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"Farscape" Won't Get Fooled Again (2000)

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Farscape: Season 2: Episode 15 -- Crichton wakes to find himself back on Earth and the Farscape project failing. However, all is not as it seems, with D'Argo, Aeryn and co. co-existing with DK and his Dad. John only has Scorpius to turn to for answers before it's too late!

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Writers:
Rockne S. O'Bannon (creator)
Richard Manning (writer)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
18 August 2000 (Season 2, Episode 15)
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Plot:
Crichton has returned to Earth. Or has he always been on Earth all this time? People from his past and present appear. Is this some trick, if so who is behind it and why. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Ben Browder ... John Crichton

Claudia Black ... Officer Aeryn Sun / Dr. Batina Fairchild

Virginia Hey ... Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan / Dr. Jane Komenski

Anthony Simcoe ... Ka D'Argo / Gary Ragell

Gigi Edgley ... Chiana / Jessica

Kent McCord ... Jack Crichton

Wayne Pygram ... Scorpius / Drummer

Lani John Tupu ... Captain Bialar Crais / Officer Gordon / Pilot (voice) (as Lani Tupu)
Carmen Duncan ... Leslie Crichton

Murray Bartlett ... Douglas 'D.K.' Knox

Jonathan Hardy ... Douglas Logan / Dominar Rygel XVI (voice)
Thomas Holesgrove ... Garth

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rowan Woods 
 
Writing credits
Rockne S. O'Bannon (creator)

Richard Manning (writer)

Produced by
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Brian Henson .... executive producer
David Kemper .... executive producer
Richard Manning .... executive producer
Sue Milliken .... producer
Rockne S. O'Bannon .... executive consultant
Rod Perth .... executive producer
Andrew Prowse .... associate producer
Naren Shankar .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Guy Gross 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Bacon 
 
Film Editing by
Wayne LeClos 
 
Production Design by
Tim Ferrier 
 
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
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
Daniel Perrott .... lighting technician
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
Honor Bannister .... script supervisor
John Eccleston .... puppetry
Graeme Haddon .... puppeteer
Mario Haloutas .... puppeteer (as Mario Halouvas)
Peter Harris .... location manager
Sophie Kennedy White .... assistant production coordinator
Sean Masterson .... puppeteer
Grant McAloon .... script editor
Mat McCoy .... puppeteer (as Matt McCoy)
Tim Mieville .... puppeteer
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
 
DistributorsSpecial Effects

Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Won't Get Fooled Again", "Crichton Kicks" and "What Was Lost: Part 1 - Sacrifice" and "What Was Lost: Part 2 - Resurrection" are the only episodes with no scenes on board either Moya nor Talyn.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Crichton is flailing the second non-anamatronic Rygel/D Logan around in circles you can clearly see his little puppet hands floating around outside the jacket, especially when he starts to hold him over the ledge.See more »
Quotes:
Captain Biallar Crais:Freeze. You're under arrest. You have the right to the remains of a silent attorney. If you cannot afford one... tough noogies. You can make ONE phone call. I recommend Trixie: 976-Triple-5-LOVE. Do you understand these rights as I've explained them to you?
John Crichton:No
Captain Biallar Crais:Then I can't arrest you!
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Movie Connections:
References Harvey (1950)See more »

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4 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
A Low Point, 14 February 2012
Author: aimless-46 from Kentucky

Each season the production on this series had a four-month summer break and then completed the season when they returned in the fall. Cranking hard to get episodes 15, 16, and 17 finished for season 2 before the break, the producers were forced to use several lesser scripts and the series experienced an almost fatal hiccup when these were broadcast late in the summer of 2000. "Won't Get Fooled Again" was one of these dog episodes that reflected the desperation of the producers, who in the rush were forced to go with this due to the absence of other quality or even satisfactory script material.

Normally such acts of desperation do not happen until the 5th or 6th season of a hit series, as the writers find themselves flogging a dead horse in the stable of originality. In "Farscape's" case they simply stole an idea from "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (TV Series 1995–1999). The writers for that series had run out of ideas late in their fifth season and cobbled together "For Those of You Just Joining Us..." (#5.9) in which the writing staff (played by members of the cast) went to a corporate retreat to work on the show's quality. It was done for laughs and was quite entertaining.

Unfortunately "Won't Get Fooled Again" (a self-reflexive reference to first season episode "A Human Reaction") is not played for laughs or at least does not get any laughs, unless you are amused by the total exposure of Ben Browder's limitations as an actor. Browder is tasked with portraying a mental breakdown on the scale of Catherine Deneuve's in "Repulsion", and he mostly just leaves you embarrassed for him (and for episode Director Rowan Woods whose acting for the camera directing talents will never be confused with those of Roman Polanski).

Gigi Edgley is almost completely absent from the episode, which was probably a relief for her but not for perceptive viewers, who had concluded early on that the quality of an episode tended to be positively correlated with the quantity of her character's screen time.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.

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