History Fridge / Farscape

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).
17th Jan '15 9:29:56 AM frankenspider
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** I always thought they're acting, under her orders, and wanting to get rid of her before she kills them - but it was too late and they're were too drained.
5th Dec '14 4:38:35 AM LondonKdS
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* In "Twice Shy" the main characters allow Talikaa on board ''Moya'' after the crew of the ship she was previously on make it clear that they view her as a sex slave. Subsequently, they're all found dead from the delayed effects of Talikaa feeding from them. Maybe they weren't really {{Asshole Victim}}s, but compassionate, non-sexist guys before they met her, and that was the emotion that she ate from them.
8th Sep '14 8:15:14 PM Zarggg
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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 in-universe, 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 in-universe, from the microbes' perspective, English sounds like Sebacean looped backwards)]]. The microbes should theoretically be able to recognize that "coincidence" and compensate from there.
8th Sep '14 8:14:50 PM Zarggg
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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 more accurately, 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 more accurately, in-universe, English sounds like Sebacean looped backwards)]]. The microbes should theoretically be able to recognize that "coincidence" and compensate from there.
8th Sep '14 8:14:15 PM Zarggg
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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]]. 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]].backwards (or more accurately, English sounds like Sebacean looped backwards)]]. The microbes should theoretically be able to recognize that "coincidence" and compensate from there.
8th Sep '14 8:12:11 PM Zarggg
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** Maybe they just have a lower metabolic temperature than humans do? Produce less body heat, perhaps, so the leather-ish gear doesn't cause them to heat up as fast as it would for humans. But once excess heat starts getting poured on them, they ditch it so they can cool off faster?

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** Maybe they just have a lower metabolic temperature than humans do? Produce less body heat, perhaps, so the leather-ish gear doesn't cause them to heat up as fast as it would for humans. But once excess heat starts getting poured on them, they ditch it so they can cool off faster?faster?
* 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]]. The microbes should theoretically be able to recognize that "coincidence" and compensate from there.
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