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Farscape: Premiere

John Crichton is an astronaut whose mission is to fly a module through the Earth's atmosphere and try to make the module gain speed. Something goes wrong and he is sucked through a wormhole. He is "saved" by some escaping prisoners and now has a race called peacekeepers chasing him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: #10101
Airdate: Friday March 19th, 1999

Alternate Airdates:

UK (pick) Nov 29, 1999
USA 2013

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Christine Stephen-Daly
As Lt. Teeg
Colin Borgonon
As PK Weapons officer
Damen Stephenson
As Bio Isolation Man
Greg Blandy
As PK Guard
Episode Notes
In this episode we learn that D'Argo is 30 cycles old(30 years) and has been a prisioner on Moya for 8.

Many scenes from this episode were re-worked and change from the script due to time constraints.

The scene where Aeryn manually pilots Moya, tin which Moya starbursts is the same shot used in the opening titles.

Episode Quotes
Crais: And, where are you from, John Crichton?
Aeryn: Sir, he claims to be human from a planet called Earp.

John: You fart helium?
Rygel: Sometimes, when I'm nervous...or angry!

Zhaan: Pilot, does Moya know where we are?
Pilot: Yes, of course. We're someplace else. I'll...get back to you on the specifics

John: They haven't hurt us! How about we show them a little compassion?
Aeryn: Compassion... what is compassion?
John: Compassion? Wha... you're kidding right? It's a feeling you have when you see someone else's pain, and instead of taking advantage of their weakness you help them.
Aeryn: I know this feeling.
John: Yeah, well it is a fairly common human feeling.
Aeryn: I hate it.

Pilot: Those synapses you are tearing out are not wired to the control collar!
D'Argo: Then I shall keep pulling until I find the ones that are!

John: I can't be your kind of hero.
Jack: No, you can't be. Each man gets a chance to be his own kind of hero. Your time will come, and when it does, watch out. Chances are, it'll be the last thing you ever expected.

Warning: Farscape season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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