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).
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.
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.
D’Argo convinces everyone to help save some scientists in trouble before their spaceship explodes. They all agree to help transport them to a place where the scientists will be picked up by colleagues.
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.
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….
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chiana discovers a recording with Moya’s original Pilot. After seeing the recording and realizing Aeryn was involved, Pilot orders Aeryn to leave Moya.
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!
Note: This episode (2.10) was (amazingly enough) aired out of order with “My Three Crichtons” (2.13). It doesn’t make much of a difference in this case (unlike the way in which LEXX was aired), but it is… interesting.
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!
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.
This was a really jam-packed episode, and very suspenseful – a great start to the new season.
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.
A Pretty good opening episode full of nervous apprehension and action. As a pilot show, this had almost everything.
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.
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.
Zotoh Zhaan is a Pa’u (priest) of Delvia. She’s a 812 cycle (years I think) old plant with a very high intelligence
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.
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.
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.
Chiana is the latest addition to the crew of Moya. She is sexy, streetwise and an impetuous young thief.
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.
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.