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Old June 19 2011, 12:41 PM   #61
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

I liked learning more about Crais, and a shame about the cute blond XO. but the villain ruined it, I just thought it was stupid to the Nth degree. Of course, that is just my opinion and your others can enjoy it....
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Old June 19 2011, 05:28 PM   #62
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

Always love following Farscape threads. I think the next episode is the one that may not seem very important, but it adds to the powerful emotional aspects of a future episode in Season 2.

Glad you're enjoying the show so far. As for Old Black Magic, I enjoyed it, but it wasn't the best episode of the season. I think we got a lot more in regards to the Crichton/Crais storyline and at the time, I think it was needed.
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Old June 19 2011, 07:00 PM   #63
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

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Always love following Farscape threads. I think the next episode is the one that may not seem very important, but it adds to the powerful emotional aspects of a future episode in Season 2.

Glad you're enjoying the show so far. As for Old Black Magic, I enjoyed it, but it wasn't the best episode of the season. I think we got a lot more in regards to the Crichton/Crais storyline and at the time, I think it was needed.
This is definitely true. Up until this point, Crais really had come off a bit on a crazy side for his single-minded pursuit of Crichton in the face of all reason and logic. This at least fleshed out his motivation to the point that you could see why he'd go completely off the rails over Crichton's accidental killing of Tauvo.

Though what it doesn't answer (and what really never gets answered) is why his crew put up with his irrational behavior for so long. Sure, the Peacekeepers were an authoritarian organization, but Crais wasn't nearly high up the ladder that some of his subordinates didn't have channels to rat him out to higher authorities for dereliction of duty.
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Old June 19 2011, 07:06 PM   #64
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

Crais still comes off as pretty crazy in this episode. He's being manipulated a fair bit by Maldis, but it's clear his intense emotional response to brother's death dictates all his actions.

As far as to why his Peacekeeper crew puts up with him... it's pretty clear again, from "Old Black Magic" that only one of them is even aware that Crais is in violation of orders from Peacekeeper Command, and she gets her neck snapped all the same. Unless they know better, going against Crais is going against the Peacekeepers.
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Old June 19 2011, 07:46 PM   #65
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My day of rest is being pulled in three directiosn, Farscape, B5, and Mass Effect, perhaps I can get all three in.
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Old June 19 2011, 09:11 PM   #66
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

Crais becomes a more complex & more interesting character as time goes on.

When does everyone's favorite S&M latex wearing bad guy show up?
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Old June 19 2011, 09:24 PM   #67
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

^Yeah, Crais actually becomes pretty cool later on. I liked his line near the end of Season 1:

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Old June 19 2011, 10:07 PM   #68
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Crais becomes a more
complex & more interesting character as time goes on.

When does everyone's favorite S&M latex wearing bad guy show up?
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Old June 19 2011, 10:12 PM   #69
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Crais becomes a more
complex & more interesting character as time goes on.

When does everyone's favorite S&M latex wearing bad guy show up?
Glad he was kept around. One of the most memorable "villains" of all time.
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Old June 20 2011, 02:35 AM   #70
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Ok, two more episodes.

"DNA Mad Scientist" - ok....OMG THEY CHOPPED PILOTS ARM OFF! ... ok had to get that off my chest. I really was not expecting that. The actual plot is not bad, kinda cool to have a lab rat that has been uplifted as the main baddy. I also answers the question "Can Claudia Black look ugly in enough makeup. The answer is yes, but it takes a TON of makeup.

"They've Got a Secret" - I watched this episode, and after it was done, I was moving laundry when it hit me. D'Argo was ejaculated into space. Not ejected, Ejaculated....

BAhahahaahahaahahaahahahaaaaaa

I guess I am focusing on in all the oddball kink in Farscape, but being ejaculated by a living ship is one of those unique things. Also I must add that Crichton has to be the MOST unique SF hero ever.
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Old June 20 2011, 02:36 AM   #71
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Also I must add that Crichton has to be the MOST unique SF hero ever.
And that is why he's my favorite.
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Old June 20 2011, 03:04 AM   #72
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OMG THEY CHOPPED PILOTS ARM OFF!
That moment really says a lot about the show to me. Even one of the show's most stable characters, Zhaan, goes right for the arm and is obsessed about the data for the rest of the episode. When the chips are down, this is basically a motley group of ex-cons who are united mostly by having a common nemesis, a broadly similar goal, and the conveinence of hanging out on a spaceborne leviathan as opposed to trying to eek it out on one of the worlds they encounter in Uncharted Territories.

That is, it can be a pretty fragile social compact when you come down to it, and coming down to it can include severing the arm of the sweetest and most selfless character on the entire show.

I guess I am focusing on in all the oddball kink in Farscape,
Trust me, that is the right attitude to have. If the devil is in the details, then Farscape is lost in its oddball kinkery.

Also I must add that Crichton has to be the MOST unique SF hero ever.
I've grown to love Crichton terribly, and it's hard not to, really.
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Old June 20 2011, 04:10 AM   #73
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Well, my new giddy toys have arrived, the Farscape complete series and the movie/miniseries om DVD.

I seen a few episodes of farscape, nothing in order, just remember that you had a earth guy stuck in space, that Claudia Black uberhot, and some episodes had a slinky white chick, and they had really good puppets, and Rigal is hilarious.


However, I am going to sit down and watch it, mixing it in with DS9 and Babylon 5.....
Never cared much for it, knock yourself out.
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Old June 20 2011, 06:51 AM   #74
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Ok, two more episodes.

Also I must add that Crichton has to be the MOST unique SF hero ever.
Just wait; he gets a thousand times better, too!
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Old June 20 2011, 07:22 AM   #75
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

This thread put me in the mood to watch farscape tonight so I saw The Flax, Jeremiah Chrichton, and Durka Returns. Man it didn't take Black long to get hot, especially in The Flax.
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