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Farscape
Farscape Logo.jpg
Series logo
Format Science Fiction
Created by Rockne S. O'Bannon
Starring Ben Browder
Claudia Black
Virginia Hey
Anthony Simcoe
Gigi Edgley
Paul Goddard
Lani Tupu
Wayne Pygram
Jonathan Hardy
Country of origin Australia
United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 88 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 50 minutes (season 1)
44 minutes (seasons 2–4)
Broadcast
Original channel Nine Network
Sci Fi Channel
Original run March 19, 1999 (1999-03-19) – March 21, 2003 (2003-03-21)
Chronology
Followed by Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (miniseries)
External links
Official website

Farscape is an Australian-American dark science fiction television series filmed in Australia and produced for the Nine Network then for later seasons Sci-Fi Channel. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson Productions and Hallmark Entertainment.[1] The Jim Henson Company was largely responsible for the various alien makeup and prosthetics, and two regular characters (the animatronic puppets Rygel and Pilot) are entirely Creature Shop creations.

Although the series was under contract for five seasons, it was abruptly canceled after production had ended on its fourth season, effectively ending the series on a cliffhanger. Co-producer Brian Henson later secured the rights to Farscape, paving the way for a three-hour miniseries entitled Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, which Henson himself directed. New webisodes have been announced, but production has been repeatedly put on hold. A comic book miniseries was released in December 2008 that was in the continuity with both the series and the hoped-for webisodes.[2]

Contents

Plot

Farscape features a widely diverse and eclectic ensemble of characters who are all escaping from corrupt authorities called Peacekeepers. The protagonists live inside a giant space-dwelling creature named Moya, which serves as their ship. In the first episode, they are joined by the main character, John Crichton (Ben Browder), a modern-day American astronaut who accidentally flew into the entrance of a wormhole near Earth. On the same day, another stranger is picked up by Moya: a stranded Peacekeeper named Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) who appears human. Despite his best intentions, John does make a few major enemies; the primary of these is known as Scorpius. There are a few stand-alone plots, but the show centers on the unfolding events surrounding John's battle against Scorpius, John's search to find another wormhole back to Earth, and on another front, his relationship (or lack thereof) with Aeryn.

Production

Farscape first ran on Australian TV Channel Nine Network and the Canadian YTV channel[citation needed], then in the U.S. on the Sci-Fi Channel. The series was originally conceived in the early 1990s by Rockne S. O'Bannon and Brian Henson under the title Space Chase. The series is told in a serialized format, with each episode involving a self-contained story while contributing to a larger storyline. Nearly the entire cast originates from Australia and New Zealand, with the exception of Ben Browder, who is an American actor.

Farscape's characters frequently make use of suggestive slang such as "frell" and "dren" as a substitute for English expletives.

Cast

From left to right: Bialar Crais, Rygel (front), Chiana, Zhaan, Aeryn Sun, John Crichton, D'Argo.

Main characters

  • John Crichton (Ben Browder), an astronaut from present-day Earth. At the start of the series, a test flight involving an experimental spacecraft of his own design dubbed Farscape I goes awry, propelling Crichton through a wormhole to a distant part of the universe. He quickly runs afoul of the Peacekeepers and is recovered by the crew of Moya, a living ship which is the main setting for Farscape.
  • Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black), a renegade Peacekeeper officer. At the start of the series, she is stripped of her rank and marked for death after protecting Crichton. Trained as a soldier since birth, she initially lacks any emotions or empathy. Her severance from the Peacekeepers allows Aeryn to rediscover her compassionate nature.
  • Ka D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe), an ill-tempered Luxan warrior of impressive stature. He was imprisoned by the Peacekeepers for killing his wife, a crime for which he was falsely convicted. He carries a weapon called the Qualta Blade, a broadsword capable of transforming into a rifle.
  • Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan (Virginia Hey), a bald, blue-skinned female who belongs to a plant-like species, named Delvians. Once a Priestess of her religious order, Zhaan murdered her lover after discovering he was a Peacekeeper collaborator. Regarded as an anarchist by her captors, she was jailed along with D'Argo and Rygel. Like other members of her species, Zhaan is a telepath; she can share "unity" with other beings (two minds in one body, they can share thoughts, sensations...) and also, as a Pa'u, she is able to share pain with another being.
  • Dominar Rygel XVI (voiced by Jonathan Hardy), a diminutive creature who was once ruler of the Hynerian Empire. He was deposed by his treacherous cousin and handed over to the Peacekeepers. Despite his size, he is quite arrogant and provides a source of comic relief. Rygel is one of two puppet characters who regularly appear on Farscape. When nervous, Rygel farts helium—often causing his annoyed crew mates to complain in high-pitched voices.
  • Chiana (Gigi Edgley), a mercurial thief and con artist. She is a Nebari, a grey-skinned species whose society is heavily-regimented by a governmental body called "The Establishment". Chiana's rebellious nature made her a leading candidate for reprogramming (euphemistically known as "cleansing").
  • Pilot (voiced by Lani Tupu), a multi-limbed creature who acts as the ship's pilot. He is biologically connected to Moya's nervous system and also serves as her voice to the crew. Pilot is portrayed by an animatronic puppet.
  • Stark (Paul Goddard), a Stykera, a specialized subrace of the Banik, who was first encountered by Crichton at the end of the first season. Stark wears a half-mask - strapped to his head by two separate buckles - of an unidentified metal, covering an incorporeal area that glows dark orange when uncovered, on the right side of his face that he only reveals when he is taking away someone's pain or "crossing over" a soul—aiding or comforting a person in the moments prior to their death. He is also mentally unbalanced, a trait that gets on the nerves of many on Moya.
  • Bialar Crais (Lani Tupu), the inital antagonist of the series, a Peacekeeper Captain who relentlessly hunts Moya and its crew. He is driven by the death of his brother, a pilot who accidentally collided with Crichton's ship when it exited the wormhole. At the end of the first season, Crais is usurped by Scorpius. Crais mentally bonds with Moya's offspring Talyn, and becomes something of an ally to the crew in later seasons.
  • Scorpius (Wayne Pygram), a commander of the Peacekeeper forces. Scorpius is a hybrid created from the DNA of a human-like Sebacean and a reptilian Scarran. He is obsessed with extracting the secret of wormhole technology from Crichton.

Recurring characters

As the series progressed, a revolving cast of characters joined the crew of Moya. Jool (Tammy MacIntosh) is an orange-haired academic who appears sporadically throughout seasons three and four. When frightened or enraged, her hair becomes red. Her screams can melt metal. Noranti (Melissa Jaffer) is an elderly, three-eyed alien and a skilled herbalist. At 293 years old, she occasionally appears to be senile and falls asleep at inconvenient times. Captain Meeklo Braca (David Franklin) usually serves as a subordinate to most of the series' villains, feigning obedience as he steadily rises up the ranks.

In the third season, a new antagonist arrives in the form of Commandant Grayza (Rebecca Riggs), a manipulative Peacekeeper who aims to put an end to Scorpius' wormhole research. Ruthless and ambitious, she has a gland implanted in her chest that secretes a substance which bends men to her will. Sikozu (Raelee Hill) is a brilliant Kalish woman who joins the crew at the beginning of the fourth season. Hard-edged and dangerous, she gradually allies herself with Scorpius.

Plots

John Crichton is an IASA (International Aeronautics and Space Administration) astronaut working on an experimental project dubbed "Farscape One". During a test flight above Earth's orbit, a wormhole suddenly appears, hurling John to a distant part of the universe. Upon his exit, Crichton's space module clips another craft, a fighter, which then spins out of control and hits a nearby asteroid, killing the fighter's pilot. Crichton is set adrift, but is noticed by and rescued by a large nearby ship, named Moya, which has been hijacked by escaped convicts of various alien species. Early on, the crew must contend with a belligerent regime known as the Peacekeepers. Originally set up as a law enforcement agency, by the start of the series they have degenerated into a mercenary force.

