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Farscape 

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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ben Browder ...  John Crichton / ... 88 episodes, 1999-2003
Claudia Black ...  Officer Aeryn Sun / ... 88 episodes, 1999-2003
Anthony Simcoe ...  Ka D'Argo / ... 88 episodes, 1999-2003
Lani John Tupu ...  Pilot / ... 88 episodes, 1999-2003
Jonathan Hardy ...  Dominar Rygel XVI / ... 86 episodes, 1999-2003
Gigi Edgley ...  Chiana / ... 74 episodes, 1999-2003
Wayne Pygram ...  Scorpius / ... 61 episodes, 2000-2003
Virginia Hey ...  Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan / ... 50 episodes, 1999-2002
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Chase See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (88 episodes) | (Season 2-4)

Sound Mix:

DTS (5.1 surround)| Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

The show faced the very real threat of cancellation halfway through its first season when its production location, Fox Studios Australia, "forced" them out to make way for another production: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). The logistical problems of moving the large and expensive sets to a Stateside location would have been too cost-prohibitive. Fortunately, another studio was found nearby that was able to house the production (at Homebush), and the series was renewed for a second season. See more »

Quotes

[Rygel is advising Crichton to forget about Aeryn]
Dominar Rygel XVI: When a woman, whether she's a wife, a lover, or a slave you've purchased to be a wife or lover, leaves you repeatedly... take the hint.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits of episode 4.1 ("Crichton Kicks") is accompanied by Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture instead of the regular theme. See more »

Alternate Versions

North American DVD releases include footage not broadcast in the US or Canada. Producer Brian Henson says on a DVD commentary that every episode include 2-3 minutes of footage that is only broadcast in Europe and Australia and not in North America. These scenes are cut to allow extra commercial time on US and Canadian stations. The DVD releases restore these scenes. The introduction special Farscape Undressed (2001) includes a couple of these scenes. See more »

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The experience is more than real.
12 November 2004 | by svetlin-1See all my reviews

Not only John Crichton is lost in the distant part ot the Universe. Watching the movie you feel like you ware there, together. Everything, the living ship, the aliens are made to look so different, even beyond the imagination, but somehow they are also realistic and lovely. I have been grown up with StarWars and Blake's -7. I used to think I will never enjoy another sci-fi move so much again, but I was wrong. Farscape is much better than all I have seen before. If you decide to watch it, please, start from the beginning!

You will never find the "way home" if you miss the first wormhole...


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