Till the Blood Runs Clear
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Male Bonding, Uncharted Territories-Style
John and Aeryn create a proto-wormhole using the Farscape 1 module, which is damaged by the event. They set down on the local planet for repairs, only to discover an announcement beacon left by Capt. Crais advertising a bounty for the capture of Zhaan, D'Argo, and Rygel. While the crew plays cat and mouse with a team of bounty hunters, Zhaan enjoys the side-effects of solar flares, and John and D'Argo forge a new alliance.
John: "I'm Butch. This is Sundance. We're the Hole in the Sky Gang."
Rorf: "Butch. And Sundance. I am Rorf."
Three references in one. John is, of course, referring to the title characters played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford in 1969's BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.
Hole In The Wall was a popular hideout (in Johnson County, Wyoming) used by Butch & Sundance, Jesse James and others. Hole In The Wall the place led to the name "Hole In The Wall Gang" for the outlaws who hid out there. John's version, "Hole in the Sky", perhaps is drawn from the fact that he's looking for a wormhole.
"Worf" is YASTR (Yet Another Star Trek Reference), to the character portrayed by Michael Dorn.
(The part of the above quote following "This is Sundance" appears only in the longer version of the episode available on DVD/VHS.)
John: "Who's calling the shots here, Pluto?"
A reference to Mickey Mouse's faithful canine companion.
Furlow: "Must be hard for someone as, ah...invulnerable as you to have to rely on the kindness of strangers."
An allusion to a line by Blanche DuBois in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (see also http://www.filmsite.org/stre.html), from the play by Tennessee Williams:
"Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."
(The above episode quote appears only in the longer version of the episode available on DVD/VHS.)
(see also www.crichtonisms.com)
Translator Microbe Report
Comments from Cast & Crew
Virginia Hey, August 19, 1999
- Moderator: <crowman186> to <Moderator>: What does solar flares really feel like to you?
VirginiaHey: Oh, what a question!!
VirginiaHey: Like a sugar rush. :)
- Moderator: <Lynyrd> to <Moderator> Virginia : What did you think when you first learned about Zhaan's reaction to bright light ?
Virginia: A slight cringe LOL but I have now become accustomed to it, and I'm learning to love it as every good little plant does LOL XXX
Dave Elsey, July 19, 2001
- Moderator: <GrumpyGrrl> to <Moderator>: In episodes like "Premiere" and "Til The Blood Runs Clear", there have been some interesting looking characters lurking in the background - do you have names for them?
DaveE: Most of those characters were thrown together in Season 1 in about 2 or 3 days which was at the hight of my 'how the hell am I going to do this show' panic.
DaveE: I actually woke up, I remember, at about 4am with a plan. I said I'm going to make 10 aliens today. And I did.
DaveE: However, I never want to have to do that again, ever!!
DaveE: One of the characters we see again and again 'cause she's kind of cool looking is one that we call "fish-girl".
DaveE: And one day, I want to do the ultimate fish-girl version as a character on Farscape. Are you reading this David???