Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Monday, 26 March 2012
I ordered the first volume of this six part series and my copy from Cafepress (US) arrived today. The book is a sturdy paperback with nice clean print and is very smart, there is also a bonus CD interview with Peter Jurasik and Andreas Katsulas. Volume 1 is signed by Peter Jurasik.
Claudia Christian recorded a small video when she got her copy of the book...
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Season 3 Part 15
Into the Lion's Den (2): Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Getting ever closer to solving the riddle of wormholes John discovers his plan won't work
leaving Crais to come up with a drastic solution. With time running out Scorpius's plans are
derailed and the crew flee for their lives.
Wonderfully emotional episode and one of my favourites.
Dog With Two Bones
In the aftermath of the events with the Command Carrier the survivors gather to bury
their dead but meet resistance from the locals. John is hallucinating over what is and
what could be and there is a newcomer on board Moya.
Lions Den 2: Commentary with Rockne and David
Dog With Two Bones: Commentary with Ben and Claudia
Listening in with Guy Gross
Season 3 Theme with Guy Gross
The third season is probably the strongest of the four, it has a very strong arc and
some very imaginative stories with quality acting from the established stars and
guest stars. I also feel no shame in saying I well up every time I see watch the heart
wrenching scenes on board to carrier.
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Season 3 Part 14
Whilst toying with his new toy D'Argo has a fit of hyper-rage and injures John to
such an extent he is left in a coma but within his mind Johns subconscious plays a
few games. Lots of fun despite the underlying cause of events.
In the aftermath of losing her John we find Aeryn alone on an alien world seeking
something within herself and dabbling with her memories and thoughts of her parents.
Moya takes on board a damaged transport pod and offers sanctuary for it's cargo
of Peacekeeper prisoners alas there is a traitor amongst them. The Creature shop once
again went above and beyond in creating variants of races we had already seen.
On an alien world in a downbeat diner Scorpius deals with D'Argo and Rygel who
negotiate terms to bring John onto the Wormhole project. Quite a fun episode.
Into the Lion's Den (1): Lambs to the Slaughter
With assurances in place John boards the Command Carrier and begins working
with Scorpius but a wild card appears in the shape of Commandant Grayza.
The first episode of a two parter which is really the season finale in terms of out
and out story telling, the quiet before the storm.
Listening in with Guy Gross
Season 3 Part 13
Scorpius hits a dead end with his research and merges with the Crichton personality
in the chip to uncover an encrypted file. On Moya the search for wormholes continues
with an unexpected visitor offering a helping hand.
That's a quite disturbing episode.
Talon is influenced by an entity that resides in the atmosphere of stars and the side
effects cause all manner of strange behaviour for his crew. A pretty good Stark
episode but not my favourite.
Scratch "n" Sniff
A pleasure resort is the home for 10 days after Pilot kicks them off the ship, John
lasts 2 days and recounts the story to a very sceptical Pilot.
A weird and wonderful episode.
Infinite Possibilities (1): Daedalus Demands
Jack the wormhole alien returns demanding to know why the module was observed
travelling through a wormhole, the answer isn't Scorpius but someone else we've
met before. A welcome return to the show for Kent McCord
Infinite Possibilities (2): Icarus Abides
Faced with a Scarren dreadnought the wormhole knowledge in John's mind is
released by Jack and together they build a device that will destroy the dreadnought
but the consequences are shattering.
While the likes of Stargate and Babylon 5 have done great things with a characters
death the final scenes from this episode were epic, the Star Trek franchise doesn't
even come close to the emotional depth generated.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Season 3 Part 12
In a damaged tranpsort pod John, Chiana, D'Argo and Jool land on a collared
Leviathan only to find it's in a decaying state and crewed by monsters and a mad
scientist. Double or even triple the fun:)
Thanks For Sharing
Talon and Crais are badly wounded and they hide in the atmosphere of a world
where they attempt to buy a compound to heal the ship. Alas the crew get involved
with local politics and Aeryn learns that her mother is alive and is now hunting Talon.
Julianne Newbould plays Felor.
Green Eyed Monster
Onboard Talon the psuedo love triangle plays out complicated by Talon himself who
echoes Crasis's desire for Aeryn and mistrust of John. This episode was written by
Ben Browder and is both funny, dramatic and action packed, easily in my top 5 eps.
Moya is "invaded" by energy based beings which are capable of controlling the bodies
of those that take and the hosts are unaware leading to periods of lost time as the first
clue something is wrong. Scorpious is now experimenting with wormholes.
The Peacekeeper Retrieval Squad lead by Aeryn's mother captures Talon and his
crew and a duel of wits and emotions takes place while John and Crais battle a
couple of trackers. Linda Cropper plays Xhalax Sun.
