Am I the only one with strong dislike for "DNA Mad Scientist"? I just watched it, and yes, I can buy Rygel being a selfish git and D'Argo thinking of Pilot as a slave (though partially to justify his own actions to himself), but Zhaan
cutting off Pilot's arm against his will? This is Zhaan, who hates herself for the murder she committed, yearns to heal anyone's pain at anytime, and probably prays for starving puppies halfway across the universe. Map home or not, that is one of the most OOC things I've seen on this show.
Then there's the not-quite-right acting from everyone but Ben Browder (Crichton), Claudia Black (Aeryn), and Pilot and Rygel (yay voice actors, but these are puppets
, I might add) as well as the stilted dialogue, both of which can be attributed to the show just starting out, yes, but still. They make the episode sit not-quite-right.
And then we have the way the Rygel/D'Argo/Zhaan story plays out completely parallel to Crichton and Aeryn's, and never the twain shall meet, and that just feels sloppy and far too convenient to me. It's like the writer got this idea and decided to make Rygel, D'Argo, and Zhaan fit into it, while Crichton and Aeryn's story flowed out of the situation.
Bleh, I'm beginning to remember why I have such issues with the first half of S1, though possibly the fact that I purposefully watched the episode I remembered having issues with didn't help.
Although it is nice to finally see more Sweet Naive Crichton (though he is compassionate later, just less openly so) and less Aeryn/Crichton EPIC LOVE OF EPIC ANGST AND LOVE OF EPIC, as well as more of the rest of the crew.
And on a completely unrelated note:THEYOUKNOWILOVEYOUMEME
Spread the love, guys! It's an awesome idea, and you get to gush about how awesome all your lj friends are! How kickass is that? I am on page 15 somewhere I believe, and if I had time and actually reliable internet, I would so put you all up there for being so amazing!
And kudos to biggrstaffbunch
for linking to all the fun love memes.