old-age: Farscape ‘The Locket’

Farscape ‘The Locket’

In the Farscape episode ‘The Locket’ Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) sets off on a reconnaissance mission but Moya somehow shifts time-zones; when Aeryn returns for her 165 cycles have passed.

Premature ageing is is a pretty well mined-out trope in this genre (how many times has the Star Trek franchise used it?) but this episode was nicely done. Reverse starburst is a wonderful thing.

The makeup

Paul Pattison was the hair and makeup supervisors for straight makeup: Dave Elsey (now of Igor Studios) was the creative supervisor for special effects makeup.