History Fridge / Farscape

7th Oct '17 8:11:56 PM ApeAccount
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** Possibly you can stop yourself doing the full on sonic scream if you're prepared for it (something different people will be better at depending on their pain threshold). As the original line mentioned the idea, it could be like stubbing your toe. You can choose whether to let yourself cry out in agony or stifle the scream and channel your pain into a lot of swearing. The tough guy keeps his cool when he gets hurt or something scary happens but the guy only pretending to be tough ScreamsLikeALittleGirl. Jool could be basically just the Interon equivalent of the ScreamingWoman, screaming with an unusually high frequency and at an unusually high pitch.



** Translator microbes probably aren't bred to need to work with dead languages, hence when a dead language needs to be translated, they need an upgrade patch.

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** Translator microbes probably aren't bred to need to work with dead languages, hence when a dead language needs to be translated, they need an upgrade patch.patch.
** It's been suggested elsewhere that translator microbes are telepathic in nature. This would allow them to interpret a language from any species they encounter. They could then translate recordings once they learnt the language. If it was a language they hadn't encountered before and it was only a recording, they'd have no way to translate.
30th Sep '17 9:52:36 PM ApeAccount
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* In "Prayer" Sikozu-Stark is unable to cross over Noranti-Rygel because he (she? they?) has to love the soul. However, he evidently did cross over a Scarran at one point. This suggests he must have loved a Scarran and foreshadows the later revelation that Stark spent more time among Scarrans than we know.
29th Sep '17 9:40:27 AM ApeAccount
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* In "Twice Shy" Rygel mentions adding an extra digit to some currency and that it's really only a twelfth of that. This suggests that the standard number system used is a base 12 number system. Why is this important? Well there have been references to "solar days" which appear to be equal to be about 24 arns. This actually makes a lot of sense in a base 12 number system, with 12 being represented by 10 (so "10" in the morning and "10" in the afternoon). It's quite sensible why that would be accepted as the "standardised" day since it's a simple round number. Similarly, it's not unreasonable to think that a cycle might be something like 360 days. In base 12 that would be represented as 260. While this might not look that round to us, a number ending up in 50 would. That's because 5 is the midpoint in a base 10 number system, in a base 12 number system 6 would be the midpoint meaning numbers ending in 60 would be considered nice and round.
26th Sep '17 6:08:31 AM ApeAccount
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* When they try to bury [[spoiler: Talyn]]'s remains in the sacred space, a crazed Leviathan objects on the grounds that he's part Peacekeeper. When he was destroyed [[spoiler: Crais]] was in the same place. Any of [[spoiler: Crais]] that remained would have been mixed in with [[spoiler: Talyn]]. Either Moya's manually shifted through them and tried to separate them out, or his remains really would be part Peacekeeper.

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* When they try to bury [[spoiler: Talyn]]'s remains in the sacred space, a crazed Leviathan objects on the grounds that he's part Peacekeeper. When he was destroyed [[spoiler: Crais]] was in the same place. Any of [[spoiler: Crais]] that remained would have been mixed in with [[spoiler: Talyn]]. Either Moya's crew manually shifted sifted through them and tried to separate them out, or his remains really would be part Peacekeeper.
26th Sep '17 6:07:40 AM ApeAccount
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* When they try to bury [[spoiler: Talyn]]'s remains in the sacred space, a crazed Leviathan objects on the grounds that he's part Peacekeeper. When he was destroyed [[spoiler: Crais]] was in the same place. Any of [[spoiler: Crais]] that remained would have been mixed in with [[spoiler: Talyn]]. Either Moya's manually shifted through them and tried to separate them out, or his remains really would be part Peacekeeper.
1st Sep '17 1:41:00 PM HalcyonDayz
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** ... how can one "choose" how to scream in pain? Jool doesn't have much of a guage on it, considering it switches on the moment Aeryn twists her thumb. And in the case of the MercyKill-ed Interon: how - having just been awoken from cryosleep only to find yourself being stabbed with a syringe by a masked lunatic - are you supposed to ''choose'' to scream "normally"?

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** ... how can one "choose" how to scream in pain? Jool doesn't have much of a guage gauge on it, considering it switches on the moment Aeryn twists her thumb. And in the case of the MercyKill-ed Interon: how - having just been awoken from cryosleep only to find yourself being stabbed with a syringe by a masked lunatic - are you supposed to ''choose'' to scream "normally"?
20th Dec '15 11:23:23 PM harlbior
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* In "DNA Mad Scientist," Namtar offers D'Argo, Zhann and Rygel the way back home in exchange for Pilot's DNA, so they cut off his arm. Crichton is naturally appalled, but surprisingly so is Aeryn - who reasons that Pilot was not merely defenceless but an ally of the crew. Flashbacks from "The Way We Weren't," [[spoiler:where she helped murder Moya's original pilot and later sold out our Pilot's benefactor - things she later deeply regretted]], really explain why she is so appalled.

