Farscape (1999–2003)

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Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew.

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 Ka D'Argo / ... (88 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Pilot / ... (88 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Chiana / ... (74 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan / ... (50 episodes, 1999-2002)
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Astronaut John Crichton, on an experimental space mission, is accidentally hurled across the universe into the midst of an intergalactic conflict. Trapped among alien creatures wielding deadly technology and hunted by a merciless military race, Crichton is on an epic odyssey more spectacular than anything he has ever imagined. Written by Dr. Jekyll

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Ben Browder's wife, Francesca Buller, has played three different guest starring roles to date on Farscape (M'Lee in "Bone to Be Wild", Ro-Na in "Look at the Princess" and Raxil in "Scratch 'n' Sniff"), all three as antagonists to John Crichton. In the Fourth Season, she came back again as War Minister Akhna, another antagonist. See more »

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[about using wormholes to travel through time and space and to alter history]
John Crichton: Ah, screw it. But I am not Kirk, Spock, Luke, Buck, Flash or Arthur frelling Dent. I'm Dorothy Gale from Kansas.
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The end credits of episode 4.1 ("Crichton Kicks") is accompanied by Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture instead of the regular theme. See more »

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Perhaps the best sci-fi series ever filmed for TV
6 October 2004 | by (Rochester, New York) – See all my reviews

Farscape is not the easiest series to get into. You really need to see it from the beginning which is probably one of the reasons the ratings were not that great when it aired on the Sci-Fi Channel.

There is a continuing story here and the characters and their relationships to each other are complex. But this is what makes this show so compelling. Once you get into the flow of this series it is impossible to not be totally entertained and involved.

My recommendation is to rent or buy the box set of the first year and try it for yourself. You will not be sorry.

A new Farscape movie will be shown on Sci-Fi this fall. Apparently it will begin where the series left off. Hopefully this will lead to other movies but at this point, who knows?


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