Farscape Episode Guide


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Premiere


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Original Airdate: March 19, 1999

Writer(s): Rockne S. O'Bannon

Director(s): Andrew Prowse

Guest Stars
Murray Bartlett as DK
Kent McCord as Jack Crichton
Lani Tupu as Bialar Crais
Christine Stephen-Daly as Teeg

Synopsis: 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 to Earth. This 2-hour TV pilot was later divided into episodes 1 and 3 of Farscape the series.

I, E.T.


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Original Airdate: May 8, 1999

Writer(s): Sally Lapiduss

Director(s): Pino Amenta

Guest Stars
Cayde Tasker as Fostro
Mary Mara as Lyneea
Boris Brkic as Ryymax

Synopsis: The removal of Moya's control collar activates a homing signal. Pilot manages to mask it by landing Moya in a swamp, unsure if a Leviathan can land on a planet or take off again. They homing signal must be removed, but they need to find something to dull the pain it will cause Moya when the device is removed.

Exodus from Genesis


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Original Airdate: March 26, 1999

Writer(s): Ro Hume

Director(s): Brian Henson

Guest Stars
Damian de Montemas as Melkor
Jodie Dry as Kyona

Synopsis: Moya is invaded by some creatures. They increase the heat on Moya, and they're creating replicas of the crew. Peacekeeper cannot stand heat, Aeryn starts to suffer Heat Delirium. The crew must figure who is real and who is a replica, and shut down the heat. They must also contend with a Peacekeeper squad that's searching for Crichton.

Throne for a Loss


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Original Airdate: April 9, 1999

Writer(s): Richard Manning

Director(s): Pino Amenta

Guest Stars
John Adam as Bekhesh
Jeremiah Tickell as Kyr
Zoe Dimakis as Hontovek

Synopsis: Rygel is captured and held for ransom by some bounty hunters. Rygel "borrowed" a crystal from Moya, without the crystal Moya cannot maintain her orbit and will crash into the planet if it isn't returned shortly.

Back and Back and Back to the Future


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Original Airdate: April 2, 1999

Writer(s): Babs Greyhosky

Director(s): Rowan Woods

Guest Stars
Lisa Hensley as Matala
John Clayton as Verell

Synopsis: The crew rescues a scientist and his assistant from a disintegrating ship. Crichton starts seeing the future, which holds death for the crew and Moya. He tries to influence the course of events but cannot change the outcome until they all learn what their guests are truly hiding.

Thank God It's Friday, Again


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Original Airdate: April 23, 1999

Writer(s): David Wilks

Director(s): Rowan Woods

Guest Stars
Angie Milliken as Volmae
Ken Blackburn as Hybin
Tina Thomsen as Tanga

Synopsis: D'Argo goes into a hyper rage and seeks out Crichton, thinking he left the ship for a nearby planet, he pursues his quarry. The crew then searches for D'Argo. When they find him, they find he has changed. He and the inhabitants work in the fields every day. But the crew soon discovers there's more to the harvested plant than they first thought. The crew has to figure a way to save themselves and the planet.

PK Tech Girl


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Original Airdate: April 16, 1999

Writer(s): Nan Hagan

Director(s): Tony Tilse

Guest Stars
Alyssa-Jane Cook as Gilina
Derek Amer as Teurac
Phillip Hinton as Voice of Teurac
Peter Astridge as Lomus (also voice)
Peter Knowles as Evran
Christopher Truswell as Voice of Evran
David Wheeler as Selto Durka

Synopsis: After finding the legendary Peacekeeper battleship, Zelbinion, dead in space and emptied of most of its useful technologies Crichton, Aeryn, and D'Argo find a Peacekeeper tech under Crais's command, Gilina, who survived a raid on the ship. Under threat of another scavenger attack, they work to get the shield generator on board the Zelbinion working. As they share the work, Gilina and Crichton grow much closer.

That Old Black Magic


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Original Airdate: June 11, 1999

Writer(s): Richard Manning

Director(s): Brendan Maher

Guest Stars
Chris Haywood as Maldis/Igg/Haloth
Grant Bowler as Liko
Lani Tupu as Bialar Crais
Christine Stephen-Daly as Teeg
Jake Blundell as Orn
Vic Rooney as Admiral Josbek
Wadih Dona as Tauvo Crais

Synopsis: Crichton's spirit is captured by Maldis. The sorcerer thrives on vengeance and hate, he brings Crais's spirit down. And the two spirits battle. Zhaan can fight Maldis, but if she fights Maldis, she must take a dark path.

