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"Farscape" Premiere (1999)

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Rockne S. O'Bannon (creator)
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Original Air Date:
19 March 1999 (Season 1, Episode 1)
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Plot:
Astronaut John Crichton's "Farscape-1" space module is swallowed by a wormhole and spat out on the other... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Outstanding & Underrated show that re-defines Sci-Fi See more (56 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ben Browder ... John Crichton

Claudia Black ... Officer Aeryn Sun

Virginia Hey ... Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan

Anthony Simcoe ... Ka D'Argo

Kent McCord ... Jack Crichton

Lani John Tupu ... Captain Bialar Crais / Pilot (voice) (as Lani Tupu)

Murray Bartlett ... D.K.

Greg Blandy ... Peacekeeper Guard #1

Colin Borgonon ... Peacekeeper Weapons Officer

Christine Stephen-Daly ... Lt. Teeg
Damen Stephenson ... Bio Isolation Man #1
Lawrence Woodward ... Bio Isolation Man #2

Jonathan Hardy ... Dominar Rygel XVI (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandi Finlay ... Escort Alien (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Andrew Prowse 
 
Writing credits
Rockne S. O'Bannon (creator)

Rockne S. O'Bannon (written by)

Produced by
Matt Carroll .... producer
Richard Clendinnen .... line producer
Kris Noble .... executive producer
Rockne S. O'Bannon .... executive producer
Naren Shankar .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Braedy Neal  (as Subvision)
Chris Neal  (as Subvision)
Subvision 
 
Cinematography by
Craig Barden (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mark Perry 
 
Production Design by
Tim Ferrier 
 
Art Direction by
Tom Brown 
Julian Parry (supervising art director)
Charlie Revai 
 
Set Decoration by
Karen Murphy 
 
Makeup Department
Adam Johansen .... special makeup effects artist
Shane Thomas .... makeup artist
Colin Ware .... creature designer and prosthetic makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ralph Belcher .... assistant unit manager
Matt Jones .... unit manager: second unit
Laura Sivis .... production liaison: Fox Studios Australia
Laura Sivis .... studio facilities coordinator: Fox Studios Australia
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tigger Carroll .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Marco Bittner Rosser .... draughtsman
Simon Clayton .... scenic foreman
Peter Cunningham .... art department electrician
Diana Freeman .... art department coordinator
Peter 'Babylon' Owens .... vehicle builder
David Russell .... storyboard artist
Kerrie Van Lambaart .... assistant to set designer
Brad Diebert .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christian Bass .... dialogue editor
Rodney Berling .... adr & dialogue editor
Nick Breslin .... dialogue editor (as Nicholas Breslin)
Damian Candusso .... dialogue editor
Ella Fairbairn .... assistant sound editor
Phil Judd .... sound re-recording mixer
Linda Murdoch .... sound editor
Alicia Slusarski .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Billy Aziz .... special effects technician
Brett Beacham .... chief mould maker
Richard Darwin .... animatronic model designer
Chris Fitzgerald .... creature effects designer
Chris Murray .... special effects supervisor
Ronald Rametta .... special effects technician
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects technician
David Trethewey .... special effects senior technician
 
Visual Effects by
Emmanuel Blasset .... visual effects: Animal Logic
Felix Crawshaw .... visual effects coordinator
Diego Guerrero .... animator
Andrew Jackson .... digital artist
Steven James .... Co-3D Creative Director (as Steve James)
Simon Maddison .... visual effects artist
Dave Morley .... senior compositor
Robert Nicol .... technical director
Glen Sharah .... systems administrator
Josh Simmonds .... digital effects artist
Andy Tamandl .... animator
Ben De Luca .... systems administrator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ashley Fairfield .... stunts
Alex Kuzelicki .... stunts
Angela Moore .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jonas Juhanson .... additional grip (as Jo Juhanson)
Adam Kuiper .... best boy grip
Peter Stott .... focus puller: main camera
 
Animation Department
Graham Binding .... animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Barton .... set costumer
Jo Thorpe .... costume cutter
 
Editorial Department
Alicia Gleeson .... assistant editor
Al Hansen .... colorist
Noelleen Westcombe .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Aaron Symonds .... assistant to composer
 
