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Farscape: We're So Screwed: La Bomba (3)

After thwarting Crichton's escape plan Scorpius denies that he is a Scarran spy and demands Crichton's help to destroy a cavern of vital Scarran flora. Scorpius clams that destroying the flora will provide them with a better means of escape. Meanwhile Rygel and Noranti fight an evil Stark.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x21
Production Number: #10421
Airdate: Friday March 14th, 2003

Director: Rowan Woods
Writer: Mark Saraceni

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David DownerDavid Downer
As Secretary Vakali
Dean ODean O'Gorman
As Zukash
Jason ChongJason Chong
As Rahzaro
John SchwarzJohn Schwarz
As Tugar
Jonathon PasvolskyJonathon Pasvolsky
As Pennoch
Sam BettisonSam Bettison
As Grek
Wayne PygramWayne Pygram
As Scorpius/Harvey
Episode Notes
Crichton refers to Minnie Pearl, a singer/performer on the TV show Hee Haw when Ben Browder was growing up. Minnie Pearl was famed for her hats.

Aeryn's reply yo Crichton's comment about Ahkna being scary - "It's the hat" - was an ad lib by Claudia Black.

David Kemper takes responsibility for this episode's title. Although he wanted it to be called "La La La La La La Bomba."

David Kemper argues that the nuclear explosion in the flower room was so far underground that it would not have devastated everything. After all, everyone on the surface wasn't killed by the underground nuclear tests during the 1950's.

The police station interrogation scene between Crichton and Scorpius was deliberately given a "gunmetal" look to emphasize the difference between Crichton's imagination and Katratzi.

Director Rowan Woods made these sequences a homage to TV police dramas like NYPD Blue.

Francesca Buller's role as Ahkna would have continued into the fifth season of Farscape. There were also plans to bring back some of her earlier creations: the bone-crunching M'Lee from "Bone to Be Wild" and the untrustworthy Raxil from "Scratch 'n' Sniff."

The BBC suggested some alternative titles for the trilogy before deciding not to use one at all - including "Another Fine Mess."

Costume supervisor Lou Elsey is only 5'5" tall, while Duncan Clarke (Staleek) is 6'5". Lou Elsey had to stand on a box to work on Duncan's face when he was wearing his high heels as the Emperor.

Warning: Farscape season 4 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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