In the premiere episode, they are pursued by Officer Aeryn Sun, a Peacekeeper commando sent to recapture Moya. During the chase, Aeryn's ship is caught up in the wake of Moya's propulsion system and she is taken captive. After Aeryn is brought aboard, it is discovered that the pilot who hit Crichton's ship was Tauvo Crais, brother of the Peacekeeper Captain Bialar Crais. Shortly thereafter, the vengeful Bialar confronts Moya's crew, promising to catch and dissect his brother's killer. When Aeryn comes to Crichton's defense, Crais deems her "irreversibly contaminated" from her contact with alien species. Stripped of her rank and guaranteed the death penalty upon her return, Aeryn is forced to flee along with the rest of the prisoners, providing the basis for a long-running story arc.

The first season episode "Nerve" marks the introduction of Scorpius, a ruthless Peacekeeper commander. A Peacekeeper/Scarran hybrid, Scorpius must wear a protective coolant suit at all times to prevent himself from overheating. (This is due to the nature of his biological existence: his Scarran genetics generate great amounts of heat, while his Sebacian side has an overwhelming weakness to it, and can even die from it.) Upon discovering that Crichton's brain is implanted with the secrets of wormhole technology, Scorpius vainly tries to extract them, only to find that even Crichton cannot access them. Scorpius later usurps the position of Bialar Crais, becoming the main antagonist for the remainder of the series.

The love-hate relationship between Crichton and Aeryn features prominently throughout each season. Aeryn, who was once considered an exemplary soldier, has difficulty dealing with any emotions, regarding them as "weakness". For his part, Crichton is torn between his bond with Aeryn and his steadfast desire to return to Earth. This dilemma is uniquely dealt with in the third season, when an accident leaves Crichton "twinned" — effectively split into two identical beings; neither can be definitively called a copy, and are both equally John Crichton. When the crew is forced to split up in order to mislead a Peacekeeper battalion, one Crichton resumes his task of getting home, leaving the other Crichton stranded with Aeryn. This proves to be an unhappy development after Aeryn confesses her love to Crichton, only to watch him die keeping wormhole technology from the Scarrans. Though the remaining Crichton survives, the trauma of this event creates a rift between himself and Aeryn.

Miniseries

Production of a four-hour miniseries began in December 2003, written by creator Rockne S. O'Bannon and Executive Producer David Kemper and directed by Brian Henson. In May 2004, the Sci-Fi Channel, now owned by NBC Universal, announced that it would run a two-episode conclusion titled Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars that was intended to wrap up the Season Four cliffhanger and additionally tie up some general elements of the series. The miniseries first aired on Sunday October 17, 2004.

Henson refers to the four hours as episodes 4.23-4.26, though the New South Wales Film Office refers to the production as a '2 x 2 hour telemovie.' Production of the miniseries ended in March 2004 and, in addition to the announced airing on the Sci-Fi Channel in the U.S., was also scheduled to be broadcast in the UK on Sky1 on January 16 and 23, 2005, and by Five on March 8. The Peacekeeper Wars earned a 1.7 household Nielsen rating, drawing 1.96 million viewers and making the Sci Fi channel the #1 non-sports cable network for people aged 25–54 and 18-49 for the time period over the two nights.[3]. However, the ratings were lower than those of most other SciFi Channel miniseries, and not a significant improvement.

Early fan speculation hoped that high Nielsen ratings for The Peacekeeper Wars miniseries would prove the viability of renewing the series, but since the ratings were unexceptional, continuation as a new weekly series has been ruled out. Brian Henson has stated on many occasions that he would like to bring the Farscape saga to the big screen, but there has been no development on that front for years. In October 2005, Farscape entered syndication in the U.S., airing on Superstation WGN and on a variety of local, cable, satellite and broadcast affiliates, but vanished from syndication after about two years.

Reception

Praise

Between 2000-2002, Farscape won two Saturn Awards for Best Syndicated/Cable TV Series and Best TV Actor (Browder). Additionally, in 1999, it received nominations for Best TV Actress (Claudia Black as former soldier Aeryn Sun) and Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television (Virginia Hey as the Delvian Priestess Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan). In 2002, it received nominations for Best TV Actress (Claudia Black as former soldier Aeryn Sun) and Best Supporting TV Actor (Anthony Simcoe as the Luxan warrior Ka D'Argo) and Best Supporting TV Actress (Gigi Edgley as the Nebari rogue Chiana).

On July 14, 2005, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars received an Emmy Nomination for "Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special." In 2007, over four years after its completion, Farscape was named as #4 on TV Guide's list of "The 30 Top Cult Shows Ever".[4]

Cancellation

In September 2002, the Sci-Fi Channel (then-owned by Vivendi Universal) unexpectedly opted to withdraw its funding of the fifth season, canceling the show, just before the fifth season was to air. While there was much fan criticism of this decision, the Sci-Fi Channel concluded that the series was too expensive to renew, as ratings had declined during the fourth season.[5] Fans mounted a massive letter, phone, and e-mail campaign, hoping to restore the show or transfer it to another network. Early plans to scrap the sets after production were postponed after news of the cancellation broke, partly as a result of the fan campaign. The sets were instead put in storage pending a possible future revival of the show.[5][6]

Cartoonist Bill Amend, creator of the syndicated comic strip FoxTrot, addressed the series' cancellation in an October 8, 2002 strip wherein the character Jason Fox petitioned to have the Sci-Fi channel renew Farscape. Soon after the strip ran, Amend remarked that it "generated more e-mails from readers than anything else I've done in the past. I had no idea that so many people owned computers, even I shudder to think what the mail boxes at the Sci-Fi Channel must be like these days."[7]

Farscape's cancellation received considerable notice by news media.[8][9] Thanks to the attention generated by the fan campaign, various financial backers in Europe offered their support to Brian Henson, and in 2004, The Jim Henson Company produced a four-hour mini-series to wrap up the series storyline.

Stargate SG-1 parody/homage

Following the series' cancellation, Ben Browder and Claudia Black were both cast as series regulars on Stargate SG-1 during its final two seasons.[10] In the 200th episode, Black's character Vala Mal Doran pitches an idea for a movie to a producer, who immediately recognizes it as The Wizard of Oz. She then pitches a second idea the producer recognizes as Gilligan's Island. He advises her that if she is going to rip something off, it should be something more obscure. This leads into a parody of Farscape, with Black reprising her role of Aeryn Sun, and various SG-1 characters dressed as D'Argo, Stark, Chiana, and Rygel. Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) stands in for John Crichton, an in-joke referencing the sexual tension between Vala and Daniel on SG-1. Shanks was originally intended to play Stark, with Browder reprising the role of Crichton, but the parts were switched the day before filming at the behest of the actors.[11] The scene also parodies the wide array of invented swear words used in the show. When the scene switches back to the real world, the producer replies that he has "no idea what that is", likely referring to Farscape's relative obscurity. Coincidentally, the announcement of Stargate SG-1's own cancellation was made shortly after this episode ran.[12]

Multimedia

DVD releases

AD Vision originally issued Farscape in volumes which they later combined into box sets. Production of the Season One box sets was discontinued after the licensing rights were ceded to Sony, who chose not to re-release it. Due to the prohibitive price of the completed sets, the series was later re-released as individual volumes under the "Starburst Edition" heading. The Region 2 and Region 4 box sets contain Seasons 1–4 as well as the Peacekeeper Wars television movie.

