Episode 706: A For Alliance, Special Features
 CROWNING MOMENT OF AWESOME
Because the scene below just cries out for it:
(Where Joshua's covered in blood and advancing on the enemy...)
Nika: (via earcomm) Would you like to tell me what the hell you're doing?
Joshua: Clearing our path.
Nika: Oh God …
 HOW TO SPEAK RUSSIAN
Bozhe moi = Боже мой = Boh-zheh moy = My God! (exclamation) Sound clip
Yebat' menya = ебать меня = yee-bahtz men-yah = F*ck me! (the expletive, not the invitation)
 HOW TO SPEAK CHINESE
 OUTTAKES AND AD LIBS
(Nika wants to do something fun while Rina and Kiera are off-ship.)
Arden: Wanna go dancing?
Joshua: Yes, take her dancing.
Nika: Ooh, dancing. Wanna tango?
Arden: (to Joshua) Bye. We’ll be back Monday.
(On the water being safe to drink … which devolves into other topics … )
Arden: It seems potable.
Joshua: Good enough for me. I'm cool with this. 80%? I'm cool with it.
Arden: Yeah but your spousal unit is probably not.
Nika: (giggling) Heeeeehee
Joshua: My spousal unit usually requires 99.997 purity. And she never gets 99.997.
Rina: (Gibb slaps Arden)
Arden: Are you slapping me? Why?
Joshua: Because she can't slap me.
Nika: Because you said 'spousal unit'.
Arden: Is she not?
Rina: Yes, I am not.
Nika: She's his wife.
Arden: See? Spousal unit. Just like he is her spousal unit.
Nika: No, where you come from there's spousal units. In the real world, they're husband and wife.
Joshua: She just called you unreal.
Arden: You saying there's different words for male and female?
Rina: (sputtering) Oh, God. I am not listening to this! He's a doctor and doesn't know there's a difference between men and women?
Arden: I was talking about the difference between husband and wife. There are different words for each thing so obviously there's discrimination. Somebody's discriminated against because you have different words for them.
Joshua: I should be upset with that.
Rina: Discriminating is not the same thing as discrimination or prejudice. Yellow. Blue. Different words. One is yellow. One is blue.
Joshua: Yes. You get to yank his chain one way. I get to yank his chain my way.
Arden: I have a blue pill and a yellow pill. They do different things.
Rina: That's good to hear from a doctor.
Joshua: I knew you were going to say that.
Joshua: I'm yanking your chain. He's yanking your chain. Or I'm yanking both of your chains.
Rina: If you're going to yank anything, I'd rather you yank something else.
Joshua: I already made that joke.
Kiera: If I'm really hungry and really starving, I will eat the leaves on his beans in hydroponics if I am that desperate.
Joshua: You don't touch my hydroponics.
Joshua: I'm sorry, I thought that was a joke. I'm sorry, what?
Rina: (More laughter)
Joshua: Look, the food's good. It meets my satisfaction standards. 80%? That's restaurant-quality passing.
Kiera: We've been out to the Rim and drank water out of creeks. C'mon, people.
Joshua: Right, that's what I'm saying.
Nika: It's probably cleaner than the water you get out of here.
Arden: I wouldn't go that far.
Joshua: We're all good. We are all good. We're all stocked up. It's time to move on. Move on.
Kiera: Thoroughly. My doctors have advised me to cook everything thoroughly. Fine. (huffs!) Actually, heat really does kill a lot of stuff.
Joshua: So tomorrow night we're having sushi and the next night, gazpacho …
(on getting some black market gum and Rina stepping off-ship without her usual suspects)
Arden: Do you think it's worthwhile to get some gum on the black market?
Kiera: Ooh. Black Market. I'll go.
Nika: Now why did I know she was going to say that? It sounds like a good idea, actually. At the very least, it would be good to pass along the information.
Joshua: You had me at 'black market' for it being a good idea.
Arden: Sounds like a good idea.
Nika: (imitating Joshua) Because, "awesome"!
Joshua: I'm not going. I'll let her do it. She doesn't like me when I come along.
Nika: Joshua, you make me crazy. Do you see why I need a vacation?
Joshua: No, what did I do?
Rina: Kiera. Do you need company?
Kiera: (puzzled) Sure?
Rina: You're dealing with criminal elements and I thought you might want someone as back-up in case there's any funny business.
Rina: What are you wearing?
Kiera: What am I wearing? Clothes.
Rina: What kind of clothes?
Kiera: Regular clothes. Why?
Kiera: Yeah. I don't have military clothes.
Rina: No, no, no. What I mean is—I'm not wearing my vest. Not taking my weapons.
Beglan: Cuz everybody's happy on Persephone.
Joshua: Happy Black Market dealers.
Nika: No, wait—What?
Rina's not taking her vest. She's not taking her weapons. Nika stares.
Nika: Somethin's wrong with your wife.
Kiera: I've got her by the hand. She's—
Nika: Nope! She's leaving her gear at home. There's something wrong with your wife.
Joshua: She's going without—wow.
Nika: She's leaving her mesh at home.
Rina: (relenting) I'll bring my leatherman. I'll be fine.
Joshua: (to Nika) It's okay. We're all expanding emotionally. Growing bigger and bigger.
Rina: What? These people are going to happy me to death?
Joshua: (grinning) Man, I can't wait til they happy her to death.
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