This post is all about a frivolous moment I enjoyed with kvetch. Most of it is lead-up and background, but in my opinion, the punchline is definitely worth it.
The Lead Up
In this episode, the gang come across a derelict Peacekeeper ship. Aeryn Sun and John Crichton go aboard to investigate, and find a Peacekeeper tech called Gilina, who recognises them as escaped fugitives wanted by the Peacekeepers.
- Note The First: Gilina is wearing some very dark lipstick, and despite some messy circumstances it remains perfect for the duration of the episode.
After some heated interrogation and negotiation with Aeryn, Gilina agrees to help the gang with some greasy tech machine stuff. The Peacekeeper derelict has a defense screen, and Gilina and John get to work on getting it functional and installed on board their ship, Moya.
- Note The Second: in circumstances such as these, hot scenes with some grease involvement are really ubiquitous.
So in between some getting-to-know-you flamey tool-usage, cable-connect-uppage and hot spanner-on-bolt action, John and Gilina get all hot and bothered together (complete with metaphorical blinking red lights, flying sparks, and spurting steam).
This hot and botheredness includes some serious face suckage, during which Gilina’s lipstick remains perfect and John Crichton’s face remains lipstick-free.
The episode is wrapped up with some bonus extra morality lessons about inaccurate assumptions and the validity of all life forms, and some pretty close-ups are included with each of them indulging in some solitary melancholic introspection.
So I was watching this with kvetch, and I start commentating (as I do):
- Me: “Hey, how come his face isn’t covered in lipstick?”
kvetch: “It’s space lipstick.”
This is a good example of why kvetch is such a fun serf to own. :)
That’s it for Fun With Kvetch. If you’d like to watch the episode to see the mysteriously majickal superpowered lipstick, here it is in four parts.
Farscape [1x07] – PK Tech Girl [PART 1] 15:00
Farscape [1x07] – PK Tech Girl [PART 2] 15:00
Farscape [1x07] – PK Tech Girl [PART 3] 15:00
Farscape [1x07] – PK Tech Girl [PART 4] 3:10