More recently, A&E Home Video has released both the Farscape Complete Series Collection and individual season boxed sets.[13]

A&E Home Video announced that Farscape: The Complete Series will be released in thinpacks housed in colorful, space-saving packaging. On November 17, 2009, Farscape: The Complete Series as well as all four individual seasons of Farscape were released. Farscape: The Complete Series has an MSRP of $149.99 while the individual seasons retail for $49.99 each.[14]

At the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International, it was announced that Farscape Undressed, a Farscape special that was created to catch fans up to events that previously happened in Farscape, would be included with the release. However, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars is not included because Lions Gate Entertainment still retains the rights to the mini series.[15] Upon its release in the US, retailer Best Buy had a limited number of complete series sets which did include The Peacekeeper Wars as a store exclusive. The two miniseries discs were identical to those of the normal Lions Gate release and were included in the last DVD case along with the two discs of bonus material that normally come with the complete series set.

Other releases

In January 2008, seasons 1 and 2 were made available for download through Apple's iTunes Store for customers in the United States. Season 3 was added in March 2008, with Season 4 following in May. The episodes can be purchased individually or as entire seasons.

Seasons One, Two and Three are available in streaming (instant viewing) and DVD formats on Netflix; Season Four and The Peacekeeper Wars are available only on DVD.

The entire series is available for purchase, either in episodes or seasons, from Amazon as video on demand using Amazon's proprietary Unbox Video Player.

Webisodes

On July 15, 2007 it was announced that Farscape would return in ten webisode installments. The episodes are expected to be a few minutes long each and may eventually be broadcast on the Sci Fi Channel. The webisodes were to have been launched as early as fall 2007.[16][17][18] In an interview with TV Guide, Brian Henson stated that the webisodes will be 3–6 minutes long and may feature D'Argo Sun-Crichton. TV Guide also reported that Ben Browder is in talks to appear in the webisodes.[17] Sci-Fi Wire reported that Brian Henson and Rockne O'Bannon would pen the episodes.[19]

Several news sources have reported that the web series may lead to an on-air revival of the series,[20] but Sci Fi general manager Dave Howe said that there were no plans to revive the show.[21] Brian Henson has stated that he hopes the webisodes would lead to a TV sequel.[17]

At the Burbank 2007 Farscape Convention in November 2007, Rockne S. O'Bannon stated that the webisodes would likely be released in 2008. Farscape star Ben Browder told SCI FI Wire that he looked forward to reprising the role of astronaut John Crichton in the webisodes. The 2008 writers' strike put a damper on the plans, and Browder said that it was too early to figure out to what extent he would be involved. Browder said that he had a brief discussion with Henson about the Web series at last year's Comic-Con International in San Diego:

They haven't come to me with any specifics yet, and I don't read anything into that. But at Comic-Con, Brian discussed it and said, 'Yeah, we're still figuring it out.' The writers' strike happened immediately after that, ... and a lot of things went on hold, and it will take a little while before a number of things get going again.[22]

At Comic Con 2008, Rockne O'Bannon announced that the ongoing Farscape comic series would tie into the upcoming webisodes. The first comic was scheduled for release in November 2008. On December 4, 2008, O'Bannon told MTV "There’s a new character that you’ll meet in the very first comic book who ends up a significant player in the webisodes. Villain or hero? I’m not saying!"

On June 10, 2009, Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune announced via Twitter, "Farscape webisodes are 'still in play.' they're still being developed but not yet at script stage." [1]

At the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, Brian Henson stated that the webisodes were "ready to go" but that they were still looking for financing on the project.

At the 10th Anniversary Farscape Convention in Los Angeles, 2009, Brian Henson again stated that they are still waiting for funding. Ben Browder was asked how the fans could help with funding, and said he wasn't sure what could be done.

Literature

Boxtree in the UK and Tor Books in the U.S. published three Farscape novels: House of Cards by Keith R.A. DeCandido, Dark Side of the Sun by Andrew Dymond, and Ship of Ghosts by David Bischoff. DeCandido was in talks to do a fourth novel, to be published by Tor, but negotiations between Henson and Tor broke down, and then the show was cancelled.

Scott Andrews' Uncharted Territory: An Unauthorised and Unofficial Guide To Farscape (Virgin Publishing 2002, ISBN 0-7535-0704-8) covered Farscape's first three seasons exhaustively. Paul Simpson wrote The Illustrated Farscape Companion series for Titan Books, one book per season (Book 1 with David Hughes; Books 2 and 3 with photographer Ruth Thomas) with exclusive official content.

Jes Battis, author of Blood Relations: Chosen Families in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (McFarland & Company 2005, ISBN 0-7864-2172-X),[23] published the first book of critical essays on Farscape in 2007 with Investigating Farscape: Uncharted Territories of Sex and Science Fiction (ISBN 1-8451-1342-X) through U.K. publisher I.B. Taurus. The book examines Farscape from a post-colonial, Marxist, gender studies, and queer theory perspective.

The Creatures of Farscape: Inside Jim Henson's Creature Shop, released in 2004, offered a colorful look inside the famous creature shop that created the stunning array of creatures and make up effects. Previously unseen and behind the scenes images; it includes exclusive contributions from the show's stars and make-up artists, and a foreword by executive producer Brian Henson.

There is an "Illustrated Companion" for each season 1-4, a total of four, by Paul Simpson.

Farscape Forever!: Sex, Drugs and Killer Muppets released September 28, 2005; in which Science fiction and fantasy authors analyze every aspect of the innovative, action-packed, and always surprising science fiction tv series in this innovative - irreverent essay collection. Contributors include Martha Wells on characters Crichton and D'Argo's buddy relationship, P. N. Elrod on the villains she loves to hate, and Justina Robson on sex, pleasure, and feminism. Topics range from a look at how Moya was designed and an examination of vulgarity and bodily functions to a tourist's budget guide to the Farscape universe. Included is an "expert's" advice to the Peacekeepers who, despite their viciousness, yet never quite seem to pull it off.

Shortly after season 3 began airing, Titan Magazines released a Farscape magazine. Available bi-monthly, the magazine ran from its April/May 2001 issue through to its 12th issue, April/May 2003. The magazine had a lot of in-depth material, including interviews with the cast and crew, behind the scenes information on many episodes, original fiction (by O'Bannon, DeCandido, Greg Cox, John Kenneth Muir, and others), and a regular column by David Kemper. There were two versions of the magazine produced each issue, with the only difference being the front cover, and the magazine also had two special issues - a season 3 special (issue 7), and the final issue (issue 12) containing an episode guide for the four seasons to date, as well as sketches for ideas and the Horizons fiction.

"Horizons" fiction

In the final issue of its run, the Farscape magazine published a piece of fiction written by series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon. Set a long time after the end of the fourth season, this details some of the adventures the Moya crew has had since and what has happened to them all. Since "Horizons" was written before the Peacekeeper Wars miniseries, there are some plot inconsistencies between the two, which could be resolved at some later stage.

Comics

During 2002, Wildstorm Productions produced a two-part Farscape comic entitled "War Torn", with the first part available in April and the second in May. The comics featured two stories, each spanning both issues. "War Torn", the main story, featured the Moya crew becoming ensnared in a war between two planets over a third, and took up roughly three quarters of the comic. "The Forth Horseman - featuring Chiana" was a Chiana-only story as she came across old friends and foes on the run from the Nebari. Both stories seem to have been set during Season 2. The second issue also included a double-page spread of some of the preliminary sketches.

Farscape returned to the comic form in 2008 through a partnership between The Jim Henson Company and BOOM! Studios in a series of mini-series that fit into established Farscape canon. BOOM! is publishing several four-issue mini-series that will expand and explore the Farscape universe, which will later be collected into trade paperbacks, under the direct supervision of series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon.[24] The first two miniseries, The Beginning of the End of the Beginning (first issue on sale December 24, 2008) and Strange Detractors (first issue scheduled for March 2009) are written by O'Bannon and Keith R.A. DeCandido, author of the Farscape novel House of Cards. Art is by Tommy Patterson for the first miniseries, Will Sliney for the second. The third miniseries, D'Argo's Lament (set during the events of Season 3) is being published concurrently with Strange Detractors. Two further miniseries were announced: Gone And Back (which started in July 2009) and D'Argo's Trial (which started in August 2009). In November 2009, an ongoing Farscape series was launched, the first arc entitled Tangled Roots. As well as the main titles, BOOM! are also publishing the scripts of these stories separately.