Eat Me Commentary with Guy Gross
Green Eyed Monster Commentary with Ben and Tony Tilse
Relativity Commentary with Lani Tupu and Peter Andrikidis
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Season 3 Part 11
Season Of Death
Season 3 kicks off with John under the knife, Aeryn dead and all manner of double
dealing and back stabbing going on as Scorpius tracks them down even with Talon
in orbit. Well we all wondered how they would address the season 2 finale events.
Suns And Lovers
Trapped on a Commerce station which is believed to be cursed by the old gods of
the region aided by a terrorist group willing to sacrifice themselves to bring about
their beliefs. D'Argo emotionally damaged comes close to sacrificing himself but
John pulls him back from the brink.
Self Inflicted Wounds: Could'a Would'a Should'a
A vessel which can traverse a wormhole strikes Moya and merges with her.
Bound together both ships risk destruction but can the aliens be trusted.
Self Inflicted Wounds: Wait For The Wheel
Well the answer to the question above is no as the crew discover much of Moya's
damage is ongoing thanks to sabotage by the aliens who are naturally putting their
needs ahead of Moya. A surprising turn of events made more powerful because it
came out of the blue.
While visiting an historical site which offers a glimpse into the past a tear in reality
aided by Stark causes the crew to travel back to the events and land in the middle
of a siege. They discover much of the written history is not as accurate as they thought.
This is my not really bothered episode from this season.
Wait For The Wheel Commentary with Claudia Black
Monday, 12 March 2012
Season 2 Part 10
Liars, Guns and Money (3): Plan B
With Crichton the prisoner of Scorpius and under going the procedure to have the
neural clone removed is friends are still planning on attacking the depository in a do
or die rescue attempt.
We learn a lot more about Scorpius through his "clone" and even more so how much
John has become part of the family of Moya.
Overloaded with currency Moya flees to a planet where Rygel informs them of an
alien medical specialist who resides there. With enough cash John could be treated
and with the clone removed back to his normal self but of course who else do we
know that has had some exotic medical work done.
A rather low key season finale even with it's cliffhanger.
particularly the Princess one and making full use of characters and situations we've
met previously also pays off adding depth to the stories.
An interesting cliff hanger in the finale.
Commentary "Die Me, Dichotomy" with Ben, Claudia & David Kemper
Season 2 Bloopers
In The Raw: Directors Cut
Listening In "Die Me, Dichotomy"
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Season 2 Part 9
A mist surrounds a world and Aeryn has been missing a day after going to scout the area.
When she returns she claims to have lived a lifetime on another world and warns them
they must leave before they to are trapped. A rather touching romance which spans over
6 decades in the alternate time stream coupled with some good scifi.
The Ugly Truth
Stark and Talon/Crais return to the fold but the destruction of ships belonging to a
weapons dealing society has the crew of the Moya on trial. Not my favourite episode
of this season so much so it's not going to be watched as a standalone.
A Clockwork Nebari
A wonderful episode, quite dark with some gorey bits and mild BDSM between
Chiana and John but it's all wrapped up in a good scifi story which expands on
the Nebari people and their goals.
Liars, Guns and Money (1): A Not So Simple Plan
D'Argo now knows where his son is and what it will take to get him back but faced
with huge odds he finds little support from his friends and so he does something stupid.
Liars, Guns and Money (2): With Friends Like These...
The consequences of the failure at the Shadow Depository means Plan B has to be
put into operation but that brings it's own problems and ultimately a sacrifice on the
part of one of the crew. The final part of this trilogy is on the next disk:)
Commentary "The Locket" with Ben and Claudia
Listening In "The Locket"
Friday, 9 March 2012
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Season 2 Part 8
Look at the Princess (Part 1): A Kiss is But a Kiss
Stranded on a Sebacean world John the only compatible partner to a Royal princess
has to agree to marry her to prevent his capture by Scorpius.
Moya with Zhaan on board flee the planet in the hopes of drawing off the command
carrier and meet an unusual being.
Look at the Princess (Part 2): I Do, I Think
Political shannanigans abound as all parties manouevour to put their choice on the
throne. Aeryn and John's relationship suffers even more after John makes the only
decision to save his life.
Look at the Princess (Part 3): The Maltese Crichton
John loses his head, literally but finds comforting from an unexpected source.
As the alliances start to unravel the truths become known and a solution is found if
John is will sacrifice something important to him.
The Princess trilogy is to my mind the best trilogy on television, a good complex story
with a wide range of characters and the introduction of the Scarrans.
Beware of Dog
Faced with a parasitic infestation on Moya D'Argo and Chiana bring an
alien "hound" on board. A fun episode showing even more skills from Henson.
Won't Get Fooled Again
Now this is one freaky and disturbing episodes as John once more finds himself
back on Earth with his friends and acquaintances playing roles in his life after the
Farscape mission failure. Wonderfully written and just great fun.
Commentary "Won't Get Fooled Again" Rowan Woods and Richard Manning