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"Farscape" I Shrink Therefore I Am (2002)

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Farscape: Season 4: Episode 8 -- When Moya is raided by bounty hunters working for the Peacekeepers, every crew member is captured except for Crichton and Noranti. The armoured intruders shrink the captives and imprison them inside holding cavities in their torsos - if Crichton harms them, he endangers his friends as well. Finding that Scorpius is also free and on the run, Crichton teams up with him to fight off the menace, unaware that the leader of the bounty hunters has a hidden agenda.


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Rockne S. O'Bannon (creator)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
2 August 2002 (Season 4, Episode 8)
Bounty Hunters capture most of the crew. Only John and Noranti are free. Crichton must work with Scorpius to save the crew... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Rowan Woods 
Writing credits
Rockne S. O'Bannon (creator)

Chris Wheeler (written by) (as Christopher Wheeler)

Produced by
Juliet Blake .... executive producer
Anne Bruning .... line producer
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Brian Henson .... executive producer
David Kemper .... executive producer
Richard Manning .... executive producer
Sue Milliken .... producer
Justin Monjo .... co-executive producer
Rockne S. O'Bannon .... executive consultant
Andrew Prowse .... producer
Mark Saraceni .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Guy Gross 
Cinematography by
Russell Bacon 
Film Editing by
Nicholas Holmes 
Casting by
Hatice Kanli 
Production Design by
Tim Ferrier 
Makeup Department
Sophie Fleming .... prosthetic makeup artist
Troy Follington .... hair makeup & prosthetics artist (Personal to Claudia Black)
Kerrin Jackson .... prosthetic makeup artist
Adam Johansen .... special makeup effects artist
Art Department
Tariq Raheem .... concept artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Damian Candusso .... dialogue editor
Blair Slater .... foley recordist and mixer
Alicia Slusarski .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Brett Beacham .... chief mould maker
Visual Effects by
Benita Carey .... visual effects supervisor
Grant Everett .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Ben West .... visual effects supervisor
Ashley Fairfield .... stunt performer
George Saliba .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Perrott .... lighting technician
Rodrigo Vidal-Dawson .... second assistant camera (as Rodrigo Vidal Dawson)
Toby Watson .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Marianne Jade .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Owen .... costumer
Jo Thorpe .... costume cutter
Jake Collier .... fx costume (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Al Hansen .... colorist
Brett McManus .... on-line supervisor
Location Management
Peter Harris .... location manager
Other crew
Deborah Alleck .... production coordinator
Brittan Brown .... post-production accountant
John Eccleston .... puppetry
Rockne S. O'Bannon .... executive consultant
Ben Tomkins .... picture double (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Directed by
Geoff Bennett (episode "Perfect Murder, A")
Tony Tilse (episode "Look at the Princess, Part I: 'A Kiss is But a Kiss'") (episode "Look at the Princess, Part II: 'I Do, I Think'") (episode "Look at the Princess, Part III: 'The Maltese Crichton'") (episode "Til the Blood Runs Clear")
Ian Watson (episode "Into the Lion's Den: Part 1 - Lambs into the Slaughter")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rockne S. O'Bannon  creator

Produced by
Richard Manning .... executive producer (episode "Self Inflicted Wounds. Part I Could'a, Would'a, Should'a")
Sue Milliken .... consulting producer (episode "Self Inflicted Wounds. Part I Could'a, Would'a, Should'a")
Justin Monjo .... supervising producer (episode "Self Inflicted Wounds. Part I Could'a, Would'a, Should'a")
Lesley Parker .... line producer (episode "Self Inflicted Wounds. Part I Could'a, Would'a, Should'a")
Andrew Prowse .... co-producer (episode "Self Inflicted Wounds. Part I Could'a, Would'a, Should'a")
Emily Skopov .... consulting producer (2001-2002)
Tony Winley .... producer (episode "Self Inflicted Wounds. Part I Could'a, Would'a, Should'a") (as Anthony Winley)
Makeup Department
Annie Single .... makeup supervisor (season 4)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Cole .... second assistant director: second unit (1999-2001)
Daniel Palmisano .... assistant director
Art Department
Damien Drew .... draftsman
Paul Matthews .... art department electrician
Sound Department
Jo Mion .... sound assistant (season 1)
Special Effects by
Stephen Bettles .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Vaughn Arnup .... digital compositor (third series)
Marcus Bolton .... lead compositor
Chris Cooper .... lead animator
Sarah Dowland .... visual effects producer
Gregory W. McKee .... animatronics
Sunit Parekh .... animator
Matt Town .... assistant visual effects editor
Brendan Lonergan .... creature finisher/painter (uncredited)
Glenn Suter .... stunt rigger: decelerator, ratchets
Daniel Stevens .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Burdett .... key grip
Luke Thomas .... focus puller
Animation Department
Chris Cooper .... lead animator
Other crew
Kerry Fetzer .... caterer
Jackie Hallatt .... creative supervisor: Costuming
Piers Hampton .... project producer: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Joyce Hsieh .... production accountant
Karen Jacobson .... voice artist
Reza Mokhtar .... caterer
Suzy Vaughan .... clip clearance
Suzy Vaughan .... script clearance
Mak Wilson .... puppet master
Jonathan Wolf .... studio representative
Megan Worthy .... assistant to producer
DistributorsSpecial Effects

Additional Details

USA:46 min (DVD)
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1) | DTS (5.1 surround)

Did You Know?

When producers realized Duncan Young would be playing Emperor Staleek later on, they digitized his voice for this episode, so that he could use his regular voice as Staleek.See more »
Continuity: When the bounty hunter shrinks Aeryn, her cuffs are gone. But when she is inside the canister Chrichton takes from the dead bounty hunter, she is fastened to the wall of it by the magnetic cuffs she was wearing before she shrank.See more »
John Crichton:How are my little inaction figures?See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Battlestar Galactica" (1978)See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
That shrinking feeling!, 14 September 2012
Author: Tweekums from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

When Crichton and Noranti return to Moya something appears to be wrong; nobody initially replies to their calls; eventually Pilot replies but his message, which sounds perfectly innocuous, is full of hints that something is very wrong and indeed it is. Moya has been boarded by a group of Coreeshi bounty hunters who are after the bounty Grayza has offered for Crichton. Having realised something is wrong John flies round Moya and spots the aliens' ship; he then crashes his pod into it cutting off their means of escape. Moya's crew have all been captured and held on magnetic cuffs; one person remains free though... if John wants to defeat the bounty hunters he will have to work with Scorpius! They set about picking off the Coreeshi one at a time but there is a problem they hadn't figured on; the Coreeshi have technology to shrink prisoners who are then stored in canisters within their armour... they claim that if they die so do the prisoners! If that didn't make things hard enough the head bounty hunter isn't quite what he appears to be.

This is another fun episode which sees Scorpius cast in the role of the good guy for a change. I liked how Sikozu explained various valid scientific reasons why it was impossible for them to have been shrunk like that only for Rygel to point out that since it happened it must be possible! The twist involving the leader of the bounty hunters was good and came as a real surprise; so much so that I won't spoil it here... this character gets a great end too! The only weak point was when the shrunken Aeryn rode a DRD to attack one of the bounty hunters; the effect wasn't up to the usual high standards of the show and looked rather fake. The ending, where Pilot talks about heading into 'Tormented Space' suggests that things are about to get even more interesting in upcoming episodes.

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