by Sorlk Lewis
"Reverse starburst: What was I Thinking?!?!"
Written by Justin Monjo (ALL HAIL THE MONJ!)
Directed by Ian Watson
Chip Reviews: When Aeryn goes on a long-range recon mission into some
'stellar mist', she ages approximately 150 cycles (Erp years for you newbies).
How could this happen you ask? Well, let's see what Chip has to say!
DK-Chip: See, in this episode, the stellar mist is actually a center
hallo. Now, as Stark explains, a center hallo has no time. Time does not
exist in this 'mist'. When Aeryn goes down to the planet to check things
out, and the opening in the mist closes, she is trapped in real time,
while the crew experiences 'no time'. Yes, a solar day does pass on board
Moya, though, they do not age that day.
CR: And what does SL have to say about this?
Sorlk Lewis: WHOO HOO, Farscape! I want my Farscapeeeee! Wheeeeee! Less
than two weeks, less than two weeks!!! Where are 'ma damn spoilers? I
need my spoilers!!
DK-Chip: Pay no attention to SL
she is not herself lately. <eg>
CR: Right. So, on with the story. What is up with Aeryn's age? How did
she live for 150 cycles down on that planet?
DK-Chip: 50 years on the planet equal approximately 8 arns in the solar
mist. So, since Aeryn was away from Moya for more than a solar day, it's
easy to figure out how she aged 150 cycle's
24 arns divided by 8
equals 3. Now, 3 times 50 (number of years 8 arns in the solar mist is
to the on the planet ratio) give you 150 cycles! Clearly Monjo CAN do
~*~You Are Only As Young As You Feel~*~
CR: Age is a key point in this episode
so, how old are Crichton
DK-Chip: Well, I know that it has been said that Aeryn is younger than
and mentally, she is, however, for you nitpickers out there,
technically, she is older than Crichton
twice as old, in fact.
CR: TWICE as old??? You have to be kidding!
DK-Chip: Sadly, I am not. If you do the math it's fairly easy to figure
even our dear SL here, who is now in a sad state of insanity,
was able to figure it out.
<SL rocks back and forth in the corner while trying to set up a chessboard>
tell me you do
<DK-chip shakes his head sadly>
er, right. Whatever. So, their ages?
DK-Chip: Well, Crichton is approximately 35 years old. Keep in mind a
year roughly equals a cycle in the Farscape world.
CR: So that would make Aeryn what
70 years old?
DK-Chip: SL is right, cycles, not years. And when you figure out how
old Crichton is
by a certain line about the first landing on the
moon, which occurred in 1969
then you can begin the calculations
on Aeryn's age. But you must be accurate in all of your data, or else
errors will occur as well.
CR: So, you aren't going to tell us how to figure it out?
DK-Chip: Now, now. I just did! I gave you the tools, and now you must
CR: OK, fine, be that way. <mutters about the chip being as bad as
the actual guy>
Not The Candy Type~*~
CR: In 'The Locket', they crew uses reverse starburst to escape the center
hallo. Now, before we go any further
has Justin EVER worked on any
Star Trek series or movie?
DK-Chip: Um, not to my knowledge
but Ricky, Naren, and I, being
the real DK not I the chip, have
why do you ask?
CR: Um, well, that MAY explain it
but never mind. More on that later.
So, why did they have to use "reverse starburst"
SL: Cause Monjo is a monkey
DK-Chip: Hush, SL
because...well, because of the temporal
flux...um, reversal of the polarity of the neutron flow
not it...it's the froonium drive
CR: You're just clutching at straws now, aren't you?
DK-Chip: You cannot be told the truth. It will give away the ending of
CR: Oh, come on! You gotta tell us!
DK-Chip: Sorry, but it is time for me to go
and SL, you must get
back to work on your little "project"
SL: Yeah! Yeah, the project
my side! Your side!
Your side! My SIDE!!!
<DK-Chip vanishes in a flash
followed by SL running out the door
mumbling something about "boogie men">
CR: Um, well, that's all for now, folks. Tune in next week for "Die
oops, I mean "Die Me, Dichotomy". Thanks
and drive home safe
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