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Old December 24 2010, 07:08 PM   #13
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Re: Exploring the Uncharted Territories: A Farscape Viewing Experience

PsychoPere wrote: View Post
- Rygel's happy expression at the thought of D'Argo maybe having killed something on the planet in his hyper-rage is a nice reminder that these aliens "really" are aliens, that they are very different from, say, most of Trek's aliens. Speaking of which, I also appreciate the small touches that remind the viewer that Crichton is as alien to this part of space as the aliens he's encountering are to him.
This is one of my favorite aspects of the show. In most shows, especially Star Trek, humans are depicted as the norm and everything revolves around them. Even Doctor Who with all of its alienness (and lead character being an alien) does this, but Farscape regularly reminds us that Crichton is one of a kind because he's nowhere near Earth and no one is familiar with him. That's what makes his cultural references all the more amusing. When he goes on about Kirk or Dorothy Gale or whatever, the audience is part of an inside joke and those around Crichton just look at him like he's an idiot (or more of an idiot than usual). This is taken to a whole new level when Crichton's friends make human cultural references (either spot on or completely off).
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