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  • TV-14
  • 1999
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.3  (39,789)

Farscape is a gripping science fiction series set in a distant part of the universe, where Earth astronaut John Crichton (played by Ben Browder) is thrust unwillingly into a conflict between a group of escaped prisoners and the militaristic Peacekeepers. After an experimental wormhole drive malfunction sends him across the universe, Crichton finds himself stranded on a living ship called Moya, along with the eclectic group of prisoners who have escaped from a Peacekeeper prison transport.

At the heart of the show is the complex relationship between Crichton and Aeryn Sun (played by Claudia Black), a Peacekeeper pilot who defects to join Moya's crew. Their relationship is one of the most well-developed and complicated elements of the show, as they struggle with their feelings for each other despite the conflict between their respective groups.

The other members of Moya's crew are just as intriguing and nuanced as Crichton and Aeryn. There's Zhaan (Virginia Hey), a Delvian priestess with incredible powers of empathy and healing; Rygel (Jonathan Hardy), a deposed ruler of the Hynerian Empire who is often selfish and manipulative but occasionally shows a more vulnerable side; D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe), a Luxan warrior seeking redemption for a crime he committed while under the influence of a murderous plant; and Chiana (Gigi Edgley), a Nebari thief who joins the crew later in the series and has a complex past that she keeps hidden from the rest of the group.

Together, this disparate group faces a variety of challenges as they try to stay one step ahead of the Peacekeepers, who are intent on recapturing them all. The show features a wide variety of alien races, some of whom become allies and some of whom are hostile towards Moya's crew. There are also a number of ominous supernatural forces at play, such as the Scarran Empire and a mysterious race known as the Ancients.

The production design of Farscape is truly stunning, with elaborate and often bizarre alien creatures and technologies that never feel cheap or fake. The costumes and makeup are also top-notch, with each character having a unique and memorable look that often reflects their personality or culture. The use of practical effects and puppetry (courtesy of Jim Henson's Creature Shop) adds to the immersion of the show, making it easy to believe in the living ship Moya and the various other creatures encountered throughout the series.

Farscape is not afraid to take risks with its storytelling and character development, frequently taking unexpected turns that keep viewers on their toes. Some episodes are lighthearted and comedic, while others are dark and intense, and there is a strong sense that anything can happen at any time. The show tackles weighty themes such as identity, betrayal, and redemption, often in surprisingly nuanced ways that elevate the material beyond the typical sci-fi fare.

Overall, Farscape is a gripping and unforgettable sci-fi series that pushes the boundaries of what can be accomplished with the genre. Its memorable characters, ingenious storytelling, and stunning production design make it a must-watch for fans of science fiction or just great television in general.

Farscape is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (90 episodes). The series first aired on March 19, 1999.

