Daedalus Demands (Infinite Possibilities 1)
Production No. 314
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Daedalus Demands (Infinite Possibilities 1)
"You could call it that. I call it, uh...'Harvey'."
Just as things seem to be calming down for Talyn's crew, the Ancients come calling, and they don't bring good news: the Farscape 1 module was seen traversing a wormhole, at a time when John knew it was safely aboard Moya. A quick return to Furlow's workshop turns up a duplicate built from scratch, but that's only the beginning of the problem; while two species prepare to assault the compound, John makes an assault of his own...against Harvey.
John's last encounter with the Ancients left a residual link between their minds; the Ancients are able to use this link as a homing signal, to summon John.
John seems to be teaching Aeryn to speak and read English, phonetically.
The Ancients were finally successful in locating and settling a new homeworld. Jack voluntarily stayed behind to ensure that no one followed them; he does not expect to be able to rejoin them.
Approximately 1/3 cycle ago, the Ancients saw John's module, piloted by an alien, flying in an unstable wormhole on a path close to that of the Ancients new homeworld. However, at that time the Farscape 1 was safely aboard Moya.
A phase stabilizer allows travel through any wormhole; few know how to duplicate the technology.
The Ancients can't penetrate John's mind deeply enough to see if he's telling the truth.
John could not rebuild the module from memory; therefore, Scorpius could not have built the duplicate with the information his chip extracted from John's mind.
Harvey fears Jack discovering his existence.
Charrids were not a recognizable species to Aeryn and Crais. Rygel, however, knows that they invaded Hynerian space 1000 cycles ago, killing a billion subjects, and eating a million Hynerian young. They were only driven off by wave after wave of suicide attacks. Rygel fears that wormholes would let Charrids attack and disappear before his people could retaliate.
There are unconfirmed Peacekeeper intelligence reports which suggest an alliance between Scarrans and Charrids.
The Ancients are a dying race, and would not be able to defend themselves against a hostile attack.
Dam-ba-da has been sterilized; the spaceport is leveled, but there are no weapons installations.
Talyn's systems are susceptible to damage by strong solar flares, but he feels sufficient loyalty to his crew that he risks this damage in order to provide them with covering fire during the middle of a flare.
John and Aeryn are beginning to address the compatibility of their long-term goals, with regard to finding a way to Earth. John doesn't want to go back alone; Aeryn doesn't want him to go alone, either.
Jack can sense approaching solar flares.
When Talyn is blinded by the flare, so is Crais. Crais' transponder also seems to overload or short out; Aeryn has to remove it for him.
Charrids apparently consume their military opponents.
Aeryn retrieves a Charrid communications device from their prisoner.
Other than the main entrance, all avenues into the compound are booby trapped.
Furlow has copied John's module right down to the decals, using the scans she made when it was in her shop for repairs in "Till the Blood Runs Clear". She flew it through a proto-wormhole four times.
Furlow hired the Charrids for security; they did the first test flights, but then jumped her in orbit a couple of solar days before Talyn and crew arrived. The Charrids tortured Furlow for the passwords to her computers, but she didn't give them up.
Crais thinks that Stark knows talyn, and therefor can calm him down.
Furlow claims most folks cleared out due to the intensity of the solar flares; she lied to John about the timing of the flare activity, hoping to keep him away while she worked.
According to the Charrid prisoner, his species has a "superior" resistance to pain.
Furlow intends to sell the wormhole technology to the highest bidder; Jack cannot permit that. Attempting to bargain, Furlow offers to sell to both sides, maintaining a balance of power while cleaning up financially.
Rygel kills the Charrid in the course of interrogating him, without showing the slightest hesitation or guilt.
The Charrid told Rygel that a Scarran dreadnaught would arrive within six arns.
A Scarran dreadnaught is about twice the size of a Peacekeeper Command Carrier.
Stark can see no part of Talyn which is not damaged.
The Scarrans are able to tap into Furlow's computer remotely, overriding all her passcodes and downloading her data -- apparently enough to make their own phase stabilizer. Jack wants to destroy the dreadnaught in order to destroy the data; however, he will have to break the Ancients' rules in order to do so.
Jack can unlock the wormhole data planted in John's mind by the Ancients, but he won't do so in front of Harvey. He thinks that by adding his mental energy to John's, they can drive Harvey out. He cannot channel additional mental energy from Aeryn to John.
If Harvey cannot co-exist with or control John, he will destroy him.
Rygel scored at least nine direct hits with his turret gun.
Jack doesn't need a protection suit against the nuclear fuel.
