Farscape (1999–2003)
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Through the Looking Glass 

Since the Moya can no longer Starburst, the crew doesn't feel they are safe on the Leviathan. Fearing the crew will leave, Moya attempts a Starburst. The crew is now separated on 3 ... See full summary »

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Since the Moya can no longer Starburst, the crew doesn't feel they are safe on the Leviathan. Fearing the crew will leave, Moya attempts a Starburst. The crew is now separated on 3 different versions of Moya, and there is an unknown creature apparently attacking them. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Ka D'Argo: Have you ever heard of anything like this happening before?
John Crichton: D'Argo, I haven't heard of anything like anything before. My planet doesn't even go to the moon anymore.
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Moya gets split into four different dimensions
16 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As Moya's pregnancy continues reduce her starburst capabilities the crew debate whether the time has come to abandon her and find a new ship. They don't realise that Moya is listening to them; eager to prove herself Moya immediately starbursts but something strange happens; Moya gets split into four distinct dimensions; the regular one, one with a nausea inducing red light, a blue lit one with a piercing noise and a yellow tinted one which causes those in it to laugh hysterically. Crew members only exist in one of the dimensions at a time but can move between them through portals although each portal only works in one direction. It turns out Moya is stuck in starburst and must get out if they are to survive... to make matters worse there is an inter-dimensional creature that may pose a threat to them... or offer them the solution they need.

One thing I like about Farscape is the way the protagonists are always bickering in a way you'd never find in the more refined worlds of shows like Star Trek; here it is their bickering that leads to their difficulties. The idea of having a spaceship split into different dimensions isn't new but it is well handled and one of the dimensions is a bit painful for the viewer too... I'd advise not to watch this while listening on headphones or the blue dimension may hurt your ears! The previous episode only gave very limited screen time to new crew member Chiana; thankfully she gets a lot more screen time here so we can get to know her character a bit better; Gigi Edgely is great in the role and is proving to be a fine addition to the cast. Some of the special effects weren't too great but they weren't too bad either so didn't really detract from the story. I'm not usually a fan of shows which end with the protagonists sitting around laughing but here it actually worked because the things they were laughing at were quite funny and it was believable that they would be laughing as a form of stress relief after being in a dangerous situation like that. Overall this was a decent episode which advanced the main plot arc concerning Moya's baby a fair bit in the final scene even though most of the episode could have been considered 'stand alone' up until that point.


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