Rygel borrows a valuable crystal essential to Moya's survival, hoping to impress Tavlek Traders interested in business.
However, the Tavleks' real business is holding important hostages for ransom, and they kidnap Rygel and the crystal. Crichton and the others obtain a powerful gauntlet weapon from a captured Tavlek to aid their rescue of Rygel, but they find that using the Tavleks' weaponry is almost as deadly as the Tavleks themselves.
original airdate-April 9,1999 rating--1.1 million
music--"Farscape theme song" by Guy Gross
Factoid--Crichton makes two mistakes with his pop culture references. The first is the movie in which John Wayne plays Genghis Khan is actually called The Conqueror rather than Genghis Khan. The second is calling the main character in Kung Fu "Kung Fu" rather than "Caine."
Goof:After D'Argo has thrown the metal canister across the cargo hold, Zhaan notes that "that is a very powerful and versatile weapon." Her lips, however, do not move.
Planet visited: (Tavlek) Temp. 23 degrees celsius, 73 degrees fahrenheit
The Tavlek planet that John had encountered after Rygel was captured by the Tavleks, Is a harsh thick Jungle like planet that is very inhospitable. This world is home to some of the most poisons creatures around, like fire snakes and Morlian death spiders to name a couple. The only reason the Tavlek warriors live here is because they were exiled from the home world for disobeying orders. Now the Tavlek warriors have broken into small rival camps scattered throughout the planet surface, and use this planet as a staging ground to capture passing vessels and holding prisoners for ransom.
Trivia:Many people wondered how they had such amazing colors for the plant life on the planet thinking they had colored them but it was done with a filter.
Farscape Lingo: Za= yes (in Scarran)
"My name is John Crichton...an astronaut...radiation leak...I got shot up...I was lost in some distant part of the universe...on a ship full of strange alien life forms...listen please...can anyone out there hear me...Mayday...by insane military commander...I can't...I'm just looking for a way home."
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