Games

A video game based on the television series was produced by Red Lemon Studios and released mid-2002 for the personal computer. Set during the first season, the game featured voice acting by the original cast of the television series. Reviews of the game, however, were generally negative, with many reviewers citing poor gameplay mechanics.[25]

A Farscape table-top role-playing game was released by Alderac Entertainment Group in 2002. It uses the d20 System and includes creatures not appearing in the established television universe. The game also features an original short story by Keith R. A. DeCandido set after the second season. The game was nominated for ENnie awards for Best Graphic Design and Layout and Best d20 Game in 2003.[26]

See also

References

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Farscape is a science-fiction TV series (1999 - 2004) about an astronaut who ends up the other side of the galaxy after crashing into a wormhole during the test flight of his space module Farscape-1. Here he joins a group of escaping prisoners on board a living ship.

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Season 1

Premiere

Crichton: There's life out here, Dad. Weird, amazing, psychotic life. And death. In Technicolor. Hey, Dad, you know those rattlers in the stomach we talked about? Well, I've got them now.

Crichton: Boy, was Spielberg ever wrong. Close Encounters my ass.

Rygel: I'm Rygel the Sixteenth, dominar to over six hundred billion people. I don't need to talk to you.

Aeryn: He claims to be a human from a planet called Erp.

Jack Crichton: [before John's launch] Son, I can't help being who I am. Who I was.
John Crichton: It's not who you are, Dad: I love who you are. It's being son of who you are.[nervous chuckle]
John Crichton: Look, I....can't be your kind of hero.
Jack Crichton: No, you can't be. But 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.

Press representative: [explaining theory behind Farscape One project] Ladies and gentlemen of the press, at 26:14 on the flight clock, we begin the major experiment of this shuttle mission. Commander John Crichton will pilot a craft of his own design in a dangerous attempt to use our planet's gravity as a speed booster, slingshotting him off into space at previously unrecorded speeds. If successful, the results are anticipated as the first concrete steps toward interstellar travel.

Crichton: [seeing Moya for the first time] That's big. That's really big.

Rygel: I found the manifest. We were scheduled for transfer to Terron-Ra.
D'Argo: That's a lifer's colony!
John Crichton: [surprised] Prisoner....you're escaped prisoners?
D'Argo: [solemnly] I will not be taken prisoner again.
Rygel: [noticing Crichton] They brought you on board, didn't they? Don't worry, I'll protect you. I look after you now, you look after me later.

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

Rygel: [about an unusual aspect of Hynerian physiology] It's a perfectly natural bodily function. And it's odorless.
D'Argo: So your loyal subjects tell you!
John Crichton: You fart helium?

Crais: [to Crichton] A human? It will require some study. I will personally enjoy pulling you apart to see what you're made of.

John Crichton: [with pulse pistol, to Peacekeeper guards] Don't move! Or I'll fill you full of....little yellow bolts of light!

I, ET

Crichton: It’s just like a VCR, except easier.

Crichton: We can stick our heads between our legs and kiss our asses goodbye. It’s a saying.

Crichton: The sound is doing something to my eye. Feels like it’s melting my brain. It couldn’t actually be doing something to my brain, could it?

Rygel: [I'm] aquatic. That's water, not mud. Mud is mud. You can't breathe in it, you can't move in it. It holds you, it grabs you, it sucks you down. You want to know about mud? I know about mud!
Crichton: The guy knows mud.

Crichton: [stepping out onto the planet for the first time] Kinda like Louisiana. Or Dagobah.
[Aeryn looks at him]
Crichton: Dagobah. Where Yoda lives.

Crichton: Look, I understand what a phenomenal moment this is for you.
Lyneea: Do you? Can you? I mean, to you space-travel is commonplace. But to us, here, I mean in one flash....
Crichton: ....you learn that you're not alone in the universe. That interstellar space travel is possible, that a zillion of your empirical facts about science and religion are wrong, or completely suspect? I do understand.

Crichton: You know, when I was your age, I used to dream about meeting a real, live alien.
Fostro: Yeah. Me too.

Exodus from Genesis

Rygel: Mother always said I was the best looking. That's why she had my older brothers banished. She said my face belonged on the Imperial seal.

Aeryn: No offense, human, but what could I possibly need from you?
Crichton: Manners, personality, stock tips.

Aeryn: [about Peacekeeper commandos] I'm sure your world has no force so ruthless, so disciplined.
Crichton: Oh, we call them linebackers. Or serial killers, depends on if they're... professional or amateur.

D'Argo: [to differentiate themselves from their clones] We will cut off the tip of our small finger for identification.
Crichton: [with can of spray paint] How about something a little less permanent?

Throne for a Loss

Crichton: Stimulant? That’s a little more than cappuccino, pal. Our friend just tried to kill us!

Crichton: That’s your plan? Wile E. Coyote would come up with a better plan than that!

Crichton: Next time you hit me, make sure I don’t wake up.

Rygel: If you must address me, do so as Your Supreme Eminence. Which you should be doing anyway.

Zhaan: Soft, yes. Weak, no.

Zhaan: Am I the only species in creation that doesn't thrive on conflict?

Back and Back and Back to the Future

Crichton: Open your ears, or your tentacles, or whatever orifice it is you listen with!

Crichton: Ask me later. Just ask me later when I’ve got more time. Of course I could be dead three or four times by the time you ask.

Thank God It's Friday. Again

Crichton: This is the end of hyper rage? I get hugged to death?

Aeryn: Nobody knows you here. It's only people who know you that want to kill you.

Aeryn: Woody. Human saying. I've heard you say it often when you don't trust someone, or they make you nervous, then they give you-
Crichton: The willies! She gives you the willies.

Aeryn: Yes, well, the day that they prove that is the day I let Palmonian meat hounds tear all the flesh from my bones.

PK Tech Girl

Crichton: They spit fire? How come no one tells me this stuff? How come no one tells me they spit fire? Aeryn!

Crichton: I try to save a life a day. Usually it’s my own.

Crichton: Human. It’s kinda like Sebacean, but we haven’t conquered other worlds yet, so we just kick the crap out of each other.

Rygel: Long enough for me to see your blue backside meditating, but not long enough for you to touch me.

Zhaan: I'm a trusting soul at best, but not to a fault.

Zhaan: There you are. We've been looking all over for you, Rygel. You're making the DRD's nervous.

That Old Black Magic

Crichton: It’s not Kansas, and you’re way too homely to be Auntie Em, but... Come here, Toto.

Rygel: John Crichton, unwelcome shipmate. May you have safe transport to the hallowed realm. Actually, not our hallowed realm. That's for Hynerians. Go find your own hallowed realm. With the Ceremony of Passage completed, I declare you officially dead, and claim all your possessions for myself.

DNA Mad Scientist

Rygel: You honestly believe I could find you appealing? I mean, you're so, so, blue!

Rygel: I'm always ravenous when I'm about to take a long journey.

Aeryn: You and the others are trying to get home avoiding Peacekeeper territories. My home is Peacekeeper territories; it's just that I can't ever go back there. Ever.

Zhaan: Rygel, what a surprise. I see you're having something to eat. Is this your third helping or your fourth?

Pilot: If he should ask for it, what body part are you willing to offer for it, your Eminence?

They've Got A Secret

Till The Blood Runs Clear

Crichton: Back off! Get that weapon out of my face before I feed it to you. Now tell your bitch to let my female go.

Crichton: I’m Butch. This is Sundance.

