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My Three Crichtons
OAD : July 14, 2000
by: Gabrielle Stanton & harry Werksman, Jr.
By: Cathrine Miller
A ball of light enters Moya and searches the crew for unknown reasons.
Coming across Crichton, it glows brighter and grows larger - it
seems ready to do something. Naturally, Aeryn assumes it is attacking
and fires upon the glowing intruder. Aeryn's weapon doesn't save
John from being consumed by the light, but it does solidify the
sphere in the maintenance bay with Crichton inside.
after the incident, the green ball emits strange energy waves and
expels Chrichton, who is apparently no worse for wear. Almost immediately
it expels another creature, which quickly disappears into the bowels
of Moya. Strangely, blood identified as Crichton's is found on the
floor, but Crichton isn't injured. Chiana, searching for some clothes
in Crichton's quarters, comes across the hairy creature. It becomes
apparent the creature is really a primitive version of Crichton.
immediately, the sphere emits more energy waves and expels another
Crichton. This particular version of John isn't primitive, but actually
a more advanced copy of the human. The crew of Moya are now facing
the crisis of an unknown and potentially dangerous sphere inside
the ship and the unwanted presence of three Crichtons.
After I watch My Three Crichtons a few more times I will post a
more detailed analysis. Here is my initial impression:
15 minutes into this episode I could see this wasn't going to be
one of Farscape's better efforts. The episode seemed disjointed
with lots of babble, explosions, and whatnot.
the MTC progressed, however, a rather interesting story emerged
from what seemed like a wasted effort. The conflict between the
three Crichtons was somewhat predictable, but still fun. Interesting
how Crichton was so protective of his primitive module in the opening
minute of the episode and the parallels to his reaction toward the
"cave man" version of himself later in the episode.
add that MTC is a major Ben Browder episode. Not only does he play
three characters and is in nearly every scene, but he gets to experience
what Anthony, Gigi, and Virginia put up with nearly every day -
hours in the make-up chair.
Not the best of season two --but not the worst--MTC is a generally
entertaining episode that offers a glimpse into the character of
John Crichton and how he views himself and humanity.
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