Thanks For Sharing
Production No. 307
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Thanks For Sharing
Work now, freak later.
The crew finds that their reputation isn't helping, as they negotiate for medical supplies amidst local political intrigue. But John's dual identity (difficult as it may be for him to endure) proves useful, as they race to to heal Talyn and Crais before a face out of Aeryn's past can catch up to them.
Just as Talyn once transfused her, Moya is able to transfuse her offspring with nutrients; however, it drains her own resources.
Not only can Aeryn not distinguish between the two Johns, they themselves can't even come to terms with the fact that both of them are "equal and original".
Talyn is near death, with no functioning propulsion, overrides, weapons, or DRDs. According to Stark, his primary conduit nexus has been overloaded, and Crais' autonomic functions, transmitted through the neural implant, may be the only thing keeping Talyn alive; Crais himself can barely sense Talyn through the connection.
Talyn builds his own DRDs as he grows.
The crew's reputation once again has reached their destination ahead of them: they are considered criminals, who leave a path of destruction behind them.
Jool has "T ratings" in genetics, neuroscience, and xenobiology.
Jool has a sweet tooth.
Rygel keeps a hidden stash of womilyn cake; John knows where it is.
Crais had not heard that Aeryn was alive.
A low planetary orbit of Kanvia places Moya and Talyn in the bonosphere, which has a very high nelvastatic index. They cannot be scanned or directly targeted while in this orbit, although Kanvian probes can detect an "unidentified mass in geosynchronous orbit".
Chromextin has no medical function known to Kanvians, but can power weapons.
Talyn and Crais were ambushed by a Peacekeeper Retrieval Squad as they were attempting to resupply. Initially, four Prowlers attacked, using strike and retreat tactics; Talyn destroyed one, then was surprised by an Immobilizer Pulse from a Pantak Class Vigilante ship, which severely overloaded his systems and dissipated his energy. He was barely able to starburst away, and it took all his remaining energy reserves.
The Retrieval Squad will not relent until they've recaptured Talyn, and they will not hesitate to use Moya as a hostage in that effort, to force Talyn's surrender. Therefor, once he has regained the ability to starburst, Talyn cannot rejoin Moya until the Retrieval Squad has been dealt with.
Pilot can display visually the records from Talyn's logs which Crais pulls up through his neural implant.
D'Argo knows how to disable a transport pod in a manner that Rygel cannot fix.
Talyn was designed with intelligence gathering facilities; he can tap into high level comm channels, and access the central Peacekeeper database.
Crais located a recording of Aeryn's mother visiting her in the creche which confirms Aeryn's memory of the event as described in "Family Ties"; the record is referenced in both Aeryn and her mother's personnel files. According to Xhalax Sun, Aeryn was conceived deliberately, out of Xhalax and Talyn's love for one another, and was not an accident or assigned birthing. She was wanted, and considered special by her parents, even though they were not able or permitted to raise her.
Crais could find no data on Aeryn's father; Aeryn specifically inquires on this subject.
There are gaps in Xhalax Sun's service record, but evidently there is no mention of a court martial. She was recently assigned to an elite battle group, and now commands the Retrieval Squad as "Senior Officer Xhalax Sun".
Jool requires a genetic sample in the form of skin (preferably with minimal exposure to solar radiation) in order to compare the two Johns' genetic profiles.
Talyn hasn't enough energy to fire, but Crais can enable targeting functions through the neural implant.
A strannat senses brainwave patterns and is extremely sensitive to cognitive dissonance; if it detects a lie, it kills. A disciplined mind has managed to fool the strannat, in a few rare cases.
Crais hopes Aeryn's presence on Talyn will provide another option to Talyn and Xhalax causing one another's deaths.
Rain seems to be the norm on Kanvia; everyone has a standard style of raincoat, with the occasional umbrella in evidence.
Someone knew that Sarova and John were meeting, and where. After the explosion, Sarova thought it was her brother; evidently it had assumed Tolven's appearance. She either died in the bomb blast, or was killed shortly thereafter, and her place was taken by an alien with shapeshifting abilities; it was this alien who had planted the bomb in the refreshment house.
Kanvia was a world of warring nation states, until Rinic Pralanoth unified it under a single planetary government. The unification seems less than fully stable; Tolven suggests that the crew was working for an ambitious subcouncilor. Both Rinnic offspring have sworn an oath to co-rule after their father's death. Sarova does not trust her brother to honor that vow.
Per Jool, her blood is incompatible with John's.
Jool detects no differences or degradation when she compares the two Johns' genetic material with one another, and with the original samples taken by Zhaan.
Boosting Talyn's kelvoy levels may be enough to bring him out of paralysis.
According to Crais, Talyn cannot be saved by standard repairs alone. His condition requires six lenarts of chromextin to treat fully, but only two lenarts were obtained at Kanvia. The treatment involves spreading chromextin over his exposed conduits. Chromextin is a stimulant; laced with clorium, an anesthetic for leviathans, it can send a Leviathan into convulsions. The clorium acts as a poison in this combination.
Although she is sensitive to clorium, Moya's mass is large enough to handle filtering it out of the chromextin for Talyn.
The umbilicals connecting Moya and Talyn can be released by either ship; they retract into Moya.
Tolven may not have planted the bomb in the refreshment house, or poisoned the chromextin, but he has not been completely loyal to his father, either; he pays for that disloyalty with his life.
Xhalax Sun and the alien shapeshifter know that Talyn received only two lenarts of chromextin, and that it was laced with clorium. They believe he will remain debilitated for some time, and they have only to find him.
