By Pat Darnell and Space Captains
Do you try to predict the future, sometimes? As a hobby or otherwise, one would've seen what's coming if one watched a TV series in 2000, Farscape. For a literary composite, as Farscape has done, I suggest watching one of the episodes. Episode 8 of Season 2 --"Dream a Little Dream" helps to explain the nature of the aftermath of the worst oil spill in the history of Mankind on Earth here in 2010.
For example: British Petroleum is now facing a two-edged sword in trying to dissuade the world that it is broke, while headed for litigation hell on several international fronts. You know the saying goes: Don't Mess with Texas? What goes true for Texas goes for Gulf Coast states all along the coast. That is too many battle lines for BP.
Gulf Coast Lengths, statute miles
State | General coastline | Tidal shoreline
Florida (Gulf) 770 | 5,095
Alabama 53 | 607
Mississippi 44 | 359
Louisiana 397 | 7,721
Texas 367 | 3,359
Total Gulf Coast 1,631 | 17,141 [statute miles; SOURCE.]
At precisely the same time stamp, the Vatican must scramble for mitigation to thwart Legal Hounds at the Pope's doorstep, concerning their first legal petition arriving from the USA Bishops' sex scandal cover-ups accusers.
At the end of the Twentieth Century, one of the Sci-Fi Channel's most popular shows almost immediately upon airing, "Farscape" begins its thrilling second season as John Crichton, Aeryn, D'Argo and the Moya, their sentient ship, are forced to abandon the Moya's newborn offspring to a Peacekeeper so they can continue their journey. But they must soon deal with the consequences -- as well as a number of hostile aliens.This episode genuinely mocks the legal establishment by the words of its own character judge: "I warn you do not mock our law." Institutions drown in the wake of ships passing too closely.
Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan (Virginia Hey), Chiana (Gigi Edgley), and Dominar Rygel XVI (voiced by Jonathan Hardy), visit Litgara looking for their lost shipmates, only to be embroiled in a conspiracy that leaves a Utility Activist dead. Our trio is trapped in the foible because they are off-worlders. The plot expands as Litigarian's peculiar sense of justice is foisted upon Zhaan, the accused murderess.
It is on a planet called Litigara that 90% of the population is lawyers, and the remaining ten percent are called Utilities. The murder is of a Utility advocate who actively sought to bring the ruling Legal Class down.
On Planet Litigara, in their most sacred halls of justice, the supreme being is their Law, to which the attorneys pray to, and Amen to.
Initially a purist text, Litgarian Law was written like a ten commandments, short and direct to the point. However, the Law grew to its present state of duplicitous complexity to accommodate all the litigators.
Our "off-world-ers," Chiana, and Rygel, defeat the Law and trap the "ruling" legal magistrate in its own simplistic original form. "The Light of Truth is a Parable," claims the ruling Attorney, now himself on trial for conspiring Zhaan's being framed, and his involvement in the murder of a Utility.
But as Rygel points out -- this outcome includes a bit of chicanery, to free their friend, Zhaan.
2000 TV-1410 discs / 22 episodes
Cast: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Lani John Tupu, Jonathan Hardy, Gigi Edgley, Wayne Pygram, Virginia Hey Director: Rowan Woods, Tony Tilse, Andrew Prowse
Genres: Television, TV Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Sci-Fi Channel
This movie is: Mind-bending
Format: DVD and streaming
Farscape is an Australian-American science fiction television series filmed in Australia and produced for the Nine Network then for later seasons Sci-Fi Channel. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson Productions and Hallmark Entertainment. [wkpda] The Jim Henson Company was largely responsible for the various alien makeup and prosthetics, and two regular characters -- the animatronic puppets Rygel and Pilot --- are entirely Creature Shop creations."MooPig gives NetFlix quadruped Thumbs Up -- it is a modern miracle of Media Distribution"
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