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1.14 (US & UK)
30 Jul 1999 (US)
20 Mar 2000 (UK)
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Memo to Makeup Department: the beard needed a little more work.
John goes looking for a little breathing room in Farscape 1, and is inadvertantly left behind when Moya does an unexpected starburst. While the crew backtracks in search of him, he finds himself getting attached to an Earth-like planet and it's inhabitants. But, the planet's energy vortex may strand not only John, but D'Argo and Rygel as well -- if they aren't executed, first.
The title is taken from the 1972 Robert Redford film JEREMIAH JOHNSON, directed by Sydney Pollack.
Aeryn: "Look, this is hardly the time for human nonsense, Crichton."
John: "Oh, God, that is it -- you are so damn smart. There's no time for any stupid human anything. And I'm sick of it, Aeryn. I'm sick of Napoleon the Fourteenth, I'm sick of Blue, I'm sick of Tentacle Boy. And guess what? I'm sick of you. I'm sick of this whole turd-burp end of the universe."
Our favorite Dominar is actually Rygel the 16th. Napoleon XIV was the stage name of Jerry Samuels, known best for his 1966 hit song, "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!".
John: "Well, hakuna matata, Masata."
"Hakuna matata" is the phrase (and song) from Disney's THE LION KING.
John: "The slug who would be king."
A reference to the Rudyard Kipling story, "The Man Who Would Be King", made into an excellent movie by John Huston, starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine.
Translator Microbe Report
||Earthlike planet where Crichton is marooned
||respectful greeting on Acquara
||component of Moya
||component Crichton and D'Argo are attempting to service; possibly related to Moya's exhaust, given the unpleasant associated odor, but possibly also related to her equivalent of amniotic fluid, as Pilot says the blockage is related to Moya's pregnancy
||idiomatic equivalent of a bat: "like a barkan out of Hezmana"
||printed readings of life forms taken by Moya
||Crichton's derogatory nickname for Zhaan
||love, or physical attraction
||Acquaran head of government, akin to a village chief
||homing signal emitted by Moya's comms badges
||compound on Acquara where Crichton was sentenced to spend ten cycles working
||messianic title given Rygel on Acquara
|Napoleon the 14th
||Crichton's derogatory nickname for Rygel
||religious order on Acquara
||measure of size: "A full samat bigger than Talio or Ku-mah."
||Enough! or Shoo! (Aquaran exclamation)
||crablike animal Crichton spears
||foodstuff Rygel enjoys on Acquara
||Crichton's derogatory nickname for D'Argo
||history book of Acquara, revered as holy writ
||Moya's garage area
|Turd-burp end of the universe
||Crichton's name for the Uncharted Territories
||measure of altitude
||Delvian chant used to increase work efficiency
Comments from Cast & Crew
Richard Manning & Andrew Prowse, January 6, 2000
Pilot, with Sean Masterson (Puppeteer) & Lani Tupu (Voice of Pilot), July 13, 2000
- Moderator: <VEL5> to <Moderator>: Sean, have you or any of the other puppeteers, ever acted on the show as guest stars, or plan to?
SeanMasterson: Not yet, we plan too, but we are all ugly so we keep being put off
Moderator: What about John E. in "Jeremiah Crichton?"
SeanMasterson: yeah, good call :)
SeanMasterson: He paid someone a lot of money
Moderator: Sorry everyone: look for John Eccleston (sp?) as the native running with Rygel over his head in the season 1 episode "Jerimiah Crichton."
David Kemper, with Richard Manning & Ben Browder ("Bruno"), August 17, 2000
David Kemper & Ben Browder, November 12, 2000
- Moderator: Dark: did anything embarrassing happen while filming the show?
Ben Browder: Ep 14 season 1.
David Kemper: Embarrassing? Ben?
David Kemper: OOOOooooooo! Touch man.
Ben Browder: any scene where the writers spice it up with those words....
Ben Browder: "He is naked"