Biocrime/Biocrime (Redux)   6 comments

Above:  Father Abode (Or is she?)

A Screen Capture

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SEASON 2, EPISODE 3

MAIN CAST

Tanya Allen as Percy Montana

Clive Robertson as Travis Montana

Dawn Stern as Callista “Callie” Larkadia

Stephen Marcus as Rudolpho DeLuna

Paul Fox as Marcus Fagen

Graham Harley as Caravaggio (the ship’s AI)–in Starhunter 2300

Murray Melvin as Caravaggio (the ship’s AI)–in Starhunter Redux, Season 2

SUPPORTING CAST

Ellen Dubin as Father Abode

Boyd Banks as Lumpy Goodwin

Walker Boone as Senator Orford

Maggie Castle as Taryn Orford

Hugh Dillon as Gus

Ron Kennell as Arnot

Debra McCabe as Vayla Tambur

Mike Turner as Man #1

Curt Wu as Lab Tech #1

Brian Frank as Man #3

BEHIND THE CAMERAS

Director = David Wheatley

Writer = Peter Zorich (Peter I. Horton)

Composer (Theme–Starhunter 2300) = Peter Gabriel (Darker Star, arranged and mixed by Richard Evans and David Rhodes)

Composers (Episode–Starhunter 2300) = The Insects (Bob Locke and Tim Norfolk)

Composer (Theme–Starhunter Redux, Season 2) = Donald Quan

Composer (Episode–Starhunter Redux) = Donald Quan

Length of original episode = 0:47:57

Length of Redux episode = 0:43:59

GENERAL COMMENTS ABOUT THE EPISODE

Above:  Lumpy Goodwin

A Screen Capture

  1. The universe of Starhunter/Starhunter Redux is dangerous and dark.
  2. Walker Boone, who played Senator Orford, also portrayed Leland T. Lynch, one of the Chief Engineers of the U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701-D, during the first season of Star Trek:  The Next Generation, in Skin of Evil.
  3. In Syn City, Io, Jupiter Federation, Marcus and Callie are complaining about having to wait for Travis when they rescue a young woman wearing only a sheet from two men wearing blood-stained white uniforms.  The young woman is Taryn Orford, the disowned daughter of Mars Federation Senator Orford.  She is also a drug addict.  She and Marcus were friends and drug addicts on the streets together until Marcus went off with Travis.
  4. This episode seems to imply that Taryn and Marcus were on the streets of Syn City, Io.  However, this series has already established that Travis rescued Marcus in a bar on Oberon, a moon of Uranus.  I wonder if I am missing some important details.
  5. Marcus feels guilty for abandoning Taryn.
  6. Marcus and Callie take Taryn back to the Transutopian, docked at Clarke Station, for “Father” would find her at a hospital in Syn City.  “Father” is Father Abode, of whom no image exists.
  7. Half of Taryn’s body is turning into something not human.  The rapid transformation is killing her.  Percy takes on the unpleasant duty of draining blood from flooded areas of Taryn’s body, concealed under an increasingly stained sheet as the episode progresses.
  8. Senator Orford, who does not care about his daughter, blames Marcus for getting her addicted to drugs.  Senator Orford also insists on keeping Marcus and Taryn apart, even after hiring Travis and the team (minus Marcus) to bring in the notorious Father Abode, a student of Dr. Novak during the Callistian Civil War (The Man Who Sold the World).
  9. Father Abode genetically modifies victims for “sex and degradation.”  Options in genetic modification include transgender and transspecies.
  10. Marcus, working the case alone in Syn City, reunites with Vayla Tambur, a friend an an exotic dancer with a heart of gold.  She is reluctant to help him find Lumpy Goodwin, a drug dealer and a human trafficker in cahoots with Father Abode.
  11. Senator Orford introduces Travis and Callie to detectives Gus and Arnot, who are corrupt–in cahoots with Lumpy and Father Abode.
  12. Marcus reunites with Lumpy, who, after learning that Marcus is on the right side of the law, drugs him and plans to give him to Father Abode.  Then Travis and Callie rescue Marcus and arrest Lumpy.
  13. Gus and Arnot, concerned about having to tell Father Abode about Lumpy’s capture, know they will not want to live unless they can spin the situation to their benefit.  They plot to capture bounty hunters, offer to trade them for Lumpy, get Lumpy back, then kill the bounty hunters.
  14. The Transutopian has at least two functional shuttles.
  15. Travis has a plan.  He will go undercover as Mr. Farrell, carrying a skin sample from Callie, and go to meet Father Abode.  Travis needs access to Father Abode’s records of genetic modification, to save Taryn.  Callie inserts a top-secret tracking device in one of Travis’s arms.  This tracking device is top-secret and from Mars Federation Special Forces.
  16. Father Abode is a woman.  What a way to avoid detection!
  17. According to plan, Callie and Rudolpho follow Travis.  Father Abode learns why Travis is there, and begins to modify him genetically.  Gus and Arnot arrest Callie and Rudolpho.  Rudolpho offers to bribe them, so they let the bounty hunters go.  Callie and Rudolpho rescue Travis and encounter Father Abode and an amorous clone of Callie.  The close is fragile, though; she dies due to the slightest injury.
  18. Taryn and Travis recover aboard the Transutopian.
  19. The woman in the brig of the Tulip is actually a clone of Father Abode.  The clone dies.  The real Father Abode is on one of the outer worlds.
  20. Taryn agrees to meet her father.
  21. Gus and Arnot keep very low profiles.  They also never receive the bribes Rudolpho promised them.
  22. In this episode Callie said that if she were in Taryn’s position, her father would not help her.

We will learn about Callie’s parents in the next episode, Chasing Janus.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

NOVEMBER 21, 2019 COMMON ERA

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