While the duo explored the planet, they saw Skid McMarx and his agent. Qwark used an escape pod on the Leviathan to escape death by exploding ship. Ratchet used an escape pod as one of his ships to go to Fastoon in Tools of Destrcution.
Lawrence had a special escape pod on his ship he would've taken Nefarious to The Great Clock. Croid had one in his base for an escape from Nevo. The Pods have Masag-o-tronic seats, and many other luxury products, however if they are all activated at once, the pod will implode.