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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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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


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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Did You Know?


Ben Browder and Claudia Black returned to the screen together in the final few seasons of Stargate SG-1 (1997). See more »


[Season three opening monologue; first John Crichton speaks in a regular voice; second John Crichton speaks in a distorted whisper]
John Crichton One: My name is John Crichton
John Crichton Two: I'm lost
John Crichton One: An astronaut
John Crichton Two: Shot through a wormhole
John Crichton One: In some distant part of the universe
John Crichton Two: Trying to stay alive
John Crichton One: Aboard this ship
John Crichton Two: This living ship
John Crichton One: Of escaped prisoners
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Crazy Credits

In Episode 4.17 "A Constellation of Doubt" an advertisement is played during the end credits of Farscape to advertise the next episode of the fake alien encounters show, that will look at the damage left behind by the assassin that was after Crichton and his family. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Sci-Fi Channel has aired two versions of the episode "Dream a Little Dream". Originally, the episode was entitled "RE: Union" and was meant to be the season two opener. However, the broadcast was delayed and the episode was edited down to include bookend segments that told the episode in flashback. During a break in season three, the Sci-Fi Channel aired the original version of RE: Union as a special gift to the fans. See more »

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Perhaps the best sci-fi series ever filmed for TV
6 October 2004 | by hardbopSee 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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Release Date:

19 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


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

Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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