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'Resistance Reexamined: Gender, Fan Practices, and Science Fiction Television'
Unformatted Document Text:  11 informs John in an earlier episode. Aeryn is therefore resistant to emotional entanglements. This appears to reverse stereotypes in which women are seen as emotionally available and men as emotionally remote, but its consequences still reproduce hegemonic “norms.” Aeryn scents her hair before tutoring John on spacecraft maneuverability in his cramped research module. John takes the hint and compliments her. A kiss ensues, but Aeryn rebuffs him by announcing that she will not fall prey to his “hormones,” although it is actually the emotional commitment she fears. This rejection and others that follow set up a story in which John, having nothing to lose, flirts with several women and then agrees to a marriage of convenience to an alien Princess in order to foil the Peacekeeper tyrant, Scorpius. Eventually, John is “rescued” by an undercover agent, Jena, and the audience is treated to sexier images of John cavorting with her than they had ever seen of him with Aeryn. Although Browder comments that he believed the fans would resent him as a result of this plot twist (see Browder, 2000), Aeryn’s refusals have essentially given John “permission” to stray. However, when Jena offers him a test of compatibility, John responds, “we’re not compatible.” In the meantime, Aeryn spurns the advances of a persistent suitor who submits it’s because of her feelings for John, opening the interpretive possibility that she is more faithful to John than he is to her. Ultimately, with the marriage dissolved and danger averted, John and Aeryn meet again in the maintenance bay where the arc began. Without words, Aeryn offers John a vial–the same compatibility test he earlier declined. Drops from the vial are placed on tongues which are then touched, and if the taste is sweet the pair is compatible. John and Aeryn perform this ritual and kiss, but only after Aeryn turns away do we see satisfied smiles form on her lips, and his. This formula allows the series to have things both ways–to gradually advance the romantic storyline, but still place John in sexually provocative situations with other females. The season three plot in which John, already in love with Aeryn, is split into two identical Johns, with one going off with her on Moya’s offspring, the gunship Talyn, and the other pining for her (but still having close calls with other women) on the mother ship,

Authors: Scodari, Christine.
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informs John in an earlier episode. Aeryn is therefore resistant to emotional entanglements.
This appears to reverse stereotypes in which women are seen as emotionally available and
men as emotionally remote, but its consequences still reproduce hegemonic “norms.”
Aeryn scents her hair before tutoring John on spacecraft maneuverability in his
cramped research module. John takes the hint and compliments her. A kiss ensues, but
Aeryn rebuffs him by announcing that she will not fall prey to his “hormones,” although it
is actually the emotional commitment she fears. This rejection and others that follow set up
a story in which John, having nothing to lose, flirts with several women and then agrees to
a marriage of convenience to an alien Princess in order to foil the Peacekeeper tyrant,
Scorpius. Eventually, John is “rescued” by an undercover agent, Jena, and the audience is
treated to sexier images of John cavorting with her than they had ever seen of him with
Aeryn. Although Browder comments that he believed the fans would resent him as a result
of this plot twist (see Browder, 2000), Aeryn’s refusals have essentially given John
“permission” to stray. However, when Jena offers him a test of compatibility, John
responds, “we’re not compatible.” In the meantime, Aeryn spurns the advances of a
persistent suitor who submits it’s because of her feelings for John, opening the interpretive
possibility that she is more faithful to John than he is to her. Ultimately, with the marriage
dissolved and danger averted, John and Aeryn meet again in the maintenance bay where
the arc began. Without words, Aeryn offers John a vial–the same compatibility test he
earlier declined. Drops from the vial are placed on tongues which are then touched, and if
the taste is sweet the pair is compatible. John and Aeryn perform this ritual and kiss, but
only after Aeryn turns away do we see satisfied smiles form on her lips, and his.
This formula allows the series to have things both ways–to gradually advance the
romantic storyline, but still place John in sexually provocative situations with other
females. The season three plot in which John, already in love with Aeryn, is split into two
identical Johns, with one going off with her on Moya’s offspring, the gunship Talyn, and
the other pining for her (but still having close calls with other women) on the mother ship,


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