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"Farscape" My Three Crichtons (2000)

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Farscape: Season 2: Episode 10 -- A strange globe appears on Moya, sucking in Crichton and duplicating him creating two additional people. One who is a de-evolved 'cave man' and another who has increased mental ability.

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Writers:
Rockne S. O'Bannon (creator)
Grant McAloon (teleplay)
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Original Air Date:
14 July 2000 (Season 2, Episode 10)
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An energy ball enters Moya, and comes into contact with everyone on board. When it reaches Crichton... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
Catherine Millar 
 
Writing credits
Rockne S. O'Bannon (creator)

Grant McAloon (teleplay)

Gabrielle G. Stanton (story) &
Harry Werksman (story) (as Harry Werksman Jr.)

Produced by
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Brian Henson .... executive producer
David Kemper .... executive producer
Richard Manning .... co-executive producer
Sue Milliken .... producer
Rockne S. O'Bannon .... executive consultant
Rod Perth .... executive producer
Andrew Prowse .... associate producer
Naren Shankar .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Guy Gross 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Bacon 
 
Film Editing by
Suresh Ayyar 
 
Production Design by
Tim Ferrier 
 
Art Direction by
Julian Parry (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Oleh Sokolovsky 
 
Costume Design by
Terry Ryan 
 
Makeup Department
Kerrin Jackson .... assistant makeup artist
Adam Johansen .... special makeup effects artist
Paul Pattison .... makeup supervisor
Colin Ware .... special makeup effects artist
 
Sound Department
Christian Bass .... dialogue editor
James Docherty .... second boom operator
Blair Slater .... foley recordist and mixer
 
Special Effects by
Zoe Skinner .... creature effects
 
Visual Effects by
Grant Everett .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Thomas Kayser .... visual effects supervisor
Alex Scollay .... visual effects artist
Ben West .... visual effects supervisor
Alexander Whitlam .... visual effects artist
Marusha Xeros .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
George Saliba .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Batterham .... director of photography: second unit
Adam Hunter .... second unit: best boy
Michael Rich .... grip
Rodrigo Vidal-Dawson .... second assistant camera (as Rodrigo Vidal Dawson)
Toby Watson .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jo Thorpe .... costume cutter
 
Editorial Department
Al Hansen .... colorist
Brett McManus .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Kira Bohn .... script supervisor
John Eccleston .... puppetry
Peter Harris .... location manager
Sophie Kennedy White .... assistant production coordinator
Grant McAloon .... script editor
Justin Monjo .... creative consultant
Rockne S. O'Bannon .... executive consultant
Gabrielle G. Stanton .... executive story editor (as Gabrielle Stanton)
Lily Taylor .... story editor
Harry Werksman .... executive story editor (as Harry Werksman Jr.)
Robert E. Wozniak .... production executive
 

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)
 
Stunts
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
 
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USA:46 min (DVD)
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Three Different Crichtons!, 17 June 2012
Author: Tweekums from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

A strange energy ball enters Moya and hovers over each of the crew members until it comes to Crichton; then Aeryn shoots it and it starts to grow. He is engulfed by it and shortly afterwards something strange happens; a caveman like creature comes out of the sphere and flees he is followed shortly after by Crichton who has no idea what happened to him in the sphere. They pursue the intruder and when Chiana meets up with him she makes a startling discovery... the caveman is an atavistic version of Crichton! Not long afterwards third Crichton emerges; this one seems to be a more highly evolved version of the Crichton we know. It takes some time to convince Crichton that the two new beings are in fact versions of him; by the time he does they have another problem; the sphere is active again and it looks as though it will pull Moya into another dimension. The two more advanced Crichtons come up with a plan that might stop it and manage to communicate with the Sphere; they learn it is collecting genetic samples and unless one of the three Crichtons is returned to it Moya and everybody on board will die... It is no surprise that 'Caveman Crichton' is selected. Chiana however has decided that this is unfair and releases him; it looks as if the other two will have to find a way to decide which of them is sacrificed.

This wasn't the best episode in the series but it was quite fun. It gave us an insight into the characters as Chiana was willing to protect the most vulnerable while the others were all for sacrificing him. The plot of having a character split is a bit cliché although usually the split affects the original; it was good to see the unaffected original having to deal with the situation alongside the other two. Inevitably by the end only the original was left but this situation came about in a poignant way that left him thinking about himself. This being Farscape there were some laughs to be had; the best being when Aeryn seen the naked 'Advanced Crichton' and comments that a certain change can't just be due to the cold... a bit childish but funny!

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