Rygel: I don't think you want to go after her. She said something about leaving her clothes behind.

Aeryn: I am no one's female!

Rhapsody in Blue

D'Argo: Something Crichton said is disturbing me.
Rygel: Finally! I've been saying that since he arrived.
D'Argo: It's what he said about us all having the same dream.
Rygel: It wasn't the same. Mine was better than yours.

Crichton: That's my underwear.
Aeryn: (points to tag)What does this say?
Crichton: Calvin.
Aeryn: Well, they're not yours.

Rygel: I like my wives pregnant and my ships cold to the touch. That way my feet stay warm and my slumber is uninterrupted.
Crichton: Wives plural? Big fella! (gives him high-five)

Zhaan: We all visit the precipice. Each one of us must find our own way down.

Crichton: It’s like Disney on acid! Ten years of really great sex all at the same moment.

Zhaan: I am unimpressed by your masculine memories.

The Flax

Crichton: One thing, just to be absolutely certain, you are the female of your species, right? I’ll take that as a yes.

Jeremiah Crichton

Crichton: Since I left home, I’ve been hunted, beaten, locked up, shanghaied, shot at. I’ve had alien creatures in my face, up my nose, inside my brain, down my pants. This is the first time, the first place, where I’ve felt peace.

Durka Returns

Crichton: Come on out, Chiana. Look, I don’t have time to play this game. Durka’s gone Hannibal Lecter on us.

Crichton: Nebari mental cleansing doesn’t get the tough stains out.

Chiana: Typical male. Satisfy yourself first.

A Human Reaction

Crichton: They have worlds out there, people that you wouldn’t believe. But they do not have chocolate.

Aeryn: Rain... Is that what you call this? I like it.

Through the Looking Glass

Crichton: Listen, sunshine... You wanna be part of this crew?
Chiana: On your good days!
Crichton: This is one of the good days. I thought you were junior Miss Tough-Chick-of-the-Universe?

Crichton: I haven’t heard of anything like anything happening before. My planet doesn’t even go to the moon anymore.

Crichton: You’ll be happy to know I have a plan.

Chiana: You saw a creature? What kind of creature? The kind we eat? Or the kind that eats us?

Zhaan: My dear, I've kicked more ass than you've sat on.

D'Argo: One Mippippippi... Two Mippippippi...

A Bug's Life

Crichton: Always a party.

Chiana: Is everybody aboard this ship kinkoid?

Nerve

Crichton: Fetch the comfy chair.

Crichton: A little while ago a commando skewered you with his Swiss Peacekeeper army knife.

Crichton: Danger...danger, Will Robinson. Beware of the chair...beware of the chair.

Stark: <raving and pointing>...MY SIDE! YOUR SIDE! MY SIDE! YOUR SIDE!...

The Hidden Memory

Rygel: My progeny were tiny. Tiny and handsome, like their father.

D'Argo: I'm coming with you. If you can be an idiot, I can be an idiot.

Bone to be Wild

Crichton: All right, one quick trip to the pharmacy coming up. Out the door, turn left at the creature.

Chiana: If your hand is still there in one microt, I'll snap it off and use it as a good luck charm.

D'Argo: Zhaan, let me explain to you what is going on inside my nose right now. Large pieces of green mucus, gunk...
Crichton: D'Argo, D'Argo, no no no. Stop it with the Luxan poetry.

Zhaan: How animalcentric of you, John!

D'Argo: No offense, but I say we take this tree-hugger, shove him out the access port, and get the hezmana out of here.

Family Ties

Crichton: It’s a Jerry Springer kind of family. But for what it’s worth, Zhaan, you are family.

Aeryn: Oh, just to be in the warm glow of all this testosterone.

D'Argo: She was vague to the point that I suspect she doesn't have a clue.

D'Argo: Fear accompanies the possibility of death. Calm shepherds its certainty.
Crichton: I love hanging with you, man.

Crichton: <seeing the burning moon> Hey you bastards...John Crichton Was Here!

Season 2

Mind The Baby

D'Argo: As John once said, I would rather go down on a swing!
Crichton: Swinging. Go down swinging.

Rygel: May your afterlife be almost as pleasant as mine.

Vitas Mortis

Chiana: You know until today, I never really realized how much I love my feet.

Taking the Stone

Crichton: Aeryn, what the hell is wrong with you? You are the pin up girl for frontal assault.

Crackers Don't Matter

Crichton: I got great eyes, they’re better than 20/20, and they’re blue!"

Crichton: Bingo! Give Brainiac the fluffy doll!

Crichton: Is that it, Sparky? Gonna take the road well-traveled? Gonna play dumb? (Singing.) I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Baskin Robbins, Ben and Jerry’s, Good Humor. What’s your favorite -- creamsicle or fudgesicle?

Aeryn: Next time you'll be a crouton, Crichton!

Chiana: I'm having sex with 3 hynerian donkeys. What does it look like I'm doing?

Pilot: I'm only judging on my experience with you, but I've never seen such a deficient species.

Crichton: Humans are superior!

  • T'raltixx: [repeated line] I need more light! More light!
  • Scorpius hallucination/Harvey: Revenge is a dish best served cold, and you like revenge, don't you John?
    Crichton: Shut up! I hate it when villains quote Shakespeare.
  • Scorpius hallucination/Harvey: [about Aeryn, in a Hawaiian shirt] Kill her! Then we'll have pizza!
    [holds up bottles]
    Scorpius hallucination/Harvey: And margarita shooters! Go on John, do it. Do it!
    Crichton: No one has margaritas with pizza!
  • Crichton: [about the paste Zhaan is spreading on his face] What the hell is this?
    Zhaan: Heat-deflecting paste, you'll burn up in there without it.
    Crichton: Smells like puke.
    Zhaan: I pre-digested it to increase its potency.
    Crichton: It's puke!?!
Pilot: While vaguely concerned about you, I am much more interested in how this will effect Moya.

The Way We Weren't

Crichton: I don’t think Pilot’s in a Leviathan for Dummies mood right now...

Picture if You Will

Crichton: Maldis! C’mon you old bastard, show your ugly face. Haven’t you read the super villain’s handbook? This is where you’re supposed to twirl your mustache and gloat.

Home on the Remains

Crichton: Hey Blue! Delivery. It’s not exactly Dominos, but it got here in less than 30 minutes.

Dream a Little Dream

Crichton: Screw’em Zhaanie. You’re a tenth level Pa’u, you get to eleven, we get a TV ministry.

Rygel: We haven't lied yet. Of course the trial has only been on for a few microts.

Out of Their Minds

Crichton: Have we sent the ‘don’t shoot us we’re pathetic’ transmission yet?

Rygel: Oh yes, I'm back too. Thanks for asking. Back to being me. Back to being ignored.

My Three Crichtons

Rygel: Listen to this. Double the Crichton and you double the waste of time.

Look at the Princess (1): A Kiss Is But a Kiss

Rygel: By the yotz! Run, fight, surrender — pick one.

Aeryn: That's great. It's a whole world designed for your rutting instincts.

Crichton: On my planet we don’t marry people we don't love unless they're critically ill billionaires.

Crichton: Better wed than dead.

[Aeryn runs into Scarran representative Cargn in a hall.]
Cargn: I don't believe I've had the pleasure.
Aeryn: Yes, I've heard that about Scarrans.

Crichton: Eighty cycles. My college loans will be delinquent. I'll miss the strippers on my hundredth birthday. I'll get a utility bill for three trillion dollars for a single porch light that I left on and everybody I know will be dead.

Look at the Princess (2): I Do, I Think

Crichton: That’s OK, it’s just a burden always being right.

D'Argo: Security is so tight that last night they burst into my room just as Chiana was... ah, screaming.

D'Argo: The bad news is that you are married and you must endure as a statue for eighty cycles in a strange world.
Crichton: What's the good news?
D'Argo: Chiana and I are having fantastic sex.

