Farscape (1999–2003)
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Premiere 

Astronaut John Crichton attempts to use the Earth's atmosphere to propel his module at high speeds but is hit by a radiation wave and is sucked through a wormhole into a distant part of the universe.

Director:

Andrew Prowse

Writers:

Rockne S. O'Bannon (created by), Rockne S. O'Bannon
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
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 Greg Blandy ... Peacekeeper Guard #1
Colin Borgonon ... Peacekeeper Weapons Officer
Christine Stephen-Daly Christine Stephen-Daly ... Lt. Teeg
Damen Stephenson ... Bio Isolation Man #1
Lawrence Woodward Lawrence Woodward ... Bio Isolation Man #2
Jonathan Hardy ... Dominar Rygel XVI (voice)
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Storyline

When astronaut John Crichton accidentally flies into a wormhole during a research mission, he is thrown in the middle of a space battle between the Peacekeepers and a group of escaped prisoners. John finds himself face to face with aliens for the first time when the prisoners pull him aboard Moya, their sentient ship, also known as a Leviathan. To escape from the Peacekeepers, Pilot engages Moya in a starburst that places them somewhere in Unchartered Territories. One of the Peacekeepers' Prowlers is pulled along with Moya, making Officer Aeryn Sun an unexpected traveller on the journey. As the group travels through Uncharted Territories, their task of returning home is complicated by Bialar Crais who chases them in an attempt to recapture Moya and the prisoners, execute Aeryn for her extended contact with the aliens and seek revenge on Crichton for the accidental death of Crais' brother.

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Originally, it was supposed to air on FOX (Titled Space Chase), but the broadcast didn't come to fruition. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Captain Biallar Crais: Human? It will require some study. I will personally enjoy pulling you apart to see what you're made of.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD and single VHS releases of Farscape episodes each include approximately 5 extra minutes of footage not used in the North American broadcasts. The extra footage is not cut from European airings of the show. Some of the cut footage includes:
  • Zhaan (Virgina Hey) giving Crichton (Ben Browder) a "Delvian ear kiss" in Episode 1 ("Pilot")
  • Scenes of D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) and Aeryn (Claudia Black) interacting during "downtimes" in Episodes 2 ("I, E. T.") and 4 ("Throne For A Loss")
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Connections

Featured in Farscape: Bad Timing (2003) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Love this show!!!
2 February 2001 | by mozart827See all my reviews

I think that FARSCAPE is the best scifi since Babylon 5 and is one of the best sci-fi television series of all time (ranking up there with Dr. Who, Blake's 7, Red Dwarf, MST3K and the aforementioned B5). I find the characters and races of Farscape are much more interesting and imaginative than the typical "humans-with-birthmarks" that are found in many series. The effects are quite good and the stories engaging. Despite missing the bulk of season 2 and some of season 1, I find the character development very well done.


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