DNA Mad Scientist


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Original Airdate: June 18, 1999

Writer(s): Tom Blomquist

Director(s): Andrew Prowse

Guest Stars
Adrian Getley as NamTar
Julian Garner as voice of NamTar
Sarah Burns as Kornata

Synopsis: A scientist claims to have maps to large parts of the galaxy. And offers the crew a map to get to their respective homes. In exchange for the map, he wants some genetic material, he wants Pilot's arm. How far is the crew willing to go to get back home?

They've Got a Secret


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Original Airdate: June 25, 1999

Writer(s): Sally Lapiduss

Director(s): Ian Watson

Guest Stars
Alison Fox as Lo'Laan
Grant Magee as Jothee

Synopsis: D'Argo falls down a shaft and accidentally breaks something. He becomes disoriented, and sees the crew as someone from his past, his wife, their son, and her killer. The crew must get D'Argo back to the present to fix the damage he caused. The crew discover something about Moya.

Till the Blood Runs Clear


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Original Airdate: July 9, 1999

Writer(s): Doug Heyes, Jr

Director(s): Tony Tilse

Guest Stars
Magda Szubanski as Furlow
Jeremy Sims as Rorf
Jo Kerrigan as Rorg

Synopsis: While flying Crichton's ship near a sun with high flare activity, John and Aeryn narrowly avoid getting sucked into an unstable wormhole. In an attempt to save his damaged ship, he sets down on the desert planet below to see a repairman. She informs him that the solar activity he needs to open another wormhole should be dying down before his ship can be repaired, but they reoccur regularly. If he cannot get his ship repaired and back up in orbit by the time the flares die down, Crichton will be unable to get home for another 5 years.

Rhapsody in Blue


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Original Airdate: July 23, 1999

Writer(s): David Kemper

Director(s): Andrew Prowse

Guest Stars
Darlene Vogel as Alexandra/Lorana
Kate Raison as Tahleen
Max Phipps as Tuzak
Michael Beckley as Hasko
Aaron Cash as Bitaal

Synopsis: The crew finds a colony of Delvians. Z'han goes down to be with her own people for a while, but one of them wants something from Z'han and will do almost anything to take it from her.

The Flax


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Original Airdate: July 16, 1999

Writer(s): Justin Monjo

Director(s): Peter Andrikidis

Guest Stars
Rhys Muldoon as Staanz
John Batchelor as Kcrackic
David Bowers as Goon

Synopsis: Aeryn takes Crichton out in a transport pod for flying lessons, they get stuck in the Flax, a space trap. To make some critical repairs, they must depressurize the pod, but there is only one functional space suit. D'Argo gets a lead on some star maps to get home. He will have to choose between retrieving the maps, or saving his comrades.

Jeremiah Crichton


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Original Airdate: July 30, 1999

Writer(s): Doug Heyes Jr.

Director(s): Ian Watson

Guest Stars
Natalie Mendoza as Lishala
Kevin Copeland as Rokon
John O'Brien as Kato-Re
Deni Gordon as Neera

Synopsis: Crichton is getting frustrated in his new environment. He takes his ship out for a quick jaunt, but Moya's pregnancy is causing some changes in the Leviathan, she starbursts suddenly without warning stranding Crichton. He finally settles on a planet, and adjusts to life amongst the natives. Moya's crew comes after him to explain the situation, but does he want to go back?

Durka Returns


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Original Airdate: August 13, 1999

Writer(s): Grant McAloon

Director(s): Tony Tilse

Guest Stars
David Wheeler as Selto Durka
Tiriel Mora as Salis
Gigi Edgley as Chiana

Synopsis: Moya collides with a Nebari transport. A Nebari official was transporting 2 criminals. Chiana, a Nebari youth. And Durka, a Legendary Peacekeeper who once tortured Rygel. The official claims to have Durka under control, but Rygel still wants revenge.