Crichton: Rock, me, hard place.

Look at the Princess (3): The Maltese Crichton

D'Argo: (to statue John) Do you feel any pain?
Crichton: No, but I'd really like to pick my nose.

Crichton: How Batman was that!

Beware of Dog

Won't Get Fooled Again

Crichton: Oh no, no, no, no I don’t boogie.

Crichton: Come out, come out wherever you are and see the young man that fell from the star.

Crais: FREEZE! You're under arrest! You have the right to the remains of a silent attorney! If you cannot afford one... tough noogies! You can make ONE phone call! I recommend Trixie: 976-Triple 5-LOVE. Do you understand these rights as I have explained them to you?! Well do ya, PUNK?
Crichton: No...
Crais: Well... then I can't arrest you!

Crais: I like your style hombre, but this is no laughing matter. Assault on a police officer. Theft of police property. Illegal possession of a firearm. FIVE counts of attempted murder. That comes to... 29 dollars and 40 cents. Cash, cheque or credit card?

Zhaan: I'm Doctor Kaminsky.
Crichton: Uh-huh. And, uh, you're a psychiatrist?
Zhaan: Mm-hmm.
Crichton: I don't think so. On Earth, psychiatrists don't come in blue.
Zhaan: Do you have a problem with people of colour?
Crichton: I have a contextual problem. You're an alien.
Zhaan: Yes, that's true. But I do have a Green Card.
Crichton: Interesting. Are you or are you not blue?
Zhaan: Would it matter to you if I was?
Crichton: Do you always answer a question with a question?
Zhaan: Does that bother you?

The Locket

Crichton: Aeryn, you are the one thing which has kept me from doing a kamikaze in the transport.

Rygel: You're worse than me, I like that.

The Ugly Truth

Crichton: That’s a long way down. Either that or they have deep shag carpets.

Crichton: Since I got here I’ve seen a lot of impossible things.

Crichton: There’s just nothing new in the universe is there? It’s the same everywhere, good cop, bad cop.

Aeryn: D'Argo is thinking with his mivonks again.

A Clockwork Nebari

Crichton: It’s going to be more real than real. It’s going to be super 3-D smell-o-vision in Sensurround.

Crichton: Something’s not right. Aeryn doesn’t even shower without a pulse pistol.

Rygel: I'm nobody's puppet!

D'Argo: John, all the things I've done as a warrior, all the horrible thoughts I've had all the cycles of my life, even about you, I am so sorry.

Crichton: John Crichton, Astronaut, master of the universe.

Liars, Guns and Money (1): A Not So Simple Plan

Crichton: This will work, trust me. We just have to find a place to get our clothes off.

Rygel: Ten percent of this plan is lunacy, fifty percent of these riches is not enough, one hundred percent of dead is dead.

Liars, Guns and Money (2): With Friends Like These...

Rygel: Every time I think that there's more to you than a pair of pushed-up loomas in a corset, you disappoint me

Liars, Guns and Money (3): Plan B'

Crichton: He’s here and...um, he blames me. He blames me for killing Scorpious. So I’ve been..I’ve been trying...trying to...uh...
D'Argo: Trying to what, John?!
Chrichton: D’Argo...kill me. D’Argo, please...kill me.

Die Me, Dichotomy

Crichton: You’re going to take my memories and I’m going to talk gibberish? Why don’t you just take my mojo while you’re at it?

Crichton: Aeryn, did I say or do anything to piss you off? I mean other than caving in the side of your head?

Season 3

Season of Death

D'Argo: Aeryn died so you could live John. She would want you to keep fighting.

Suns and Lovers

Crichton: Whoa, where do they get these stories? Let’s set the facts straight. First off there was no raping, very little pillaging and Frau Blucher popped all the eyeballs."

Crichton: Yeah, yeah, yeah nothing like a bomb to sober me up, I’m fine.

Rygel: Repent? We have less than an arn. I was a Dominar. It'd take me longer than that to repent.

D'Argo: Yeah we need you D'Argo, we need you. Oh, and by the way would you mind putting your hands up against the wall and spreading your legs so I can kick you up the mivonks. You have got to be one dumb trasnik.

Self Inflicted Wounds (1): Could'a, Would'a, Should'a

Rygel: Doesn't simply shooting them dead strike you as viable?

Rygel: What friends? We were thrown together against our will and we're all just trying to make the best of it until we can get the chance to screw the others to get what we want.

Self Inflicted Wounds(2): Wait for the Wheel

Crichton: Welcome to the Federation Starship SS Buttcrack

Zhaan: You are a very ungrateful and selfish woman. Please remain silent from now on.

Zhaan: Now I know I shall meet my goddess and be accepted to her bosom. Sensitive D'Argo, exuberant Chiana, wise Rygel, selfless Aeryn, innocent Crichton. My children, my teachers, my loves, there is no guilt, there is no blame, only what is meant to be. Grow through your mistakes and know that if patient redemption will find you.

Harvey: Why is it always the gentle ones who pay the price for everyone else's ambition? Hmm?

...Different Destinations

D’Argo: Ladies, some decorum please. This is a peace memorial; let's not kill each other.

Jool: You made me drink piss?

Eat Me

Crichton: Burnt, battered, busted, ding-dong the pod is dead.

Aeryn: If you try anything when I am gone whatever you have in the place of mivonks and wherever they are, they will be gone when I get back.

D'Argo: Stay back... Stay back or I swear I will kill you.
Kaarvoc: I don't think that's very polite.

Kaarvoc: This is my home. All I need is more... what... food? Family? Is there a difference?

Thanks for Sharing

Crichton: Cross my heart, smack me dead , stick a lobster on my head !

Crichton: Who’s your daddy? C’mon, you know who your daddy is. Who’s your daddy? D’Argo, tell him who his daddy is.
D'Argo: I’m your daddy.

Crichton: Crais I want you to find the fattest target you can. Government house, missile site, McDonalds, whatever.

Jool: There I woke him up, now I hope he drops dead.

Chiana: I say we just go get the guns and go steal the stuff.

D'Argo: Well at least now he's out of your nose.
Crichton: Hair.
D'Argo: Yes, that's what I meant, at least now he's out of your nose hair.

Crichton: John Crichton, wizard of oz.

Green Eyed Monster

Crichton: Man, you guys should see this ugly sticky flesh. Kinda like my Aunt Ruth’s special Jello.

Rygel: Oh wonderful, they're alive. Now you can torture them with your inane dribblings.

Aeryn: Talyn, you've seen them both naked, perhaps you can tell us who's bigger.

Losing Time

Crichton: All right, we don’t understand the R2-D2 crap. We’re gonna use the Star Trek system. One blink for yes, two blinks for no.

Crichton: I’m a guy, I’ll probably be back in fifteen minutes.

Jool: I feel like I had a spiritual enema.

Jool: Shoot him, you're the warrior, just shoot him now!
D'Argo: With what? My nose?

Relativity

Rygel: Of course it's a foe. We have no friends.

Rygel: I may be small but allow me to remind you that only serves to put me at castration level.

Incubator

Meltdown

Crichton: God-like aliens. Boy, do I hate god-like aliens. I'll take a critter over a god-like alien any time...

Crichton: Is there some kind of stupid alien quotation book you guys use?

Scratch 'n Sniff

D'Argo: I am a full-blooded Luxan, and ladies, I have so much cash in my pocket that I can assure you that the three of us will crawl out of here on our hands and knees come sunrise tomorrow morning. I've been arrested for saying exactly the same thing on four different planets.

D'Argo: Girls, breasts, blue breasts, green breasts, I don't know. All I know is they spiked our drinks and took our money.

Infinite Possibilities (1): Daedalus Demands

Crichton: Harvey, kiss my medulla oblongata.

