History Farscape / TropesAToC

1st Jan '17 3:19:22 AM Dingbot
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: At the opening of the pilot episode, John tests a new experimental maneuver. He skims the Earth's atmosphere, hoping to pull away from Earth going much much faster than when he started. In reality, the kind of maneuver he's doing is used to ''slow down'' a spacecraft, not speed it up; it's how the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Reconnaissance_Orbiter Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter]] braked from a highly elliptical orbit down to a low circular orbit.
** Although from the newspaper at the start "Can a manned spacecraft overcome atmospheric resistance?"
** The point of the experiment was to see if a ship can get the boost from slingshotting around a planet without getting slowed down by atmospheric drag. Still qualifies as ArtisticLicensePhysics though.
** Not exactly. Slingshot maneuvers have long been proposed as fuel-efficient ways to accelerate starships. The issue would be (as Crichton indeed seems to be testing) finding a "butter zone" where the ship can use the planet's gravity to accelerate without being slowed down by friction from the planet's atmosphere.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: At the opening of the pilot episode, John tests a new experimental maneuver. He skims the Earth's atmosphere, hoping to pull away from Earth going much much faster than when he started. In reality, the kind of maneuver he's doing is used to ''slow down'' a spacecraft, not speed it up; it's how the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Reconnaissance_Orbiter Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter]] braked from a highly elliptical orbit down to a low circular orbit.\n** Although from the newspaper at the start "Can a manned spacecraft overcome atmospheric resistance?"\n** The point of the experiment was to see if a ship can get the boost from slingshotting around a planet without getting slowed down by atmospheric drag. Still qualifies as ArtisticLicensePhysics though.\n** Not exactly. Slingshot maneuvers have long been proposed as fuel-efficient ways to accelerate starships. The issue would be (as Crichton indeed seems to be testing) finding a "butter zone" where the ship can use the planet's gravity to accelerate without being slowed down by friction from the planet's atmosphere.
1st Nov '16 9:44:19 PM MrFebreze
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* CerebusSyndrome: Why else do you expect from Season 3 premiere titled "Season of Death"? The makers of the show chose that title for a reason. David Kemper himself stated in an interview when the show was still on the air that it was a declaration of what the season was going to be about.
30th Oct '16 8:42:16 AM MrFebreze
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* AmbiguousCloneEnding: "Eat Me". Chiana's reaction to her copy is pure denial, which is pretty convenient seeing as she left her twin for dead. D'Argo is less-convinced about his own twin. It's very possible that the original pair died aboard the Leviathan, and the original Crichton dies in "Icarus Abides".
14th Oct '16 1:42:35 AM Winter
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* AlienCatnip: In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mQzmK670yI this scene]] of “Kansas”, the cast are visiting Earth during Halloween, and Rygel discovers human candy. High on the candy, he asks John, "How illegal is this dren? You've gotta get me more! I don't care what it costs!" Later, in "A Constellation Of Doubt," he points out that most species consider refined sucrose to be an addictive poison. In a later episode ("A Constellation of Doubt"), Rygel even comments that most species consider refined sucrose to be an addictive poison. So it's existence wasn't unknown to him, but he was unprepared for the abundance. As Earth isn't that [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad politically correct]] ''[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1290118/Hospitals-ban-sugar-tea-machines-poses-health-risk.html quite]]'' '''[[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,485504,00.html yet]]''', it's available everywhere, and Rygel is indulging himself. To humans, it’s a cheap high. To aliens who are not used to being able to pick up hundreds of calories in the palm of their hand? Alien Catnip.

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* AlienCatnip: In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mQzmK670yI this scene]] of “Kansas”, the cast are visiting Earth during Halloween, and Rygel discovers human candy. High on the candy, he asks John, "How illegal is this dren? You've gotta get me more! I don't care what it costs!" Later, in "A Constellation Of Doubt," he points out that most species consider refined sucrose to be an addictive poison. costs!" In a later episode ("A Constellation of Doubt"), Rygel even comments that most species consider refined sucrose to be an addictive poison. So it's existence wasn't unknown to him, but he was unprepared for the abundance. As Earth isn't that [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad politically correct]] ''[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1290118/Hospitals-ban-sugar-tea-machines-poses-health-risk.html quite]]'' '''[[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,485504,00.html yet]]''', it's available everywhere, and Rygel is indulging himself. To humans, it’s a cheap high. To aliens who are not used to being able to pick up hundreds of calories in the palm of their hand? Alien Catnip.
13th Oct '16 7:40:20 AM Kalaong
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* AlienCatnip: In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mQzmK670yI this scene]] of “Kansas”, the cast are visiting Earth during Halloween, and Rygel is gets high on candy. High on the candy, he asks John, "How illegal is this dren? You've gotta get me more! I don't care what it costs!" Later, in "A Constellation Of Doubt," he points out that most species consider refined sucrose to be an addictive poison. In a later episode ("A Constellation of Doubt"), Rygel even comments that most species consider refined sucrose to be an addictive poison. So it's existence wasn't unknown to him, but he was unprepared for the abundance. As Earth isn't that [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad politically correct]] ''[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1290118/Hospitals-ban-sugar-tea-machines-poses-health-risk.html quite]]'' '''[[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,485504,00.html yet]]''', it's available everywhere, and Rygel is indulging himself. To humans, it’s a cheap high. To aliens who are not used to being able to pick up hundreds of calories in the palm of their hand? Alien Catnip.

