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Out Of Their Minds
OAD : July 7, 2000
by: Michael Cassutt
by: Ian Watson
across a damaged warship, Moya is targeted by that vessel and is
in danger of being destroyed. Using the defense screen salvaged
from the Zelbinion, Moya is protected from the blast. But the screen
is operating only at 62% power and some of the energy from the weapon
is allowed into the ship and those aboard her are affected by it.
energy causes Moya's crew to switch bodies with their crew mates.
For much of the episode John is in Aeryn, Aeryn is in Rygel, Rygel
is in John, Pilot is in Chiana, Chiana is in D'Argo, and D'Argo
in in Pilot. Zhaan, who is on board the enemy ship, is unaware of
the bizarre events involving Moya's crew.
I'm not going to waste any time analyzing the plot - there isn't
much of one here, which isn't the point. Out Of Their Minds is an
episode about having fun - for the crew that filmed it and the audience
that watches it. Unlike the dark and mean-spirited Crackers
Don't Matter, OOTM is a silly and lighthearted farce that is
one LOL scene after another. Here are a some of my favorites:
not much of a body functions joke lover, this episode does have
one scene that is hilarious. Watching John, in Aeryn's body, teach
Rygel, who is in John's body, how to urinate for the first time
is classic. However, I found the "zipper up" moment to
be quite unsettling and suspect it made guys everywhere uncomfortable.
is no angel, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that he, in Aeryn's
body, finally succumbs to curiosity and checks out "the goods."
The look on Chiana's, in D'Argo's body, face when she catches John
wiggling and dancing about made me laugh. Anthony plays D'Argo,
as the feminine Chiana, to perfection thought this episode.
has been some discussion on the message board about Farscape characters
engaging in some kind of homoerotic experiences. I remember posting
a reply stating a A&C relationship was extremely unlikely, but
Farscape would never have D&J scene. Well, they had one and
it is...memorable. Of course, the characters were really Chiana
and Rygel in D'Argo and John, respectively. Seeing D'Argo roll his
eyes at John and give that wanting, almost panting, look was really
quite touching. :)
playing Aeryn with John in her, displayed a pretty good American
accent. Pilot, with D'Argo in him, is very well done. Chiana, with
Pilot in her, had the most eloquent lines in the episode referring
to what he had seen in his life and the absence of friendship and
love in it. Zhaan was kept busy with the bird people and her escape
was a little hard to watch, but it was well done.
a wonderful episode that doesn't ask to be taken seriously to be
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