shows are my favorite ones. Everyone gets something to do to eliminate
the problem (whatever the problem is) and the interaction between the
characters is usually at its best.
week they need to work together to battle a space plant that’s
infesting the ship. The thing envelops Moya to the degree that John
& D'Argo fly out in Lo’La to shoot it off. Good idea, bad result
– instead of dying, the fungus merely retreats inside Moya and
continues to grow.
seems to faze it and only Scorpius causes it to back off. I got a kick
out of that – Scorpy’s the only thing that makes a fungus
cringe. Actually, it’s the blue stuff in his coolant rods that makes
it retreat and that’s the stuff the crew tries to use to kill it.
Granny and Sputnik dilute the liquid, and John and Aeryn slop it all
over the floor in Moya’s atmosphere control chamber, hoping it will
diffuse throughout the ship and kill the plant. Another good plan,
another bad result. The plant has already gotten into the atmospheric
scrubber area and it destroys the fans before they can disperse the
a pretty freaky pregnancy thing that Aeryn has going there. Besides
Crichton, Crichton and Velorek, I wonder who else is a candidate for
daddy. I’m hoping it may have happened with John before the two
Crichtons split, but even DNA testing won’t prove that, only that it
is or isn’t John’s child. Although perhaps there’s some kind of
test that would show the conception date. That would be…interesting.
Here’s something else to think about, ladies - imagine being
pregnant for seven years. SEVEN YEARS!
would Aeryn tell all that stuff to Chiana, anyhow? They’ve never
been close friends in the past, or at least not close enough to
warrant that kind of confidence. A little odd, but maybe Aeryn, either
consciously or subconsciously, wanted Chi to blab so that John would
find out. That way she wouldn’t have to be the one to break the news
appears to have a bit of a crush on Scorpy. I’m assuming it’s his
intelligence that’s attracting her and not his looks, but you never
know. Perhaps she should take a little lesson from the fungus.
won the election! I can’t imagine it going any other way. John
wouldn’t win because most of his plans that look great in theory
turn out to be terrible in execution and also, everyone is still a bit
distrustful of his sanity and his wormhole obsession. Aeryn? She’s
probably the second most qualified, but where was she since she
bailed at the end of season three? She came back with Scorpy –
that’s reason enough not to vote for her. Chiana’s a little young
and a lot unstable. Rygel is certainly old enough but, well, he’s
Rygel. Scorpius is really the most qualified to be a captain. After
all, he was captain of that enormous Command Carrier that the rest of
them destroyed; but he was never truly in the running for the job even
though he got more votes that Crichton.
were a couple of oddities about Natural Election. First, you’d think
the Peacekeepers would come up with a better system for birth control
than a seven year dormancy. They have inoculations for every disease
in the Uncharted Territories. How about one for birth control? And
second, how could Aeryn believe she could waltz back to Moya, tell
John she’s pregnant but doesn’t know who the daddy is, and then
expect him to say, “Okay, no problem?” She has to be smarter than