Guide > Season Three
OAD: July 13, 2001
by: Ian Watson
going well for Scorpy's wormhole experiments. His team of Peacekeeper
scientists have successfully created wormholes which allow ships
to pass though. However, anyone piloting the vessel is liquefied
and Scorpius isn't sure why. The wormhole team has discovered that
the information pulled from Crichton's mind is incomplete. Additional
encrypted data, which may hold the key to wormhole success, is proving
impossible to decipher and the project is at an impasse. It's time
to take some risks and Scorpy has a plan.
the neural chip is a copy of Crichton's personality. Scorpius has
the chip inserted into his brain allowing the Scarran half-breed
to communicate directly with the Crichton clone. No longer threatened
with the possibility of death by Scorpius, the Crichton clone isn't
very receptive to the idea of helping Scorpius. Scorpius realizes
that he must persuade Crichton to help and decides the best course
of action is to show the human what they are up against. Though
not threatened with harm, the Crichton clone is unable to flee and
must watch as Scorpius reveals details of his youth.
owes his existence to the twisted breeding plans of Scarrans. An
unfortunate Sebacean female named Rylani is raped by a Scarran in
an experiment assessing Sebacean suitability as breeding stock.
After a horrific gestation period, Rylani finally gives birth to
a male Scarran-Sebacean hybrid. Although Rylani dies during the
birthing, the hybrid survives and is destined to spend it's life
in a Scarran laboratory.
his earliest cycles, the young Scorpius was tormented by the Scarrans
in a series of endurance-building experiments. Although he proved
strong-willed and intelligent, Scorpius' weakness was the very nature
of his Scarran-Sebacean physiology. Scarrans are creatures that
thrive in heat, yet Sebaceans shun the very same heat. Scorpius'
body is in constant battle with itself, a never-ending balancing
between cold and hot. As an adolescent, Scorpius escaped the Scarrans
and wandered the uncharted territories in search of his true identity.
always curious about Peacekeepers, turned himself in to the first
command carrier he encountered. Intrigued by the hybrid's knowledge
of Scarrans, and convinced of his loyalty to their species, Peacekeepers
waived usual rules against hybrids and embraced Scorpius as one
of their own. Using his ability to detect deceit, his sharp intellect,
and brutal cunning, Scorpius rose through the ranks of Peacekeepers.
Eventually, he convinced High-Command to establish a secret Gammak
base with the intent of securing the secret of wormholes.
Scorpius is revealing his family photo album to the Crichton clone,
his wormhole team is rocked by betrayal. A Peacekeeper scientist,
Linfer, is so confident she has solved the wormhole problems that
she volunteers to test the modified prowler herself. Scorpy agrees
and she disappears, much to the surprise of her fellow scientists.
Linfer exits the wormhole unharmed and heads directly for Moya with
an offer for John Crichton.
is a member of a species that uses Leviathans for peaceful exploration
of space. Pilot is familiar with Linfer's kind and trusts her completely.
Linfer offers Crichton the information for successful wormhole travel
in exchange for Moya. Crichton refuses the offer, but Pilot and
Moya are intrigued by the possibility of exploring space in peace,
instead of hiding from Peacekeepers and others all of the time.
While the crew debates the merits of Linfer's offer, Scorpius reveals
to the Crichton clone the true plan Scarrans have for Sebaceans,
Moya's crew, and Earth.
Detailed analysis coming soon. This dark episode provides a revealing
look at Scorpius' past. Though it is interesting to better understand
Scorpius' backgroungd, this episode--as a whole-- isn't very engaging.
It seems the Uncharted Territories is headed for a Peacekeeper-Scarran
war and it figures Moya and her crew will be involved.