Season 2, Episode 4: “Crackers Don’t Matter”
****1/2 out of *****
“What the hell is this?”
“Heat-deflecting paste. You’ll burn up in there without it.”
“Smells like puke.”
“I pre-digested it to increase it’s potency.”
And here we have quite possibly the weirdest, most fun, most disturbing Farscape episode so far. It’s never a good sign when people are crawling across the ceiling.
A blind-ish fly-man thing by the name of T’raltixx comes aboard promising to make modifications that will help Moya hide from the Peacekeepers and winds up driving everyone insane as part of a plan to…get a bunch of light. (I confess, I never quite bought the whole “my species needs light!” thing. What, he can’t just go out and buy a whole crapload of floodlights?)
As I said, this is a fun episode. Clearly the actors were having a ball getting to explore their characters going crazy. John and Aeryn arguing with pulse pistols, Pilot getting anti-social and twitchy, Harvey making his debut before he even officially existed, and, well, that disturbing scene between John and Chiana in the passageway. And in what other episode do we get to see John dressed up in a cape with a sword and shield and covered in puke?
“Hey Zhaan. How do we take it all back?”
“I don’t know.”
I’m still hating Zhaan’s outfit.
Aren’t pulsars supposed to, ya know, pulse? I could be wrong about this, but…
 Creepy, really. Kudos to the puppeteers.
 “Kill her! Then we’ll have pizza! And margarita shooters!”
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