Jack: My name is [undecipherable string of syllables in an alien language]. You can call me Jack.

Infinite Possibilities (2): Icarus Abides

Crichton: I mean... how far are you gonna take this? Is this the end, or are you gonna try and put all the toothpaste back in the tube?
Jack: I doubt that's possible.
Crichton: But you're gonna give it the old college try, aren't you? You're gonna kill... me, Furlow, and Aeryn.

Crichton: Furlow, is it always about the money?
Furlow: Is there anything else? I mean... how much sex can you have?
Crichton: I don't know... I haven't maxed out yet.

Furlow: Don't be the hero, John. Always be the one to walk away while the hero dies. That's my motto.

Stark <seeing the wormhole weapon destroy the Scarran dreadnought>: ...I have no prayer for that...

Revenging Angel

Crichton: God, I love science fiction.

Crichton: Well, this little spaceman is going home. Lock up the women and hide the fried chicken!

Crichton: Kirk wouldn't stoop that low.
Scorpius: That was a television show, John. And, he made Priceline commercials.

The Choice

Aeryn: Was it easy to be a hero? Leave me behind?
Crichton: You never think... you're gonna die. I didn't know.

Xhalax Sun: I've heard...loved ones leave you in pieces...that little by little you start to forget things about them, but that's not true. You lose them...everything,instantly, and suddenly nothing can replace them. Nothing.

Fractures

I-Yensch, You-Yensch

Into the Lion's Den (1): Lambs to the Slaughter

Crichton: I do not sit at the kiddie table. Now you either give me the big toys or you send me home.

Crichton: I'm here, on a big stinkin' command carrier--Dick Tracy's freakin' neural bracelet linking me to Bram Stoker's nightmare. What more do you want from me?

Into the Lion's Den (2): Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Crichton: Flying through wormholes ain’t like dusting crops, farm boy. It takes a little finesse.

Rygel: Don't think I'm going to miss you, any of you. I'm not. Well, maybe a little bit.

[from a deleted scene where Aeryn and Crais say goodbye to eachother]
Crais: All the times that I have endangered your life. All the times that I have lied to you. Hurt you. Starting from the moment I declared you irreversibly contaminated.
Aeryn: Listen to me. That was the beginning of my life.

Dog with Two Bones

D'Argo: Revenge is a feast best served immediately.

Rygel: Respect, my shiny, tiny hiney.

Crichton: What does that taste like?
Aeryn: Yesterday.
Crichton: Oh, well, nobody can compete with that. I am so much better dead.

Season 4

Crichton Kicks

Crichton: I've almost cracked "Wormholes for Dummies"

Crichton: (To Sikozu):So you Jacques Cousteau your way up stream to where they die
Crichton: (To the Grudeks): John: NOH! PAV'HOR! HERRUCH'T! (To Sikozu)You didn't get that one did you...'cause it's Klingon! A show of force is the only thing that Klingons understand.

Crichton: We're going to be really, really quiet so the Pirates of the Caribbean don't hear us, okay?

Sikozu: If you are sober or sane enough to understand, I suggest you aim that behind you. The creatures following me execute on sight.
(John takes a sip of alcohol)
Sikozu: Now, what are you going to do for me?

John (explaining his situation to Sikozu): Okay! Once upon a time I was happy here. A little on the lonely side - but that's okay 'cos at least Wynona only had to start cooking fires - you know - fire? Whoosh! Fire. Module's outta fuel so it's not goin' anywhere. So, I'm workin' like a mofo. And everything is fiiiiinally comin' together on these crates here - 'til you - SMASHED THROUGH - PISSING ME OFF - just - a little bit. So the only thing that I still had goin' for me - you just destroyed, lady! YEAH!

Sikozu: They know we’re here.
John: Oh, nothing gets by you, does it?

(After the Grudeks fire at them.)
Sikozu (Whispering): Make them think you are dead!
John: Okay, Sputnik. (Walks out to the catwalk and fires back). YOU MISSED!!

John (flaunting his rear end to the hound): You want some o' this? Yeah! Grade-A prime American beef!

John: (about the baby) Maybe it's not mine at all.
Dream Aeryn: You just won't let that rest, will you?
John: Nah, maybe it's got a little pony tail and a teeny tiny goatee.
Dream Aeryn: Maybe.
John: Maybe there's half a metal face on it.
Dream Aeryn: Maybe.
John: Maybe it's a royal pain in the ass, eats all the time and farts a lot.
Dream Aeryn: Then we'll know it's yours.

Rygel: Wormholes, Aeryn, Earth, Aeryn, Scorpius, Aeryn. I'm out of fingers. Want me to keep counting on hers? <holds up Sikozu's severed hand>

What Was Lost (1): Sacrifice

Old Woman: Ask Vella, if all the priests died here, why are there no bones? Why are there no bones?

Grayza: Remember me?
John: Oh yeah, I remember a couple of things.

Old Woman: Crichton! (Moves to hug him)
John: Oh! Ah - damn! You need a bath!
Old Woman: Never bathe, never bathe - It washes off the juice.

Vella (Too Jool): Intellectually - Luxans are a subspecies. He will make mistakes. You will be blamed for them.

What Was Lost (2): Resurrection

D'Argo: Well, to use one of your expressions, you're going to have to take one for the team.
Crichton: Technically, I've already taken two.

Braca: Hello Crichton.
John: Hiya Braca. Let me ask you a question. You're a man of the world, right? Does my ass look big in these pants? ]

Old Woman: Crichton - we're all gonna die, but he can live down there until the magnetic summer ends.
John: And-?
Old Woman: And... (Pulls a pulse pistol out and tosses it out of his reach over the cliff.)
John (Annoyed): Was that Winona?
Old Woman: Yes
John: I really don't wanna know where you hid her.

Rygel: Great. We're hunted by Peacekeepers, towing a dead module, lost in the Uncharted Territories with no purpose in life. How good does it get?

Jool: You may not have been Vella's intellectual equal...
D'Argo: Well I am now. She's a rock.

Jool (To D'Argo): You have more courage... integrity and honesty than a dozen Vellas. And I should have said that to her.

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing

Crichton: How come everything tastes like chicken?
Crichton: This is unbelievable. Can't cook, won't bathe, and now she's narcoleptic? She's a triple threat.

Crichton: Damn! This has got to be bad for the sperm count.

Crichton: Can I get a "Hell, yeah!"?

Promises

Crichton: Asylum? What is it with Peacekeepers. First they hunt us, then they want to move in. Are we a bed and breakfast. Do we have a sign outside that says "Free HBO?"

Natural Election

D'Argo: See plant, kill plant
Crichton: That's got to be on the Luxan coat of arms.

Crichton: Aeryn... I figure a relationship... the kind we're not having... is based on trust.
Aeryn: I'm so sorry.
Crichton: Yah. Me too. Cause you don't trust me. So, I don't know how to trust you.
Aeryn: I think I've earned your trust.
Crichton: I would put my life... in your hands... but not my heart.

John Quixote

Noranti You carry a weapon.
Crichton: Second amendment.

I Shrink Therefore I Am

Crichton: Pilot, I got a ton of groceries to unload.

Crichton: I'm going wabbit hunting.

Scorpius: You can't take them all at once.
Crichton: How dumb do you think I am? I'll take 'em down one by one the Die Hard way.

Crichton: This is John Crichton paging the head Cylon. Pick up the phone, Imperious Leader.

Crichton: Como estas, la cucaracha?

Crichton: So, we've gone from Die Hard to Honey, I Shrunk the Hostages.

Crichton: How are my little inaction figures?

Crichton: [Crichton puts on glove/hand of the alien he just killed] Oh, God it's still warm.

A Prefect Murder

Aeryn: I'm not sure... I have the strength to miss next time.
Crichton: I think... I'm just a bad shot.