Whatever the shapeshifter's assignment was, it believes it has failed in its duties.
John(M) believes John(T) set him up, so that John(T) could be on Talyn with Aeryn. John(T) took Winona, and his pen and notebook.
Since Talyn's passenger facility isn't fully developed yet, quarters have to be shared, and food will have to be rationed. Stark and Rygel will be sharing quarters, and so, apparently, will John(T) and Aeryn.
Aeryn says she will not let Talyn fall back into Peacekeeper hands, even if it means she has to kill her mother.
John: "I know it's not as bad as the last time. It's not the Cro-Magnon copy or the ALIEN NATION reject, but you can tell I'm the original, right?"
John: "Who did you piss off this time?"
Stark: "It's not working, it's not helping, Talyn's dying, not waking up!"
John: "Aeryn, I'm going to Command. You stay with Captain Crunch."
John #1: "He's gonna need a comms channel."
John: "Who the hell are you?"
John: "We're here to buy the stuff, and then get the hell out of Dodge."
John: "D'Argo filled me in on your adventures with the Gotti Family, but I need some details from you."
John: "I want an apology."
John: "Cross my heart, smack me dead, stick a lobster, on my head."
John: "Who's your daddy? C'mon, you know who your daddy is! Who's your daddy? D'Argo, tell him who his daddy is!"
(see also www.crichtonisms.com)
Translator Microbe ReportWeights and Measures: Caloric Flow: a measure of Leviathan energy levels Lenart: measure of weight or volume Technology: Bonosphere: a layer of planetary atmosphere; Kanvia's has a very high nelvastatic index Chromextin: a stimulant for Leviathans; it can also be used to power weapons Concussion Missiles: atmospheric equivalent to depth charges Immobilizer Pulse: weapon used to overload an opponent's systems and drain their energy (Peacekeeper) Kelvoy Levels: boosting this indicator may aid in reviving a paralyzed Leviathan Lautinal Injection: procedure intended to revive comatose patients Medical Stabilizer: equipment for measuring and maintaining a patient's condition Monozygotic Double Births: Jool's fancy way of saying "identical twins" Nelvastatic Atmosphere: atmosphere which blocks scans and communications Pantak Class Vigilante: type of ship used by Retrieval Squads (Peacekeeper) Retrieval Squad: exactly what it sounds like (Peacekeeper) Umbilicals: connections by which one Leviathan can transfuse another with nutrients or power Cultural: Kanvia: recently unified planet, source of Chromextin, possesses a dense nelvastatic atmosphere Klempt: nuts, crazy, as in "Are you klempt?" Refreshment House: a bar, pub, or cafe (Kanvian) Strannat: a starfish-like creature capable of sensing lies, and killing the liar Sylveko: an exclamation, as in "Sylveko, he's bleeding!" T-Ratings: presumably, a very high academic level or certification (Interion) Womilyn Cake: a dessert or sweet; Rygel keeps a secret stash
"I know it's not as bad as the last time (I mean, it's not the Cro-Magnon copy or the Alien Nation reject), but you can tell I'm the original, right?"
"Why do I have to wear it?"
"Reputations? Us?" - Rygel
"I tried, I tried not to start any trouble."
"And why should I do your selfish and unnecessary work?"
"There, I woke him up. Now I hope he drops dead!" - Jool
"Who did you piss off this time?"
"You don't believe me, Crichton."
"Aeryn, wake up...wake up, Aeryn. Don't be afraid. My name is Xhalax Sun. I'm your mother, but you mustn't reveal to anyone that I was here, do you understand? I came to tell you something. Aeryn, your life was not an accident, and it wasn't an assigned birthing to fill the ranks. Talyn -- that's your father's name -- he and I chose to have you. You were conceived in love. Our love. I wanted you to know this. It makes you special. We wanted you...and we have you. Go back to sleep now."
"Remove your lower garments and face away from me."
"It's not working, it's not helping, Talyn's dying, not waking up!"
"Aeryn, I'm going to Command, you stay with Captain Crunch." - John Crichton
"He's going to need a comms channel."
"Hello, morons. You see this ship? Knock off the missile attack or we'll take our shot."
"Who the hell are you?"
"Criminal? No, no, no, we're businessmen."
"Damn, you people got a funky sense of humor. Get this lobster off my head!" - John Crichton
"Is this a proposition?" - John Crichton
"You know, you really don't want to see what our...gunship...can do." - John Crichton
"I therefor ask for patience."
"My blood is donor incompatible."
"Well, neither his genetic sample nor yours shows any sign of degradation. You're both perfect -- if that's the right word -- copies of the original Crichton."
"I want an apology."
"Cross my heart, smack me dead, stick a lobster on my head." - John Crichton
"Rygel, you take the inner hull."
"I hate being useful!"
"The retrieval squad are here. They have to be."
"You been lying to your daddy, boy, and you know you shouldn't lie to your daddy! It's gonna stop. Who's your daddy? C'mon, you know who your daddy is! Who's your daddy? D'Argo, tell him who his daddy is!"
"Ain't you just a good and loyal son. [strannat growls] I'm sorry, I didn't hear that. Are you not a good and loyal son?" - John Crichton
"Stark, power is returning. Keep splicing those conduits."
"I failed. Aren't you going to kill me?"
"Oh, come on. Crack a smile, will you? At least he's out of your nose."
"I just...I just hope he's having a good time...no, forget that, I hope he's having a terrible time. I don't know what I hope. He just better be taking care of her."
"...you two will have to share accommodation."
"Look, do you...do you really know what you're in for?"
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