Crais says the docking control doesn't feel right (although Stark says everything looks all right).
The solar flares interrupt comms traffic between Talyn and the crew planetside.
Rygel the Ninth singlehandedly led the climactic charge at the Battle of Katreen. Rygel the Sixteenth considers him a moron for risking himself in such a manner, but after spending some time in the gun turret, can understand his motivations.
Aeryn still remembers how to give John mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Rygel has a shrapnel wound in his gut.
Harvey claims that he has destroyed John.
Early in the episode, as Harvey "pulls John in" for a meeting, they appear in bumper cars, one of numerous common, thrilling (or insane, depending on one's point of view) amusement park rides. This is echoed toward the end of the episode when John takes Harvey on a rollercoaster ride.
John: "All right, seat belt sign is off. Aeryn, Crais, we're up."
John: "My, Grandma. What big teeth you have."
Harvey: "Help me, John!"
(see also www.crichtonisms.com)
Translator Microbe ReportWeights and Measures: Treblin: possibly the opposite of hammond, as in, "turn to your treblin side" Technology: Focused Trans-emitter Coil: component needed by Jack to maximize the power output Partanium Isotope: type of nuclear fuel requested by Jack Phase Stabilizer: device which allows travel through any wormhole, even a proto-wormhole Ractor: knife-like Charrid weapon, designed with neural circuits to inflict ten times the normal pain Tarbick Grenades: a type of explosive charge, set by hand Cultural: Banta Bug: cultural equivalent of a bedbug, as in, "crazy as a banta bug" Charrids: carnivorous mercenary species allied with the Scarrans Flitz: idiomatic, as in, "unstable as all flitz" Frangle: cultural equivalent of "ass", as in, "you bet your frangle it is" Garanta's Brax: cultural equivalent of "rat's ass", as in, "don't give a garanta's brax" Katreen, Battle of: conflict in which Rygel the Ninth singlehandedly led the climactic charge Lobboth: presumably a large creature, as in, "that aim couldn't hit a pregnant lobboth" Thoddo: personal slur, as in "Who is that thoddo?" and "We're closed, you thoddoes!" Hiccups: [about a dozen unintelligible syllables]: Alien Dad Jack's real name Vas pyloba mishkith lano trelba: Stark's calming Delvian chant Si fiesh ra vaheerma eckuk ziek: Stark's chant while assisting Crais
"You know that everyone thinks you're crazy as a banta bug."
"Are you speaking the truth?"
"And can we please get out of my head?"
"My given name is [about a dozen unintelligible syllables]. You can call me Jack."
"I know a Delvian chant that is very calming in times of stress. Vas pyloba mishkith lano trelba...say it with me...vas pyloba mishkith lano trelba...vas pyloba mishkith--"
"Sorry to screw up your life again."
"If you hadn't fallen into a wormhole, you never would have met--"
"Furlow, yeah, she's sexy. She's a good one to take home and meet the folks. ...What, you didn't think I planned on going home alone, didja?"
"All right, seatbelt sign is off. Aeryn, Crais, we're up."
"Maybe it's just a couple of guys...okay, maybe not!"
"Si fiesh ra vaheerma eckuk ziek...Si fiesh ra vaheerma eckuk ziek...Si fiesh ra vaheerma eckuk ziek--"
"Well, well, well, if it isn't my favorite flyboy. Just couldn't stay away from me, huh?"
"My, Grandma, what big teeth you have."
"Yeah, when you ripped off all my data."
"Point is, I flew through a wormhole, four times...and not just a wormhole, a proto-wormhole. Unstable as all flitz, didn't even muss my hair."
"Let me be your eye!"
"I think we should tie her back up."
"The others want me alive."
"What can you see?"
"I can find my way on my own ship!" [walks into wall]
"What happens if they fire in a mortar shell?"
"You know that thing we were talking about earlier? It's looking even better now."
"If they knew what you and I were creating here, they'd kill us both."
"A neural clone?"
"If your mind really isn't big enough for the both of us, either I'll survive, or neither of us will."
"We're closed, you thoddoes!"
"Is there some way to transfer energy? Can you link his mind with mine?"
"Imagine if he was on our side."
"Boy, you don't want much, do ya? Hope you're not in a hurry."
"It's working, working!"
"He was a hero?"
"Taste this, bloodsucker!"
"I've even saved your life!"
"Do not play the Aeryn card, Scorp, you killed her!"
"Go to hell, Scorpy. For everything there is a season, a time to keep and a time to cast away."
"I'll give you indigestion!"
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