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The Peacekeeper Wars: Part 2
24. The Peacekeeper Wars: Part 2
October 18, 2004
John returns to Einstein in order to get the knowledge of wormhole weapons so he can force peace. Pilot and Moya refuse to endorse his plan, so he tries to use the Eidelons to initiate peace but there aren't enough of them to stop the battle.
The Peacekeeper Wars: Part 1
23. The Peacekeeper Wars: Part 1
October 17, 2004
John Crichton has spent the last four years lost in a far distant region of the galaxy with many amazing alien species, but nothing he has encountered has prepared him for the journey about to come. With Aeryn, his alien love, about to give birth to their first child, Crichton finds himself in the middle of nothing less than a galactic war that threatens millions of innocent lives.
Bad Timing
22. Bad Timing
March 29, 2003
Now safely back on Moya, Crichton learns of the Scarrans' intention to invade Earth. He feverishly analyzes his wormhole data and comes up with a way to collapse the wormhole to Earth - but the method is not one that he can implement alone. Meanwhile, Braca demands Scorpius be released from Moya and returned safely to his Command Carrier - and Aeryn has a few surprises of her own, including the identity of her baby's father.
21. WE'RE SO SCREWED Part III: La Bomba
March 22, 2003
After thwarting Crichton's escape plan, Scorpius denies that he's a Scarran spy, and demands Crichton's help to destroy a cavern of vital Scarran flora - claiming it will also provide them with a better means of escape. And while Rygel and Noranti fight an evil Stark, Sikozu must reveal her true colors if they are all to survive.
WE'RE SO SCREWED Part II: Hot To Katratzi
20. WE'RE SO SCREWED Part II: Hot To Katratzi
March 14, 2003
Moya's crew travels to Katratzi, a Scarran base where Scorpius is being tortured for wormhole information. The base is home to both Kalish and Charrid forces - underlings for the Scarrans. The crew plans to incite a confrontation between these two contingents, hoping this diversion will allow them to free Scorpius, and prevent wormhole knowledge from falling into Scarran hands.
WE'RE SO SCREWED Part I: Fetal Attraction
19. WE'RE SO SCREWED Part I: Fetal Attraction
March 7, 2003
Moya's crew tracks Aeryn to a Scarran Border Station, where the freighter she is imprisoned upon is about to leave for Katratzi, a Scarran base. To keep the ship docked and under quarantine, Noranti gives Rygel a deadly, contagious disease. Though this gives the crew time to come up with a plan to rescue Aeryn, they do not figure on the cunning and ruthlessness of Aeryn's Scarran captor, Jenek.
18. Prayer
February 28, 2003
Aeryn is being held captive aboard a Scarran freighter captained by Jenek, who's determined to find out if Aeryn's carrying Crichton's child. To discover the location of the Scarran base where Aeryn is being taken, Crichton and Scorpius travel through a wormhole to a mixed-up "unrealized reality" version of Moya. As the others wait for their return, pursuing Peacekeepers draw closer.
A Constellation of Doubt
17. A Constellation of Doubt
February 17, 2003
Having overheard Ahkna, the Scarran Minister of War, mention the secret Scarran base known as Katratzi, Sikozu is sure this is where the Scarrans intend to take their captive, Aeryn Sun. Though Moya's data banks have no record of Katratzi, Crichton's sure he's heard the word "Katratzi" somewhere before, if only he could remember where. Unable to sleep, Crichton pores over a documentary intercepted from Earth that examines the visit by "aliens" - Moya's crew - and discovers that the documentary just might hold the key to locating Katratzi - and Aeryn.
Bringing Home The Beacon
16. Bringing Home The Beacon
February 10, 2003
While purchasing a camouflage device for Moya, Aeryn and Sikozu witness the nearby landing of a Peacekeeper squad led by Grayza and Braca. Chiana and Noranti choose to undergo genetic manipulation to elude the searching Peacekeepers. Aeryn and Sikozu spy on Grayza who has convened a secret meeting with Scarran emissaries. Aware that the meeting could have catastrophic consequences, Aeryn decides to assassinate Grayza.
Mental as Anything
15. Mental as Anything
February 7, 2003
Scorpius takes Crichton, D'Argo and Rygel into an advanced training camp where students learn mental discipline. D'Argo is confronted with the arrival of Macton, the Peacekeeper who murdered D'Argo's wife, Lo'Laan, then framed him for the crime. When Scorpius forces Crichton into torturous anti-Scarran training, D'Argo must face the demons from his past... alone.
Twice Shy
14. Twice Shy
February 1, 2003
Chiana purchases Talikaa, an abused slave girl from a passing Trading Ship. When the crew starts acting strangely and Talikaa goes missing, they realize she may not be as innocent as she first seemed. The crew tracks down the Trading Ship only to find its occupants have succumbed to a painful death, the result of neural harvesting by an alien arachnid. When it is revealed that the arachnid is Talikaa's true form, Moya's crew must hunt down Talikaa before they suffer the same fate.
Terra Firma
13. Terra Firma
January 24, 2003
The crew returns to Moya - in orbit around modern-day Earth - to find Jack and a contingent of Earth dignitaries waiting for them. The aliens are introduced to an amazed and apprehensive public, but soon find life in the public eye difficult. As Crichton tries to readjust to life on Earth, his relationships become strained, especially with Aeryn. Meanwhile, a monstrous assassin sent by Grayza hunts for Crichton, and will stop at nothing to accomplish its mission.
12. Kansas
January 6, 2003
