Bonzo the Fifth wrote:
I wonder if that was the plan all along, to have these Earth plants be so important to the Scarrans....
Those flowers weren't from Earth. Crichton just made a bad joke and because of that the Scarrans thought that our planet is full of pretty little red flowers that enhance intelligence.
Yeah it's not exactly the same type of flower because Earth Bird of Paradise don't have a mother planet... that we know of. But it's still cool the bad guy aliens want to take over because of a flower!
I actually like the ending, it fits the show.
I listened to the commentary and the writer was like "this wasn't supposed to be the ending, we were thinknig of a 5th, 6th , 7th seasons". I can't even think of what crazy thing they would have done in season 7.