A Human Reaction


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Original Airdate: August 29, 1999

Writer(s): Justin Monjo

Director(s): Rowan Woods

Guest Stars
Gigi Edgley as Chiana
Phillip Gordon as Wilson
Kent McCord as Jack Crichton
Richard Sydenham as Cobb
Andy Cachia as Technician
Frankie Davidson as Vendor

Synopsis: A wormhole appears before Moya, the crew can see Earth on the other side. Crichton flies down the wormhole to the world he left behind. But when the rest of the crew comes looking for him, Crichton's loyalties are tested does he side with his new found friends, or Earth.

Through the Looking Glass


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Original Airdate: September 10, 1999

Writer(s): David Kemper

Director(s): Ian Watson

Guest Stars
Gigi Edgley as Chiana
June Salter as Voice of Interdimensional Being

Synopsis: Since the Moya can no longer Starburst, the crew doesn't feel they are safe on the Leviathan. Fearing the crew will leave, Moya attempts a Starburst. The crew is now separated on 3 different versions of Moya, and there is an unknown creature apparently attacking them.

A Bug's Life


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Original Airdate: September 17, 1999

Writer(s): Stephen Rae
Story by Doug Heyes, Jr

Director(s): Rowan Woods

Guest Stars
Gigi Edgley as Chiana
Paul Leyden as Larraq
Richard White as Thonn
Zoe Coyle as Hassan
Michael Tuahine as Rhed

Synopsis: The crew encounters a group of Peacekeeper who have just captured a dangerous creature. An entity that can take control of someone with just a touch. The Peacekeepers want to take it to a secret Peacekeeper base to safeguard it. When the creature is released, the race is on to figure out who is being controlled by the creature.

Nerve


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Original Airdate: January 7, 2000

Writer(s): Richard Manning

Director(s): Rowan Woods

Guest Stars
Gigi Edgley as Chiana
Stephen Leeder as Javio
Anthony Kierann as Heskon
Alyssa-Jane Cook as Gilina
Wayne Pygram as Scorpius
Imogen Annesley as Niem
Paul Goddard as Stark
Lani Tupu as Bialar Crais

Synopsis: Aeryn has been critically wounded. She needs some tissue samples to heal. The only source is the Secret base the Peacekeeper mentioned. Crichton and Chiana go to the base, to get the samples. They encounter an old friend, and a new enemy.

The Hidden Memory


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Original Airdate: January 14, 2000

Writer(s): Justin Monjo

Director(s): Ian Watson

Guest Stars
Lani Tupu as Bialar Crais
Alyssa-Jane Cook as Gilina
Gigi Edgley as Chiana
Wayne Pygram as Scorpius
Paul Goddard as Stark
Imogen Annesley as Niem
Anthony Kierann as Heskon
Christian Bischoff as Bixx

Synopsis: Aeryn is cured, but Crichton has been captured. Now the crew struggles to find a way to rescue him. Scorpius probes Crichton for wormhole knowledge, and discovers something left behind by the Ancients. Crais arrives he wants Crichton. Aeryn will arrive and confront her former Captain, the person who deemed her irreversibly contaminated.

Bone to Be Wild


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Original Airdate: January 21, 2000

Writer(s): David Kemper
& Rockne O'Bannon

Director(s): Andrew Prowse

Guest Stars
Lani Tupu as Bialar Crais
Wayne Pygram as Scorpius
Francesca Buller as M'Lee
Marton Csokas as Br'Nee
David Franklin as Braca

Synopsis: The crew find a planetoid that's a botanical paradise. Occupied by a scientist and a peaceful girl. But one is a killer. And there's more to this paradise than they realized. One of them wants Z'han for their own agenda.

Family Ties


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Original Airdate: January 28, 2000

Writer(s): Rockne S. O'Bannon
& David Kemper

Director(s): Tony Tilse

Guest Stars
Lani Tupu as Crais
Wayne Pygram as Scorpius
David Franklin as Braca

Synopsis:
As a diversion to let Moya with her baby starburst away, the crew destroys Scorpius' lunar base. But while everyone is distracted, Crais escapes with Talyn. Moya wants to go after her son, Crichton and D'Argo are in orbit without much air, Aeryn can't reach them in her Prowler, and Peacekeepers are on their way.


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