Farscape (1999–2003)
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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 »

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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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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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Technical Specs

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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

Crichton: Don't move! Or I'll fill ya full of... little yellow bolts of light!
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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

References Harvey (1950) See more »

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What SF should be
1 July 2001 | by AVickersSee all my reviews

Somehow, I missed many of the early Farscape episodes, so I'm seeing them in all sorts of orders as they are repeated on various channels. I first caught it - entirely by accident - whilst lounging in a hotel room. The first 10 seconds had me completely hooked - THIS is what SF is all about.

The characters are strong; and Moya/Pilot the living ship is what Lexx should have been. The plots vary in quality, but none falls below excellent in my opinion. And I have to mention Rygel - what a gloriously irreverent character! None of your smarmy sugar-coated Star Trek aliens here, this is the real deal - cynical, self-serving and replete with disgusting personal habits, Rygel is the creation of a genius.

Last week the SciFi channel showed "Out of their minds" (the body-swapping episode). A true classic, I couldn't stop laughing from start to finish...

Long may Farscape grace our screens!


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