I've recently started watching Farscape with my son and was trying to explain the nature of Leviathans and the Leviathan-Pilot relationship. It got me to thinking, though, so now I have a few questions about leviathans in the wild:
- Are there "herds" of wild Leviathans roaming around out in deep space? And if so, do they have Pilots onboard?
- Has any EU source explained how the symbiotic Leviathan-Pilot relationship came to be, or how the Pilots are matched up to their Leviathans?
I know there's an episode featuring a crazy rogue Leviathan that killed off its own Pilot, but it was never stated if it was a wild one or just an escaped one. Obviously, though, Leviathans can exist and operate without a Pilot.
Also - and this may need to be a separate question - if the DRDs are completely mechanical, how are they made? Especially on a wild Leviathan that has no crew? There were several cases where the Moya crew had to assist by repairing damaged DRDs.
I've looked on the Farscape wiki but couldn't find answers to these questions. I've only watched the show, however - I've never read any of the novels or comics, so I'm hoping someone else might have an answer.