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* In "DNA Mad Scientist," Namtar offers D'Argo, Zhann and Rygel the way back home in exchange for Pilot's DNA, so they cut off his arm. Crichton is naturally appalled, but surprisingly so is Aeryn - who reasons that Pilot was not merely defenceless defenseless but an ally of the crew. Flashbacks from "The Way We Weren't," [[spoiler:where she helped murder Moya's original pilot and later sold out our Pilot's benefactor - things she later deeply regretted]], really explain why she is so appalled.




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* In "Coup by Clam", the protagonists eat mollusks which, when divided amongst others, slowly poison them while synchronizing their sensations. Rygel and Aeryn, Sikozu and John, and D'argo and Noranti are linked in this way, and it's explicitly shown that gastrointestinal issues are linked - Aeryn feels Rygel's four stomachs and passes gas when he does. What would have happened to Aeryn if Rygel had a bowel movement?
3rd Aug '15 5:33:19 AM sabremeister
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* The example cited for {{Translator Microbes}} poses the question of why the {{Trope Namer}} is able to translate English (a language that no one else speaks), when an ancient form of the ''native language'' of one of the main characters needs a new batch of microbes to be programmed and injected. A possible (unintentional) explanation for this is that untranslated Sebacean language [[spoiler:sounds like English looped backwards (or from the microbes' perspective, English sounds like Sebacean looped backwards)]]. The microbes should theoretically be able to recognize that "coincidence" and compensate from there.

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* The example cited for {{Translator Microbes}} poses the question of why the {{Trope Namer}} is able to translate English (a language that no one else speaks), when an ancient form of the ''native language'' of one of the main characters needs a new batch of microbes to be programmed and injected. A possible (unintentional) explanation for this is that untranslated Sebacean language [[spoiler:sounds like English looped backwards (or from the microbes' perspective, English sounds like Sebacean looped backwards)]]. The microbes should theoretically be able to recognize that "coincidence" and compensate from there.there.
** Translator microbes probably aren't bred to need to work with dead languages, hence when a dead language needs to be translated, they need an upgrade patch.
28th Jan '15 1:09:33 PM ThomasSmith
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* FridgeBrilliance: Crichton, in one of his many flip-out moments in "Crackers Don't Matter," writes the name of the villain-of-the-week T'raltixx on a door. How does he know how to spell it, much less get it right? Then you realize: He doesn't! Nobody in the show technically speaks English except for Crichton, so he probably just made it up. Likewise when Crichton occasionally speaks in Spanish and the others have no problem understanding him (thanks to the Translator Microbes); an exception being "Crichton Kicks" where the microbes can't handle Klingon! This is explained by Sikozu not using translator microbes - her brain can't handle them, possibly [[spoiler: because she's a bioloid]]. She learns languages extremely quickly but must be presented with their structure, rules, and alphabet. Because Crichton taught her English but dropped in the Klingon on a whim (actually a true-blue ThrowItIn by Ben Browder, which is why Raelee Hill had that look on her face after he said it), Sikozu wasn't able to process what he said.
28th Jan '15 1:04:35 PM ThomasSmith
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* At the end of the Peacekeeper Wars, John's comment that [[spoiler:"This is your playground"]] to [[spoiler:Dargo Sun-Crichton, his son]] could be considered somewhat prophetic as [[spoiler: Dargo Sun-Crichton is explicitly mentioned as having the Wormhole Knowledge within his DNA from his father (unlike John, we don't know this was removed), as well as having a small amount of Pilot DNA from his mother, which allows some command over Leviathans. These inherited traits give the potential for him to potentially revolutionise interstellar travel.]]

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* At the end of the Peacekeeper Wars, John's comment that [[spoiler:"This is your playground"]] to [[spoiler:Dargo Sun-Crichton, his son]] could be considered somewhat prophetic as [[spoiler: Dargo Sun-Crichton is explicitly mentioned as having the Wormhole Knowledge within his DNA from his father (unlike John, we don't know this was removed), as well as having a small amount of Pilot DNA from his mother, which allows some command over Leviathans. These inherited traits give the potential for him to potentially revolutionise revolutionize interstellar travel.]]



* Zhaan's wardrobe choices. Her blue outfits look gorgeous to a human. But to a blue-skinned Delvian, wouldn't wearing a color so close to your own fleshtone seem kind of dull and bland? It would be like a human always wearing tans and browns. But maybe that's the point. Zhaan is a priestesses. Maybe Delvian priests wear blue *because* it is a "dull" color to them, as a form of modesty (much like how human monks used to wear dull brown robes).

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* Zhaan's wardrobe choices. Her blue outfits look gorgeous to a human. But to a blue-skinned Delvian, wouldn't wearing a color so close to your own fleshtone seem kind of dull and bland? It would be like a human always wearing tans and browns. But maybe that's the point. Zhaan is a priestesses.priestess. Maybe Delvian priests wear blue *because* it is a "dull" color to them, as a form of modesty (much like how human monks used to wear dull brown robes).
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