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 huge ... 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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Storyline

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. 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 throughout 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 to Earth.... Written by Laurian Luis

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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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

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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

Dominar Rygel XVI: I hate Starburst!
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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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A real breath of fresh air.
20 April 2000 | by xanada73See all my reviews

In Canada, 'Farscape' is only aired on the children's television network, YTV, which has alienated many science fiction fans. I feel that this does not do the show justice. Excellent characters made real by near perfect (if not necessarily brilliant) acting, high quality special effects, and exciting plots come together to make one of the most exciting science fiction series of it's kind in a long while. If they were to kill off a permanent cast member this season, I would actually be upset, as opposed to a 'Star Trek' series where I constantly find myself wishing the annoying characters to die. I rate it highest in terms of atmosphere and makeup; it's been a long time since a mainstrean show maintained as much power to frighten me, and the use of Jim Henson's fabulous puppets and the amazing alien makeup jobs put the show's realism in another level entirely from the pitiful aliens of 'Star Trek.' So I'll continue to watch 'Farscape'; it may be on a children's station, but it's still infinitely better than 'Lexx,' 'First Wave,' 'Stargate,' or any other of the pathetic sci-fi offerings this decade.


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