of nervous apprehension and action. As a pilot show, this had almost everything.

Farscape: S01E04: Throne for a Loss

Farscape: S01E04: Throne for a Loss

Not the best of episodes I guess, but there were some good moments and some funny dialogue.  Most of us will remember this episode I think, because of Zhaan’s brief absence of clothes.

Farscape: Character Bios: John Crichton

Farscape: Character Bios: John Crichton

John Crichton is the son of an ol’ spacedog NASA astronaut (once walked in space).  He has a PhD in Theoretical Sciences and a refreshing lack of machismo.

Farscape: Character Bios: Aeryn Sun

Farscape: Character Bios: Aeryn Sun

This is one of those rare people that is aggressive without being macho, pretty sexy without being helpless, she’s scary without being frightening and a bloody pain in the bum most of the time.

Farscape: Character Bios: Ka D’Argo

Farscape: Character Bios: Ka D’Argo

KA D’ARGO is played superbly by Anthony Simcoe. If you were to meet D’Argo in a pub he’d be being chased by a large group of zoo-keepers. – He would escape.

Farscape: Character Bios: Rygel

Farscape: Character Bios: Rygel

He is 26 inches tall but a very large character indeed.  What he lacks in physical size, he makes up for in gall and cunning.  He is lazy (he doesn’t walk very much, but prefers to sit on a hovering transport) and all the things we would expect a spoiled, petulant little brat would grow up to be.

Farscape: Character Bios: Pilot

Farscape: Character Bios: Pilot

Pilot is the rather unimaginative name for the pilot of the Leviathan space transport, Moya.  There is an individual Pilot in each Leviathan.  He comes from a planet where the dream of every member of his species is to travel the stars, steering a great Leviathan spaceship. 

Farscape: Character Bios: Moya

Farscape: Character Bios: Moya

Moya is a Leviathan, a race of living space ships.  They certainly don’t look organic, but Moya is curvaceous and sleek and behind the hull are numerous veins and hull tissues.