Season: 1

Original Airdate: April 16, 1999

Writer(s): Nan Hagan

Director(s): Tony Tilse

Guest Stars
Alyssa-Jane Cook as Gilina
Derek Amer as Teurac
Phillip Hinton as Voice of Teurac
Peter Astridge as Lomus (also voice)
Peter Knowles as Evran
Christopher Truswell as Voice of Evran
David Wheeler as Selto Durka

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Synopsis: Aboard a derelict Peacekeeper Command Carrier, the crew discovers a young female Tech, Gilina. Crichton is immediately attracted, and Aeryn finds herself fighting unfamiliar feelings of jealousy. Rygel is also uncomfortable, forced to confront his convict past. When a gang of fire-breathing Sheyang scavengers arrive and commence hostilities, Zhaan helps D’Argo play diplomat, a role that goes against his Luxan training, but one he must play to keep them all alive.

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D’Argo: What is another Peacekeeper ship doing in the uncharted territories?
Aeryn: I don’t know. Something’s wrong.
John: Yeah no kidding. Like shouldn’t we be doing warp 1000 by now? Think of how big the winner of this battle must be.

John: So what is it with the Zelbinion?
D’Argo: It is the most feared ship in the Peacekeeper Armada.
John: Yeah, well, clearly somebody didn’t get that message.

John: I can’t believe you lived on a ship like this. Your whole life.
Aeryn: When you told me endless tales of your home, you spoke of forests and rivers and valleys. Well I was thinking of walls not unlike these.
John: I’m sure it looks better with carpeting.

D’Argo: This ship is legendary. Even in my culture, it was thought invincible.
John: Yeah, well, just ask Leonardo DiCaprio. Even the big ones go down.

Aeryn: Someone has regenerated communications.
John: Recently? Or do you guys have like the best car batteries of all time?

Gilina: I can’t believe you’re not Sebacean.
John: Human. It’s kinda like Sebacean, but we haven’t conquered other worlds yet so we just kick the crap out of each other.

Gilina: Thank you for stopping her from killing me today.
John: Well, I try to save a life a day. Usually it’s my own.

John: It’s red wire, blue wire, red wire, blue wire, and at the last possible second, he cuts the wrong wire!
Gilina: And the bomb never goes off?
John: Nuh-uh!. He cuts the WRONG wire! That’s the whole point! Fifteen seconds later they’re running out of the building and everything blows all to hell!
Gilina: And you call this entertainment?
John: Yeah, well, you know… it replaced cock fighting.

John: Yeah. You know cosmic theory?
Gilina: Yeah, it’s something that intrigues me.
John: I got my doctorate in it.
Gilina: A doctorate? What is that?
John: It’s, uh, a couple of letters they add to the end of your name. Not much help out here though. Last textbook I read made a case for why you and all other forms of alien life didn’t exist.

John: They spit fire? How come nobody tells me this stuff? How come nobody tells me they spit fire! AERYN!

John: Hey.
Aeryn: A greeting I shall never understand.
John: It’s kinda all-purpose. Let’s see, let the other person decide what they wanna talk about.
Aeryn: What if they don’t want to talk?
John: Then they say ‘hey’ back.
Aeryn: Hey.
John: Well, now the first person that doesn’t wanna talk can be trumped if the other person realizes that they need to. Hey.
Aeryn: I hate being ambushed.

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