The crew travels through a wormhole to Earth, 1985, and Crichton finds he has somehow disastrously changed the course of time - his father Jack is now slated to fly the doomed Challenger mission. Lying low in Crichton's home town, the 'aliens' use the timely Halloween celebrations to remain (almost) anonymous, while Crichton tries to revert the timeline - in the process putting his younger self in mortal danger.
Unrealized Reality
11. Unrealized Reality
December 30, 2002
Crichton is sucked down a wormhole he correctly senses will appear near Moya. Within "wormhole limbo" he is confronted by an interdimensional being who is intent on discovering why Crichton was entrusted with this knowledge. The alien sends Crichton through various "realities" of past events to illustrate how dangerous it can be if wormhole knowledge is misused.
Coup By Clam
10. Coup By Clam
August 23, 2002
While in quarantine high above the patriarchal planet Khurtanan, the crew shares a meal of alien mollusks and almost instantaneously suffers a violent physical reaction. Each crew member becomes bodily linked to one of the others, Crichton to Sikozu, Aeryn to Rygel, and so on. It soon becomes clear they have been deliberately poisoned by the local doctor and are being blackmailed in exchange for the cure.
A Prefect Murder
9. A Prefect Murder
August 16, 2002
The crew lands on a planet divided by generations of clan war. After experiencing strange hallucinations, Aeryn is subliminally coerced into assassinating a clan leader. When Crichton also starts having hallucinations, they must uncover the planet's political machinations in order to prevent more killings.
I Shrink Therefore I Am
8. I Shrink Therefore I Am
August 9, 2002
When Moya is raided by bounty hunters working for the Peacekeepers, every crew member is captured except for Crichton and Noranti. The armoured intruders shrink the captives and imprison them inside holding cavities in their torsos - if Crichton harms them, he endangers his friends as well. Finding that Scorpius is also free and on the run, Crichton teams up with him to fight off the menace, unaware that the leader of the bounty hunters has a hidden agenda.
John Quixote
7. John Quixote
August 2, 2002
Chiana and Crichton are sucked into a game world ruled over by a virtual Stark, who sends Crichton on a quest to 'Kiss the Princess'. To escape the game, they are forced to battle old friends and enemies in fantastic guises. Meanwhile, aboard Moya, Scorpius escapes and brings the crew under his control.
Natural Election
6. Natural Election
July 26, 2002
Crichton correctly predicts a wormhole's appearance near Moya, but simultaneously a giant space plant captures the Leviathan. An attack with D'Argo's ship only succeeds in sending the plant into Moya's conduits, making it even more difficult to kill. Eventually, an agent is found that will repel the plant, but it only exists in Scorpius' cooling rods. In order to save Moya, Crichton will have to place trust in his arch nemesis.
5. Promises
July 19, 2002
Crichton and the crew are reunited on Moya. Crichton finds Aeryn suffering from Heat Delirium and under the care of Scorpius, who wants asylum aboard Moya. Soon after, a giant Lukythian ship appears nearby, and its Captain, Ullom, claims that Aeryn was recently part of a team that assassinated an important Lukythian leader. Ullom offers to heal Aeryn in return for information about the plot. While battling with the notion of trusting Scorpius, Crichton remains unaware that neither Aeryn nor Ullom is telling the whole truth.
Lava's a Many Splendored Thing
4. Lava's a Many Splendored Thing
July 12, 2002
After a forced landing, the crew is divided by an eloborate trap that leaves Crichton, D'Argo, Noranti and Rygel underground in a lava-filled system of caves. Chiana and Sikozu are left outside, trying to re-activate D'Argo's ship. Inside, Crichton and the others are hunted down by mercenaries who are not only protected by energy shield belts, but are led by a monster impervious to the fiery lava.
WHAT WAS LOST Part II : Resurrection
3. WHAT WAS LOST Part II : Resurrection
June 28, 2002
D'Argo and Sikozu come up with a plan to crash Elack onto the Peacekeeper pursuit craft, facilitating their escape. Crichton is forced to consort further with Grayza to ensure success. When the plan goes awry, the crew begins a search for the probe that will reverse the planet's deadly atmospheric conditions, but a most unexpected enemy stops them in their tracks.
WHAT WAS LOST Part I : Sacrifice
2. WHAT WAS LOST Part I : Sacrifice
June 21, 2002
Crichton, Chiana and Rygel are reunited with D'Argo and Jool at an archaeological site run by Jool's people, the Interions. The purpose of the dig is to find a missing probe that might reverse the planet's dangerous atmospheric conditions. Peacekeepers led by Grayza land and capture the crew, and Crichton finds himself unable to fight back, mysteriously compelled to do Grayza's bidding.
Crichton Kicks
1. Crichton Kicks
June 14, 2002
Continuing work on his theories of wormhole technology, Crichton ekes out an existence on board Elack - an old, dying Leviathan. The peace is shattered by the intrusion of a female alien, Sikozu, and a squad of Grudek mercenaries intent on harvesting Elack's neural tissue. Crichton fights to save his new home, his struggle hindered by the Grudeks' pet: a vicious and deadly alien canine called the Brindz Hound.
Where to Watch Farscape
Farscape is available for streaming on the Syfy website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Farscape on demand at Peacock Premium, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Apple TV, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    March 19, 1999
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (39,789)