Coup by Clam

[Crichton, dressed in women's clothing, stands on a table]
Crichton: Excuse me ladies, can I have your attention. Do any of you have one of these under your skirt?
[Crichton pulls two pulse pistols from hip holsters and begins shooting]
Crichton: Yeah, girl power!

Unrealized Reality

Rygel: Trust me, I wouldn't have risen to Dominar if I wasn't good at recognizing things before they happen.
Pilot: You were deposed in a coup led by your own cousin.

[scene begins as a close-up on Crichton's face]
Crichton: Oh no, this is that dream where I wake up in a cell, naked.
[camera moves back to show Crichton, on his back on the floor, in a t-shirt]
Crichton: (sighs) Thank heaven for simple mercies.

Crichton: What propulsion, the smoke you're blowing up my ass?

Kansas

Aeryn: D'Argo, you should study this. [sings along with the television] "L, m, n, o, p." Just a few of their words. Just in case.
D'Argo: Chiana has already told me a few words. 'Yes', 'no', 'bite me', that's all I need to know.

Crichton: Somebody got a sugar high. You been stealing candy, Mr. Burrels?
Rygel: Crichton, how illegal is this dren? You have to get me more. I don't care what it costs!

Terra Firma

Aeryn: A cat?
Crichton: Yeah, it's a pet.
Aeryn: Does he talk?

Aeryn: Well. Merry Frelling Christmas.
Crichton: Amen.

Twice Shy

Mental as Anything

D'Argo: He's locked in a prison composed from his own nightmares. Killing him would have been a mercy. I'm not that enlightened.

Bringing Home the Beacon

Crichton: Where's Aeryn, Aeryn?

A Constellation of Doubt

Sikozu: As stupid as you must think them, the Scarrans have managed to build one of the most extensive empires in the Galaxy in part - and I shall repeat this because it does not seem to sink in - by not advertising the location of their secret bases.

Sheriff: They were here. All of them. Ears. Tentacles. Cher.

Crichton: You're lying. You're not telling me you know where Katratzki is.
Sikozu: I have had enough of you.
Crichton: You have been nothing but lying from the moment you got on board this ship.
Sikozu: I do not know!
Crichton: And I won't let Aeryn die. Katratzki!
Sikozu: It is not my provenance if she lives or dies.
Crichton: Katratzki!
Sikozu: It is not my fault if she lives or dies.
Crichton: Katratzki!
Sikozu: It is not my will if she lives or dies. Crichton, listen to yourself! Everything lives and everything dies, whether you wish it to or not, and you have to deal with it.

Bobby: Whatcha doing?
Noranti: Making rat poison.
Bobby: Are you gonna kill a few?
Noranti: On the contrary, the rats asked me to make this so they could kill some humans.

Bobby: Are you in some kind of cult, like a witch or something?
Noranti: Not at the moment.

Bobby: Do religions hate each other where you come from?
Noranti: Oh, good heavens no. Religions are grand lofty ideals. Religious followers, now that's another story.
Bobby: Wars?
Noranti: Unspeakable.
Bobby: So we're not so different?
Noranti: That's nothing to be proud of.

Crichton: I don't care 'bout much. War. Death. Wormholes. I don't care about the things you care about. Peacekeepers rule the Scarrans. Scarrans rule the Peacekeepers. Put them together, put your ass in a cage. I care about one thing. One. God have mercy on my soul. I think I'm gonna need your help, mister Scarran half-breed, to get Aeryn back.

Prayer

Aeryn: There was one guard. I don't remember her face. She never told me her name. She told me a legend about how Sebaceans once had a god called... Djancaz-bru. Six worlds prayed to her. They built her temples, conquered planets and yet, one day she still rose up and destroyed all six worlds. And when the last warrior was dying, he... he said: 'We gave you everything. Why did you destroy us?' And, she looked down upon him, and she whispered... 'Because I can.'

Crichton: I've got a hum in my head, I'm gonna follow it.
Chiana: Oh, you've got something in there, but it's not a brain.

We're So Screwed (1): Fetal Attraction

Trayso: A Luxan assistant?
Noranti: Oh, yes. Luxans make fine pilots, exceptional bodyguards and superlative lovers

Sikozu: If the freighter escapes then we abandon all hope.
Crichton: We abandon all hope of leading long and prosperous lives and we follow the freighter. (About Sikozu) She's still learning.

Sikozu: What about Scorpius?
Chiana: What about him?
Sikozu: Well he might have been captured!
Chiana: Or killed.
D’Argo: We can only wish.

Crichton: Harvey? You're not dead.
Harvey: Of course not. I am the - undead.

We're So Screwed (2): Hot to Katratzi

Crichton: What do I want? What do I want? I have not been chasing my ass all over the galaxy trying to pull out chunks of my brain. I have not been sneaking fembots and Screeths into the place where I live. You want something. You. You want what's inside my head. You want what I know about wormholes. Because I can leap tall galaxies in a single bound. I can scorch planets with a wave of my hand. And you and you and you can't do jack.

Crichton: What am I offered for all the powers of the universe?

Crichton: Bill Gates can’t guarantee Windows, how can you guarantee my safety?

We're So Screwed (3): La Bomba

Emperor Staalek: Were you planning to leave?
Crichton: Temporarily. Grayza called with another offer. But you had a riot going on, we didn't want to bother you, we decided to take our own car.
Emperor Staalek: I'm glad you didn't. Base defenses have been placed on highest alert. Any non-Scarran vessels will automatically be targeted and destroyed.
Crichton: We're very lucky.
Emperor Staalek: We'll transport you to the carrier.
Crichton: That's very kind.
Emperor Staalek: My pleasure. John.

Noranti: Who's Stark?
Rygel: Another lunatic with the wrong number of eyes.

Noranti: Oh, I do admire your compartmentalisation of duplicity!

Sikozu: They're trying to override the overrides!
Crichton: Duelling overrides. Don't you hate that?

Crichton: What the hell's going on up there?
D'argo: We couldn't override their override of our override.

Crichton: Hey, did you get my bomb?
Chiana: What?!
Crichton: Wh... I can't believe it. I left a nuclear bomb in an elevator.
Chiana: That's all right. You've done worse.

Crichton: Do the math. It's over.
Scorpius: I do not lose!
Crichton: Be happy to give you lessons.

Grayza: How dare you? Who do you think you are?
Braca: Captain Meeklo Braca, Officer of the Fleet, Peacekeeper Interplanetary Service.
Grayza: Oh. Nobody.

Crichton: Hi... Honey. Huh. Guess what I did at work today? I wore a bomb. A nuclear bomb in a field of flowers. I could get lucky. Tomorrow I could have a bigger bomb. I could kill... more people. Maybe they'll be innocent people. Children... maybe.

Bad Timing

Crichton: What did you imagine for your life?
Aeryn: Service. Promotion. Retirement. Death. You?
Crichton: This is exactly what I imagined. And a couple of kids.

[Crichton agonizes over possible failure to destroy the wormhole to Earth.]
Chiana: Pop the frelling bubble! Make the wormhole collapse!
Crichton: Pip, I can't do it.
Chiana: Yes, you can!
Crichton: I'm not I'm not smart enough…
Chiana: Yes, you can!
Crichton: … I'm not fast enough, I am not alien enough, and you know what, there are people in the universe who don't like me!

Cast

See also

  • Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

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Farscape is a science fiction television show. The series was filmed in Australia. It was first shown from 1999 to 2004. The show was cancelled after four seasons and ended with a cliffhanger. The cliffhanger was resolved in a miniseries, The Peacekeeper Wars, in 2004.

Plot of Farscape

The show's main character is an astronaut named John Crichton. He travels through a wormhole by accident. He exits the wormhole at a distant part of the universe. The astronaut joins an alien crew on board a living ship. The members of the crew are escaped prisoners.

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