Season: 1

Original Airdate: August 13, 1999

Writer(s): Grant McAloon

Director(s): Tony Tilse

Guest Stars
David Wheeler as Selto Durka
Tiriel Mora as Salis
Gigi Edgley as Chiana

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Synopsis: Moya’s crew encounters an old enemy, Peacekeeper Captain Selto Durka, who is now the brainwashed slave of a mysterious species, the Nebari. Durka and his new Nebari master Salis are returning Chiana, a Nebari criminal, to her homeworld to be ‘mind-cleansed’. When Rygel attempts to kill Durka, the Captain’s evil personality returns, and he immediately tries to wrest control of Moya from the crew. To save Moya, Crichton desperately needs Chiana’s assistance, but she may be better off if Durka succeeds.

John: What’s with the rough ride? Moya need a tune-up or something?


Pilot: We are about to exit starburst. There is no reason for concern.
John: Famous last words. I guess we can turn off the fasten-seatbelt sign now.


John: Rygel, you’re way off-base here.
Durka: No. He is not, off-base. I am Durka.


John: I don’t give a damn if she was an axe murderer Elvis! She was just talking to me!


D’Argo: You heard Durka’s ultimatum?
John: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Nebari mental cleansing -doesn’t get the tough stains out.


John: Come on out, Chiana. Look, I don’t have time to play this game. Durka’s gone all Hannibal Lecter on us.
Chiana: I don’t know what that means. And why bother me, anyway?


John: Do you have a hearing problem, Chiana? Durka’s insane. He’s a psychopath – legendary. And nobody knows what a 100 years of Happy Meals have done to him.