No, I Still Haven't Been Hit by a Bus
Wow, I think yesterday was the first day in ages when I didn't write something in here... But the oft-mentioned friend whom I dragged with me into obsessive Farscape fandom a few months ago dropped by, so we spent the day watching the last few episodes from this season and a bunch of eps from the Season 2 DVDs. Needless to say, this went on into the small hours of the morning, as she kept pleading "Just one more!" until we'd made it through all the ones she hadn't yet seen. Yup, I'm telling you, science fictional crack.
I know I was complaining about the lack of extras on the Season 2 discs (and still am, for that matter), but I must say, the deleted scenes are almost worth the price of admission in themselves. There's an absolutely amazing scene between Pilot and Zhaan that was cut from "Dream a Little Dream," which I am really glad to be able to see. I can understand why they cut it: when they changed that episode from season-opener to flashback ep, they doubtless had to cut stuff to make room for the frame story. And the reasoning probably was that seeing the characters grieving for their fallen comrades would likely have less impact when we already know those comrades are alive and well. But, still, it was a lovely, deeply emotional scene, and it was just criminal to cut it. Especially given Pilot's incredibly moving performance. (Yes, part of my brain is entirely convinced that Pilot is actually a real, living being, and not a Muppet at all.)
The first set of second season discs also had some nice deleted scenes: there's one with D'Argo and Chiana that, had it not been cut, would have been the first major indication of the growing attraction between them. Lots of great sexual tension, there. And there was a tiny snippet of John and his "hallucination" from "Crackers Don't Matter" that was both amusing and (particularly in retrospect) really creepy.
Damn TV time constraints.