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* AlienCatnip: In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mQzmK670yI this scene]] of “Kansas”, the cast are visiting Earth during Halloween, and Rygel is gets high on discovers human candy. High on the candy, he asks John, "How illegal is this dren? You've gotta get me more! I don't care what it costs!" Later, in "A Constellation Of Doubt," he points out that most species consider refined sucrose to be an addictive poison. In a later episode ("A Constellation of Doubt"), Rygel even comments that most species consider refined sucrose to be an addictive poison. So it's existence wasn't unknown to him, but he was unprepared for the abundance. As Earth isn't that [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad politically correct]] ''[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1290118/Hospitals-ban-sugar-tea-machines-poses-health-risk.html quite]]'' '''[[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,485504,00.html yet]]''', it's available everywhere, and Rygel is indulging himself. To humans, it’s a cheap high. To aliens who are not used to being able to pick up hundreds of calories in the palm of their hand? Alien Catnip.
21st Aug '16 9:39:12 PM gjjones
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* BadGuysDoTheDiryWork: In the episode "Prayer", it's ambiguous whether or not John knew Scorpius was going to [[spoiler:kill the merged Chiana-Aeryn]] when he brought him along to the alternate universe, but it's what had to be done.

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* BadGuysDoTheDiryWork: BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: In the episode "Prayer", it's ambiguous whether or not John knew Scorpius was going to [[spoiler:kill the merged Chiana-Aeryn]] when he brought him along to the alternate universe, but it's what had to be done.
21st Aug '16 9:38:57 PM gjjones
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* BadassBeard: D'Argo and Crais. Braca grows a goatee in time for ''The Peacekeeper Wars''.



* BadGuysDoTheDiryWork: In the episode "Prayer", it's ambiguous whether or not John knew Scorpius was going to [[spoiler:kill the merged Chiana-Aeryn]] when he brought him along to the alternate universe, but it's what had to be done.



* BeardOfAwesome: D'Argo and Crais. Braca grows a goatee in time for ''The Peacekeeper Wars''.



* BigDamnKiss: John and Aeryn, in the middle of a battle, right after she's just had their son, with StuffBlowingUp all around them. And it is epic.
* BigDamnVillains: In the episode "Prayer", it's ambiguous whether or not John knew Scorpius was going to [[spoiler:kill the merged Chiana-Aeryn]] when he brought him along to the alternate universe, but it's what had to be done.

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* BigDamnKiss: TheBigDamnKiss: John and Aeryn, in the middle of a battle, right after she's just had their son, with StuffBlowingUp all around them. And it is epic.
* BigDamnVillains: In the episode "Prayer", it's ambiguous whether or not John knew Scorpius was going to [[spoiler:kill the merged Chiana-Aeryn]] when he brought him along to the alternate universe, but it's what had to be done.
epic.



* BitterSweetEnding

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* BitterSweetEndingBittersweetEnding
9th Aug '16 7:12:11 AM Kalaong
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* AlienCatnip: In the episode "Kansas", Rygel starts stealing candy from trick-or-treating children. High on the candy, he asks John, "How illegal is this dren? You've gotta get me more! I don't care what it costs!" Later, in "A Constellation Of Doubt," he points out that most species consider refined sucrose to be an addictive poison. As Earth isn't that [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad politically correct]] ''[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1290118/Hospitals-ban-sugar-tea-machines-poses-health-risk.html quite]]'' '''[[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,485504,00.html yet]]''', it's available everywhere, and Rygel is indulging himself.

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* AlienCatnip: In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mQzmK670yI this scene]] of “Kansas”, the episode "Kansas", cast are visiting Earth during Halloween, and Rygel starts stealing candy from trick-or-treating children.is gets high on candy. High on the candy, he asks John, "How illegal is this dren? You've gotta get me more! I don't care what it costs!" Later, in "A Constellation Of Doubt," he points out that most species consider refined sucrose to be an addictive poison. In a later episode ("A Constellation of Doubt"), Rygel even comments that most species consider refined sucrose to be an addictive poison. So it's existence wasn't unknown to him, but he was unprepared for the abundance. As Earth isn't that [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad politically correct]] ''[[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1290118/Hospitals-ban-sugar-tea-machines-poses-health-risk.html quite]]'' '''[[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,485504,00.html yet]]''', it's available everywhere, and Rygel is indulging himself. To humans, it’s a cheap high. To aliens who are not used to being able to pick up hundreds of calories in the palm of their hand? Alien Catnip.
1st Jun '16 8:41:06 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* CloseEnoughTimeline: Played very darkly in ''...Different Destinations''. The original timeline had a battle end in an honorable surrender that ended the war. The final timeline had the battle end in a crazed massacre of civilians that so horrified both sides the war was ended. This was the best they could do; in all the other versions we see the planet was depopulated (or sterilized... or totally destroyed) in a much longer and nastier war.
30th Mar '16 8:24:01 PM CaiusCaligula
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* ArcWords: "My side! Your side! My side! Your side!"
** Also, for season four: "Unrealized realities."
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