FARSCAPE Revisited Mini-caps / Season 3, Episodes 1-4

25 Nov

The minicaps of season 3 of Farscape! With new titles! And more weird alien chanting stuff! NEW!

Stewart here…and fair warning, some spoilers lie within…

Hey, fellow travelers of the Uncharted Territories, its time for some mini-caps on Farscape.  Well, we’re starting the minicaps on season three, so let’s take a look back on the end of season two.  Nothing eventful happened, except Scorpius’ brain chip in Crichton took him over, made him kill Aeryn, and then said chip was removed, only to have Scorpius take it, and leave Crichton an incoherent mess.  See?  Nothing eventful at all.  So, let’s get down to season three, or as I call it, the darkest Farscape season ever!

“Season of Death”

The bad news starting out: Aeryn’s still dead, Crichton’s still in the surgical room and Harvey, the head Scorpius is still in his noggin’, and Scorpius is still on the ice planet.  Good news though: Aeryn gets brought back to life by Zhaan, John hands a mental smackdown to Harvey, and Scorpius  gets blown up by Crais and Talyn.  Actually the last one was a ruse, and Scoprius escapes with the chip.  That’s kind of bad news, along with Zhaan’s sacrifice to save Aeryn now killing our blue priestess.  Oh, and Crichton takes the donors to restore his brain with him on Moya.  That will work out just fine, right?  Short answer: no.

“Suns and Lovers”

An electrical storm in space brings up some tension on a space station, namely Chiana sleeping with D’argo’s son.  Yeah, bad call there, Chiana, like most of the things you do.  On the other hand, John and Aeryn try to save people and deal with the cause of the storm: a zealot terrorist.  Their solution is better than D’argo’s solution to the whole Chiana/Jothee thing, but on the plus side, he does find an awesome new ship.  Though his son takes off and his relationship with Chiana is frelled, he does get a new playtoy, so…yay?

“Self Inflicted Wounds”

“Part 1: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda”

While hunting down a place for Zhaan to heal and, you know, not die, a ship from another dimension catches Moya in its wake and merges with it.  Now both groups have to work together to escape the dimensional vortex they’re in.  Plus, Crichton discovers the unintended guests have been to John’s solar system!  And they also brought a space centipede!  And another one of Crichton’s “brain donors on ice” wake up, and she can melt metal by screaming.  Hoo boy.

“Part 2: Wait for the Wheel”

Looks like the guests from another dimension want to destroy Moya so they can survive, but Zhaan has other plans, namely taking the aliens’ ship and blowing it up with her in it!  Noooo, Zhaan!  And like that, we lose one of our original crew, but we get a new one in metal melter rich girl Jool.  So, let’s just pretend this is a good trade off of characters and move on, shall we?

I think this image of this character pretty much describes my feelings about this character.

When this season is known as the ‘season of death”, you got a lot to live up to, and these first four episodes do that pretty well.  We lose one of my favorite characters on Farscape for the introduction of one of my least favorite characters on Farscape.  And we haven’t got to some of the other big deaths that happen this season.  Buckle up, kiddos.

–New title sequence!  Actual episode titles in the show!  More weird alien chanting!

–“Can I get a ‘Hell, yeah’?”  Yes.  Yes you can, John.

–Looks like Crichton lost the part of his brain that should have told him to stuff a pulse pistol into the Scarran’s mouth like “Won’t Get Fooled Again”.

–Jeez, Chiana, are you just trying to wreck the only good thing in your life right now intentionally by sleeping with your lover’s son?

–Looks like that’s the last we’ll see of Greenschlick.  UNTIL….

I imagine this is what Jeff Dunham’s puppet workshop is really like.

–“Freeze or fry?”  “Freeze.”

–Man, the legend of John Crichton seems to involve a lot of raping and pillaging.  And taking eyeballs.

–Not sure if Aeryn picked the right time to take a sex break.  Just saying.

Umm…this is an awkward moment…umm….lets just keep going, shall we?

–Watching John “blah, blah, blah” out Borlik’s threats was just wonderful.

–What’s with the evil Pilot laugh when the psycho girl gets shot out?  Just…weird.

–“It’s Scooby Doo time.”

–Wow, Jool really put the finger on Chiana fast.  That takes some of the annoyingness away, but just some.

–Pilot vomiting on Stark.  Ew.

–“Yeah, I watched all kinds of Star Trek.  It’s just the order they’re in.”

–“I long for the dumpster.”

–Awww, poor Zhaan.  I guess that’s the last we’ll see of her…UNTIL…

–“Welcome to the Federation Starship SS Buttcrack!”

–“Wait for the wheel.”

–“Goodbye, you big, beautiful blue bitch.”

NEXT TIME: A simple visit to an alien memorial turns bad when some of Moya’s crew gets sent back in time and must save that planet’s history in “…Different Destinations”; a trip to a sick Leviathan leads to an alien who has discovered the other other white meat in “Eat Me”; Crichton has twice the problems and the pursuer of Moya and Talyn is someone familiar to Aeryn in “Thanks for Sharing”; and finally, jealousy is in the air as John and Aeryn help Crais and Talyn escape a Budong in “Green Eyed Monster”.

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3 Responses to “FARSCAPE Revisited Mini-caps / Season 3, Episodes 1-4”

  1. elizabeth ann November 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    The start of season 3 is amazing- from dead Aeryn to the crazy new characters. When I watched this season as a marathon, I couldn’t take a break during this season- the energy was too powerful and fast paced. Squee!

  2. stewartmoncure December 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Yes, I agree, this is a pretty good season (i’d argue not as good as season two, but rewatching this may change my mind), even if we had to lose Zhaan for…well, you know.

    • elizabeth ann December 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      yeah, was it a fair trade? no. but, seeing as the actress did have actual reasons and wasn’t just being a diva or something- i’m OK with the loss. and the *ahem* had it’s moments. few and far between, but they did exist. haha.

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