Farscape: Season 1, Episode 1

Premiere (19 Mar. 1999)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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Astronaut John Crichton's "Farscape-1" space module is swallowed by a wormhole and spat out on the other side of the universe into the middle of a space battle. Taken on board "Moya", a ... See full summary »

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Astronaut John Crichton's "Farscape-1" space module is swallowed by a wormhole and spat out on the other side of the universe into the middle of a space battle. Taken on board "Moya", a huge bio-mechanoid living ship, desperately trying to escape Peacekeeper captivity. On board Moya is a group of alien fugitives trying to escape from the ruthless Peacekeepers, a local military regime. While managing to escape the immediate threat, John Crichton forms friendships with the prisoners and continues to look for a way home. But later a race of beings called, "The Ancients" implanted knowledge about the power of wormholes in his mind and this knowledge makes him a wanted man throught the Uncharted Territories. Now, John and his crewmates are on the run from ruthless alien races that want his knowledge so they can make wormhole weapons to take over the universe. Despite all that happens to him, despite his friendships and relationships with the crew, at the end of the day he wants to get home... Written by Laurian Luis

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Crichton was originally going to take off from NASA. NASA was approached, and they agreed, but NASA insisted on approving/reviewing the ENTIRE script for the episode, even though they were only going to be in the first few scenes. Producers declined, and they came up with IASA instead. See more »

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Anthony Simcoe's real nose can be seen beneath his prosthetic facial makeup several times. See more »

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John Crichton: Oh, please, let it all be a dream. A very bad, very twisted dream.
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This show is fun!
5 April 2001 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

It's been a long time since I've seen a show that you can actually tell that the actors enjoy working on it. I know it's not rocket science, no pun intended, but this show is fun. I enjoy the writing, it is intelligent and witty. I enjoy the banter between the characters. It seems that some of the best new stuff is coming out of Australia. And believe me, it's welcome.


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