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24 Mar 2000 (US)
19 Jun 2000 (UK)
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· Cast & Crew
Evidently, Leviathans don't get laugh lines.
John, Zhaan, and D'Argo encounter Nilaam, a dying Luxan Orican. D'Argo agrees to assist her with a ritual of passing, but instead Nilaam draws on his strength to regenerate herself as a young woman. Only, instead of D'Argo's strength, she inadvertantly uses Moya's -- transforming Moya into a prematurely geriatric Leviathan, and trapping Chiana, who is stuck (literally) when Moya's amnexus fluids solidify as a symptom of the ship's aging. John figures out the problem, but D'Argo has become enamoured of the new Nilaam, and is unwilling to face the situation.
John: "Take a number, have a seat, no magazines...typical. [servant returns] Number 78?"
A common method of managing large groups of customers in the U.S. is to give each of them a number as they enter the premises, then serve each in turn by calling out the numbers in sequence.
John: "So, you...uh...you got the barcodes of a General, but you aren't one."
While barcodes are used for many different purposes, John is probably thinking of UPC codes, which are unique by specific product and package.
John: "So, let's get back to Moya and heat up some Irish coffees."
Irish coffee is a combination of Irish whiskey and hot, sweetened coffee, topped with cream.
John: "So, if she wants to rip out your liver, snack on it with a chianti, she can do that?"
Another reference (see "Durka Returns") to Dr. Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter, from THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS:
"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."
Translator Microbe Report
||liquid from Moya's amnexus system, used by the crew to wash clothes
||a symptom of old age in a Leviathan
||a strong substance: "Your butt must be made out of reinforced crandak."
||Chiana's nickname for Rygel
||component of Moya that fails on a number of tiers after Nilaam's transformation
||holy woman revered by all Luxans
||bowl of flame used to ward off evil (Luxan)
|Ritual of Renewal
||Orican ritual that restores youth and vitality by drawing life energy from another being
||room on Moya where the crew does their laundry in amnexus fluid
||an Orican's reference manuscripts
||Chiana's nickname for Rygel
Comments from Cast & Crew
Claudia Black ("ChickwithGun") & Anthony Simcoe ("Ploppy"), July 28, 1999
- Moderator: : Can you guys tell us any hints about things to come in the series?
Ploppy: We find out about the tattoos in series 2 as well as the whole "General" D'Argo story
David Kemper (& Ben Browder), September 23, 1999
Richard Manning & Andrew Prowse, January 6, 2000
Farscape Wrap Day Extravaganza, July 26, 2001
- Moderator2: <AnnieBW> to <Moderator2>: So, how did Crichton manage to find all of that hair gel in the Uncharted Territories? Or was it the "Something About Aeryn" hair gel?
SheldonWade: That was actually my hair-styling in Season 2 - I've now moved onto other characters. I'm now doing Jool.
- Moderator: <CrystalMoon> to <Moderator>: Claudia, Do you have any say in costume or hairstyle for Aeryn? Any preference for a certain look?
ChickWithGun: I am very in sync with terry ryan. i alway love what he comes up with but he always asks for my opinion. i have as much input as i want. they trust that i understand more than most, what is best for the character where makeup and costume is concerned. sometimes i have designed things so that they will suit the way i work on set. or in ways that will help the sound dept.i designed the vest with the two-way zippers...