Other crew
Royce Dunn .... script supervisor
Jonathan Hardy .... puppetry
Peter Harris .... location manager
'Aussie' Auslan Ismail .... location manager
Arwen Munro .... assistant production coordinator
Christine Robson .... production accountant
Laura Sivis .... security coordinator: Fox Studios Australia
Oksana Sokol .... script supervisor
Victoria Sullivan .... script supervisor
Emanda Thomas .... assistant to producer
Dama Claire .... production consultant (uncredited)
Martin Kosinar .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jason Mack .... set security (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Directed by
Geoff Bennett (episode "Perfect Murder, A")
Tony Tilse (episode "Look at the Princess, Part I: 'A Kiss is But a Kiss'") (episode "Look at the Princess, Part II: 'I Do, I Think'") (episode "Look at the Princess, Part III: 'The Maltese Crichton'") (episode "Til the Blood Runs Clear")
Ian Watson (episode "Into the Lion's Den: Part 1 - Lambs into the Slaughter")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rockne S. O'Bannon  creator

Produced by
Richard Manning .... executive producer (episode "Self Inflicted Wounds. Part I Could'a, Would'a, Should'a")
Sue Milliken .... consulting producer (episode "Self Inflicted Wounds. Part I Could'a, Would'a, Should'a")
Justin Monjo .... supervising producer (episode "Self Inflicted Wounds. Part I Could'a, Would'a, Should'a")
Lesley Parker .... line producer (episode "Self Inflicted Wounds. Part I Could'a, Would'a, Should'a")
Andrew Prowse .... co-producer (episode "Self Inflicted Wounds. Part I Could'a, Would'a, Should'a")
Emily Skopov .... consulting producer (2001-2002)
Tony Winley .... producer (episode "Self Inflicted Wounds. Part I Could'a, Would'a, Should'a") (as Anthony Winley)
 
Makeup Department
Annie Single .... makeup supervisor (season 4)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Cole .... second assistant director: second unit (1999-2001)
Daniel Palmisano .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Damien Drew .... draftsman
Paul Matthews .... art department electrician
 
Sound Department
Jo Mion .... sound assistant (season 1)
 
Special Effects by
Stephen Bettles .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Vaughn Arnup .... digital compositor (third series)
Marcus Bolton .... lead compositor
Chris Cooper .... lead animator
Sarah Dowland .... visual effects producer
Gregory W. McKee .... animatronics
Sunit Parekh .... animator
Matt Town .... assistant visual effects editor
Brendan Lonergan .... creature finisher/painter (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Glenn Suter .... stunt rigger: decelerator, ratchets
Daniel Stevens .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Burdett .... key grip
Luke Thomas .... focus puller
 
Animation Department
Chris Cooper .... lead animator
 
Other crew
Kerry Fetzer .... caterer
Jackie Hallatt .... creative supervisor: Costuming
Piers Hampton .... project producer: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
Joyce Hsieh .... production accountant
Karen Jacobson .... voice artist
Reza Mokhtar .... caterer
Suzy Vaughan .... clip clearance
Suzy Vaughan .... script clearance
Mak Wilson .... puppet master
Jonathan Wolf .... studio representative
Megan Worthy .... assistant to producer
 
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90 min | USA:50 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Anthony Simcoe's real nose can be seen beneath his prosthetic facial makeup several times.See more »
Quotes:
Aeryn Sun:[Regarding Crichton] Sir, he claims to be a human, from a planet called Erp.See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding & Underrated show that re-defines Sci-Fi, 5 January 2005
Author: Jon Gillett from Bournemouth, England(UK)

Not many television shows appeal to quite as many different kinds of fans like Farscape does...I know youngsters and 30/40+ years old;fans both Male and Female in as many different countries as you can think of that just adore this T.V miniseries. It has elements that can be found in almost every other show on T.V, character driven drama that could be from an Australian soap opera; yet in the same episode it has science fact & fiction that would give even the hardiest "Trekkie" a run for his money in the brainbender stakes! Wormhole theory, Time Travel in true equational form...Magnificent. It embraces cultures from all over the map as the possibilities are endless having multiple stars and therefore thousands of planets to choose from.

With such a broad scope; it would be expected that nothing would be able to keep up the illusion for long, but here is where "Farscape" really comes into it's own element...It succeeds where all others have failed, especially the likes of Star Trek (a universe with practically zero Kaos element!) They ran out of ideas pretty quickly + kept rehashing them! Over the course of 4 seasons they manage to keep the audience's attention using good continuity and constant character evolution with multiple threads to every episode with unique personal touches to camera that are specific to certain character groups within the whole. This structure allows for an extremely large area of subject matter as loyalties are forged and broken in many ways on many many issues. I happened to see the pilot (Premiere) in passing and just had to keep tuning in after that to see if Crichton would ever "Get the girl", after seeing them all on television I was delighted to see them available on DVD & I have to admit that it was the only thing that kept me sane whilst I had to do a 12 hour night shift and developed chronic insomnia...Farscape was the only thing to get me through those extremely long nights...

Do yourself a favour; Watch the pilot and see what I mean...

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