Moya's crew actually start acting like a crew (Finally!)
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 02/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I do not know if it by design but the two episodes of "Farscape" on Volume 7 of Season 1 have a thematic unity in that they find Moya's crew actually starting to act like their are actually crewmates. In Episode 13, "The Flax," Crichton (Ben Browder) and Aeryn's (Claudia Black) Transport Pod becomes immobilized in the Flax, an invisible drift net used by scavenging Zenetan pirates. One of them shows up on Moya and offers D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) the opportunity to visit a Luxan ship also stuck in the Flax. Meanwhile, Crichton and Aeryn are running out of atmosphere had have to make some hard choices that will obviously remind you of "The Abyss." Any episode that has Crichton teaching Aeryn CPR is my sort of episode.In Episode 14, "Jeremiah Crichton," the earthman gets in a snit and goes out in his ship to get away from it all. Unfortunately the pregnant Moya reacts to this by doing a spontaneous star burst. A quarter cycle later we find a bearded Crichton trying to survive on the planet Acquara where he is fast becoming the odd man out in a love triangle. He cannot get off the planet because something is draining all the power. Meanwhile the Farscape gang has been searching every planet in the area looking for Crichton, mainly because of the insistence of D'Argo and Aeryn. When D'Argo and Rygel investigate Acquara they also fall victim of the power drain. Then things get interesting when the locals decide that Rygel is their promised savior who will deliver them unto the light. Now, I am not really sure why D'Argo suddenly considers Crichton to be a true crewmate and am also clueless as to why Rygel does the right thing two episodes in a row as well, but it is about time. Not that this will stop anybody from going after each other in the future. Right now my big question is what is going to happen on "Farscape" first: Aeryn and Zhaan (Virginia Hey) coming to blows, Aeryn and Crichton jumping each other, or Moya having her baby. I just started watching the series on DVD so this is all news to me and while I have yet to see any really great episodes, I think the first season of "Farscape" is stronger than that of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and we all know how good that one got down the road."